Monday, January 16, 2012

Won't you be my neighbor?

I have a few new little homes
 to add to my growing neighborhood :)
I have to admit...they are addicting.
I love that I can stitch them
sitting next to the hubs in the living room
while he watches his "blow them up - everyone dies" movies.
My quilt will not have 365 little houses
and it will only be a lap quilt.
I have it all planned out in my head
and we'll see if it turns out the way I hope it will.
In the meantime I started cutting the pieces
for my Hideaway quilt.
I love this fabric.
Reminds me of Germany
and the co-ordinating gingham just makes me happy!
I'm going to start piecing it today.
I can't wait!!!

I also wanted to mention
in case you hadn't noticed the flashing button
on the right-hand side of my screen,
but I've joined the Craftsy Block of the Month.
It's a free online course and each month
she'll be showing us how to do two different
kinds of blocks.
At the end we'll put it all together
in to one large quilt.
How cool is that?
I'm going to learn paper piecing
curved piecing, Dresden's and much more!
All free! Being new to quilting
I'm super excited to learn new things!
I haven't shown pics of the first 2 blocks
because I'll be honest, I'm not a fan of them.
I'm planning on making my quilt smaller
than the 20 blocks she'll be teaching on.
That way, I'll watch the videos each month
but only make the blocks I really like.
If you want to learn how to quilt
hop on over there and register!


  1. Your little houses are so sweet! They look very cheerful in those colors.

  2. The one with the zig zag lines in red mimics smoke rising froma chimney. Great start here!

  3. I love the houses! They are 'sew' cute :-)!

  4. What a cute little neighborhood. I hope you learn all kinds of new blocks. Can't wait to see them.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  5. Estas casitas son preciosas y prometen un resultado fenomenal. ¡No olvides poner fotos del trabajo cuando esté terminado!

  6. Karen your houses are looking marvelous! I keep thinking maybe I should create a neighborhood of my own but still not sure. Can't wait to see how your hideaway quilt looks! Have a Nice Day! :)

  7. Loving your little houses! You do wonderful work.

  8. everytime I look at those little houses' they call me lol & I say no no no there's much to do already but still they call me soo who knows what will happen , a lap quilt wouldn't be so bad LOL! your little house's are cute as can be!

  9. Was this your project for the After Christmas Sew Along? I can't find where to put my pics...

  10. These look so cute! I'd like to live in this neighborhood.