Coming Home Hand Quilt – a- long

I’ve actually made pretty good progress over the last three weeks, I found the hand quilting was a great thing to do whilst watching Bluprint classes! Bluprint (the old and well loved Craftsy) has all classes for free at the moment, I think it’s til 9th April, so far I’ve watched one on sewing sheer fabrics and I’ve almost finished a bra making one, they’ve both been very good and I’ve picked up lots of tips…whilst cracking on with my quilt.

Three weeks ago I was still sewing the first corner of the big border with it’s bird and vine, I still had five leaves to stitch and the actual vine…

Well I finally finished cutting out all eighty leaves, which was a mammoth task in itsself, I’ve got everything glued onto the corners so I don’t lose any of those pesky leaves and I’m working my way round.

You’ll have to excuse the scrunchieness of the quilt at the moment, it is tending to be heaped up and scrunched up as I work round.

I’ve stitched all the birds on, I have a bluebird, a peach bird, a purple one and a brown one. The bluebird corner is now finished apart from the vine which I’m going to do last…

I stitched all the peach drops on next. This is the peach bird corner which is finished apart from two sets of leaves I seem to have missed!

I stitched all the blue dots on in the corners. On the purple bird corner I’ve just started the leaves…

…and the brown bird corner leaves have still to be started!

So in terms of the whole corner blocks, I’m getting there, four birds stitched, four dots and drops stitched, just got the pesky leaves to finish! There’s eighty of them altogether, yes, EIGHTY!!! I’m exactly half way with those. Once the leaves are on I can make the bias binding for the vine and stitch it on and another border will be finished.

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 link for more 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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16 Responses to Coming Home Hand Quilt – a- long

  1. Kim Sharman says:

    I love that the birds are a different fabric. Your quilt is coming along beautifully. Such pretty hues abound in this lovely quilt.

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  2. Kathy S says:

    That’s a lot of leaves. You’re making great progress. This will certainly be a treasure when finished.


  3. Gail says:

    I really need to get back to my Coming Home quilt. I need to sew all of the doors and windows on next and then I can start the vines, leaves and birds in the corners. Your corners are looking wonderful. This quilt is a labour of love!

    Take care


  4. Oh yah… that’s a lot of leaves to applique… you’re a trooper and this is the perfect time to hunker down and finish them!


  5. Angela says:

    Oh, thanks! Now I got to go check out some more classes on Blueprint. Your quilt is coming along beautifully!


  6. Sharon says:

    Eighty ~ you got this! This project was a huge undertaking and you’re making fantastic progress. I need to check out Blueprint – thank you for the reminder. Stay safe and well


  7. kathyreeves says:

    The leaves are looking great! I always have to assign myself a certain of leaves, then sew a flower or bird, etc. as a reward! You are a trooper to do them in one long stretch! Thanks for mentioning the classes you’ve tried. I went to Blue Print, but got overwhelmed and didn’t actually watch anything!


  8. Connie says:

    That’s a LOT of stitching you’ve got done!! Half way on the leaves is fantastic. This is coming out so beautifully!

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  9. Laura says:

    What better way to get the hand stitching done, than to watch some fun classes! It is an enjoyable way to learn and stay productive! The quilt is looking wonderful! 🙂


  10. Karrin Hurd says:

    Love seeing your progress on this!


  11. You go girl!! Keep at those leaves. One at a time and they will all be done. I’m loving watching this come along:)❤️❤️


  12. Mandy Currie says:

    Hello Margaret, This quilt is looking beautiful, that’s a lot of leaves, I’m amazed that you’re doing them all in one go. I would have done a bit at a time or the quilt would end up being put aside. You’ve made wonderful progress, congratulations. Regards Mandy xx


  13. Very pretty quilt Margaret xx


  14. Jane M says:

    The birds in different colour combinations works really well. I’m sure you will plough through your 80 leaves.


  15. Deb says:

    Busy as a beaver you have been, all those leaves .. your a brave soul in my book!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. The fabrics are lovely!

    Liked by 1 person

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