Down the Rabbit Hole Hand Quilt-a-Long

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt – doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun!! I was actually on my jollies when the post came out, having made no progress at all in the previous three weeks when preparing for our trip! This is where I was…

These vines seem to have taken for ever, although to be fair I am making them a little longer by extending them around the corner to the running rabbit. However, this is the last side of the last side, if you follow me. This week I have made a concerted effort to finish this section of the applique. Yesterday afternoon this is where I was, reasonable progress but still a few leaves and vines to go…Down the Rabbit Hole

Last night after tea I decided to make a push for a mini finish, I stitched the vines, added some more leaves and stitched them all down.Down the Rabbit Hole

This border is now finished, apart from a bee which hasn’t quite decided where to buzz yet, and I am tempted to add a couple of small flower heads to fill gaps a bit. My next job however is to stitch it to the main quilt and then add the extra vines around the corners, I’ve left an unstitched bit so I can insert a branch into it neatly. This photo shows the other border and how I extended the vines.Down the Rabbit Hole

So hopefully in three weeks time I’ll have the border stitched onto the quilt and the extra vines added. You never know, I might even have added the final border!!

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.

KathyLoriMargaretKerryEmmaTracyDebConnieDeborah,  Susan, JessiscaSherryNanetteSassyEdithSharon and Bella

I’m also linking up with Kathy’s Quilts (a different Kathy!!) for Slow Stitching Sunday for a celebration of all things hand sewn.


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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35 Responses to Down the Rabbit Hole Hand Quilt-a-Long

  1. claire93 says:

    you are so close to having this finished and ready to quilt.

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  2. katechiconi says:

    Such a lot of work, but how much enjoyment you’ll get from it in days to come, when you look at it proudly and tell yourself “I did all that”. It’s looking great, and not too long to go now.

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  3. debrapugh says:

    This is such a beautiful project and you are making wonderful progress ! 🙂

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  4. Gail says:

    I love seeing your progress when you link up with Slow Sunday Stitching. I like how your vines go around the corner.

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  5. KerryCan says:

    I had a last-minute push, too, on my quilt, so I’d not have to embarrass myself today! Yours is looking great and getting close to being done!

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  6. Ivani says:

    This is a gorgeous quilt. Enjoy each stitch.
    Happy Slow Stitching!

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  7. Deb says:

    Great progress! Once I am done my hand quilting dresdens….. I need to pull out my appliqué quilt and figure out the appliqué border. Great tip on extending the vine.

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  8. kathyreeves says:

    It’s getting closer! I just started vines on my Baltimore quilt last night…they just never end, but perfect to work on with a movie or an audio book. You are getting so close Margaret, I’m getting excited to this completed flimsy!

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  9. Love the purple theme! You are progressing!

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  10. Your quilt is gorgeous and will be well worth the slow progress and wait to see it finished.

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  11. Sherrie says:

    Beautiful work. Love all the
    colors. Have a great day!

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  12. Crazyqstitcher says:

    Lovely idea to extend the vine around corners. It’s been a joy to see the quilt growing from the beginning.

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  13. dezertsuz says:

    Love your progress! This is such a beautiful, beautiful quilt. It’s one of my favorites for this pattern.

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  14. Absolutely amazing 🙂

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  15. anne54 says:

    This is such a beautiful quilt….and only a few more stitches to go!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Kay says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  17. farmquilter says:

    So cute!! You are doing an awesome job! That’s a lot of wee little stitches!!!


  18. Deb says:

    All the comments have said it all I will say ditto to all the above and do a happy 💃 for you!


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