Coming Home

Coming Home is this years quilt-a-long by Sarah Fielke, she was also the designer of my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt so I knew it would be a beautiful quilt! I’ve just finished month three and I must admit I keep looking at it on my design wall and thinking “Oooh, I like it!”

Last month we stitched the larger star border, but we couldn’t stitch on two of the sides until we had made the cornerstones this month.

Coming Home quilt

The cornerstones each have an appliqued tulip, it took a while to choose my fabrics as my instincts were to have an apricot tulip, in fact I have one cut out, I tried all sorts of backgrounds with it before I realised it was the apricot that was the problem. The soft grey background is actually the back of the fabric, it was just a touch lighter and I preferred it. I tried the brighter teal blue and it just worked.The applique tested all sorts of skills, inside corners, outside corners, inside and outside curves as well as making quarter inch binding for the stem. I expected the tulips to be hardest with all the corners, but I actually found the leaves trickiest to get neat, from a distance they look fine…and nature isn’t perfect!

Coming Home quilt

Once the four corners were stitched the central block could be completed, it took a bit of fiddling to get it to fit, I think bias on the triangles was the main culprit there.

Coming Home quilt

We also started the next border which is a row of houses. I made four sets of three house styles, two are striped which can go either way and the last one (my favourite so far) is a pinwheel block, it worked really well in apricot and green. I think next month we’ll be making another four houses and adding all the roofs. I think they’ll look pretty cute!

Coming Home quilt

The centre block is already 32.5″ square, the pieces do seem pretty big after some of the quilts I’ve made recently! I’ve just to wait until the end of the month for the next installment.

Coming Home quilt

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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15 Responses to Coming Home

  1. anne54 says:

    It’s looking great, Margaret. Blue for the tulip was the right decision, as it allows the stars to star.

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  2. katechiconi says:

    Some very pretty fabrics there, and it’s another great Sarah Fielke medallion design! Have you got as far as thinking about the quilting yet?

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  3. The colors are perfect. I can’t wait to see the finished project

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  4. Oh gosh ~ this is really a gorgeous design/pattern and the colors are so soft and comforting … I just love this

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  5. This looks gorgeous – can’t wait to see the end result.

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  6. Wow, what a wonderful project! I will be interested to watch the progress and new rows.

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  7. kathyreeves says:

    The tulip is exactly right, great call on the fabric. The peach pinwheel houses will bring the peach back in a delightful way. ❤️

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  8. tialys says:

    I don’t envy you all the fiddly appliqué but I am certainly going to be envious of the quilt.

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  9. Gail says:

    Looks great! I’m working on this quilt too. It is amazing to see all of the different versions. I am still appliquing my tulips. Your tulips are a lovely colour

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  10. Mandy Currie says:

    Hello Margaret, what a lovely design and I love your colour choices. It looks like quite a complicated quilt. xx


    • craftycreeky says:

      Hello Mandy, There’s quite a lot going on with this quilt but Sarah Fielke breaks it down into manageable chunks and her video tutorials and instructions are really good.


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