Dancing house quilt

This is my newest project I am working on now. It will be smaller 140×170 cm blanket, for kids to play or for picnics. It is good that I didn’t need to do any shopping for the main part, I found some remaining beige fabric from my previous projects and also some strips of green fabric.

For long time I wanted to try the appliqué technique and this was a good occasion.  I had some iron-on interlining that is important element for appliqué. It can be done in different ways, depending what final effect you want o get. I will try to prepare a tutorial on this soon, so check out the tutorial section!

I sewed together wider stripes of beige fabric for the base and on that I prepared few appliqué pieces in form of frames or windows of different size. I placed them randomly ( or it might seem that it is random, in reality I was rearranging it for several times ) and then carefully ironed on the base. Like that it should be fixated enough for sewing. Now, to make sure everything stays together I need to sew it around the windows with zigzag stitch.

When I looked at the blanket, it immediately resembled to me one building which is in Prague, called Dancing house. The name got stuck with it, so now I will have dancing house blanket….

Here is a picture of my ongoing work.

 And also pictures of the real dancing house, so that you can compare. It is actually one of my favorite modern buildings here in Prague. It was designed in ’90 by architects Vlado Milunic and Frank Gehry on vacant plot close to the river. It was originally called also Ginger and Fred after Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, because the two towers resemble figures of two dancers. On the roof is a French restaurant so don’t hesitate to visit it when coming to Prague. There is beautiful view directly on Prague castle from there.


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