I made a lot of little improvised houses and related blocks during COVID and decided to combine them into a quilt for our builder, since we love our house!
Here are a few of my favorite blocks from the quilt.
First, this is a watermelon canning factory. I told the builder it really needs to be re-purposed to make garage doors, since those are in short supply and nobody eats canned watermelon.
Really it’s just my idea of whimsy.
Then there are several little houses that came pre-made from some fabric I’ve had on hand for a long time. I enjoyed placing them in various locations.
My husband especially likes the stars in the sky on this block, not to mention the car pulled up to the house 😀
I made a number of wonky houses of my own.
Name: It Takes a Village to Build a House (because it really did)
Finished size: 45″ x 53″
Designed and made by me
Quilted by Linda
I still have a number of quilts to be bound and blogged, but there is progress!
Photos don’t do this quilt justice 😊
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Thanks! The builder liked it, I’m happy to say
That piggy house is classic and the watermelon canning factory is delightful!
Yes, your ‘new’ home is a keeper! Sounds like you’re really enjoying that fantastic sewing studio of yours.
You got that right! I am in my studio unless I really, really have to be elsewhere!
Such a cheerful subdivision! I like the setting, too — the alternating placement adds such movement!
Thank you! Of course, the offset rows also mean no corners to match 🤓
I’m terribly impressed that you’d make all these creative houses and then give away the finished quilt! But goodness, isn’t it the perfect gift for a home-builder? Each of those blocks is worth spending time appreciating – love the piggy-girl. Well done, Mary! The quilt couldn’t be more suited for a builder!
We love our builder and luckily he’s married to our daughter 😁
A wonderful whimsical quilt! Love the watermelon block! 🙂
Surprisingly, nobody recognized a watermelon canning factory until I told them what it was 😀
What a happy quilt. Love the whimsical touches.
Thank you. It was fun.
Oh my goodness! First what a creative thing to do during COVID pandemic downtime and second – what a wonderful and thoughtful gift! This quilt makes me smile!
Sometimes I think a quilt that makes me smile is even better than a perfect quilt.
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I am a total fan of house quilts–can’t get enough of them — so it was fun to see your houses quilt. I’m happy that you showed us details, and gave us the story about some of the blocks. What a wonderful gift for your builder, and a wonderful quilt!
I really enjoyed your Village quilt. I have collected many house patterns and pics of house to create a quilt similar to yours. One day…
I guess we all have long lists of “some day” quilts 🙂
What a cute quilt and perfect for your son-in-law, the builder. I Look forward to seeing your other quilts.
Thank you 🙂