Feb 13, 2009

My Happy Home quilt

I'm really happy to post this photo. My neighbor was kind enough to come out and hold the quilt for me to take the picture. I designed the pattern myself, so I guess I have the right to name it. I'm going to call it "My Happy Home." It reminds me of the house I lived in for thirty years. I decided to use some sashing for the quilt. I cut the strips 2 inches wide, to finish at 1 1/2 inches. The quilt uses 12 squares and finishes about 34 by 45 inches in all.
I made a free-pieced square 6 1/2 inches. The roof is 6 1/2 by 3 1/2 dark color. For the sides of the roof, I cut 2 squares 3 1/2 inches each. Draw a diagonal line and stitch to the corners. Trim and stitch to the house square. The sides are strips of white 2 1/2 inches. Finally, sew a 1 3/4 inch strip of green to the bottom of the block. Square up the block. Mine ended up 10 inches square (includes seam allowance).

5 comments:

Finn said...

Hi Roz, and a Happy Valentine's Day to you, plus 1! I'm always a day late and a dollar short it seems, but no matter *VBS*
I love your Happy Home quilt. I think you did a great job of figuring it out as you went, and it works perfectly. It seems that after a lifetime of following all the rules, it's not so easy to step across the line and eat dessert first *VBS* But it work, and so does your lovely quilt. I hope you will play more and more with the ideas and fabric and not worry too much about the graph paper. It's very liberating in more ways than one...and we're not too old to learn some new tricks, right? *VBS* Big hugs, Finn

Serena said...

I love your happy home quilt. It is very eye catching and I love your color placement. Great Work!

Cher said...

what lovely houses! I think this is a wonderful happy quilt.

jovaliquilts said...

Roz, it's just wonderful! Some kid will absolutely love it. The blue sashing works very well.

FirstTimeGrandma said...

I love your Happy Home Quilt! I've been wanting to make a house quilt from Gwen Marston's "Liberated Quilting" book, but have been a little "gun-shy"....After seeing yours, I have to do it! Thanks for the "push"!