Friday, June 19, 2009

A Little House in the Country

It's not the country you were thinking of...

OK, so I made a house with a jungle in it. I was playing with fabrics last night and I came across this striped one and thought... hmm... what can I do with this?

Vertically it reminded me of a straw hut, ergo, a house IN the jungle. And I have the perfect Laurel Burch fabric to use as the background. (Let's just hope I have enough of it!)

So here's a question for my wonderful audience. Do you like to see the fabrics set out first, and then see the finished house; or do you like it better if you see the house all sewn up, without seeing my inspiration first? Leave your answers in the comments.

thank you very much

17 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

Ooooo...I really like this one! But didn't you already made another jungle house with that great sky fabric?
If the fabrics you show laid out are the fabrics you actually use, it doesn't much matter to me whether I see that. If you're auditioning a few different fabrics, then I like to see them all!

Jackie said...

I really like to see the process. That way you can always change it up or I guess we can see the changes that you make. I do love what you have laid out now. Laurel Burch fabrics are a favorite of mine.

Mary said...

I like to see the "before" and "after" and I LOVE this one! Hmmm...wonky houses around the world, or a wonky house from each continent (oriental fabrics, wonky igloo, Benartex Paris Cats fabric) the possibilities...

belinda said...

I like seeing the process too. This will be a great house!

Sherry said...

This is perfect. I love this one.

Millie said...

Oh Mary! I hadn't thought of that.. house from each continent.. ooooOOOoooo! My sister has a lot of Asian themed fabrics....

thank you so much!

Susan R said...

I love seeing it laid out first. Only because I'm interested in seeing how you put these together (how about a tutorial?). Your houses are amazing and I look forward to looking up your web site every morning...well, after I check in on Millie. ~LOL~

Susan

Joyce said...

Beautiful! I also like to see the process.

Exuberant Color said...

I like seeing them laid out first. After all fabric choices is one of the most fun parts of the quilt. How big is this quilt going to be? You are having way too much fun with this.

Millie said...

Wanda, the quilt will be however big it wants to be. It will be big enough for a bed, though.

sewmeow said...

LOVE to see your houses.

I also wanted you to know that I have nominated you for the Kreative Blogger Award. You can go see the details on my blog:
http://sewfunquilts-sewmeow.blogspot.com/

congratulations!

Callie said...

I enjoy seeing your creative process in action. So, I vote for seeing the fabrics laid out first. I love your houses! How about some houses you have lived in or a house/building for each of the 50 states? Igloo for Alaska, White House for DC, etc...?

solomi558 said...

I like making african theme houses , simply because I love orange and earthy tones also they look good with an animal lurking ,and you only need a door ,no windows--cottonreel

Quiltdivajulie said...

1. I like seeing the drawing and fabrics AND the finished house.

2. I like reading the thought process.

3. Very much enjoying the evolution of this project.

How many houses do you have now ? Do you have a layout in mind? It's fun watching over your shoulder...

Kyra said...

I like to see the whole process!

And I agree...how about a tutorial!?! Please!

Mimi said...

I love seeing your process, the before and after.

I like Kyra's idea. How about a tutorial, hon?

Hugs

PS I love seeing all your houses...this one is really extra fun.

Vivian said...

I agree with the majority of comments. Following someone's process is ALWAYS a learning experience for the rest of us, whether we agree or disagree with your final decisions. I hope you continue.
Can't wait to see this finished quilt. Every single block is special & has been fun to follow.