Friday, February 22, 2008

Houses

When I want a little relaxation, I can tootle over to the sewing machine and chain piece my I Spy hexagon stars, but slicing and stitching without measuring is another story. I need to psych myself up for it. I feel just a wee bit of trepidation when it comes to making something without a pattern. I want rules! And yet I don't, and I find myself attracted to things that are more free form. Once I get into it, I enjoy it, but I have to get over that getting-started hump. I decided that making a house for Bonnie would be a good way to warm up my creativity so I can get back to my own free-piecing project.

For those of you who don't know, Tonya at Lazy Gal Quilting is hosting a housewarming party for Bonnie. I've used some of Bonnie's patterns and sending her a house block is a way to say thank you. I rooted through my novelty prints to find something to fill the doorway. I had wanted a cat and couldn't find one quite the right size, but Micky seemed up for the job. Very fun! I have a whole pile of stuff I need to mail, so I'll pack this block and everything else up this weekend and head to the post office on Monday. I would do it tomorrow, but I have to spend the day in Kankakee for work. (I'm taking Monday off to make up for it!!)

And more on houses -- I just found out they're going to be doing Happy Houses at the national Project Linus conference in June! Yay!

9 comments:

dot said...

Very nice. Bonnie will have fun visiting with Micky.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

That is a gorgeous block. I love those strong crisp colors and the lines of it. great job. That will be a beautiful block in whatever quilt Bonnie puts it in. now keep up your momentum and keep free-piecing.

Quilting Pirate said...

Thanks for the heads up Cheri...I've been a wee bit behind on everyone's blog.

I like the Happy Houses! I need to suggest it to our PL group that meets on Tuesdays at the shop!

Lea said...

I just found your blog from Lucy's. and your comment makes me good laugh! *S* I totally agree with your comment. :-)

Your house block is so adorable. I love the Micky in it! What a cheerly block that you made.*S*

ROZ said...

What a happy house block. I love it.

Pattie said...

Very cute! Who could not smile when Mickey's in the house!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Mickey is awesome (and so is your house block)!

I really like the Happy House block... no chimneys! What fun...

And good luck with your free piecing project!

Helen in the UK said...

The house block is so cool!! I'm sure Bonnie will love it :)
I'm really drawn to the wonky style of letters/houses etc, but haven't actually plucked up the courage to try making one yet!! So you are doing way better than me. One day I'll bite the bullet :)

Libby said...

Mickey does the job nicely! I love it...