Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Wonky House Blocks: Modern Irish Bee

This month in the Modern Irish Bee, Agnes wanted wonky houses made from scraps she sent our way.  Well, sure!  This sounds like great fun!  I started with a traditional looking house just to mentally work this through.  Agnes was happy for us to contribute fabrics from our own stash, but I wanted to use as many as I could from her packet as these are fabrics that clearly have sentimental value to Agnes.


It's OK.  It's pretty basic.  I need to spice it up a bit.

Agnes gave us several links for inspiration.  I so, so, so wish I was as creative as these folks.  If you are thinking of making a house yourself, have a look at:

The Unruly Quilter
The Patchwork of Mini-Grey
Becrafted or
Fancy Me's

In comparing my houses to theirs, I wish I went a little more wonky.  A little more bold.  Still, together with what the other girls are making in the bee (check out the flickr group!), Agnes should still have a pretty wonky quilt.
 


So, I made an Irish house for Agnes.  How do you know it's Irish.  Not by the thatched roof!  The rain with the little sheep in the front yard.  Perfect.  I embroidered wonky window sashing too.  

Agnes, I hope these suit your quilt.  I can't wait to see it finished. It's going to be amazing!

8 comments:

Susan Standen said...

Great houses but I absolutely love the 'Irish' themed house. Brilliant!

LynCC said...

LOVE the sheep fabric! :D

Quilter in the Gap said...

I think they are brilliant because you made them!!

Judith, Belfast said...

Fun houses C! Jxo

Archie the wonder dog said...

Fabulous!

Katy Cameron said...

ROFL, love the rain and the sheep :oD

Cherie said...

What cool houses! =D

Lynne said...

So cute!

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