Saturday, May 5, 2012

Houses and Trees, Oh My!

The class at Quilted Threads was a big success.
 There were 13 students, and they did awesome!
They made great houses, and then made wonky trees, and several even made overlapping trees.
All the ladies had name tags, but most were covered by their houses when I took their photos. Sorry I can't tell you all their names.
 Some gals made really wonky houses.
Some made more traditional houses.
 Some made really, really wonky houses!
They had great fun, can you tell?
Heidi's house has bats coming out of the chimney!  Isn't this house great?
Kathy made two houses. This is her second.
Can you see the bluebirds on the top of this chimney?
This house has a dog playing ball as well as a windowbox full of flowers AND a pair of overlapping trees.
Lynn set her house in Hawaii.

All the students made terrific houses. Most found NOT measuring hard at first.  I had lots of "Can I do ...." questions, and my answer was, "It's YOUR house, you can do anything you want.  There aren't any rules." 

 By the end of the day, Juanica said, "I can't believe it. I'm not measuring, I'm not using a template, and I'm not worrying about a perfect 1/4" seam.  This is fun."

Great job ladies!


joe tulips said...

These are so fun to see. I had to look at each picture (or house) a few times, there was so much variety!

Michele Bilyeu said...

This makes my heart not just smile but laugh out loud. I can feel just how much fun and how it set some of them, at least free. Absolutely awesome and I love all of the styles and houses and dogs, and birds and people :) Really cute! Congratulations, Lynne!!!!

Judy in Michigan said...

Good job Lynne - students can express themselves with a little prod from a great teacher!! They will never forget today.

Carol said...

Was so anxious to see the results of this class. I would love to have been a participant if not halfway across the country. Wonky houses are so fun and love the trees as well. Kudos to teacher and students!

Quiltdivajulie said...

What a marvelous, enthusiastic, and resoundingly successful group of students! Their houses are simply amazing - so full of personalized details!

Great job, teacher!

Well done, students!

Congratulations to QT for offering such a liberating opportunity!

Anonymous said...

Lynne, we all had a blast. Thanks for a great class again!!
Lynn Savage

Quiltycat said...

Congrats!!What a wonderful houses!

Helen said...

Awesome Lynne!!! Absolutely awesome!!! I am grinning from ear to ear at your post. Great to hear the class was a success. Must have had a great teacher! x

Anonymous said...

LOVE the photos! I can see how much fun everyone is having. ALL of the houses are unique and fun! I know they MUST be happy with their results! Go Teacher!go! What FUN!

Fabric Mom said...

I just love Wonky House blocks. Everyone did a great job and were all very creative.

iris said...

I love all the houses, great job all

Clare said...

I can feel their enthusiasm. What a wonderful wonderful time you all had.

Tonya Ricucci said...


Poppy Q said...

They look great Lynne. Hopefully you can run more courses, become a professional quilter!!

Julie Q