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Rocking the House Quilt #2

Project #18328
18328

Make a colorful statement with an alternate square that turns the Rocking the House block into an artful masterpiece.



Fabric Requirements:

Yardage FabricInstructions
1/4 yd Blue floral Cut (1) 8" square
Cut (5) Rocking the House triangles
1/4 yd Blue print Cut (1) 8" square
Cut (5) Rocking the House triangles
1/4 yd Light blue print Cut (1) 8" square
Cut (4) Rocking the House triangles
1/4 yd Pink floral Cut (1) 8" square
Cut (4) Rocking the House triangles
1/4 yd Orange floral Cut (1) 8" square
Cut (5) Rocking the House triangles
1/4 yd Yellow floral Cut (1) 8" square
Cut (4) Rocking the House triangles
1/4 yd Medium pink print Cut (1) 8" square
Cut (5) Rocking the House triangles
1/4 yd Light pink print Cut (1) 8" square
Cut (5) Rocking the House triangles
1/4 yd Purple print Cut (1) 8" square
Cut (5) Rocking the House triangles
1/4 yd Green print Cut (1) 8" square
Cut (4) Rocking the House triangles
1/4 yd Brown print Cut (1) 8" square
Cut (5) Rocking the House triangles
1/4 yd Red print Cut (1) 8" square
Cut (4) Rocking the House triangles
(5) Fat 1/4 Assorted light prints Cut (52) Rocking the House shapes
Cut (13) Rocking the House squares
1/2 yd Binding fabric Cut (5) 2 1/4" wide Strips x WOF
1 1/4 yd Backing fabric
45" x 45" Batting

Notes:

  • Finished Size: 38" x 38"
  • All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
  • Fat 1/4 = approximately 18" x 22"
  • WOF = width of fabric
  • This quilt uses a single block with three different looks, depending on the placement of light and dark fabrics. Each block requires four triangles, four house shapes and one square.

Piecing the Quilt Top:

  1. Using the quilt photo as a guide, lay out the block on a design wall or a table. This will make it easier to keep track of piecing.
  2. Construct the Rocking the House blocks by sewing two triangles to opposite sides of a light print house shape (see Diagram 1). Press seams toward the triangles. Repeat with another coordinating light print house shape to make two sides of these units (see Diagram 2).
  3. Sew two coordinating light print house shapes to opposite sides of a square (see Diagram 3). Press the seams toward the square.
  4. Sew the units together to form the block, matching seams and placing a pin at these intersections (see Diagram 4). Make 13 blocks, placing each one back into the layout once finished.
  5. Sew the blocks together into rows. Press the seams in alternate directions to reduce the bulk at the points.
  6. Sew the rows together until you have completed the quilt top. Again, press the seams in alternate directions.

Finishing:

  1. Layer the backing, batting and quilt top. Quilt by hand or machine as desired.
  2. Sew the binding Strips together to form one long Strip. Fold the binding in half lengthwise with wrong sides together, and press.
  3. With a 1/4" seam, sew the raw edges of the binding to the edges of the right side of the quilt. Turn the folded edge of the binding to the back side of the quilt, and stitch in place by hand, mitering the corners.

  • Diagram 1

  • Diagram 2

  • Diagram 3

  • Diagram 4

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