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House and Building Quilts

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  • Total submissions: 22
  • Total countries: 6
  • Total provinces: 2
  • Total states: 8

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3 Dimensional Adobe Pueblo 3 Dimensional Adobe Pueblo
By: Barb forrister,
Texas, USA

This contemporary southwest adobe is reminiscent of the neighborhood in which I grew up. The colors employ the traditional earth tone browns and peaches accented with turquoise trim and red rug weavings and chili ristras. There are 5 interconnecting units with vigas incorporated and the roofs are

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 20"

Barn Lover Barn Lover
By: Rhonda Lawton,
Texas, USA

I grew up around barns on my grandparents farm and love the shapes, the old wood and the scenery around them. This quilt was made to depict my love for them.

Quilt size: width: 49" height: 53"

barns of rural America barns of rural America
By: diane larson,
Iowa, USA

Being a farmwife I know all about the disappearing barns from the rural landscape and decided to do this quilt depicting the different styles of barns from years past. With the rising popularity of barn quilts these days I thought it even now more appropriate.

Quilt size: width: 64" height: 64"

Buildings for Christopher Buildings for Christopher
By: Debbie Lange Quilting,
Indiana, USA

A graduation gift for my nephew for receiving his Architecture degree. Notice the skyscraper, schoolhouse, barn and silo, castle and many homes. I used prairie points for curtains in home windows and as bushes and flowers. Sun is part of a mariner’s compass. Details for the castle were fussy cut.

Quilt size: width: 66" height: 79"

Center Street USA Center Street USA
By: Jean Buchanan,
Ohio, USA

This is paper pieced with applique vine, leaves, hearts and birds. It is machine pieced and quilted. I saw this quilt make up at a venders place at a quilt show and wanted to make it. The design is by Betty Neff from Canton, Pa.

Quilt size: width: 52" height: 52"

Chaco I Chaco I
By: Sally Gould Wright,
California, USA

My digital photo from a trip to the Anasazi ruin Pueblo Bonito at Chaco Canyon in the 4 Corners area of New Mexico inspired this pictorial applique’ quilt. I used hand dyed cottons and batiks with added fabric paint and free motion quilting to create the details and inspire the mood.

Quilt size: width: 28" height: 38"

First Home First Home
By: Denise Mitchell,
California, USA

The story behind this quilt is that this was our daughter’s first home. So while it was being built I took photo’s of the progress, start to finish! Empty lot to a beautiful home !!

Quilt size: width: 64" height: 58"

Grandma's House Grandma’s House
By: Sophia Carroll,
Oregon, USA

I made this for my daughter’s grandmother for Christmas several years ago. It has hung in her bedroom ever since. It was also one of the first quilts I ever made.

Quilt size: width: 57" height: 64"

Hime and Harvest Hime and Harvest
By: Denise French,
Ontario, Canada

Home and Harvest was designed by Erica Kaprow to be made using wool. I made my version using 100% cotton fabrics and needleturn hand applique.
The small blocks are 8 inches.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 42"

Home Is Where The Heat Is Home Is Where The Heat Is
By: Kaaren Biggs,
Ontario, Canada

I made this wallhanging several years ago from a commercial pattern which I no longer have so I am unable to give credit to the designer. I have always wanted to live in a log house by the water! The door sign was included with the pattern and the ceramic fish and loons were gifts from friends.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"

Homespun Houses Homespun Houses
By: Heather Scott,
California, USA

The inspiration for this quilt came from a Schnibbles pattern….except I was too frugal to buy the pattern so I created one of my own and included stars in the quilt. Homespun fabrics are among my favorites and it gave this quilt a sweet, country look.

Quilt size: width: 49" height: 60"

Life in a Rainbow Life in a Rainbow
By: Darlene Bayley,
Alberta, Canada

Inspired by a street scene from Ireland and a challenge to my Fibre Arts Club on fractures. I drafted the street scene with a “rainbow” running through it and then appilqued each section accordingly. At the end, I cut the scene along the rainbow color changes and juxtaposed it.

Quilt size: width: 18″" height: 16″"

Little Pink Houses Little Pink Houses
By: Delia Hardcastle,
United Arab Emirates

Little Pink Houses was made many years ago in expectation of a grandaughter arriving one day. Finally the blessed event will be any day now. The houses were paper pieced, the top machine stitched, and the quilt was finished with hand quilting. Every stitch was a joy.

Quilt size: width: 34" height: 39"

Living Next Door Living Next Door
By: Syverkstan,
Sweden

Six different individuals living together like a big family.
I made this wallhanger a while ago, using my fantasy and different technics. It was fun to make and I think it became a happy one.

Quilt size: width: 24½" height: 42"

Manarola, Italy Manarola, Italy
By: Sally Manke, Fiber Artist,
Michigan, USA

This quilted wall hanging depicts the coastline of Manarola, Italy. We stayed in this tiny village while hiking the trails though the area. The colorful buildings, rocky shore and crashing waves are recreated with raw edge applique, confetti quilting, thread painting with cottons and other fibers.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 32"

Memories of Ireland Memories of Ireland
By: QuilterKat,
California, USA

Made to celebrate my daughter’s study abroad semester in Ireland. Unfortunately, the photo doesn’t show all the embroidery details. Quilted into the border is an Irish prayer: “May the sound of happy music and the lilt of Irish laughter fill your heart with gladness that stays forever after.”

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"

My house is my castle My house is my castle
By: Willeke de la Chambre – van der Velden,
Netherlands

In 2012, I participated in ”Building houses from scraps”
For each day of 2012, I made a house 7,5 x 7,5 cm; with a larger one in the middle. It was great fun to make the 266 houses. (but I was glad when New Year came in sight ;) )

Quilt size: width: 51" height: 63"

RENT Wall Hanging RENT Wall Hanging
By: RENT Wall Hanging,
Australia

I completed this quilt for our local theatre company to raffle, my thespian husband and talented step daughter are in this production of RENT. I free motion quilted this with a technique I had not done before, echo quilting, and feel it looks very effective and is perfect for a wall hanging.

Quilt size: width: 37" height: 44"

Road Trip Road Trip
By: Claire Alexander,
Oregon, USA

The road trip is through city and country, day and night, with the buildings on the city half, of course. Because of color balance, driving as the British do worked best. The little quilt started with the black and gold fabric that became the center line.

Quilt size: width: 10" height: 10"

Ryokan Ryokan
By: ANNE SIDELL,
California, USA

Ryokan means ‘inn’ in Japanese. These little Japanese inns each feature a different 6″ pieced block.

Quilt size: width: 62" height: 75"

Strolling Down the Block Strolling Down the Block
By: kbo,
California, USA

I collected Liberty Falls houses over the years and have more than I need, so I made “Strolling Down the Block” a calender quilt from HGTV’s website in 2003. finished in 2005. I love to embellish.

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 72"

Windmill Magic Windmill Magic
By: Gene Black,
Alabama, USA

This is a quilt that I made using hand dyed fabrics. The basic pattern was designed by Laura Wasilowski in her book “Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts”
I chose different colors and shibori fabrics to enhance the design. I think the shibori for both the tulips and the windmill blades add interest

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 21"

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This post was published on August 23rd, 2013. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

118 Responses to “House and Building Quilts”

  1. Karen says:

    I like “Grandmother’s Garden Fat Quarter bundle by Darlene Zimmerman.

  2. Sara says:

    I like Arizona Sky Tule Fat Quarter Bundle

  3. I should say Nevada Sun to prepare to survive the NW gray and rainy season coming up, but I’m going to say Bella Solids because I really like working with solids these days.

  4. Colette says:

    Grandma’s Garden fat quarter bundle. All I can think of is how sunny and full of promise the fabrics are especially since the summer is winding down so quickly.

  5. Yvonne says:

    Love the rich tones and colors in the Perfect Pairings.

  6. Mary says:

    I love Britain’s Best Fat Quarter Bundle. Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. Marilyn says:

    It is so kind and gracious of you to donate this fabric. All of them are lovely and if I win, will be most excited about using the material.

  8. Mary Anne says:

    I like Kim Diehl’s Perfect Pairing

  9. lee says:

    I love the Grandmothers’ Garden bundle!

  10. lindawwww says:

    I love Perfect Pairing by Kim Diehl.

  11. Lynn says:

    It was hard to name just one but I love the Snug as a bug fat quarter bundle by Melly and Me for Riley Blake!

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win the fabric!

  12. Barbara says:

    Love Honor Quilted in Honor Fat Quarter Bundle. Would be nice to win this for my first quilt!

  13. Debbie Lange says:

    I see endless potentials with Grandmas Garden Fat Quarter bundle Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman.

  14. Jeanne says:

    I like Gracie Girl. Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. Kathy Leake says:

    “Courage Quilted in Honor” caught my eye.

  16. Judy Marchand says:

    Lola! Luv the pattern and colours. Want to paint my family room to match!

  17. Patti says:

    Adorable You Whoo! Thanks for the opportunity!

  18. Pauline says:

    Scrumptious by Bonnie and Camille has me wanting to play with fabric. A bit thank you to the Fat Quarter Shop for the chance to win Girlie Girl Rolie Polies. Happy stitching!!

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