Staying Home HQAL

Well I’m afraid I’ve managed very little quilting over the last three weeks, it does have to compete with my hand embroidery for my time and at the moment the garden embroidery is winning!

Three weeks ago I’d quilted two houses but I wasn’t totally happy with either…

Well I’ve taken on board the suggestion of adding panes to the windows.

Last night I unpicked the top of the windows on one of the houses. I quilted higher windows with six panes each. It still didn’t really show up so I whip stitched through the quilting stitches and I think it looks much better and not too much work considering I have quite a few houses to do! As the other blocks are all embroidered in some way it hopefully ties in OK.

I’ve stitched in the ditch round the actual house and door and just in from the edge round the whole block. The only big decision left now is the sashing between all the blocks, I’m still thinking of a border based on hearts though orange peel is tempting as it’s basically the same pattern I’ve used on the last two quilts…maybe I should expand my repertoire to include hearts!

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.

KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrin, Daisy, and  Cathie 

I’ll also be linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, please follow the links to see what everyone has been 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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8 Responses to Staying Home HQAL

  1. kathyreeves says:

    Your garden book is at that stage where the ideas are flowing like crazy, so I’m not surprised you are getting pulled in that direction. It sounds like you have a plan for the houses now, so that will be a great motivator when you are ready!

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  2. Cathie J says:

    I like the heart quilting idea. It reminds me of the saying “Home is where the Heart is”. I like how you altered the windows. The home looks much more welcoming.

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  3. Karrin Hurd says:

    Great project. I like how you altered the windows.

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  4. Sharon says:

    The window change really made a difference. It’s such a cute quilt, I am excited to see this finished.

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  5. The windows look great now you have altered them and I look forward to seeing the finished result.


  6. Deb says:

    I say work on what makes you happy.😄 like the windows .

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  7. I’d be happy with any version of the stitched houses 🙂
    Both border pattern ideas would be wonderful!

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