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I just love house quilts, but can’t stand paper piecing. Jennie Doan at Missouri Star Quilt Company has a new video for Natalie’s Won’t You Be My Neighbor house quilt. It uses two layer cakes and a charm pack. Of course, you can always cut 10″ and 5″ squares from yardage or your stash.
There is NO paper piecing. One layer cake makes the house. A half layer cake makes the roof. Another half makes the space between the house and another half makes the space between the roofs. A charm pack makes the windows and door that are Heat and Bonded on, then stitched around the edges. Do that stitching before you join the houses. The roof lines get sewn in a strip, as do the houses. Then sew them all together. Now that’s sew quickly. BOOM!
If you don’t have a 1/2 hexie ruler like Jennie does, just cut a 60 degree corner off each side of the folded 10″ block. That’s 3.5″ in from each edge. And this is where the rotating cutting mat comes in handy. I just love mine.
Easy Quilting Tutorial
I just love using non-directional dots in quilts, so I was happy to see the latest quilting tutorial video from Jenny at the Missouri Star Quilting Company. See how that black dotted border frames this beautiful quilt? The cream background allows the eyes to rest, while the green makes it pop. It’s slightly tricky to layout, but it’s still an easy lap quilt if you strip piece the 4-patch or 16-patch blocks. I’m all for quick assembly.
The Sunny Skies quilt pattern was featured in the Fons & Porter’s Quilting Quickly Spring 2013 issue. That’s it at the top of this page. You can also download it right now, if you’re the impatient type, like me. Natalie did a good job of replicating it.
Here’s the video for Natalie’s version of the Sunny Skies lap quilt.
Download the Sunny Skies quilt pattern from Fon’s and Porter.