Last week I managed to finish last months section of my Coming Home quilt BOM. This is the medallion quilt BOM by Sarah Fielke and last month’s was particularly labour intensive! There was lots of houses to piece, roofs to make and if that wasn’t enough, there were clouds, suns, moons and other bits besides to applique.
I took the borders on holiday and I did manage to get a fair bit stitched, but there was still quite a lot to do…
I originally chose an ivory patterned fabric for the moon, but it just disappeared, so I changed it to a light teal plain fabric. The stars around the moon are actually a light teal too with little white glow in the dark spots. Ironically I originally bought this fabric for the background but it looked too bright amongst the other fabrics, so I used it for the stars instead and it doesn’t look at all bright. On the photos they don’t show up much at all but in real life they look fine!
With all the applique completed I could stitch the border onto the quilt. The quilt already measures nearly 54″ square. I’m already thinking about missing off the final border, just because these quilts are pretty big and there is a limit to how many generous king size quilts a home needs!
This month is a lot lighter, allowing people to catch up, we’ve just got a few trees to applique, I must get started with it though!
I’m linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, please follow the link to see lots more inspiring hand-stitching.