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.
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.
The names of everyone in our immediate family are quilted in the hearts on the February band.
The number on the mail box is our house number.
The name on the bee hive is my business name.
The July block has some tiny shells quilted onto the beach.
The sky in the August block has words for animal sounds quilted into the sky.
The school house sign has the initials for the boys’ school.
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.
The sign held by the turkey reflects a vegetarian lifestyle.
The holly in the December band is miniscule.