Monday, January 16, 2012

Too Much Fun!!!

 The community is growing!!  So far I have made ten houses.  I love that this project has taught me how to do Foundation Paper Piecing.  I tried it many years ago (albeit half-heartedly) and things did not go well!!!  I was determined to get it right this time.  My first house came together flawlessly!!  Have you heard of "Beginners Luck"? Well that is what I had.  My second house was not good - had a hole in the roof!!!  I discovered I was cutting my pieces a little bit too small and I had a gap.  Fixed that problem and trucked ahead!  I have had to unpick a seam or two along the way because I placed the fabric wrong side up!!!
 Yesterday I sat down and made six houses.  Got all those kinks ironed out and now I have the process down.
I hated all the jumping up and down from the sewing machine to the iron.  So now I piece a whole bunch of the building blocks and then go and iron them and trim them.  I am proud to say I am only behind by six blocks now.  I love to fussy cut an element to go in the window of some of the houses.  It really makes it fun.  I think my family thinks I am totally nuts.  I go running to them and say "Look what is in the window!!!"  This is really a fun project and I am enjoying it thoroughly.  Hopefully those of you who are also building houses are enjoying it too.
Take care and have a wonderful day.


  1. Your houses are so cute. Lots of fun aren't they?

  2. Love your neighborhood girlie! And I adore all the critters and peeps peeking out the windows! I can't wait until I get my personal lesson tomorrow and start my very own community of peepers! :-)

  3. Cute little houses! Now that you've got the hang of paper piecing you will be able to whip out a ton of those little babies!