Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Street Building.

I've finally finished my strip for the strip bees quilting bee.

The planner who designed this street did a very poor job. He, yes it was a man, gave the big pink house second from the left as you look at it too big a garden and when the council came to check his work they realised that the garden encroached over the border at the front. The council made the planner chop a piece of the garden off leaving the house with a very small front garden. When he'd nearly finished the planner also realsied the street wasn't quite long enough and he'd nearly run out of materiels for the sky, yes the sky is the planner's responsibility in this town, so he had to bodge together the end of the street on the right hand side. I think this planner needs to start planning and not just making it up as he goes along or else he might find himself out of a job pretty soon.

The builders have however built some more quite cute houses since last week.

I've also finished another Jazz Hands block.

The colour scheme of this one is quite different to the others.
I've realised most of them have a red/pink, yelloe, green/blue schemer. This isn't intentional but they must be the colours I naturally go for. Here are all the completed blocks so far.


Pat Sloan has put out a sew every day in July challenge on her blog. I thought I'd join in to keep me going as I've not done a great deal lately. Fifteen minutes a day counts so I should be able to manage that.

And finally, it's great when your neighbour's shrub grows over your fence and you can pinch some some of the gorgeously scented flowers for the house. I think it's a philadelphus.

Linking up with Fabric Tuesday, link in side bar.
Bye for now, Maria


Fran said...

Well, now I'm seriously scared about going next on your strip for the bee!! Those houses are just gorgeous :-)

Mack and Mabel said...

Your houses are wonderful :) I love them!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

so funny!
Love your jazz hands and pretty vases!

Cloud CouCou said...

Love your street, the houses are so cute.. it's like the quilter's dream, when can I move in?!

heart of charnwood said...

What a cool street, i'd like to live there! And the Jazz Hands blocks are fab, love the colours :o)

Sarah Lizzie said...

Now that is my kind of town planner!! The view from the street(where I am standing) is gorgeous....don't quite know which piece of real estate I like the best....they are all so, so cute!! Love, love the fabric, patterns and colour. 'Tis a street filled with whimsy!! And......your Jazz Hands....they are sublime!! Just visiting your lovely blog from 'the bottom of the world'.

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

Those houses are so darn cute!

Kelly Young said...

oh wow! LOVE your jazz hands blocks. Those look so fantastic all together. Your little houses are really cute too! I'm so glad you shared these at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

QuiltCandy said...

Your houses are adorable! What an eclectic street you have made, I wonder what the inhabitants are like??! Loving the Jazz Hands, as always. Such great fabric choices :-)

Karen said...

Really cute street! All the houses are so individual. The strip bee is a great idea, can't wait to see what the others come up with. :-)

Patchwork and Play said...

Love your row is houses! I'd say she was a very creative builder who built that! And I finished my jazz hands quilt earlier in the year! Yours looks great! ( popped over from Instagram. )

Archie the wonder dog said...

It seems that the town planner is lucky to still have his job and it's a wonder the builders are listening to him...he must be quite a charmer ;o) Love the street, I can't wait to see what else gets added to it!

Your Jazz Hands block is gorgeous, as is are the flowers on that shrub!