Staying Home HQAL

It’s three weeks since I last shared my progress with hand quilting my Staying Home quilt, this was made with fabric left from my Coming Home quilt and embroidered blocks from a QAL by Hugs and Kisses back in 2020 during the lockdowns, hence the title!

Three weeks ago I had finally got into the swing of my chosen pattern, hearts in the sashings and stitch in the ditch mainly for houses…

Well I’ve made steady progress and I’ve finished the row with a cat on it, blocks and sashings top and bottom. I’m now working on the row below, I’m just working on the second house, the central embroidered block is already quilted, so just two more embroidered blocks to do and then the sashing…

…as I said, steady progress, not huge but progress is progress and quilting has slowed down now with Christmas presents to make and party outfits to stitch. Christmas seems to be sneaking up rapidly!

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 Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, please follow the links for lots of hand-stitched inspiration.

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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12 Responses to Staying Home HQAL

  1. That’s a beautiful quilt! I love the hearts you’re quilting along the sashings – such a good idea!

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  2. This is looking gorgeous and I think the heart design works really well.

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  3. Sharon says:

    That little kitty block really jumped out at me and made me smile. Such a fabulous quilt. Love what you’re doing with it. Can hardly believe we’ve made it to this time of year already with Christmas around the corner. Enjoy!

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  4. Michelle says:

    What a sweet quilt! Beautiful!

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  5. Cathie J says:

    I like how this looks with the quilting that you have already finished. So pretty.

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  6. Jenny Benton says:

    Your life is certainly busy with Chrusgmas gifts and party outfits to make! Your hand quilting us coming along well, with slow stitching, each little bit helps.

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  7. kathyreeves says:

    That is indeed some lovely progress Margaret! Christmas is nearly here for those of us doing handmade gifts! Yikes!

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  8. Great progress Margaret! Christmas is less than a month away – with 2023 right behind that! Hugs

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  9. Deb says:

    Your right progress is progress! It’s lovely seeing it every update. Those hearts are perfect!

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  10. claire93 says:

    this QAL seems to be keeping you nicely on track ^^

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  11. Susan Nixon says:

    Hand quilting is not a hurry up event. Those hearts are so special in the borders.

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