Home Grown by Benartex

Contest is over and we have a winner!
Home Grown by Nancy Halvorsen are the featured fabrics at the Sew in Love with Fabric blog today. Nancy's fabrics and quilts have always appealed to me because I love happy, bright, cheerful patterns and colors and these did not disappoint. I asked for a bundle of fat quarters and a half yard of the main print.

Home Grown fabrics by Nancy Halvorsen
This collection centers around an awesome set of panels - one large and four smaller ones. I feel like I got lucky in that the four smaller panels finish to 10"!

Panels from the Home Grown collection

I took a few days to let these percolate in my head and they finally whispered: "We want  birdhouses to go with us. Can you make some birdhouses?" Of course! I have a set of upsized 10" paper pieced birdhouses that would go perfectly with these.

My 60s A-Frame:

60's A-Frame: 7-1/2" x 10"
Beginner's Birdhouse:
Beginner's Birdhouse: 6-1/2" x 10"
 Home Tweet Home:
Home Tweet Home: 7-1/2" x 10"
 Room for One Birdhouse:
Room for One Birdhouse: 6" x 10"
Here is my finished quilt, quilted and bound on June 13. I call it "The Birds and the Bees at Home."

The Birds and the Bees At Home: 40" x 48"
I used four of the ten upsized Birdhouse patterns in my pattern set. You can see them all at my Etsy shop.


Comments

  1. I liked Home Tweet Home the best....so cute.

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  2. room for one is my favorite bird house.

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  3. They are all very attractive but my favorite is “Beginning Birdhouse” Thanks Debby for the chance to win Nancy’s beautiful fabric collection and your fantastic creativity.

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  4. I love Home Tweet Home. I just love these fabrics! I bought Nancy's newest book a couple weeks ago and can hardly wait to get started.

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  5. I love the 60's A-frame, maybe because that is my era...hehehe.

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  6. Love the Home Tweet Home block best. Ndfromsd (at)gmail (dot)com

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  7. I also love the Home Tweet Home birdhouse best. I love Nancy's designs and fabrics!

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  8. 60's Birdhouse is my favorite. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  9. I like room for one. Kathryn dot Laposata at gmail.com

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  10. Home Tweet Home is my fav and I am off to buy that fabric you have in the center in the image and the one highlighted in Sew In Love's blog header. *heart*

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  11. I like Home Tweet Home the best too! Fun project you've got going. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  12. I'm in love with Home Tweet Home. The choice was hard, though. All the birdhouses are adorable! aevrard(at)rcn(dot)com

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  13. I like the beginners bird house, love that fabric

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  14. I love the Home Tweet Home the best!
    Sandy A
    scotty4me39 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  15. I always thought it would be cool to live in an A-Frame house, so that would be my favorite!

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  16. Debby, these cheerful birdhouses are a perfect match for the cheery fabric! Love this quilt.
    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  17. I cannot wait to win these!!! hahahaaaaa...
    (I have a US address)
    Julie.mirdoch@shaw.ca

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  18. I really like Home Tweet Home

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  19. They all are cute, but I really like Home Tweet Home. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  20. i like the a frame. So cute. Thanks for the chance to win. scanlon.deborah@gmail.com.

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  21. All your birdhouses look great! I think I like the 60's A-Frame the best.

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  22. Definitely the A-frame! What a fun combination of prints in this bundle. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  23. Oh the 60s A-frame one is the cutest! I was born in 1960, so it has that extra meaning for me too. And I do have a US address! :-)

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  24. Hi,I love the Home Tweet Home birdhouse best! Thanks for sharing on your blog+the giveaway!!!

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  25. I love the beginners bird house - it's great in that fabric.

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  26. Gorgeous fabrics! I am a fan of birdhouse blocks and yours are very cute. My favorite is the Home Tweet Home house. jklmengland at windstream dot net

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  27. Your Home Tweet Home birdhouse is my favorite but only just!! They are all so cute. Thanks for the ideas.

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  28. I like Home Tweet Home but they are all charming. I love the collection. So charming. Thanks.

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  29. . Myfavorite is Home Tweet Home.

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  30. I like your Home Tweet Home birdhouse

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  31. What an inspired idea to pair these fun fabrics with birdhouses! I like Home Tweet Home best. basaran.family (at) rogers (dot) com

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  32. I would make your quilt pattern above! It is simply lovely! dawnpsmith@yaho

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  33. These fabrics are just gorgeous! Thank you for the chance. I like "Home Tweet Home" the best.
    jrcarter727(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. Home Grown is a beautiful collection! What fun to create with it!
    Home Tweet Home is my favorite, but I love them all!
    duchick at gmail dot com

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  35. Love that new collection of fabric.. wonder if I can get my hands on it here in Australia... Your birdhouses are very cool and compliment the fabric well! xx

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  36. Home Tweet Home is adorable! My son made a bird house in his first year of construction in high school. It's still sitting unpainted on his dresser, maybe I can decoupage it with fabric.... Hmm...

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  37. Your bird houses are so cute! I think the 60's A-frame is my fave of the four shown here!

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  38. I like the third birdhouse. So cute.

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  39. I like the Room for One Birdhouse but they are all fun. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  40. Gosh they are all so adorable! But I think I like Home Tweet Home best.

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  41. I have always loved your bird houses and this pretty line makes them sparkle. Great colors and so refreshing to brighten up this nasty winter weather we all have been having.

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  42. Home Tweet Home is my favorite! Cute idea.

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  43. They are all so great! Home tweet home - so cute!

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  44. 60s A frame is my fav although I love them all. wonderlust57@hotmail.com

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  45. Very cool birdhouses and fabric. So neat. I like "Home Tweet Home" the best! Enjoy your day! :-) :-) angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  46. I like the 60's A frame because I love the colors! Coral and blue/greens are my faves. Shannon Brinkley has a color quiz on her website to help you find your favorite color palette. These fit mine.

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  47. I love all of the bird house, but the A frame is my favorite. Your quilt is so cute!

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  48. All the bird houses are so cute--but I love home tweet home the best!
    Beautiful quilt!

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  49. I really like Home Tweet Home. Your cute is darling.

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  50. I really like Home Tweet Home.
    karenadd@gmail.com

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  51. Hi Debby! What a cute idea. I love this with the panel blocks - just perfect. My favorite block is Home Tweet Home. I think my email is in my profile as I've heard from you before but just in case (rl2b at hotmail dot com). Thank you Debby! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  52. Home Tweet Home is very nice. The fabrics are my favorites as I like to use many colors and prints in my quilts.

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  53. Very tweet! I like the Home Tweet Home block. Birdhouses were a wonderful choice for this fabric. Thank you for the quilty inspiration today ... :) Pat

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  54. I like Home Tweet Home the best, although they are all cute.

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  55. The 60's A Frame is adorable - well really they're all cute, but the A-Frame is my favorite. These are wonderfully cheerful fabrics, and the gives a quilter several options.

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  56. I like the Beginners Birdhouse.
    Thanks
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  57. Kathy R.
    I like the Birdhouse "Home Tweet Home." Putting all together in a quilt would be nice. The panels are cute and I can see them in a Wedding Shower gift.
    Petuniakr@aol.com

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  58. Home Tweet Home is my favorite. They would all look fantastic together.

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  59. I like the 60s A-Frame the best!! So cute....they are all cute!! :) fncsteach@msn.com

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  60. Home Tweet Home is sooooo adorable but like the others as well

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  61. I love the 60's A Frame. Thanks for the giveaway. crazeematz@gmail.com

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  62. Love love the bird houses. I like anything with birds, trees, flowers.
    I would have to make all of them. Could not just stop at one.

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  63. I love the Home Tweet Home, and I love all of these fabrics and spring colors!

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  64. Home Tweet Home is my favorite. But all in all, I love the way your bird houses go so well with the panel of this line. marilynrobin@gmail.com

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  65. I love your 60's A frame birdhouse. Soooooo much fun!!!

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  66. I love them all but Home Tweet Home is my favorite.
    debbie(dot)erickson(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. If I must pick only one, then I choose Home Tweet Home.

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  68. I like beginners birdhouse. Als5743@aol.com

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  69. My favorite is the 60's A-frame because it has the most room for the birds. All the grand kids loved to hear "The Best Nest" read aloud. That fabric is so cute!! Thanks for the chance to win. jjaw@verizon.net

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  70. I like Home Tweet Home! This is a great fabric collection and I look forward to seeing all the posts in the blog hop. thanks for the giveaway opportunity. (P.S. I've been a fan of your designs from the Quilt Magazine days.)

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  71. My favorite is Home, Tweet, Home. But they're all cute. Those four birdhouses and strips make for a quick lap quilt with a couple of borders. Thanks for the chance.

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  72. I love birdhouses! My kitchen wall paper border has them on it. My favorite of the four is Home Tweet Home.

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  73. That turned out to be a really pretty quilt! I like the Beginner's Birdhouse the best, because I really like that floral fabric.

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  74. 60's A Frame is so cute
    Love the setting with them all together'
    Love the fabrics and would be thrilled to win
    gmwahl600@google.com

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  75. My aunt and uncle lived in an A-frame in the 60's and I loved it.

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  76. I love the 60's A frame: something about it is so fun!!! Love the birdhouses that you added to the panels!

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  77. Home tweet home looks like a bird house I made in wood shop... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  78. I love the retro A frame. Love that you let the panel speak to you. I believe that does happen.

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  79. I love birdhouses! The Homw, Tweet Home is my favorite of the ones you have posted here.

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  80. I like Home Tweet Home the best!!
    Susie

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  82. 60s A-Frame is my favorite birdhouse! They are all so cute!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  83. Love the 60's
    A-Frame birdhouse!
    Carla from Utah

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  85. I love the A-Frame (#1)...soooo cute!! Thank you for chance to win this great fabric bundle too! :) bearpaws9(at)copper(dot)net

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  86. I love the Home Tweet Home! So very cute! Scoobypebb at yahoo dot com!

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  87. I like the 60s A-frame best. Thanks for the chance to win. ssnsalo(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. I like the Beginner's Birdhouse the best.

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  89. I like the 60's A-frame the best. (susanprincess at att dot net)

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