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!