The Cottage Orné Quilt

The Cottage Orné Quilt
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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Patchwork Houses

I used to teach a workshop on patchwork houses and am discussing with Hazel at the Jen Jones Quilt Centre whether to try it again?  Not sure if it will go?

With that possibility in mind,  I have dug out some of the completed houses and also some that are half finished or still in my design workbook.

This is my version of Thomas Hardy's Cottage it was  fun  picking out lots of flowery bits for the garden - mostly Liberty lawn.
This is called "Liberty Cottage" because again is is mostly their fabric.

The above two pictures are of one terrace of houses - I couldn't fit them in to one picture.

To finish off here's a little pin cushion -


They are fairly easy to sew but it is the fabric selection that is the most exhausting bit.  I seem to have to get my entire collection our just looking for the perfect piece and then have to pack it away again! Sometimes a certain fabric will suggest an architectural feature and then I have to design a house to show it off!


3 comments:

Radka said...

I have got quite addicted to "building" house recently, since I started stitching Yoko Saito's Mystery quilt. I am constantly swamped by my fabric stash, looking for the right wall or roof or door:-))
By the way, I find quite silly trying to prove to a robot that I am not a robot:-) And it is hard to read. I know that quite a few people don't comment on blogs with a word verification anymore. You might get more comments without it :-)

Mary Jenkins said...

Thank you Radka for telling me that I had word verification to prove that anyone commenting is not a robot. Blogger must have changed my settings - that button is now switched off - I hope!

Radka said...

Yes, it worked!