It’s been just over nine months in the making but it is finally complete – and I am beyond happy with it! Yes – that’s right, my Home Sweet Home Quilt is finished! I just finished binding it late last week and had some beautiful weather so pictures of it went smoothly. And here it is!!!!
I sent it to Marcia’s Crafty Sewing and Quilting for Free Motion Quilted top.
I love all the details that were added – the tree has leaves now and more texture to the bark. You can see the details of the quilting a bit better from the back of the quilt.
Tiles to the roofs, texture to the doors, windows and steps… Fun little details were added to the sashing as well – swirls in the pinwheels…every time I look at this quilt I see something different in the quilting as well as the piecing. I purposely put some of my sashings that had the same fabrics as the blocks to create a more blended piece.
I really like too that the quilting was done in a neutral thread so it adds to the quilt without taking away from the overall look of the blocks all pieced together. I chose to piece my back for the quilt too. I used some ‘orphan blocks’ that I had from my block design ‘trials’. They didn’t make it into the front but I didn’t want them forgotten so I added them to the back.
I also printed on fabric the names of the blocks and the people who designed each one. I wanted to give them lasting credit so it will always be a part of this quilt.
I know, I knew, I haven’t quite finished with the sashing tutorials…so I guess I’m technically not done with this quilt. But they’ll be coming…
So…what do you think?
Do you have a favorite block?
I do want to end this with a huge thank you to Aneela Hooey for posting this inspiration quilt that made me fall in love with houses and trees – enough that I just HAD to do this quilt along.
Any idea what theme you all would be interested in a quilt along next?
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