Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Animal House and a Giveaway

The quilt was completed on Sunday but taking good pictures was a challenge due to limited daylight hours.  And then snowy or cloudy weather AAAAARRRRGGGHHHHHH.
I am dying to show this one.  Here is the flimsy.

A beautiful day
Here is the back story of the quilt.
You know that Angela Walters is the queen of FMQ. Since I do not FMQ, (not even to save my life), I had not dived into the pool of Angela worshippers but admired her beautiful work from the sidelines.

But when Angela Walters joined forces with Craftsy (I am an affiliate) for the Midnight Quilt Show, I could not resist her awesomeness any longer.

In May, Angela did this show - Scrappy On Point Triangle Quilt. It is a free pattern.
I did like the pattern, but it seemed incomplete.

Scrappy On Point Triangle Quilt Pattern
The blocks looked like a cute roof, but it seemed that the house was missing. Just my opinion.
Angela had built castles in the air. It was up to me to put foundations underneath. The question was who should live in that house.

Chapter challenge
About the same time, my quilt guild announced the Chapter Challenge for the next Quilt Show - A quilt with Animals.
And I had this AHA moment. I knew what I had to do. I had to take Angela's roof blocks and place them over animal houses.

OK, I did modify the pattern, so that I could use jelly roll strips for the background. 
I started with 1.5" fabric strips. Sew two together along the length. The resulting combined strip set will be 2.5" wide. Placed RST with the 2.5" white jelly roll strips and stitched on both sides to make a tube. The rest of the pattern is the same to get the roof shapes.

Strip set

Making a tube

I did that with several strip sets. Made several roof blocks.

Assembly Line

Now comes the fun part - the houses and their adorable inhabitants.
Black & White need not be boring

Foxy!!!

Scary!!!

Time to put them together!!!
So cute


Holy cow!!!

Heard the buzz?

Oh design wall!!!

Rows of houses and the quilt top comes together.

Coming together



Yes, crabs have a house too!

So cute and so cheerful. I am calling this one Animal House.

Finished Flimsy - Happy Dance

I chose a crabby fabric for the backing. Why not? Let's take the animal theme all the way.
Quilted it using my walking foot, obviously. Just lines. I believe that is breeze - Houses in the Breeze.

Finished

The bright orange binding makes everything pop and matches the backing too :-)

Orange Binding Pops

How many different animal fabrics are in there?

Did you see the hedgehogs?

Not all. But a lot of them. There are several that did not make the cut.

Owls are a hoot!

So many owls. What a hoot :-D

The cows and the monsters are my favorite. But the cats have so much attitude. Shall we say Catitude?

Under the Tree

The finished quilt measures about 44" by 61". I am that after a wash it will shrink to under 60" along the length. It needs to be under 60" to qualify for the show.

Bundle of Joy
They may not be measuring each quilt, but I'd hate it if a small technicality kept this bundle of cuteness from making it to the show.

Paul, the model

Here is a close-up of the quilting.

Walking foot quilting

Labelled
I love it!!!
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But if you are done spending money, here is a giveaway for you.  I started this blog four years ago. I know time flies, especially since I have been having sew much fun.

To celebrate this anniversary, I will share with you my 5" squares of cute animals.  There are three prizes - 20 squares each of animal cuteness.

Sample of squares in the giveaway

If you'd like to get your hands on these adorable, darling fabrics, please leave me a comment, telling me which animal fabric is your favorite.  If you follow me, leave me a second comment telling me how you follow me.

If you are a no-reply blogger, please include your email. Or better still stop being a no-reply blogger. Here is how http://www.sewathomemummy.com/2013/01/are-you-no-reply-blogger.html

This giveaway is now closed. Winners announced here.
I will announce the three winners on Christmas Day.  
Wishing you a joyful holiday season.
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92 comments:

  1. This quilt is absolutely adorable! Just what you need to cheer up on a dull winter day. I love how the bright roofs work together with your cute animal fabrics. I won't be entering the giveaway because sending prizes outside the US is too much trouble :)), but Happy blog anniversary and keep up the brilliant work!

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  2. This is SO CUTE! I love house quilts and this one is just adorable! It's almost like an updated I spy quilt! I like the cats with the green background!

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  3. You are a genius! Your quilt is perfect!

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  4. Cute, cute, stinkin' cute!! So creative, love the animals. Don't enter me in your drawing, I have too much fabric now, LOL!!

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  5. This is SO FREAKING ADORABLE!!!!!!! I want to make one just like it. My favorite animal fabric is the black and white dogs and cats.

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  6. I love the little houses, it looks so fun. I love the cows,
    ckersh1@cox.net

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  7. Hi Preeti,
    Once you mentioned that Angela's quilt were rows of roofs without the supporting structure, that's all I could see. Such a cute idea and what a wonderful tie-in with your guild's theme. I hope it shrinks that one inch! I'm sure it will but it makes me nervous now just wondering. Merry Christmas to you and your family! ~smile~ Roseanne P.S. Don't enter me in the drawing either - but I do follow you as well.

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  8. A wonderfully creative way to make a outstanding quilt. Good luck in the show. The cow/hen fabric tickles my funny bone. Such attitude. Also Snoppy and Woodstock are my heroes.

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  9. I follow your blog with Bloglovin. Have a great day.

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  10. What an awesome quilt!! The walking foot quilting lines are perfect for this pattern. I found your blog through Free Motion By The River Linky Tuesday. Merry Christmas!

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  11. I love it! Hedgehogs especially!

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  12. This is adorable Preeti. Wonderful way to expand on those triangles. You will surely do well in the challenge with your guild. Congrats on fur years of writing this blog - I love reading it. (Thank you but don't enter me in the giveaway -- I have too many projects started just now. The fabric is adorable though.)

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  13. Your quilt is so adorable. What a creative mind you have. I hope you get your quilt to size to qualify for the show as it needs to be seen.

    Shopping my stash yesterday I found some adorable owl fabric I didn't remember I had and a cute scrap of coral kitty fabric that will go in my BH mystery quilt. Both were surprise finds. Owls and cats fabrics for me.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  14. Since half the commenters have already called this quilt adorable, I'm struggling to come up with another adjective. I love I Spy quilts and this is a creative take on them. Hope you win a prize in the challenge. My favorite animal fabric is the black and whit cats.
    Pat

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  15. What an adorable quilt! You always have the best ideas! What could those triangle units be other than roofs? I love all the fabric choices, too. I hope it goes well at the quilt show. And happy blogiversary too! And for what it's worth, you'd be awesome at free motion quilting.

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  16. What an adorable quilt. You did a great job making it your own pattern. I love the owls and the hedgehogs.

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  17. I follow on Bloglovin and on Instagram.

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  18. Happy Blogiversary! Here's to many more! I love how you added foundations to those roof tops. It's a fantastic idea. I've been following you for a couple years now via Bloglovin, and look forward to your bright and creative posts. And the elephants are my favorite, with the bees following a close second.

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  19. Oh, Preeti! This Animal House quilt is so adorable! It's hard to choose, but I really like the green background w/ the pink and white cats on it. Looks like momma cat is carrying one of the babies. I love it! cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  20. I follow you by email. Thanks for offering the giveaway. The quilt is adorable! cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  21. This is so cute, I have to try it. I have been saving child friendly scraps and I know there are some animals in it. My favorite print would be the cows cats and foxes. The wild animals print is cute too. I would never had thought of the fish, guess that is letting you know I have no fish. I maybe fat quarter hunting.

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  22. I follow you on e-mail. Thanks for the direction of how you made the blocks. Your points are perfect. Here's wishing you and yours
    a Merry Christmas. And hoping to hear from you. 8-)

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  23. Your quilt is adorable! I think that you had such a brilliant idea at using the roofs to house the animals! My favorite print, which is very hard to choose, is the dark blue fabric with the variety of colorful owls. They are so cute. Thank you for sharing!

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  24. Preeti,
    I always love your inspiration and this is a great idea. I'm collecting insects and was planning to use the bug jar pattern, but your idea is much, much better. Choosing a favorite print is tough, but I'm voting for the giraffes and lions and crossing my fingers for the giveaway. I follow you on Bloglovin' and your posts always brighten my day. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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  25. What a cute idea :) I love the cows.🐄❤️

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  26. What a fun quilt! I love the fire breathing dragons and the cows with attitude.

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  27. That was so creative. I love what you did with those triangles. The quilting and binding was perfect. Thanks for sharing the adventure and all of the photos. I can't pick a favorite fabric!

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  28. All the fabrics are great, but as a “PugMom”, I’Mpartial to the dog fabric!

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  29. Love your bright colours as usual and love all the animal houses. If I were a judge, I would give you a prize for sure! I like cats best.

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  30. My favorite is the owls on navy fabric in the house with red roof. If I win the squares I will pass them on to our new baby quilt chairman. Have too much fabric already.

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  31. I follow you by email. ham1mond@yahoo.com

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  32. Hi, very cute quilt. My favorite is Snoopy and Woodstock.
    Patty
    paweis at yahoo dot com

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  33. I follow you on facebook
    Patty
    paweis at yahoo dot com

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  34. love the cows...and the crabs carry their houses on their backs! refusestofear at yahoo dot com
    I follow you on IG

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  35. I love the cats with kittens--wish I had some of that fabric!--but then I like most cat fabrics. I may have to make a Cat House quilt for my cat companions and my bed; I'm sure they would approve.
    susanprincess at att dot net

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  36. I follow you by email.
    susanprincess at att dot net

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  37. This quilt is so darn cute! What a terrific idea to change up the pattern, it is awesome!!!

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  38. My fav is cows because as a child I grew up around cows. My fav cow was named Bossy. Sweet memories. Love your quilt!! Would like to make one as an "I spy" for Linus. Merry Christmas too!

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  39. Love this quilt. It is so me... My favorite is the black and white kitties.

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  40. Preeti, I love this quilt. The animals make the houses so cute.

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  41. Love love love this quilt. What a great title, too.
    mary in Az

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  42. such a bright and cheery quilt. Hard to pick a favorite un til I saw the snoopy and woodstock they have been a favorite forever

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  43. I really enjoy reading about your orocess - and how to add 1 and 1 to avj
    Hieve a perfect 10 !! Great animals - my grandson (16 months) would enjoy these. super duper finish (i love those cows and owls and Snoopy)

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  44. I follow you with Bloglovin and I also follow you on Instagram.

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  45. Animal House is wonderful! A child would love it!

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  46. I love your Animal House...would love to make one, one day! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  47. What a great idea for a quilt. It is wonderful. I just love the crab fabric - so unusual

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  48. I follow your blog via your website

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  49. i love the black and white cats and dogs. thanks for sharing.

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  50. The quilt is just adorable. My favorite would be the crabby fabric.

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  51. Oh how clever, it makes a lovely I spy quilt, you certainly have a wonderful array of fabrics, I wish I could shop where you shop but alas, the postage and import duty can make it rather expensive. Talking about postage don't enter my for the giveaway, it's too expensive, but I follow you anyway just because I like your posts, and I like you too, you always make me smile.

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  52. So cute! A little house I spy! Thanks for sharing

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  53. What a great finish. Your whole quilt is lovely. Thanks for sharing the process. And have you thought of making a pattern for it or doing a full tutorial. It would be fun to join in.
    I think I like seeing the cows in the house. They look very happy there. Cheers.

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  54. Happy Blogiversary! I love your animal houses quilt and the story of your inspiration for this adorable finish. It's beautiful!

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  55. How cute is that an 'animal house'!! Very creative of you.

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  56. Yes I follow you on Bloglovin, Happy Anniversary to you and your blog;)

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  57. Your collection of Animal Houses is way too cute! My little monkey says he wants a monkey house in his backyard when he grows up. LOL. I follow you with Bloglovin.

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  58. I don’t know if I could pick a favorite. But the cows sure are cute. Happy Blogiversary!

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  59. You know...you are so clever! This is such a wonderfully creative quilt! The houses are adorable. I don't think I've ever seen so many animals in fabric form! Well done! It looks like the kind of party I'd like to be invited to!

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  60. What a great QUILT! Love it, you are real artist !

    Love the cows fabric, really silly and cute.!

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  61. How very fun!! You came up with a marvelous idea, and the name is perfect. My favorite is the one with the cows and sheep, although honestly, they're all so much fun.

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  62. I like the Tiger Lily Marching Cats the most, margrietluijendijk@gmail.com

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  63. I picked your blog up at Esther Aliu's blog, margrietluijendijk@gmail.com

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  64. I just adore 2 of those you presented. First is the large black and white dogs and cats. Second is the print of black line drawings of cats.

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  65. I follow you on the Blogger reader. You succeeded in a difficult balance- you made a cute quilt that is not cutesy. You have to look close at the gorgeous color quilt to realize the animal fabrics, and then the quilt takes on another spin. I would love any of the animal squares to use in the quilts I make for the Gold Star kids summer camp here in Buffalo.

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  66. Pick a favorite? Gee, I love all of them. All the cat and owl fabrics are such fun, but I guess I would have to choose Snoopy and Woodstock.

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  67. Very cute quilt. Animal houses, love the owls. I follow on the blogger reader. Keep on quilting.

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  68. I forgot to say that I love all the animal fabrics, but especially the fox fabric. And I'm your follower now, through Bloglovin'.

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  69. What a cute quilt! It's adorable! The idea to put the animals in the houses was great, and if I had to choose just one, I would say the foxes.

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  70. I WANT to make animal houses now! After I started reading your post, I thought “what a great idea” and this is one of the reasons that I love these linkups.
    Please enter me - tvonzalez@gmail.com

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  71. I love this quilt! One of my favorite features is the way you have offset the houses. Your blog ost is as lively and fun as the quilt itself 🙂 Have to admit that I like the happy little crabs fabric. Here in the Chesapeake Bay area, crab themed fabrics are not usually so crab-friendly...

    Your blog is really refreshing and delightful. I am often amazed by your talent and creativity. Thanks for taking the time and making the effort to write about your life and projects.

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  72. Such a fun idea for the houses to put under those great triangle blocks!Good luck on the guild challenge!

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  73. Hiya Preeti!
    I *LOVE* your Animal House quilt!
    It's so hard to choose just one fabric print...but the fox on black/navy is my favorite! I also like the b/w cats(actually any cat prints) and the cute hedgehogs!
    Thanks for writing such a great blog!
    Quilty Huggs,
    Jacqueline

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  74. Hi again,
    I follow your blog via email.
    Quilty Huggs!
    Jacqueline

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  75. It's definitely a bundle of cuteness! Congrats on the finish.

    If I have to pick one...I think the foxes are my fav.

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  76. This is just the cutest idea! I would love to win your fabric squares. karenbbsnow@gmail.com

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  77. I like them all, but the cows are udderly adorable. Thanks.
    joyecox@yahoo.com

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  78. LOVE your house quilt! Thank you for the tutorial.
    I like all those prints, especially the cows!

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  79. Such a cute quilt - I love it. My favourite animal print is the one with dragons.

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  80. I love your quilt! The houses are perfect! My favorite fabric has to be the kitties. I’m kind of obsessed by kitties right now as I have two new babies in my house - Klaus and Magnus. We’re having lots of fun getting to know each other

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  81. I love your quilt! If I win those squares, I'm making one just like it!

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  82. Oh My Gosh!!! How I love this quilt!! you have the best Ah-Ha Moments!! it turned out amazing!!

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  83. How fun! Love that you started with a pattern and made it your own.

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