Two Things…

A short and sweet post to share two things. =)

Thing One: I finished binding my first finished quilt of the new year! See above, my lovely quilt model Paige modeling it.  I started working on this quilt late last year after a long quilting slump. We had just finished moving houses and I hadn’t sewn anything in months…so to get out of my slump I started making these houses one by one.

The pattern is called Dwell which can be found in the book, Simply Retro, by the talented Camille Roskelley. The beautiful fabrics are Tilda from Pretty Fabrics and Trims.

Thing Two: Please see below. 😉 I have been working so hard on this secret project and am so excited/nervous to finally share it with you. Please stay tuned for more hints coming your way! The big reveal will happen in a few weeks.

A few more pics because the sun came out in Seattle today, which means a good photo op…
New year, new house, new quilt! I found the perfect spot for it on the wall in my living room. =)

The little brown house with the heart and no chimney  represents our new house (we recently moved to Ballard, Seattle).  Home is where the heart is. =) And the green house with a red door to the left of it was our old house.

The long arm quilting was done by my amazing friend Monica at It’s Just Sewing

Thanks for reading me! It’s a little past 1:00 in the morning here, hence the “short and sweet post.” 😉 Hope you all have a wonderful week ahead!

18 Responses to Two Things…

  1. Little Quiltsong January 25, 2016 at 11:20 am #

    Love your beautiful House Quilt. Especially the heart in the door for your 'new' house!

  2. Sheri January 25, 2016 at 2:44 pm #

    Very beautiful and appropriate for getting back to quilting! Looking forward to your surprise.

  3. Sheri January 25, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

    Very beautiful and appropriate for getting back to quilting! Looking forward to your surprise.

  4. allthingzsewn January 25, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

    I just love houses, but haven't make a quilt yet. This seems like something I could tackle. Your's is so sweeet. I'm taking a guess here, but this is not the quilt as your go process, Right?

    • Quiltingintherain January 25, 2016 at 4:34 pm #

      Hello! I did not use QAYGo for this one, but I easily could have. 🙂 My next book will discuss more how to do that, along with a new joining method. Thanks for the comment!

  5. Sherry January 25, 2016 at 4:19 pm #

    I have the Simply Retro book and have thought about making that quilt. I love the houses and the Tilda Fabrics are so pretty. I am inspired, now to find some time to sew.

  6. mimi'sdarlins January 25, 2016 at 5:32 pm #

    This is such a pretty quilt! I'm trying not to buy fabrics (my stash is ready to spill out into the hallway), but these Tilda prints are hard to resist. Can't wait for your big surprise 🙂

  7. quiltingmieke January 25, 2016 at 5:47 pm #

    Hello what a lovely quilt…so nice…
    And a secret project.. I ll be watching your blog
    Big hug

  8. carolann January 25, 2016 at 9:29 pm #

    I love your Dwell quilt and plan to make it soon. Wondering how you made the heart block as it's your design. Looking forward to your new book!

  9. Rosa January 25, 2016 at 10:11 pm #

    Wow. It`s a winner,love everything about it!

  10. margaret January 26, 2016 at 7:20 am #

    your hanging looks lovely on the wall such pretty houses gets the thumbs up from me

  11. Patricia Lessell January 26, 2016 at 2:34 pm #

    Love the little quilt and it looks lovely. When we moved from a flat (apartment) it was new house new baby. We have moved three more times since then and that never happened again, though I wouldn't have been adverse to it. James was my third baby and first and only son and my girls call him The Golden Child, which he is. xxx

  12. SelahMel (Melnda) January 26, 2016 at 5:03 pm #

    Beautiful quilt! And Ballard! A fun, interesting neighborhood! I enjoy visiting, but eastern WA is my home! Can't wait to see what your secret sewing/creating is! Have a great day!

  13. Mary - Lecoeurceltique January 27, 2016 at 11:27 am #

    That's a beautiful looking quilt with a lovely mix of fabrics.

  14. margiestitcher February 13, 2016 at 7:41 am #

    definately looks very much at home on the wall a lovely quilt. I am so enjoying 75 fat quarters book, sometimes buying on line can be a disappointment but not this book a great buy

  15. twemyss March 8, 2016 at 8:51 pm #

    Thank you for the great tuition, I love this quilt! So off I go to get some fabrics! would buy from you but you are sooooo far away, would take ages to get here!

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