Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Little Pink Houses - Welcome to My House Blog Hop

Welcome to my house
here at
Creatin' in the Sticks!


Carol at Just Let Me Quilt always has the best hop ideas and when she told me about this one I went straight to my drawing board to make my little pink houses.

I've always wanted to make a "Little Pink Houses" quilt.

You know the song by John Cougar, or is it John Cougar Mellencamp, or is it, John Mellencamp?


Anyway, that is my inspiration.

Little Pink Houses


100 little pink houses all scrappy and made with lots of love
but not finished.
I want to add borders and maybe one red, white, and blue house too.
It's 60" x 60" right now
and
I love it so much
I want to make it bigger.


The pattern for the 12" finished block-  PDF Pattern can be found in my Craftsy store HERE.
Free for a week for you.


This quilt is a great stash buster and I can see it in all different colors too.
BUT, I love the pink!!!


Thank you, Carol, for giving me the reason to make this quilt.
It's been in the back of my mind forever!! 

Be sure and check out the other houses today:

September 13th


"Oh but ain't that America, for you and me
Ain't that America, we're something to see baby
Ain't that America, home of the free, yeah
Little pink houses for you and me, oh for you and me"






Thank you for stopping by my house.
Come again soon!


43 comments:

Charlene McCain said...

Love the song, love John Cougar Mellencamp, and love all those little pink houses on your quilt!!! Great job! Thank you for the free pattern, too.

Creativeblonde66 said...

Wow, so many houses, all different shades of pink, it's beautiful ♥

Mary Pat Callihan said...

Hi Carla! What a sweet, sweet quilt! I just love it. I had forgotten the little pink houses song and now it is in my head, such a good one. I like your ideas for border and an additional red white and blue house too. Such a great post, I always love reading about what you are up to 😀

Sharon Aurora said...

I remember that song. I love that song. Your quilt is just perfect. :)

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your little pink houses are fabulous! That block would be an awesome way to use scraps too like you mentioned. Thanks so much for making it available to us!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

So fun! Love the song and the quilt

Carol S. said...

Oh, Carla, you really created a winner with this adorable quilt. I love all the pink shades in it and everything else about it! It would be so cute in any color which makes it a very versatile way to use scraps. Thank you for hopping along with us and being such a sweet blogger buddie. :O)

piecefulwendy said...

I had to smile when I began reading your post and saw the video. All the time I was making my little houses, I was thinking of this song. At one point I even thought, "I should make a quilt of little pink houses"! You and I were obviously mind melding! Hahaha. Anyway, your quilt is very cute, and I love the gray roof idea!

Karrin Hurd said...

Cute quilt, love the song!

Nancy Lewis said...

I love your houses!! Really catches your eye!!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Well Miss Carla those might be little houses, but that is no small quilt...100? Wow that's a lot of pink houses. I love pink too so I really love your quilt and so nice and fresh with the white. Looking forward to seeing how you finish it.

Needled Mom said...

I love it, Carla. The pink is perfect for those sweet little houses. Well done.

KatieQ said...

I've always liked that song. You were really clever to match the song with the perfect quilt to go with it. Thank you for sharing the pattern. I'm sure "Little Pink Houses" will be my ear worm for the rest of the day.

The Quilted Dog said...

Love the quilt & all the different little pink houses! Such a great tie-in to a great song.

Scrapatches said...

Great post, Carla! I enjoyed playing the song while enjoying your quilt. I love the pink and gray houses. My mother painted the house I grew up in all pink and gray and this song has always had a lot of meaning for me. Very cute pattern. Thank you for sharing it. You are sew sweet ... <3 Pat

Sherry said...

As soon as I saw your blog post title I was singing John's song. And imagine my delight in seeing just that, Little Pink Houses!

Great quilt. . . and now I think I need to make something like it for my house. Hmmm, I'm not sure how large my stash of pink fabric is, so I may end up with the rainbow by the time I am done. LOL

Thank you for sharing.

tink's mom said...

I will be singing that tune all day thank you very much. This is a fabulous piece of work. Pretty In Pink. Now a serious thank you for sharing that pattern with us. I'm thinking it looks like a great leader - ender block.

JANET said...

Cute quilt! Thank you for sharing.

Calicojoan said...

Don't you love it when there is a reason to get those quilts out of our heads and in progress! Love your little houses and can't wait to see it with it's additions.

Danette Stankovich said...

Love that John Cougar Mellencamp song! And love Your little pink houses! This is such a lovely quilt with special meaning. So fun!

Deonn said...

Oh, my heck, how stinkin' cute! I haven't thought of John Cougar Mellencamp since high school.

LJ said...

That's a really cute pink houses quilt. Your idea of adding a red, white, and blue house is perfect.

barbara woods said...

love it!

Mary Ann said...

Awesome inspiration and awesome quilt!!! Really perked up my day!!! Thanks so much.

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

So cool! Love the inspiration for your quilt!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

That ist so amasing, love your pink houses Carla.
Thanks for sharing!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Love your pink houses, Carla! So would my granddaughter - she loves pink!! Great job!

thatfabricfeeling.com said...

There aren't words to describe how amazing this is!! The song inspiration is the icing on the cake. Those tiny pink houses are soooo cute and I'm in awe of how you made so many!! Kudos to you for a wonderful blog post and a quilt to cherish!

Beth said...

Every now and then I make a quilt based on a song, and it always makes me happy. Your quilt is a perfect example of why. Love, love, love it.

Carol said...

Wow, Carla, that is a lot of pink houses! I love it, and I've always liked that song. In fact, I used it in the high school English class I taught years ago. :) Neat quilt--thanks for sharing it!

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

Oh I love it when quilts that have been in one's head suddenly have a reason to come to fruition! Great quilt, looking forward to seeing it grow! :)

Kay Holm said...

Beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing

Susan said...

Just adorable! You don't see many pink houses in the neighborhood!

Cynthia Woodham said...

Beautiful scrappy houses.

Corrie said...

Nice village you have Carla! They look great in pink.

Angie&Gary Short said...

Really cool neighborhood! Enjoy your day!!

Susan-Sharon Passmore said...

Love the song, regardless of how his name has changed over time! Your little pink houses are ADORABLE! Thanks for sharing.

LA Paylor said...

thoruughly enjoyed that video!!! And your little pink houses all so regular and clean and orderly
LeeAnna at not afraid of color

Sherry said...

I enjoyed the song and video! I love your little pink houses quilt.

Susan said...

I was on vacation and missed the end of the hop. Thank goodness I had time today to finally check on the blogs! This is absolutely adorable. I'm not a pink fan, but I do like your quilt. Thank you so much for the cute as anything pattern!

Theresa said...

Haven't heard that song in a long time. Wow, that's a lot of pink houses. Really a cute quilt!

Preeti said...

Pretty in pink. Looks like a candy village - an awesome retreat for all the girls. No men allowed :-D Love each and everyone of them!!!

Jack Suzen said...

Amazing work! I love the fact that I’ve never seen something like that before.

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