Earlier this month, I mentioned that I had my eye on some scrappy houses. My youngest and I tested the tutorial listed at Quiltville. You can see our work to the left. Hers has the teal sky. I made the other two — the brown and pink skies.
Assessment: I think these houses might be great stash busters, but not great scrap busters. In fact, I’m pretty sure these three houses created more scraps than I began with. I didn’t really have any scraps when we started these. (gasp — I know LOL).
Wonky houses would be great if you had a lot of (coordinating) fabrics that needed a project. If you need to clear out some space, try these. They are fun to make, and are very similar to crazy quilt squares. But you need larger pieces for the sky fabric. I really don’t have many large pieces, so I’ll probably make a couple more houses, cobble them all together and call it good. Wall hanging, pillow, who knows. A bunch would make an extremely quaint or cute quilt, but I won’t be making one, just because it doesn’t suit my current inventory of stash.