Wednesday, September 12, 2018

My house blog hop

welcome to my house

Welcome to my house blog hop!

I have been so wrapped up in blog hops and other things lately that I’ve been kind of stressing about what to make for this blog hop, the rule is to have something with a house on it!

Now I could have made JUST a pincushion, which I still might….

But when I need something fast I always thing Accuquilt first!

I recently made this quilt for Accuquilt and I now have seen it in quilt magazines (ads) so that’s fun!

GO! Qube 8" Fun Neighborhood Quilt (PQ11082)

It’s called fun neighborhood and is made with the 8” QUBE and companion set

I didn’t want to make a BIG quilt, but maybe a table runner and something with just a few FQs, I had this bundle from connecting threads and figured I’d just use that. 3 golden fabrics and white for the background


So I played around in EQ8 and came up with this

chisel houses runner2

AND instead of using the 8” QUBE set I decided to use the 6” set, so the houses are smaller and the runner would be 21” x 13 1/2”

I set to work and cut out the pieces in a snap! (7 sets of each)


and sewed the half house pieces together


and then the houses


and before adding the foundations I put it all on my design wall to see what it would look like


and sewed it together like this


I made binding out of a yellow striped scrap I had enough of and then I did a new technique I had seen on Fons and Porter (actually the episode with my leaf quilt!) you sew the binding onto the back, then use 1/4” steam a seam lite and iron it on on the inside of the seam on the front


then remove the paper and iron the binding to the front like this

It was a bit odd, as I’m not used to it, but it’s okay I guess, don’t know if I’ll try it again though, but a fun little experiment


and here’s the finished quilt

I quilted clam shells on it- just like the sample one Winking smile


a fun and fast little mini quilt/ table topper!

If you haven’t seen the other participants yet, have a look

and thanks to CAROL for organizing this great hop!

September 10

Words & Stitches

Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Melva Loves Scraps

Cynthia's Creating Ark

Quilting Quietly

Ms P Designs USA

Quilt n Party

September 11

MooseStash Quilting

Vroomans Quilts

Marjorie's Busy Corner

Patchouli Moon Studio

Desert Sky Quilting

Books, Hooks, Sticks, etc.

Clever Chameleon Quilting

Sew Many Yarns

September 12


Days Filled With Joy

Freckled Fox Quiltery



Creative Blonde

Adventurous Applique and Quilting

Quarter Inch Crafter

All Thingz Sewn

September 13

Creatin' in the Sticks

Quilt Doodle Designs

Quilting & Learning - What a Combo!

Domestic Felicity

Life in the Scrapatch

That Fabric Feeling

Just Because Quilts

Hazel’s Daughter

September 14

I Like To Quilt Blog

Selina Quilts

Benita Skinner’s Creative Space

Nettie Sews and Lucky Quilts

Bumbleberry Style

Quilt Fabrication

Sew Golden A Chance

Just Let Me Quilt


Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your mini quilt is adorable! Thanks for sharing all the techniques with us!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

So very cute!

Carol S. said...

That turned out so cute, Bea! I love using Accuquilt dies because they are so precise and actually used a die in my house quilt, too. Thanks for sharing and hopping with us...I hope you're not going to get blown away in the storm!

Kay Holm said...

That turned out so cute. I like to have some fun and quick projects ready to go because it feels like you really accomplished something in between just working on a big project for weeks (and months!). Thanks for sharing.

Danette Stankovich said...

This is a very cute mini! I love the clam shell quilting!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Cute runner.

piecefulwendy said...

Cute little houses and a darling mini!

Shasta Matova said...

That is a cute little mini. I really like the clamshell quilting too.

Calicojoan said...

Too cute! You do get mileage out of your GO cutter. LOL!!! Love your quilting.

mumbird3 said...

Cute mini Bea!

barbara woods said...

Great quilt

tink's mom said...

Great little table topper. I've just recently been using an accuquilt. So far for tumblers but this is a die I will be looking into. Thanks for the incentive.

Carol said...

Your runner is really cute--I love those colors which are my favorites. Thanks for sharing!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Very clever and very cute Bea! Interesting way to sew the binding, thanks for sharing and for the great pictures.

Mary Pat Callihan said...

Hi Bea! Thanks for your ideas and your post. I am glad you found a way to use your accu cutter. I am always asking myself if I got one, would I have enough uses for it. I think the answer is yes!

Charlene McCain said...

Adorable mini quilt! Love the colors!

LJ said...

Really a cute pattern and I like that you changed up the pattern.

Scrapatches said...

Cute quilts! Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Sewgirl said...

Fun little quilt. Almost looks like envelopes to me...thanks for sharing!

Carla said...

Cute little runner! I've never used this technique on the front, but have used HeatnBond lite to keep the binding in place on the back before stitching it down.

The Quilted Dog said...

Very cute! I’ll gave to give that type of binding a try!

Karrin Hurd said...

Quite quilt! Love the clamshell quilting!

Cindy Staub said...

Your mini quilt, table runner is wonderful. I love the colors!

Suze said...

Bea, Thanks for the tutorial for the cute table runner. It was interesting to see the difference between the 8" and the 6" and the difference in height. The binding was a nice challenge for you. I would be uneasy about it coming undone at some point. I might be nice to have in place for stitching down. I'm glad that you tried something different and shared with all of us. The clam shell quilting is great for the table runner. You always have great projects. Thanks for participating in the hop. I always know I'm going to see a nice, interesting project from you. Thanks.

Benita Skinner said...

Fun, quick project, Bea!

Susan-Sharon Passmore said...

Cute houses- so simple, and I like your fabric choices.

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

Great design Bea, and I hope I get to see your advertisement quilt n a magazine somewhere... glad you got to try this design in another size, that's always fun too :)

Michele said...

That was a great idea.

Susan said...

Adorable, Bea! I didn't get to see the last few days of the hop because of vacation, but I'm loving your runner now!

Theresa said...

Your mini quilt is cute. Love the colors you choose.