It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood ...
a beautiful day for a neighbor...would you be mine?
Won't you be mine?
Won't you be my neighbor?
Oh pleeeeease won't you be...my neighbor?
(compliments of me and Mr. Rodgers:)
It's time for Row 10 of the
I designed these homes to represent all of us rowers...
Now we really can be neighbors!!!
Here is how you make one home.
I used 4 different prints in addition to my background.
The cutting for ONE BLOCK goes as follows...
Cut 1 - 2 1/2" x 9 1/2" strip
Cut 4 - 1 1/2" squares
Cut 2 - 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangles
Cut 1 - 1 1/2" x 7 1/2" strip
Cut 2 - 1 1/2" squares
Cut 1 - 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" x rectangle
Cut 2 - 1 1/2" squares
Cut 2 - 2 1/2" squares
Cut 4 - 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangles
Cut 1 - 1 1/2" square
Lay out your block on your design board like this and let's build a house!
Start by sewing a square on each side of the windows...
press towards the window.
Now add the 3 1/2" strips to the bottom...
Press away from the windows.
Lay them back out so that you know what piece goes where:)
Now sew a window section to the sides of the door like this...
Press towards the door.
Now add the top strip and press towards the strip.
This is what the back looks like:)
Sew a white rectangle onto each side of the house.
Now onto the roof:)
Sew an Easy Corner Triangle onto each corner like this.
Trim and press towards the triangles.
Now sew the chimney strip together like this...
(can you see the block better on my cutting board?...good:)
Press towards the chimneys.
Now sew the chimney section to the top of the roof.
Press towards the roof top.
Sew the roof to the house ...
and press towards the roof again.
You have built your first house!
It should measure 6 1/2" tall x 9 1/2" wide
at this point.
Now keep on building!!!
I know these happy little houses are addicting...
but you only need 4 more for your row:)
Make 5 cute little houses to live in the
Bee in my Bonnet neighborhood:)
Decide the order to sew them in and prepare your sashing.
Cut 4 - 1 1/2"x 6 1/2" and sew in between the houses.
as per usual...
Cut 2 - 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" strips for the end of each row
to fold in half and trim your row to measure 50 1/2" wide.
Cut 2 - 1 1/2' x 50 1/2" strips
and sew to the top and the bottom of your row.
Press seams towards the sashings...
And the background strips.
Which house do you want to live in?
(can I borrow a cup of sugar...or maybe a few eggs?)
what do you think of row 10?
Do these houses make you happy too?
As a reminder...
to join the row along flickr group
to keep track of each row tutorial.
Also if you want to share your own photos...
and you can always find all kinds of row along inspiration there!
Have fun building your own houses to become my neighbor...
I can't wait to see them!
Have a quilty kind of day:)