Getting in Deep Down the Rabbit Hole!

I’m almost there! I’ve nearly finished hand-quilting my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt! In fact, if we hadn’t had visitors this week I might just have cracked on and finished it!

Three weeks ago I was waiting for some more ceramic lead pencils to arrive so I could start the final side…

Down the Rabbit Hole quilt

Whilst I was waiting I decided to be productive and finish the outer diamond border…

Down the Rabbit Hole quilt

…and quilt round the rabbits and the heart.

Down the Rabbit Hole quilt

I started adding a bit more quilting to the Dresden flowers too as I had only gone round the two circles so I felt the inside was too big to be unquilted. I’ve just stitched a line down the centre of each purple segment. I need to remember I have to go back to the central dresden circle too as I only quilted about a third of it before thread went missing!

Down the Rabbit Hole quilt

The ceramic leads finally arrived so I could mark the cross-hatching in the main border. I’m so near to the end now, I’ll have to find my dancing shoes and give them a polish! Once I’ve quilted this last section and the other little bits, I just need to remove all that pesky basting thread, bind it, stitch a label on and wash it..hopefully in time for the next HQAl post – that would be a nice start to Christmas πŸ™‚

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, Kathi,  Bella, Daisy and Connie

I’m also linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, please follow this link too for lots more hand-stitching.

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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31 Responses to Getting in Deep Down the Rabbit Hole!

  1. Wow! That is a gorgeous quilt!

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  2. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    What a relief this will be when finished and what a beauty it will be. You have worked so hard on this Quilt.

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  3. katechiconi says:

    Hurray for ceramic quilt markers! It’s looking really good, and you’re so close now…

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  4. Polish up the dancing shoes… we will celebrate with you!
    Love the photo of the quilt in the hoop!
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching and sharing your progress with us!

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  5. Deb A says:

    So exciting to be so close to a finish! It has been so fun watching this one progress to a finish.

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  6. nanacathy2 says:

    Absoloutely stunning Margaret.

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  7. Sharon says:

    Lots of productivity going on at your end…. only ways exciting getting close to a finish – you got this!

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  8. Very nice and you are so close to a real finish! Congrats!

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  9. Karrin Hurd says:

    It has been such a treat to see this progress! Great work!

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  10. Connie says:

    Such a gorgeous quilt!! How fun to be so close to finishing!

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  11. kathyreeves says:

    All of a sudden you are sewing at Mach 1! This is so exciting, can’t wait to dance with you, Margaret!

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  12. Deb says:

    That would be a wonderful to have done for Christmas! You have worked so hard on this quilt,and quilting this big one by hand on your first time hand quilting is admirable.

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  13. Lynda says:

    This may be my favorite quilt that you’ve made, and I’m excited for your finish! I hope you meet your goal.

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  14. Susan Nixon says:

    Wow, you accomplished a lot, AND you’re so close to finishing! I look forward to a possible finish next time.

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  15. Jane M says:

    Looking fabulous and so close to the happy dance

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  16. daneesey says:

    I could just dive into the colors you’ve used for this project, they’re so yummy! You’re making tremendous progress on it! What size hoop do you use for your hand quilting?! πŸ™‚

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