Friday, November 9, 2018

Night & Day

I've found myself into house quilts lately, so when I saw the Suburbs quilt (by Cluck Cluck Sew) colored in Tula Pink's De La Luna colorway, I was instantly attracted.

I got to sewing it as soon as the fabric arrived, and I really enjoyed putting these houses together!

The more I looked at it though, the more a narrative began to form in my head. I started imagining a little village that looks sweet and idyllic during the day, but when the sun goes down, activity within the houses brew up and the real nature of the residents are revealed. These houses are actually haunted! (The version using De La Luna is the haunted version, of course.)

But I needed to make a day version. I went searching in my stash for sweet, cheerful looking fabrics, and I decided to use a collection from Simone Bradford called On Your Mark. I saw Simone present this debut collection at QuiltCon in February of this year, and I fell in love with it. I tracked her down after the presentation to get details on where I could get my hands on it, and as soon as it was available, you can bet I jumped on it!

And this is my day version. The colors are the right amount of bright and cheerful but I had to add in a few black houses for the edgier residents.

Here they are side-by-side. I love them both!


  1. What a fun idea to make two versions of it. Boot m
    Look wonderful!

  2. Ditto what Marie said! What a fun idea! Will one be the quilt front and the other the back??

  3. I love the story that you created for the quilts; will they be two finished or will it become a double sided quilt??

  4. Very clever idea! I'm watching to see where these quilts go next!

  5. These are both darling! I love house quilts, too :)

  6. Once again, you are motivating me...I think I should make one too.

  7. I love these houses! I also like the idea of night and day. Are you going to make them 2 quilts or a create a double-sided quilt with night and day?


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