HQAL: Jane’s Quilt Update and another finish

Our last posting for the 2022 year, and I wanted to say thank you to Kathy for hostessing this quilt along.

I have been working on Jane’s Quilt since January 16, 2022. It’s coming up on a year and I feel like 2023 will see her finished possibly. Hand quilting takes time, good lighting and heart. Heart because there is so much love put into this art. When I am quilting, I sometimes find myself drifting into thought and then I realize I have stalled and have just been sitting with nothing getting done. It’s easy to do that with Jane’s quilt as it was a gifted heirloom quit top filled with so many personal memories. It’s easier to machine quilt and often I think how much quicker it would be to create a machine quilted beauty. Don’t think I haven’t thought that with this πŸ™‚ she is massive and time consuming, thick and heavy and not lending to summer quilting in the heat. Here she is and you can see that the pattern repeats on the back side slung over the fence.

I have been working on the dark colored logs these last 3 weeks and gotten 12 done moving the hoop 1x.

Another hand quilted project I have been working on was a baby quilt for our nephew who is having a boy. You may remember this quilt.

It is finished, gift wrapped and ready for pick up, actually today πŸ™‚

I am wishing you a magical holiday season filled with lots of love and laughter. Wishing you good health and happiness in the year to come.

The HQAL is an opportunity for hand quilters to share and motivate each other. The talented quilters below post every three weeks to show our progress and encourage one another. Stop by their sites to see what they are working on. If you have a hand project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrinDaisy, and Cathie


12 thoughts on “HQAL: Jane’s Quilt Update and another finish

  1. Texas Quilter December 18, 2022 / 7:14 pm

    You are doing a great job on the quilt! The baby quilt is just precious. Yes all this hand work takes time. I have realized that I accomplished more when we traveled each winter to Sierra Vista AZ – Lots of time to sit and do handwork! Now it has been the real world and for some reason I am not getting all done like I would like to, BUT alas – 2023 is coming quickly – always love a new year! Hugs

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    • Sharon December 19, 2022 / 3:01 pm

      Thank you Nanette – I really enjoyed making that baby quilt because of the sweet print fabric πŸ™‚


  2. Laura December 18, 2022 / 8:16 pm

    I think that repetitive hand stitching is soothing…I like the way that you described it…”When I am quilting, I sometimes find myself drifting into thought and then I realize I have stalled and have just been sitting with nothing getting done.” Not rushed, but thoughtful…a serene activity. (Most of the time anyway).
    Merry Christmas! πŸ™‚

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    • Sharon December 19, 2022 / 3:04 pm

      Thank you Laura – I like your word serene, how about meditative πŸ™‚ Lets curl up with snow falling, a stitch here, a snowflake there, another stitch ~ Marry Christmas back to you πŸ™‚

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  3. kathyreeves December 19, 2022 / 12:21 am

    Hand quilting is soothing, just like Laura said! I have to finish up some gifts as we are now having a live Christmas if the roads clear, but I will be glad to sit down and resume hand quilting! Your log cabin is shaping up beautifully, and the baby quilt is too cute!

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    • Sharon December 19, 2022 / 3:05 pm

      Thank you Kathy. My fingers are crossed the roads open and everyone is able to arrive safe and sound πŸ™‚

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      • kathyreeves December 20, 2022 / 3:17 am

        Thank you Sharon! I think one is in the air now enroute from Italy, and so far the weather looks fairly positive.

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  4. Deb December 19, 2022 / 12:54 am

    Those little whales are so cute! Love the baby quilt. Janes quilt is so special,and I’ve enjoyed seeing ,reading as you continue to quilt with love. Merry Christmas!!

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    • Sharon December 19, 2022 / 3:12 pm

      Thank you Deb. I was so thrilled when I found that whale fabric for the backing. I agree they are so cute! Merry Christmas to you and your family πŸ™‚

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  5. claire93 December 20, 2022 / 9:14 am

    well done on getting the baby quilt finished so fast!

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  6. raeleenjane December 22, 2022 / 7:34 pm

    So beautiful !!

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  7. Susan Nixon December 26, 2022 / 12:29 am

    It is slower than by machine, but I think that thinking time is really important, reflecting on whatever it is that crosses our minds. It’s relaxing to hand quilt, and rejuvenating. I haven’t had anything on my hand frame in a couple or three years, and I need to get something on there this year. Of course, there are a lot of other things I should be doing, too! LOL


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