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!


Canadian Abroad said...

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

Lynette said...

LOVE the sheep fabric! :D

Rhonda the Rambler said...

I think they are brilliant because you made them!!

Judith, Belfast said...

Fun houses C! Jxo

Archie the wonder dog said...


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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