Just a little bit further…

I’m just a little bit further down the Rabbit Hole. I’ve not done a lot but I thought I can’t have three HQAL’s on the trot with nothing to show!

Last time I showed you my DTRH quilt I’d just started quilting the houses…

Well I’m still quilting the houses but I’m about three quarters round. My quilting here isn’t the neatest as I’m finding all the layers involved with foundation paper piecing a bit tricky to get through. I’m stitching a quarter inch out from the roofs and also a zig-zag sort of line through the row of houses, going up and down round some of the windows. It doesn’t look much but even this border is nearly a metre square. I’m thinking of stitching rays of sunshine from the sunflower and then this border will be finished.

At the moment I’m concentrating on my Tall Year Square Etui when I have hand-stitching time, once it is finished I will concentrate on my quilt and hopefully make quicker progress!

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,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrin, and Gretchen

I’m linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, follow the link for even more hand-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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24 Responses to Just a little bit further…

  1. claire93 says:

    the job of hand-quilting is a labour of love, but it’s going to be gorgeous when finished.

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  2. I love your quilt and followed your progress since the beginning. Can I ask, do you mark your quilt top before you start quilting? I have nearly finished hand quilting a large appliqued quilt which I did mark (and found it a real pain!) and have another waiting. I was taught to mark first but it seems that a lot of people that I follow don’t , and their quilting is beautiful, as yours is.

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    • craftycreeky says:

      Thanks Carole, I’m pretty new to hand quilting, I’ve not marked this one so far, though I have used quarter inch masking tape in places. I’ve mainly quilted round stuff so far so I haven’t felt the need for it. If I do a quilting pattern that doesn’t follow the design I think I will mark it.


  3. Thanks Margaret, I will try the masking tape.

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  4. Gretchen says:

    Your quilt is beautiful! It is hard to quilt through multiple layers when a blocks is foundation paper pieced but it is so worth the effort. There is a quiet dignity to hand quilted projects which machine quilting just doesn’t match.

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  5. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    This is a lot of hand quilting. I think you are doing a good job. Getting anything accomplished through out the holidays is a minor miracle to me. Carry on…

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  6. Woo hoo!! Your hand quilting is going to really make this quilt AMAZING!! Not much longer now:)!

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  7. DTRH is so beautiful. Keep the momentum going, your doing awesome! ~ A very Happy Healthy New Year to you – Sharon

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  8. Sandra Croley says:

    The houses were the toughest for me ….once you’re finished with them you’ll be sailing right along!

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  9. Gail says:

    This is a perfect slow stitching project. Your quilting is adding the finishing touch to your Down the Rabbit Hole quilt. Enjoy every stitch!

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  10. What a beautiful quilt. Looks like you are making nice progress even if it seems like slow going right now.

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  11. So lovely! I think sunshine rays would be perfect for the sunflower corners.
    Happy Quilting!

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  12. kathyreeves says:

    I am finding that finishing a step/section gives me much motivation to move on. If you can just get through the houses, I bet you enjoy some fast paced stitch for a time! It also helps when another major project is completed! You have so many beautiful creations in process right now, it’s hard to decide what to work on, I bet. 😄

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  13. Deb A says:

    Love the sunshine ray’s idea. This has been so fun to watch progress. Happy quilting.

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  14. Edi says:

    This is such an amazing quilt. I would love to do it, but it’s just not in the budget right now. You are doing an amazing job. I admire anyone willing to hand quilt !!! Wishing you a healthy, happy 2019 !!

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  15. Deb says:

    I’m going to miss seeing this lovely quilt when your done quilting it! It’s so pretty.😍

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  16. dezertsuz says:

    I love this quilt and think it’s wonderful the way you are quilting it. You did a lot! There’s a new one coming up and I was so tempted, but then I realized I’m already overly committed for the year!

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  17. CathieJ says:

    I think your quilting looks great.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Anne says:

    It’s gorgeous

    Liked by 1 person

  19. rosejasm says:

    Beautiful – just keep going x

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