Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Little House Update - A Horse in the house?

Making Little Houses throughout the year

I've really never had a horse in the house.

I think even Mr. Ed The Talking Horse lived in a barn.

I will limit the animals I have in my future little windows - but they are fun!  I think I will have a chicken in a house, then back to flowers etc.

Modular homes to create a neighborhood

My little houses are currently modular homes.

Most of these are not sewn - just component units ready for assembly.  Many more components are cut and sorted - ready for assembly.

I've decided I also want to 'build a few' to represent the homes I recall thoughout my, yellow, white...

This project is Jeanneke's Building Houses From Scraps.  HERE   I never intended to try to make a house a day.  I'll be happy with a small quilt. The pattern is for sale HERE.

What fabric represents your house?
Have a great week!


  1. Over the years we have had baby piglets in the laundry room, a snake in the bathroom (don't ask), a bat in the basement, a bird in the utility room, and mice in the solarium--but no horses! What kind of fabric represents a geodesic dome that has been visited by all those critters? Don't know! : )
    Love your little subdivision!

  2. A horse is a horse, of course, of course,
    And no one can talk to a horse of course
    That is, of course, unless the horse is the famous Mr. Ed.

    Nothing like a good tv theme song *s* . . . oh and some quilt blocks, too!

  3. Very cute Dawn! Love Libby's fun rhyme, delightful and I also remember Mr. ED!

    Love your houses. I am still working on mine too.

    Carolyn :)

  4. So cute! I like having the horse in the window!

  5. Critters in the window - priceless!!!! Like Janet O. if it is an animal - it has probably spent some time in my house!!! Lovely little village!!!

  6. Cute, Cute, Cute. Just a very spoiled Westie in my house.

  7. I really like the horse in the window. I think you should stick to the theme and put a different animal in every window!!

  8. i love the Mr. Ed house~!!~

    :- D

  9. I love the animals in your houses. They are really cute.

  10. I had a baby lamb stay in my kitchen for a few days...

  11. Fun project and I like the horse in the window. Whatever fabric represented my house would have to be busy! with 3 dogs in the windows - or more likely looking out the door.

  12. Great little houses, Dawn. Very cute having a horse in the window! I love the green sashing and yellow cornerstones.

  13. So cute!
    I love the little houses.

  14. Oh my gosh I love your houses and Dawn, seriously, we did have a horse in our house one year. I wish you were on Facebook so I could post this and my Dad could back me up here. Not that you don't believe me but it's a bit huge family story about that. She was in the covered patio and poked her head in the kitchen so it wasn't exactly in the house but there was one of those 100 year floods and.. well the rest is family history. I'm all excited now that you did this. Makes me smile!!!

  15. I love the horse in the house!!!

  16. Windows need things in them, even if it's a horse! Houses with fun interiors are so much more interesting than empty houses. Great job!!! When we got our horse, the one promise I made was I wouldn't bring it inside. Seriously.

  17. Great houses, and whatever you decide to put in the windows will make your house quilt all the more interesting. Definitely, a horse in the house. Sounds fine to me.

  18. Love the horse in the window. Brought back memories of friends that raised buffalo. They had a runt that the mother tried to kill so they took it and raised it in the house. At one time years later it was in Ripleys as the smallest living buffalo.


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