Welcome to my house…

Hey, and welcome to my house, today is my day to reveal my house quilt for the ‘welcome to my house’ blog hop hosted by Carol @justletmequilt


I just had to join in as soon as heard about it, there is something quite sweet about a quilted home… I would say ive finally found my ‘home’, after moving 18 times with my husband in 21 years, some of those moves were here in the uk, 7 of them were in Australia, and then a few more since arriving back in the uk…


Home is where i am now, a 100 year old Toll Cottage, situated in the country in the South east of England, with my four kids, 2 dogs, 4 cats and hubby πŸ™‚

I really love all things rustic/shabby chic or as my hubby calls it shabby shit! but i love it never-the-less, so i wanted my quilt to reflect this…


I started by looking through my stash, to find suitable pieces, i love the natural linen from Higgs&Higgs – even though it has a tendency to crinkle, as linen does… and i was so pleased to find some natural Jute to frame the quilt, and a cute button


The fabrics were a combination :

The flowers are from the Cottage garden range designed by Debbie Shore from Craft Cotton Β and ‘Tilda Bumblebee Fabric’ from Tilda

The door and stepping stones are from ‘wild things’ collection by Island Batik

The Fairies and lettering are ‘prairie fairies night’ and ‘sprinkled petals moon’ from Art Gallery Fabric

The wadding and Bondaweb are both by VliselineΒ  and the threads are by Gutermann



AND the reason i mention all this…Β  because its

Giveaway Time!!

Im going to give away the pattern for this quilt, plus a kit that contains EVERYTHING you need to make your very own ‘home sweet home’ quilt. Yep, thats every piece of fabric, the button, the jute, the threads, the wadding, Bondaweb, binding and backing fabric!! This could make a fab Christmas present or simple a gift from me to you to keep.



To enter, simple:

1: Follow my blog, Facebook or Instagram page, or ALL three for a bonus entry

2: Tag your friends

3: Leave me a comment


Thanks for reading, be sure to head over to see all the other bloggers involved in this blog hop on the list below…

September 10
September 11Β 
September 12 – TODAY
September 13
September 14

Check out my Instagram and Facebook page @creativeblonde66

Happy sewing, until next time…


x creativeblonde x


64 thoughts on “Welcome to my house…

  1. When I emigrated to the UK from the US to marry my English hubby I said (teasingly), “But don’t all English people live in rose covered cottages?” and he said “Surprise! Basement flat!” Of course I knew it was a basement flat before I got there, but that’s been one of our in-jokes since then. We’ve moved since then to a much nicer bungalow, but no roses – that would require gardening, which is so not our thing. But I think a ‘Home’ wallhanging with roses would be delightful! I follow you on The Old Reader, Instagram, and Facebook.

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  2. That’s a lot of moves for a marriage! Gheez. I love that there is an animal for each person – that must be fun – although I am sure there is one primary caretaker for all of them πŸ˜‰. Please exclude from the giveaway, just wanted to say how much I loved your house and most especially animal skins as stones!

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  3. Hi Michelle! I love this little cottage. I am wondering what cute fabric you used on the roof? I just adore the whole thing – those stepping stones with the grass growing next to them. Too darn cute! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. Oh my gosh, I feel exhausted just thinking of moving that many times. It looks like your little cottage is a perfect place to stay a while because it is very cute. I love that cottage! Thank you so much for joining in the hop and sharing your sweet house.

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  5. What a beautiful β€œhouse” project. I, too, love house blocks. Thanks for the opportunity to win your generous giveaway. I’d love to hav the pattern and all the extras are β€œicing on the cake.” I now follow you on facebook and am a blog follower as well.

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  6. Hola guapa;me encanta tu trabajo y toda tu generosidad por compartir parte de tu telas;que ganas de poder ser la afortunada de esas lindas telitas;te acabo de encontrar y de ahora en adelante te seguire a donde quiera que vayas;un gran saludo para tΓ­ y tu hermosa familia.PD.Viva la familia
    Saludos desde la CD.DE MEXICO!!!😍😍😘😘

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  7. So many moves! May you long be happy settled into your new home. This is an adorable little house quilt. Thank you sew much for the chance to win. I would love to make this … ❀ Pat

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  8. All I can say is that you must be a military family. You sound like several friends and my son. Do you know that a number of Americans including me would love to live(at least for a little while) in a small English cottage preferably with a thatched roof somewhere along a train line to London. I read a lot of British books, watch too many TV show on PBS+BBC-America(but that has changed to inner city violence). The BIGGEST item are the 2 major fabric lines that are so hard +expensive to get here, Tilda & Highs+Craft cotton(not sure CC is to talk about). Our real dream here besides Tilde& the big one in London, (AAHHH, I can’t remember the name now that I need it). I have been to the huge London store and it was expensive. I still got some. Anyway I am so excited that if you ship to the US, I will send you back a pkg of your favorites. This shouldn’t reflect on who wins….just an offer we can do anytime. Thanks for sharing your troll home with fairies in the garden.

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  9. I cannot imagine that many moves. I have been in this home for 39 years and have no plans to move until I have to move because I can no longer live by myself. When I married my first husband he was a mover. We moved 5 times in the first probably 7 years of marriage, I said enough was enough. We bought a house when I was pregnant with our first child and moved. Then we bought a house and moved two weeks before our second child was born. That was the end of moves for me. What an adorable cottage! You are very generous to give away an entire kit for the cottage kit. I think many outside of England do have a misconception that England is full of quaint cottages. Of course, there are some. I loved England when I visited there for a week. My paternal grandfather was born and raised there until 18 when he came to the States by himself. Thanks for participating in the hop and being very generous.

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  10. Such a lovely cottage! Your details in the surrounding area are also wonderful, but it’s the house itself and the touches on it that I truly love. I follow you via bloglovin

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  11. Simply fabulous! I missed the giveaway, but I’ve been on vacation and not even reading IG, where I do follow you (gingerkwilt). This is a great piece, and I loved learning more about you and your home in England.

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