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Thursday, October 11, 2012


It's been quite a while since I blogged about sewing.

In fact it's been quite a while since I did any sewing

but recently I attended a workshop on Foundation Paper Piecing that I've been wanting to do forever.

Late last year I read a post on this lovely blog about making little houses - a challenge where quilters worldwide were making little houses.

The aim was to make one every day for a year, then sew them into a quilt.

Well I didn't want to make a whole quilt but I did want to learn how to make the dear little houses.

So here's my first attempt at paper piecing a little house.

It's six inches square

Originally I thought I would make a whole lot of these as pot holders to use for Christmas presents but I'll have to see if I can do this on my own again first!!

I might have been a bit ambitious?????



  1. Brilliant Helen! What's stopping you making 365 of them then?! You could make a quilt using some plain blocks along with some of these if 365 is too many to contemplate couldn't you? Love the colours you have chosen too and I do so wish I had the patience to do this sort of work.

  2. How cute, I think they would make adorable Christmas gifts. Perhaps the colors could reflect versions of red and green and white to make them more festive.

  3. Thats so lovely Helsie, well done if this is your first try :-D

    I must admit I didn't make the big quilt either, just a sofa throw. I made mine in all colours, but I like your yellow and blue scheme, very fresh.

  4. So very cute. I think they would make a perfect Christmas gift. I adore the colors you picked out as well.

    It still blows my mind that we are heading into winter as you spring into summer there.

    Getting over our colds and moving right along with getting some much needed fall chores done this week.

    Kate xoxoxo

  5. What a great idea.I love your colour choices.

  6. Love your little house. You did a brilliant job. Those colours are very you Helen.

    You could whip up a load of these production line style!

  7. Thats a lovely little house! Ive seen Kaths little house quilt in the flesh, so to speak, and its beautiful!

    Leanne x

  8. Your house looks fabulous Helen. I'm sure you'll be able to make few more.

  9. Delightful little house. I wouldn't want to get it near a pot. Too precious!

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