Saturday, 9 February 2013

Failed again!

I made a resolution not to start a new quilt until I'd finished an old one, and so far so good - two quilts finished, three quilts started.  Whoops!  Well, new year's resolutions are usually broken well before 9th February, so I suppose it's not too bad. 

This jelly roll quilt is nearly a top, it's just waiting for borders, so I couldn't resist starting the centre block for my challenge group quilt.  This time it will be a Roosting Robin (just like a Round Robin, except it doesn't get passed round!) and the first direction is 'house'.  Right up my street (sorry, no pun intended!).  I decided to make a medallion quilt and toyed with a nice Baltimore applique house or something more whacky Gwen Marston-style.  What to do if you can't decide? - do both!  So here is my inspiration, a beautiful  Baltimore appliqued house, from Elly Sienkiewicz's book, 'Baltimore Beauties and Beyond', 

and here is my free-pieced interpretation!  I'm just cutting strips and sewing them together, and so far I'm loving it.
I might add a little applique in the form of pillars and fan lights, and maybe I won't.  Hooray to be working with bright colours!


Sew Create It - Jane said...

Two extremes there between the subtle colours of the jelly roll and a bright beautiful house in the making :o) I look forward to seeing it when it is done :o)

Liz said...

Love them both Lynda