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.
Kathy, Lori, Margaret, Kerry, Emma, Tracy, Deb, Connie, Susan, Nanette, Edith, Sharon, Karrin, and Gretchen
I’m also linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, follow the link for more hand-stitching inspiration