Love these girls! How fun they are to be around!
We joked and laughed and encouraged and arm twisted – they came to me right off and said that they wanted some help in NOT being so matchy matchy…and every time I made a suggestion it was….”I don’t know if I can do that! You want me to put what where?!?”
Hahahaha! But by the end of the day they HAD pushed their boundaries and the houses were so much more interesting because of the fun mix of fabrics they were finally allowing themselves to put next to each other.
Sometimes it is baby steps when it comes to letting go and letting the scraps play where they might class a bit more loudly than you are used to, but it makes for a much more fun quilt to work on, and the blocks never get boring this way! Go for the unpredictable!
Neighborhoods growing as houses are erected one by one!
Once we get them “On the tilt” They get really fun!
Happy Houses, Indeed!
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|Happy Scrappy Houses, Carrollton, KY 2014|
After class was done, and the van was loaded --I did what I'd been wanting to do since Monday --It was only 4pm and I had an hour to head downtown and check out that antique shop that was closed on Monday when I had walked by.
And I found THIS:
Vintage Iron Love!
This is a twin to the same universal iron I already have, but this one is like brand new, never been used, in its own original carrying case which says "travel iron and sewing kit." SEE the goodies in the lid?? It also has the original box! I'm
tickled to find it!
I'm on my way home this morning -- who knows what goodies I'll find along mjy route -- it's going to be a long day. It's a 9 hour drive. The MP3 player is loaded with audio books and I'm hitting the road...
Catch you from home!