Wednesday, January 18, 2006

And More Aliens~~~~~~


Have you ever noticed that once you get going on a basic theme it is hard to tear yourself away from it? After my alien quilt I became known as the alien lady. Okay, not so pretty a name, but the goodies that came with it were great! My friends bought all the alien fabric they could find and gifted me with it. I received little gifts of alien heads, etc. In return I found suckers and candy shaped as aliens and gave to them. It has become great fun.
At our last guild show the challenge was to create a 9 patch quilt. I made some cute little 9 patch houses and gave them a twist. But how to finish it off? I wanted to place something alien in the quilt but couldn't figure out exactly what. That is where my many hours of watching Home Improvement re-runs came in handy. Wilsons, Hidey-Ho, Neighbor kept running through my head. That was just what I needed. I would have our worldly friends visit the neighborhood with there own Hidey-Ho. And another quilt was born. Isn't life and quilting fun!

7 comments:

sammy_bunny said...

That's a cute idea for an easy house block.

Dawn said...

Oh Laura! How cute and nice bright colors for Tonya! I thought of Home Improvement right away when I read Hidey-Ho!

And hmmm - never knew you had an alien affection!

Holly said...

I love it! This quilt makes me smile :)

Sandra said...

Gorgeous happy quilt! Love the 9-patch house idea.

Tonya R said...

Welcome to the Mavericks - thrilled to have you.

Another really fun, bright quilt. Is this a lap or baby quilt or one for the walls? Looks like a pewter charm spaceship, am I right?

I pulled out my alien houses quilt and started quilting it again. Thanks for the kick I needed.

Carolyn said...

What a great quilt! I love the houses and the words are inspired for this quilt!

Finn said...

Hi Laura, welcome to the Mavericks, good to have you with us! The welcome to the neighborhood quilt is great! I love the "bounce" of it..*VBS*