Alyce made also very interesting challenge for us – anyone who likes to join. First week we were supposed to show in Instagram a photo that inspires us to quilt. For me this was exactly the right moment because I had just picked this page
‘Hobby Hall’ is an online shop and ‘KOTI Paras paikka olla’ means HOME Best place to be. I really like this house pattern.
Last week we were drawing and colouring quilt blocks from our inspiring photo. I draw houses; not exactly like on the page that gave me the first idea. I made simple house block with half square triangles. I shall make also block with retangle triangles which will be more close to my inspiring idea.
Now this week we should make the blocks with fabric. I knew that I want to try this with solids. So I picked fabrics and tried to decide what colour combos I like. First one was easy with pink, orange and purple.
Second one was more difficult because my solid stash miss many colours.
WITH THE FOLLOWING PIECES YOU CAN MAKE THE RED HOUSE:
Those bigger squares on the right are to make half square triangles. Sew 2 squares (colour with white) together all around and then cut from [corner to corner and from corner to corner] and your get 4 hst squares.
As you see my green/blue house looks different. When I was watching the red house, I thought that I may like it better if it’s lower. So I changed the block a little bit. For the smaller house, we need less half square triangles.
Here are the measurements for my pieces…
To make 2 half square triangles, cut 4″ x 4″ and draw a line from corner to corner. Then sew with 1/4″ seam allowance from both sides of the line. Cut in half.
Trim your half square triangles from all sides using the diagonal line on your ruler …
Alyce has wrote very good post about half square triangles – tutorial and maths to help you to know what size to cut to get the finished size you want. I used Alyce’s formula to get the sizes for my pieces. Look HERE to see more tutorials by Alyce!
Finished block sizes are:
- green/blue block 12 1/2″ x 12 1/4″
- red/pink block 15 1/4″ x 12 1/4″
This has been wonderful challenge! I’m sure that now I shall pick my pencils more easily to draw quilt blocks and there will be absolutely lots of houses! Thank you Alyce for pushing us to do this! Thank you also for the great book and for sharing so much inspiration and info in your blog!
I hope to have soon time to continue these houses! Super fun project! I have already many ideas for house quilts.
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