February 17, 2017

Gabled House -- a free paper piecing pattern

This past November, our circle of the online bee do.good.stitches (Believe circle) made house blocks of any design for the group's monthly project.  When I saw that the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild had put out a call to action to make house blocks in support of victims of the senseless attack on a mosque in Quebec City, I pulled out the pattern I had drafted last fall and made a #QuiltsforQC block:

I drafted the original pattern in pencil on freezer paper.  In the spirit of the MMQG's effort, I thought it would be worth sharing the pattern online, with the added advantage of providing for me the opportunity to learn Inkscape.  I've made the pattern available as a free PDF on Craftsy.  (EDIT 1/21/2019: Craftsy is no longer hosting my patterns.  I've added this pattern to my Etsy shop; however, due to Etsy's pricing structure, I'm charging a small fee for this pattern now.)

This is my first pattern to share, and it is untested.  If you try the pattern, I'd appreciate and feedback you might have.

I am glad to see there will be a collection point at Quiltcon for these blocks.  My block is ready to be packed, along with my other supplies.

I'm linking up with crazy mom quilts for Finish It Up Friday.


  1. Thanks so much for the pattern! I love it

  2. Thanks for the pattern! It looks clear to me. I really like the detail of the gable going above the roofline. This is a great addition to the houses for the MMQG collection.