Monday, February 10, 2014

Christmas quilt along continued

My Little Christmas quilt along continues today.
So happy you're joining me on this FREE pieced JOURNEY.

To make the house...
I used my roof as a GUIDE in cutting the first strip.
I cut a 2" wide strip an inch or so BIGGER than the bottom of my roof.

Next up I used 3/4" white strips
and 1" red strip...

To make these little 2" segments.
Remember friends.
I'm showing you GENERALLY how I piece
and YOU are going to PLAY around
and piece YOUR OWN!
I positioned the segments here...

and added some green between.
It's not LONG enough....

so pieced some ANGLES.
Piecing angles is SIMPLE.
Lay two strips together OVERLAPPING
and cut your angle.

Then sew the edges together.

I like having a FEW angles.
They add INTEREST.   ;)
Can you see what we're doing?
We're just making ROWS of INTEREST!!!

In the THIRD row I JUST made angles.
EACH of these rows is about 2" high.

I even cut some at the sewing machine as I went along.
Very EASY peasy.
I'm adding those thin white strips as I go along.
How are you doing?
IT's time to make the LAST main section!
First I sewed some 3/4" white strips
to a couple of 1" red strips.
THIS section is about 6" tall.
TWO red rectangles completed the house.
My house is JUST a little bit TOO wide.
THAT's GOOD thing.
ALL I have to do is TRIM!

I used my rooftop as my GUIDE.
Then I add WHITE background to the sides.
(sorry no photo)
JUST add white to the sides to match the WHITE you have in the rooftop.

These red sections need DOORS.

I drew a door on a piece of paper.

CUT it out.
Use this as your pattern.
Draw it TWICE on freezer paper.

CUT two out of freezer paper
and ironed them on fabric.
Cut them out leaving extra fabric
and pressed the edges IN.
Pin them on.
I will be stitching mine on during a viewing of Downton abbey later on.
You can also use an iron on method of applique for the doors.
Thanks again for JOINING me on this SEWING ADVENTURE!
We're going to be SO READY for christmas this year!

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