Friday, March 18, 2016

A flimsy!

My house quilt is officially a flimsy!
The finished size is 74" x 86" and the blocks finish at 10".
I'm so sorry for the yucky photos but I can't seem to find floor space large enough to allow my house flimsy to lay flat, hence all the wrinkles.
I VERY seldom make two of anything but I think I'm going to make another, perhaps a scrappy red and white one... but not until I get this knee taken care of.  I'll be seeing my family doctor next week and I'm going to ask her for a cortisone shot.  Every time I look at this quilt from now on it'll remind me of the pain I "HAD" to endure while making it.
Thank goodness for the stop/start button on my machine or I'd never have been able to finish it! But that's okay because the hand work on my Brinton Hall quilt has been waiting patiently for my return.
Happy stitching!

26 comments:

Sandra said...

muy bonitas, espero que se mejore, saludos desde Tenerife.

Clare said...

Your houses are wonderful. Hope your knee improves so no pain. Happy Stitching.

sandi s said...

I love it! I love all the colors too. I have had both of my knees replaced, no more getting on the floor for me. I hope you feel better soon. Hugs,

Teatime Creations said...

What a lovely quilt. The colors make this quilt so cheerful.
Wishing you fast healing. Pain is no fun.

Janet O. said...

What a beautiful neighborhood!! : )

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Beautiful and inspiring. Love your color choices!

Little Penpen said...

So beautiful!! Very happy houses!

Susan said...

That is a lot of construction! Good job!

Linda said...

Wow! It's been quite awhile since we last spoke or our paths crossed.
I haven't quilted in years but when I did that's how we found each other. You were
still in Ontario. Then your big move. Sorry that you haven't been well but glad to hear that everything is on the up and up. See you still have Ollie. I know a big move as in downsizing and trying to find a place for everything takes a toll on us. we did that 7 years ago and we ended up looking like hoarders. Never thought I collected so much stuff. As well as fabric. I haven't bought any for a number of years and I have finally whittled it down to one shelf in my cupboard.
Congratulations on all your endeavors and your publications. Your work is amazing!

Monica said...

Wow, it's huge, Kaaren! And it looks great. I hope the doctor can make the next one a little easier for you. All the best!

bolero said...

Wouahhhhhhh vous êtes super rapide avec votre ouvrage. Il est super beau. Prenez soin de vous et de votre genoux.amicalement Gisele

Quilt Hollow said...

LOVE IT! It is gorgeous! Oh gosh...a red and white version is a must if you honestly feel up to it! Well wishes being sent....always on my mind!!

Beverley said...

I love your fabric choices. A traditional quilt in modern fabric and it is delightful. Hope your knees are better soon.

Michele T said...

Beautiful colours!!!

colleen said...

It's great and done.
I could not imagine doing another one of these the pattern looks quite challenging. Or is it easier than it looks to build those houses?

Robin said...

It is awesome. Would never have thought batiks would look so cool in this pattern! Great job.

Deborah Smith said...

Karren,

I read your comment in your blog for me to email you. Clicking on the postcard on different days resulted in nothing.I wondering if you have a Mac computer. Mine is not and I can't think of why it won't allow me to use your postcard.

Here is my email address: o2quilt@gmail.com ( use the letter o and not zero)
Debbie Smith

Heartsdesire said...

What a beauty this quilt is. Batiks are not really my interest, but this quilt is gorgeous, and the colours are wonderful. Good job, Kaaren.

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

I love it! I wish I lived in that beautiful neighborhood! Praying your knee is better soon!

Flickenstichlerin said...

Lovely quilt top, good luck with your knee. Best wishes, hope you will get well soon.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Deborah Smith said...

Hello again Kaaren!

I too am fuzzy about what I asked of you!Did you write about glue sticks? I think I was trying to use a glue stick with wool applique. I am having trouble with my left thumb and hope to find a way to work with wool and not have to sew thru too many layers. Even the Steam-a-Seam 2 is too thick for me.
That's my closest guess...could it be my iffy memory?!
Thanks for contacting me.

Debbie Smith
o2quilt@gmail.com

Maggey and Jim said...

Lovely, lovely. I know what you mean about comfort zones. I love civil war quilts and fabrics, just drawn to them.. This house quilt is going to be a treasure for sure..hope your knee get better quick..

Wendy Caton Reed said...

It is stunning! I love the happy colors. It is hard to believe you were in so much pain while working on it. I do hope the knee will be better soon. Take care!

ana-ane said...

Te está quedando preciosa, Cuídate mucho.

saludos

ana-ane

Chris said...

Kaaren,

I just saw your batik house flimsy and wow! About 10 yrs ago I started moving away from the more primitive fabrics and toward those with more color - not modern fabrics but more uplifting. Why do we save certain segments of our stash? Because one day something like this comes along and my batiks are waiting. THanks so much for doing this.

Chris

desertskyquilts said...

I don't think there's a wrong combination of colors for a schoolhouse quilt, but I definitely do like the fabrics you chose for yours! Hope you've seen the doctor by now and he's given you that shot so you can feel more fit.