Monday, January 30, 2012

My House is Full . . . . . .

Just in time for the parade, my finished "Full House" which I have named "Christmas in the City".



My project finished at 41" x 42" and has approximately 423 pieces.
The fabric is Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater.
The pattern is Full House by Carrie Nelson for Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.
This is Lifetime Quilt #79 and my second finish for 2012.
My first two projects of the year have a total of approximately 1.422 pieces.

I got a few requests for my town house pattern, here it is:



The roof is a 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" - For the roof cut a 5 1/2" square diagonally twice use one piece- for the sky cut a 3 1/4" square diagonally once, use both pieces. Trim to correct size.

Door - red in picture - cut one 2" x 2 3/4" piece

Windows - green in picture - cut five 1 1/2" x 1 3/4" piece

Siding - black dot print in picture - cut three 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" pieces, one 3" x 1 1/2" piece, three 1 1/2" x 1 3/4" pieces, and five 1" x 1 3/4" pieces.



Once all the pieces are correctly sewn together you get a town house that is 4 1/2" wide x 10 1/4" long.

Someone left a comment saying that my town houses reminded them of Meg Ryan's town house in the movie "You've Got Mail", one of my all time favorite movies. I bet I've watched that movie nearly 50 times. No wonder I thought I needed some town houses!

Additional Note on Sweetwater's "The Neighborhood" pattern - I just received the pattern in the mail, those cute little cottages are appliqued! I thought they were pieced. I'm not in the mood for an applique project now but am thinking maybe I can convert the applique patterns into pieced patterns, stay tuned for further updates!

Melinda at Melinda Quilts has made the pattern and said the applique wasn't that hard, she machine applied her cottages. Click here for a looksie.

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35 comments:

  1. ok this is just too adorable, i Love house quilts and adding the townhouses makes it even more interesting to me. Ok its officially on the list
    I will have to order Carries pattern

    I love that movie too!!!!
    I have watched it a few times...not 50 though!
    LOL
    have a great week!
    Kathie

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  2. I love your quilt! The townhouses are very cute and give the pattern an new look. Love it.

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  3. It's wonderful! Love the townhouses! Oh darn I just ordered the Neighborhood pattern...I don't want to do applique houses...I'll have to do some math.

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  4. Adorable, Thelma. I love it!!!!! The townhouses are fabulous and definitely remind me of the townhouse in "You've Got Mail" (a movie I watch every time it's on - LOL)

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  5. I abslutely love your version! Reminds me of homes in The Netherlands.

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  6. I LOVE it, Thelma!! You really kicked it up a notch!!
    P

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  7. Loved your neighbourhood...I'd move in!

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  8. Oh, to live in a neighbourhood with all those red houses :) The town houses are calling my name...I knew there was a reason I was behind on this project lol! Thanks Thelma!

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  9. I love the reindeer peeking out the windows! How cute are they?!?! Now, if I only had a little sewing time! I love the pillow that was done from this pattern too. I think it may have been on Carrie's blog. So many ideas!

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  10. Great quilt. I love your creativity!

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  11. I absolutely adore your townhouses! And the fabric is so pretty. Nicely done!!!

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  12. Can't wait to see this little quilt on display in your house at Christmas. It is so cute, I would be tempted to keep it out year round! I bought that Sweetwater Neighborhood pattern as well, and have been thinking of making it. Now that I have made a few houses I want to do more!

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  13. Your quilt is absolutely charming! I am happy for you that you finished in time for the "parade" but sad for me...as I am still waiting for my pattern. I will take not of the pattern you gave for the town houses though. You are one of the most prolific quilters I have ever seen! You sure can pump them out! Bravo!

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  14. oops that should have said, " I will take note"...

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  15. Love your townhouses and the fabric you used. Countdown is one of my favorite lines. Great way to use it!

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  16. Love your unique twist to the quilt! Great name, too!

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  17. Wonderful version, Thelma. Great twist on the pattern.

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  18. Ha ha - I'm the one who mentioned Meg Ryan's home in "You've Got Mail"! I also love the movie and always tear up when she's closing the shop and remembering how she'd twirl with her mother......

    Your finished Christmas in the City is simply adorable. It still has that crisp, clean look and is so enchanting. (another reference to the movie! :)
    *Sillysally* aka choc chip addict

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  19. once again and outstanding job Thelma. thanks for the tut on your town houses!

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  20. Love the quilt! The fabric is really wonderful.

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  21. Absolutely love your Christmas in the City quilt!!! Thank you for sharing the pattern.....I would love to try my hand at one :)

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  22. ii have spent days and trying to figure out how to make my houses taller thinking of making it to hang behind my bed anyway wish i would have waited now thank you thank you thnk you love it

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  23. I like the original pattern but I LOVE how you made it your own with the townhouses. And thanks for including the directions for how you made them. And so cute in those fabrics. I have the pattern, meant to join the parade this month, but did not get to it in time.

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  24. I love this quilt! The way you "Thelma-ized" it is the cutest! The townhouses are perfect for this quilt. Thanks for sharing the directions.
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  25. Need I say anything other than AWESOME?!!

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  26. Oh Thelma - your quilt is just too stinkin cute! I love it. Your townhouses are awesome & the name Christmas in the City is perfect! Congrats on wonderful finish #2 for 2012!

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  27. Gorgeous. Love the townhouses ... a great addition.

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  28. Your version of Full House is wonderful! I just love how your townhouses turned out. Thanks so much for sharing how you made them :-) Now you are ahead for the holidays.

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  29. Your town is so stylish... and I just watched that movie last weekend. Tom and Meg are a great pair! Your townhouses and houses were a great pairing also. Thanks so much for the tut on making those. I want to copy yours... including the Countdown fabric!

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  30. Beautiful quilt Thelma! Love those townhouses!

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  31. I just love your Townhouses!!! You are so clever. Have you thought about publishing your patterns because you really have a knack for this stuff:) I think I've seen that movie a million times. I just love it completely!!!

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  32. Your quilts are absolutely breathtaking! congratulations! I will definately try to make your town.

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