Saturday, February 15, 2014

Country Homecoming . . . The Beginning

Today marks the reveal of the first two Country Homecoming blocks.  It's not too late to join us if you've been thinking about making this quilt.  As a reminder, here's what the finished quilt will look like:

It's a pattern from the book Primitive Gatherings--

The last time I checked Amazon, these books were getting a little pricey, but one of the quilters who is making this quilt with us, Sheryn, told me a quilt shop near her home carries the book if any of you want to join us--Countryside Quilts (click on the link for contact info).  [UPDATE:  THEY ARE SOLD OUT--PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOU KNOW OF ANOTHER SOURCE THAT'S SELLING THE BOOK AT THE LIST PRICE AND I'LL PASS THE INFO ON.]

So, here's what we've done so far--and a couple of the quilters in our group don't have blogs, so I'll share their photos with you each month.  We're trying to make two blocks a month for six months--at least that's what we'll do if we're making the full quilt, although some quilters may wish to make a smaller version.

Here are Tina's first two blocks:

And Sheryn's first two blocks:

Next are Imelda's first two blocks:

And, finally, my own first two blocks:

Besides the four of us whose houses are pictured here, there are four more quilters who will be participating.  I've learned, though, that two of us aren't quite ready to reveal the first two blocks yet.  However, two more should have photos posted sometime this weekend:  Nancie Anne and Tanya.  You can visit them by clicking on their names.

The piecing of these houses is very quick and easy.  The pattern gives several different types of doors and windows, and the quilter picks whatever combination she (or he) likes, which means we can "build" personalized houses with no two ending up the same--very fun!  If you want to join us next month, please email me--you can easily catch up, I suspect, since our construction project is just beginning!


Janet said...

Got it! Thanks for the tip on where to find - she said I got the last one. My first Kim-referral of the year!

Nancie Anne Quilts said...

Wow! I love that Tina got gutsy and cut her door and arched window on the bias! I love those pretty blues in Sheryns first bock and her raspberry too! I also love all the shuttered windows! I think Kim is going to have the happiest little neighborhood with your Easter Egg colors! Is there a yellow house in your future? I recognize that raspberry...I have it stashed with another project and I love your starry roof!

Lesley said...

All these house blocks are adorable!

Valerie Reynolds said...

I love houses....cute cute cute!