And I do mean LITTLE. (Finished size: 4-3/4″ x 4″)
This block was inspired by a birdhouse in a tree that I saw on my morning walk. Walks are the best for thinking up things!
I immediately wanted to make a paper-pieced birdhouse in a tree to go with Jessica’s Cabin block. Complete with bird.
But that would have to be one tiny bird! All the people following along in our block of the month group would probably run away screaming. So I decided on a dog house instead.
Actually the dog and the dog house are probably a little bit out of proportion to the cabin, but this is folk art so that’s OK. It’s a quilt block, not an architectural blueprint.
It takes a little time to get used to tiny paper piecing, but once you get the hang of it, it’s a snap! And if you make a mistake, it doesn’t waste much fabric at all.
Download the free Dog House pattern.
Download the free Jessica’s Cabin pattern.
Request to join our Spool-Along Facebook group. (We had so much fun with the Spool-Along blocks that we decided to keep on going with a new block of the month series. We’re posting a new mini house block pattern every first of the month. It might be here on my blog, on another participant’s blog, or in the Spool-Along Facebook group.)
For more Quiltspiration 365, visit these Quiltspiration bloggers:
- On Tuesday, Jennifer shared a photo mosaic inspired by the sea.
- On Wednesday, Sarah shared her inspiration for creating a festive autumn banner.
- On Thursday, Kitty gave us some color inspiration from her garden and Holbrook Island.
- On Sunday, Caroline showed how changing the color completely changes the look of your quilt.
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