Wednesday, December 30, 2009

It Takes a Village

Mostly pictures...few words tonight. Made this for my mom for Christmas. She's my rock, and we are most fortunate she lives in our "village". A table runner or a 17"x52" hanging. Her choice.
All houses are paper-pieced, even the wonky church with the slightly crooked door! DOH.
I had fun with the embellishments and embroidery, right down to the wreath on the door, the apple tree, and the pot of hydrangaes.

As a retired teacher, I had to include a little red schoolhouse.
To keep the folksy, scrappy feel, I used different neutral/tan background fabrics for most of the house blocks. I designed these one day while my Thermodynamics class was taking a test.
City hall has granite steps, a clock and a flag flying. I couldn't find narrow red&white fabric at Joann's but did manage to get a few inches of ugly patriotic military fabric, complete with a flag!
Viola!!
It was a blast to make, and I know that she loves it.

7 comments:

Vicki W said...

What a fabulous gift!

SueWis said...

I love this! Is this a pattern or did you make it up? I'm sure your mom was thrilled to receive this.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow! It's beautiful! Was it a pattern, or did you just make it by yourself?

Trudi said...

Wow! This is fantastic! I love all the quilting detail too!

Fiesta said...

it is perfect. did you design it or was there a pattern?

Kathy said...

Now that is just TOO CUTE! The quilting is awesome. Did you have a pattern? You are so creative, I bet you made this up yourself. Great Job! Your Mom will cherish this.

Karen said...

...love ur wonky village!