I am so excited that the day is finally here that we get to start our quilt along. For a list of supplies and general rules check this post.
I will put up the directions here for the first block but first I wanted to remind you to go to Brooke's blog to put in your link so you can win a prize. If you have never done a link up before all you have to have is a link to a picture, a blog post, your IG account, anything that you can have a URL for really. You enter that link on the link up widget and everyone can see what you are working on. We encourage you to show us the fabrics you chose for the quilt along. We want to see what you are choosing, it is so much fun for us. Also, don't forget to tag on IG #pixiesummerhomeqal so we can see your progress. Don't forget to take a run over to Sally's blog, as well, to see her first blocks. We can't wait to encourage you on your way this Summer. Also any comment you leave on this post will qualify you for a prize from me... this time it will be a fat eighth of each of the fabrics I used for my blocks. I will announce the winner on the next QAL post in 2 weeks.
Directions for the Basic House on the Block: (Here is a PDF you can Download) Note: this is a correction from the original version of the PDF I had one of the cutting directions incorrect.
Background Fabric 2- 5” squares
Roof Fabric 1 – 5” by 9 ½” Rectangle
House Fabric 1 – 5” by 4 ½” Rectangle and 1 – 5” by 2 ½” rectangle
Door Fabric 1 – 5” by 3 ½” rectangle
**All seams are ¼ inch unless otherwise specified.
1. With a pencil mark the back of the two 5” squares of background fabric with a diagonal line.
2. Place one marked square on the left side of the roof fabric, right sides together, matching corners, and sew on the line as shown.
Trim the seam and press the corner out, I press toward the roof but if you prefer to press open that is fine. (Save your corner triangles if you like to make some cute little pinwheel blocks for the back of the quilt.)
Repeat step two with the other side of the roof.
3. Sew the door piece to the right side of the 5” by 4 ½” house piece, then sew the 5” by 2 ½” rectangle of house fabric to the right side of the door.
4. Sew the roof to the top of the house. I know it was so simple :)
And here is another peek at my first blocks:
Hope you have fun making these they are so simple and really like potato chips... you can't make just one :)
PS. I still have kits available for pre-order here
See ya soon :)