Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tiny Houses

Ever since blogging buddy Roos started her little houses project (link), I was intrigued.  Roos does almost all her sewing by hand and also the quilting as well.... she's amazing!

The house blocks are tiny.... here's a block with a spool of thread for size...

You can even order a stamp to print the pieces on the fabrics (link) to save time messing with templates and doing some persnickety cutting.

Then I found this tiny house quilt on Pinterest!   Love all the wonky houses.... and wouldn't this be a great way to use up all those small scraps of fabric that I can't bear to throw away?   I even like those little blocks with trees.   I think this would be a long-term project...  maybe have a basket of scraps and just sit down when I have a few minutes and make a little house block...


  1. Oh my goodness, those are amazing. I don't think I'd have the patience for that! :o)

  2. OK, so if I counted correctly there are 374 blocks in that quilt. That's only 1 a day ish. Sounds doable, for you. How big are those little rascals? If they are around 3 x 4 then the quilt would be something like 66 x 105. Couldn't tell by the picture if they were squares or rectangles. If the blocks were 3 inch squares then the top would be more like 66 x 83. Either way very impressive.

  3. My house mini was made with Roos' stamp. A friend ordered it and stamped some houses for me to stitch. I learned that I am not that great at hand stitching.
    It will be fun to see your progress. Are you starting soon?

  4. This would be an amazing quilt and doing a block whenever you have a few minutes sounds like a good idea.

  5. What a really neat project. Go for it! I would be so tempted if my "guilt list" were a little shorter.

  6. What a surprise... I already wondered what the reason of all those visiters from the USA was but now I know. Thank you Freda for writing such a lovely blog.