Were you interested in coming to the blogland party,
but weren't sure how to build a house??
This one's for YOU!
Find a door in your scraps...
CUT a door!
Red is a welcoming color!
Maybe you have a small piece of fabric
that says it EVEN better!!!
My door is 2 1/2"x3 1/2"
Add the walls.
3 1/2"x 3 1/2"
Add the top part of the house.
2 1/2"x 9"
9" is a bit too long....
but I like to make things a little bigger and
Add your outside garden.
These panels are 3"x 5 1/2"
You're shooting for a 12 1/2" width...
So again.....leave a little elbow room
You'll trim at the very end.
The roof is the trickiest part.
I like to choose a fabric...
lay it on top of my house...
and just EYEBALL the rooftop as I cut!!!
The ONLY thing you have to worry about
is getting it TOO tall!
your block is 12 1/2".
It's a little lopsided....
I think it will look EVEN better
than if it were perfectly symmetrical!
Lay the roof on top of your sky fabric.
My sky fabric is 7" wide/tall.
Use your roof as your cutting guide.
Cut ONE diagonal line.
sew it on.
Lay the roof down on sky again.
Cut a second diagonal line.
sew it together.
Trim sides to fit your house block.
* don't trim to 12 1/2" YET!!!
Keep your block bigger.
You can trim it when you're ALL DONE!
Add a small front yard.
I think mine is 2"
Sew it on.
NOW....you can trim your block!!!
I'm going to add a little doorknob to my door.
Maybe it will be a button...
maybe it will be embroidered on....
There are LOTS of possibilities!!!
Some clouds would be nice too.......
Be creative with your house block!
Add a couple of details!
Add your blog name IF you have one.
Quilters without blogs ARE VERY WELCOME as well!!!
I hope ALL of you will be coming to the party!
I look forward to seeing your houses
getting some CHARITY blocks
to make into QUILTS!!!!
I love house blocks. And I love wonky. Thank you for this most excellent, easy to understand wonky house block tutorial : )ReplyDelete
Great way to make a roof!ReplyDelete
I have all things prepped - my 'stitching fix' each night from the show. Great tutorial for an easy house.ReplyDelete
That's a homey little house (tutorial).ReplyDelete
What a wonderful tutorial. I've made 3 houses but ill make a few more... They're such fun to make!ReplyDelete