Although the title of this blog is week #3, I am several weeks behind schedule (not new). But I’m slowly making progress, and behold! there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, friends!
The next step of the Sweet Home Quilt are sewing ten bungalow blocks.
I really enjoyed sewing these bungalows. I was surprised how fast the sewing process went after I finished cutting out all of the fabric. I think I liked putting these together more than the log cabins! Even though the chimney on the log cabins is adorable, I liked not having to deal with them again in the bungalows.
Early on in the quilt-a-long, I saw a post from someone (I wish I could find it again to give them credit, so if you’re reading this I’m sorry!) and they said that after reading the pattern, they sewed all the bungalows together first and then used the triangle scraps for the center pieces of the log cabin. I didn’t put much thought into it, but after seeing all of my triangle scraps from the bungalows I now understand what she was talking about. But I am not concerned about having so many scraps, I’ve been saving all of the smaller scraps to use as stuffing for my daughter’s future bean bag. But for the larger triangles I’ll just have to find a fun HST pattern to make in the future. 🙂
In my honest opinion, my fabric choices are bothering me a little bit. The QAL started the day I saw the post and decided to join, but the problem was payday wasn’t for another week and a half so I was already going to be behind. And just by knowing that, I stressed myself out and I think I over-thought trying to curate my own fabric at the store that I chose patterns that I would never usually choose.
So although I love all the colors, there’s some weirdness in the pattern choices. I have floral, polka dots, word text, checkers, and other patterns I don’t even know the name of. And if you know me in person, you’ll know that I’m a floral-lover. Even my children are named after flowers! So weeks into this while I’m starting to piece together all of the log cabins and bungalows I keep thinking to myself… “this just doesn’t feel like me.”
But that’s all a part of the process, friends.
I don’t think that’s going to make me love this quilt any less. And I still think it’s going to look fabulous hung on our wall and I’ll be very proud to see it everyday. But I have learned a lot from this project and what I can personally improve on in future creations.
I’m just thankful for the experience. <3
Next week, I’ll start on all of the connective tissue and things will really start coming together! I’m so excited!
Have a great week, friends!
If you’re interested in learning more about the Sweet Home Quilt, download the pattern by Sharon Holland Designs here.