This is the quilt that I’m entering in the Quilting Gallery this Friday! The theme for this one is “Wall Hangings”… Well, if you know me, you know that I’ve got a million of them! LOL! I have several challenge quilts that I have done over the years, and this is one of my favorites!!!
This one was for the Roy Quilt Guild challenge 4 years ago. We picked 3 random paint chips from a paper bag and we had to incorporate those colors into the front of the quilt.
I had been looking for any excuse to make this photograph that I took at the Sister’s Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon, into a quilt! I had attended the show with a couple of fellow quilters, Sue and Sue! (We were 2 Sues and a Ruth, before one of the Sues moved away :-(…)
I incorporated some 3-D images in this, which I’ll show you shortly!
The center quilt is 3-D, and the flower basket on the 1st floor is 3-D using a technique called “rouching”. I used beads to represent the flowers! I love using bling!
Of course in my world, every building would have a little antique sewing machine in the window!
The techniques I used to make this quilt were paper piecing, and picture piecing. If you’ve never heard of picture piecing it is a technique taught by Cynthia England, one of my favorite quilters ever!!! Mine is very simple compared to hers!!!
I overdyed the blue house fabrics with a grey dye for the shadowed areas of the house. I included the blocks along the side for a little more traditional addition to the quilt! There’s nothing like a little churn dash! The quilt measures approximately 16 x 20.5 inches. I machine quilted it using a clear YLI nylon thread. I used a 80/20 cotton batt. I love this one!
This is the label on the back of the quilt! I showed the 3 paint chips that I had to use the colors from! I added the blue in the house to act as a compliment to the orange-toned fabrics.
Tags: applique, embroidery, fabric, handmade, houses, mini quilts, paper pieced, paper piecing, picture piecing, Quilting, quilts, rouching, Roy Quilt Guild, Sister's Oregon, Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show