Blogger’s Quilt Festival

9 10 2009

I decided to participate in The Blogger’s Quilt Festival this time around.  I chose to enter this quilt for two reasons — 1. It is finished 2. I haven’t shown it here because  I finished it a couple months before I started blogging.  The quilt was started in January 2001 and finished in September 2007.

I call this quilt There’s No Place Like Home.  It is from The Stitch Connection pattern Home is Where the Heart Is.  I’ve done a lot of personalizing on this project.  Names of people and places, addresses, and adjustments that reflect my lifestyle.  I choose to make quilts for odd reasons at times.  I decided to make this one when I saw the bands that go above or below each month’s block.

Whole-Quilt

The details are what appeal to me at shows so I’m posting a detail shot of each block.  If you go to quilt shows just for the big picture, you can stop reading now.  I had a lot of fun with the quilting.  The tan border has several sayings about home.   I’m hoping the pictures show up big enough for you to spot the details.

January

January

February

February

The names of everyone in our immediate family are quilted in the hearts on the February band.

March

March

April

April

The number on the mail box is our house number.

May

May

The name on the bee hive is my business name.

June

June

July

July

The July block has some tiny shells quilted onto the beach.

August

August

The sky in the August block has words for animal sounds quilted into the sky.

September

September

The school house sign has the initials for the boys’ school.

October

October

I choose not to celebrate Halloween so I replaced the witch and ghost in the original pattern with my own scarecrow and cornstalks.  There are tiny quilted leaves blowing across the sky.

November

November

The sign held by the turkey reflects a vegetarian lifestyle.

December

December

The holly in the December band is miniscule.

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35 responses

9 10 2009
...dotty...

Oh, thank you for providing so many photos. What a lovely quilt with such personal detail…………and quilting words into a background is one of my all-time favorite motifs !

9 10 2009
Zonnah

Wow, I LOVE this quilt!

9 10 2009
Carol Hansen

Thanks for sharing the details. I love looking at all “the bits” in story quilts.

9 10 2009
ginaquilts

That quilt is fantastic! Thanks for all the detailed pictures. You did a fantastic job on appliqueing and quilting it!

10 10 2009
Tammy

All of the special touches in this quilt is amazing!
You have created a family keepsake that will be
loved for generations!
I especially like the heart background quilting pattern in the February border.

10 10 2009
Kit

Very sweet quilt!

10 10 2009
Allie

Oh my gosh I am SO glad you did the close-up pictures – this quilt is brilliant!!! I love it all, the blocks, the quilting, the colors, the personalization – love the mad kid on the school bus, lol – thank you for sharing this! WOW!

10 10 2009
Hada Laura

It´s so so cute, all the details must have taken you years (I’m not sure if I wrote this right) (-_-;). A hug from Mexico

10 10 2009
stephanie

Fun details everywhere!

11 10 2009
Janice

wow! what a lovely quilt, and the details really make it. thank you for including the detail shots.

11 10 2009
simona

I love it! You also chose beautiful colors!

11 10 2009
Diane

What a labor of love! You’ve created your legacy here, and it’s a treasured keepsake. Bravo!

Diane

11 10 2009
Gina Patterson

I love your work, but this is the most awesome of all! I love the way you personalized it. I tried to find the pattern, but could only find it for quilt shops to order. I will ask my local shop. I would love to make my own family quilt with my pets and kids, ets. Thank you for the constant inspiration. Gina P.

11 10 2009
Mel

I love how you personalised this already very cute quilt, how very special.

11 10 2009
jana

What a wonderful quilt. I love the little personal touches you put into it.

12 10 2009
Julie Bagamary

WOW – so much detail!

12 10 2009
marie Saborio

What a wonderful quilt. It has so much work. Congratulations!!!!!

12 10 2009
Latane

The years it took to make was well worth the effort. It’s outstanding.

12 10 2009
CBear

WOW! SO SO SO many personal touches! Great work!

12 10 2009
SewCalGal

Delightful Quilt & great story. Thanks so much for sharing and for participating in the Bloggers Quilt Festival.

SewCalGal
http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

14 10 2009
Rene'

Gorgeous!!! Thanks for showing close ups of each month. I love that you personalized each block. I think the beehive with the little Beetle car is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

14 10 2009
Carrie P.

I love your quilt. It is so fun to look at each block. Thanks for sharing it with us.

14 10 2009
Karen

lot of work in this quilt – it looks like a job well done to me!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

15 10 2009
Jocelyn

Oh wow! This quilt is incredible. Great job!

16 10 2009
Janet Brady

Each picture block is cuter than the next. I also love the log cabin border. Great work!

17 10 2009
Linda

Thanks so much for sharing this pattern. I’ll be looking for it at my next quilt show outing. Looking at the closeups, I’d say you had a great time integrating the quilting with the pattern. Fabulous job!

17 10 2009
Diane

Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt and for all the details– Exactly what makes a quilt so special is when we put a bit of ourselves in it. You’ve made a treasure.

19 10 2009
henny

oh my….lovely quilt!!
Amazing to see all those beautiful applique.
Really a treasure :)

20 10 2009
Alycia

That is just awesome. I was going to choose a favorite block but I can’t. The turkey one ranks right up there!!

28 10 2009
sewpam63

This is a gorgeous quilt!!! I LOVE the amazing quilting you did!!! And, all the little personal touches are wonderful! ; ) Thanks for sharing.

20 11 2009
Marcie

I was looking for samples of how to quilt the sky. Each of your skies are unique and appropriate. Great job. I hope I do as well.

22 08 2010
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5 09 2010
Quilt Inspiration

Hello Sonya,

We think that your “Home Is Where the Heart Is” quilt is beautiful, and we would like to feature a photo of the September “Back to School” block on our blog, Quilt Inspiration http://quiltinspiration.blogspot.com We will place your name and a link to your blog right next to the photo. We think that our readers would really enjoy your website and would be very interested in your comments on the construction of this quilt.

Thank you,

Marina and Daryl at Quilt Inspiration

24 10 2010
marie

Hi Sonya,

What a fantastic quilt.

I love every detail that went into it.

You are a very talented lady.
Marie

P.S. I posted it on my lens:

http://www.squidoo.com/quiltingblogsthatilove

10 11 2012
Sissy

awesome!

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