Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Hillside Houses QAL Blocks 8 & 9

Hello everyone. This week, as you might remember, blocks 8 & 9 can be pieced separately, or together. The difference is, if you piece them separately (as shown in the layout guide) House #13 will have an additional seam down the center of the left side. If you choose to piece them all at one time, the blocks will be pieced in two rows like this:

You can choose how you want to piece yours by downloading the pattern here. The third page will how you how to piece them as pictured above. The benefit to doing it that was is it just reduces the number of seams and pieces, but in reality, it is only the difference in two pieces! So it's really up to you to decide which way works best for you. I just hope that my instructions are helpful, and you are still enjoying yourself! If you have any questions, please let me know.

As for me, I have a confession. I did not get my blocks completed this week. My family and I went on a 4-day trip up to the beautiful Scottish Highlands. As you might know, we move back to America in about a month, and are trying to hit a couple of places in the UK that we might never get the opportunity to see again. I will write more about Scotland in a future post, but I just wanted to let you know that Scotland is by far the most beautiful place I have ever been.

I did also find some real Hillside Houses in England on the way up that I thought would be fun to share with you--

See you next week!


  1. I'm so glad you got to Scotland, and even happier that you loved it so much!


  2. Yes, I have been to Scotland. My mom had a good friend that lived there. It is beautiful
    I am so glad that you are taking advantage of your last weeks in Europe.

    I downloaded the pattern but the second page is two full pages together, I am not sure how that will print out, I will try it. but it might print on one page very tiny.
    Thank you again for sharing these patterns with us. I am sure your overseas deployment has given you a lot of inspiration and you are lovely to share it.

    1. It's not too bad if you print in on Landscape :)

  3. Have you been in Spain?Here , in Murcia we also have beautiful Hillside.

    Have a fun day and thanks for the pattern.

  4. Oh, I love Scotland! So glad you had fun!


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