Down the Rabbit Hole HQAL 2

I am writing this at 5am Saturday morning, so apologies if it turns into gobbledegook! We’re visiting family for the weekend, setting off first thing. As I couldn’t sleep I thought I may as well get up and start prepping my fabric to take away!

It’s three weeks since I showed you my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt which I’m now stitching as part of Kathy’s Hand Quilt-a-Long.

I’m a bit behind with my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt but I will hopefully catch up a bit over Christmas. Sarah Fielke, the designer, has just released the final border a couple of weeks early, so I can now just crack on and finish it, though that’s a big ‘just’!!

We’re stitching the rabbit borders over three months, three weeks ago this is where I was…

 one rabbit border side stitched.

I’m now working on the second border which is identical to this one, so I won’t show you a second photo, but I’ve stitched the flower and one rabbit. I’m hoping to get the second rabbit at least stitched this weekend whilst we’re away.

I’ve also started cutting out the other two sides of this border which has sitting rabbits, that’s what I’ve been doing this morning. There’s a big heart on a circle in the centre instead of the flower, I decided to make the circle pale like the moon, so my rabbits can be gazing at the moon!

I’m just waiting for the household to wake up a bit before I stitch the centre seam of the border on my sewing machine so I can then glue-baste everything in place…I suppose I’d better pack then!

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, Lori, Kerry, Emma, Tracy, Deb, Connie, Deborah,  Susan , Jessisca  ,  SherryNanette, Sassy and Edith

I’ll be linking up with Kathy’s Quilts too (different Kathy!) for Slow Stitching Sunday too, lots of links to inspire you to hand-stitch!

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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16 Responses to Down the Rabbit Hole HQAL 2

  1. Kate says:

    Has it been three weeks already? It looks beautiful! I love how the versions I’ve seen of this pattern are so different, but all gorgeous!

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  2. What beautiful Rabbits! I can’t decide between the two border options…….decisions decisions:)❤️

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  3. katechiconi says:

    Adora-bunnies! I had a morning a bit like yours: couldn’t sleep after seeing the Husband off to work at 3am, so I cut several hundred 2.5″ squares for my Bonnard quilt! Amazing how much you can get done when it’s dark outside and the house is quiet 🙂

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  4. Such great projects, those rabbits and houses are both wonderful.

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  5. kathyreeves says:

    Ooh! The standing rabbits will be just adorable! You’ll get all that appliquéd over the holidays no doubt. Something about family and friends and stitching, it just goes together perfectly!

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  6. Deb says:

    For working on this during a very busy time,I think you doing great! The bunny looking at the moon is cute!

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  7. KerryCan says:

    Doing this HQAL during the holiday season, with all the other demands, is hard–you’re making great progress!

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  8. Susan says:

    Beautiful progress. I love that you were working on this instead of packing. =) Love the moon idea, too.


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