Thursday, February 2, 2012

2012 Houses, and 12 Days ~

 


Here are the little projects of 2012. "Building Houses from Scraps" is the first project.

These are the little darlin's from Jeanneke are being seen everywhere.


 The first house has mysteriously disappeared...!

                           ~ Look at the curtains in the window ~

 There is a castle, Goldilocks sleeping, a bee and the 
gingerbread boy's parents peeking out of these windows



 The heart is one of my favorites

I thought to make only a small hanging, but they can be made from the littlest scrap of fluff, that I'm enjoying the challenge immensely. A 3 1/3 inch house!!?! Paper piecing was the only way to go, and who knows when I'll feel the need to stop?*vbg*

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There was the other side of house making that made me want to do a blanket sized quilt, so then came Terry's Houses Sew Along. These seemed like a "must" after the tiny houses, so I joined in there, too. 




I've modified the pattern to one chimney, and I'm hoping to keep them all scrappy. Red was for January, orange for February, yellow for March...I believe we'll end up in a rainbow subdivision!

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The Temecula Quilt Company shared "Twelve Days of Christmas"  mini sampler and I made 2. 

Both are put together, but not quilted yet. One was decidedly blue,


 but the other one is in blacks and reds. 
This is the border that has not been added yet.

The report cards are done for my kiddos and ready to be turned in, whew! 
Glad to have that finished...what ever will I do with a free weekend...lol!

Happy Quilting!
Pokey

"Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: sing forth 
the honor of His name: make His praise glorious." Psalm 66:1,2







30 comments:

  1. Love the houses. another quilt to try one day.

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  2. Hi there Pokey, Your little houses look awesome. Looks I will probably only get a wall-hanging as I have not yet started.

    TFS and I look forward to seeing your other little houses.

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  3. Oops! I also like the blue version of 12 days of Christmas. Very pretty.

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  4. Your houses...both big and small...look wonderful! :0)

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  5. Those houses are so cheerful. using scraps up in such a creative way is good for the soul. I also like your quilt .

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  6. And you thought only a table runner, hmm? They are so addicting! I took a little break from them, but then had to drag everything back out because I missed doing them! What fun, and yours are adorable!

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  7. Wow 3 1/2 inch houses! Love all the little fussy cut windows too. The bigger houses must have seemed like a breeze. Have a great weekend.

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  8. I love those houses Pokey. I saw this challenge and resisted the urge to join because I have too much going on already at the moment. Having seen your houses Im kind of regretting my decision!

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  9. Get on a plane and come to MI!!!!!

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  10. Those little houses are just adorable! I can see why they could become addictive. :-)

    Lovely minis too!

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  11. Oh my those house look so fun and addictive!
    did you make your own paper piece pattern?

    You know I never consider putting my "twelve days of Christmas"
    block together any other way than by number 1 thru 12!
    Duh, yours both look great and much more freestyle! That was a fun little project!

    Happy house building!

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  12. Your houses are so cute! I like the blue 12 days of Christmas. Enjoy your weekend of no obligations!

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  13. I love that your little neighborhood has a story for each house :) What fun you're having! And your 12 days quilts are equally beautiful. Enjoy!

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  14. This has turned in to a village. love seeing something different in each window!

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  15. What darling houses - all sizes! Such a colorful fun post, Pokey. And I bet you will find all kinds of things to do on a free weekend and wish you lots of fun doing them! Carol

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  16. Die Häuser sind wirklich toll!
    Einen sonnigen Sonntag und servus,
    sloeber

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  17. Cute little houses! But I don't have the patience for such tiny little things and I can't paper piece, so I'll just sit back and admire yours. lol

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  18. Hi Pokey,
    thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I like your houses too, they are so bright and it is interesting to see who, or what is behind your windows.
    Have a nice sunday
    KATRIN W.

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  19. Your little houses are so fun!! They look great! Very addicting aren't they.

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  20. How cute - you can't help but check each one out. LOVE the 15 cent roof! 8-))

    I made a row of these themes of houses, and also put "cutsies" in all the windows. Took a LONG time but how rewarding it was! EVERYONE loves to check out the windows! 8-))

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  21. WOW! That is awesome Pokey, I love all the little houses! 12 days of Christmas is beautiful too!

    Thank you for being there for me and praying for our family. Your friendship is precious to me, just like YOU are!!

    Have a wonderful week, dear friend~

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  22. whew girl you have been BUSY!!!!!!!! the houses are adorable, love all of them!!!!!!

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  23. I have missed you for the last week....hope all is going well. The houses are so bright and cheery--makes me think of Spring, today is very cold and snowy...Nice to see SPRING!!!

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  25. Your tiny houses are wonderful! Scrappy delights!

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  26. Oh I LOVE the tiny house pattern!!! You've done a great job on them! I want to try them soon! ♥♥♥

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Hello! Thank you for taking time to peek in! If you say hi, I do my best to send back the love :-}pokey