Down the Rabbit Hole HQAL 4

It’s three weeks since I showed you the hand-stitching on my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt, I’m working on the deep applique rabbit borders and they do seem to be taking a long time! This is where I was three weeks ago…

Down the Rabbit Hole Quilt

Since then I’ve been stitching more stems and leaves on, these leaves seem to go on forever!! I haven’t got as much as I hoped stitched as I decided I really needed to concentrate on the quilt I’m making for a wedding which needs to be ready to gift by the end of February.

My plan is that once I’ve finished a side I will stitch it on to the main quilt and then do a final length of vine curling round to the leaping rabbit as my rabbit isn’t really jumping high enough to have flowers growing underneath it!

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I took it with me to my Embroiderers Guild meeting which meant I had a good few hours stitching it…but still a long way to go! I’ve finished the first length and I’m about half way through the second length of vine. Once this side is stitched I have to repeat it all over again for the final side!!DSC_0002 (3)

It’s getting increasingly difficult to photograph this quilt as it gets bigger and bigger. To give you an idea of size these applique sides are now about 84″ long, two widths of fabric! I’m going to have a big push to get these leaves finished over the next three weeks, so we’ll see how I do…

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, LoriKerry, Emma, Tracy, Deb, Connie, Deborah,  Susan, Jessisca,  SherryNanette, Sassy, Edith, Sharon and Bella.

Linking up with Kathy’s Quilts (a different Kathy!) for Slow Stitching Sunday too. Follow the link for even more hand-stitching to inspire you!

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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34 Responses to Down the Rabbit Hole HQAL 4

  1. I love your Rabbits and flowers!❤️. I am a bit behind you so you are inspiring me as I go:)😊

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  2. nanacathy2 says:

    Such a pretty quilt.

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  3. katechiconi says:

    The vines may be labour intensive, but they’re SO worth it, believe me! The overall effect is wonderful.

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  4. KerryCan says:

    I’ve never done applique–those borders would terrify me! They look great, though!

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  5. karenlogcabinquilter says:

    Soft pretty colors.

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  6. CathieJ says:

    This quilt is so pretty. I can’t believe that this is your first “proper applique”. Wow.

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  7. kathyreeves says:

    I’ve been watching you do this, and it has me convinced to start my borders now, since I can, on my Stars Over Baltimore. Those long sides are pretty intimidating at first!

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  8. kathyreeves says:

    I forgot, Margaret, are you turning as you go or pressing, then stitching? I think I see your tracing on some of the leaves, so I’m thinking that it pure needle turn, where you turn it on the line as you stitch it down?

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  9. Yes those borders are daunting. I know quilted who makes her borders first so she doesn’t have to face them later! LOL


  10. Sarah says:

    Lovely project, but I can appreciate how much work is going into it!

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  11. Gail says:

    Looks fantastic! I just love your quilt. I wish I could see it in person.

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  12. tialys says:

    This is a real labour of love but it’s so gorgeous it’s going to be worth it in the end.

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  13. farmquilter says:

    You are making great progress with this huge quilt!!! Heck, even one leaf is progress in the right direction, This is going to be a beautiful quilt!

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  14. Deb says:

    Hang in there ,you’re doing just fine.🙂 Every quilter that works on a masterpiece drags their feet at some point.Enjoy working on the other quilt you are doing.

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  15. I’ve been looking forward to seeing your progress on this. I can’t imagine how time consuming the vines and flowers and all those small beautiful details would be, but it is truly looking gorgeous so keep up the lovely work!

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  16. Melody A. says:

    It is just going to be gorgeous!! Lovely, lovely work!!! so carry on as you have time, some of the joy is definitely the process don’t you think? take care from Iowa

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  17. Faby Reilly says:

    I absolutely LOVE this quilt and your choice of colours !!!

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  18. Robin says:

    I sure wish I hadn’t missed out on the making of this quilt last year. It is a stunner!

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  19. I still want to get this pattern! Love it!

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  20. Kate says:

    It looks fantastic! I love the vines.


  21. Emma says:

    This is amazing! You’re almost there too, how exciting!


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