This simple five inch house quilt block is an ideal scrap buster. You could make a whole street of houses for a table runner, or a neighbourhood for a bag or quilt. The finished house quilt block is 5 inches square, so if you join it to other blocks it will end up at 4.5 inches.
You need 4 different colour fabrics, one for the sky, one for the roof, one for the door and one for the house. The cutting instructions are below:
One 5 x 2.5 inch rectangle from roof fabric
Two 2.5 squares from sky fabric
One 5 inch by 2 inch rectangle of house fabric
Two 2 inch squares of house fabric
One 2 inch square of door fabric
Take your two roof squares and draw a diagonal line across each square. Place the first square on top of one side of the rectangle right sides together. Make sure the diagonal line starts in the outer bottom corner. Sew across the diagonal line that you drew. Trim away the excess leaving a quarter inch seam. Fold back the sky fabric pressing the seam towards the darker fabric so you have a triangle of sky fabric.
Line up your 2 squares of house fabric and your door fabric, with the door in the middle. Sew a square of house fabric to either side of the door fabric, press seams towards the darker fabric.
Place your rectangle of house fabric on top of the door unit you have just sewn. Sew across the top seam, then press.
Add your flying goose roof unit by laying it on top of the rectangle of house fabric and sewing the quarter inch seam. Press the whole block.
You have now made your first house quilt block. Keep sewing and make a beautiful scrap quilt full of cute houses, or make a few more to make a cushion, bag or table runner. Alternatively add a smaller border around the outside and you could make it into a cup mat.