Friday, October 1, 2010

Gnome Homes Top Finished!

Hello all! Wow, it's been a long time since I posted. I went through a non-crafty period, but I'm back in the saddle now! I finally finished the gnome home top for my wonderful MIL for Xmas. I fell in love with these gnome homes last year and decided to make my own copy of some of the blocks I saw on the Bee Imaginative Blog, like these and these.

Click any photo to see the detail!

Here are a few closeups for ya. Ooops, I cut off the tree top! Oh well, still like it.

This poor gnome can't even live in his own main floor - it's a jungle down there.

Here's what my stash looks like now in my Ikea Bergsbo cabinet. The five piles on the very top are the only remnants of the quilt store fabric I used to buy before I discovered designer fabric! I have been slowly getting rid of it, and slowly increasing my stash of Amy Butler, Heather Ross, Tina Givens, etc. etc. After the great scrap bucket giveaway from two posts ago, I am down to the three buckets you see here.

How many designers can you identify from this closeup? Click to see bigger.

Here's why I haven't been posting much, too busy enjoying the gorgeous Texas "fall" weather with Mr. Babyquilts and kiddos at McKinney Falls State Park. Gigi says I'm 2 and too tired to walk anymore!

Cheers everyone, hope to post again soon.


Melissa said...

Wow! That quilt is amazing! The colors, the houses, the gnomes...I love it all!

And nice stash, by the way.

We are hoping to get out and enjoy this weather too, if we can all stay healthy!

Katie B. said...

Hey, Wendy! I've been wondering what you've been up to. I'm loving your gnome quilt. Very cute!

Cheryl Arkison said...

That's a sweet top. Very you.

Stephanie in Michigan said...

What a cute idea to do gnome homes. I love it! Glad to see you back!

belinda said...

TOO CUTE GIRL!!! Glad you are back on the creative merry go round!
Now get that quilt QUILTED!!!