Down the Rabbit Hole…The Final Frontier!!

I can’t quite believe I’ve stitched the last border of my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt, not that I’ve finished the penultimate border yet but at least it is all ready to stitch on when I finally finish those vines!

Sarah Fielke (the designer) assured us that it really wasn’t as difficult as it looked, and it wasn’t really, but I did have to concentrate, especially at each end…Down the Rabbit Hole

I started this border before my holiday, my original plan was for a totally scrappy border look, but you know how I struggle with totally random, so in the end I decided on green triangles inside (as it’s next to a purple border) and purple triangles on the outside. The squares were limited to fabric I had left so I was a bit limited in how I arranged them. I’ve tried to alternate them pale green and grey, but there’s a couple of places that I couldn’t. Apart from the dark purple corner squares I didn’t even look at the centre squares as it just got too complicated! Eventually I had a layout I was happy with.Down the Rabbit Hole

The basic block is the square with a triangle attached opposite ends, these are then stitched so they stagger, this did mean that there was actually only one seam to line up each time but I did still have to concentrate to make sure it was the right seam and the right way up! There’s a couple of places where the triangle isn’t quite long enough, I tried taking it apart and restitching with the same result, I think I might need to cut a bigger triangle and just take that one out.Down the Rabbit Hole

For some reason I found the corners very confusing, My initial plan was to try and match fabrics in the half sized triangles, I then got myself in a pickle and decided it was too difficult…but having stitched one end I sorted myself out and matched the next piece so at least the purple triangles match right round the corners. Matching the inner green was one step too far!!

I tried the first finished border against my quilt and it does seem like it will fit OK, I’ve just got to keep everything crossed that the other three also fit…and I’ve got to finish those vines!Down the Rabbit Hole


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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14 Responses to Down the Rabbit Hole…The Final Frontier!!

  1. katechiconi says:

    I can see why you could easily get in a muddle with all those squares and triangles to line up. I love the idea that you’re making use of every last scrap.

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  2. Ann Creek says:

    I am waiting to see the whole thing.

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  3. Melody A. says:

    it is going to BE SO BEAUTIFUL!!! such wonderful work!! I bought this pattern series but haven’t even started so have really looked forward to seeing how it has worked out for you!! and it is just amazing. Happy Sewing from Iowa


  4. I think this is my latest favourite colour combo, lilac and green šŸ™‚


  5. Very pretty! Congrats


  6. claire93 says:

    I’m with Avis, this has to be one of the favourite colour combinations and seems so fitting for the “Down the Rabbit Hole” theme . . . colours just conjure up images of heather, moss, and wind-swept downs.


  7. It is beautiful, love the colors, the applique, everything about it.


  8. kathyreeves says:

    This has been a lot of work, but your original vision has carried through so well, I think the final version will be even more lovely than your original hopes!


  9. KerryCan says:

    My mind is a little boggled, just reading your post! It does sound complicated!


  10. Way to go!! Iā€™m so jealous! I have had to put mine aside for a few weeks, but I will be going again in no time. Iā€™m glad you are leading the way so I can get some tips on the finish techniques! Yours looks fantastic:)ā¤ļøā¤ļø


  11. Crazyqstitcher says:

    Congratulations on the triangle arranging- they are lovely. Your patience will be rewarded. Lilac and green tones my favourite colours.


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