Thursday, August 21, 2014

Parade of Homes - A sweet little house

Who doesn't love an adorable little patchwork house? When the kind folks at Quiltmaker asked if I wanted to make a little house block as part of their Parade of Homes, I said yes, because I love the sweetness of making a little pictorial block every now and again. I especially enjoy making house blocks. I've made a few for bee blocks over the years, and I always enjoy the process of creating a little house out of fabric.

This particular house block was created using a 100 Blocks block pattern by Lori Holt, using regular old precision piecing, no paper required! I used some assorted prints from my scrap bins to represent the different parts of the house. I especially love the stone-y gray print I used for the house itself, wish I had some more of that lying around!
My little house for the Parade of Homes photo QMMP-141000-HOUSE-10DH_zpsa33390d1.jpg

The windows are a fun sneak peek into the house, using a beautiful Japanese import fabric I got in a layer cake swap a long while ago. I fussy cut what I had left of the layer cake square and made it work, because I love seeing house blocks that have a little something going on in the house!

Quiltmaker Parade of Homes photo ParadeofHomes_slideoptimized_zpsbe8e9ebb.jpg

Do you love this block? Would you like to put it to good use in a quilt of your own? Then you're in luck because you can enter to win this block over on Quiltmaker's site this morning! You can also check out more at Quiltmaker's site to find out more about the Parade of Homes, including some fun free house block patterns and a chance to win my block today!

Are you a big fan of house blocks? Then you definitely will want to enter today's giveaway right here as well for a copy of the September/October 2014 issue of Quiltmaker, containing all of these adorable house blocks as well as three different house quilts. I'll draw a winner first thing Monday morning. To enter, tell me about your favorite pictorial block - is it a house? A flower? A sewing machine? Make sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below for your chance to win :)

Quiltmaker - Sept/Oct 2014 issue photo QMMP-141000-cover_200_zps1e71b07d.jpg

a Rafflecopter giveaway

76 comments:

  1. Hard choice, but I once saw an old-time camper quilt block that i fell in love with!

    lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

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  2. I like barns, and houses that are dressed up or incorporate a quilt block

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  3. I love house blocks also. They have always captured me.

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  4. I loved making Lori Holt's barn blocks last year.... with animals peeking out of the windows! would love to do some houses too

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  5. Love house blocks, both planned out and wonky.

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  6. I love the house blocks too, they are so cute in a whole collection

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  7. I like the paper pieced blocks on fandom of stitches, especially the Harry Potter blocks.

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  8. Decades (!) ago I made a quilt with house blocks designed by Freddy Moran, it was in an old issue of Quiltmaker I thinl.

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  9. House blocks are my favorite:) They're just too cute.

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  10. I love sewing machine blocks! I recently did the ShirtSwap and that was so much fun.

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  11. My favorite of all favorite blocks is the house block and then comes the Log Cabin Block. I even keep all those patterns separate in its own binder. I would love to win this magazine with all the different quilters version of it, in it. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

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  12. I have a dragonfly paper pieced block on my wishlist

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  13. don't mean to double post if that happens but my computer hiccupped as I hit the button...
    I love the tree blocks.

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  14. I lkie flowers.
    I also love the grey fabric used for your house

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  15. Gorgeous.I made paper piecing tiny house blocks.

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  16. I love tree and house blocks. I am in the middle of making a quilt with those in it.

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  17. I love house blocks but next on my list are some paper pieced marine life.

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  18. My favorite pictoral quilts would be barns and houses.

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  19. My favorite is trees and houses. I've made a boat, birds and some stars.

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  20. Gorgeous. Hard to choose only one, but yes, houses remain at the top of my list ;)

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  21. My favorite is the house block. Although flowers take a close second. kthurn@bektel.com

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  22. Goldfish because its the only one I know how to make.

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  23. Lori Holt's barn blocks were great to make!

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  24. Hard choice. I am currently doing Lori Holt's barn blocks and the FQ Shop's mystery block of the month which is houses.

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  25. I like the old schoolhouse block!

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  26. My favorite pictorial quilt block would be a home sweet home block ! would have to have a dog and a cat trees and flowers too.

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  27. I love houses, when I cross stitch I do houses and use my imagination and dreams to make them.

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  28. I actually am making a quilt right now with a house in it, my first. It really is so much fun. I would love to experiment with different "architectural styles".

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  29. My first quilt was a house block quilt. Love houses! And I love looking in your windows...really great job!

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  30. I love house blocks, especially with all their fun possibilities for personalizing the windows. Thanks!

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  31. I love any animal block - hegehogs are my favorite!

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  32. I'm currently working on paper pieced In the Garden blocks which I am enjoying.

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  33. Houses and barns have interested me lately. I will have to make one sometime.

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  34. Great house! Love the window fabric you used! Some house blocks are on my to do list since I've decided to make a Memory Houses quilt with scraps from my completed quilts.

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  35. Your house is lovely, Elizabeth. I love sewing machine blocks although I haven't made myself any yet. It is another thing on my to do list. I also love house blocks too. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  36. I lean towards flowers but I've seen several house quilts that are on my "to-do" list. Both have a very mid century modern vibe. Thanks! notwendy gmail

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  37. I'm a fan of house blocks too!

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  38. Flowers, trees, houses…love them all!

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  39. I actually love this block but my other favorite is Bonnie Hunter's Happy Scrappy Houses block!

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  40. oh my goodness i ADORE house blocks! can. not. get enough of them!

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  41. I love house blocks. These are really cute too.

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  42. i don't have a favourite block but i kind of like my horses and lizards i have done

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  43. That fussy cut fabric is perfect!

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  44. I love house blocks, but I enjoyed all of Lori's blocks in her Row Along.

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  45. Haven't made any yet, but I do love house blocks and Lori Holt's quilty barn blocks.
    Jane @ Handiworking.com

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  46. My favorite pictorial is houses but I have also seen one with a seamstress and a vintage sewing machine that I would like to try. I love the detail on your houses!!

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  47. House blocks are so cute - in fact a house block was the first paper piecing I ever did. But recently I have made a cushion with a tree and a campfire for a birthday present for a lovely little boy - so that is my current favorite!!!

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  48. I do loooove House blocks! Yours is Awesome! Love how we see "living Life" inside....very Creative!! Don't really have a "Favorite"....

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  49. My favourite is a house block - I have 7 house blocks ready to sew together into a mini!

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  50. I do like house blocks.. and yours is no exception. I especially love the fabric you chose which looks like stone for your house exterior.. fantastic.

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  51. I do love old house blocks. I recently used an orphan school house block I learned to make in high school in one of my recent scrap quilts.

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  52. My fav is the house and I made one with a girl in the doorway.

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  53. Love your house........... I recently made a quilt with 12 houses each with a 6 x 6 inch quilt in each of them. So cute. Got the pattern from the magazine Quiltmania.

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  54. Love your house block and everything behind the windows! So far, my favorite has been a long-stemmed flower that I've sewn on the front of a quilt called Wallflower, one of Camille Roskelley's patterns.

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  55. I really love Log Cabin blocks!

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  56. I love house blocks with fussy cute windows! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  57. I love house and sewing machine blocks!

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  58. I love house blocks of all types--also trees and trees and houses together. Your house block is very nice--great use of the fabrics!

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  59. I have been collecting house, barn, church, trees, etc. block patterns to make a wall hanging. With the perfect fabrics and some spare time, I might get it made and off my bucket list.

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  60. I love house quilts! I think I need one for my living room, so "homey"! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  61. Your block is great! I would love to win the magazine, thanks!

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  62. My favorite pictoral block is a bird. There are a couple of neat and very realistic bird blocks on Craftsy.

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  63. Hope I am not doing this twice, I love house blocks! Would love to win.

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  64. Hope I am not doing this twice, I love house blocks! Would love to win.

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  65. I would loooooove to win this pattern since I'm crazy for houses quilt patterns!

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  66. Love the houses, I want to make one of our old neighborhood, just as a memory quilt. Thanks for the chance.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  67. I've been collecting house blocks so they must be my favorite pictorial block. Have yet to start a house quilt but sure have lots of inspiration. Love your block!

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  68. I have on my to do list a table topper with houses on it. I have collected a few patterns but just can't quite put it together right. AND I LOVE the way you used the image fabric as the "windows" and you are looking in the wondows and see the items! What a cool idea and I am adding it to my idea list for my houses! I would sure be able to use this book!

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  69. I made several house blocks for charity quilts for shelters in NYc. I enjoyed it and would love to do more of them. Love the creativity shown in your block. dian gdavidhoffman@yahoo.com

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