I’m excited to share a finished quilt with you today. I must admit, this is probably one of my favorite quilts I’ve made so far.
I adore the colors in this quilt—the house quilt blocks, the scrappy low-volume background, and, to top it all off, I was thrilled with the swirl design I chose for the quilting.
Free Motion Quilting Swirls of Air & Scalloped Rooftop
Quilting this didn’t take long since the houses weren’t densely quilted. I opted for a custom design: simple freehand straight-line quilting for the houses and a scalloped rooftop.
As I was halfway through quilting this, the crisis in the Middle East began. The distressing news made free-motion quilting incredibly therapeutic. Although I finished the quilting, the escalating violence in P4lestin3 made it difficult for me to bring myself to bind the quilt for weeks. That’s unusual for me—I’m usually quick to bind after quilting. But I managed to complete it just in time for a celebration with my mother-in-law, as I had promised to gift it to her.
Every time I look at the beautiful homes in this quilt, I silently hope that in the afterlife, God will grant more beautiful homes to those who have lost theirs in this world due to war crimes. Every innocent person deserves to live in a safe home without the fear of bombs paid for by another country’s citizens’ taxes.
I know this might veer off track, but I can’t unsee what I’ve witnessed. As the killings persist, I’ll keep raising awareness about this issue. Please don’t solely rely on TV news and mainstream media—they often propagate only a part of the truth. Choose your sources wisely, be compassionate, and keep praying for guidance.
Picking Quilt Binding Fabric
Returning to the quilt story, I sought opinions on my Instagram about which binding fabric to choose among these three options.
The stripes and red dots were the clear winners. I ultimately decided on the red dots as they lend a calming effect to the quilt. I love how it allows the neighborhood to feel free and open.
It’s sentimental to what’s happening now. I don’t wish for anyone, regardless of their beliefs—Jewish, Muslim, Atheist, Christian, or others—to live in an open prison, let alone be killed for their faith.
Nevertheless, I believe both binding choices would have been great. I would love either one and I also noticed that the striped binding had the same colors of the P4lestin3’s flag which would have been great to tie up with the history that we are seeing.
Gifting the Quilt
I gifted the quilt during a short vacation with my in-laws. I hope she loves it and to be honest, this house quilt began with her in mind. I know with what she’s gone through taking care of my late father-in-law in a coma for almost 10 years, she deserves all the beautiful homes in the hereafter life too!
I’m sure I’ll make another house quilt in the future—they’re so enjoyable to create!
I made sure to put one of the quilt labels I had made from the Quilt Label Wizard on the back of the quilt before quilting it too. The quilt finishes at 65″ x 70″.
Well, that concludes the story of this quilt. If you’re interested in making one too, you can find the pattern HERE> Sweet Home Quilt and find more inspiration for the same quilt HERE> feed for the Sweet Home quilt-along
If you love the scrappy low volume fabrics, you can find lots of Low Volume Fabrics bundles HERE>
Previous quilt along by Sharon and Maureen that I have previously joined in: