Coming Home HQAL

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my coming home quilt, a lot has happened in those three weeks so I haven’t got much done, but I have made progress!

Three weeks ago I was trying to choose colours for the birds in each corner…

Well after much playing around, I realised that the colours that worked depended on the colous of the nearby houses, not surprising really! So, I have a different coloured bird in each corner, a blue one, a purple, a peach and a taupe one. I’ve cut them all out, keeping the pieces safe in an organza bag for the time being.

I started hand-stitching the first corner, I’ve just a few more leaves and then a bias-binding vine to stitch on. Hopefully now I’ve made my decisions I should be able to crack on with it.

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,  EdithSharonKarrin, Gretchen, Kathi,  Bella, Daisy and Connie

I’ll also be linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, please follow the links for lots of hand-stitched inspiration.

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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15 Responses to Coming Home HQAL

  1. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Looking good.


  2. Jill says:

    Good point on colors of birds dependent on nearby pieces. Sometimes making decisions can be the slowest part of hand stitching. An organza bag is more eco-friendly than plastic. Good job!


  3. Gail says:

    I am also making this quilt and need to decide about fabrics for the windows and doors next. With all the time I will be spending at home over the next three weeks, I should be able to make some progress. Your birds and leaves are coming along. It’s fun to see how others are choosing fabrics and colours for this quilt. Stay safe!


  4. CathieJ says:

    So glad you figured out the birds. That first bird looks good.


  5. Very pretty! Looking good!


  6. Karrin Hurd says:

    Lovely progress. Isn’t it nice to finally make up your mind and get on with the project. I do this all the time.


  7. Sharon says:

    Your choice colors makes perfect sense! Your on a roll now and your quilt is looking beautiful 🙂


  8. kathyreeves says:

    Decisions are the hardest part of quilting I think! I always am tripped up there, it is so much easier to just sew! You did well this time with all the things that have been going on in your life.


  9. Connie says:

    What a great solution! Different colored birds. I had been wondering what you were going to choose. I always have trouble with the color selections.


  10. I think the hardest part is making all those decisions. It’s amazing how the decision making stage can stall a project for a long time (from personal experience). Enjoy the stitching!
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!


  11. Deb says:

    Now that you have the decision part behind you,I’m sure you’ll get cracking.😀 lovely quilt!!


  12. Kathy S says:

    The birds are especially cute. What a fun QAL.


  13. Kim Sharman says:

    I love the idea of a different coloured bird in each corner. A fabulous decision on your part.


  14. I like making the decisions of colour matching and this quilt is coming along nicely, your decision to colour match the surroundings is great. Keep going.


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