Arrange the houses in vertical rows. Sew the house blocks together to make 5 vertical rows with 3 houses in each row. Press seams toward the background fabric.
Arrange the house rows so they are not lined up across the top.
Sew the rows together.
Trim the top and bottom so the edges are even.
From the border/background fabric, cut 3 strips 2″ x WOF (width of fabric).
Measure the length of the quilt. Cut 2 strips this length and sew them to the sides of the quilt.
Measure the width of the quilt. Cut 2 strips this length. You should be able to get the top and bottom borders from 1 strip of fabric. Sew the borders to the top and bottom.
Now you can use the 2″ x 5″ strips that were cut from the 5″ house squares to make an interesting border. You might like to arrange the border pieces on a design wall or similar surface before sewing them together. When you’ve decided on your fabric arrangement, sew the 2″ strips together, end to end to make 4 border strips.
Measure the length of the quilt. Cut 2 of the pieced border strips this length. Sew them to the sides of the quilt.
Measure the width of the quilt. Cut the remaining pieced border strips to this length. Sew them to the top and bottom.
For the outside border, cut 3 strips 4″ x WOF.
Measure the width of the quilt. From 1 – 4″ strip cut 2 borders this size. Sew them to the top and bottom.
Measure the length of the quilt. Cut 2 – 4″ strips this size. Sew them to the sides of the quilt.
Now your scrappy house quilt is ready to be quilted! Quilt as desired.
Join me again tomorrow as I give you some ideas for embellishing your Scrappy Houses Quilt. I’ll also show you other ways to use 5″ squares that are so easy to cut using the Omnigrip 5″ x 5″ Ruler and the OLFA 45 mm Ergonomic Rotary Cutter.