Friday, October 21, 2016

Patriotic Houses

You might remember this joint project from a while back. My friend Sandy ironed the houses onto the background squares for me and then I zig zagged around them all and sewed them together. Then I folded it up and put it in the closet. Because I was good and tired of looking at it. This week I pulled it out, sewed a border on it, chose the backing and binding fabric, quilted it and got the binding sewn on it.

The houses and the Heat 'N Bond were cut using the Go Cutter. I can see lots of things I'd have done differently, but I know it will be a long time before I do one of these again. I had thought originally it would live here, but I've decided that it really should go to the USO.

You can see the backing and binding here (and the outside visitor and inside Dinah cats not liking each other very much. Good thing there's a screen between them!).

Here it is after a run through the washer and dryer. I like it. Really I do, but somehow I think soldiers passing through the airport lounge will enjoy it.

I'm sure I could say something funny about this picture of Dinah, but frankly I just thought you might like it. How would you caption it?

Shots of life at Muddle Manor. Buddy DOES love his bones. He goes back on Monday to the vet for his next round of heart worm killing shots. He will stay overnight two  nights this time. The house will be empty without him. He has become such a big part of our family. In more ways than one!

I hope you've had a lovely week with lots of happiness. Life is too short to stay in the mullygrubs, isn't it! There are always things to be thankful for if you recognize them.

Hugs and kisses,


Sheri said...

Love your red, white and blue houses! Love Americana!

Karen S said...

Great finish on the houses. Sometimes you do have to put them away for a while, then start again. It worked out well with this one.
Best wishes to Buddy for his next treatment.

Sheila said...

I love it! Congratulations on a beautiful finish.
Dinah is thinking, "Found those dogs napping again!"

Thimbleanna said...

What a perfect quilt for the USO Elaine -- it's beautiful! I can see why you were tempted to keep it. I think Dinah is thinking "You're not going to let him in here are you???"

Cranberry Morning said...

That Patriotic Houses quilt is just beautiful and yes, soldiers or anyone would enjoy looking at it. Good job! I'm always impressed with quilters and quilts. It's such a nice skill to have acquired. Now I'm going to go up and read the latest post, but this one caughty eye.