This quilt was a block of the month quilt from Joanns Fabrics called Countryside Cottage that I bought way back in 2004 and over time off and on I would piece the blocks together. I finally got the blocks all completed in 2008 and then they set in my sewing basket as I got off on another project.
This quilt that side tracked me I needed for our spare bedroom that I wanted in a western motif, the pattern was from Quilt World magazine I think. I had machine stitched and then hand quilted the entire queen size quilt which took about 2 years , since I get distracted.
Hey I am a Gemini and I am always working on 10 different things at once !! Last fall I finally decided to get the blocks sewn together and I have had the quilt layered and on the quilt frame since December. This one is also a queen size quilt that I am hand quilting. I like the hand quilting better for the quilts as they just seem softer to me when they are completed. The house quilt will be for my son and his wife. I know the quilt has a different name but I am calling it “Home Where The Heart Is’ as they are in the military and I want to quilt the addresses of all the places they have lived since they got married and being in the military. I almost have the center from top to bottom quilted and maybe with this blog I can keep focused enough to finished before another year goes by!!