Down the Rabbit Hole Quilt

I’ve just finished month two of the Down the Rabbit Hole BOM by Sarah Fielke, so to catch up I’ve two months work to do in two weeks! I’m making good progress though and I’m pleased how it is coming together. This was where I was at the end of month one (about two weeks ago!)…

There’s an awful lot of hand sewing to do at the moment as this part of the quilt is all applique. Fortunately it’s still at the portable stage, so I’ve been sewing on train journeys, hospital waiting rooms, break time at work…

The circles have come out pretty well for a first attempt, there’s a few flat bits and corners, but nothing I can’t live with. I do these Block of the Months to learn and improve, and hopefully that’s what will happen. Sarah is a great teacher, we get written instructions and a video demonstration and if we’re still stuck we can always put a post on her facebook page!

Around the centre circle is some homemade bias binding, I’m getting the hang of making it now. I love the hera marker for making the creases. We’ve to cut away the backing behind the flowers and the centre wheel. I made sure when I was stitching the inner circle of bias that I went through all the thicknesses, so I’ve two rows of stitching before I cut it, hopefully it will help to keep it stable.

Month three is all the leaves, about fifty of them!!! This time it’s proper needle-turn applique, I suppose by the time I get to number fifty I’ll hopefully have got the hang of it!

Month four is a gorgeous paper pieced border made up of rows of houses, I’m tempted to do some of these along side the leaves, just to give me a bit of a break from all the hand-sewing.

Anyway, before I get carried away thinking about the next two months installments, here’s my quilt at the end of month two. I love how the colour scheme is working out so far, it’s sort of gentle 🙂

I’m linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, why not follow the link and see what everyone else has been stitching.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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20 Responses to Down the Rabbit Hole Quilt

  1. katechiconi says:

    Does Sarah’s appliqué tutorial include the card template and tinfoil trick? I think that’s one of my favourite tips of hers, because it does mean a slightly smoother outline. I do love this project and the colour scheme you’re using, and I do have to admire your infinite patience!

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  2. tialys says:

    Fifty appliqué leaves – Eek!! You will be an expert by the end of it.

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  3. Sandra Croley says:

    I love your fabric choices, especially the background. I’m working on my Down the Rabbit Hole this morning, also, and will post on my blog after my morning coffee (I’m a couple of hours behind you here in Canada)!

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  4. CathieJ says:

    Fifty leaves?! You should definitely be an expert by the time you finish them. This is looking oh so pretty. Enjoy your stitching.

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  5. Kathi says:

    Lovely!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Kathi

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  6. Deb says:

    What a beautiful quilt you are making. This is just stunning.

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  7. Gail says:

    This is a beautiful project with many learning opportunities! I looked at the full pattern after seeing your post last week. How big is this block?

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  8. This is beautiful!

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  9. CurlsnSkirls says:

    I do sooo admire your patience. This will be fabulous!

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  10. It’s beautiful… I love it!
    I’m kind of wishing I had started this one…sounds like you are learning so much!

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  11. kathyreeves says:

    HAving the leaves portable will definitely make things move more quickly, but I’m with you, I would be rewarding myself with some of the other piecing to keep things moving!

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  12. gillyflower says:

    Lovely design and colours!

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  13. anne54 says:

    This is a work to be proud of! I love the colours, especially the subtle use of the greeny-gold.

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  14. tinaor says:

    That’s coming along so nicely!


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