HQAL: 3 Week Check In

It’s amazing how quickly 3 weeks can fly by. Those 21 days really marks progress or not and this week I must report no progress at all was made once I finished quilting ‘Wishing You Good Will’

I am simply not sure how I want to do her border. I did watch a few youtube videos to gets some ideas and to learn more about cutting on the bias (thanks to many of your suggestions)

What I did do was work on my project with a deadline which was the baby quilt for my granddaughter, expecting her first child, a boy in May. The shower is on March 23rd and  I needed to get going on this.

So I have switched project gears with this posting and focused my attention on this new hand quilting project for this hand quilt along check in.

Back in January, I posted my fabric choices and ideas. Last week I finished up all the blocks and pieced the blanket together.


A slight fabric change was needed. I had originally planned to do all the sashing in a solid light gray but realized I did not have enough material. A quick trip to the fabric store, only to discover they were all out of what I needed soon led to finding the complementary material to the original block choice with the little princely bears…. I couldn’t be more pleased.

With 1 block left to quilt, I’ll be moving on to the border today




I used a light gray thread to quilt with but after I was into it I began thinking perhaps a light turquoise might actually have worked better.  No turning back and no second-guessing myself, I continued on.  The border will be a wide medium gray blanket binding with a dark gray pom pom ric rac.


The shower is being held in Oregon City, Oregon the home of my granddaughter, and I will be traveling from my home state of Washington. I will be gone  22 – 24th which looks like falls on our next 3-week posting. If I miss the update, I know you will forgive me 🙂


Please take some time and visit some of the other amazing projects of the other participants in this quilt along.

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

10 thoughts on “HQAL: 3 Week Check In

  1. kathyreeves March 4, 2019 / 1:30 am

    That quilt is turning out so sweet! Of course we will forgive you if you miss, but I hope you show us the quilt with all its pompoms!

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    • nwpaintedlady March 4, 2019 / 2:41 pm

      Great – I am on the right path and will let the creativity inspiration flow 🙂


  2. Karrin Hurd March 4, 2019 / 5:15 pm

    Cute quilt. I’d like to see the Pom poms too

    Liked by 1 person

    • nwpaintedlady March 4, 2019 / 8:46 pm

      Thank you! I have them pinned in now and they look great.


  3. Texas Quilter March 4, 2019 / 6:33 pm

    So cute! I have heard that the yellow and grey are the colors the young Mothers like these days! Will miss you but you will return! Enjoy the Shower!!!

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    • nwpaintedlady March 4, 2019 / 8:48 pm

      I think your right about the gray color this year with the other soft tones. I am not sure of her color scheme but I know gray was it 🙂 I might miss posting but won’t reading all the great posts ~ Sharon


  4. Deb March 11, 2019 / 11:14 pm

    A charming baby quilt ,that backing will surely help those little eyes go to sleep.😍have fun ,and yes you’ll be missed!

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    • nwpaintedlady March 12, 2019 / 1:17 pm

      Thank you Deb ~ the date is fast approaching and I am ready for some baby shower fun!

      Liked by 1 person

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