Coming Home Quilt

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…

Coming Home Quilt

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!

Coming Home quilt

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.

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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29 Responses to Coming Home Quilt

  1. Pauline says:

    Looks beautiful

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  2. Oh what a lovely quilt

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  3. CathieJ says:

    This is so pretty!

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  4. Gail says:

    Beautiful! I am still working on the applique…the moons are done and the suns are in progress. Iโ€™m trying to get caught up before the end of the month. This is such a fun project!

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  5. Sarah says:

    I love the soft colours you have used for this quilt!

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  6. Mary says:

    That is so beautiful! You are very talented!

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  7. A lot of work and love went into this and it shows ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Fabulous quilt, love the design and the colors!

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  9. Karrin Hurd says:

    Love this quilt! Great work!

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  10. Anne says:

    It’s beautiful.
    I am going to make a quilt! Hopefully with your help as I haven’t a clue! A baby quilt (youngest daughter) – probably with appliqued safari animals (I have machine embroidery patterns for these). Can you point me towards an easy primer for starting?

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    • craftycreeky says:

      Hi Anne, have a look on pinterest, I’ve just searched for baby safari quilts and lots came up. Precuts such as jelly rolls or charm squares are an easy way to start (2.5″ strips or 5″ squares) There’s a quilt show in Harrogate at the end of August if you’re interested. Not as big as the knitting and stitching but still a fair few stalls and quilts to look at. E-mail me if you want any help, you can always come down.

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  11. Turid says:

    This will be a pretty quilt even if it is smaller than expected.

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  12. Jenny Benton says:

    What an amazing quilt, great job!

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  13. It looks terrific! It’s so interesting how different a fabric looks in real life vs. on the computer screen!
    Thanks for linking up!

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  14. Lovely work! I am amazed at what quilters can create. I was just at the Calgary Stampede and saw a display of quilting that was just artwork! Itโ€™s all so labour intensive and beautiful! ๐Ÿ˜

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  15. kathyreeves says:

    It’s looking great, Margaret! I like your idea of leaving off a border to make it a smaller quilt.

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  16. quiltcreator says:

    Gorgeous quilt x

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