Thursday, January 14, 2010

Lovely little gnome houses!

I've been MIA lately because I have either been chained to my desk at work or chained to my sewing machine. I was literally making Christmas gifts up until the minute I needed to mail them or drive to my parents' house. I still need to actually finish my brother & sister-in-law's quilt but I at least got the the quilt top finished and wrapped it up for them. And I started classes for my 2nd master's degree last week & this week. See, lots going on...

I have one of the two quilt blocks done for Katie this month. I have the fabric cut for the other but can't get to it this weekend since we'll be visiting the in-laws. We were supposed to go there for Christmas but Dan's wonderful boss took that week off instead of letting Dan go. Heaven forbid we would actually want to be at our niece's first Christmas with the entire family. But we're off to Vegas tonight!
I have been reading the different blogs I follow and I love what is going on with the {Bee} Imaginative group. This month's quilter asked the others to make little houses for her gnomes. The gnome fabric is the ever-elusive Heather Ross Munki Munki Garden Gnome fabric I mentioned here.

Just a couple cute photos... head over to the group's blog for more!



4 comments:

Kelly said...

How cute! Is there a pattern or were these designed as they went?

Jennifer said...

From what I gather from stalking, errr reading, some of the other members' blogs, they each designed the house but used this tutorial for direction/inspiration http://quiltville.com/tonya/houses.shtml

Kelly said...

They are just too cute! Do you think you will try to make some? Is your machine still running smoothly? I need to take mine in, but hate to be without it!

Jennifer said...

I might try something like this. My list of new techniques to try keeps growing and I still need to figure out my fabric and design for my month of the bee (March! So far so good on the machine. Mom says it's older than me & my brother and she hadn't done much maintenance to it. It got 2 new gears and finished my Christmas gifts (just in time!) :-)