A new paper piecing obsession…

Have you ever seen a quilt or a block or got an idea that you just could not let go?  A week or so ago an idea took hold of me I could not shake it.  I was cruising Pinterest, as you do, and saw some quilts with house blocks and fell instantly in love.

Now these quilts are not what usually excites me but for some strange reason I could not lose the urge to make house blocks.  To my absolute delight I discovered that my EQ7 program had a few paper piecing house blocks in their library and I was off and running.

House quilt blockFor this first block I played with one of the patterns in the EQ library to make my own little house.  It was a good exercise to see how the buildings come together and how the design process will work.  I could design star patterns in my sleep but a house is something completely new.

quilt block pieces 1The block is 10 inches square, so there are no really little pieces involved and it was pretty easy to sew the 12 little block bits up.  I raided my scrap bins for this project, which is always fun.

quilt block pieces 2The final step is to sew all the sections of the block together, making the trees and the body of the house and then sewing it all into one block.   The pattern pieces can be found here…wq house block pattern

My plan is to make 4 of these blocks, kind of like a mini neighborhood, and make them into a cute baby quilt.  So stay tuned for some more buildings in the coming weeks…

 

32 thoughts on “A new paper piecing obsession…

    • My pinning activity definitely was full if houses last week. I am loving your Medallion pins too. There really is not enough time to make all the quilts we love and pin.

    • Amanda you have to make done houses. They are so much fun and can be as simple or complex as you want. Plus I have seen some really fun ones that play with novelty prints.. I know you have some fun fabrics in your collection.

  1. I love this house!! The trees are so cute, I feel like they make the house! I’m definitely going to have to try some mini houses now–thank you for the inspiration!!

  2. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing! My 6 year old daughter and I are working on making these today and yours was an inspiration for me! I can’t wait to see how they turn out! We just finished cutting up all out paper pattern pieces. Now on to the fun part of picking out fabrics from my ever growing scraps! You are so talented in your quilt making!

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