Coming Home

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…

Coming Home Quilt

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.

Coming Home Quilt

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.

Coming Home Quilt

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

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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20 Responses to Coming Home

  1. katechiconi says:

    I like the idea of a flying geese border, as it’ll echo all the roof shapes, it’ll be nice and quick to machine piece as a break from all that appliquΓ©, and you can use up lots of scraps and bits.

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  2. Jane M says:

    Love the quirky trees and houses – looks fabulous

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  3. KerryCan says:

    I like the flying geese idea, too–the idea of geese flying over all those little houses appeals to me! It’s an amazing quilt.

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  4. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    That is a lot of piecing. It would make me crazy (ier). It will be most satisfying to you when you finish.

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  5. That is beautiful but can see what you mean about the windows lol. I only have a double bed but I prefer king size quilts, as I think they are so much more cosy, plus the fact even with the KS I can wake to find hubby snuggled up and me with hardly enough to cover me lol. xx

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  6. What ever you decide on it will be gorgeous! This is an amazing quilt – the color scheme is so soothing too πŸ™‚

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  7. E.C. says:

    Absolutely wonderful creations! You are truly a talented quilt artist.

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  8. Gretchen says:

    I think a border with flying geese would look good. Your quilt is so lovely but I can see why you’re tired of windows! Happy Stitching!

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  9. karenfae says:

    nice houses!

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  10. Kim Sharman says:

    Oh, I think all those itty bitty windows and doors maketh this quilt. =) My, that is a lot of windows, isn’t it. Your quilt is looking fabulous. Love the colour of the fabrics you have chosen. Your patience is resulting in a most beautiful quilt.

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  11. I have a thing about houses…want to make a house quilt but so far have just been noting patterns. I love this piece and the fabrics you chose. I worked on Grasshopper by Sarah. It became unwieldy by the end and is not finished. Someday! Happy Stitching from me!

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  12. Jenny Benton says:

    Your houses, together with all the fiddly doors and windows, look great. As do the trees between them.
    I’m also making house blocks, but mine are very simple with just a door, no windows or chimneys. These blocks will end up as a child’s donation quilt, so I’m sure the child won’t miss the windows.

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  13. I love all the colours and the idea of flying geese sounds perfect. It should reduce your scrap pile. I admire your quilts – they all look so beautiful.

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