quilting dreamy houses
Remember this!? I’d completely forgotten … I was trawling through boxes in the sewing shed looking for the quilt top of spring hats I made a few years back – I thought it especially apt for this time of year, what with all the spring flowers around and the racing carnival upon us (not that we’re into horse racing at all, but you know, the hats are quite lovely!). Instead, I stumbled upon this one. Ahhhh! The little houses!
Oh yes, I do so love these houses – this my ideal village, the place I live in, in my dreams. Perhaps the hills are greener than blue, but oh what I wouldn’t do to wake up in one of these houses! All that space! All those windows! And I bet they have attics! sigh …
It really appeals to Julian. He likes the simplicity of it – the limited palette. It is quite unlike most things I make – I suppose you could say I’m rather chaotic with my colour :-) And it’s nice and big too. Fits nicely on our bed. Lovely!
So with my favourite companion squashed onto the very end of the kitchen table, I pinned out the quilt and set to quilting. Round and round the squares. Then chevrons along the sashing. For the borders I’m thinking stippling for the blue numbers and navy flowers, and more chevrons for the red stripe.
My dearie deserted me after a while – she said I was making the table vibrate. But I ploughed on. It was deliciously cosy, quilting in the lamplit kitchen, freshly washed up dishes, chicken roasting in the oven, doggles at my feet.
Hopefully tomorrow, I will finish this quilt of dreams. I even found the perfect piece of red, white and black stripe for the binding. Then we’ll be able to add it to the small but growing list of *finished* And then, it’s back to the sewing shed to hunt down that spring hat quilt – it MUST be there somewhere and I’m on a roll.