Hillside Houses Quilt-A-Long


For the PDF pattern, please click here.


Hello everyone! Today I just wanted to drop a couple of lines to announce an upcoming Instagram quilt along I'm hosting with a pattern I designed called "Hillside Houses". The QAL will begin on 1 May and I will be posting all of the instructions for free. The finished quilt measures 60" x 75" and it will be divided up into 12 blocks. ahe information will be Instagram but I'm also creating PDF printouts that you can download here for all the blocks for those of you who (like me) don't want to stare at a tiny screen to figure everything out. If you want to participate, or just follow along, use the hashtag #HillsideHousesQAL on IG. 

house quilt

I decided I wanted to use American Made Brand Fabric to make my quilt, because ever since I saw this pic of their booth at quilt market I wanted to try it out. Their fabric is 100% sourced and manufactured in the U.S., from the cotton farms to the dyeing process. I love the idea of using homegrown fabric.




Fabric Requirements:

This is a great project for using up your solids but if you decide you want to make yours exactly like I’m making mine here’s what you’ll need: 

1 yd light blue for left sides of blue houses and rooftops (AMB 87, Light Denim)
1 yd Light Gray (for the right sides of rooftops)

1/2 yard of the following colors: 

AMB 97 - Light Sky (for the sky)
AMB 33 - Aqua
AMB 34 - Dark Aqua
AMB 23 - Light Olive (light green)
AMB 24 - Olive (dark green) 
AMB 90 - Blue 

Fat quarter of each of the following colors: 

AMB 75 - Dark Raspberry (dark pink)
AMB 43 -  Raspberry (medium pink)
AMB 36 - Orange
AMB 67 - Light Gold (light orange or dark yellow)
AMB 62 - Taupe
AMB 60 -  Dark Butter (beige)
AMB 08 - Light yellow (for windows). 

You’ll also need 1/2 yard for binding and 4yds for backing.

Additional Information:

The quilt has options for three different sizes. Don't get overwhelmed when you see the pattern, just stay in your lane and keep your eye on the prize!!

     a)  Throw size -  60" x 75"; the first block is 20" sq
     b)  Wall-hanging size - 30" x 37"; the first block is 10" sq
     c)  Mini - 15" x 18"; the first block is a tiny 5"

The coloring sheet has all the house numbers (addresses) on it, so it's a good reference to keep your pieces organized. I will refer to the house numbers on the pattern. 

If you are making yours in different colors or arrangement, just take notice that I have used a dark shade on one side, and light shade of the same color on the other side of each house. I encourage you to make yours however you want, I just wanted to point that out in case it was difficult to tell. Don't feel obligated to make yours this way!!





Pretty Little Quilts Hillside Houses QAL

15 comments:

  1. I just read about your QAL. Having lots of solids and loving house quilts, I will join, making the Wall-Hanging size. Thank you so much for offering this pattern and for organising the QAL!

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  2. I think I need to join in on this one!

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  3. Thank you for this very awesome and free QAL! I am totally loving it! Hugs, Karen

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  4. Thank you for this quilt along! The patterns are easy and fun to do! I featured the QAL on my blog today. http://44thstreetfabric.blogspot.com. Thanks again! XO Bev

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  5. Found this QAL through Bev's Blog. This sounds awesome - thank you for these free patterns. Might try the Wall-Hanging Size!

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  6. Found your QAL through Carla at Grace and Favor. This is so fun! I'm making the wall hanging size. Thank you for a great pattern. I'm not on IG, but I put up a blog post today :)
    http://pieceful-lynne.blogspot.com/2015/05/hilltop-houses-and-tulips.html
    Lynne

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  7. Dear Cristine, Thank you for sharing this wonderful project..
    I want to make this, and I might have to make it hand sewn..... I will see.
    I am taking care of my 92 year old parents and they are a handful haha
    I love sewing and making stuff all the time.
    You are so generous with this project. Thank you X a million
    Thank you also for your service to our country. I an honored to know you

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    1. Oh, I am printing out each Pdf and I will put them in a binder. That way I can rummage through my fabrics and plan way ahead before I start cutting and sewing.
      again, you are lovely

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  8. I landed here through a linkup at Confessions of A Fabric Addict when I clicked on A Quilted Passion! I saw these blocks this past week on someone else's blog and thought, oh they're adorable, but I really don't have time... When I saw them again this morning, I decided to investigate...and landed here...and uh, ya, I've downloaded all the blocks so far and hope to jump in! The quilt is just so cool. Thank you for making it a free QAL!! Now, next decision: wallhanging or throw?!

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  9. Just saw this on Grace and Favour. I may have missed it but did anyone put together a solids bundle? Or where can I buy American Made Solids?

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  10. Thank you again for the QAL! I am really enjoying in and looking forward to the downloads! I hope to get Block 6 & 7 out today or tomorrow! I love it! Thanks again!! Big hugs, Karen

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  11. What a great project, I'm definitely following along and posting about your QAL today on my blog.

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  12. I love this project and I am late finding it but will be gathering fabrics and hopefully starting soon.

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  13. Querida Cristina: Muchas Gracias por compartir este bello proyecto. Un saludo enorme desde Argentina.

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XOXO Cristina