Coming Home Quilt

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my Coming Home quilt, I was on the home stretch having just finished the applique of eighty leaves in the four corners, plus birds, dots, vines…

I had already made the pieced blocks of the next border – I had deviated from Sarah’s design at this point as I didn’t want such a big quilt, it’s big enough as it is.

I just had to stitch them on, with an extra piece to fit into the corners. The borders went on really well, they fit perfectly. My last piece of stitching was twelve little houses in the corners, bending round the curve. They were meant to have two windows in each of them, but the houses are only narrow anyway, the windows would have been maximum a quarter of an inch wide…and I couldn’t face another 24 windows!!

The idea is that once the quilting is done, the corners will be curved, following the shape of all the other borders. I’ll have to learn how to put bias binding on a quilt!…

So I’m doing a happy dance round my sewing room! I’m well chuffed at how this one has come out, I think the colours work well, it’s nice and peaceful. I’m sending this quilt off to a long-arm quilter as it’s too big to do on my sewing machine, even with my new wider one. I love the design with all the rows of houses, it’s like a little village round the green.

I started this quilt in January 2019, it’s a quilt-a-long by Sarah Fielke, she does at least one BOM a year and it’s a great way of learning how to applique, but they do tend to be quite big quilts!

Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, Margaret, TracyDeb, Susan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrin, Gretchen, Kathi,  Bella, Daisy, Connie, Monica and Sherrie

I’ll also be 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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34 Responses to Coming Home Quilt

  1. tialys says:

    Such a lot of work here Margaret, but it’s lovely and a good decision to send it to a longarm quilter in view of the size of it.

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  2. Kim Sharman says:

    Wow, you have done such a wonderful job in the appliqueing and stitching of your beautiful quilt. I am amazed as to all the lovely details you have patiently stitched. You should feel pleased and excited and proud of this beauty. I cannot wait to see it quilted.

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  3. Woo hoo!!! What a splendid finish! I love your change of the corner houses. Your colors are to die for as well:). I’m glad you decided to make this quilt your personalized version. It will be uniquely yours, and isn’t that what it’s all about anyway? Great job! I can’t wait to see it back from the long arm quilter😊❤️❤️

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  4. Mary kerlin says:

    Your quilt is truly a masterpiece worthy of a museum.

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  5. claire93 says:

    that’s a really gorgeous piece, Margaret. So many hours of work!

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  6. Gail says:

    Wow! Congratulations on finishing your quilt! Beautiful colours and your final border looks great. Mine is still a work in progress. I need to appliqué all the windows and doors on the houses next and then the birds and leaves… this may take a while.

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    • craftycreeky says:

      I remember all those windows…and leaves…it’s worth it though! Having the stitch-a-long helped, as it made me do a bit, even if it was one evening before the post was due!!


  7. Angela says:

    Way to go! It is a lovely quilt!

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  8. Laura says:

    Congrats, Margaret! Your hard work has really paid off! The flimsy is lovely and I look forward to seeing how the long armer quilts it! 🙂

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  9. Sharon says:

    I can’t get over all the work you have put into this piece. It is absolutely wonderful. Color choices were perfect. Congrats on the finish and now to wait for the 2nd stage grand reveal!

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  10. Your quilt is sooo beautiful!! Such a labor of love!

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  11. The birds make such perfect corners. Everything is coming together beautifully.

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  12. Karrin Hurd says:

    Beautiful quilt. Like the changes you have made. Great woirk!

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  13. katechiconi says:

    Love your solution for the border and corners! Putting on bias binding is no different from straight binding, you just have to be a bit gentle on the curves so you don’t over-stretch the outer edge, because it then has to squish down again to be sewn down on the back. Do you have a good method for making loads of bias binding quickly? If not, I have a link to a tutorial that lets you make loads at a time, and another for calculating how much fabric you need to make the quantity required.


  14. CathieJ says:

    I love the way this quilt came out. You are right in saying that it is very peaceful.

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  15. kathyreeves says:

    Congratulations on an outstanding finish, Margaret! Such a serene quilt.😍

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  16. Deb says:

    💃💃 awesomeness there!!

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  17. I love the colours in this quilt. It looks amazing, well done!

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  18. Amanda says:

    It looks lovely and so calm. Can’t wait to see what a longarmer does with it. Are you having custom or all over?

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