I don't know what I would do without all my helpers. Godzilla, aka Nosey Parker, wants to rid those houses of their antenna. Monster! I have been locking this quilt up for weeks to keep it safe at night!
I managed to finish it, though, finally, with a little time to spare. I can't show you what is under the sun in case my partner is peeking in. *wavies, hi there!* It spells something out, though, I'll show you after it's been received because it's a really cool effect and I copied it from my friend, Pam/Uberstitch, with her blessing.
Anyhoo, Rainbow Village. It's not dull or boring, it's just as vibrant, I'm afraid, as it appears. In retrospect, maybe it's too vibrant, but it's done and it is what it is. I hope my partner doesn't get sick of it too soon. I matched the binding to all the fabrics on the sides of the quilt, as nothing I had in my stash was auditioning quite right.
The houses all have little metal plates sewn to the back and on the back of the quilt are little pockets with very strong magnets in them. That makes the houses removable and interchangeable, so she can rearrange her houses any way she wants them.
In the pond- a small, subtle fountain. A vintage button plays the part of the sprayer. Tulle netting tones down the white of the fishie fabric.
A rather ordinary label, name blocked out to protect the surprise. I love the tiny house fabric for the backing. I was lucky enough to stumble across that online a while back and knew it would come in handy!
I think she's going to like this, at least I hope she does. I did have fun making it. It turned out almost exactly like I had pictured it in my head and in the sketch, with a few changes.