I actually finished this quilt in October but just didn't blog about it then. I took it to my guild for show and tell and so many people complimented me on it. It gave them a good idea of how to use up their scraps building little houses of their own.
I quilted it using a pantograph called Double Plume and I used a cream thread. This quilt finished at 71" x 86" and it will live with me. I didn't have anyone around to hold the quilt while I photographed it so Peanut took advantage of the quilt on the floor and posed for the camera.
I originally got the house pattern from Building Houses from Scraps but I resized it to a 6" finished block. I sewed all of the blocks together on my Singer 301a but I pieced the top and added the sashing using my Janome 1600 - I love both machines! Both are straight stitch and because of that I can use a seam guide to make sure I am working with a 1/4" seam allowance and the guide doesn't get in the way of the feed dogs.
A reader had caught a glimpse of the seam guide in an earlier post and wanted to know what it was. I offered to take a photo and include it in a post so she could have a better look. It screws into the bed of my machine and the seam width can be easily adjusted if needed.