Introducing: The Home Street Quilt


Home Street Cover Quilt

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I’m so excited that the Home Street Quilt is finally out in the world! 

You can find the PDF pattern here and the paper pattern here!

The Home Street Quilt is a nod to how life has felt for me personally during the last two years. 

When you’ve barely left your house for almost two years, your home becomes a part of you in a whole new way. Transitioning from cancer recovery and bed rest straight into pandemic lockdown, I lost sight of the world outside my four walls.

My home took on a deeper role as my shell and my armour and in a lot of ways a cocoon I longed to emerge from.

Home Street attempts to capture the fragmenting of my surroundings through this time within a quilt. The house in the bottom row feels at home surrounded by familiar shapes and formations, but no other houses appear. Community is still there, but it’s not recognizable in the ways we expect and yet we’re surrounded all the same (hopefully by the warmth of a quilt).

Maybe the meaning behind this quilt will resonate with you. Or maybe you will find a totally different meaning when you look at the design. Either way, I hope it will strike a special chord within you as well!

Home Street PDF Pattern

Home Street Paper Pattern

The Home Street Quilt Pattern is appropriate for quilters of all skill levels and is a fast finish!

Five sizes are included:

  • Wall Hanging - 20” x 24” 
  • Baby - 40” x 48”
  • Throw - 60” x 72” 
  • Twin - 75” x 90” 
  • Bed - 102” x 102” 

And here are the fabric requirements!

 

Home Street Fabric Requirements

 

The first version of Home Street that I made is this throw-size in purples, oranges and peaches! I picked these colours because it was autumn at the time and I knew how gorgeous it would look with the changing leaves! 

Home Street Cover Quilt

Home Street Cover Quilt

I don’t quilt with these colours often, but I sure do love this combination! 

The Kona Cotton colours I used were: 

The backing is Moxie Floral in Neon Pink from the Primavera collection by Rifle Paper. I’ve had this fabric for a while and couldn’t find the perfect quilt for it...until this one! 

Home Street Cover Quilt

The binding is also Kona Cotton in Raisin. I used the same colour as the background fabric to create a more seamless look. 

I did 1-inch machine quilting and used Aurifil Light Blush (2420) on the top and of the quilt and 50 wt Aurifil Natural White 2021 (Canadians click here) on the back! 

Next up, I made another throw-size in all “classic” TBS greens...but with a twist! I’ve never used Green Tea in any of my green quilts before this one and I love how it turned out. 

Home Street Green Version

Home Street Green Version

Here are links to all of the colours I used:  

Home Street Green Version

The backing is Tiny Tiles in Dove from the Clover collection by Alexia Abegg. This fabric is from quite a few years back and might be hard to find in stock anywhere! 

I also used a striped Gingham Farm fabric by Riley Blake for the binding!  

I hand quilted this one using 28 wt Aurifil Thread in Muslin (2311). I love that this colour isn’t white-white and it’s quickly become my new favourite! I did ¼ inch quilting around each shape in order to emphasize the different formations in the design.

Home Street Green Version Erin Hand Quilting

Home Street Green Version Hand Quilting

I also made this cute baby quilt! I used: 

Home Street Blue and Peach

Home Street Blues and Peaches

Home Street Blues Peaches

Something I find really funny is how my green quilts have become the “classic” TBS quilts. When in fact, I use a combination of blues, peaches and purples just as often! 

I mix it up and do a little bit of a different combination each time I use these colours. For example, the Teal Blue is a new addition for Home Street’s colourway! 

Home Street Blues Peaches Fabric

Here are some more examples of me using similar colourways in past releases!

Blue Peach Landmark Quilt

Blue Peach Birch Point On Wall

Blue Peach Pine Falls

Blue Peach Churchill Quilt

Boreal Forest Blues and Peaches

Rockwood Blues and Peaches

West Hawk Blues and Peaches

Blue and Peach Riding Mountain

Blue and Peach Cross Lake

See what I mean? I use these colours a lot! 

Okay, back to Home Street. For the backing, I used Domestic Charm in Birch from the Homebody collection by Maureen Cracknell for Art Gallery Fabrics and a ⅛ black and white stripe by Riley Blake for the binding. 

I machine quilted this one using a staggered straight line, which ends up looking sort of like a pinstripe! I went out of my comfort zone a little bit and used 50 wt Aurifil 2692 Black (Canadians click here) on the top of the quilt! Then I used 50 wt Aurifil Light Sand 2000 (Canadians click here) for the back. 

Home Street Blue and Peach

Home Street Blues and Peaches

Then, I made ANOTHER throw using Christmas prints! With a December release date, I just couldn’t resist! 

All of the fabrics are from Rifle Paper’s Holiday Classics Collection!

Home Street Christmas Version

Home Street Christmas Version

Home Street Christmas Version

 I chose Poinsettia in Evergreen for the backing and Festive Strip Metallic for the binding, both from the same collection! I wanted to keep the background simple and beautiful, so I used Kona Snow.

Home Street Christmas Quilt

Home Street Christmas Quilt

I sent this one off to Ma Tante to be longarm quilted using the cozy Cable Knit Pantograph! 

Home Street Christmas Quilt

Home Street Christmas Quilt

Home Street Christmas Quilt

Last but not least, I made this fun wall hanging! The Kona colours I used are: 

Home Street Wall Hanging

Home Street Erin Holding Wall Hanging

I decided to experiment and push myself with the quilting design. Making a wall hanging was the perfect opportunity to try something new - it’s small and low commitment, but still such a great way to learn! 

Home Street Peach Wall Hanging

I tried the design called “Radiating Continuous" from Jacquie Gering’s book called “Walk” (Canadians click here) and used 50 wt Aurifil Natural White 2021 (Canadians click here).

Home Street Peach Walk Book

I felt VERY unsure about the quilting design about halfway through because it’s SO different than my normal straight lines - but I am very happy I continued because now I love it! 

Home Street Peach Walk Book 2

Fabric Bundles 

Woohoo! Once again, I have fabric bundles available! 

This time, I have a handful available for each of my Kona versions (throw size)! There are very limited quantities in the shop, so get your hands on them while you can!

HS Cover Quilt Fabric Bundle

Home Street Blues and Peaches Fabric Bundle

Home Street Greens Fabric Bundle

Home Street Fabric Bundle Peaches and Yellows

To celebrate the Home Street release, ALL PDF patterns, PAPER patterns, TBS DOWNLOADABLE PRINTSSTICKERS & THREAD GLOSS are 20% off!

Discount will be automatically applied at checkout. Sale runs now until December 4, 2021 at 11:59 CST. 

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing the pattern tester versions of the Home Street Quilt in another blog post! 

I also can’t tell you how much I love seeing everyone’s creative versions, so please make sure to use the hashtags #homestreetquilt and #blanketstatementpatterns

Ps. SURPRISE! I will be hosting the Home Street Quilt Along starting January 10th and you can sign up now! More details coming soon!

Have questions about this pattern or any other ones in the shop? Please reach out to hello@theblanketstatement.ca and we’ll help you out!