Wednesday, March 20, 2013
There's No Place Like Home
I tried to think about the things that seemed special about home. Finally I hit on the idea of thinking about what you miss most about home when you are away on a trip. I thought about it for myself, and I asked my husband and kids about it. The number one response was "sleeping in my own bed". The next most common answer was, "a home cooked meal". So I'm trying to translate those ideas into blocks.
So far I've made two 10 inch blocks. The one on the left is, of course, the house block. The pattern for this block came from the "Home is Where the Heart Is" pattern in the Jan/Feb 2004 issue of Quiltmaker magazine. The main fabric of the house front is the focus fabric for this quilt. The other block is my adaptation of a block I found online at Le Borse di Gaya. I did actually download the pattern on this one, but I had to adapt it, because the original block was for Halloween and had a pair of creepy eyes and a claw hand under the bed. . .not my idea of home. The fabric for the bed frame is the other focus fabric she is using in the quilt - her border fabric.
I'm still not 100% sure what I'm going to do for my last 10 inch block. I have a pattern for a slice of pie, but it is a 7 inch block. I could blow it up to be 10 inches, or I could shrink it down to 5 inches and put a tea/coffee cup next to it. I'm just not sure yet. Once I get the last block done, I'm going to join the blocks together with 1.5 inch (finished) strips and add 1.5 inch (finished) strips to both sides to make the row 36 inches (finished).