Monday, October 20, 2014

Houses in my heart


I am building and building, and I have so much fun with these small 3" houses!
Lucky me have got scraps from friends to put into my houses too, and that makes them even more fun and special!

I have had a wonderful oval weekend with friends at a hotel 1 hour from where I live.
The company was great, the food was great, and it was a lot of laughter and fun.
Gretha has a lot of lovely photos HERE.
Thanks Gretha, for letting me use the 2 photos below :-)

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If you will like to build houses with me, I am happy to share my pattern with you.
I have drawn the house myself, from scratch, in EQ7.
I call the house block Tiny Shipshewana House, in anticipation of a new travel to Shipshewana, Indiana, USA, in November 2015.

I have not seen anything exactly like this house online, in any book or magazine,
and the block is not in the EQ7 library.

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You can download the pattern in 2 parts HERE and HERE - one page to show you how to divide the foundation paper piecing pattern into sections, and the other page for printing multiple houses to 1 page.

If you are new to foundation paper piecing you can do a search online and find a lot of tutorials for the technique.

Please keep in mind that this is my pattern and I enjoy sharing it with you.

You can make as many houses as you like and turn them into quilts or smaller things,  to keep, to give away or to sell, adjusting the size of the block if you so prefer,
I will ask you kindly not to teach from my pattern and
not to copy it to your blog or website.
You are welcome to refer your friends to my blog to print their own pattern :-)

To get the block to print in the right size, make sure you un-check the Fit To Page option on your pdf print page.

If you make house blocks I will be so happy if you show me a photo :-)


In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures ~ Kahlil Gibran



  1. Thank you so much Hanne. Looking forward to build houses and our next trip to Shipshe :)

  2. Thank you for sharing your sweet little house. I look forward to making my own neighborhood.

  3. Oh, thank you so much!! I've printed them and starting them instead of dinner! :)
    Hopefully between now and next November, we'll all have villages to share!

  4. Your neighborhood is growing! Love the little houses.

  5. These tiny houses of yours are so cute, Hanne :))
    THANKS a bunch for sharing your pattern.

    In stitches,

  6. Thank you , Hanne, for sharing the Shipshewana House pattern with us. I have never done foundation piecing before and would love to give it a try. Will have to find a tutorial and do it.

  7. Hello Hanne,

    Your little homes are so cute, thanks so much for sharing the pattern. Will put it on my to do list.

    Happy days.

  8. your houses are coming along so quickly. Seriously thinking about EQ7 but not sure if it is something I would use enough to justify the price. Re your houses pattern can I allowed if I manage to work out how to do it to put the houses I make on my blog, was not sure if you agree to that or not

  9. Love your little houses! I would like to send you some scraps for one if you send me your address?

  10. Husene blir kjempefine. Imponerende å se hvor liten hver blokk er og likevel full av detaljer. Lykke til videre

  11. Ååå, er så svak for hus. I alle varianter faktisk. Takk for at du deler mønster. Tror nok jeg må sy en quilt med hus på før eller senere. God helg:o)

  12. Mer og mer spennende med småhusene dine, flott stoff i bakgrunnen :-)

  13. Hello Hanne,
    I looked to your little houses - so lovely! My housebuilders are in hollyday since many weeks, it's a pity...

  14. thank you!!!! I am so excited that your sharing this with us. I have loved seeing your little houses and thrilled now I can make my own!
    will send pictures !

  15. Love your little houses Hanne, and thanks so much for your generosity in sharing them
    I do not foundation piece, but maybe I was waiting for the right project !

  16. Love your little houses Hanne, and thanks so much for your generosity in sharing them
    I do not foundation piece, but maybe I was waiting for the right project !

  17. Disse blokkene ble skikkelig "snertne".
    God helg til deg!

  18. What is that lovely background floral? I,d love to know. Your houses are delightful!

  19. Thanks SEW much, Hanne! Love your little houses!

  20. I love your little houses Hanne. It has been so long since you wrote a blog post. I hope you are well and not ill.


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