Moving Down the Rabbit Hole

I’m making slow but steady progress with the hand quilting of my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt, three weeks ago when I last showed you my quilt this is how far I’d got…

I’d just started the sunflower border quilting. Well I’ve managed at least a couple of evenings of quilting so I’ve made reasonable progress, I’ve now completed two sunflowers and a dresdon flower too, so I’m almost half way round this border. The insides of the Dresden flowers weren’t easy to quilt due to all the extra layers of fabric in seams extra, I ended up stab stitching most of it, so I was quite glad to move onto the next sunflower! I’ve not yet removed all the basting lines, so if you’re wondering what the straight lines are, that will be basting!

When I’m feeling optomistic I look and think there’s only two narrow and one wide border left, when I’m not so positive I look at the size of the rabbit border and wonder when I’ll finally finish this quilt…slow but steady!

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’ll also be linking up with Kathy’s Quilt for Slow Stitching Sunday.

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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11 Responses to Moving Down the Rabbit Hole

  1. KerryCan says:

    I can completely relate to “slow and steady”–I wish I was moving faster, myself. It looks lovely and it will be an heirloom–persist!

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  2. wybrow1966 says:

    It will be worth it in the end – this is a beautiful quilt.

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  3. As a non quilter I’m always so impressed to see peoples work. Your project is looking fab, love th colours and sunflowers especially. Keep going, even slow and steady is progress especially if you enjoy it 🤗

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  4. Deb A says:

    So fun to see your progress on this. I have enjoyed watching you make this one.

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  5. kathyreeves says:

    That is some really good progress Margaret! What are your plans for the ribbon? I think I’d be tempted to just outline it, but maybe you have something else in mind? This is such a beautiful heirloom you are making. 😍

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  6. Exactly… slow and steady is how quilts get finished! It’s tough to hand quilt through multiple seams and that makes it really slow going and harder on your hands.
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching and sharing your project!

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  7. Karrin Hurd says:

    Love seeing your progress. I also love this quilt and your colors! Great work!

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  8. Deb says:

    Your getting there! You have chosen a hard quilt to do,and I think you are doing beautifully!

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  9. Hand stitching is slow and steady with the emphasis on slow, lol. Often I have been feeling a pull towards machine stitching and then I have to remind myself the amount of love and the reason behind, well why I hand stitch – authenticity to our quilting past. Your quilt is magnificent! ~ Sharon

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