|embroidered little house with scrap fabric flower beds|
After more than ten years, I would have been moving into a house again! I had purchased a few new furniture items (still in my storage) in anticipation of the closing! I was so excited to live in the "little house"!
Anyway, in the mean-time, I became fascinated, or should I say obsessed, with little houses in several craft venues--quilts, ornaments, pillows, watercolor, etc. My Pinterest category "Houses" is packed with ideas! If you are interested, here is the link:
One of my Pinterest 'saves' was a picture of a little house wall quilt that was advertising a class. You could sign up and make the quilt in the class. Obviously, I couldn't physically be at this class (the only option) so I did my own quilt adapting the idea from one picture! I love hand embroidery and collages! I save scraps of ribbon, fabrics and all sorts of buttons, so this was a perfect project for me! I finished it in early September.
Un-be-known to me at the time of making my little quilt, an opportunity was brewing. In the end of August, I received an application to be in a quilt show in which I had participated in 2010. The Old Aurora Colony Annual Quilt Show -- It will be their 44th year and the theme just happened to be:
"Home at Last"
An Aurora Sampler
Boy! Was I surprised and excited! I finished my little wall hanging quickly and entered it, of course!
The Show is in October--the 14th thru the 23rd, if you are local. More info is on this site (Be sure to check out their fascinating history!):
Here's a couple more pictures of my beauty:
I will keep you updated with the progress of the show and my little house quilt! (Also will share some of my other "little house" creations later in the week.)