Wednesday, September 21, 2011

It's Good to be Home Sweet Home!

When Kimberly from The Fat Quarter Shop sent me the Home Sweet Home quilt kit and backing set for Sweetwater month, I was overwhelmed by how pretty the kit looked in its packaging. This pattern is by It's Sew Emma, Debbie Taylor. You can find the pattern here. This quilt would look great in just about any fabric, but I must say Hometown would still be my first choice even if I didn't have a kit.

The first thing I did was take the pattern out, but I wasn't ready touch the fabric yet. On Friday I finally had a good block of time to start on the quilt. I am a very careful quilter, I have to really envision how all the pieces will go together in the end before I do any cutting. This pattern had something I had never seen before, which I am not afraid to say scared me. But I got the courage up to start cutting. The directions were very clear, which made following the pattern easy. So I cut all the squares and rectangle. then came the part where you cut part of the triangle off. I am not going to go into the pattern, but suffice it to say I successfully managed to do all the cutting.

Last weekend was spent piecing the arrows. It was so cool to see the arrows take form.  It really was not hard, nor terribly time consuming. The hardest part for me was deciding on a layout. Here's 2 that I was working with. The funny thing is that neither of these are the exact way that I ended up with.

And when all was said and done this is what I ended up with. I so very happy with the outcome! This quilt is definitely going to the longarm quilters. So it might be a while before you see it again, but I promise to show you the finished quilt ASAP.

So what do you think? I am going to show it tomorrow at the Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guild meeting and can't wait!

A special thanks to The Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring the Designer Select Series here at Craizee Corners!

Sha :)


  1. Very pretty! I can't believe how quickly you got the top pieced. Fabric from FQS always comes super fast and beautifully packaged. It takes me a while to open it too.

  2. I love new packages of fabric! Your quilt top is very pretty. I like the final layout - seems to flow nicely.

  3. Super cute! I really love the border fabric! But my favorite is the town names fabric.

  4. I realy love the pattern for this, do you have it to share... This is spectatular...

  5. Thanks Sally. The pattern is available from Fat Quarter Shop here

  6. Sharon-Thank you so much for sharing this. It looks beautiful!

    Sally- Make sure you see there is a PDF and a printed version of the pattern. Here is a link you will find them both at:

  7. Wonderful, Sha, it looks really lovely!

  8. Wow!! Great job Sha.. It did go together fast. It's nice when a pattern has different ways you can make them.. Similar but yet they are all different. I really like your sashing as well. Looking forward to seeing it quilted.

  9. Love this design with these colours - it's beautiful.


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