The End of the Road!

It doesn’t seem three weeks since I last showed you my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt, I was nearly three quarters of the way round the rows of houses…

I’ve not done as much as I hoped as I was concentrating on my other long term project, my Tall Year Square etui. Now that is finished I’m hoping to spend more time getting this rather large quilt finished too.

Excuses over, I have managed to finish the rows of houses, I’ve stitched quarter of an inch around the skyline and also run a stitch zig-zagging across the middle of the little houses. I’ve learnt that paper piecing does not make for easy quilting! My quilting isn’t perfect but it’s quilted. The backing fabric is quite a busy but subtle soft purple which has the big advantage that my quilting doesn’t particularly show up on it. I have checked however, and I think most stitches are getting through to the back!

I’m thinking of stitching some nice straight lines like rays from the sunflowers in the corners and then this border is complete. It’s quite a nice feeling when it’s a struggle to fit the area you’ve quilted on a photo easily!

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 also linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, follow the link for more hand-stitching inspiration

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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20 Responses to The End of the Road!

  1. kathyreeves says:

    Well done, Margaret, I think this was probably the most difficult section to quilt. MAy you needle glide smoothly thought e next section!

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  2. Gail says:

    Such a pretty quilt! It’s coming along nicely. I hope the next part is easier to quilt.

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  3. That’s a beautiful feeling for sure…looking gorgoeus

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  4. Your quilting is looking really nice. The whole quilt is gorgeous!

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  5. Pauline says:

    It looks beautiful. I so admire your hand quilting.

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  6. Clare says:

    Loving your quilt. Plus like your blog. I have a link on the side bar of my blog but this time your photo over takes and wondering how to sort this. Is there something I need to do or is it your end as the others don`t do this. The only way that I know is to delete your blog from mine which I don`t really want to do as I enjoy reading your blog and it`s a reminder being on my side bar.


  7. katechiconi says:

    Lovely! Can I request that you make the photos clickable, as I can’t see any of the detail, and I’d like to be able to zoom in?

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  8. Deb says:

    Paper piecing does make for harder hand quilting,lots of layers to try to go through. It’s beautiful,and imperfections are what give it personality .😀 you doing great!

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  9. Karrin Hurd says:

    I love this quilt and love your colors! Great work!

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  10. You are really moving along Margaret!! The colors are soft and pretty. This one is a true accomplishment ❤️❤️

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  11. KerryCan says:

    Oh, yeah–quilting over paper piecing can be very difficult! But no one is ever going to inspect every stitch so don’t obsess to much. I’m trying to make sense of what I’m seeing–do you still have a lot of basting lines running in a grid?

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    • craftycreeky says:

      I had the quilt machine basted by a long armer first as I just didn’t have a big enough area to do it myself, I’m taking the stitches out as I go along and I’m sure the lines will disappear in time.


  12. CurlsnSkirls says:

    My mind is beyond boggled at all the thought and work you’ve put into this! 😘

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