HQAL: Jane’s Quilt Update

The rain has been consistent and happily has kept me indoors crafting. It’s been another three weeks and time to update you on the hand quilting project I have been working on. I haven’t made as much progress as I would have liked but I am happy as I continue to get closer to a finish.

Just one picture of my progress this time. I completed the dark color cabin logs of this corner, which completes a bottom section all along the bottom or top, either way you look at it. You might notice the bottom and side log are not stitched and that is because I am not stitching all along the borders as there will be a binding that will cover them. I have moved the hoop to the next dark section and once that is done a complete half of the quilt will be finished. Actually I will be about 3/4 completed πŸ™‚

I have been alternating with a baby quilt I am also hand quilting. Just a quick reminder of what it looks like.

Is anyone else feeling the crunch to get some Christmas gifts completed ? I can hardly believe we’re in November. I finished another hand quilted quilt that I haven’t shown as it is a Christmas gift. I have it wrapped and ready for mailing out for December 1st. I don’t want to ruin the surprise so I will show it in another update once it has arrived.

Also occupying my time and these rainy days are a few more junk journal pocket Christmas cards.

This card is so much fun ~ pic 1 has a vintage pin with monogrammed dangle attached onto the bottom ruffle. This has 2 pockets with journaling cards in them. Pic 2 the sweet framed golden song birds is the top tuck spot that holds the church card. There is gold glitter on the frame. Pic 3 is the back and these cards are attached with tiny clips. All of the printables are from RubyandPearlxo who you can find on youtube and she also has an Etsy shop.

This one is a favorite. Madonna themed and simple, the rose pocket holds 2 journaling cards and a vintage postcard. The rose pocket wraps around to the back framing in the rest of the printable. I should add the papers, also from RubyandPearlxo, are glued to a piece of sturdy card stock.

Now I am off to check in with the others and then get in some quality quilting time. Be well and see you all at the next check in.

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. Enjoy visiting the other members of our group!Β 

Kathy,Β Margaret,Β Deb,Β Nanette,Β Sharon,Β Karrin,Β Daisy, andΒ Cathie


19 thoughts on “HQAL: Jane’s Quilt Update

  1. Laura November 6, 2022 / 5:04 pm

    You are making good progress on the log cabin quilt! And I love the pocket cards…so creative! πŸ™‚

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    • Sharon November 6, 2022 / 9:47 pm

      Thank you Laura ~ how’s the weather over in your northeast corner? Really cooling down here and lots of rain but gorgeous πŸ™‚

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      • Laura November 7, 2022 / 12:17 am

        I hear the west coast is pretty turbulent with wind and rain! My northeast corner has snow! I always like the first few snowfalls…so pretty! But then I am ready for spring and light! This year, I want to have a different attitude and enjoy the entire winter season. We’ll see if I can do that! Ha, ha! πŸ™‚


        • Sharon November 7, 2022 / 1:00 am

          I’ll be holding on to positive thoughts for a great attitude in your winter wonderland !

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  2. Cathie J November 6, 2022 / 5:55 pm

    I like the quilting on your Log Cabin. You are making good progress. I love that baby quilt also.

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    • Sharon November 6, 2022 / 10:06 pm

      Thank you Cathie, the baby quilt is close to being finished and then I will show it.


  3. Karrin Hurd November 6, 2022 / 7:05 pm

    Lovely projects you are working on. I love the cards!

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    • Sharon November 6, 2022 / 10:07 pm

      Thank you Karrin ~ I am having so much fun making the journal Christmas cards this year πŸ™‚


  4. Luanne November 6, 2022 / 7:29 pm

    I sure love junk journals and quilts, both!!! That log first quilt makes me so nostalgic for a time period WAY before I was alive!

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    • Sharon November 6, 2022 / 9:38 pm

      Thank you Luanne πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to get her finished and curl up under it on these colder winter nights!


  5. kathyreeves November 7, 2022 / 2:07 am

    I’m glad you are keeping the log cabin quilt for yourself! You moved the hoop, so hurray! The baby quilt is going to be a treasure, it is adorable!

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    • Sharon November 7, 2022 / 1:52 pm

      I am going to enjoy her warmth and my labor for a few years and then pass her on to my daughter. I need to get this baby quilt done and a new one started πŸ™‚

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  6. Deb November 7, 2022 / 2:28 am

    The quilt is coming along close to a finish . The cards are neat,love seeing you work your magic with these charming pocket cards. Looking forward to seeing the baby quilt finished.

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    • Sharon November 7, 2022 / 1:53 pm

      Thank you Deb, I am having so much fun making these cards. I am much closer to a finish then a start now which feels great πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Susan Nixon November 9, 2022 / 9:14 pm

    I couldn’t believe another three weeks went by already! You’ve made a lot of progress. I recognize a lot of those prints from earlier days of quilting.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Christina November 20, 2022 / 5:15 pm

    Great progress on your quilting, Sharon! And thanks for sharing another junk journal content creator! I’ll have to check her out. Your pocket cards are stunning!


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