It’s three weeks ago since I last shared my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt, I was feeling a bit down-hearted about how long it was taking and my slow progress generally with the project. This is where I was up to…
The general consensus was that I need to try and stitch a little everyday, a bit like my 10 minutes in the garden, it all adds up. Kate Chiconi suggested 3 lengths of thread per day, we met in the middle with 2 per day!! I can’t say I managed it every evening, but I did manage quite a lot of late evening quilting and I’ve made progress!! I also managed to buy a second-hand lap quilting hoop on the UK quilters facebook page and I find it much better for my shoulder as I’m not trying to hold it all as much to keep it at the right angle.
Whilst it’s not happy dance time it is hop, skip and a jump time as I’ve finished another border, the one with the sunflower corners and dresden flowers. At a later date I’ll probably go back and add a little more around the Dresden flowers, but for now it is done!
It made me feel much happier today when I tried to take a photo of the area I’ve quilted, I had to use our kingsize bed and it covers the top, that’s quite a big area!!
The backing is a softly patterned mid shade of purple, it’s perfect for a newbie quilter as it hides a multitude of sins! It still has that nice soft hand-quilted feel about it though.
Hopefully next time I’ll have cracked on with the next narrow border, though I still haven’t quite decided how to quilt it.
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, a celebration of all things hand stitched, follow the link for more inspiration.