April 13 ~ Quilt of the Day

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Neighborhood Mini Quilts by Jacquie, Tallgrass Prairie Studio

These quilts utilize fused, raw edge applique to create the details. Find more of Jacquie’s neighborhood quilts here and here, and don’t miss her other quilts at Tallgrass Prairie Studio (and in her Sew,Mama,Sew! Board Member introduction!).

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135 Responses to April 13 ~ Quilt of the Day

  1. katie says:

    I just finished a “community gardens” neighborhood quilt that was fun. Just a bit of raw edge applique. I love these, though! Well done!

  2. Those are so cute!

  3. Samantha says:

    Love the polkadots and simple sky blocks.

  4. Somer says:

    I think these little houses would be really cute along the hem of a skirt.

  5. Tammy says:

    This is adorable! I love little houses – my next wall hanging will have to include them, thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

  6. angelina says:

    awesome. look at the suN!

  7. Lesly says:

    Just as cute as can be!

  8. Dana says:

    thank you for the inspiration!

  9. Aparna Mulgund says:

    WOW! this is beautiful.

  10. Joy says:

    So cute! She’s very creative.

  11. Nancy B says:

    I love these little houses. In fact, I love any quilt with houses on it.

  12. Julia says:

    That quilt is so cute! I want to make something like that for a wall.

  13. Heather says:

    Wow! I want to live there! I have tons of scraps just screaming to be a part of an artsy neighborhood. Thanks for the inspiration.

  14. These are just the thing to make me smile. Fun and pretty too.

  15. Ethne says:

    Love these and also the ‘clothes line’ panels that Jacquie has made – check them out on her blog

  16. Those fun houses are a great project to do with the kids! Will keep that in mind 😉

  17. Tara says:

    Like little winter wonderlands. How fun!

  18. kylie says:

    sooo cute

  19. Rose L says:

    Oh so cute! and I love the blog – great new resource for me. 🙂

  20. Beth says:

    These little houses/neighborhoods are so cute – It would make a great wall hanging in a little person’s room!

  21. Becky says:

    That is such a cute quilt. I am now inspired to recreate some of my (now grown) kids’ drawings in quilt form!

  22. Katie says:

    SO cute! A little girl would LOVE these!

  23. Rebecca says:

    Adorable! I love houses on quilts!

  24. Very cute.

  25. Nova says:

    really really cute. Jacquie is such a source of inspiration always.

  26. Kelli says:

    very cute–especially for a gift to someone in your neighborhood or as a housewarming gift!

  27. Melissa says:

    Those houses are so cute!

  28. Rochelle says:

    This is so cute! Every quilt you have featured so far this month is inspirational.

  29. These are really cute – they make me think of a child’s art which would also be a great idea of using this technique.

  30. simone says:

    So pretty and very inspirational!

  31. Michele says:

    Oh I want to make one!

  32. Paulina says:

    That’s nice. And as somebody already said good, small project for learning how to quilt.

  33. Teresa says:

    These little neighbourhood quilts are so cute and a great idea. A lady at my quilting group showed us a neighbourhood quilt (quite large – nearly single size) she recently finished in memory of her brother and sister-in-law who did a lot of work in their community. It is going to hang in their local town hall in their memory which is lovely.
    Teresa x

  34. PeachRainbow says:

    Awww, That’s so beautiful – looks like a small child’s Art!

  35. Becca says:


  36. Soo says:

    So beautiful! I love her blog too.

  37. Megan says:

    Darling! Oh so darling!

  38. alisha says:

    Love, love, love these! I think they’re my favorite so far.

  39. Rachelle says:

    oh my daughter would love these. What a great idea.

  40. Emily says:

    I hope I have enough time to make these for Christmas for our neighbors. Love the idea!

  41. Nezabudkina says:

    Oooh!!! So pretty and simple! I will have to give it a try too!

  42. Rebecca says:

    Adorable! My next project is a house quilt and I think I will use these as inspiration.

  43. Manechka says:

    These are adorable! I especially like ‘Music is Life’ mini quilts. Very inspiring!

  44. Greeblygreebly says:

    So cute! I think I would like to do one based on children’s drawings of houses, not sure how that would work exactly but I bet it would be cute.

  45. sharon says:

    These are really fun little quilts! Thanks Sharonj.

  46. Vicki K says:

    The simple quality is so charming.

  47. DebbieKL says:

    Love these! Great way to use up my scraps!

  48. Julia says:

    Oh!! I sooo love these! Prefectly cheery & lovely!

  49. Nicole says:

    Those are adorable! The red dot binding is perfect!

  50. Katrina H says:

    Oh this is such a great idea!

  51. Ramona says:

    These are so sweet. I just love her neighborhood quilts.

  52. sewlindaann says:

    I’m lovin all the blogs showing pictures of their swap blocks with mini houses, neighborhoods filled with gnomes, creatures and such. They are so fun, colorful and creative!

  53. Nichole says:

    Oh, these are just so adorable!

  54. Crystal Lynn says:

    adorable. i definitely need some of these too!

  55. Sara says:

    Nothing like a quilt with a new idea that turned out wonderful :o)

  56. Alicia says:

    Very cute! I’m digging the polka dots too.

  57. Rachel says:

    Those are so sweet!

  58. Kristy says:

    Soooo cute. I might need to add that to my queue!

  59. Lydia says:

    Those are soo cute!

  60. Kiza M says:

    So cute! I’ve been thinking that a little quilted neighborhood is in order for my toddler. These are so cute and happy!

  61. alli b says:

    so sweet! i can’t wait to try making my own.

  62. Kimberly says:

    These are adorable!

  63. Andi says:

    I love these sweet neighbourhood quilts!

  64. Jessica B says:

    That is super cute!

  65. duff says:

    oh, love ’em! These would be great for the Alzheimer’s Quilt Initiative!

  66. Amy says:

    How cute! What a great idea!

  67. jacquie says:

    these were inspired by kajsa who blogs at syko. she’ll be doing a tutorial later in the month. i can’t wait to learn from the real expert!

  68. Sorahart says:

    These are friendly little quilts!

  69. tjesa says:

    Adorable… I could see an entire town (quilt) with those houses!

  70. Elizabeth says:

    These are so adorable! I love house quilts 🙂

  71. Sam says:

    i agree, i think the binding makes these guys sing!

  72. Ingrid says:

    I just adore these quilts. I even tried my own version of the clothesline quilt from the Tallgrass Prairie Studio Blog but learned I’m am not very good at drawing with my sewing machine!

  73. Sherri says:

    Very cute!

  74. Patty Simmons says:

    I’d love to live in this neighborhood.

  75. Megan Presley says:

    Oh I LOVE houses!!! I haven’t made any yet, but they are so fun and neat and just too darn cute!

  76. Lynn D. says:

    These quilts are so sweet! I also loved the Tallgrass Prairie Studio blog…

  77. Christine says:

    What wonderful mini quilts!

  78. Susan says:

    these are so cute and would look great hanging on a wall in the sewing room or nursery. great idea.

  79. 4vs1 says:

    These are so cute!!!

  80. Laura says:

    So cute! I love them.

  81. Lori Krause says:

    I love the cute wonky houses!

  82. playswithneedles says:

    I love wonky house quilts! I’ve never considered making mini ones, I’ll have to add these to my list. They are adorable!

  83. Jessica says:

    These are so cute!

  84. Freda says:

    This is such a great idea for a mini quilt. I think they are great!

  85. kelly jo says:

    Those are adorable!! I definitely will be making one for my daughter’s room – good way to use up some small, but cute scraps!!

  86. Carla says:

    That is so cute. I’d love that for my kids room. Beautiful!

  87. Lynn says:

    Wonderful quilts, I love Jacquie’s work!

  88. ~helena~ says:

    Those are super sweet. Maybe I’ll have to give that a try.

  89. Jenny says:

    Wow, what a gorgeous collection of quilts she has!! Beautiful.

  90. Adorable quilts with the houses. Can I move in?

  91. Tong says:

    These are so cute!! Perfect as wall hangings in a nursery or a kid’s room!

  92. Denise says:

    I love, love, love the neighborhood quilts…so adorable!!

  93. Sylvie says:

    These quilts are great!
    Thank you for sharing.

  94. Jennifer says:

    Those are adorable. What a fun idea!

  95. Mama Lusco says:

    These are amazing!

  96. Kaye Prince says:

    Very sweet – love the polka dot binding!

  97. Elizabeth says:

    What fun! I love the polka dot suns.

  98. mab says:

    That’s awesome! I’d love a whole quilt like this with sashing that looks like streets. Great way to use scraps, too.

  99. Deb V says:

    These are really cute. They are very whimsical.

  100. jm says:

    I created a neighborhood once for a swap. Here it is:


  101. elle says:

    These little neighbourhood quilts are SO CUTE!

  102. Shimra says:

    Lovely little houses.
    Makes you want to live in one 🙂

  103. Joan says:

    What darling little quilts!

  104. upstatelisa says:

    Oh my gosh! I have loooooved these little house quilts since Jacquie first posted them! ACK! I need one… or two… or…

  105. Brenda C. says:

    What an adorable house quilt!
    I see the Quilts Baby! book listed, I have the book & I LOVE_LOVE_LOVE it!

  106. Annika says:

    I love that! So inspiring.

  107. Lee says:

    these are so sweet

  108. qsogirl says:

    how cute!!

  109. Anjeanette says:

    I have a major obsession on house and neighborhood things. I have LOVED these. Thanks for reminding me about them!!

  110. Kelly B. says:

    These are so cute!

  111. sharon says:

    love the quilt and the giveaway!

  112. Jessica says:

    I wonder if the houses are based on some in her area?

  113. Karo says:

    so ridiculously cute! love neighborhood quilts and these are especially the whimsy. i’m in love with the teeny wonky windows all the way on the right. 🙂

  114. These are super cute. I still feel really insecure doing fusible applique. I’m sure this will help. Thanks!

  115. Lisa says:

    i love those…they are so cute and fun! Defintely stirring up some creativity with me

  116. Lynne says:

    I just love those little houses.

  117. Lori says:

    Those are so adorable! Such a simple design, but the fabrics you chose really add character! I just love these! Thanks for sharing!

  118. Amber says:

    I love these quilts from Jacquie – they are so amazing!

  119. Jodie says:

    Those are sooooo cute! Adding to my list of favorites. 🙂

  120. Melissa says:

    This is too stinkin’ cute!!

  121. Rene' says:

    Jacquie, I like your neighborhood mini quilts.

  122. Danielle says:

    Those are just too sweet. Love the simplicity.

  123. Marcelle says:

    These are so beautiful as are Jacquie’s other quilts, truly amazing. Can anyone tell me what exactly does “fused, raw edge applique” mean? is it backed with interfacing?

  124. bruinbr says:

    These are just too adorable!

  125. Jenny says:

    very cute! wouldnt a few of these hanging in a childs room be lovely? i must get on that!

  126. Cristi says:

    So precious!!

  127. Mrs. JP says:

    I love these little quilts. That would be a good rainy day project!

  128. I love these little cuties!

  129. SofiAlgarvia says:

    So lovely!

  130. Mary says:

    These are so fun!

  131. Rene says:

    Adorable 🙂

  132. Marcia W. says:

    These little houses are so unique and and the dots are cute cute….

  133. Mary says:

    Jacqui is a constant source of inspiration!

  134. Elizabeth says:

    These look like so much fun to make!

  135. Tabitha says:

    I’ve needed some little project to get me back into the sewing/quilting game and I think these little neighborhoods may be just the ticket. So adorable! Thanks for the idea!

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