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…
Whilst I was waiting I decided to be productive and finish the outer diamond border…
…and quilt round the rabbits and the heart.
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!
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 🙂
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.
I’m also linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, please follow this link too for lots more hand-stitching.