Yikes!!! If it wasn’t for Kate reminding me, I would have forgotten to do this. I had it in my head that my month was October! Well, here we go . . .
Two of my favorite loves are star blocks and house blocks so what could be better than something that combines both together! Sandra at Mmm! Quilts designed a block like this. It is soooo easy and very fun to make. Although you’ve probably already seen these, I’ll show you the samples I have made and then link to Sandra’s pattern at the end of the post.
Here is the first one I ever made and it made me fall in love with this block.
The blocks measure 16″ but there are so many big pieces that the block goes together very quickly. The part that takes the longest is probably choosing the fabrics. I’ll address that next.
As you can see I am kind of doing a “house by color” kind of idea. In other words, you can choose whatever fabrics you like, even multi-colored prints as long as the block reads mostly one color. I don’t have a green house, black/white house, purple house, brown house, or orange house or any of those yummy in between colors. I seriously won’t mind at all if you want to make a house in one of the colors I already have.
So far, my colors have been pretty bright and saturated because I LOVE bright, modern colors and fabrics; however, if your stash does not have that much of those colors, I would love to see a pretty pastel house or a low volume house with a POP of bright colors on the door and star points. Funny enough, my favorite color is red but I’m not very excited about this red block I made. I can’t put my finger on it, but I’m not in love with it. So let’s add red to the list of colors I don’t have.
If you don’t want to make a block this big or you have another house block you have been dying to try, send me that instead!
Have fun, bee mates!