Homecoming Quilt- my Kona versions

My Homecoming quilt pattern has been out in the world for a little over two months now! We are actually a few weeks into the Homecoming Quilt Along, which has been really fun. I had planned on blogging about these quilts sooner, but time got away from me and I never got around to it. But alas, I've finally taken the time to sit down and write out everything, so here it is!

If you missed my original Homecoming Blog post, be sure to check that out.  You can also see all of the lovely tester quilts from my pattern testers in this blog post.

.

.

First up, lets talk about my two-color Homecoming quilt. This was actually my very first version of this design. One of the reasons why I love two color quilts is that the eye tends to focus more on the shapes and design of the quilt....which was my goal. Initially, I designed this quilt simply as a housewarming/ "homecoming" gift for us for when we moved back home. About a year ago, our water heater (which was in our attic) busted while we were away in Alaska celebrating our 5 year anniversary. More than half of our house and belongings were ruined, so we had to live in temporary housing for about 4ish months. It was a crazy time! One that you don't really prepare for. We grew a lot through it. When it was getting close to time for us to move back home, I was overtaken with excitement! I was so "creatively dry" during those 4 months, but when I knew that things would be getting back to normal, inspiration struck, and this design was born.

We would frequently go over to the house as the workers were making progress on reconstructing everything. I think in some ways going back "home" every few days was nice because it reminded us that it was still there....but it also made the process seem to drag on foreverrrrrr. Once I made this quilt top, I brought it over to the house, taped it to the wall, and snapped this photo. The house was completely bare and empty, but temporarily hanging this on the wall made me so happy.

.

 

.

The size of this quilt is a little small. I actually ended up changing the measurements for the pattern so this size is in between a baby and a throw size....more like a crib size maybe?

.

.

.

.

.

.

I sent it to Walker Quilt Co. for quilting and she stitched a pantograph by Quilting It, called Woven. I loved how the lines added an extra dimension to the quilt. For the backing, I just used a mint green fabric that I had on hand and for the binding, I used the Kona Color of the Year, Enchanted. I was a little skeptical that Enchanted was the right decision, but once I finished it up, I liked how it played with the Gotham Grey. 

.

.

.

.

.

Details

  • Front: Robert Kaufman Kona White and Gotham Grey
  • Backing: Reflection Triangular by Maureen Cracknell for Art Gallery Fabrics
  • Binding: Kona Enchanted
  • Quilting: Walker Quilt Co.
  • Pantograph: Woven, designed and sold by Quilting It

.

.

After I shared this quilt, the response to this design was overwhelming and sweet. I had lots of question about a pattern, but honestly I couldn't bring myself to at that time. The quilt was still such a personal milestone for me and the process, it felt weird sharing it with people. Flash forward about 6 months and I decided to revisit Homecoming. I had a few different ideas about how to add colors and scale the size. One of the versions that I made was my Valentine's Homecoming quilt. 

.

Inspired by Valentines day colors, I wanted to make a quilt using different shades of pink. Instead of using a typical neutral background, I wanted to play around with using something bright and fun as the background. I went with Kona Yarrow, just to give it a fun pop! And boy, did it deliver!

.

.

.

So my Colors 1-4 are Watermelon, Melon, Primrose and Shell. Again, the Background is Kona Yarrow. One of my pattern testers, Sarah of Stitch Mode Quilts started offering long arm services and I was really excited to have her quilt for me! We decided to go with a quilting design that had some curve, which would play off of all the strain lines and angles in the quilt. She did such a beautiful job with it! She also quilted one of my Art Gallery Homecomings, which you can find here

.

.

.

.

.

For my binding, I used a black and white stripe that I've had in my stash for a while. I've scoured the Internet and I can't seem to find the exact match! I did find something similar, however, at Simply Mackbeth. She does pre-made bindings and had a few stripes that are really pretty! The backing is just one of the pinks...nothing fancy. :)

.

.

Details

  • Colors 1-4 are Watermelon, Melon, Primrose and Shell. The Background is Yarrow.
  • Backing: Melon
  • Binding: Random stripe fabric from my stash.
  • Quilting: Stitch Mode Quilts
  • Pantograph: Peacock Feathers, designed and sold by Karlee Porter

.

Which is your favorite? The two color version or multi-color version? Let me know in the comments below!

Want to make a Homecoming quilt of your own? You can find the paper pattern here and the digital pattern here. If you share your quilt to social media, be sure to tag me so that I can see! .

.

 

Happy quilting!

Brittany

 

0 Comments