Monday, February 16, 2015

Love in My House Tutorial

I'm Back :)

And it is still technically Monday... woo :)

Here we go... now remember I said that this is a free wheeling sort of tutorial. So here are a few basic supplies:

A mini Charm Pack
1/4 yd of Navy for Background
1/4 yd of White for the house

1. Cut 20 mini charms into 1 1/2" by 2 1/2" rectangles and lay them out in five columns of four pieces in a way that is pleasing to you. I decided to use the grey and blues and put a tiny bit of the yellow in.

 2. Sew the four rows together end to end as shown above.

 3. Layer the top row over the second row so that 3/4" of the second row is showing under the top row and the two strips are offset by 1 1/4".

4. Top Stitch 3/8" away from the bottom of the top strip connecting the two strips together.

5. Layer the third strip under the second strip, the top of the third strip should line up along the bottom of the top strip but under the second strip, and the end of the strip should line up with the end of the top strip.  If you look at the picture it isn't as confusing as it sounds. Top stitch just as you did before. Continue with the fourth strip the same way lining up the end with the second strip.

6. Square the roof to 3 1/2" by 9 1/2".

7. Sew three heart fabrics together with a 2 1/2" square of white to create the heart block.

8. Cut two 5 1/2" squares then cut them in half diagonally once. This will create a total of 4 triangles. Fold to fins the center of the long side and lightly press a crease.

9. Match the pressed crease on two triangles to the center seam on opposite sides of the heart block, and stitch. 

10. Repeat step 9 for the two remaining sides of the heart block. Square to 7 1/2".

11. Stitch a strip 2 1/2" by 7 1/2" to the left side of the heart block.

12. Create the yard by stitching together four green mini charms and one of the left over 1 1/2" by 2 1/2" pieces from the roof pieces, or cut another one if needed. Trim to 9 1/2" in length.

13. Stitch the lawn to the bottom of the house :)

14. Match the top of the house to the top of the last row of the roof fabrics so that the roof is layered on the outside of the house block. Pin to secure and flip the block over to the right side.

15. Lift the edge of the roof strip that is above the last row so that you can sew under it to attach the house to the roof. We want the edge of each of the roof pieces to be free.

 Here you can see the stitched are hidden under the edge of the strip of shingles above.

16. Make the chimney by cutting a 1 1/2 by 2 1/2" piece of the background and the chimney fabric, and a 2 1/2" by 7 1/2" strip of background. Sew the chimney between the two background pieces.

17. Stitch the roof to the chimney section.

18. Stitch a 4" by 9 1/2" strip of background to the top of the chimney section. Trim the height of the block to 16 1/2". Then stitch a 4" by 16 1/2" strip to each side of the block and square the whole block to 16 1/2".

20. If you would like to add a door (I decided not to) you can use one of your 1 1/2" by 2 1/2" pieces and raw edge applique it to the block over the top of the walkway :)

Don't forget to go check out Sally, Brooke, and Tammy's projects too... If the other girls do one I will be sure to let you know :)

Thanks for having a look see :)

Talk soon.


  1. HI,Thanks for a neat tutorial>it's a keeper!
    Really like your color choices!

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