Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Welcome to My House Blog Hop

Welcome to My House!

Carol of Just Let Me Quilt planned and hosted this wonderful blog hop and today is my day to show you what I've created!  

My home is my sanctuary.  I started working when I was 16 and for 40+ years I worked outside my home.  Now that I am retired, I enjoy doing all the little things I missed.  I'm not talking about mopping or laundry!  I'm talking about sleeping until I wake up naturally, watching a movie all the way through, taking my time cooking a meal, and decorating the house to the max for the holidays.  Simple things, but they mean a lot. 

So when Carol suggested we create something that featured a house, I jumped at the chance!

A couple of years ago I bought and made Anni Downs' (Hatched & Patched) quilt Gossip in the Garden.  I love how embroidery looks in a quilt.  So to pay homage to my feelings for home, I decided to emulate her technique.

First I draw my design, transfer it to a cotton square, and then embroider it.  

For this quilt, there are twelve 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" embroidered blocks.  Each one represents something special about home.  The blocks surrounding the embroidered squares measure 8", 6", 4" and 2".  In some places I used 2" wide strips.  Each completed section is 16" x 16" and its finished size is 48" x 64".  Quilting is minimal and is Stitch in the Ditch.

Although I used a lot of my scraps for the blocks surrounding the embroidered blocks, the main fabric used was Freshly Picked from Wilmington Prints.  There is no pattern for this quilt as I made it up as I went.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my quilt.  It truly was a labor of love.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you love best about being home.  

Thank you again, Carol, for coming up with such a wonderful idea for a hop.  This has been great fun!

Now go see what beautiful creations my talented fellow bloggers have made!

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Welcome to My House Blog Hop Coming Soon

Mark your calendars!  

There's a new Blog Hop coming and it's sure to be truly inspirational!

Carol from Just Let Me Quilt is hosting this Welcome to My House Blog Hop that begins Monday, September 10, 2018.  All projects, whether they be quilts, table runners, or who-knows-what, will have a house theme.  It's going to be so much fun! 

Just look at the line-up of talented bloggers!

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Be sure and stop by.  You won't want to miss a thing!