Cottage Garden Quilt HQAL

It’s three weeks since I last shared my gorgeous Cottage Garden Quilt, it’s a design in a lovely book by Kathryn Whittingham. I’d just finished the bottom row so just one more row to do and then the border…

These last three weeks have not gone to plan at all, I had an operation on my neck on the 18th as planned, managed a little sewing with blocks I’d prepared earlier, but then ended up back in hospital with a nasty wound infection from Christmas Day to New Years Day! Hence this post will be short and to the point!

I stitched three blocks, a wheel barrow in a vegetable plot, this will be a 6″ block…

I also stitched two sweet butterfly blocks which will be just 2.5″ square when trimmed…

I’ll write more about the embroidery next time when I’ll hopefully have more energy and I’ll also share Kathryn’s new book of a Seaside Quilt which is gorgeous and I’ve been lucky enough to be given a copy. Kathryn has now set up her website so she can ship her books to America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, so follow the link to Patchwork Katy if you’d like to make this quilt or the seaside one.

In the meantime…

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, Deb, NanetteSharonKarrin, Gretchen, Daisy, Connie, Monica and Sherrie

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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21 Responses to Cottage Garden Quilt HQAL

  1. Amanda says:

    Wishing you good healing!

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  2. endrickwater says:

    Take care, and I hope you are now on the rather faster track to recovery! (And the quilt blocks are stunning, too.)

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  3. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Your quilt blocks look marvelous despite your health concerns. Sending healing thoughts your way.

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  4. Gail says:

    Oh no! I hope you are feeling much better very soon. Beautiful embroidery blocks.

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  5. claire93 says:

    wishing you a speedy convalecence!

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  6. kathyreeves says:

    You must be home, since your post is up, hurrah for that! Sending prayers your way for quick and complete healing and a return to strength! I am going to visit that website. I love those tiny butterflies, and the wheelbarrow. That is such a cute block, just enough extras to make it sparkle.

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  7. Josie says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery, so much sewing to look forward to.

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  8. Laura says:

    Love the little wheelbarrow block, Margaret!
    I am so glad to hear that you are home and on the road to recovery! 🙂

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  9. I wish you a speedy recovery! This quilt is so pretty!

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  10. Your work is beautiful, I hope you heal quickly.

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  11. Sharon says:

    So happy to read your home and on the road to recovery. Sending prayers, continued healing and speedy recovery. Love the sweet butterflies and precious bees too. The whole block is darling. Will be taking a look Katheryns site 🙂

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  12. Just stunning Kathy xx

    Like

  13. oops, sorry Margaret, I just finished a post to Kathy xx

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  14. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Sending wishes for your speedy recovery! ❤️ ❤️
    (And thanks for your post and the lovely additions.)

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  15. Jenny Benton says:

    The Cottage Garden is coming along so beautifully. So sorry to read of your health issue, getting an infection after an op would be so upsetting do hope you are healing well now.

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  16. Karrin Hurd says:

    Love your Cottage Garden. I ordered the book and it is making its way to the USA. Hope your neck heals up quickly! Lovely as always to see what you are working on! Happy Stitching and Happy New Year!

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  17. Deb says:

    For all you have been through you’ve done a lot! Those blocks are wonderful.. praying for speedy recovery.🙏🏻

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  18. Cathie J says:

    Oh no, I am so sorry you had that complication. Glad you are better now. Those are tiny butterfly blocks! Happy New Year!

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  19. Juliana Ellington says:

    So enjoying seeing your new blocks. The butterflies are especially sweet. Hope your will continue your recovery without further delay. Best wishes for 2021!

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  20. Sorry to read about your wound infection and hope you are healing without any further complications! That is going to be an amazing quilt – beautiful color choices!

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