This badge may be made in several different sizes. Templates are provided for 3″ , 4″ and 5″ blocks.
To make a traditional colored badge, follow the directions for fabric suggestions below. However, you can make your house badge as fun and creative as you’d like!
Please add your name in the J block in large letters, using waterproof ink or embroidery. Keep in mind that your name should be easy to read.
Add “Waterford Guilters Guild” under your name in J block.
Attach a pin to back of badge or a long ribbon to the sides to use as a lanyard to wear around your neck.
Foundation (Paper) Piecing for 3” block
The block has been divided into 3 sections:
- Section 1 is the base of the house and the section for the individual’s name
- Section 2 is the roof of the house and some of the sky
- Section 3 is the sky and the chimneys
Colors of the traditional block are as follows:
- Section 1 – #2, 6, 8 are muslin/white
- #1, 3, 4, 5, 7 are red
- Section 2 – #2a is red
- #1a is blue
- #3a, 4a are muslin/white
- Section 3 – #1b, 4b, 5b are muslin/white
- #2b, 3b are red
- Note that each section has a ¼ inch border all around.
- Place piece #1 face up over the area of the block marked #1 on the non-marked side of the block. Place piece #2 face down over piece #1. Hold fabric in place, turn it over so marked area is facing upward. Stitch on the line between #1 and #2. Press open.
- Continue adding pieces in numerical order until section is completed, pressing after each item is attached.
- When sections 1 and 2 are completed, sew sections together. When section 3 is completed, sew it to section 2.
- Press seams between sections open. Gently remove paper, to ensure seams do not reopen.
- Press block and trim as needed to obtain block size of 3 ½ inches square.
- Write your name in section 1, #8.
- Layer, quilt and bind your block. Embellish as desired.
- Feel free to adjust your color choices as desired.
- Make sure that all pieces are cut larger than the marked section to ensure good coverage of each section.
- Reduce stitch length when sewing to make the paper removal easier.