Saturday, March 25, 2017

In My Father's House . . .

I follow several quilters on Instagram and Julia Davis of redrainbootshandmade made this adorable little banner.  It was so cute I just had to make one for myself.

There is no pattern, but you can read Julia's description of how she made hers by following this link

I made my own version just slightly different than Julia. 

Julia's banner uses Bonnie and Camille fabric, of which I had some scraps, so I used the same color scheme. 

The overall size of the finished houses are tiny, about 3"x 4 1.2" with a roof size of 3 x 1 1/2".  The size of the lattice pieces between the house are 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" (this measurement does not include the seam allowance).

To make the chimneys, I used the raw-edge applique method and sewed a small rectangular scrap, about 3/4" wide and sewed it to a 2" square, which I then sewed to the roof, using the stitch and flip technique.

The red pinnacles are scraps of fabric cut into triangles approximately 1" long.  I used a piece of thread to drape a line for the pinnacles and test how I wanted it to rise and dip, then lightly drew that line in pencil.  I placed the red pinnacles randomly on the line and used my machine to sew a black line across their tops.  I sewed across the line twice.

I liked the style of writing that was used, so mimicked the font as best as I could and embroidered the saying in black with 2 strands of black embroidery thread.


Before binding, I pinned a couple of easy folded loops onto the backing so I could hang my banner.

The completed banner measures approximately 10 1/2" x 19".

These would make adorable gifts for friends and family.  Mine, I think, will look adorable in the laundry room.


  1. OOOOH! I really love your banner. It is very cute. You did a great job.

  2. This is adorable. I want to make it too as a gift, you think I should wait and see if you get a response?