HQAL: Capital T Quilt Update

Three weeks has brought some changes and I find myself moving right along. I received the batting I had ordered from Joann’s website.


With batting and backing material I was ready to sandwich it all together and get quilting.


I am using a Coats & Clark extra strong hand quilting thread in a cranberry colored to match the backing.

Next, the hand quilting actually began and I have completed 2 blocks, moving on to a 3rd already. I have only been quilting the inside of each block. I can tell already that I will be going back through once that is done, quilting the outside border of the larger block.


It’s  difficult to see the stitching on the blue block.


With the coronavirus here and causing great concern in our area we have pretty much socially distanced ourselves from our community. We have not been out since the 4th, except for 2 trips I have made to the grocery store. My husband has severe emphysema. It was critical I take pro active measures immediately.

One of the up sides to this, was that plenty of quilting had been getting done.

To all my quilting friends and family, sending out a prayer for calm healthy weeks ahead for us all as we navigate through this crisis. While we are distancing ourselves from one another physically let’s remember to reach out to friends and family and check in on one another. I look forward to hearing from you all on the next check in.

Now time to go and blog hop 🙂

Kathy, MargaretEmmaTracyDeb, Susan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrin, Gretchen, Kathi,  Bella, Daisy and Connie

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 above.

18 thoughts on “HQAL: Capital T Quilt Update

  1. Texas Quilter March 15, 2020 / 2:24 pm

    I know you are happy happy to get the top to this point! Nice quilting! Stay safe. We have to go to BAMC for PT 3 times this week and I have an eye appt and then Friday is the day of the heart cath! So far so good! When I go somewhere, before I leave I go into the restroom and wash my arms to my elbows and then leave. It appears to be working so far! Also use masks and keep sanitizer in my purse!

    It would be great if they tried to keep things more sanitary from now on – bet the flu would not be spread so quickly – Hugs

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    • Sharon March 15, 2020 / 2:41 pm

      Happy for sure! Sounds like you have a great routine going for your trips out. Hang in there, I will be thinking of you through the week especially on Friday 🙂


  2. kathyreeves March 15, 2020 / 3:10 pm

    Your hand quilting is lovely, Sharon! I’m glad you guys are doing well. We are ready to hunker down here. I will make a run to the grocery store on Monday I think, and probably a quick stop for some neutral fabric so I have more than enough to get me through! I’m working through protocols for on line lessons this week and next. School’s closed for this week at least (deep cleaning and disinfecting) but they had the kids take home all books so they could go online next week if necessary.

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    • Sharon March 15, 2020 / 6:08 pm

      Thank you Kathy ~ I just need to pick up my taxes sometime next week. I’m in with what I have for now 🙂 If you remember I still have the double wedding ring king quilt I need to add the binding to so I think I am in for the long haul with lots of crafts to complete 🙂 Life is truly impacted but I think with the right mind set we can deal with this. Stay well

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  3. Karrin Hurd March 15, 2020 / 4:45 pm

    Great progress! My husband has asthma, and coughs severely on a regular basis, so we are protecting ourselves too. Happy stitching!

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    • Sharon March 15, 2020 / 6:10 pm

      I’ll be thinking of you Karrin and your husband. Mine has emphysema and is coughing as I write…oh boy! Stay safe and protected.


    • Sharon March 15, 2020 / 9:41 pm

      Organizing projects sounds like a great with the kids help. With the schools closed lots of creative ideas will be needed to keep them active and busy. Our schools are closed through April 24th at this time. No kids at home anymore but thinking of the grands 🙂


  4. Deb March 15, 2020 / 8:15 pm

    Your stitching is lovely! It’s exciting to see that your this far along as you have worked hard on this quilt! It’s nice and warm here,so Leona and I are going to soak up some sunshine. Leona on the porch… me…in the flowerbed.

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    • Sharon March 15, 2020 / 9:45 pm

      Thank you on the stitching and what a lovely day soaking up some sun with Leona on the porch and you in the flowerbed. Sunny and lovely here too. I took the rain cover off the chair and soaked up some sun too, read on the porch today 🙂 heavenly 🙂

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  5. Tracy @ It's a T-Sweets Day! March 16, 2020 / 12:46 am

    I feel very much the same as you Sharon. It is a good time to stitch and visit online. I love cotton batting. You are in for a few weeks of good stitching:). But really, stay healthy!❤️❤️❤️

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    • Sharon March 16, 2020 / 2:29 pm

      The same to you and your family Tracy – stay healthy ❤


  6. Susan Nixon March 17, 2020 / 1:24 am

    Sweetly said. Sharon. Your quilting work is coming along great. I find that hand quilting is a great time to meditate on scriptures or listening to classical music and getting lost in just the music. I hope you enjoy the peaceful time you have with family and quilting.

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    • Sharon March 17, 2020 / 2:02 pm

      Thank you Susan ~ Sitting here thinking about what you said and I came up with ‘Quilting is medicine for the soul’

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      • Susan Nixon March 17, 2020 / 10:15 pm

        Well said! And true, too. =)

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