Dec 28, 2011

Ready to start building houses

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I am so excited to be joining in on Jeaneke’s “Building Houses From Scraps” challenge.  The goal is 365 little 3” houses throughout the year… one for each day of 2012.  This will be a test of my “stick-to-it-ive-ness” abilities for sure.

So I sat down and prepared myself to succeed.  I rummaged through my tiniest scraps, cut them into appropriate sizes and sorted them into their own little quarters.  Now when I want to sew up a house, I just need to grab the pieces and go right to work at the sewing machine.

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It seemed pretty simple so I gave the system a few test runs and so far it working pretty good for me.  Now I’m ready to start in January.

BTW..I’m paper piecing my houses and adding scrappy black borders on the blocks instead of sashings and cornerstones.  And I’m trying to have something or someone peeking out of every window.

It’s going to be a fun 2012! 

I’m hoping it will be a great New Year for all of us.

16 comments:

Marianna said...

Your houses look lovely! I am also staring tyo get ready now! Cut my first house parts today. I am working house by house and cut prep them up front and put them in little baggies so i can take all the pieces out and sew them by hand! I can't wait to get them done evewry day! Hope to finish one every day before coffee break! Have a great New Year's Eve and wonderful 2012!

Nanette Merrill said...

So incredibly cute. I love how you organized all your brick and mortar materials. So sweet.

Messy Karen said...

such a sweet temptation. i admire how you are already organized and ready to go. making one for sure tonight.

Jan said...

Wow, are you organized!! I'm just going to start sewing and see if I need to do something like you have done. I think they will be lots of fun!

Miki Willa said...

I love that you have someone or something peeking out of the window in each house. When it is done, it will be so much fun to look at each of the blocks and see who is looking out. Have you thought about printing photos of family members and friends on fabric to use in some of them?

Stephanie said...

Looking forward to your housing updates. These are so cute.

Gayle said...

I'm guessing that there are four sections to your paper pieced pattern? What adorable houses!

Nanna said...

wow now that's being organized & ready!3''? makes my fingers hurt just thinking about that LoL!
Helen

Béa said...

I admire how you are organized. Lovely project !

I wish you a very Happy New Year, xxx

Tricia said...

What fun for you! I love your idea of something in the windows. Great organization plan. You are inspiring.

Lori said...

It is going to be a fun project! I like seeing what's in your window:)
Happy New year!

Linda said...

What a fun idea!! I love your test runs...and the people peeking out...too much fun!! Happy New Year!!

Suzie said...

Your house look so cute! It's a tempting idea, it's been ages since the last time I made miniatures!...Foundation Paper Piecing is the right method for me, do you have any link for a pattern?
wishing you a wonderful, happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Where can I get a pattern to paper-piece a 3" house block?fhigggins@wk.net

Katie said...

Love your houses. Great fabrics peeking out the windows! I'm trying to do the same thing but clearly my stash needs to be larger. LOL I have quite a bit cut out but didn't get around to sewing house #1 today. Oh dear. Playing catch-up already! :-)

Judy D in WA said...

I just started building my houses. I am so happy to have found your post! You are so organized and inspiring. I want to go in right this minute and copy everything you have done to make this project a success!
Your houses all look fabulous!!!!

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