Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Hodgepodge Patchwork Tuesday - I Started the Home Sweet Home Quilt A Long

Kim at Where Creativity Blossoms - Kim's Crafty Apple is hosting a Home Sweet Home Quilt A Long.  I started late.  I am going to share my blocks that I have completed so far, but not the instructions, as it's all on Kim's Blog and I will share the links to each block when I share the photo.
I started my blocks at the quilting retreat last week.  I  printed all the instructions and three hole punched the sheets and put them in a binder to take with me. It worked out pretty good.  You can make each block just by reading the directions on her blog.  You don't need to print it all.  That's just the way I did it.
I took all my favorite blues and few blue multi florals and a few greens. I made block one and then I took it apart later in the weekend and changed the busy blue fabric to a green dyed fabric.  (Link to Kim's Block ONE 


I like the green much better, than the busy blue fabric.
Next I did Diane's Block (Block Two) - Lapacek's Orchard.

I did this part a little different as I have to admit I read the directions wrong and just started cutting.  So I put it together a bit different!

I love all the blues... I made up a rule for choosing the blues.  It's scrappy, so they don't have to match, but I have to like them!  I don't like too many rules.  This is one I can follow!

Here is a full view of the block.  Cool Block! I love the flower garden of little squares at the bottom of the apple orchard.
Then I did the Tilted House Block - (Block Four). I used the busy blue fabric, but I like it on this block.
I really enjoyed the raw edge applique on the Tree of Life Block (Block 6).  I took a few photos as I put it together.





When I was getting tired at the quilting retreat in the evening, I decided it was time to work on some of the Drunken Flying Geese for the sashing.  I had a lot of fun with these.

 I even made a couple four patches.
I'll share more as I complete more of my BLUE Home Sweet Home Blocks. I sure do love all the BLUES...
Remember, I am behind and it is going to take me awhile to catch up! 
Enjoy your day!
Marcia
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Hand Dyed Fabrics purchased from Quilts by Barb and Dye Candy Fabrics



This week's Challenge for Project Quilting also on Kim's Blog - Hop over and check it out.  I'm doing that too!  I'll share that this weekend.  I have to have it completed by Sunday at noon. I have a really cool idea!

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29 comments:

Love Of Quilts said...

I like what you have done so far.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, a lover of blue too - this is exciting and just love your mix of colors/fabrics.

Connie said...

This really looks neat! Can't wait to see what else you do and of course how you quilt it! Thanks for linking!
Quilting by the River

Lida said...

Love the blues! This is becoming a great quilt! Greetings
Lida

Belinda said...

Wow! This is going to be outstanding! And I too LOVE blue! I'm anxious to see the quilting on it.

Linda said...

Seems that a lot of us LOVE Blue! haha This quilt is darling! I really like your combinations of blue. What a great theme too.

Needled Mom said...

So pretty. I love the blues you are using.

Cherie said...

Wow you've been busy!! Loving the blue!! =D

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Oh, it is so bluefully wondiferous!!!

Kim's Crafty Apple said...

yeah! I'm loving your blue trees and houses! I'm glad you decided to join in the fun :)

Karen said...

I have completed one block of this qal so far, love your colour choices!
Karen

The Nifty Stitcher said...

Hi I'm visiting via TGIFF. Really love your blocks and the fabrics you've chosen. Very nice work.

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

So loving the fun wonky trees :) How cute!!!

M-R said...

Oh wow, this looks like a fun QAL! I love the colours you've chosen, Marcia. The blue green backgrounds give it a beautiful evening glow. So glad you linked up with TGIFF!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

this is a beautiful quilt coming together.....are you following a pattern? I would be so frustrated without an exact pattern; when the blocks don't line up....lol. Old school; I guess...i need to try something like this. Great job!!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

All those blues are just gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing the completed project!

Joy said...

Beautiful work! I made two quilts one for each child when they were born but after my daughter was born I found out I had rheumatoid arthritis and it bothered my hands too much.

Sara said...

The blues sing in that quilt!!

Shay said...

Rocking the blues Marcia. This is another stunner of a quilt. I especially love those gorgeous little house blocks.

ANudge said...

At first, thought too much blue, not enough contrast, but then as I followed along on your creations it morphed into Wow, what one can do with mostly one color. I like it!

Janine said...

I think this fab! All those blues work beautifully together:)

Heather said...

Looking beautiful so far, Marcia. The appliqued tree is absolutely gorgeous!! :o)

Kat said...

This is adorable! (And of course, I love the blue!)

Quiet Quilter said...

Gotta remember your rule...it is a great one to follow!

KatieQ said...

I've been following the QAL over at Kim's, but haven't started the blocks yet. I love how it looks in blue. The Tree of Life and the Orchard block are my favorites.
Thank you for the Bingo charms. I can't wait to start putting my board together.

pastimesquiltdesign said...

It looks like you got a lot done at your retreat. Even though you started late, I'm sure you'll be caught up in no time. Pretty blues and I like the splash of yellow. Peggy

Sarah Craig said...

That's going to be a really neat quilt!! Whoop whoop!!

Diann said...

This is just gorgeous Marcia! It is going to be so beautiful when finished!

Richard Healey said...

Wonderful blocks thanks for linking up. On my giveaway this week having people pick which thing they liked and your block has been picked once so far congrats its loved by more then just me.

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