Monday, February 15, 2010

House Party

Here are my two blocks from quilt class. The bird house on the right was applique practice. She gave us tips and tricks, some I've heard and use, some I've heard and forgot!! I even learned some great new-to-me tricks!
I had a wonderful two day class and learned that I need to do that more often!!
To refresh your memory this was the quilt I saw and loved at the Outdoor Quilt Show last summer. When I saw that she was giving a class I jumped at the chance. Tonye was a wonderful teacher. She was very encouraging, laid back, funny and generous. Here's a few more close ups of the houses.







She called this bottom one double martini because the "flowers" reminded of her of olives!! Isn't that adorable?

Before our "art" lesson I asked her if she had a double martini hidden anywhere!! The answer was a resounding no:)



22 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh how completely sweet and cute! I am in love with your houses. Especially the one on the left. I love orange. Dig the orange windows and you picked the best fabric for the siding then oh... the too cute roof. I love it. And how the "flower" tilts towards the house. The house on the right with the pink is so fun and I completely dig how you blended the use of that Jo fabric with the rest of them to make a fun house. I love the pink chimney. I always wanted a pink chimney here in Florida. okay that's not totally true... hee!

    *karendianne. who used to enjoy one more martini... because ya know - one Martini, two Martini, three Martini - Floor. :)

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  2. What a great quilt! I want to do a neighborhood quilt and this would be a great inspiration. Good luck with your project. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

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  3. This quilt is so darned fun and funky! I'll enjoy watching you make yours for sure!

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  4. I really, really love that quilt, and have admired it before on your blog. Your blocks are perfect for it!!

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  5. Lori the houses are adorable. They will make a great quilt.

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  6. what a fun class this must have been
    love your houses.
    I would love to be able to just let all the rules go out the window and have fun making a wonky house quilt!
    Kathie

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  7. I love the blocks, what a fun class to do. I'm quite fond of wonky blocks, glad you enjoyed it.

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  8. What a whimsical, fun quilt - sounds like a great class! It's always fun to let loose and be creative like that isn't it? So glad you are enjoying it.

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  9. What a wonderful class! I remember that quilt from Sisters!

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  10. What a fun quilt, would love to make that one.

    Debbie

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  11. Wow what a great quilt - just makes me smile. Glad you had fun with it. Looking forward to seeing more of your blocks.

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  12. I can see why you fell for this quilt. It is so funny and beautiful at the same time!

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  13. That looks like it was a fun class. And, wow!, Barbara Brackman talked about you and your cheddar quilt on her blog!! :-)

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  14. How free and fun are those houses! Sounds like it was a double thumbs up, high-five, jump up and down kinda class. Glad you got so much out of it :)

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  15. Are you going to make one of those big houses?

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  16. A real fun project, Would me me feel Happy happy happy having that around.

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  17. I love it! So bright and cheery.

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  18. I don't blame you for jumping at a chance to take that class. What an adorable quilt!
    The olive flowers are totally funky. Love 'em.

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  19. This is just too FUN, FUN, FUN !

    I love it SO much ! I can see why you fell in love with it.

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  20. all I can say is this is a blast!
    I love the big house, with the little houses inside - so clever and so fun!

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  21. Oh fun! I loved that quilt at Sisters too. I had Tonye there last summer for beginning applique and it was so fun. Everything you said about her is so exactly right...she is the real deal! We are having her come to Chico as a guest speaker next fall...I cannot wait for the rest of our guild to see her talents. I need to make one of those houses! Yours look just great! xo Pam in Chico

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  22. Love your blocks. That quilt is soooo cute. Could you tell me who it is by or where I my purchase it?

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