Monday, September 21, 2009

The Houses Jack Built

Last September I was given a brown paper bag. It contained two mystery fabrics that I was to use to make a quilt. Well when I opened the bag and saw the fabrics I drew a blank. I didn't like the fabrics. The colors were dull and boring to me. So the bag of fabric sat. I seriously thought of doing nothing with them. But for some unknown reason these fabrics would not let me alone.So on the 1st of September I pulled out the fabrics and my scrap bag and went to work. With only 22 days to meet the deadline I started sewing. I fussy cut all the Mother Goose characters out and made them each a little house. Then I grouped them together. I think I could have done better with this. But here it is. My Challenge quilt. I call it The Houses Jack Built. I finished binding it today. Just in time for tomorrow's deadline.

20 comments:

  1. Looks god. It's very difficult when you're not inspired by the fabrics. Which means you managed to do an extra special job.

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  2. And doesn't it look just wonderful - what a great original!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  3. Very clever and quite cute. I think you met the challenge really well.

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  4. I love the houses. I have made a couple of wall hangings with characters in the doorway like that and just love the effect.

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  5. I think you have done really well. The houses are cute. Not sure what I would have done???

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  6. I love it, Em! What a great idea to make them all houses! You did a great job!
    Have a Blessed Day,
    Diane

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  7. What a wonderful use of your fabrics! The quilt turned out just beautiful!

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  8. Really, better? I think this is so great, such fun. Strikes just the right note. Gosh Em, I love it. You brought your real deep creativity with you and it rocks!

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  9. You weren't stalling,,,you were letting it stew! and what a perfect pot of stew! your solution is nothing less than genious!

    I love the colors in the scrappy borders, too!

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  10. Now that's an innovative way to use the fabric you didn't like. And the name of the quilt so fits. I like all house quilts.

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  11. It's the old "lemons into lemonade"! And didn't you do a great job with it! Not sure I would have thought of that, good job, it is darling!

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  12. It's great, Em! You did a good job of turning that boring fabric into a wonderful quilt!

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  13. good for you em! it is hard working with fabric that you're not in love with. you did an amazing job making that fabric sing!

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  14. Wow...such a beautiful quilt and on a deadline!! It reminds me of amish quilts in a way. It's very pretty and you certainly stepped up to the challenge. Congrats!

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  15. Its a great quilt and how fun to use with a child as an I Spy quilt. The houses were a perfect idea. Makes me want to make one too.

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  16. Its a great quilt and how fun to use with a child as an I Spy quilt. The houses were a perfect idea. Makes me want to make one too.

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  17. It is simply wonderful. You know how I love houses! This is perfect.

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  18. Awesome job at working with fabrics you didn't like. I love what you came up with!

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