Home to Roost

Home to Roost quilt

About this Quilt

quilt-home-to-roost-flatSharpen your quilting skills with a variety of fun blocks and make this adorable row quilt.

Wendy designed her quilt using a collection of pretty coordinating prints. For each of blocks R–V, cut matching sets of 4 A’s and 1 D. For each block W, cut matching sets of 6 E’s, 2 F’s and 2 G’s. For each block X, cut matching sets of 4 I’s and 1 K.

For each block Y, cut matching sets of 3 M’s and 4 N’s from 1 fabric. From a different fabric cut a matched set of L, S and O.


I designed Home to Roost as a teaching project. I remember the reason I didn’t want to learn quilting initially was because my quilting teacher and friend used what I thought was a boring quilt to teach students. She kept encouraging me, though, to take up quilting.

I finally went to the library and checked out quilting books. I picked out a quilt I liked and asked if she would teach me to make the quilt in the book instead. To her credit, she did.

It was a pieced and appliqued quilt. I was in way over my head because I hadn’t even touched a sewing machine my entire life. But because I made something that looked pretty…as they say, the rest is history.

So, in my designing process, I am always conscious about designing quilts that are easy enough for a beginner to make, and yet the quilt will come out looking pretty and interesting.

Wendy Sheppard

Pattern Details

Made by: Wendy Sheppard (WendySheppard.net)
Machine Quilted by: Darlene Szabo
Skill Level: Easy
Finished Size: 65″ x 73″
Finished Blocks: 5″, 10″, 10″ x 20″
Fabrics: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from Daisy Chain by Annabel Wrigley for Windham Fabrics.

Get the Home to Roost pattern and More from Quiltmaker May/June 2018