Saturday, October 04, 2008

Announcing the House, Home, or Pantry Class

It's gotten cold here - finally feels like fall. Seems like the trees never turned pretty colors, they just lost leaves. I've decorated with my Halloween quilts - woohoo! Kinda ridiculous how many of them I have AND how many more I want to make.

Here's Pokey with Halloween Faces in the background:

I've finally decided on the theme for the fall/winter class (not that I'm calling it that). It's House, Home, or Pantry. I've started the class blog and explained it all there. I hope you'll join me. You can make the quilt as silly, holidayish or serious as you like.

I was thinking that I'd make a Wooooohoooo haunted houses quilt. Buuut I do already have a Halloween Houses quilt. This was the third quilt I made using Gwen Marston's liberated houses method and this was where I realized I could indeed free-piece letters.

Instead I'm making a Witch's Pantry inspired by the great quilt that MamaSpark made. Mamaspark also inspired Dote: look at hers. All of the jars for our class have to be free-pieced and I bet some of you can figure out how to do that on your own. But I AM working on the tutorial to make wonky jars and bottles - I'll have it posted soon.

I'm such a procrastinator, figured I'd better announce that I'm working on the tutorial though so that all of you could pressure me to get it done.

Please come play with me! That class blog is awful lonely at the moment...

10 comments:

Clare said...

I'm in. Does trying to finish Haunted Houses count too?

nicolette said...

I’ve hopped over to the class blog. Love the idea!

Kathie said...

I have always loved this Halloween quilt of yours.
someday :)
I need to collect halloween fabric to do this.
Love the idea of the class though, that will keep everyone motivated. Looking forward to seeing the projects!
I LOVE house quilts!
Kathie

Nancy said...

I love the houses, always love Gwen's houses. I went back and read the house section in Liberated Quilting the other day. I enjoy reading how she stumbled on the free pieced house idea.

jude said...

can i join even if i haven't finished my alphabet soup yet?

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

Tonya, I think you've read my mind. I do feel a little guilty knowing that I haven't finished my previous two class quilts, but I do have every intention to! Anyway, I do have a house quilt in mind, it's a matter of finding time to do it!

Chocolate Cat said...

I love the 'halloween house' quilt!!

Cher said...

oh...houses? already have some house blocks in mind to make..I think I have a few ideas though they may not be Halloween themed-and I have been working on my summer class quilt as lately as today.

Chris' Shady Grove said...

I love your quilt top. Fun!

Karen said...

Love the Halloween quilt!