Coming Home is Going Away!

During last week I was concentrating on my Coming Home quilt, it’s a BOM by Sarah Fielke and I was already a month behind, if I waited until after my holiday I would be nearly two months behind!

I’d made three house blocks for each side during the previous month. This time we had four more houses (sixteen!)and all the roofs (32!!) and the sky to stitch. On the whole the houses were fairly quick to do, being simple blocks, there was one pieced block with little half square triangles. The roofs were all paper pieced and once they were stitched on the rest of the sky could be added.

Coming Home quilt

I bought three lengths of fabric for this border!! I was originally going to use a green colourway of the tree fabric which is by the stars, when I was originally planning it I was thinking of a row of houses in front of a wooded hill. As soon as I saw all the paper piecing I knew it wasn’t going to work, or if it did it would be very wasteful of fabric. I was in Fabbadashery for a workshop last weekend and I saw some lightish green fabric with little white dots on, it looked a similar shade to the green tree fabric. I was slightly put off when the assistant said it was glow in the dark fabric, then I thought, actually it would look like twinkly stars, so I bought some. There was still a niggle in my mind so I also bought some Lewis and Irene Bumbleberry fabric in a soft grey/green.

When I got home the twinkling fabric just looked too bright, so I used the bumbleberry one instead. I’m pretty happy with it so far.

Coming Home quilt

Having completed last months stitching I went straight on to this month. I stitched the corner blocks which have a curved seam in the fabric for the next border. Sarah’s instructions made this come out pretty well – I’ve always avoided curved seams before!

Coming Home quilt

My next task is lots and lots of applique, suns, moons, lots of stars (in the twinkling fabric which doesn’t look bright at all now!!) birds, kites and clouds, together with the doors and windows. They are meant to all have arched doors and square windows, but I’ve always wanted a house with an arched window, so now I’ve got four!

Coming Home quilt

I’ve cut them all out and I’m taking it on holiday with me to stitch in the evenings. The only one I’ll probably change is the moon as it’s just too pale to stand out, so that one can wait until I return. Some of these are pretty fiddly, so we’ll just have to see how they turn out, so long as it’s recognisable! Hopefully as you read this I’m cracking on nicely with my stitching.

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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17 Responses to Coming Home is Going Away!

  1. katechiconi says:

    Happy stitching holiday! If you’re anything like me, you’ll be so busy having a good time that you don’t get a lot done…

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  3. Steph says:

    I love this – design, colours, combination of both together – delightful!

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  4. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    I like those round top windows too. You are coming right along with this quilt. Round or curved stitching must be difficult. I can’t even sew a straight line so I wouldn’t attempt that.

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  5. Gail says:

    I am working on this quilt too. All of my houses are made but I have not started any of the appliqué yet…that’s up next. Your colours are lovely..I agree that the moons need more contrast. Nice to have all your appliqué to do on your holiday. I hope to prep mine soon so I will be able just pick it up and work on it when I have some sitting down time.

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    • craftycreeky says:

      I’m thinking of a green moon at the moment, just a tip if you haven’t cut out yet, ignore the bit on the printed applique patterns where it says cut on line, seam allowance included. That’s only the sun (I think) the rest need a seam allowance – I have slim birds and clouds 🙂


  6. Wonderful! Wonderful! Sarah’s patterns are always so intricate and fun. You are doing a great job. Your holiday is bound to be the best ever with this quilt to entertain you. Have fun!!.😊❤️❤️

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  7. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Crack on with that stitching, and have a lovely holiday!

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  8. kathyreeves says:

    Enjoy your holiday and happy stitching. This is another beautiful quilt.

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  9. Great job on this and I love the applique work. You have caught up quite nicely. Now it’s time to enjoy your holiday!

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