Hand Quilting – Simple Folk

I am happy to introduce you to my next hand quilt along project, Simple Folk. This is the 2018 project by Sarah Fielke I enjoyed stitching up her Down the Rabbit Hole so much, that I jumped right into her next appliqué project as well.

I have been stitching on these blocks since the middle of December. Aren’t they beautiful?

I have learned to use a fine sand paper to hold my fabric as I mark it for needle turning.

I cant believe how much easier it is! The fabric stays in place so well. I’m always learning something:)

I also like how Sarah recommended making a fabric from strips to add a bit of dimension.

Do you see the strips in the egg shaped flowers? What a great idea!

The blocks are the perfect size to sew in the evenings. Some are harder while some are easier. This Swan block stitched up in no time at all.

But the tulip block,with all of the little leaves, was much slower. It was worth it though:)

I am glad that I learned the “foil” method for making circles. There are a lot of circles in this quilt!

All you have to do is–

  • cut the circle fabric,
  • add a cardboard circle,
  • place them both inside a larger foil circle,
  • Fold the foil around the fabric and cardboard
  • Press

I can do a bunch of them at the same time. Yea!!

I like the quiet stitching these blocks require. It is relaxing to me and as an added bonus they help me stay awake at night. It’s funny, but if I am not sewing, I seem to fall asleep! Are any of you like that?

Well, I have been busy sewing away. I like each of the blocks sew sew much!

I hope you are having a wonderful day! Thank you sew much for dropping by:).

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.

KathyLoriMargaretKerryEmmaTracyDebConnieSusan,  Nanette EdithSharonKarrin, and Gretchen

24 thoughts on “Hand Quilting – Simple Folk

  1. The thing I love about Sarah’s foil circles trick is that you can use it for other shapes too – it’s great for leaf shapes as well, so long as they’re not too long and skinny. Your quilt is looking great and coming along really fast, well done!

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  2. Happy New Year Tracy ❤ I love this new quilt of yours, it looks amazing already! I think I will try appliqué for my next HQAL project, it really looks so fun! But first I better get my EPP finished 😉


    1. Thank you so much Margaret! As a sister Down the Rabbit Hole quilter, you know what I mean:). Are you joining Sarah this year? I think I will sit this year out and finish the 2018 one. I hope you do though so I can see it stitch up!❤️❤️


  3. Those blocks are so lovely. Truly a labor of love. I laughed when you said you needed to stitch in the evenings or you would fall asleep. I am EXACTLY like this!! We sit and watch our shows in the evenings and I have to be stitching something or I am out!

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  4. Great progress! Your curves are looking pretty smooth after all the work on Down the Rabbit Hole. These are really lovely blocks. I look forward to seeing your progress next time!

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