Thursday, September 25, 2008

Stained Glass or Sugar Candy Houses

It's taken a bit of time, but the top is finally finished!

Now the question. How am I going to quilt this?

Stitch the ditch round the house blocks and fans on the black?

Not at all sure.

I'm going to sign off now as I've done 2 projects for this class (there is a third which I haven't shown here, but you can see it on my blog) and I've now got tons of hand quilting to do.

I've thoroughly enjoyed myself, met lots more quilting bloggers and learnt loads of new things, especially about colour and design.

So have a great autumn and hope to meet you all again at the next class.

Thanks Tonya - it's been great fun.


Lazy Gal Tonya said...

what a great stained glass pic. woohoo on the flimsy finish. are you talking about machine quilting or hand?

Kristin L said...

It makes a great stained glass!

How about quilting it kind of free form. Each house block could be either vertical or horizontal rows and then the black areas could have sections that are horizontal and other sections that are vertical and maybe some of the quilting is just an extension of what's going on in one of the house block.

Or, it looks a bit Halloweeny to me because of the black -- you could do spiderwebs in the black.

Andrea said...

Clare- They are both so beautiful! It is fun to see all these colors...I'm usually thinking red and white when I see your name! ;)

Wow, as for quilting it....I just don't know! In the ditch would make those houses pop a little more, and the curves in the background would offset all the angles beautifully. It'll be fun to see what you come up with!


BrendaS said...

How about outline quilting within the houses (inside windows, doors, roof) and fans in the border? Congrats on a great finish and on the star quilt too. wow, three projects for this class!

Clare said...

Hi Tonya. Hand quilting of course! The Singer doesn't come back from the SAV for about another 3 weeks and I want to start this one as I don't think it'll take very long.

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

Outstanding! The eyepopping colors and wonderfully quirky houses are just fantastic.

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Rae said...

Beautiful! Excellent! Love it!

andreaelizabeth said...

It's so interesting with the dark solid background and all the solids in the houses - Gwen Marston influence!!
It's lovely.
Andrea, Lake Elmo, MN

Lynda said...

The houses are fabulous and the black makes all the colours sing!

Sarah said...

i love your houses with the black! very striking!

Em said...

This is amazing. I am having a deja vu experience as I see these houses because I have a similar posting on my blog....must have gotten your inspiration through osmosis. I love the stained glass look, don't you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?