Change of Plan!

I’m having a bit of a break from my vintage quilt, I’m just not feeling it at the moment – we’re having a bit of a rubbish time at home at the moment and I just need projects I can stitch and enjoy without too much concentration – there were too many important decisions with that one!!

Instead I’ve started a new quilt, it’s one I’ve been planning for a while – I bought some fabric for it at the Knitting and Stitching show last year but I wanted to get a few other quilts finished before I started this one.

The quilt is called the Cottage Garden Quilt. It’s in a book of the same name by Katherine Whittington. Kathryn does the quilting classes at Fabbadashery in Halifax, as soon as I saw the photos of the quilt on facebook I ordered the book. It’s gorgeous. It has lots of hand-embroidered panels of garden scenes. The instructions are for hand-piecing, sorry but mine will be hand-embroidered but machine pieced. I still haven’t decided on the quilting yet – that’s a long way off!

I decided to do the chicken panel first, it’s very cute! I used bondaweb to attach the applique shapes and I’ve now started blanket-stitching around them. I then need to add beak and legs and some flowers and grass for them to stand on.

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, Margaret, TracyDeb, Susan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrin, Gretchen, Kathi, Daisy, Connie, Monica and Sherrie

I’l also be linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, please follow the link for 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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19 Responses to Change of Plan!

  1. So sorry to hear you are going through a difficult time. Crafting helps though doesn’t it.
    I can see why you were drawn to that quilt, comforting references to a peaceful country life. Looking forward to seeing how you progress.

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  2. tialys says:

    A very ‘you’ themed quilt. I hope your difficulties resolve themselves soon but, in the meantime, this quilt will be a lovely one for you to immerse yourself in.

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  3. nanacathy2 says:

    Sorry to read about the rubbish time, you certainly need special crafting at these times. I really like the look of your first panel, such sweet chickens. Best of luck with everything, xx

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  4. claire93 says:

    a change is as good as a rest, or so they say ^^ Chicken block is looking great so far!

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  5. katechiconi says:

    Quilts are very understanding about being put aside for a while. Some time, you’ll be mentally ready again for the vintage one. Meanwhile, I do believe chicken therapy is just what you need right now!

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  6. Laura says:

    I agree with Kate and the other comments, Margaret. So sorry to hear about the rubbish! I hope things get better soon, and in the meantime, the new project is just the tension reliever that you need! 🙂

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  7. Sharon says:

    Who wouldn’t;t fall in love with this quilt? Those chickens are so adorable. I am glad you found something to bring a smile while traveling on your bumpy road….hopefully it will smooth out soon 🙂

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  8. I’m so sorry to hear that you are going through some challenges. I love the quilt you have chosen to make. Handwork usually helps me when things are rough. Good luck.

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  9. Sometimes you just have to set one aside for a bit. Wow, your Cottage Garden is going to be gorgeous!

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  10. Karrin Hurd says:

    Love that Cottage Garden quilt. I will enjoy seeing its progress!

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  11. A plan B is always good to have, sometimes it takes C and D to get refocused on something. The quilt will be so pretty.

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  12. Deb says:

    Love those little chickens! This is a delightful quilt, and the other one will be there when your ready. Enjoy making this quilt!

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  13. kathyreeves says:

    Hope your days are brighter soon, Margaret, I’d be glad to help in any way if I can! Those three hens are so cheery and quite adorable!

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  14. anne54 says:

    Chickens are perfect for taking your mind off things, and these are pretty darn cute. I hope things are better for you now, Margaret. ~hugs~

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  15. Lynda says:

    This quilt is right up my alley! I will enjoy watching your progress. I hope things get better soon. ❤

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  16. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Particularly like the right-hand chick’s reds, but they’re all cute! Crafting & gardening will pull you through rough patches, and all best wishes from friends. Hope you “fill your boots!” as the Welsh might say. xxxx

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  17. Amanda says:

    Such a nice looking quilt! I’m sure it will help on a rocky road. Nice to pick and choose which to do and such variety.

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  18. I love the chicken panel! You were smart to set aside a project that is just not working for you, I am glad I’ve learned to do that over the years!

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  19. Rubbish is a good word for ****! I absolutely love those chickens! Hope things settle down.

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