Sunday, 25 November 2012

'Quirky House' wallhanging

When is a quilt not a quilt? When it's a wall hanging! Yep, the 'quirky quilt' is now a 'quirky house' wall hanging.The saga of the quilt for daughter changed when I started to quilt and realised that it was not suitable to drap over chilly legs when snuggled up on the sofa.  With the material that was used for the blocks and backing and the heavy quilting on top, it is quite stiff so not snuggly to put over your legs. (I did say she could still have it or I would make her another one, she opted for another one as she wants needs one for the winter drafts) Am I disappointed it didn't go quite to plan...heck no!

The squares look darker in the middle, but they are all the same cream. With a darker cream for the sashing. I used red bias binding to finish it off.

It measures approx 35" square and fits above the sofa with cat quilt underneath.

You can see the texture a bit more in this photo.

The next few photos show close ups of the houses.
Wouldn't it be great to have a tree shaped like this in the front garden and to live in a wonky, bright house!

All the blocks were hand appliqued and some hand and machine embroidery. The quilting was just a meandering stiching with the feeddog down on the machine. I have incorporated lots of little hearts all around, so if I ever get bored I can sit and count them!

                                              Neatly folded.

                                          Last photo.

It adds a touch of cheeriness to this corner of the room. Especially needed for winter!
Now I need to sort out some 'proper' patchwork fabric for my daughters quilt.

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  1. SO CUTE!!! I might have to make one. Is this a made up pattern?

  2. This is the cutest thing EVER!!! Just adorable---you did a magnificent job. :D

  3. wow! what a fabulous quilt! you are surely talented in this craft domain! i loved all the houses but i tried to decide which one I could move in :P ... and i think it would be that blue house with the little shed nearby and red tall sunflowers ;P... oh! its got the sky+ too! fab! im moving in!

  4. It looks absolutely gorgeous as a hanging and quite at home over the sofa x

  5. Are you sure that this wasn't planned? ;) This way you get to keep it. I really love all the houses, not sure which is my favourite although I love the idea of giant flowers :). Hope you have a great week :)

  6. This is just adorable... I love everything about it! Wow!

  7. I love your little quirky houses and this quilt is so bright and cheerful. That 'meandering' with the sewing machine is not as easy as it looks!

  8. Really lovely. The houses are so cheery, and I love the freehand quilting.

  9. Wow! so much work has gone into this and it really is gorgeous :)

    I love the individual character and quirkiness of each house, a beautiful design full of warmth and humour, love it! x

  10. I love this! You make me want to quilt! Each house is so cute, and I saw a little kitty. I love cats! Thanks for sharing this at Submarine Sunday!

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  11. You did an amazing job! I hope one day I could learn the skill of quilting. Real labour of love x

  12. This is so bright and cheerful and I love the quilting on it.

  13. I love this quilt and looks so good as a wall hanging, brilliant

  14. Just fabulous, I love it as a wall hanging, it's perfect. The wiggly stitching is so pretty and the houses and trees are just adorable.

  15. Please can I move into middle row, far left! Everything about this quilt is beautiful, and makes me smile.

  16. It makes a lovely wall hanging, I love the texture and the colours are just perfect.

    Jan x

  17. Good idea to use it as a wall hanging. I love the quirkiness and different shapes of the houses.

  18. A lot of work in that quilt hanging. I like the stitching of the quilting.Very beautiful.

  19. I want to live in each of those homes!!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!!

  20. Absolutely adorable indeed! Love it. Really cute.