Saturday, October 11, 2014



The housebuilding bug has hit my sewingroom as well as I know the bug has hit several other sewingrooms too. Thanks to a sleepless night, facebook friends, a blog and lots of scraps the housebuilding bug hit really hard on me. I am going to make houses for a whole year. 365 houses.


I have two plastic bags with scraps. I have decided to make houses only from these two bags.  Of course there will be added scraps to these bags, because I have other projects I am working on.  Only small pieces of fabric is used for these, so I guess the scrap bags will give me a lot of houses.


House #1 sewed late yesterday night when the bug hit me (read; hit us all)

Long time since I did foundation paperpiecing,  so I hope my tecnique will improve as I sew.


This morning house #2 before breakfast.
I am adding the sashing as I build my houses.

Saying for today:



NADINE said...

So you've got hit with that house bug, too, May Britt :))
I've 'been hit, as well, since quite some time, but still haven't started... Such tiny pieces.... Yet I I'm reading that you're using the foundation piecing method, and maybe that would be a solution to me... I'm heading back to Belgium (and my sewing machine) by end of this month, and might have a try on this, then.....

Enjoy your buildings !

Elaine said...

Love your houses! This will be a fun quilt I'm sure :)

Ozjane said...

Looks great fun bot I hope I shall be immune from this bug until I conclude a lot more projects. I actually finished a bag this week but no photos as yet. Still the garden photos rule, but it is inspiring to see you productivity.

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

So... You are one of the quilters/builders that I have to thank (or blame) for this infection!!??
#365houses looks to be fun; however!, I'm making myself finish a baby quilt gift that I need to take with me tomorrow to a family gathering, THEN I can start with my scraps, too. Thank you for sending the bug over to central Ohio, USA!
I love your first two houses! Will you make them all the same roof line or change a little?

paulette said...

I LOVE those wee houses! What is the name of the pattern that you are using?
I have tried to make wee houses using templates and wasn't happy with the results...maybe paper piecing is the answer?!!! You have given me hope!

Cécile D said...

You've done lovely houses !!
That's fun !!!

Susan said...

Fantastic idea for using up your scraps. It's going to be a busy year for you!

margaret said...

this is going to be a fantastic home when complete sounds like a good challenge to take part in if only I could do paper piecing. I think it must go on my 2015 list of things to learn!

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