In my yesterday’s blog post I talked about wee houses…scrappy, wee houses! As I set to work on the last leg to my Winter Solstice quilt… making the checkerboard border, I was still dreaming about those wee houses and wondering how long one house would actually take to make?…hmmm..?
So I swept these aside…
And got out my bag of scraps and set to work on the 4” house using the FREE paper piece templates. THIRTY SIX minutes later…and I didn’t rush, as I had to wrap my head around paper piecing all over again…It had been too long…and I admit, I had to get my ripper out TWICE!
So here she is…and Scouts Honour… I enjoyed every moment…except for my brief dates with Jack the Ripper! If I didn’t have the Winter Solstice quilt staring at me, I would have built more!
I know, I know…I had to use the ripper twice but both times it was because I was scrimping on the fabric…once I flip the wee piece of fabric into position, the piece was too small to cover the whole spot. I have to remember to be more generous with the fabric. :o) But other than that, it was a dream to put together! I KNOW I could get that time down…but it’s all in the process not the time…right?
SEW…Here’s my question to you…does anyone want to join a SEW-ALONG where we make houses…lots and lots of houses…dang cute scrappy houses? We would each set our own goals…you would pick the size of your house (3”-6”), method of making them (paper piece or traditional) and how many houses you want to make per month.
SEW…FOR EXAMPLE…my goal might be to make ten 4” paper pieced houses per month. On the last day of the month we would show and tell our houses, similar to what we do with our Winter Solstice Quilt Sew-Along. If you don’t have a blog, you would email me a picture of your houses for me to show for you. There would be NO PRESSURE, if you get ‘er done, we would cheer you on, if life happens (and we know it DOES) and no houses get built that would be OK too…there is always next month! AND just think of all the scraps that you would BUST!
We would start our houses in January…2015!
Give it some thought…TRY ONE…and see how easy they really are to make! You could easily make five, ten, fifteen…twenty a month! And at the end of the SEW-ALONG you would have a truly unique quilt made out of these stinking cute houses! Did I mention how cute they are in REAL LIFE? :o) Come on, you know you wanna…
Go HERE for the FREE paper pieced templates or the traditional measurements…and have some fun!
Have a wicked Wednesday and Happy Stitching!~P