Inching Down the Rabbit Hole

Slowly but surely I’m am making progress on hand quilting my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt. As I keep telling other, progress is progress! It’s three weeks since I last showed you my quilt, I had just started the rope border and was hoping to romp round it…

Down the Rabbit Hole quilt

It’s fairly quick to stitch when I get going as it’s all in the same direction, I just have two threads going at any one time. I’ve got a lap stand ring now too and I am finding it much easier, it holds the quilt in a better position for me and keeps the area behind clear for me to work in. I just hadn’t quite appreciated that each of these rope borders is 64″ long! That’s a lot of border!

Hence I’m still on the rope border, making progress but not as quickly as I would like, I’m just over half way round. Once I’ve finished this border I think I’ll have a good session taking out the basting threads so the lines start to fade as I move onto the rabbits. Stitching this border has giving me plenty of time to ponder over how to quilt the next one, the rabbits and vines, I’ve got some ideas mulling about!

Down the Rabbit hole quilt

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, MargaretEmmaTracyDeb, Susan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchen and Kathi

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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19 Responses to Inching Down the Rabbit Hole

  1. KerryCan says:

    It’s a slow process but the results make it worth the time invested!

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  2. Beautiful quilt, and I so admire those who can hand quilt!! I cannot.

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  3. kathyreeves says:

    While the border is long, isn’t it refreshing to know what you are going to do when you sit down? I always do better once the decision is made and I just have to execute it! I’m looking forward to seeing what develops when you get to the rabbits too! This is such a beauty and so worth the effort!

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  4. Kathi Clower says:

    I love the quilt you are working on .. I love that you basted it yourself for hand quilting too… how nice πŸ™‚ Kathi

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  5. Your work is beautiful and intricate, can’t wait to see your finished quilt.

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  6. Your title, ‘Inching Down the Rabbit Hole is so cute and while so true, as we like to say, progress is progress πŸ™‚ Such a beautiful quilt project – she’s a beauty for sure! Sharon

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  7. Karrin Hurd says:

    I always love seeing how you are progressing! It’s a beautiful quilt!

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  8. dezertsuz says:

    I think halfway around in three weeks isn’t bad at all! It’s looking wonderful, and seeing it makes me think about putting something, even if it’s small, in the hand quilting frame.

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  9. Deb says:

    I love to ponder while working on a quilt! Your doing a beautiful job!


  10. katechiconi says:

    There’s something very satisfying about working in a straight-ish line, so it’ll feel really good when it’s done, even if it has taken a little longer than anticipated. I’m always interested in the decisions people make about how to quilt something, and although I’m a huge fan of an all-over pattern for a quilt with an intricate design such as this, I think your quilted embellishment is going to add a lot to the texture and dimension.

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  11. Gail says:

    Slow stitching gives us time to think…your quilting is lovely. Keep inching along.


  12. You will get there! It is so pretty already:). Inch by inch it is a journey to remember:) 😊❀️

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