Staying at Home HQAL

I feel I’m making steady progress with the hand quilting of my Staying Home quilt. This is a quilt I made back in 2020 with scraps left from my Coming Home quilt, hence the name! The embroidered blocks were all part of a free SAL by Hugs and Kisses in Australia, I then added the house blocks to make it quilt size.

Three weeks ago I was half way along the top row and just over half way through the quilt with thirteen out of twenty-five blocks quilted…

Well I’ve now finished the top row and I’ve started the fourth row. The dragonfly block in the top right-hand corner has been quilted along the stems and round the dragonfly too. I’m not doing a huge amount of quilting on the embroidered blocks as I don’t want to detract from the stitching, just enough to hold the quilt together really.

I’m now working on the fourth row, so I’ve done the block with the mini hexagons and the flower in the middle with just a circle round the inner ring. I’m currently working on the central house, I’ve stitched in the ditch round the house, I just need to add the windows.

I’m keeping up with quilting the hearts in the sashing as I go, so I’m not left with it all to do at the end, though now I’m organised with a template and a disappearing pen it’s actually quite a relaxing part of the quilting to do.

Once I’ve stitched the windows in the current block I’ll have just eight blocks to do, all of a sudden the end seems in sight, though a little way off yet. I’m enjoying hand-quilting this one so I’ll actually be quite sad to see it finished in a funny sort of way!

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, Connie, and  Cathie 

I’ll also be linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, so please follow the link to see more 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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7 Responses to Staying at Home HQAL

  1. Gretchen says:

    This quilt is so cute! I like the designs you’ve selected for quilting, they compliment the quilt. I agree about not over quilting the little blocks, just enough to hold them together. Happy stitching!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Angela Grasse says:

    I just love this quilt!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Karrin Hurd says:

    Great progress, with lovely quilting!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sharon says:

    You really made great progress over the last 3 weeks. Such a beauty 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Deb says:

    I just love how creative these quilts are! You’re doing great with the quilting.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Cathie J says:

    I love how you are quilting this. You are very close to being finished.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. kathyreeves says:

    You are getting so close to a finish!

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