It’s three weeks since I shared my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt with you. This quilt is by the same designer as my Coming Home quilt, Sarah Fielke. I finished the top about 18 months ago and then had the crazy idea of hand quilting it, I say crazy as it’s about 96″ square and I’d not done any hand-quilting for donkey’s years!
Three weeks ago I’d just started the last two borders, which sounds so encouraging, but one of them is a pretty deep border so I’ve still a long way to go before I can get my dancing shoes out!
Excuses first! I’ve been concentrating on getting the garden and house ready for the open garden and quilt and needlework show this weekend, we’ve also had a bit of a heat wave, the powers that be are still trying to decide if Thursday was the hottest day ever or not! Thirty odd degrees may not seem hot to many of you, but our houses etc are not designed for hot weather!! We’ve had a very sticky few days and it was certainly too hot to sit under a quilt hand sewing!!
Having said all that I did manage to get a little done before the weather got too warm, last time I was struggling with marking, I had a go with masking tape, which I didn’t find overly successful, but I ordered a ceramic pencil at Kate’s suggestion so I’m going to try that out next week.
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, Margaret, Emma, Tracy, Deb, Susan, Nanette, Edith, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen and Kathi