Friday, October 2, 2015

House Block Tutorial


Materials:
  Background - two 4.5" squares, two 1.5" x 6.5" strips
  Roof - one 4.5" x 8.5" rectangle
  9-Patch - five dark 2.5" squares, four light or contrasting 2.5" squares


Draw a line from corner to corner on your background 4.5" squares - using the 'flip-n-sew' method add corners to the roof - large flying geese unit.  I save the bonus triangles for HSTs.

Using the  2.5" squares, sew your 9-patch together.  Add the background strips to the sides of the 9-patch and then attach the roof.


A very quick block that uses up those scraps.  Unfinished size - 8.5" x 10.5"
You could easily use any 6.5" unfinished block as your house base.  Don't like an odd size block - add a 1.5" x 10.5" strip to either side and make it a square.

22 comments:

  1. thanks I have added this block to my blocks to make notebook

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  2. Thanks! Quick, easy, and very cute!

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  3. Thanks! Will give this one a try soon. Pinned with love!

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  4. Thanks for this, I've been admiring those house blocks since the first one.

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  5. What a fun pattern. I think we all have extra nine patches lurking around who would be happy to be part of a house block.

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  6. I bookmarked this page! Thanks Sharon for sharing.

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  7. Thanks, Sharon. I have a stack of 6 or 8 inch 9-patch blocks on my shelf and now I know what to do with them. Every house should have a house quilt, right?

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  8. Sharon this is a cute and versatile block - I love house blocks!

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  9. What a great way to use up nine patches.

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  10. Great tutorial! I see houses in my future for a quick very scrappy quilt. Now to get a day to just sew.

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  11. Love the houses. Thank you for the tute referral, which I got and copied to keep.

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  12. I'm sure liking your neighborhood. Save me a house next to yours!

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  13. Oh my. You know how I like house blocks! Thank you for posting a tutorial : )

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  14. Very fun blocks. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Thanks! That would be a fun way to use scraps.

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  16. This is really cute and makes a very simple house. I've always want to try a house block, but really didn't want to make a bunch of little pieces. I think I can handle this. Thanks. Gretchen

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  17. Great tutorial and perfect for scraps Sharon!

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  18. You make it easy for us, thanks!

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