Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Hillside Houses QAL Block 6 & 7

I feel like I should explain this picture, lol. When I got off work today I rushed home to take a picture of my blocks and of course, it started raining and it was just too cloudy to get light anywhere, so I thought it would be cute if my kids held up the blocks. Well, they are cute, but not super excited about it:) I would also like to mention, that I have been having so many problems with my iron lately (the steam function has completely died), so if you have any recommendations for any irons you love, let me know!

If you're still coming back for more Hillside Houses then congrats on making it this far! We're over the hump now, and only have a few weeks left. I'm constantly impressed with the creative houses you guys are making, and I just wanted to say thank you to all of y'all. Thank you for making this quilt with me. Thank you for your enthusiasm, and thank you for your positive feedback. My inbox has a steady flow of email with questions, encouragement,  and kind words, and I just wanted to let you know how much it means to me.

I wanted to share with you some of my favorite comments/suggestions from this week, I had message from Debbie (#minersewfun) on Instagram and she mentioned that her husband calls this project "Monopoly Houses". It makes me laugh because it does look like Monopoly houses, and I struggled when I was trying to name the project. "Rooftops", "Ocean Front Property", "Mi Casa es Sue Casa", were some of the names I was throwing around, and when I asked my own husband what he thought his eyes just glazed over and he mumbled "uh huh". But anyway, I wish I would've thought of "Monopoly Houses", it's a cute, witty, and accurate. Thanks Debbie!

Another message that I got was from Kat (#katquilts) who mentioned that this would be fun as a Christmas quilt and don't you thin that such a great idea?! She recommended making it with white rooftops, and the whole idea just put me in the Christmas spirit.

Anyway, again, thank you for stopping by and playing along! You can link-up at the bottom if you want o show off all your progress!

Download Block 6 here.

Download Block 7 here.


  1. Your children are darling! I'm just cutting out my second block because I've been busy with commission work. It's great how you put these blocks out! I love this quilt! Thanks for all the trouble you've gone to! I know everyone appreciates you! Cheery wave from Bev

  2. Ohhhh your babies are adorable. What cuties.
    I love their sweet faces
    These blocks look great.
    Irons.... I have a Rowenta from Bed Bath and Beyond. I do not use steam I have a spray bottle with distilled water in it.
    It works for me. There are some nice expensive irons out there.... I am not sure whether it is worth it.
    Thank you so much for the next two house patterns!

  3. Oh goody! The next two blocks! I read your comment to my husband...he gave a big smile :-) this really is a fun project and I'm thankful for you!

  4. Your little helpers are adorable. I'm one of your readers who is collecting the patterns to make the quilt later. I'm trying to finish up a different quilt along and when done will start on this one. I have a bin of solids I want to use up! :) I love seeing what everyone is doing on instagram too. So much gorgeousness.

  5. Hahahaha! That's how my kids feel about holding up anything quilt related :) As for an iron, my favorite (although I've only been using for 18 months) is the cordless Panasonic. It's fantastic!

  6. I love this quilt along! Houses are one of my favorites. I can't wait for the next quilt along!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us.


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