After finishing all the fabric strip blocks I was still left with a pretty big pile of scraps:
and so I decided to build some houses with some of it:
This piece has a lot of quilting on it!. It’s been ages since I dropped the feed dogs on my sewing machine and I was a more than a little nervous but I think I did pretty good for being so out of practice. All of the black lines are hand cut from black fabric,fused on and then stitched over with black cotton thread. I did this quilt in stages,quilting as I went. First the 3 background pieces were Mistyfused in place on top of some felt and I quilted those. Then I added the house structures,Mistyfuse‘d them in place and quilted them. Next came the doors and then finally the windows. If you have any doubt that Mistyfuse is the best fusible for stitching over,this little quilt is all the evidence you need! In some places I was stitching through 5 layers of it and I used the same needle to stitch the entire piece with no gunking or any issues at all. It’s the only fusible you’ll find in my studio.
Now I just need a title for this quilt –any suggestions?