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The quilt in the header is made from a Cheri Payne pattern called "Twelve Days of Christmas"..

Saturday, April 24, 2010

HOUSE QUILT TOP #2

Welcome! I have another quilt top to show you. I finished this house quilt top yesterday. If you have been following my blog, you may remember that I showed a few of the house blocks earlier in the month. I got busy and completed the house blocks a few days ago. Then I sewed the rest together yesterday. This is much more my style than the house quilt top I showed in yesterday's post.
This is pinned to my design wall and is not hanging smoothly but you get the idea of what it looks like. There are twenty-two houses. I repeated one of the red star fabrics once, so I used 21 different fabrics making the houses. The center fabric is one of the reproduction coverlet fabrics. I had cut the center piece earlier in the month and was supposed to cut 6 1/2" squares for the four corner of the same fabric. I decided to wait until the house borders were ready to sew on to cut the corner pieces. Well, the fabric has disappeared. I looked and looked and finally gave up. I used one of the house fabrics for the corner. I had originally purchased a different piece from the Coverlet line for the center. It is nowhere to be found either. So, the two pieces are together hiding from me.

The pattern I used is from the same book as the house quilt I posted a picture of yesterday. It is "Fig Tree Quilts - Houses". The pattern name is "Village Square". There are more good house patterns in the book and certainly do not need to be made in Fig Tree fabrics.

This is a sewing weekend for me with Beth and Colleen. We are thousands of miles apart but will be in contact via computer. I was up early this morning and doing raw edge applique. Now I am preparing a wall hanging for machine quilting. I'm off to the sewing room.

Karen

36 comments:

  1. Very, very pretty! Have a fun sewing week end with Beth & Colleen.

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  2. Indeed this one is a stunning quilt and I whole heartedly agree...more to your liking and taste! Bravo!
    Enjoy your sewing day with Beth and Colleen....sounds lovely!!

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  3. I love your top and I like you have used different red for the houses border. I have that book too and it's really inspiring!
    nichi

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  4. Have a funday sewing with your friends! I need to finish a couple of projects today, but here I sit at the computer instead of the sewing machine. You realize of course, that your missing fabric will turn up as soon as you sew this quilt together??

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  5. Very nice! What a great use of the coverlet print!!! This is defintely more your style. (mine too!)

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  6. I really like red/white 2 color quilts, but I still love yesterday's! :-) I like the border of houses in this one. Have a great sewing day!

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  7. Very nice! Definitely need to have a good strong print for the middle there. What was used in the book? I have to find that book! lol!

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  8. Wow! 2 house quilts done! You are a woman with a mission!!! Both are wonderful! Your red one here is gorgeous Karen! Good for you!! I wish I had your drive! 8-)

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  9. You can sure whip up quilts fast :)

    I really love the colors in this quilt and it is very nice

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  10. Your quilt is just gorgeous! Love your houses, what a lovely group of reds.

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  11. this house quilt is beautiful too...love the center fabric

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  12. I LOVE this! The fabric in the center is beautiful.

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  13. The top looks great...I hate it when fabric "hides" from you!

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  14. LOVE it - that fabric in the middle is awesome. Too bad your fabric was hiding from you, but I like what you picked! This is so pretty!

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  15. Both house tops look great...I love the second one especially (I really like red and white quilts!).

    I've been so busy on a deadline that I have neglected checking out your blog...I'm trying to catch up. The baskets look so nice...that is going to be a really sweet top as well when finished.

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  16. I love love love the quilt, especially with the coverlet print in the middle. I still like yesterday's quilt too though.

    Oh the saga of looking for a lost fabric - I have spent many many hours looking for something without finding it, only to have it pop up a long time later in a place I should have looked first!

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  17. Oh that is beautiful, what a good use of the center fabric. I'm just loving the red and white schoolhouses too.

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  18. That looks great Karen, you sure can whip out a quilt top lickety split! I raw edge appliqued the Lady Liberty block for Sweet Land of Liberty and now I hit the wall. I think I'm going to close up the shop for the night, but I'll be back tomorrow!

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  19. Love your red and white houses. And enjoy your sewing weekend. Always so fun and filled with vitamin Q

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  20. What a great quilt. I really love the houses.

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  21. I really love your centre fabric!!
    The quilt is beautiful!

    I hope you are having a great time sewing with Beth and Colleen,

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  22. Yep this lovely house quilt is definitly you....I love it for being red too LOL.

    Crispy

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  23. You have been getting so much done lately. Your back must be feeling much better. Isn't it wonderful to be able to return to your usual routine after a diversion like that?

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  24. This is definitely more your style! :0)

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  25. Very nice, I love house blocks and a house quilt in red/cream is on my bucket list.

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  26. Karen,

    This is soooo pretty! That red just does something to me. This looks like such a friendly "village" to live in! :)

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  27. Now this is "our" style, Karen.

    Awesome job!

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  28. A lovely quilt and I like how you did it in red.

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  29. I love house quilts and this design is very nice. I hope you get the "kinks" worked out of it. Happy sewing!

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  30. I like the fabric in the middle! It goes with the houses team! I don't know what the original idea was but this works too!

    Happy sewing!

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  31. Beautiful quilt. I love the center fabric. So very sorry it has gone missing.

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  32. I love this top!!!! I was wondering what you did with the centre and that is a great idea for a print that you just don't want to cut up into smaller pieces.

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  33. You can never go wrong with a red and white quilt. It looks great.

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  34. Oh ma ma I can't believe you had time to do all that! You were busy girl and all done so perfectly. I would not be able to pick a favourite as they all look great to me. Congratualtions.

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