While returning home this Spring I stumbled onto this book, “Houses, Houses, Houses” by Yoko Saito!
Man, I love Yoko’s work and in this book I think I found her finest work! Don’t let the cover fool you…it’s not about play houses, although they are sweet….
..be warned there are incredible patterns in this book! Check it out…
You will find elaborate house quilts…even more elaborate than this one!
And another house quilt…maybe slightly more simplified…but yowzers… look at that fence!! This is the version that Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop is using in their BOM…where the houses are made of wool! We are talking STUNNING quilt…absolutely incredible! Japanese Daiwabo fabrics are used as the background and rich wool for the applique…Make sure you are sitting down when you see how much each monthly BOM will cost you (plus shipping)…and make sure you add up each month to see the final cost! It ain’t pretty…BUT when you are finished, you WILL have an heirloom quilt…a unique and gorgeous heirloom quilt! A quilt the kids’ will be fight over…(haha)
There are also smaller projects in this book….
Like these place mats…but seriously would you REALLY use them as place mats? OUCH! Just seeing that mug on that lovely mat makes me wince! It’s just WRONG!!
And look at this basket…WOW!! A work of ART!
I could look at this book all day long…such eye candy!! Such workmanship!! Such inspiration!
The sun is shining and the weatherman SAID our temperature was going to be up in the low 20Cs so I better get outside and WEED! While I weed I’ll be thinking of houses…rows and rows of houses!! It’s SEW nice to day-dream…while you work?! (Snow White’s Seven Dwarfs had the right idea…
“Just whistle while you work
And cheerfully together we can tidy up the place
So hum a merry tune (humming)
It won't take long when there's a song to help you get back to
Pucker up…and whistle…:o}
Have a thrilling Thursday and happy Quilting!~P