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Thursday 7 May 2015

Hillside Houses QAL: Laying Out Your Blocks

Hi everyone! Okay, so I said I wouldn't bug you until next week, but I made a layout guide so you know how we're going to be placing the blocks. The quilt is made up of 12 blocks, and the quilt will be assembled in horizontal rows.

The quilt includes 18 houses, and each block pattern contains references to specific house numbers found on the coloring sheet.  I numbered the houses so that when you're making a confusing block you will know which colors go where.

As you can see, Block 1 contains House #1, but notice Block 8 contains houses #12, #9, parts of #13 and #16.

My patterns only focus on one block at-a-time, and I hope by doing it that way it will break up any confusion looking at all those crazy numbers might cause.

So far I have released patterns for Blocks one, two, and three, so you have everything you need to make the bottom row--1/4 quilt finished.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and you can download a PDF of the layout guide, or coloring sheet here.

Also, at the end of the QAL I will be compelling all these references into one PDF file, so if you don't have time to participate in the QAL now, you can get all the patterns and guides in one download in just one file.

I won't make any more promises that I'm not going to make any more posts for the rest of the week, so I'll just say I'll see you soon:)


  1. I just finished my third block and am so happy to be quilting along with you, Cristina! That is wonderful that you will be providing a pdf file for those who cannot participate at this time, but would like to still make this gorgeous quilt. See you next Wednesday!

  2. Hi Cristina! You have made this pattern so perfectly and this layout guide is great idea! I hope you post often! I shall colour my houses today on the Paper and hope to sew soon. Have a lovely day! x Teje

  3. Hillside Houses has come to life in a photo by Bonnie Hunter in her latest blog, "Manarola, Cinque Terra." Check it out!

  4. I was going to also comment on how much the picture on Bonnie's blog looks like the hillside houses...amazing and beautiful!

  5. Thank you so much for putting together this QAL! This is exactly the sort of design I've been looking for. I can't wait for the next blocks!

  6. This is such a fabulous project.

  7. What a great project! Thanks for releasing all the details!

  8. really pysched about this!


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