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…
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.