Latest Finish to Share – My Hometown from I Love House Blocks

I’m back with another fun finish to share, my contribution to the “Blockbuster Series” of quilt books – I Love House Blocks.

I Love House Blocks

My quilt is shown on the cover and I made it from a fun bundle of Pat Sloan’s fabric from Moda.

I made the house centers log cabin style and added a quick and easy paper pieced rooftop. I love adding lots of negative space (background) to my quilts so I can show off some fun quilting. Because I was on a deadline I quilted this one with simple swirls and wavy lines in a light gray Aurifil thread from my neutrals collection.

My Hometown by Christa Watson

My Hometown – such a fun quick and easy quilt to make!

The book includes a total of 14 fun house themed quilts which you can view here.

Giveaways GalorE!

Giveaway #1: If you’d like to win a ecopy this book from me, please leave a commentΒ  letting me know if you’ve ever made a house themed quilt before. In my 20+ years of quilting, this was a first one for me!!! Everyone is eligble to enter and I’ll choose a random winner at the end of the day on Monday June, 26th.

Giveaway #2. Head over to Stitch This! the Martingale/That Patchwork Place blog for another chance to win! I love keeping copies of all books I own on my computer – then I have access to them anytime!







107 thoughts on “Latest Finish to Share – My Hometown from I Love House Blocks

  1. Angela Bowling says:

    I’ve never made a house quilt before. Since, I only make small quilts, I believe a house quilt would work very well for a small quilt.

  2. Mary Beasley says:

    I have never made a schoolhouse or house quilt but I want to!!! I’m just recently breaking myself into machine quilting. I was raised Mennonite and learned the “old fashioned way”. Machine quilting is much faster. I hope I win the ecopy of this book.

  3. Carol C says:

    I’ve made several house quilts and I have to say that I do love houses. One is a Schnibbles pattern in brights, one has the old-fashioned house block and is a wallhanging and there are at least two more that have houses and chain blocks. They are all very different but all are favourites.

  4. Jean Davis says:

    A house quilt is on my quilting bucket list, but I haven’t made one yet. Thanks for the giveaway chance — your house quilt is an inspiration.

  5. Laurie Remillard says:

    I’ve been wanting to make a house quilt for years, but never found the inspiration – this might be it!! I’d really like to turn it into a play mat for dinky cars and little dolls πŸ™‚

  6. Jean Condon says:

    I started a house quilt about 10 years ago. You have inspired me to work on it again. I’ve collected fabric with children on them to put in the doors and windows.

  7. Cathy Blood says:

    A house quilt has been on my to do list. So I’d love to win an e-book! All of those quilts on the cover look fun!

  8. Lou Brewer says:

    I’ve never made a house related quilt but I really like the design of yours with all of the negative space. I’m putting it on my to-do list.

  9. DEBI JIMENEZ says:

    I have only worked on one House Block quilt. My grandmother started the quilt when she was 8 years old, using scraps from her mother, including feed sacks. She started doing her piecing by hand but over time she move to the machine. My contribution was adding the border. My grandmother passed and I was lucky to receive a box with that quilt top inside. Due to age, I was advised to just but a sheet or solid cotton back but not to actually quilt it. The sheet is to keep the to stable.

  10. Lucy Blum says:

    I love your quilt! I’d like to make it in July.
    I have not made a house pattern quilt yet and I like the design of yours!! Congrats on getting published again!!

  11. Veronica T Spencer says:

    I have not made a house quilt, nor a block, before. It does look easy and fun!! Your quilt looks super cute and you are doing a great job with it!

  12. Karen M says:

    I haven’t made a house block quilt but I was very lucky when I received 12 house blocks through my Guild’s block exchange. This is one of my favorite quilts!

  13. Christi says:

    I made a House quilt once about 20 years ago. It was a red and green one for Christmas. We used it as an Advent Calendar.

  14. Sherry Jurykovsky says:

    I haven’t made a house block quilt yet, but have plans to do one. Yoko Saito has one with houses on a hill that is percolating in my head. I hope to applique all the houses I’ve lived in, along with all the pets from the last 60 years. That might take me the next 60 to do. πŸ™‚

  15. Colleen.hall-patton says:

    Working on a rework embroidery pillow with houses to go with a red and white quilt. I like yours also for it’s scrappyness and less literal version.

  16. dezertsuz says:

    Hi, Christa! What a great quilt that is. The book looks great! Congratulations on being a cover girl! Thanks for offering a copy to win. I have made a house quilt, or at least a schoolhouse quilt, which is close to the same thing. Turquoise school houses on black background. Love it.

  17. Roz Agulnik says:

    I’ve never made a house only quilt, but in my early quilting days, I did a row-by-row that had one row of houses.

  18. VC Lauer says:

    I’ve never made a house quilt, but it is on my list to do in the near future. Your house quilt is very , very nice hope it’s not too hard, then again it’s a challenge

  19. cj says:

    I have never made a house quilt before, but I have this idea of one with mid-century modern homes using mod colors that I hope to some day complete.

  20. Karen Hutchings says:

    I’m like you, I haven’t done a house themed quilt before and I have been quilting for 40 plus years. I love the preview of your book and hope to win!

  21. Teresa @Aurea's Kitchen says:

    I test a paper piecing pattern… but it is a UFO now. Maybe I need to make more and make some kind of quilt. Thanks

  22. Anna Blake says:

    When my Sister purchased her first house, I got our quilt group to secretly make house blocks. I made a couple of the blocks and a few trees also. Put them all together in a top for my Sister and we all gave it to her during our meeting. She was so surprised! I was so excited for her.

  23. Lisa Price says:

    I made an appliqued quilt called Autumn House that was a block of the month. I love house quilts and plan to make more. So cute!!

  24. Joanne P. says:

    I have never made a house block quilt, but as I was looking at your pattern I thought I might be a good way to use up a pile of scraps I have in my sewing room….scrap log cabins with a nice background…I feel inspiration here!

  25. Susan Paxton says:

    I have a house quilt top that is in my stack of UFO’s but I love your houses so much more. This is a book I would love to have in my small library of Quilting Books. Thanks for the chance to win.

  26. spierssusan says:

    I did the Pixie Home QAL through an Intrepid Thread post – and gave it to my granddaughter for her graduation! She plans to take it to college with her-very proud!

  27. Lynn Losorelli says:

    Your quilt is adorable! I made a paper pieced beach house quilt for my daughter when she graduated from high school. In addition to the different beach houses, there were cabanas, palm trees, and of course the sand and waves. I had a lot of fun picking all the different fabrics! Thanks for having a give-away!

  28. Susan G says:

    My first small quilt was a paperpieced house block with tress in between. I used to like laperpiecing because they came out pretty close to perfect. Now, I would rather just sew it.

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