October 10 Scrap Buster ~ Scrap Houses

on October 10 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 70 Comments

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I Like to make Houses Quilt by Lisa, Upstatelisa

Lisa writes, “I entered this quilt in our guild quilt show in June of this year and I won first place in the wallhanging category. I love black and whites so chose to use them in the background and the rest were scraps etc from my stash!”

Make a wonky house or two of your very own with this wonderful tutorial from Quiltville. Add a link to favorite related tutorials or pics in the comments.

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70 Responses to October 10 Scrap Buster ~ Scrap Houses

  1. greeblygreebly says:

    What a great tutorial! I love the wonky houses, so cheery!

  2. ilena says:

    Love this quilt! That Lisa is soooo talented!

  3. Jingle says:

    I absolutely LOVE this! What a wonderful and creative design!

  4. Deb says:

    I love the whole woNkY idea!!! I love these houses!

  5. Oh wait… you did share a tute. Dur. Well, I was just so excited to comment that I loved it to pieces… I just didn’t read the whole post. 😉

  6. Wow wow wow!! That is definitely my favorite idea in scrapbusters this month. I love it!

    Care to share a tute???

  7. Krystina says:

    Amazing work!

  8. Love this quilt and the background fabric is very neat.

  9. Christine Bolin says:

    I love this quilt. I keep telling myself to make a quilt and I may “borrow” the idea. Such a nice quilt.

  10. Elizabeth says:

    Love it! House quilts are always cute, and I love the colors and the ‘personality’ of each of these little houses! 🙂

  11. bittersweet says:

    I love the wonky houses and I plan on making one real soon. Thanks for posting, rally cute and nicely done.

  12. What a gorgeous quilt. I would love to try my hand at one like this. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  13. Rachel says:

    That is such a good idea!!! I love the wonkiness of it! Much better than boring regular houses!

  14. Susana says:

    These are great, and such a clear and easy tutorial. Thanks!

  15. Shannah says:

    Just fabulous!

    Tallgrass Prairie Studio (a blog I learned about through this blog!) also put up a great post recently about wonky houses with a great “minitutorial”:

  16. Kaye Prince says:

    Very cute, I love the wonky houses!

  17. Lea-Ann says:



  18. qsogirl says:

    what a gorgeously fun quilt!!!

  19. Jules says:

    love the unique character of each house!

  20. Rochelle says:

    What a fun quilt! I can’t wait to try this.

  21. Barbara says:

    This is absolutely beautiful!

  22. wow how easy is that to make. houses for any season

  23. Mrs Moen says:

    Love it, and congratulations to the maker!

  24. Joyzelle says:

    Love the wonky house. I’m going to have to try this.

  25. carolyn says:

    so beautiful! thanks for the tutorial!

  26. juliecache says:

    just finished a bag dispenser. I <3 these houses. the tut is easy for me to understand, and yay! it uses _small_ scraps for the house "accessories." i feel a new project coming on! Thanks for being a continual compilation and source of inspiration.

  27. alison says:

    Freaking awesome!

  28. Jeanelle says:

    What a fun quilt!

  29. Suzy says:

    Cute! What a great scrap buster!

  30. Katie says:

    I just love this!

  31. Heather says:

    very pretty–love the improv!

  32. Margie says:

    So cute & adorable. I can see enjoying snuggling under this one.

  33. Jenny says:

    That is absolutely adorable!! You definitely deserve 1st place. Very aptly chosen. 🙂

  34. Kim K. says:

    This is too cute! Great way to use up all those scraps!

  35. Victoria says:

    This is so amazingly cool. I’m adding this project to my (rapidly growing) list!!

  36. Em says:

    I LOVE wonkey houses, and made one for a quilt swap last year. It was tougher than I thought, but SO cute when it was finished, I almost didn’t want to send it off!

  37. Megan says:

    Wow! That’s awesome! I will show this to my husband next time he makes funny of me for keeping all my scraps.

  38. LisaC says:

    I think these are so cute! I would love to find some road fabric for sashing. 🙂

  39. Amy says:

    I just love these houses. They seem to be popping up all over blogland lately. I can see why. They are very contagious!

  40. Grace Wong says:

    this is epic!

  41. Jaclyn says:

    Fantastic! Love, love, love.

  42. Ramona says:

    I love these wonky houses. I really want to make one. To many projects…. not enough time.

  43. Tammy says:

    That is SO CUTE!

  44. Amy says:

    Oh, this is lovely. I’ve been wanting to try making some house quilt blocks lately, so this tutorial couldn’t have come at a better time. Thank you.

  45. jm says:

    Oh, my goodness. That is gorgeous!

  46. Kara says:

    I love this quilt! I’ve never made a quilt, but this inspires me to want to try.

  47. betsy m says:

    Those houses are Perfect!!

  48. amanda says:

    This has to be the best entry so far! Bookmarking this for sure!

  49. Lydia says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt! So cute!

  50. ~Helena~ says:

    What a cute quilt. Love quiltvilles tuts.

  51. Mary says:

    Love this quilt!

  52. LauraJ says:

    I love this! I have my own wonky houses to finish someday.

  53. heather says:

    wow, this is soooo creative and a fabulous way to use us scraps!

  54. Jerree says:

    This will be one to put on my must make list!!

  55. Absolutely adorable wall hanging and one of the best suggestions for using up scraps.

  56. Leisel says:

    Wow! That is awesome!

  57. Jan says:

    I love the wonky houses. The link didn’t work for me, so I will have to search a little, but I want to see how this is done!

  58. Sade says:


  59. Marissa says:

    What a cute quilt, I love it.

  60. Julia M. in MI says:

    I love this idea. I have been wanting to do something like this for a while. Thanks for the inspiration.

  61. carrie says:

    Very cute!

  62. Melissa says:

    This is really cute! I love its wonkiness!

  63. Kerneknop says:

    Wow, this is so amazing.

  64. jennsquared says:

    That’s very cute!

  65. Nancy B says:

    I love those wonky houses. This will have to go on my “to do” list. Thank you

  66. trashalou says:

    I am putting this one to the front of the ” one day” pile.

  67. Brina says:

    love this quilt! i really like wonky houses.

  68. Michelle says:

    This is really cute. I haven’t tried quilting really, but want to at least try something simple. Eventually working up to something super like this! Nice work!

  69. I think black and white just make bright colors pop. I love this quilt! I have plenty of my own scraps but getting scraps from someone else’s stash would be the best!

  70. sarah says:

    I am in love with this!

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