Sunday, September 9, 2018

It takes a village...

Talk about squirrels!

I have been seeing little improv, scrappy houses all over Instagram and quilting blogs for weeks!  It turned into one of those "I just have to try this" projects this week.

I seem to be gathering up lots of solid scraps these days, so I pulled out a pile of them.

And just started playing!

My first few little houses.

And then, you know how it goes... your brain starts going in all directions and more are created!

 This must be a quilter's house!

A cat lives here!

I think this is a tree!
 (or possibly just a large green lollipop!)

How about an owl snoozing in the tree?

Then I had to make a dog in his own little house!

Now there's a village!

I think this project has taken on a life of its own!  More to come...

Sharing at Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap!


  1. That is so funny! You really do have a village! It looks like you had a lot of fun making each house and letting your mind wander with ideas! To me, the tree looks like one a water tower! Have fun constructing the rest of your village...or will it be a city?!

  2. Wow--I love all the bright houses! I can't wait to see all your creativity. :0)

  3. Wow! You really took this "squirrel" and ran with it. Each house has its own personality. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  4. Squirrel!
    Looks like you have been having great fun creating your village. I know I had fun seeing them!

  5. What a fun little improv project! You could add pieces for a long time, just like a real village grows bit by bit :)

  6. Those houses have a life of their own! And once you stop there is no end in sight. Have fun with them.

  7. The plain houses were cute, but I love the whimsy from your additions. The owl is my favorite.

  8. You could get cute buttons to add to some! You need a flower garden too! Super fun Diane.

  9. You have to let the squirrel live in one of your houses!

  10. How fun! Looking forward to seeing what's next for you village.

  11. How adorable! Can't wait to see what you do with these. :) Love the squirrel looking through your window - he wants food! :D

  12. So cute. The cat stole my heart. Reminds me of my Homeful quilt. Is that a real squirrel peering in through the window? Did you take the picture?

  13. The squirrel peeking in the window is so cute! And gosh, all your houses are adorable -- what fun! :)

  14. Oh my gosh -- the squirrel peeking in the window - hahaha! Love the houses with all the little additions too. I thought about adding "hashtag" windows to mine -- maybe on the next ones.

  15. Love all the houses! You must do one with a squirrel!
    Great photos (although they are little pests really. The squirrels here have been climbing up and pulling down our sunflowers and eating them!).
    Barbara x