Here we are! All of us…
What a group! And what a load of houses we created in our Happy Scrappy Houses workshop day.
The fabrics were so varied--
Some had even dug out the “architectural” type fabrics in the stash, the ones that looked like wood, or shingles, or stone walls, or bricks…thatched roofs, or fabric that closely resembled the red tile rooflines so often seen here in the southwest.
Fussy cuts in doors and windows, including ghosts, goblins and ghoulies as well as cute kitties, bumble bees…..and even a snake or two had found their way in.
Night skies or sunny skies. Even some cloudy and stormy skies, each house with its own personality.
Fun little city in the making!
Get creative! Our quilter here has added a barn, a mercantile, even a church!
Assembling roof sections!
We started out with the chimney section first. The danger zone: Seams that are too wide will give you a chimney section that is too small for the roof and the whole house is built on a shaky foundation from there!
**hint** Assemble a test chimney section to check your seam width. If you are following the free Happy Scrappy Houses pattern from the Free Patterns tab, this unit should measure 8” before sewing it into the quilt. Anything less needs fixing, and fast! Likewise, if it is too big….your chimney section won’t fit the rest of the house.
A whole housing development!
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|Happy Scrappy Houses, Chandler AZ 2015|
It was such a great day yesterday that we are doing it again today – with a Cathedral Stars workshop! Those Nimble Thimble gals of Chandler, AZ are going to keep me busy and in stitches!
Have a great Friday, everyone!