Coming Home

My sewing room has been looking a bit like a building site for the last couple of days. I’ve been working on my Coming Home quilt and I had fourteen houses to build!

This border is being stitched over about four months, in July we made trees…

In August we had to make a selection of houses, they’re all either 4″ or 6″ wide. I’ve been putting it off all month as I was a bit over-faced trying to choose colours for all the houses. We were meant to work out the fabrics for all the houses last month, including the eight or so that we’re building in September. I just couldn’t picture it all at once. This is the centre square they are all going round…

Coming Home quilt

In the end I chose fabrics I thought might work for the big ones, put those on one side and then chose fabrics for the little houses in pairs, hoping it will work when they all go together. I had a bit of an oops moment when I used a blob of fabric glue to hold the chimney’s in place…

Coming Home quilt

There is one other oops where the background is upside down, luckily it’s not particularly noticeable. If anyone comments on it it’s a tree we used to see driving up to Wensleydale, we called it the upside down tree as there was a trunk and then lots of growth round the bottom!

The only house I’m not sure about is the rust coloured one, at the moment it stands out somewhat, but I’m going to reserve judgement until the bigger houses are made and I lay them all round the centre square.

Coming Home quilt

From a distance they look OK, close up…well I wouldn’t get a job as a joiner, put it that way! Now I’ve got to start the bigger houses, they’re 8″, 10″ and 12″, so lots more windows! Hopefully this time I won’t prevaricate as much, seen as I’ve already chosen the main fabrics.

I’ll be linking up with Kathy’s Quilts tomorrow for Slow Stitching Sunday, why not follow the link to see lots more 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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24 Responses to Coming Home

  1. It is really beginning to look great!

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  2. Laura says:

    I like the rust colored house! πŸ™‚

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  3. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Cannot imagine all your patience in working on this. It is looking great!

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  4. nanacathy2 says:

    I’m a big fan of everything to turn your hand too, and I love this quilt. The rust coloured house is good, as it brings the whole quilt to life.

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  5. katechiconi says:

    I like the rust coloured house, but if you feel it jumps out too much, rather than make it again why not just use a little fabric paint to mute the colour?

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  6. KerryCan says:

    Such a lot of work! And all those choices that needed to be made–yikes. I’d be paralyzed.

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  7. Karrin Hurd says:

    Love how this is coming together! Great work!

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  8. Jill says:

    Sometimes it is tough to make final choices. However, it looks great so far.

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  9. Sarah says:

    It looks great. I think you are right to wait and see. The rust house when it’s found its street might work really well?

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  10. Pat MacEachern says:

    Looking lovely. I like the rust house—why not make two more and spread them out across the Quilt! There are always a couple of houses in each neighbourhood that draw your eyes to them–they are often the best ones!!!

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  11. I like all your color choices. You did a great job getting this all together. Its going to be gorgeous~ of course πŸ™‚

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  12. mandycurrie says:

    Hello Margaret, I think it’s coming along beautifully and will be quite stunning when it’s finished. I must admit I would be daunted by all the decisions but I would enjoy the applique. xx

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  13. Christina says:

    Gorgeous! My mom loves all of Sarah Fielke’s designs, I will have to share your progress with her!

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  14. Jane M says:

    Love the quirky trees and the beautiful houses – you are making very good progress

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