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…
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!
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!!
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, Lori, Kerry, Emma, Tracy, Deb, Connie, Deborah, Susan, Jessisca, Sherry, Nanette, 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!