Apr 25, 2012

Welcome to my house

While working on all these little houses, I decided to have my own house be the large center block.  It was soooo fun to try to replicate my house! 

Now I just love “living” among all these nifty neighbors.  After all, who wouldn’t want to live next door to a funny giraffe or a pincushion or a pretty rainbow.

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But mine is not just a house…it’s a home…through and through.  Lots of memories here.  This is where my children grew up.  See that rose bush by the front door?  Mr. Sunshine and I spent a lot of time finding just the right one and planted it when it was tiny.  Now it is taller than me.  This spring we chopped 15 feet off the top of that cherry tree by the side of the house.  It was huge!  And from this view you can’t see the maple tree behind it, but I can feel it there…it’s the one my kids spent summers climbing.

Now the hunt is on for just the right “couple” to fussy cut for the front window.  The ones to represent Mr. Sunshine and myself.  It will be an interesting challenge to see what I can come up with.  What better excuse to pour through all the fabric shops I can find.

This quilt is becoming a labor of love.

15 comments:

Raewyn said...

Oh you sure are having fun with your houses!! Love your centrepiece too - what a great house to include in your quilt.

Needled Mom said...

What a great idea that is!!! I can't wait to see the Mr. and Mrs.

Tarnyia said...

It is going to look absolutely gorgeous when finished xxx

Linda said...

I have been watching your neighborhood develop and it's wonderful!! Great job!!

Béa said...

What a wonderful idea !

Sew Create It - Jane said...

It is looking fantastic...what a great idea to have your own home in the middle.

Renate said...

How beautiful!

Kaye said...

Lots of quilts are made by following a pattern and although they are pleasing to the eye they sometimes are missing a key ingredient.....heart. This quilt just shouts out love of home and the family memories created there....LOVE IT! It should be the blue ribbon winner in some quilt show.

Kaye said...

Lots of quilts are made following patterns and although pleasing to the eye, they are often missing something....heart. This quilt just shouts out the love you have for home and the family memories made there....LOVE IT!! It should be the blue ribbon prize winner at a quilt show.

Karen M said...

Your house quilt is really coming together. I love that you recreated your own house. You are an inspiration.

Carrie P. said...

what a great idea and you did such a great job. Wow!

Karen said...

Awesome job stitching up your house. Have fun shopping. Its such a hardship isn't it looking for that perfect bit of fabric? (ha ha)
Your neighbourhood looks wonderful.

Tricia said...

LOL! I love it! It really does look like your house.

Nanette Merrill said...

I've really loved watching this project evolve. It is really sweet. And I like how you put your house in the middle. I can't wait to see it fussy cut and quilted.

Pokey said...

Oh, your idea of making a copy of your own home is really special! Have fun finding your little Mom and Dad for the windows ~
:-}pokey

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