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Home Sweet Home Quilt Along

Home Sweet Home Quilt Along

In the first quarter of 2012 I hosted the ‘Home Sweet Home’ Quilt Along on my blog.  It’s not too late for you to make your very own House and Tree Quilt – just follow the links to the tutorials and have FUN!
Home Sweet Home Quilt Along - 16 blocks PLUS 4 Bonus Blocks - I'm in LOVE!

Here are all of the blocks for the Home Sweet Home Quilt Along!  Just click on the Block and you’ll be linked to its tutorial.


Block 1 – My Home by Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams

Block 2 - Lapacek’s Orchard by Diane Lapacek of Lapacek’s Orchard

Block 3 – House on the Bay from Pamela Quilts

Block 4 – My Tilted House from Quilts by Barb

Block 5 – Two Trees from Terry Aske Art Quilts

Block 6 – Tree of Life from Quilties

Block 7 – Under the Moreton Bay Fig from QuiltJane

Block 8 – A Wonky Modern Hosuse by Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams

Block 9 - Scrappy Trees from Sew BitterSweet Design

Block 10 – A Home for the Birds from the Quilting Gallery

Block 11 – The Happy Tree from Prairie Moon Quilts

Block 12 – little house from Olive and Ollie

Block 13 – three trees from Around the Quilt Block

Block 14 - Under the Apple Tree from Lilac Lane

Block 15 – A Home For Hoot from Samelia’s Mum

Block 16 – Branch Sweet Branch from Sally’s Angelworks

BONUS Block – accuquilt home

BONUS Block – Marcia’s Crazee Patch House

BONUS Block – Rippling Pond

BONUS Block – Acid Cottage from Love Affair with my Brother

Home Sweet Home Template Correct

Template for how I pieced my Home Sweet Home Top for the Home Sweet Home Quilt Along.

Bonus Sashing Tutorials 

  1. Four Rectangles 
  2. Scrappy Strips 
  3. Stepping Strips 
  4. Four Squares 
  5. Trees in Blossom
  6. Window Trees
  7. Mosaic Tree
  8. Truffula Tree
  9. Spinning Tree
  10. Hexagon Forest
  11. Diamonds in the Rough
  12. Shoo Fly Sashing
  13. Geese a Flying
  14. Tall True North Tree
  15. Tall Trees
  16. Wild Trees
  17. Eight Rectangles or Bricks
  18. Branches Wild
  19. Birds in the Bushes
  20. String a Flower Garden
  21. Steps
  22. Let’s Strip
  23. Simple Strings
  24. Tri-Recs Trees
  25. Hexagon Trees
  26. Strips and Mosaics
  27. Stacked Modern Pine
  28. Suburbs
  29. Tetris
  30. Spinning Pinwheels
  31. Happy Neighborhood
  32. Nine Patch Centered in Red
  33. Drunken Geese
  34. True North Mini Tree
  35. Chevron
  36. Tri Strips
  37. Rectangles
  38. Zig Zag Pathways
  39. Checkered
  40. Window Panes
  41. Bird House
  42. Split Hexie Tree
  43. Tall Pinwheel Tree
  44. True North Tree
  45. Zig Zag Sashing
  46. Rail Fence
  47. 36 Patch
  48. Two Rectangles
  49. Stepping Strips 2

Cornerstone Ideas

Fat Quarter Shop Fabric Finds

Hawthorne Threads Fabric Finds

Flickr Group


Home Sweet Home Quilt - Finished

My FINISHED Home Sweet Home Quilt, Free Motion Quilted by Marcia’s Crafty Sewing and Quilting



Anyone that brings a completed ‘Home Sweet Home’ Quilt to Show and Tell at the 2012 Quilt Retreat Getaway Weekend hosted by QuiltsbyBarb will receive a $10 gift certificate to the quilt shop at the retreat in honor of the 10th anniversary.

Additional qualifications for the above prize:  The Home Sweet Home Quilt must include on the front at least 12 of the 16 blocks from the Quilt Along.  It must also include at least one of the blocks designed by Kim Lapacek, Diane Lapacek, and Barb Raisbeck.

Thank you so much to Barb Raisbeck of Quilts by Barb for giving both of the finished quilt makers a $35 gift certificate to the retreat quilt shop! That was very generous of you and I’m sure the ladies loved it!  It was great seeing the finished quilts too!

Blogger’s Quilt Festival–Spring 2013

Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Featured, home sweet home, quilt, quilt gallery | 10 comments

Happy May 17th everyone!  Today is the start of one of my favorite two times of the year – the Spring Edition of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival over at AmysCreativeSide! If you’ve never been at my blog before – Welcome!  and for those who have – Welcome Back! The first Quilt I would like to enter into the Blogger’s Quilt Festival is my ‘Home Sweet Home’ Quilt Along Quilt in the ‘Group or Bee Quilts’ Category. This quilt was created with 20 different blocks (17 designers) and 49 different sashings created as a result of...

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Home Sweet Home Sashing Tutorial Rail Fence (46)

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in home sweet home, how to, sashing | 0 comments

Seriously- there is only two Home Sweet Home Sashing tutorials left!  And this post is one of them!  I can’t believe the end is in sight! Materials: Fabric 1 (Pink w/ apples) : 14.5” x 1.5” strip Fabric 2 (Green): 14.5” x 1.5” strip Fabric 3 (Checkered Pink) 14.5” x 1.5” Directions: Sew Fabrics 1 and 3 to either side of Fabric 2.  Iron towards Fabric 2.  Cut four 3.5” squares out of the 14.5” x 3.5” strip you just created. Arrange the four squares in the same manner as you can I did in the sashing just below Block 14,...

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Home Sweet Home Sashing Tutorial 8 Rectangles (17)

Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in home sweet home, how to, sashing | 0 comments

I have decided to just ‘rip the band aid off’ so to speak and finish up the last three of the Home Sweet Home Quilt Along Sashing Tutorials.  Next up – another easy one: 17. 8 Rectangles One of the bad things about procrastinating so long on some of these tutorials is that I’m having a hard time finding the pictures I took during the progress or I’m realizing that I didn’t take pictures.  Since this tutorial is really, really simple I’m just going to go without good step by step pictures.  The sashing ‘8 rectangles’ can...

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Home Sweet Home – Tri Strips Sashing (36)

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in home sweet home, how to, sashing, tutorial, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Okay – this next sashing tutorial for Home Sweet Home Quilt Along is so simple I figured I’d share it with you right away. 36. Tri Strips Sashing Fabric Requirment Fabric 1-  strip 1.5” x 12.5” Fabric 2 – strip 1.5” x 12.5” Fabric 3 – strip 1.5” x 12.5” Instructions: Sew Fabric 2 to Fabric 1 along the 12.5” side. Iron towards the darker fabric. Sew Fabric 3 to Fabric 2 along the 12.5” side.  Iron towards the darker fabric. And that’s it!  You have a simple but different 3.5” x 12.5” sashing! The Tri Strips...

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Home Sweet Home – Nine Patch Centered In Red Sashing (32) Tutorial

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Featured, home sweet home, how to, sashing, tutorial | 0 comments

I can’t believe that the end is in sight for the 49 different Home Sweet Home QuiltSashings!  I knew it was going to be an undertaking just making 49 different sashings but I have to say – posting the tutorials has been way more work than I thought it would be.  I apologize that it’s taken me so long to finish the job.   Alright – here goes the next one: Sashing 32.  Nine Patch Centered in Red We’re going to make 2 sets 2 of nine patches for this sashing.  It’s important that your Fabric 1 and Fabric 2’s are opposite of...

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