I’ve been wanting to design a gingerbread house block for awhile but it was difficult to decide how I wanted to draw it and what details were most important to me. I knew I wanted icing dripping from the roof, candy sticks, and a fussy cut window.
This little boy in the window just kills me. How cute is that? I decided to use a doily print for the door window to suggest a curtain. If you happened to have just the right size wreath to fussy cut here, I think that would be perfect too. I searched my stash for one without success. I will be adding the little button as a doorknob once the quilt has been assembled and quilted. I am tempted to add it now but it will get in the way of quilting!
This was the second block that I designed in EQ8 and, while designing it, I discovered another improvement in the software. In EQ7, in the screen where you group and number foundation patterns, rectangular blocks get distorted into a square format. It is still possible to group and number but it is an annoyance because the block is distorted. This block is rectangular and, to my surprise, when I went to group and number, it retained it’s rectangular shape! Sometimes it’s these little improvements that make the biggest difference when you are using the software every day.
I hope you will make an adorable Gingerbread House and share it with me by tagging me on Instagram and using #duringquiettimepattern. I can’t wait to see all the cute houses!