Staying Home HQAL

I’m making steady progress with my Staying Home Quilt, which is lucky as at 4am one morning after my op I couldn’t sleep, perused somewhere on social media and found myself pressing ‘buy now’ for a Block of the Month’ quilt starting in March or April! More of that later!

Anyway, three weeks ago I had just started the fourth row of blocks…

…well I’ve now nearly finished that row with just the right hand house to stitch. I’ve kept the quilting very simple on the embroidered blocks so the embroidered block with the flowers just has a circle quilted round it, echoing the inner circle of the one with mini hexagons on.

Six blocks to go and I’ll be ready to bind this quilt and dance a happy dance! Maybe not next time but hopefully soon ๐Ÿ™‚

My next project is by designer Natalie Bird of The Birdhouse Patchwork Designs, I’m pretty sure she was the designer of the block above with the little hexagons on. It’s called Owl and Hare Hollow quilt and it’s got a lovely mix of embroidered blocks and English paper pieced blocks. It’s actually published in the Homespun magazine which has just been published in Australia. This did cause me a little panic as one reason I bought this BOM was that it started in March/April, which I thought was just nice time to have my Staying Home Quilt finished. However it’s clearly not anticipated to reach the UK for another month or so, so time to breathe and sort some fabrics out. I’ve basically bought an annual subscription to the magazine through the quilting shop in Truro called Coast and Country. Having seen some of the blocks on facebook I’ve also just ordered the paper piecing pack from Coast and Country too, there’s an awful lot of those mini hexagons!!

In the meantime I’ve plenty of other projects to keep me busy!

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.ย  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy,ย Margaret,ย Deb,ย Nanette,ย Sharon,ย Karrin, Daisy, Connie, and ย Cathieย 

I’m also linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, please follow the links to see what everyone else has been stitching and quilting.

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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21 Responses to Staying Home HQAL

  1. Cathie J says:

    Staying home quilt is looking fantastic! I checked out your next project and it looks fantastic. I can’t wait to watch your progress on it.

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  2. Angela Grasse says:


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  3. This is lovely as ever. You are certainly on target. I will check out your links for next project it sounds interesting.

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  4. Sharon says:

    Staying at home looks more inviting each time I see it. I know your next project will be just as beautiful. I took a look at the link. I am just in awe of all these fabulous designers. Their work is amazing. Excited for this finish and equally excited for your next beginning ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Karrin Hurd says:

    Staying Home is looking great. I love the look of your new project, something I would love to do, and I would make that too if I didn’t have so many things to finish up. Happy stitching!

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  6. Susan Nixon says:

    This almost finished quilt looks great, and I like the style of art. It looks like the new one is similar in style, but not in construction. It’s always good to have something to look forward to doing, and if that made things better after the op, I say it’s well worth the money and the something to plan.

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  7. Jenny Benton says:

    I do like this quilt, I’m rather partial to embroidered and pieced blocks together in a quilt.

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  8. Ellen T says:

    I have contacted the Patchwork Design site & have ordered a lovely little panel
    With miniature designs that I will emb.. attach a border to each & either frame or place in small emb. Hoop. & use as gifts for my friends. I contacted the owner & she responded quickly & thought my idea was a good one! Thanks for the hook up, so few places here in US that carry those items
    Anymoreโ€ฆ. So enjoy your site!
    Ellen T

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  9. Deb says:

    It is so exciting to see the end in sight! Youโ€™ve done a lovely job.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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  10. kathyreeves says:

    This just gets better and better. You are so close to a finish, itโ€™s exciting!

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