Moving Along Down the Rabbit Hole

I can’t believe three weeks have gone by so quickly and it is time to post about my Hand Quilting progress for the Hand QAL that Kathy is hosting over at Sewing Etc.

The last time I posted I had just marked and glued my wedges to my back ground fabric for my Down The Rabbit Hole Quilt.

I am happy to report that all of the wedge stitching is done. Yea! Aren’t they pretty? ❤️

I moved on to the twelve corner arch pieces that make the sunflower corners. I’m a bit worried they won’t all match up once I start to put them together, but onward I go!

I have found brief sewing moments here and there in between other projects. I even resorted to sewing in the car which was a bumpy challenge!

I was able to get the four corner blocks done and two of the side arches done

I have six more of these arch units to do and the leaves before I can call this round done. I bet I will have it all done by next time.;)

This is the layout of what it is going to look like when it is sewn together. Those flowers are going to bloom right off the quilt!

As far as the Salem Quilt Guild quilt goes, I did get a little bit more done. I finished coloring one panel and am almost done with the second. I can guarantee that this one will not move any further along than this for the next month or so. Christmas is coming and I have a lot of sewing and preparing to do. You get it, right?

I am thankful to Kathy for organizing this QAL. Here are the details if you would like to join us:)❤️

“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.”

Kathy, Bella, Lori, Margaret, Kerry, Emma, Tracy, Deb, Connie, Susan and Jessisca If you have a moment and want to see some pretty eye candy, be sure to check out the other Hand stitchers as well:)

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a SWEET rest of your day😊

Salem Quilt Guild #1

A few years back at the Buggy Barn quilt show I saw a way super fun Crabapple Hill Studio quilt that looked so amazing that I never dreamed I would be able to do anything like it. But since I have been trying my hand at embroidery with the Splendid Sampler, I decided to try the  Mystery of the Salem Quilt Guild  pattern on the Crabapple Hill website.  I ordered all of the panels and the finishing kit.

I traced, colored and heat set the fabric.  I used a large window and taped the pattern and fabric down to get it traced accurately.

Coloring was so fun!  I felt like I was back in grade school again:)

I organized all of my threads and started embroidering.  It is like a permanent fabric adult coloring book with thread.  FUN!!

I just can’t say how much I am enjoying this project.  I am excited to start panel #2 of 3.





I know I will not have this embroidered, pieced and quilted by October, but maybe by next year…

It’s all SWEET!–Tracy:)