Down the Rabbit Hole HQAL

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt, I’ve made some progress, it’s a king size quilt and I’m on the outer border – so even quilting one side takes time! Three weeks ago I was feeling positive as I’d just reached another corner!…

My progress this time hasn’t been quite so ordered. I needed to draw some more quilting lines on the next side before I started my cross-hatching. This required three things;

  • Daylight – the only table big enough is in the conservatory, well lit during the day, not at night, and it’s dark by 6.30pm now.
  • Time – always of the essence!
  • Finding my ceramic pencils! They seem to love playing hide and seek!!

It took until a couple of days ago to get all three at the same time! However, that didn’t stop me quilting!

I quilted round both running rabbits and the central flower, I also quilted more than a side of the very outer diamond border.

I’m now going back and filling in the the cross-hatching, I’m almost half way across this side, so I’m getting there.

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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10 Responses to Down the Rabbit Hole HQAL

  1. KerryCan says:

    Keep chipping away at this–it’s going to be wonderful when finished!


  2. A king sized quilt – wow! For some reason all this time I thought it was a smaller quilt. Now I am even more impressed! What a masterpiece and now you are hand quilting, wow!


  3. kathyreeves says:

    There’s the little bee again! He is so cute. I’m glad you found your ceramic pencils. They are wonderful tools for marking. I’m getting excited for you, this quilt is coming into its final leg of quilting!


  4. Your moving right along despite the lose of the pencils, daylight marking and time. Down the Rabbit Hole is such a beauty, it’s fun to see her getting finished 🙂 Sharon

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  5. Karrin Hurd says:

    Great work. Glad you found your pencils. I always love to see your progress on this one!

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  6. nanacathy2 says:

    It’s fabulous, but then I love all your projects. Clocks go back next weekend, even less daylight, groan.

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  7. Coming along great! Oops. I am looking forward to getting my hour back! LOL. Sorry it hurts you for lighting when quilting.

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  8. Edi says:

    Hand quilting takes a long time. Unfortunately, sometimes that makes you feel like you aren’t making enough progress. I admire you for taking on that challenge and love the quilt and the colors you chose. It’s going to be stunning !!!

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  9. dezertsuz says:

    That’s a lot for one 3-week period, I think. Hand quilting takes time, and I’m especially slow at it. =)

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  10. Deb says:

    I think your doing just fine! That’s a large quilt,I usually give myself a good year on a quilt that size. Besides quilting is to be enjoyed not something we have to do like work! 😄

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