Earlier this Spring, I got the urge to make something summery. Some small cottage/bungalows around Sequim caught my attention when we first moved to this area. I've thought for years they could make a fun wall quilt. Whadda ya know, this turned out to be the year to actually do something about it. The following shows part of the quilt progression. Scroll to the end to see pictures of the houses that inspired this.
Here's my starting point. Sketched out a Courthouse Square block with house in center and small diamonds pieced into the corners.
Auditioning different colors for strips surround the house.
Adding appliques for more color.
Outlining the bird applique with embroidery stem stitch.
Big stitch quilting texture in the house roof. I used a combination of big stitch and machine quilting. Most of the background around the house is a machine stitched honey comb pattern.