Saturday 13 July 2019

HOYH: Part 7, the Homeward Bound Scene

It's another beautiful month as we create the houses behind the foliage in this scene called Homeward Bound. I set out with an idea in mind when starting on my applique pieces. I had thought that sophisticated grey houses would be stunning.

But like always (and you think I'd know this by now), the quilt decided otherwise. With quilts as epic as this one, the fabrics really do 'speak for themselves' and this combination of tones just came together easily and naturally, even if I did start with other ideas!
I just adore these charming little homes..
You can make yours as simple or fussy as you wish.
and don't forget the tones of your foliage. I've drawn in my berries and stems here, using permanent Indian Ink. I will go over these lines with hand embroidery when the scene is completed.
 And here's my full colour version. On this quilt top, I opted for red houses, because in my imagination, I love them!
Make your houses your own little homes

OK, time for me to get back to my applique prepping board.. 
 'Hold Onto Your Heart' is a paid BOM 
It's a breathtaking quilt full of meaningful symbols and beauty. The floral border is a triumph which offers an additional  pieced option - making it versatile for all skill levels. Perfect for lovers and enthusiasts of applique. 
You can start this BOM today! 
Be sure to visit my Online Quilt Group on Facebook where progress images are being shown all the time. It's a massive inspiration and I warn you, it's addictive!


  1. Anna Maria's fabrics make this top SPARKLE-it is gorgeous. You must be so proud of your creative ability~

  2. I love your houses. I will be busy for the next week but then I should have time to join in. Happy Stitching.

  3. Wonderful project.

  4. Oh, Esther; these are both magnificent! I am amazed how different the same design looks in different color ways. And I love how the scale of the foliage in the foreground creates depth and makes the houses seem tucked away, like a fond memory just out of reach.

  5. Ohhhh Esther your wee houses are so charming and adorable. Thanks so much for ALL the close ups it does make it much easier to follow how you make your impeccable applique. love both your quilts you keep surprising me with your fabrics and colours. Love the sky blue flowers beside the red houses?????


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