Happy Leap Year, Friends! Do you know of anyone who is born on Feb 29th? I can’t say that I do. I hope you have had a great February. February practically flew by me. But that only means one thing — we are closer to Spring!
I shared with you last week that I do so love house quilts! In fact, I am on a personal quest to make as many house quilts as I can! Here are a few in my own quilt collection, all designed by me!
A quilter who loves house quilts just as much was musing with me the reason of why house quilts are so well-loved. I suggested that perhaps house quilts invoke so easily the sentiment of Home Sweet Home!
Last week I shared about my new house quilt pattern Maisons de Patchwork that is offered in my pattern line.
I also shared with you that I am making the quilts from my patterns right along with you! While I am waiting for the beautiful gray and coral floral fabrics to arrive, I started making the quilt in Christmas fabrics for a Christmas version of the quilt! All the house blocks are now completed. I am in the process of getting the star blocks made…
I have plans to add a wee bit of embroidery to the windows of the house! I had hoped to get to it this past week, but time just got away from me.
The Maisons de Patchwork pattern is available for purchase HERE.
The reason I share my Christmas houses is that I want you to know you can use any fabrics of your choice for my Maisons de Patchwork pattern. I would like to see a version done using reproduction fabrics. So, if that’s your style…. just sayin’!
While we are on red/green, you might have seen this quilt on my Instagram feed.
The pattern Macarons was added to my Etsy shop yesterday, available for purchase HERE. This is another fabric-independent design. It is also Fat Quarter Friendly — just add your favorite fabrics! You will need 18 Fat Quarters — so start raiding your stash! I tend to use quite a few fabrics in my for-sale patterns — because I love the visual effect of the controlled scrappy look. It’s fun for me to try to find where else in the quilt a certain fabric is used. However, if you are into the more uniform look, you can use 4 FQs of the same print + 2 other FQs, or any combinations of your choice to make 18 and come up with a different final look of the quilt.
Since I started my blog post today about home sweet home, I will leave with the words of the hymn “Happy the home when God is there” — one that I used to sing as a kid.
1. Happy the home when God is there,
and love fills every breast;
when one their wish, and one their prayer,
and one their heavenly rest.
2. Happy the home where Jesus’ name
is sweet to every ear;
where children early speak his fame,
and parents hold him dear.
3. Happy the home where prayer is heard,
and praise is wont to rise;
where parents love the sacred Word
and all its wisdom prize.
4. Lord, let us in our homes agree
this blessed peace to gain;
unite our hearts in love to thee,
and love to all will reign.
Have a blessed weekend, and Happy March to you!
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