Friday, October 2, 2015
House Block Tutorial
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.
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thanks I have added this block to my blocks to make notebook
Thanks! Quick, easy, and very cute!
Thanks! Will give this one a try soon. Pinned with love!
Thanks for this, I've been admiring those house blocks since the first one.
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.
I bookmarked this page! Thanks Sharon for sharing.
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?
Very clear. Thank you.
Sharon this is a cute and versatile block - I love house blocks!
What a great way to use up nine patches.
Very cute thanks for the tute
Great tutorial! I see houses in my future for a quick very scrappy quilt. Now to get a day to just sew.
hi, visiting from RSC
Love the houses. Thank you for the tute referral, which I got and copied to keep.
I'm sure liking your neighborhood. Save me a house next to yours!
Oh my. You know how I like house blocks! Thank you for posting a tutorial : )
Very fun blocks. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks! That would be a fun way to use scraps.
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
Great tutorial and perfect for scraps Sharon!
You make it easy for us, thanks!
I've never seen the like before. I love them!
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