Staying Home HQAL

Well I’m quite excited this morning as I’m pretty close to a happy dance, not quite, but close!

Three weeks ago when I last shared this quilt (which I started in 2020, hence the name) I was nearly at the end of the fourth row, so six blocks and sashing to go…

After a few nights in front of the fire with a quilt on my knees, I’ve quilted another four blocks. The heart shaped key-hole is quilted round the edges of the applique. The butterfly in the bottom right at the moment just has the branch quilted, it doesn’t seem much but I think with the square quilted just in from the edge too it’s just enough to hold things together, the alternative was to quilt round all the flowers and the butterfly wings…you can probably tell this is my least favourite block of the quilt!!

So all that’s left to quilt is the house block and the embroidered block on the left of the bottom row together with their length of sashing. Hopefully in three weeks time I’ll have quilted and bound it and be dancing round my sewing room!

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 Connie

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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17 Responses to Staying Home HQAL

  1. Cathie J says:

    You have made great progress on your quilting! I look forward to celebrating with you in three weeks.

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  2. This is a terrific quilt and you have made good progress. I look forward to your happy dance.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. kathyreeves says:

    You will be so happy dancing for this finish!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Such a pretty quilt! I hope it finishes up quickly for you.

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  5. Linda says:

    Your quilt is looking lovely.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Karrin Hurd says:

    Great progress on this lovely quilt!

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  7. Sharon says:

    She is just so gorgeous seeing her full view, I am excited for you. (I had no idea that was your least favorite block) Getting ready to dance along with you


  8. Deb says:

    You will get it , I’m sure!! I be sure to get my dance ready!!


  9. katechiconi says:

    In the home stretch now, and you’ll be SO proud of yourself when it’s done. One of your best pieces, I think.


  10. Amo says:

    Really starting to show up now. It’s looking great!

    Liked by 1 person

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