Monday, August 18, 2008

Check three

Good news- all my fabrics are off today! All you ladies should be receiving the package shortly. I am super excited to see what will come with this idea.

I've decided that I would like to make a treehouse quilt. A treehouse quilt?!? you ask. What is this? Well, first let me show you my inspirations.

To start with, I loved the treehouse banner Made in a Treehouse blog had.

I also found inspiration from this cute address label on the package I got from Scissors, Paper, Glue (who by the way, has a super cute banner right now too).
So the only rules are that it would be nice to have the finished size of the blocks be 13-14" I can border things to make them look alright on the finished quilt. I am not sure how large the final quilt will be since I may make some treehouse blocks of my own. I am thinking it will be twin size in the end.

I sent everyone a nice selection of fabrics. Included you will find a 14" (two are 13" -oops) blue block. It would be great if you could use mainly this blue for the background on your block. I included a some light yellow, orange, and a zinger color (bright red vintage or bright blue vintage). Use any of these for the house or the windows- or add your own stash. There are also green and browns in the bundle for your trees. Of course, don't feel obligated to use any or all of the colors. Your tree doesn't have to be green.

I tried to send a good amount of fabric since you may be doing some experimenting. For the method- knock yourself out. I am sure applique will be used, but maybe some of you are able to piece together things.

So to sum up:
  1. Try to use the blue for most or part of your background
  2. Final size around 13"-14"
  3. Make some sort of treehouse
  4. Use applique, piecing, or what ever works!
  5. Feel free to add whatever fabric you like
  6. Please sign your name on the block with some sort of permanent ink or marker right on the front some where. I really want to have a record of who made which ones.


abcgirl said...

Fun! I can't wait to get my fabrics. great project idea! (can we sign our names in embroidery thread if we're feeling ambitious?)

One Shabby Chick said...

The name idea is great (think I'll steal that one for my month too). I love this - I guess I should probably send Liz's now since it's been sitting here in it's envelope for a couple weeks!

Rebekah said...

what a fun idea! I can't wait to get started on this :)

DaiseyB said...

Is it too late to sign up for this? I love this idea and have always wanted a treehouse.

nasancheyev said...

uh oh! i didn't receive my tree-house fabric! (i moved recently, but it should have caught up to me). eek!