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Introduction to the House Quilt Block Pattern
House Quilt Block Pattern

House Quilt Block Pattern

© Janet Wickell

House Quilt Blocks

We'll rotary cut all of the pieces used for the house quilt block pattern. You won't cut any individual triangles at all, because the half-square triangle units in the roof, called triangle squares for short, are quick pieced from sandwiched squares.

Since we're using easy-cut units for the house and its roof, choose printed fabrics that will blend together somewhat along the seams when pieces for those structures are sewn together.

I used white to illustrate the sky, window, and door, but I'm sure you can find something more creative. The narrow strip of fabric positioned under the house block could represent a sidewalk, grass, or even a flower garden. It's up to you.

Finished block size: 12-inches square

Cutting Chart for Two House Quilt Blocks

My color choices help you visualize placement, and aren't meant to limit your selections.

Black

Strip under house

  • two 1-1/2" x 12-1/2" bars

Light Brown

House Body

  • four 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" bars
  • four 2-1/2" x 3" bars
  • two 3" x 6-1/2" bars
  • two 3-7/8" x 3-7/8" squares

Dark Brown

Roof

  • two 3-7/8" x 3-7/8" squares
  • two 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" squares

White

Door

  • two 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" bars

Window

  • two 2-1/2" x 3" bars

Sky

  • two 3-7/8" x 3-7/8" squares

  • four 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" squares

  • two 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" bars

  • four 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" rectangles

Green

Chimneys

  • four 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" squares

Make Triangle Square Units

  1. Using the 3-7/8" x 3-7/8" squares, pair the following:

    • A white square and a light brown square
    • A light brown square and dark brown square
    • A white square and a dark brown square

  2. Use my easy sandwich method to make six triangle square units from the paired squares. Each completed unit should measure 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" square. Set aside.

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