Friday, April 20, 2012
Mi Casa, Su Casa!
I made the house using ruler fabric in brick red in this traditional New England style house for that reason (rulers = teacher; brick red = brick house; traditional = Boston). I don't know why I did it, but when I added a cat, instead of adding just one, I added four.
When Deborah received the quilt she was thrilled. Rusty claimed the quilt right away, which was nice to hear, but she went on... "From the first day we had him, we have called him Houdini Kitty. He can be with you and then poof he is upstairs looking down at you. To see all the extra Rustys in the windows and the yard is our Houdini Kitty!"
There are so many ways to make a house personal and special. I hope you've been watching Julie and her barns. She's done a spectacular job. She made 12 barns, each wonky and free pieced, but that wasn't all. She made the 12 barns to represent a month of the calendar AND she placed them in her part of the US. I had asked, "What does the sky and ground look like where you live? How would you use fabric to communicate the information about what time of the year it is?"
Notice also that Julie has added some "signage" to each barn. It's another special touch that makes her barns truly unique.
Your own houses / barns don't have to be complicated to be very special and very interesting. It's the little things. You can do this too!