house numbers

all the houses are freshly painted and numbered

while some eager residents are already settling in

and discovering new neighbors

some are still adding last minute details

I hope they have a happy and comfortable living here. I envy that they can hop to the town to have a yummy Paris macaroon anytime they like but can also enjoy the green sorroundings all year round.

I have never seen a house with the number 'zero'. So I couldn't help assigning it to the tiny house of the bunch :)

The flower prints and yellow trees are from Far far away collection by Heather Ross. Maureen gave me this blue floral when we were visitng her in California. Suzuko Koseki's 'Sites of Paris' in light mint green is what inspired me with the theme. It has Moulin Rouge dancers, romantic postcards, Eiffel tower, fun text and fashion accessories.
 I thought Atelier Akiko's fabric in light blue is perfect for the sky. I love that it gives an illusion of delicate ribbons floating in the sky.. perfect for Paris, don't you think? ( ' u ' )

The houses and numbers which are focus of this quilt are from Ikea. When I spotted the House print on the shelves I instantly felt like making a LogCabin quilt with them as the center. But I had no idea what to to do with the number print but it looked too good to leave behind. I am glad they came together in this quilt. Each house has a unique number so that the postman would have no worries finding the right address.

These are the biggest blocks I have ever made. They are 14" square. By the time I finished making all the blocks I was also running out of fabrics. Now I only have small scraps of Suzuko fabric left :/

What are your plans for today? I will be working on putting these blocks together :)
Thank you for stopping by! Hope you have a Sunny morning!


sweet home

.. a sweet home to live, laugh, enjoy each other..

 nestled among wild roses under clear blue skies

sunshine, daisies and a curious owl near the window

a small shady patch of green grass in a corner of the garden to rest and dream...

Wish you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving full of love, laughter and sweet scents ( ' v ' )


wrap up and a new start

Thank you for your kind words and sweetest comments on the basket quilt. I am so grateful for the continuous support and sweetness of my old friends and warm welcome visits of new friends. Appreciate it all more than I can say! ( ' v ' )

There are miscellaneous blocks left. I hope you don't find it as a repetition after seeing the completed quilt :-\

All I want is to sing it song and singing..

These cherry lovers seem to be quite at home in my sugar and creamer set.

It is a happy day!

Yum! these nuts will last me all winter!

shoot the apple in 3 minutes!
(time is running out and I am too scared... help!)

 Now my new project is planning for a quiet and cozy neighborhood in the outskirts of Paris. 

Away from hustle of the city but still close enough to walk to a cafe' or take a friend along for a lazy day of sightseeing. So far it is only two houses, I will share more as the work is progressing.

Hope you are staying warm and toasty.. temps are certainly dipping! ( ' n ' )