11.3.07

House projects

I've started a new project. As I usually do. Since we're moving to a new house I thought houses would be a suitable theme. It's an idea I've had bubbling in my head for a while now (it's kinda crowded in there...). One block will move to this wonderful little shop, sometime this Spring. Take a look at Catherine's own houses, they are adorable! I got a fun idea for numbering my house quilts. This first quilt will be house number one obviously. It's still missing in the picture. Number two will be ready soon. Stay tuned if you want a house with your number (I'm not sure how far my inspiration will take me...) or contact me (kajsa dot wikman at gmail dot com) if you want one in your favourite colours!

Yesterday there was an interesting add in the paper - there will be a craft exhibition in my hometown this Summer, applications should be handed next Friday. Should I try my luck and get something done until Friday? It would be great if they'd pick one of my pieces, but the time schedule is a little... tight. I was thinking about a large version of this, any opinions?

Talking about numbers I just noticed this will be post number 52 on this blog. I was quite surprised, didn't think I posted that often and I've only been here since last Summer. Anyway, thanks so much to all of you for your kind comments and encouragement, it means a lot to me!!!

Sunny Spring days to all of you!

20 comments:

Mirre said...

The quilt is adorable and I definitely think that you should try to participate in the exhibition!

Ali said...

Yes, yes, enter the exhibition!

And I love the tall skinny tree in your house one.

marcisenders said...

I love this quilt and the idea of making one with your # on it. I think this is a great way to celebrate a home...I just became a first time homeowner and may be emailing you once my moving bills are paid! I also think you should apply for the show!

stephanie s said...

oh yes.... enter the show, especially since it is your hometown!!!! looking forward to hearing all about it. the house is great!

Alex said...

Yes, do number the house quilts and yes, do apply for the exhibition.
A bigger version of this adorable quilt would be fine, also I could think of maybe four different pieces, joined somehow (loops, knots, buttons, whatever), maybe one house during different seasons or times of a day.
Oh, I see many of these wonderful quilts emerging in future... have fun!

amandajean said...

oh, I love this little quilt. so wonderful!

Laurraine said...

Kajsa, You would be silly not to enter this show! It'll be great!!! I love your new house quilt by the way... I think a larger version of the house quilt would be awesome... Is this an annual craft fair? If so, you could put the number of years on the house!

beki said...

Wonderful! I love houses, they're one of my most favorite subjects. Like you, my head is full, but I have a little house project planned out in my mind that I can't wait to get to.

Robyn said...

Love the house quilt and you should apply for the craft fair/exhibition. You have wonderful talent, a different style and I like that.

ruth said...

The house quilt is great! I love it. You should definitely try and enter the competition, the birds are cool, or you could even use the house quilt you showed in this post.

catherine said...

Yes, enter the show for sure!!
I lOVE this quilt, and can't wait to have your art at my shop!
thanks for the link, and good luck on your move!

Kristina said...

I say DEFINATELY go! Super exiting. What was your hometown again? I should stop by for the fair ;o)ANY of your gorgeous quilts will be GREAT to submit. Can't you just use some you already made, to save time?
There's a long line of quilts to number 16 - my number ;o)

tiffany et al. said...

the house quilts are lovely. you are very talented. happy spring to you. take care.

tiel s-k said...

loving your houses and Catherine's too. you should do the exhibition.

Isis said...

I accidentily stumbled upon you blog! I have been looking at your flickr for sometime, but I had never seen the blog before :-) I have to say I LOVE reading it.
And yes, I think it'd be great if you could participate in the exhibition!

Anina said...

I absolutely love everything you make and am adding your blog to my favorites for inspiration. Thanks!

Di said...

I've just discovered your blog and I love your mini quilts, the colours and designs are beautiful!!

Liz Harvatine said...

I really love this house! I also love the idea that you could make a whole little neighborhood. Beautiful work!

Natasha said...

I just found your blog and am drooling over all your creations. Great house piece and Yes, yes enter the exhibition!!

mimos e vaidades said...

Congratulations, it's beautiful