Monday, December 05, 2011

Design Wall Monday #45

I am already working on my December UFO...I'm getting an early start this month so the rest of the month can be dedicated to Christmas sewing (and shopping, and wrapping, and baking, and visiting).
This UFO is so old (at least 10+ years sitting in the cupboard) that there is no photo/record of it on my blog. 
I have just sewn the rows together and as I was sewing, I was remembering how much fun I had searching out the house/construction fabrics many years ago. There are bricks, stones, straw, and all kinds of textured prints that made me think of different kinds of houses. 
I also had fun making each sashing strip between the houses from a different "street fabric". 
As it sits on my design wall today I am pondering border options...any ideas? More 9 patch blocks? I'm not sure I have any of the original fabrics, but can find something that will work.
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23 comments:

Happy Quilter said...

It's great, Kathy. Can't wait to see it "in person". I think you've finished your UFO list for the year.

Sarah said...

I love the colours in this quilt - can't wait to see the finished thing!

scraphappy said...

What a fun quilt. How would a gray "highway" border work with yellow or white dashed lines to divide the lanes?

Sue Daurio said...

Those houses and trees are so cute! Glad you got it out to work on it. Good luck with the border. I like scraphappy's idea of a street as the border.

Connie said...

What a neat quilt! No ideas of a border but someone will come up with something fun for you!

Julie Kaye from KS said...

I love house quilts and yours is just great. The different trees are perfect for it. I hope everyone enlarges the picture so they can see all the different fabrics that you put in it.

Bonnie said...

Nifty houses. They do look cute. I was thinking of a bargello border ... but honestly, Angela's idea would be much quicker and very doable.

Congratulations on an almost done Dec. UFO. You have been very diligent on the UFO challenge this year. Congratulations. I was good for several months but everything has gone by the wayside recently.

swooze said...

That is super cute!

Pattilou said...

Finishing such an old UFO deserves some KUDOS! Good for you!

AnnieO said...

Love the 9 patch houses and trees. A row by row quilt is on my list and this is a great idea for a "street" row. Which house is yours? :)

Denise :) said...

Kathy, this is great! I love the trees in there. This will be a nice finish!! :)

Ellen said...

It really does look great - I too really enjoyed looking at all the different fabrics you used.

marcella said...

I really like your house quilt! Congratulations on doing so well at getting a UFO completed each month. That's a great accomplishment!

Janet O. said...

Oh, I love these fun houses with the interspersed trees (and the trees aren't even all the same-cute). I think I would want a narrow, solid line like you have dividing the rows, and then a checkered pattern of some sort, whether it be 9-patch, or 4-patch, and maybe trees in the corners. But, hey--it's your quilt and you've gotta love it. Do what looks good to you and we will be happy to see what you decide. : )

Mary said...

Checkered Border would be fun and quick. Your blogging friends always are here to help. Congrats on your diligence with your UFO list!

Alycia said...

I love it. I think the 9patch borders would be neat - with maybe a tree as the cornerstone?

QuiltSwissy said...

It just looks like a December project. what a great number it was assigned!

I love the houses, very innovative way to use the simple 9 patch.

glen

Floss said...

I agree with Janet O, I think that would look great.

Kate said...

Very, very cute! Getting those older UFO's off the shelf is such a nice feeling. Hope you get it finished up so you can enjoy your Christmas sewing.

Celia said...

I am a great fan of house blocks so I loved your quilt!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love your house quilt and the use of textures and blends is terrific. A border, I would fram in a dark (red, blue, green, black)and the a border of scrappy geese. I always think of geese flying over home.

Jeanne said...

I love this quilt! Glad you are working on it again. Your Orca Bay Mystery is coming along nicely and The Carolina Christmas looks wonderful!

Merilyn said...

I'm thinking this UFO is very happy to see the light of day again!!!! I'm really not sure what you could use as a border, maybe there could be some small trees in though!!!