Friday, June 12, 2009

Jungle House

I love the Jungle House, even though I had several problems making this block. First and foremost, my sewing machine is giving me trouble, and I think it's the motor. It's 32 years old, so I can't really complain. My mother is giving me her machine, so I won't be without.

I had a limited amount of the "house" fabric and just a fat quarter of the "sky" fabric. I used every square inch of each. The sky fabric looked like a sunset, and the "palm trees" suggested the "beachy" ground. I also wanted the "door" to disappear, and since it's a jungle house, I wanted you to see the foliage inside. (you can click the photo to enlarge.)

Yes, Joyce, there are several Laurel Burch cats and other jungle animals in the house.

The house itself is about 18" wide and about 11" high. The entire block is 16-1/2" tall by 33-1/2" wide.

I really meant to add a bird on the roof, but I forgot.


Sharon, here are the dimensions of the previous houses:

Saturday's house is 16" tall by 11-1/2" wide

Sunday's house is 13" tall by 11-1/2" wide.

Monday's house
is 14-1/2"tall by 9-1/2" wide.

Tuesday's house is12" tall x 13" wide.

Wednesday's house
is 11-1/2" tall by 13" wide.

14 comments:

Brenda said...

very fun. I love the palm trees, and the sky, and the animals peaking out of the windows.

Brenda said...

oh--that should be peeking!

Bebesboutique said...

Just LOVE this house. It is my favorite so far! great palm trees.

Judith said...

What a glorious sun set. really like this with the animals.

Clare said...

Great fun. Love the sky fabric.

Joyce said...

I love the jungle house. Do I see a couple of Laurel Burch cats peeping out of the windows?

Jackie said...

Great house! I just love the sky fabric, a perfect fit.

Vivian said...

Just too cool for words. Of course the sky is perfect and the animals are unique, but a grass/greenery house in the jungle-- what else would be more perfect.

Feedsack Fantasy said...

What a unique creation ... full of color, life & beauty. TTFN ~Marydon

GloJoeSews said...

Wow, it was really great to see your idea come to fruition from cut out brainstorming to finished product! It's great to see how others get their vision out into reality.

Sara said...

The sky fabric is awesome. I love it. Love the little animals sneaking a peak out the windows.

jovaliquilts said...

Amazing house and what awesome sky fabric!

Magpie Sue said...

Whoa! I love those palm trees!

Sharon said...

Thanks for the housing measurements! They're bigger than they look on my monitor. ;)

I love this house - all the animals looking out the windows, the leaf print of the house AND the cool palm trees. Great job!