"Always Home" is a finished quilt!
I started this quilt with the hand embroidered strips in December 2012. The piecing of the houses was challenging since the pieces are 1" finished, but it was fun for me. The only change I made to the pattern was to make some of the windows light instead of all dark. It measures 18" x 44" so it hangs on the wall at the end of a hallway.
The hand quilting began in January 2014. The project then had a brief 'time out' while I was deciding how to quilt the background space, but I am happy with how the free hand designs turned out.
This quilt took about 2.5 years to complete. It travelled a lot while being quilted, as all my hand quilting projects do. It was at the beach, went camping, visited my cousin's farm, attended QuiltCam (which is on tonight BTW), saw two Masters golf tournaments (on TV), was one of my projects at Quilt Camp North last summer, and was shown on many Slow Sunday Stitching posts.
I am happy with this quilt, although the right hand border curves out half way down the quilt for some unknown reason. I'm saying it's part of it's plaid charm!
Woohoo for a finished quilt full of curves and charm!