Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Country Homecoming a Finish

With the arrival of cooler weather, the need for a cozy cuddle quilt is greater than ever. This week I met the challenge and was thrilled to finish binding Country Homecoming.


The quilt is designed by Terry Burkhart and Rozan Meacham and featured in their book, "Primitive Gatherings: Quilts and Accessories." 

I fell in love with this quilt when I first read about it in April, 2012, on Sweet P's blog HERE . Paulette was participating in a Quiltalong and as I watched her homespun houses become neighbourhoods, my interest in making the quilt grew and grew with each house she completed.

My Country Homecoming uses a variety of homespuns from my stash, many years old (!), and a few newer ones with some cozy flannels added for texture and warmth. 


I have to be honest...the applique took me forever, even doing it by machine, but I love the punch it gives to the borders. I used some more homespun for the bias binding that I attached.


As usual, the quilting design Ange chose blended perfectly with the quilt. Can you see the swirly stars among those loops ?


My Country Homecoming journey has now come to a close and the timing could not be better as the wind howls and the snow is teasing us from just around the corner. Thanks so much for the inspiration, Paulette. 

If you, like me, love seeing these neighbourhoods grow, please visit Nancie Ann at Nancie Ann Quilts.  She is participating in a more recent Country Homecoming QAL that will soon be winding to a close. Her homespun houses are beautiful and you will see lots more Country Homecoming inspiration on her blog.

It's a great day for quilting!

35 comments:

  1. Love the soft, cozy look of the homespuns. Enjoy it's warmth as the cold winds blow! Great finish!

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  2. Oh,Lesley, this is just marvelous! Homespuns and flannels in all that Country goodness - just a beautiful quilt.

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  3. It is gorgeous Lesley! I just want to wrap it around me - it looks so cozy. Love the appliqué - it was definitely worth your time to do it. The wind is howling here too - winter is coming too soon. Stay warm and enjoy your lovely quilt. ~Jeanne

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  4. You're sew welcome!! :o) Your quilt is MAGNIFICENT!!! I love everything about it and the quilting is perfect!! Well done! Now I am off to see Nancy Anne's Sew -Along!! Isn't it heartwarming to see 'old patterns' re-born!! Thanks again!
    Pxo

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  5. ooh, ahhhh. Love it! You are definitely ready for cold cuddle weather. This just landed on my to-do list.

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  6. That is just beautiful and looks so toasty and warm for the winter.

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  7. Perfect for cuddling and feeling cozy!

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  8. I just love it, Lesley! It's warm and cozy and so adorable!
    Cheers!

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  9. I love your quilt Lesley , it really looks so cosy , just what a person needs on a day like today with snow in the air :-)

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  10. I am in agreement with everyone else, Lealey. Your quilt is just beautiful. I hope to make a regular one someday. This one is just perfect!!

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  11. I started one, too, after P and others were showing their completed tops/quilts. I really do need to get busy and finish mine and I think they're so cute!!

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  12. It is beautiful! Love your sweet neighborhood! The applique is lovely on the borders. Hope it keeps you snug and cosy...hard to believe we are dragging out the shorts and tee shirts x

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  13. That is the perfect quilt to be photographed outside with leaves falling nearby. It is beautiful and inspires coziness.

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  14. It is gorgeous! I am working on mine as part of that quilt along. I am doing the appliqué borders with wool felt by hand, so it is taking a long time! Thank you for sharing.

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  15. I just love that quilt. It is just so "want to wrap up in it on a cold day with a cup of hot chocolate and a really good book"

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  16. Hi Again Cuddley! Thank You again for sharing your beautiful quilt and including a link to mine in your post. It was great to see yours quilted and bound. It reaffirmed that mine really wants a bias homespun binding as well! I loved making this quilt...especially the applique border. Every little stitch around all those stars, leaves and berries was truly quilt therapy! I hadn't considered an all over quilt design for mine, but all those little stars and loopty loops sure turned out cute!

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  17. You have done a brilliant job. Your quilt is wonderful.

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  18. Your quilt turned out fantastic. I love the look of homespun's.

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  19. Country Homecoming is delightful. The homespuns are perfect.
    This will be a lovely quilt to cuddle under on those cold nights.

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  20. I love reading your posts, Lesley. You are such an articulate writer and really put a personal spin on them. My goodness, this quilt looks warm and cozy in the pictures. I would love to curl up under it with a good book or some nice slow stitching while I watch a movie on a cold winter's day. Snow?? Ugh, not yet!! My sister in Central Maine was dumped on already....we can't be far behind! Have a great day!

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  21. How come I always like your quilt projects better than mine? LOL This one is so wonderful - the fabrics & the pattern are perfect together. I'm pretty sure I have that book - maybe I'll make one too someday! Congrats on a great finish!

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  22. My goodness Lesley - I could just cuddle up in that gorgeous quilt and never come out from under it! Your houses are so cozy and warm - homespuns can really add to the "homey" factor, can't they? Congrats on such a lovely finish!

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  23. I love your latest finish Lesley, it looks very cosy and snuggly. The applique border is a beautiful way to finish it.

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  24. Oh Lesley - this is so beautiful! I've looked and looked at quilts with houses and haven't been able to push myself enough to make one, but yours is exactly what I want in my house. And I'm sure I have enough homespuns and flannel to make it without buying a thing! blessings, marlene

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  25. It looks FABULOUS!! Love it, love it love it! Great job, Lesley! :)

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  26. Love your quilt, want to make one for me when I get finished making for my babies

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  27. Congrats on the finish. I love that quilt and it's even getting chilly in Texas.

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  28. Oh it is really wonderful and I'm sure you are going to enjoy it for many years.

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  29. I love house quilts. I have this book and have wanted to make the quilt for quite some time. Just never find time to actually start it.

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  30. I love houses and especially love everything about this quilt...your colors, border...love it!!!I"m going to have to check out that book! I'm totally in the mood to do something primitive!! Thanks for the info.

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  31. Definitely a cozy looking quilt that just begs to be cuddled in! Beautiful!

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