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.
For 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.
The 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…