Houses and Stars

Block of the Month October 2017



My "Houses and Stars"-Collection consists on the one hand of twelve patterns of houses or rather buildings each 14" x 14" size. These patterns are very detailed and contain many very small pieces so you have to manage a lot of thick seam allowances. The house patterns are great for working a quilt from only a single block or maybe only four blocks if you don't want to sew a big quilt. Some of the blocks are embroidered with flowers, the instruction for the embroidery is included in the pdf-files. But please let your imagination run wild, there are many more ways to decorate your buildings. If you want to ease the patterns, simply enlarge them on a photocopier (add new 1/4" seam allowances afterwards) or for example leave away the window frames (example see here).

For the sashing of my quilt I took the schoolhouse motiv on. Furthermore I transferred twenty traditional stars into paper piecing patterns for the sashings. All star patterns are 6" x 6" size.  If you prefer to piece only the stars, you can work a gorgeous quilt from them, too. Maybe you choose a complete other color combination - for example traditional Christmas colors? Or stars only from batics, or colorful stars with black and white backgrounds, or all in pink and purple - or ... countless other possibilities.

 And here a new Houses and Stars quilt from Mrs. Allmacher:

Monika Allmacher
Bonn, Germany

This block of the month collection will last about two years. I will upload alternating one month one house pattern and the other month two star patterns. The schoolhouses sashing patterns are at the bottom of this page for download. Finally the general guidance will close this collection like ever.

Every pattern stays online for free for one month. Thereafter you can order the patterns in my patternshop.

These are the blocks from the last months of this collection. Please click on the small pictures to see the guest's photos as soon as I get some.

I will be happy, if you send me pictures of your blocks :-)

Both patterns for upright and horizontal schoolhouse blocks stay online for free downlload until the end of the series.

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