I do love houses. I can make a life in a house. A doll's house, a cat house, a bird house, old victorian houses, brick houses, a fairy house, all houses appeal. Have you made a house something?, I've painted them and made furniture for them and this little quilt was inspired by some wool, and plaids I have been collecting. What would you do with scraps of recycled wool, a chopped up sweater and the plaid from men's shirts? First problem is to find yourself a background. I took one of Laura Gunn's polks dots in bright blue with yellow green suns. It appears to be hand painted as indeed the original was. Wool lends itself to the primative and the raw edge of a piece of wool is cozy. Small is fast and who doesn't like fast? Making a quilt like this is a lot like a bout with a coloring book. I mounted the backgroud onto a piece of craft batting. Then I just top stitched the appliques'. Add a blue plaid bird with a wing and a beak. That striped sweater made great tree trunks and a bit of vintage rickrack amd some green lace (the last of it) makes the grass.
I framed the applique with the chicken fabric The Beautiful Heather saved for me. The plan was to remake a pair of chicken overalls I wore out but that's not going to happen. Lay the fabric over the whole piece and cut out the center with a wavy line. Add a 1/4" hem and needle turn it. Top stitch that with yellow pearl cotton. Now bind the quilt. My brother quipped that he was glad I had dropped the techniclal talk,( sorry, Bro) but girls need to know.
I love black and brown buttons when I am doing a primative piece so there they are. Now comes the challenge: make twelve kits for the Udder Store in Seward, Nebraska. Make instructions and a map of the layout, get copies of a picture of the quilt, and hope that it sells.