Happy Scrappy Houses

Annie's Quilting for the Home - - Contents - De­sign by Con­nie Kauff­man

Happy thoughts com­bined with your fa­vorite scraps will keep you in­spired while work­ing on this cute wall hang­ing.


Skill Level: In­ter­me­di­ate Quilt Size: 381/2" x 381/4" Block Size: 91/2" x 73/4" Num­ber of Blocks: 9


• As­sorted bright scraps for house mo­tif ap­pliqué

• 9 dif­fer­ent scraps or 10" squares prints, solids or tonals

• 18 scraps or 10" squares bright prints

• 1 fat eighth yel­low print

• 3⁄8 yard green tonal 5⁄8 yard green flo­ral

• Back­ing 47" x 47"

• Bat­ting 47" x 47"

• Thread

• 11/2 yards 18"-wide fusible web

• Op­tional em­bel­lish­ments as in­structed or de­sired

• Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies


1. Pre­pare tem­plates for the roof, house, door, win­dow and chim­ney pieces us­ing pat­terns given; trace nine each roof, house, door and chim­ney shapes and 18 win­dow shapes onto the pa­per side of the fusible web, leav­ing 1/2" be­tween the shapes. Cut out shapes, leav­ing 1/4" all around.

2. Fuse shapes to the wrong side of as­sorted bright scraps cho­sen for each shape. Cut out shapes on marked lines; re­move pa­per back­ing.

3. Cut one 10" x 81/4" A rec­tan­gle from each of the nine dif­fer­ent print, solid or tonal scraps.

4. Cut 12 (21/2" x 10") G strips and six 21/2" x 81/4" H rect­an­gles from 18 bright prints.

5. Cut one 21/2" x 21" yel­low print strip. Sub­cut eight 21/2" I squares.

6. Cut four 21/4" by fab­ric width green tonal strips for bind­ing.

7. Cut two 31/2" by fab­ric width green flo­ral strips. Sub­cut two 31/2" x 313/4" J bor­ders.

8. Cut two 4" by fab­ric width green flo­ral strips. Sub­cut two 4" x 39" K bor­ders.

Com­plet­ing the House Blocks

1. Fold each A rec­tan­gle on the 10" sides and crease to mark the cen­ter. Fold each house shape in half and crease.

2. To com­plete one House block, cen­ter and fuse a B house rec­tan­gle on A as shown in Fig­ure 1.

3. Cen­ter an E roof shape over­lap­ping the fused house rec­tan­gle 1⁄8" re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 2. Tuck the chim­ney be­hind the roof, again re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 2. Fuse roof and chim­ney pieces in place.

4. Fuse a C win­dow shape 1/2" from each side and 13/4" from the bot­tom edge of the fused house shape as shown in Fig­ure 3. 5. Cen­ter and fuse a D door shape on the fused house shape to com­plete the House block, again re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 3.

6. Ma­chine but­ton­hole stitch around each ap­pliqué shape us­ing thread to match fab­rics.

7. Re­peat steps 4–6 to com­plete a to­tal of nine House blocks.

Com­plet­ing the Quilt

1. Se­lect and join three House blocks and add an H strip to each end to make a block row as shown in Fig­ure 4; press seams to­ward H and in one di­rec­tion. Re­peat to make three block rows.

2. Se­lect and join three G strips and add an I square to each end to make a G-I sash­ing strip as shown in Fig­ure 5; press seams to­ward G. Re­peat to make four G-I sash­ing strips.

3. Join the block rows with the G-I sash­ing strips to com­plete the pieced cen­ter re­fer­ring to the Place­ment Di­a­gram; press seams to­ward the G-I sash­ing strips.

4. Sew J strips to the sides and K strips to the top and bot­tom of the pieced cen­ter to com­plete the quilt top.

5. Layer, quilt and bind re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 124.

6. Em­bel­lish each house in a dif­fer­ent way re­fer­ring to the sam­ple quilt photo for ideas. Add lace win­dow treat­ments, but­tons for flow­ers, birds, pets, snowflakes, etc., to make a re­ally fun and unique quilt.

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