Thursday, January 25, 2018

Home Tweet Home Take Two

I've had some questions about how to make a larger version of Home Tweet Home, my latest Moda Bake Shop tutorial, using charm squares (5") rather than mini charm squares (2½").  If you're interested, here's some rough math to help you out.

For a 30½" square quilt made with a charm pack:

Birdhouse block size:  4¾" x 4¾" finished
Sashing strips:  1" x 4¾" finished (cut 1½" x 5¼")
Cornerstones:  1" x 1" finished (cut 1½" x 1½")
Inner border:  1" wide finished (cut 2 - 1½" x 22½" and 2 - 1½" x 24½")
HST border:  3" x 3" HSTs finished (make in the same manner described in the tutorial using 4" squares to start - you'll have to trim the charm squares first)
Outer border corner squares:  3" x 3" finished (cut 3½" x 3½")

I plugged this larger design into EQ7 and it's looks like you'd need roughly a yard of background fabric and ½ yard of fabric for the birdhouse roofs.

Here's a link to a foundation pattern that I drafted for the 4¾" birdhouse block.  And here, again, is the link to the original tutorial — the cutting measurements are different for the larger quilt, but the construction is the same.


I'd love to see what a bigger version of this quilt looks like and I may even try one myself!  One reader suggested appliquéing a black circle to the larger birdhouses rather than using buttons — great idea Cheryl!  Don't forget to tag me @JenDalyQuilts if you share your quilts on Instagram or Facebook!

Happy Quilting!

— Jen

6 comments:

  1. Just wonderful! Love your work, Jen!! Thanks so much!

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  2. Thank you for taking the time to post a larger birdhouse option. They are just adorable! Off to the stash try out a block.

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  3. Thank you Jen for doing all the math for us. I just have to make a larger quilt now! I might even applique some birds in a border along with the hole in the house! Maybe even a yo-yo for the opening! Love birds and applique and this is just begging for it. Thanks again! Cheryl

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    1. I love your idea, Cheryl! When I made the quilt, I was thinking of adding a wool applique bird, but thought the scale of the original was a bit small. It would definitely work with the bigger version. And I love your idea of using yo-yos for the opening!! I'd love to see a picture of your finished quilt!

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