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Shiny Happy Houses Quilt Pattern



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Mix and match windows, doors, chimneys, roofs, trees, shrubs, clouds and more to make your own happy neighborhood in this super fun and easy quilt!

This is exclusively available as a PDF pattern, delivered instantly and ready to print onto letter-size paper or fusible adhesive sheets. No shipping costs and no waiting!

Pattern Details

You get. . .

  • A digital pattern delivered instantly by email - if you're not sure what a digital pattern is, click here for more info
  • 12 pages of mix & match house parts - rectangles, triangles, hexagons, trapezoids, ovals, blobs and more. They're all specially designed to work together in lots of different ways! For example - a triangle turned one way makes a great roof for one house shape. Turned another way it tops a different house shape, and turned a third way it makes a great tree. There are 145 different pieces and it's going to be so much fun to play with them!
  • Samples of 40 different houses - with lists of all the parts used to make them.
  • Detailed instructions and lots of step by step photos – you’ll never feel lost or wonder if you’re doing it right
  • Links to videos teaching you all the skills you’ll need to complete the project. It’s a workshop disguised as a pattern! 
  • Detailed cutting instructions for crib, nap and twin sized quilts.
  • Instructions for assembling the quilt – layering, basting, quilting and binding – with links to videos for all of them - including links to Quilt As You Go videos.


    Each block finishes at 10 inches square. The pattern includes detailed instructions for the following sizes. . .

    • crib (52.5" wide x 57.5" tall)
    • napping (52.5" wide x 69" tall) - this is my favorite size for on the couch
    • twin (75" wide x 92" tall)

    The pattern also has suggestions for non-quilt layouts and projects, like wall hangings, table runners, placemats, and more.


      I designed this quilt to teach appliqué – so it’s great for beginners, and a fun and relaxing project for more experienced stitchers. If you can use your sewing machine, you have the skills you need to make this cuddly house quilt.

      I used appliqué with fusible adhesive and Quilt As You Go to make a super easy quilt - almost all done on the machine. The pattern also includes links to videos teaching needle turn appliqué and machine appliqué with freezer paper, in case you prefer those methods.

      Have fun with it!

      Materials Needed

      You can find links to sources for many of my favorite tools and supplies here.

      If you're making a quilt in one of my standard sizes, here are recommended fabric amounts needed.

      Crib Size (50" square)

      • 3 yards of a variety of background fabrics
      • assorted prints for the appliques (get at least 7 fat quarters, but you’ll probably want more for variety)
      • 2 1/2 yards fabric for the quilt back (or 1 1/2 yards Cuddle Fleece)
      • 1/2 yard binding fabric

      Napping Size (50" x 60")

      • 3 1/3 yards of a variety of background fabrics
      • assorted prints for the appliques (get at least 8 fat quarters, but you’ll probably want more for variety)
      • 4 yards fabric for the quilt back (or 2 yards Cuddle Fleece)
      • 1/2 yard binding fabric

      Twin Size (70" x 90")

      • 7 yards of a variety of background fabrics
      • assorted prints for the appliques (get at least 16 fat quarters, but you’ll probably want more for variety)
      • 5 yards fabric for the quilt back (or 4 yards Cuddle Fleece)
      • 5/8 yard binding fabric

      You'll find materials lists for additional quilt sizes here.

      Other Materials

      • batting (I love Warm & Natural 100% cotton batting)
      • fusible adhesive (if using my favorite appliqué with fusible adhesive technique) - I use Heat & Bond Lite for all my quilts

      This pattern is not available for commercial resale. That means you may not copy and sell or digitally distribute the pattern or any variation of the pattern

      For example, you may not print the pattern and sell those copies.

      You may not use the designs in the pattern to create and sell an embroidery pattern, or acrylic templates of all the pieces in the pattern.


      You may, however, sell anything you make with Shiny Happy World patterns as long as you are the one making it.

      For example, if you're using this pattern to make pillows which you sell at a craft fair or in an online shop, that's great!

      Talk to Me

      If you're hiring out any part of the process, please get in touch and we'll work out a fair licensing agreement.

      For example, if you want to hire someone to sew those pillows, or if you want to have the design printed on fabric that you sew into pillows, those two scenarios would require a licensing agreement. Get in touch! I'm easy to talk to. :-)

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 19 reviews
      Kathy Bruder
      Looks like it’s fun to make

      Pattern has everything needed to make a cute wall hanging or table topper. Plan to use my fabric stash.

      Cathy Lea
      Fun and Easy

      I am a scrappy wonky quilter so I appreciate that these are suggestions that I don’t have to “follow the lines” to be successful. Customer service is excellent, thank you Wendi.

      Peggy Miller
      Looking forward to making this quilt!

      Very pleased with the pattern and instructions. I have the ability, but not that great with the imagination. Love the creative ideas!

      Linda Henderson
      Looking forward to using it

      With the holidays coming I haven't had a chance to use it. I am thinking of doing a square a month next year. I always like Wendi's patterns, they are easy to follow and use. I love her imagination.

      ivy thirkle
      Happy homes

      Just what I needed a world full of happy home embroidery ,a pleasure to have these at my finger tips