Saturday, June 18, 2016

House Block

So while I am impatiently waiting for the fabric to get here for quilt #4, I had to find something to do with myself!  I have always wanted to make a house block quilt but not one with all the same blocks.  I want oodles of different houses!   I decided to try a technique I've not done before.  It took me a bit to figure out how to stay on the edges correctly (don't look too close)  but I think I finally got the hang of it.  This is a 6 inch block and I love how it turned out!  I'm thinking I will just make three more and make my first mini quilt.   For anybody else looking to do house blocks, I found a great post at Quilt Inspirations with links to lots of houses.

This was a fun project that didn't obligate me to hours and hours of work.  A nice filler!

Some of you are participating in a Rainbow Rose Quilt Along and I really wanted to participate, but didn't think I should start another project yet but I was envying the fabric pulls!  Isn't that silly how even just playing around with your fabric is fun!    :)   My daughter would be rolling her eyes at me about now.   

So, I decided to at least do that part,  Now I've got a rainbow project ready to go if I want.  I like it so much I've just left it sitting on top of my desk as a decoration . . . for a while anyway . . . until I need the space.

Well, that's all for now!  Thanks so much for stopping by and if you have any really nifty house block patterns you want to share with me, I would LOVE that!

Linking up to:
Show Off Saturday at Sew Can She
Scrap Happy Saturdays at So Scrappy
Oh Scrap!  at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework


  1. Lovely little house Janice. You know what i like about you? You never shirk from anything. Although you haven't been quilting or blogging for long, whatever it is, you just do it. The thing is you do it so well too. You are definitely one to watch in my opinion, if this is the standard you are at after a few months, what will you be like in two years?

    1. Kate, you TOTALLY made my day! What a wonderful thing to say. I have to tell you that I have been reading books and magazines and dreaming about doing things for YEARS so even though I just started really doing it, I've been practicing in my mind for a very long time. :)

    2. I love your little house - and thanks for the link because one day I really want to make a house quilt. Love your rainbow pull .... now what's stopping you doing a little cutting and a little sewing .... and who knows it might just lead to a rainbow rose!!

  2. This is super cute. I especially love the little roses peeking out the windows. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Playing with the fabric is the most fun part. I choose lots of selections that I never end up using in a quilt. It is the artistic part that soothes my soul.

  4. love your house block, quick projects here and there are such fun, thanks for the link !

  5. Your little house block is sweet and it looks like it was fun to pick out the fabrics for it. A few more blocks will make a cute mini!

  6. So now you have a charming rose cottage, so pretty. Have fun making more!

  7. Very cute house! And that rainbow fabric looks perfect!

  8. I came from your link-up at WIPs Be Gone on A Quilting Reader's Garden. I love your rainbow fabrics. The house is terrific. Sounds like you have a great mini coming up.

  9. Very fun house. It's nice to start something small while you are finishing something else off.

  10. What a great house block! Excellent blanket stitching! And yes, playing with the fabric is FUN!


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