Sunday, January 29, 2012

La Maison...

Guess what?  It's done.  And just in time.  At least the top is.  I've been working hard on my Full House quilt for AYOS (Another Year of Schnibbles).  I had also hoped to have it quilted by the end of the month.  I spent a couple of hours stitching in the ditch, but the free motion work I want to do is going to take longer than a couple of days.  I'm calling mine La Maison, which means 'home' in French.  (Or at least that's what Google Translate told me.)

La Maison Quilt Top
I used 2 charm packs of Pom Pom de Paris to make the houses and gardens and a mystery background fabric I had in my stash.  I had a yard of it and figured that would be enough.  When all was said and done, I only had a few scraps left over.  It was very, very close.

Leftover background fabric
I had to result to some pretty creative cutting to make it work.  I made all of the houses just as Carrie details in the pattern.  Then I deviated from the rest of the pattern and made a bunch of 4 patches for the center.  I was picturing a garden with pathways around the different parts.

The quilt turned out to be 41" square, which I'm hoping will be perfect to hand in my sun room.  All in all, it was an easy and fun pattern to make.  I can't wait to see what they pick for February!

Until later...

Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.” 
1 John 4:7 (NLT)


  1. Oh Dee---I LOVE IT! A beautiful line of fabrics used.

  2. Holy cow, that is gorgeous! I love how girly the fabrics are and you were really close on your background. Too close for comfort!

  3. It came out beautiful! I like the gardens and paths.

  4. You had better hope that I still have a couple of charm packs or a layer cake of Pom Pom stashed away somewhere. If I don't... I'm coming for this quilt. :)

    I love it. I don't know what it is about this collection but it has always been one of my favorites. Except I hadn't seen that many quilts made with it that I swooned over... until now. Truly ~ this is absolutely beautiful and I love the creative changes you made. Awesome job. :)

  5. La Maison is just lovely! The fabrics really make the quilt :-)

  6. Beautiful job! I love what you did with the center panel - so creative!