Does it freak you out to try new things? Me too….but sometimes it freaks me out more to be stuck squarely within the four walls of my comfort zone. Sew…
Rather than just showing you a house block, I thought “We should build a house together… or at least a house themed quilt block. I looked and looked and found this liberated house pattern by Sophie at Sophie Junction.
Trust me, its easy as ABC, 123. If you want to play along all you need is a ruler, a pencil, and a sheet or two of 8 1/2″ x 11″ printer paper. If you don’t have printer paper on hand, you can use the reverse side of any correspondence that you received in the mail. Lots of flyers are blank on the back and re-puposing paper is a perfect way to practice loving the plant. (Just saying).
First things first…use your ruler to draw a line 8.5 inches down from the top of one of the longer sides of the paper. Then draw a square 1/4″ inside from the edge all around the 8 1/2″ square. See below if that didn’t make any sense.
To draw the basic house outline, add a wonky line about 1/3 of the way down from the top of square. Then add the roof lines. I drew double lines 1/2 inch apart on both sides. Make sure to bring the roof edges right out to the edges of the block. The next step is to draw the house walls. Check to see if your drawing looks something like this.
Yay! We’ve drafted a wonderful quilt block that is perfect for paper piecing. Now its up to you to really make it shine. Take a moment to imagine how cute it’s going to be when you add the fabric.
FYI sometimes I write the color I am planning to use in each section. In theory, that way there are fewer times when I mix things up.
ITS TIME TO ADD YOUR UNIQUELY YOU PERSONALITY to your house. Here is my own wonky Halloween haunted house block.
So…what next….? Well I could leave it the way it is…. and make a bunch more to keep it company, or I could add some log cabin borders and make a mini-quilt for my friend Carole M. for her birthday/Halloween/thank you for inviting me to lunch gift….which is what I decided to do. Here is my “Simply Boo-tiful” mini-house quilt.
I hope you enjoyed this blog hop post and will continue hopping to visit all the others who are sharing their houses with you today. Just click on the link, and abracadabra you will be transported via the magic of modern technology to all these ahhhmazing blogs.
Freckled Fox Quiltery….that’s me.
If you want to re-visit the folks who blogged yesterday and the day before, here are links to their blogs.
September 10, 2018
September 11, 2018
AND you definitely will want to come back for the next couple days to visit everyone else on the blog hop to see their wonderful creations.
Did you do something creative today?