Friday, December 17, 2010

Building Houses

I've been building houses. That's usually cold work during the winter months here in Missouri. But my buildings have gone up with no shivering whatsoever.
 I've been snug as a bug in a rug here in the sewing room under the eaves as I constructed my little houses made of fabric.  
Beth from Love, Laugh, Quilt is having a drawing of house blocks after the first of the year.  This quilty house is my entry.  You still have time to enter a house in the friendly village and maybe be a winner of a whole set of houses in return. Run on over and take a look!
 Santa is coming to this house on the beach in New Zealand. It's destined for Cat who's inspiration words for the Calendar of Houses Bee's December block had me yearning for summer already! Christmas, Christmas tree, pink and aqua decorations, sun, beach, family, holidays, school's out, and husband's birthday were the ideas that I tried to capture.
The beach bum Santa panel was purchased in a quilt shop along the beach in Oregon. I bought it for the flamingo, but it was so perfect for Cat's December block that I decided to give her one of my coveted pink birds! It was fun to use some selvage dots to represent Christmas lights on the eaves of the beach house and the tree. Building these houses for the Calendar Bee is such creative fun!
And, if you haven't dropped by Homemade Ginger and left a comment as an entry for her 100th Post Give-Away of this mug rug and 3 handmade fabric cards, there's still time!
Happy Quilting!


  1. I really like the house with the lady stitching in the window and scissor fabric for the other windows. Creative use of fabric.

  2. These are so cute. I love the pink flamingo with the antlers! And the selvage as the christmas lights! Brillant.

  3. I like that first block the best! Looks like me sewing away in my attic!

  4. oh wow!! I love all your creations today!

  5. The houses are adorable! Love the sewer in the upstairs! =)

  6. Your house is so adorable, Carla! Love the "reality" of it with the attic sewer, party-ing in the downstairs, the clever use of selvages for tree lights, and of course Santa and his flamingo-deer. So cute! I'm sure your House Bee recipient will love it!

  7. Those blocks are super cute! Of course the selvages are amazing!