Friday, May 27, 2016

Let's Book It - May 2016

Dust Off Those Books
I hope you have enjoyed pulling those dusty books, magazines, forgotten saved files, or printed 'gotta do' projects.  This is the first time I used two months to stretch out a project and so glad I did.  Yes, you can use  how ever many months needed and it's doesn't have to be a finish either.  Just enjoy your resources.

Hill Side Houses was a challenge - working only with solids and with a bit of a tricky pattern layout.  Notes, tabs, and using the coloring sheet helped.  I would love to make this again, but using tiny prints.  Also, I have made notations where a number of seams can be eliminated by cutting/piecing sections differently.

I did swap out the center blue house for another tan house - too many blues across the middle.

I google searched finished quilts to see how people quilted them.  Most just straight or organic quilted, but I think I am going to do something  other - some areas really need definition and texture.  I'm hoping to get to it in July - there are more waiting their turn.

This month's Pin will be paired with the Hunter's Star Charm


Now it's your turn to share


Nancy said...

Your quilt is beautiful but it looks hugely challenging. I think it would be fun with prints.
--Nancy. (ndmessier @,

Dana Gaffney said...

Your quilt came out wonderful, I'm glad you switched out the center house rather than have them all blend together in blues. I would outline those houses to make them stand out, even doing straight line, I'd do every house in a different direction.

Debbie said... the idea of tiny prints. sorry to miss this month but i am watching

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Finally, I'm entering, and, I entered 3 different ones on the same blog post. I'm almost finished with one, and really far along on the other one.

Sheila said...

It's beautiful, Sharon! I think it would look WONDERFUL made with small prints. Looking forward to seeing how you quilt this one. Though closely spaced classic straight vertical lines would look very nice with these solid colors, too.

Teresa in Music City said...

Brava Sharon! Your houses are wonderful - those light solids give them such a happy look. I'd be happy to live in one of them!

Sheila said...

Wow , your houses are wonderful, love the colours you used !

Kate said...

Love your Hill Side Houses. I downloaded the pattern after I saw your version. It will go on the bucket list (which is now probably longer than any one person's natural life).