Slowly Does It Down the Rabbit Hole HQAL

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt, I was hoping to be onto the next border by now but as usual life and other sewing projects got in the way. I’ve decided to stop feeling guilty over my slow progress with hand quilting this quilt, progress is progress, even if it’s just a couple of hours. Though what I really need to do is to try and quilt a little bit every day, even just one thread length a day would make a difference.

Anyway, three weeks ago I was here…

Down the Rabbit Hole

I was just about half way round the sunflower border.

Well I’ve done another Dresden flower and I’ve almost finished another sunflower, so I’m about three quarters round this border now. The straight lines are my basting threads which are gradually fading as I remove them.

Down the Rabbit Hole

Fingers crossed I might actually finish this border over the next three weeks!! Please follow the links below to see lots more hand-quilting, I’m sure they’ll have made much more progress than me!

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, please 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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16 Responses to Slowly Does It Down the Rabbit Hole HQAL

  1. wybrow1966 says:

    Good luck! It looks like a big job!

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  2. katechiconi says:

    Doing a needleful of thread a day would actually be a good way to make modest progress every day. Doing a big quilt, I try to do at least three needles, because it takes that long for my hands to loosen up! This is looking great, and I love the radiating lines around the sunflowers.

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  3. KerryCan says:

    I’m in the same place you are–trying to give myself permission not to feel guilty about not doing more! All progress is commendable!

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  4. nanacathy2 says:

    Such a very pretty quilt.

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  5. Gail says:

    Beautiful job on the quilting! Steady progress!

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  6. Julierose says:

    Lovely hand quilting on this beautiful quilt..hugs, Julierose

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  7. CathieJ says:

    As you said, even completing one length of thread is progress. It is looking beautiful.

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  8. Quilting is a guilt free sport! Enjoy your hand stitching today 🙂

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  9. No matter how slowly or quickly this gets done, the end result will be awesome!

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  10. Karrin Hurd says:

    You are making progress, and have not set it aside! Great work!

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  11. Deb says:

    Yes ..progress is progress even if it’s a thread length, I’m just so pleased you gave it a try! Looking good!

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  12. claire93 says:

    I think those Dresden flowers are my favourite part of the quilt. Your choice of colours & fabrics works superbly!

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  13. kathyreeves says:

    Every stitch is one more done, and if there’s no set deadline, just enjoy getting reacquainted with each detail!

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