There’s no place like home: house quilt patterns

Childhood home, first home, dream home. Large or small, clapboard or brick, Colonial, contemporary, or high-rise condo: homes come in many shapes and sizes and so do the memories and emotions attached to them. Maybe that’s why the iconic house quilt is so beloved among quilters: it reminds us of home.

Village Square quilt
“Village Square” from
Fig Tree Quilts: Houses

That Patchwork Place logoWhen Nancy and Dan Martin founded That Patchwork Place® in 1976, they wanted a logo that conveyed a sense of place. They chose the traditional Schoolhouse block, an image that became familiar to quilters around the world.

Joanna Figueroa and Lisa Quan chose the humble house quilt block too, as a jumping-off point for the 14 unique pieced and appliquéd designs in their eBook, Fig Tree Quilts: Houses. Warm and welcoming in Fig Tree’s romantic color palette, the designs range from city to country and traditional to contemporary.

Fig Tree Manor quilt
“Fig Tree Manor” is Fig Tree Quilts’ signature design.

The variety of projects demonstrates the versatility of the block: simply varying the size and placement of the squares and rectangles can completely change the style of the house. Add a few trees, as in “Under the Tuscan Sun,” and you’re transported to warm and sunny Italy.

Under the Tuscan Sun quilt
“Under the Tuscan Sun” from
Fig Tree Quilts: Houses

Quilts from Fig Tree Quilts: Houses
“Miniature Dollhouses,” “My Cotswold Cottages,” and “City Flats” from
Fig Tree Quilts: Houses

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What style of house would you build in quilt form? Tell us in the comments.

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