I love house quilt blocks, they’re pretty cute don’t you think?

I have made an animal house quilt before, here> Animal House Quilt, and really enjoyed making that one. 

Sweet Home Quilt Along

Pattern: Sweet Home Quilt

When the Sweet Home Quilt Along was announced a few months ago by Sharon and Maureen, I kind of wanted to jump in. 

I had previously joined their quilt along and would love to continue to support their work while making something cute. 

Previous quilt along by Sharon and Maureen that I have previously joined in:

It wasn’t planned and I was already in the midst or have just finished some of the other quilt-along; Kaleidoscope, Sewcialites, All The Trimmings and the 100days100 blocks.

Hence the late update here on the blog for this particular quilt.

Nonetheless, I just had to record this. Even though the quilt-along has just ended, I am still working on the quilt and nearing the finish line. 

Working from the fabric stash

With very little in the plan, I started off with the mix of Art Gallery Fabric I have in stash. Since both Maureen and Sharon are AGF designers, I thought it would be a great time for me to bust into my AGF stash anyway. 

Most of these are from Katerina Rocella’s line Floralish (out of print). I do love Katerina’s fabric line –> you can check out some of her latest collections here. 

If you love the look of the Quilt on the Pattern, you can also get similar look with the Kit for the Sweet Home Quilt here. 

I have talked about picking out fabrics and mix-matching before in this post here>. But here is another tip to mix and match easily : get fabrics from the same manufacturers. They usually have similar colours used in them, making them blends in seamlessly.

The piecing was easy once the fabric are all cut to size. It was all about chain piecing. 

I am loving the bright colours and the florals!

It is a very bright, fun cheery neighborhood for sure. I have a person in mind to gift this quilt to, and I am hoping to get it done soon and gift it out.

One of the weeks in the quilt-along we were piecing all the log cabin house.

And the following week, we were piecing bungalow house blocks.

Scrappy Background Fabric Quilt

As you can see, I used a scrappy background for the blocks. Just because I wanted to use the stash I have and I have always loved the look of a scrappy quilt.

You can read more about choosing quilt background fabrics in this post here> 

Scrappy sashing or not?

When I was done with the blocks, at first I thought it would be way too scrappy if I were to put the sashing on, hence I stalled a bit.

I even pieced it together without the sashing at first, but I had to rip it out as I did not really like where that was going. 


After stalling a while, I popped in the feed for the Sweet Home quilt-along over on Instagram and was scrolling to see if anyone else had finished a quilt top with scrappy background. And I found it!

Lorraine has done a great job with her cheery quilt, that I had to continue on with mine. 


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I love the scrappiness of that! 

It may be a little busy, but a fun busy neighborhood is awesome right?

So, I decided to stick with the original plan to make the scrappy sashing and scrappy cornerstones. 

Let it be wild and fun! 

Quilt Alongs Inspires You!

This is why I love quilt-along, seeing other quilter’s versions and getting inspired to go on is key to get to that finish line. 

I’ll be piecing the rows together sometimes this week and hopefully, I’ll be able to share a finish soon.

Till then, have fun quilting!

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