Staying Home HQAL

We’ve had a busy few weeks recently, we’ve accepted an offer on our house and we’ve found somewhere to move to. On Friday we found out our offer has been accepted which is a huge relief! The housing market here in the UK is not easy to negotiate round at the moment, house sales have slowed slightly, which is good, houses are tending to sell in a few weeks, rather than a few days but there still seems little point in even looking until you have a buyer. When you do have a buyer there’s not a lot on the market!

We’ve found a house in the village next to Otley called Burley in Wharfedale, the house is big enough for us, room to extend if we want to and the garden is a nice size and flat!! Fingers crossed everything goes through OK!!

This preamble is another way of saying I haven’t managed to do any hand quilting over the last three weeks!! it’s also been too warm to sit under a quilt in the evening, so my staying home quilt is still sitting patiently in the lounge waiting for me to pick it up and start quilting…

I still haven’t quite decided whether to quilt round the houses or not. With the cat block I’ve shadow quilted round the applique, these embroidered blocks will have to be quilted on an individual basis depending on the layout of the design. With the houses I could either stitch just inside the seams of the house or stitch in the ditch round the houses, which is not the easiest to get neat, but I could then quilt windows and round the door…however I’m conscious there are a lot of houses if I start something more time consuming!

Hopefully next time I post about this quilt in September I’ll have managed to do a little quilting and come to some design conclusions, though I might be knee deep in packing by then!

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. We are pleased to welcome Cathie into our little HQAL this week, please follow the links to see what everyone else has been quilting. If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrin, Daisy, Cathie and Tracy

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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11 Responses to Staying Home HQAL

  1. Cathie J says:

    Congratulations on the home sale and new purchase! I like the idea of quilting windows and around the door, but I understand your hesitancy with so many houses. The echo quilting of the cat is pretty.

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  2. claire93 says:

    so pleased to hear the house selling & buying seems to be going well.

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  3. I love this quilt! The kitty Cat is so cute! Congrats on getting a new home! Enjoy the move! Hugs

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  4. Karrin Hurd says:

    Congratulations on the home sale, and hope the move is smooth going. Your quilt is lovely.

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  5. Laura says:

    Congratulations, Margaret! You have much to do, and I hope the move goes well. Don’t stress about posting…we will be here. Looking forward to a post about your new home when you are settled! 🙂

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  6. Deb says:

    Great news! Moving definitely puts quilting on the back burner. Good luck with moving..

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  7. Sharon says:

    Congratulations on the new home…smooth moving day 🙂 Looking forward to house pictures and gardening area. That kitty has such a sweet face!

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  8. Jaya says:

    Wishing you good luck for the move.

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  9. The new place sounds amazing, congratulations!!!

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  10. Congratulations on the house sale and finding a new place. I bet you will miss your beautiful garden.

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  11. Karen says:

    Exciting times! Hope all goes smoothly with the move.

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