Coming Home from Holiday

As well as taking my Zoe box to stitch on holiday, I also took my Coming Home quilt, well part of it! This is a BOM by Sarah Fielke and I’d got a bit behind with it as there was quite a lot of piecing and applique to do. I shared it with you just before I went on holiday, I ‘just’ had the applique to do…

Coming Home quilt

I started with the suns and then moved onto appliqueing the clouds and birds, I was finding the birds a little fiddly when I realised from a comment on facebook that I’d got a bit muddled with the templates, I thought they included the seam allowance, but they didn’t. As I was away from home and all set up to sew, I decided to carry on regardless, my birds are just a bit smaller than most peoples!

The stars were pretty fiddly too, some points are better than others. The fabric I’ve used for the stars has little dots on and it does actually gently glow in the dark!! I was hoping to use this fabric for the background of the border before, but it was the wrong shade of green to have on mass. I love it for the stars though! It’s not easy to photograph but here goes…

Coming Home quilt

The kites are meant to have appliqued bows on their streamers, but they were just too tiny, I decided to embroider them with some variegated DMC thread. I was a bit concerned that it may look funny to have just one bit of embroidery, but the tail is meant to be embroidered anyway and now it’s stitched I really like them.

Coming Home quilt

I’ve just a couple more doors and windows to do (haven’t quite decided how many yet!) and then just the moon and a couple of stars for the other two corner blocks. I can then stitch this border to the main quilt…

Coming Home quilt

…and start this months sewing – trees for the next border.

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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10 Responses to Coming Home from Holiday

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    I really like this quilt. I reckon the embroidered kite tail is just perfect.

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  2. Pauline says:

    It looks lovely.

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  3. tialys says:

    I just love all those little houses.

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  4. Gail says:

    I am also making the Coming Home quilt. I am a bit behind…just starting the appliqué doors, windows, clouds, suns, etc. I like your idea of embroidering the kite tails. I hope to get caught up this month. You accomplished a lot of sewing on your vacation!

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  5. Laura says:

    Birds come in all shapes and sizes! I think you were clever to embroider the kite tails! 🙂

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  6. Lisa at greenbow says:

    Looking good.

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  7. Jane M says:

    Love the quirky houses and the kites – you managed a lot on your hols

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  8. kathyreeves says:

    I’m not sure I would have got much sewing done during that walk, so you were obviously in good shape to still have the energy and concentration to do that! The kites are just right, I would have embroidered those bows too!

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