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Thread: Need easy pattern for house block

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    Hi,
    I am quilting for a year, and I am not a perfectionist!! I stick with rectangles and squares for the most part, because I don't have the patience it takes to make all the little points match up, etc., etc. Even thinking about it makes my eyes go back into my head!! So...I am looking for an easy pattern for a house block. I do know how to make triangles/pinwheels through the Missouri quilt company tutorial, but I don't know how to translate that to triangles for a house.

    Can anyone point me in a direction for a pattern? I searched the forums, and didn't seem to come up with anything. I am not fussy about what kind, I want to do a Christmas wall hanging with the house block, so just as long as it is cute - and easy!!!
    Thanks much,
    Nancy

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    That's a good one that PaperPrincess has given you.

    You might want to check out QuiltersCache.com as I'm pretty sure there's one there too!

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33JliXpyiYE

    This will work well, if you figure out what size squares you need to make so you can chain sew for the roof/sky, and roof/house squares in this pattern. If you want to pm me later this week, I plan to figure out, by going backwards, to see what size original squares we need to make for this pattern. I'm already working on this pattern.

    That link that someone posted is good if you're not chain sewing.

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    Any Thimbleberries book has houses in it and also I like Bonnie Hunters Happy Scrappy Houses on her site www.quiltville. com

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    Thank you, all, for your help. YOu are all wonderful!!!
    Nancy

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    Quiltville has a wonderful easy house block.

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    There's a Log Cabin style on here somewhere. It's a finished quilt, not just the pattern for the block, but it would be easy to figure it out.

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    If you did check out that link I posted earlier for making 1/2 triangle squares quickly, then you may be interested in knowing that if you start with;

    4 1/2" squares you will get four 2 3/4" squares using that method
    5".......................................four 3 1/4" squares
    5 1/2"................................four 3 1/2" squares
    6"......................................four 3 3/4" squares
    6 1/2"................................four 4 1/4" squares
    7"......................................four 4 1/2" squares
    8"......................................four 5 1/4" squares

    These were my measurements. To be sure that you get the same, you can always use scrap fabric to test it yourself. I had some fabric that I looked at while I was re-organizing a few months back and was like "Why in the world would I pay money for this?" So I used that to test the different measurements. Good luck!

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    Quilterscache.com has one

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