HQAL: Two Project Updates With Smiles

At our last check in I showed you the baby quilt I had been working on.

Consensus ~ the satin blanket binding was way to wide, covered the green inside sashing and just had to be go bye bye


Changed and finished






No baby yet with a date of 31 October were not to far away now




My second and on going project has been the “T’ block quilt.

I had also shown you my first attempt at sashing using black and well

Yuk – all wrong again πŸ™‚


With your help and suggestions I feel like I am on the right path again …although my photography skills are lacking ~

I am framing each block with a coordinating fabric. Five down eleven more to go.






Thank you for stopping in and please take a moment to enjoy the work of the other amazing hand quilters in the group.

Kathy, Margaret,Β Emma,Β Tracy,Β Deb, Susan,Β Β Nanette,Β Β Edith,Β Sharon,Β Karrin,Β Gretchen and Kathi

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

21 thoughts on “HQAL: Two Project Updates With Smiles

  1. kathyreeves October 20, 2019 / 1:40 pm

    Sharon!!! The baby quilt is just perfect, a beautiful finish! I love what you are doing with the T Blocks, so glad you have landed on a solution you love. (I love it too.)

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    • nwpaintedlady October 20, 2019 / 2:29 pm

      Thanks Kathy πŸ™‚ I really love the baby quilt and how it turn out and so thankful for all the support to get it there. The ‘T’ block quilt has been kind of a sour lemon for me, color choices for the blocks, a real learning curve with the geese, I was a bit discouraged with this project but now I have done a totally reversal and feeling happy to be working on it.

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  2. Karrin Hurd October 20, 2019 / 3:00 pm

    Love the baby quilt. Great work on the T blocks!

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  3. claire93 October 20, 2019 / 3:17 pm

    baby quilt is so pretty, and yes, so much better with the narrower binding!

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    • nwpaintedlady October 20, 2019 / 4:30 pm

      I couldn’t agree more, this narrow border is perfect! Thank you Claire πŸ™‚


  4. Texas Quilter October 20, 2019 / 3:40 pm

    Baby quilt looks great. I knew you would be happier with the individual border. Looking great!


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    • nwpaintedlady October 20, 2019 / 4:32 pm

      Hugs back πŸ™‚ The individual border was the perfect ticket to bring this together. Happy with the baby quilt too πŸ™‚ Happy all around with this update!


  5. Gretchen October 20, 2019 / 3:44 pm

    The baby quilt is cute, will be much loved and used. I really like the way your T blocks look, I’m tempted to start making some. Happy Stitching!


    • nwpaintedlady October 20, 2019 / 4:36 pm

      Thank you Gretchen ~ The T Blocks are fun but I much prefer them all done in solid 2 colors, like red and white of blue and white. Nanette did a gorgeous T quilt this way.


  6. dezertsuz October 20, 2019 / 6:25 pm

    The baby quilt is much more balanced now. I’m glad you kept the lace bit, though. The other blocks are going to be such an interesting quilt. I didn’t think the black was as bad as you did, but the coordinating colors are very nice.

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    • nwpaintedlady October 20, 2019 / 6:49 pm

      Thank you Susan for your positive feedback πŸ™‚ I am thinking black may not be to bad piecing it all together but will most likely go with something else ~

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  7. Deb October 20, 2019 / 9:21 pm

    The trimming down of the binding has made a huge difference in the baby quilt,I love it! The blocks look nicer too! Well done!

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  8. KerryCan October 21, 2019 / 10:00 am

    Oh, yeah–that was the right choice, on the binding, for sure! You’re making great progress on your projects–looking forward tp seeing more of the T blocks and how that develops!

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    • nwpaintedlady October 21, 2019 / 9:14 pm

      Thanks Kerry – I was delighted to have the baby quilt done and looking so nice after the 1st binding fiasco. On to completing the T blocks πŸ™‚


  9. Bella G. Bear October 22, 2019 / 10:49 am

    I love that baby blanket! The colours are so bold and original and look fantastic


    • nwpaintedlady October 22, 2019 / 1:21 pm

      Thank you ~ I didn’t want to do anything to baby traditional for this gift. I am hoping (fingers crossed) that mom & dad will appreciate the look too πŸ™‚

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  10. craftycreeky October 23, 2019 / 9:32 pm

    Baby quilt is great, it’s lovely to see one that’s not all pastelly and cutsy. Blocks look great with the sashing too

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    • nwpaintedlady October 24, 2019 / 12:48 pm

      Thank you so much…I stayed away from the cutesy with this one as the parents are more ‘earthy – non traditional’ I hope that they love it πŸ™‚


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