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Monday 20 April 2015

Hillside Houses Quilt-Along

Hello everyone! Today I just wanted to drop a couple of lines to announce an upcoming Instagram quilt along I'm hosting with a pattern I designed called "Hillside Houses". The QAL will begin on 1 May and I will be posting all of the instructions for free. The finished quilt measures 60" x 75" and it will be divided up into 12 blocks, and I will be releasing instructions for 2 blocks a week. The information will be Instagram but I'm also creating PDF printouts that you can download here for all the blocks for those of you who (like me) don't want to stare at a tiny screen to figure everything out. If you want to participate, or just follow along, use the hashtag #HillsideHousesQAL on IG. 

house quilt

I decided I wanted to use American Made Brand Fabric to make my quilt, because ever since I saw this pic of their booth at quilt market I wanted to try it out. Their fabric is 100% sourced and manufactured in the U.S., from the cotton farms to the dyeing process. I love the idea of using homegrown fabric.

Fabric Requirements:

This is a great project for using up your solids but if you decide you want to make yours exactly like I’m making mine here’s what you’ll need: 

1 yd light blue for left sides of blue houses and rooftops (AMB 87, Light Denim)
1 yd light gray for the right sides of rooftops  (AMB 05, Light Gray)

1/2 yard of the following colors: 

AMB 97 - Light Sky (for the sky)
AMB 05 - Light Gray (for right sides of rooftops)  
AMB 33 - Aqua
AMB 34 - Dark Aqua
AMB 23 - Light Olive (light green)
AMB 34 - Olive (dark green) 
AMB 90 - Blue 

Fat quarter of each of the following colors: 

AMB 75 - Dark Raspberry (dark pink)
AMB 43 -  Raspberry (medium pink)
AMB 36 - Orange
AMB 67 - Light Gold (light orange or dark yellow)
AMB 62 - Taupe
AMB 60 -  Dark Butter (beige)
AMB 08 - Light yellow (for windows). 

You’ll also need 1/2 yard for binding and 4yds for backing. 

I hope you'll follow along or join in the fun, and make sure to stop by instagram @prettylittlequilts on 25 April because I have a bundle of American Made Brand solids to giveaway!


  1. I've always wanted to do a house quilt and this is a great one! Looking forward to the QAL!

  2. I'm so glad you're making instructions available here too! I think blogs are becoming neglected because of Instagram (I'm guilty of being on IG too much). It's just nice for those not using all the social media platforms. Looking forward to this!

  3. The pattern is so pretty Christina!

  4. Hi Cristina! I'm like Jenn, always wanted to make House quilt and yours is fantastic! I'm happy you will share the Project also here in your blog as I prefer reading blogs. IG is great for photos but not so good for more Information.
    I'm not sure if I find time to join now, but I shall absolutely follow you and others and hopefully make the quilt, too. x Teje

  5. Love your quilt pattern!!! Beautiful colors as well, and I will look through my closet, and try to use my stash. Also great with the print outs, Handy to have when cutting and sewing. Thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern!

  6. I love this and am glad you are showing it here too, since I do not instagram.

  7. Adorable quilt. I always love house quilts. Thanks for posting on your blog as I don't do instagram.

  8. We need a button for this! I can't wait to start!

  9. Wow, I love this! So cute. I've got to make a house quilt sometime!


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