Saturday, January 19, 2013

School houses

It is so good to read on other blogs about quilters and their UFO's and how so many are tackling that problem.  Not wanting to be left behind .... me too, I'm digging into my UFO's.

This time around, it is my school houses.  Up on my design wall went my three blocks that were made so long ago.  All of the sampler blocks (they are in the bottom right hand corner of each house) have been made, but nothing else. 

 After re-acquainting myself with the templates and pieces, another two blocks got made.
My original idea was to go with just one navy blue fabric for the houses, but I didn't have enough of just one fabric.  So, another three navy blue fabrics were found and lo and behold, another four blocks got made:
All my pieces have now been cut out just waiting to be assembled.  To keep me motivated, my 'window' sections get done first and then the roof and chimneys.  This is the layout for my sampler blocks and fabric colours.  Can you see my window sections on the bottom row?  
Today, another four blocks got made in the top, second and bottom rows:
Not bad for one week of work!  I already know what the borders are going to be like, so I will keep plugging away on this project.  The going has been a bit tricky, especially doing the roof sections and I will be so glad to see the end of all those pieces.  Please, give me hand piecing any time!

Have a great day!

14 comments:

Barb said...

Ooooh, I love these!
What a great UFO to finish. What a great week you had too.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

What a great pattern! This is going to look great, and I can't wait to see what you have in mind for the border.

Jennifer said...

Wow, I do like the different blues for the houses......that's a great little village!

Yvette said...

These are great! Keep on sewing!!

Deb said...

Oh Rose Marie, these blocks are absolutely fabulous. I love the design and the colour. I can't wait to see how you will border it.

Vicki W said...

Ooh! I love this!

Julierose said...

Hi Rose Marie--your houses are terrific--love the little pieced window elements--boy, do you have patience!! Have a great weekend Julierose

Ellen said...

I love them! I just made a ton of very scrappy houses that still need to be sewn into a top but now I think I need to make your house blocks too. Your blocks are making me very happy.

Cheryl said...

Your little houses are the cutest! I really love quilts with little house and hope I get to one day!

Teresa said...

OMG, where have I been (probably holed up in the quilt cave...) - this is such a beautiful project!! I am drawn to house patterns in the first place, and the quilt blocks remind me of one of my OTHER favorite things...driving between Michigan and Alabama and seeing quilt blocks on barns!

So beautiful...good for you for pulling it out!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Kathleen said...

I love the schoolhouses!! i look forward to seeing more progress. What is the name of the pattern? I'd like to try to find it.

Quilt crazy said...

Love them. I went to count my pending projects and they are 35, my New Years resolution is no new projects and to finish two a month!

Furball Farm Quilting said...

I'm so in love with this project. I'd love to find out where I can get my hands on this pattern,.... can you post me the details, so as I can begin the big "hunt"? Love your work. Your on a roll, can't wait to see the end result!

Quilter Kathy said...

This is gorgeous! What a wonderful quilt to work on!