Down the Rabbit Hole HQAL

It doesn’t seem three weeks since I last showed you my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt, the weeks seem to be flying by, well if I’m honest the whole year is flying by! Three weeks ago I was doing a mini happy dance having finished quilting the round flower border…Down the Rabbit Hole quilt

I’ve not managed a huge amount, but I have stitched for several evenings and I’ve actually finished another border, that sounds much more impressive than it actually is as it is the narrow 1″ green border!! I stitched in the ditch on either side of the green, mind you even that little bit is 200″ of quilting, it all adds up! I’ve taken the basting lines out of this area too which makes it look a bit more finished.Hand quilting Down the Rabbit Hole

I’ve just started the houses, at the moment I’ve just started quilting in the ditch around the first house, though it’s proving very hard due to multiple layers from foundation paper piecing so I might move out a bit round the roof. Sandra  from Quilting at the Cro’s Nest has finished quilting hers and she suggested quilting along one or two ‘logs’ of each house, maybe an occasional window, which I think is a great idea.DSC_0606 (1)

I’m wanting to get a reasonable amount quilting done in the next couple of weeks as I’ll be meeting Sarah Fielke, the designer, at a talk on 12th November. I’m planning to take my quilt along and ask her to sign a piece of fabric so I can embroider it and stitch it on the back. I’ve also succumbed to her next quilt-a-long…

A sketch of Sarah’s next BOM popped up in my e-mails today and I couldn’t resist! It’s a gorgeous design of houses and trees. It doesn’t look like there will be as much applique as there was on the Down the Rabbit hole quilt, which is good as I’ve already got two BOM’s going for the first six months of next year! I’ve already decided this one is going to be sent to a long arm quilter rather than being hand quilted, it’s a similar size to this one! Picture

Isn’t it gorgeous! It’s called Coming Home. If anyone is tempted I can highly recommend Sarah’s quilt-a-longs, she does video tutorials as well as written instructions, there’s a facebook page too for encouragement and support. She’s very much present during the BOM to help and answer questions. It only works out at about £5 a month too.

Hand Quilt Along Links

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.

KathyLoriMargaretKerryEmmaTracyDebConnieSusan,  NanetteSassy , EdithSharonKarrin, and Gretchen

I’ll also be linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, why not follow the link to see even more hand quilting and stitching.

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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25 Responses to Down the Rabbit Hole HQAL

  1. wybrow1966 says:

    Too many projects, too little time I am afraid! But I look forward to watching your progress with ‘coming home’.

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  2. katechiconi says:

    Multiple seams are hard work hand quilting; you could also consider creating a ‘door’ outline on each house as well as outlining the windows, and instead of stitching in the ditch, stitch 1/4 inch in from the seam, so that you’re mostly missing the multiple fabric layers but still outlining each house. I like the look of Coming Home, it seems just your cup of tea!

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  3. Karrin Hurd says:

    Great work! I would be tempted on the new BOM if I didn’t already have so many unfinished!

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  4. You are down the rabbit hole now!! I can’t imagine Hand quilting this large quilt. You go girl!! I’m excited to watch your progress. It is already a masterpiece ❤️❤️

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  5. Kim says:

    Your quilting is coming along wonderfully. Love the colours you have used in this quilt. Your next Sarah Feilke quilt is fabulous. How fun to meet Sarah in person, that will be quite an experience.

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  6. Gail says:

    I have been admiring your Down the Rabbit Hole and Sandra’s too and have decided to signup for Coming Home. I’m looking forward to learning from the online lessons and sewing along with everyone. Lovely quilting!


  7. claire93 says:

    you really are a glutton for punishment, signing yourself up for the next BOM ^^

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  8. Sandra Croley says:

    Thanks for the shout-out!! I, too, have signed up for the next one. For me, I think it’s the great sense of community involved in Sarah’s BOM’s. So many new virtual friends 🙂

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  9. Your making great progress! Meeting Sarah is the perfect motivation…plus being exciting too. Her designs are fabulous and so is your work! Sharon


  10. How pretty that quilt is. I can imagine how hard it is to stitch through so many layers!


  11. kathyreeves says:

    How exciting to get to meet the designer! I like your plan for the houses, I do think simple works quite well with this quilt, and the randomness will play well with those houses. You are progressing well!


  12. Edi says:

    That is going to be an amazing quilt !!


  13. Deb says:

    You are coming along nicely! I can see why the Coming Home design caught your attention, it is so you!


  14. KerryCan says:

    Sarah’s quilts have a “look,” don’t they? Your DTRH is coming along beautifully! And taking out the basting really does give it a finished look.


  15. Kay says:

    So many tempting projects but very worthwhile with the standard of work you are doing. How lucky you are to meet Sarah Fielke, she is one of my favourite quilters!

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