Sunday, October 31, 2010

Home Sweet Home Quilt

Home Sweet Home Quilt

As I hand stitched the binding onto this quilt, I couldn't help but think of the exciting new chapter our family is about to begin.  This afternoon we're closing on our very first house!


The whole house buying process has been so much more arduous, stressful, emotional, and exciting than I ever thought it would be, but in the end we are ending up with a home that we absolutely love.  It's not the biggest, newest, or flashiest house that we looked at, but it's definitely the one that's the most "us".


The majority of the quilt is made up of 5 inch squares using a mix of fabrics by Amy Butler, Alexander Henry, Denise Schmidt, Joel Dewberry, Heather Ross, and some miscellaneous pieces from my stash.  It measures 45x60 inches.


The pieced house is 10x10 inches and I totally made it up as I went along.  I had so much fun making this block and I have a feeling that I might be adding a specialty block to a lot of my quilts in the future.


This quilt is a thank you gift for our realtor, who was absolutely amazing and helped us out so much during this process.

Even though we close today, we won't be taking possession until the end of the month - which is a bummer - but I'll be keeping very busy with lots and lots of packing.  Hopefully I'll still be able to fit some crafting in there somewhere!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful quilt! Love the colors and the special square you made.