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GloBug
#1 Posted : Sunday, December 18, 2011 4:44:40 PM(UTC)
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Click the above link to post your widdle house pictures in the album
 
 

Blog link

I found this paper piecing probject and it's caught my attention.  This blogger has invited people from all over the world to join her in making one 3" block per day over 365 days plus the 366th block a bit larger for Leap Year (2012 is a leap year).  Each 3" block will be a little house made from scraps.  You decide how you would like to make your blocks and the timeframe in making them, it's all up to you!  Please post your progress and if possible, share a picture....we love seeing pictures at QATW!!!    

 Here's the background on the project and suggested 3" house template (from the blog site)

 

You can decide to make any size block house and the timeframe in completing them, it's your choice!  gg and Ilyeana have been wonderful in providing the QATW No Y-seam templates and Rotary Cutting instructions for houses in 4", 5" & 6" size. 

 QATW Templates = NO Y SEAMS:

*NOTE- When you print these pages, Make sure to change scaling from "Shrink to Printable Area" to "None" when the print window opens.

3 inch houses @ 4 per page

4 inch houses @ 3 per page

5 inch houses @ 2 per page

6 inch houses @ 1 per page

 

QATW Rotary Cutting from EQ:

4" Cutting instructions from EQ

 5" Cutting instructions from EQ

6" cutting instructions from EQ

  

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Topsy
#2 Posted : Sunday, December 18, 2011 5:05:21 PM(UTC)
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  Yes Gloria, this looks like fun.  Since I have so many scraps, I would be interested..

GloBug
#3 Posted : Sunday, December 18, 2011 5:50:21 PM(UTC)
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Julie... I've never paperpieced before and I'm going to give this one a try anyway....join me!

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Chelle
#4 Posted : Monday, December 19, 2011 9:40:05 AM(UTC)
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I bookmarked it. I have a few goals this year, this could go under the stashbusting goal.
As long as I'm breathin', there's no bad days.~ Alabama
GloBug
#5 Posted : Monday, December 19, 2011 10:38:24 AM(UTC)
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Yay!  It looks like there are a few of us interested in taking on this daily challenge throughout 2012! 

I have never paperpieced before and I made a sample block last night with brainpower and just thinking it through.  I think it turned out useable...lol.  These are tiny pieces and make adorable tiny blocks!  I'm going to search online for pp techniques to see if I can get some tips.  If any of you know of some good sources or want to share your techniques, please do....thanks!! 

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MissSadie
#6 Posted : Monday, December 19, 2011 12:43:08 PM(UTC)
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I might make these - I'd like to do them in 6" PP blocks.  I like the sample quilt.  What a great scrap busting quilt! 

It's the little moments that make life big.
crzyquilter
#7 Posted : Monday, December 19, 2011 2:03:12 PM(UTC)
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Count me in.  I'd prefer to work with the 6" houses (either PP or RC). Those 3-inchers are intimidating to me, but would work for a dog house or two.  I'll start this sew-along once I finish 2 UFOs in 2012.

Yay!  More stashbusting!  Thank you GG, for re-working the house pattern.

Deanne
"Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened."
Veronica
#8 Posted : Monday, December 19, 2011 3:08:38 PM(UTC)
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Okay, yes I am doing this and I am going to do the 3" size. I am starting now. If for some reason I don't get any made before the first, I will let you know and change it to starting after 2 finishes. I believe I'll be doing the pp method, but will know better once I make a few.

Veronica
KathyFL
#9 Posted : Monday, December 19, 2011 3:29:44 PM(UTC)
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What a great way to use up scraps!  I'm in and will start after 2 finishes and will do the 4 inch

HUGS
Kathy
Arizona
#10 Posted : Monday, December 19, 2011 9:12:45 PM(UTC)
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Are we supposed to make one a day?  I'll never get that done!  If I can go slower, then sign me up.  I'm going to do the four inch size and will make at least one before Jan. 1, 2011.  Lynne

Oh no....I signed up for no new starts in December so I won't be able to do anything until I finish two UFO's.....BooHoo.....Maybe it won't take me too long to get there......sigh......




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Topsy
#11 Posted : Tuesday, December 20, 2011 11:09:49 AM(UTC)
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I will probably do the 4 inchers, but will need to start after the 1st of the year.  I need to finish one more UFO before starting anything new. I have a basket of tiny scraps for projects like this. THIS IS PERFECT!! Thanks  

MissSadie
#12 Posted : Friday, December 23, 2011 8:05:01 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for the tips!  I definitely will be doing paper piecing.

It's the little moments that make life big.
GardenGal
#13 Posted : Saturday, December 24, 2011 5:57:32 PM(UTC)
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Don't forget to consider how many patterns can be printed on each sheet..   You can print TWO 5" houses on 1 sheet.. but only ONE 6" for a single sheet.  

I look forward to starting on my houses and reducing my scraps with each little 4" house I make in 2012.

gg

 

 


You'll never finish, if you never start! DJ-3
Veronica
#14 Posted : Wednesday, December 28, 2011 5:05:55 PM(UTC)
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Okay, I'm actually starting some houses NOW. I decided to make some to go as a border for a quilt top I'd like to finish SOON.

Veronica (who can't make up her mind)
MissSadie
#15 Posted : Thursday, December 29, 2011 6:15:07 PM(UTC)
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I'm going to switch and do the 5" so I can print 2 on a page.  They sure look fun!

It's the little moments that make life big.
GloBug
#16 Posted : Thursday, December 29, 2011 10:26:25 PM(UTC)
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Are we getting ready to build some houses in 2012??!!  I think this will be a fun year long activity to use up our scraps!!

Although the original intent is to make one house per day*, our little quilt-a-long group at QATW is going with the flow of our individual quilting life.  You decide what pace you want to do and your goal to finish your blocks.  You also have a range of sizes to select from (3" - 6" house blocks patterns available on Post #1).   Thank you to Ilyeana and gg for doing all the work behind the scenes to provide us paperpiecing patterns that do not have a Y seam!  And a big thank you to Ilyeana for her tutorial on paperpiecing!!

*Background on building a house per day:  See Post #1 in this thread for a link to the complete background story on how this project was born.  In a nutshell, 2012 is a leap year and quilters around the world are being asked to make one 3" PP house per day for a total of 365 3" houses plus one house at 6" to complete the quilt top.  You'll then end up with a 2012 Leap Year quilt top!  Pretty cool huh?  (gg calls them "widdle houses" and that terms gets me giggling all the time!)

Be sure to check Post #1 in this thread and look at the current table to locate your name and other information.  If your name is missing or you have an update to any information on the table, post here and Ilyeana, gg or myself will make the correction as soon as possible.

Happy New Year 2012 to everyone and let's get on with building our houses!!

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Arizona
#17 Posted : Saturday, December 31, 2011 12:04:58 PM(UTC)
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I am signed up for no starts in December and for the Fantastic Finishers and have been trying to find a way around all this:  I will be teaching pp at my quilt group on Wednesday and guess what block I will be using??????  It isn't really a new project since I will be doing four of the six inch blocks that will be sewn together to make one 12" block to go in my Old Glory quilt that is a UFO.  Now you see why my mother used to tear her hair out while raising me.  LOL  Lynne




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GloBug
#18 Posted : Sunday, January 1, 2012 4:03:27 PM(UTC)
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 I'm new to paper piecing too.  I was going to make 3" houses but I've changed my mind and I'll make 4" houses over the year.  I do plan on making 366 of these houses and I'll fill the quilt top with houses and then use the remainder of the houses on the backside; with 366 houses, I can still label it my 2012 Leap Year Quilt.

Here's a YouTube link that I've found helpful to start me out with concepts of paper piecing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv2gKMx9CCM

Good luck! 

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CrossQuilts
#19 Posted : Sunday, January 1, 2012 8:24:17 PM(UTC)
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Here's my first house. I'm doing 4 inch finished. 

Stephanie

GloBug
#20 Posted : Sunday, January 1, 2012 11:59:27 PM(UTC)
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Oh Stephanie, that's so cute!  Thank you for sharing a picture!!

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FeatherDuster
#21 Posted : Thursday, January 5, 2012 1:57:40 AM(UTC)
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I will be doing some of these but I sure don't want 366 of them.  I looked through my scraps and I have about 30 diamonds already cut which are perfect for the roofs, but they are angled the wrong way for the paper piecing sheets, so my houses are going to have the door facing the other way


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