homes for gnomes and faqs

First up, blocks for a new quilting bee, Bee Imaginative. Kerri’s month is January, and she requested little houses. She sent along a wonderful array of red and aqua fabrics, along with some cute little gnomes.


I’ve seen so many of these cute little houses – originally here, by Ingrid Press, and then also here, here and here (to name just a few!), so I was excited to try them out myself… and they were really fun!

I started out with this one – just a cute little house with a crooked roof –


and then had enough extra fabrics to make this tall patchwork one –


Hope you like them Kerri!

As an aside, I’ve started a FAQ discussion in my Flickr group. I tried to think of those questions I’m asked all the time, but I’m sure I forgot a bunch. It’s a start though, so if you’re interested, head on over to check it out. And of course, please feel free to add any other questions you might have!

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15 Responses to homes for gnomes and faqs

  1. 1
    Terri says:

    Cute house blocks! I love the wonky one with the little mushrooms growing on the side, and that patchwork house is adorable too! I have always wanted to try making one of these house blocks, but haven’t made the time. These are quite inspiring.

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    Danielle says:

    I love the little houses! Why haven’t I made any? Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. 3
    Ingrid says:

    I love your houses -it is too funny that I have just posted today about starting a small house quilt too based on Ingrid press’s inspiring photos –
    My block are simpler and in grey but i think I need to get wonky as I love yours.
    Your blog is one of my faves.

  4. 4
    Leigh says:

    so cute! I love them both!

  5. 5
    kerri says:

    these are sooo cute ashley!!! i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!! THANKS so much!! 🙂

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    Lise says:

    Red and aqua is one of my favorite color combinations (and the inspiration for my baby’s room). I LOVE your tall house with the gnome peeking out of the upstairs window!

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    marty says:

    very cute. I like these. You should post a little tutorial on how to make these little houses so I won’t have to think when I do one.

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    Debra says:

    I looked at this post in my google reader and was so confused since I thought it was a post from Keri! It looks just like something she would do, I’m sure she’ll love them, they are adorable!!

  10. 10
    Renay says:

    Ooooooh-la-la! Love! You really need to make many many many of them and do a whole quilt with the different squares! I would totally buy a quilt like that from you!

  11. 11
    Audrie says:

    Little houses are so very cute… I definitely need to make these blocks! The little toadstools are the perfect touch!

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    Kyla says:

    THERE SOOO CUTE!!!!! I LOVE THEM!!!! That is such a cute idea!

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    atia says:

    that little gnome is adorable!

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    CitricSugar says:

    Love love love these… What is that gnomey fabric called??

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