Staying Home HQAL

I’ve made reasonable progress with my Staying Home quilt over the last three weeks. Last time I’d just started quilting some of the sashing having finally made a decision as to how to quilt that area…

I was hoping I might have finished a row, well I haven’t but I’m fairly close. Once this row is stitched the rest should in theory be quicker as this row has top and bottom quilting.

I think it helps that I’m enjoying stitching the little hearts and even more encouraging I think it works pretty well as a design. I cut myself a heart template out of some spare round templates left over from a previous Sarah Fielke quilt and I just draw round it with the Frixion pen. I’m still being cautious with the Frixion pen, just doing dots where I can get away with it.

So here’s my progress so far…

I did wonder last night if I should quilt another square of the block sashing, but looking on the back I think there’s enough quilting…

…but I’m still undecided on that one. It might frame the individual blocks better with another row of quilting.

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’m also linking up with Kathy’s Quilt’s 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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10 Responses to Staying Home HQAL

  1. Cathie J says:

    I love the way the quilted hearts look. I really don’t think you need more quilting, but that is your call.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I think it looks fine as you have it, but it’s your call. Beautiful stitches!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. kathyreeves says:

    I love how the hearts meet at the junctures and form a clover. This is looking great, Margaret!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Sharon says:

    I love this quilt Margaret. It has such a homey feel. I just want to curl up with a good book with this draped over my lap.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Karrin Hurd says:

    Beautiful progress on a lovely quilt.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. katechiconi says:

    The hearts were a good choice, the motif works really well!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Deb says:

    Love the heart design, good choice!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. I like the quilting design you have chosen.

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