Friday, August 29, 2008

Polka Dot Estates

finished!

Polka Dot Estates

I changed the name of my quilt from "housing project" to "Polka Dot Estates". I was looking at Tonya's house tutorial recently. Guess what she called it? housing project! No wonder I thought it was a great name. I guess my subconscious held on to that name until I started my quilt. Sorry Tonya! Never meant to use your quilt name. Eek! Please accept my apologies!

I really enjoyed this class and making the quilt. I learned a lot that I wouldn't have learned if I had just followed a pattern of "cut this many of each sized rectangle and triangle listed". It's hard to explain. But I think you know what I mean.

Thanks Tonya!

14 comments:

BrendaS said...

It's a great neighbourhood - bright and cheerful and inviting. Congrats on a great finish!

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

I love this one! The colors and whimsy are just marvelous. Good work!

Nancie said...

It's wonderful! This is "repetition" at its best. I love looking at all the housing variations--it's fascinating!

Kristin L said...

Well done! Your bright green background really accentuates the wacky, bold houses. Fun, fun, fun!!

Clare said...

Oh Wow - great fun. I love the colour mix.

Cheryl said...

Oh, I think that I would like to live in one of those houses....what fun

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

I know exactly what you mean. That's the Gwen Marston teaching method and I learned a whole bunch using it. Glad I've been able to turn around and pass that along to others. marvelous quilt.

Mary said...

I love this one Sarah, the greens in the background are great.

Cher said...

what a fun, fun quilt! and a great name you came up with...I certainly would enjoy living in one of the bright houses myself. Great job!

Andrea said...

Oh this is fun! So, so fun! Now I want to make houses. Truly adorable! Congrats on both the process and the product!!! :)

Betsy said...

What a happy neighborhood! The colors are wonderful. I like seeing all the variety of houses-- no cookie cutter here. This quilt stirs imagination. I can see a child driving matchbox cars from the "grocer" to the "bank" to the "library"!

andreaelizabeth said...

I agree - it's very cheerful and happy. I would like to live in this neighborhood! Nice job with design and color.
Andrea, Lake Elmo, MN

Lynda said...

Lovely lime green background - just confirms my sincere belief that any quilt benefits from a bit (or a lot) of lime green!

donna said...

I love this - you have inspired me to try and create my own housing project.