I’ve been making lots of windows again – in fact I’ll be happy if I never have to stitch another window again! I’ve been working on my Coming Home quilt and I’ve just counted up and on this border alone I’ve made 73 windows and 21 doors, plus there’s the 36 windows already on earlier borders of the quilt!
I’m a bit behind on this quilt but I’m not stressing, especially as I’m not doing the final border. Last time I posted about it I think I’d just made the smaller houses…
Now I had to made 8″, 10″ and 12″ long houses, together with all their windows and doors! All the windows and doors are hand-appliqued, I stitched when visiting my mum, I stitched windows in the coffee room at work, I stitched windows in a cafe, I stitched windows at my Embroiderers Guild meeting…
Making the houses came with all the usual indecisiveness about which fabrics to choose, I’m pretty happy with how they’ve worked out, there’s only one I’d change with hindsight and that’s the willow leafy one, it really needs a darker roof but it’s staying as it is. I’m pretty pleased with my rows of houses.
My next job is to stitch them to the quilt. I’ve made four corner blocks which will have leaves and a bird appliqued on them next. I pieced the corners more than the pattern so I could have my background trees growing in the right direction.
This quilt is pretty big already so it’s getting increasingly difficult to photograph, with these borders on it’s about 70″ square.
The pattern (by Sarah Fielke) has quite a complex pieced deep border, I don’t really want it much bigger, I already have three king size quilts and only one king size bed! This one is earmarked for the guest room which will soon have a double bed in it. I still haven’t decided how to finish it, I feel it needs some kind of border, probably more than just a double strip of fabrics. There’ll be a narrow silver grey border to complete the curved edge of the cornerstones, but what then…I wondered about a row of mini houses, but I think that might be too bitty, I might just do a row flying geese, all colours, making like a zig-zag up the sides. Any suggestions gratefully received!
Linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday