HQAL: Jane’s Quilt Update

Happy January and the start to another great year of hand quilting. I am continuing work on Jane’s quilt. I am now 1 year in working on her. She is kept front and center in the living room on the couch doing double duty; reminding me to work on her when I am just vegging watching tv and keeping me cozy warm.

At our last posting I showed you this picture, there’s not much visual excitement.

But I have made some real head way these last three weeks, having completed 25 logs (if I’ve counted right) of the this log cabin beauty.

I have also started another quilting project. Another baby quilt for my granddaughter who is expecting her first child in April. It is a baby boy! The nursery theme is desert/western. I wasn’t having much luck finding anything at our local fabric stores. I was looking for something cactus, roadrunner etc. My daughter found a great online fabric store (not just fabric) called Spoonflower. The selections for this theme was mind boggling. I have already begun and am making good progress. The front is cute with all kinds of dinosaurs pulling wagons and cowboys on bucking dino’s and the back fabric has cute snakes in cowboy gear. Now I must admit, I have a deep seated aversion to snakes but these are cute and since I wasn’t the one solely picking the fabrics I had to cave and endure my long standing fear.

Here’s a little peek into the nursery. My daughter free hand drew and painted this desert theme for the crib background

Before I close till next check in I wanted to say a big welcome back to Connie πŸ™‚ Below are the links for checking on the others in this group.

Hand Quilt Along Links

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.

KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrinDaisyConnie, and  Cathie 


17 thoughts on “HQAL: Jane’s Quilt Update

  1. craftycreeky January 8, 2023 / 10:17 pm

    The log cabin quilt looks great, you’ve certainly more patience than me hand-quilting a log cabin πŸ™‚ Your daughter has done a fab job painting the scene in the nursery too.

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    • Sharon January 8, 2023 / 10:24 pm

      This was/is a huge undertaking for sure πŸ™‚


  2. Deb January 8, 2023 / 11:22 pm

    I’d say 25 logs makes a nice update! Love the baby quilt … and I agree those snakes aren’t as intimidating as real ones. Fantastic wall painting!!!

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    • Sharon January 9, 2023 / 12:05 am

      When she picked out that fabric, my initial was – no way, even pictures throw me into panic, but they are pretty cute!

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  3. kathyreeves January 9, 2023 / 12:03 am

    That’s plenty of stitching Sharon, and how nice that you can be cozy warm while you work! I love the new baby quilt! Your daughter is quite the artist; the mural is fantastic. πŸ˜€

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    • Sharon January 9, 2023 / 12:07 am

      Thank you Kathy, she really is quite artistic and I wish she would do a little more with it.

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  4. Laura January 9, 2023 / 4:10 pm

    Great progress on quilting the logs, Sharon! Super exciting to welcome a new baby to the family! The fabric is adorable! I love the theme for the baby’s room…not the usual blue or pink! So fun! My granddaughter is painting a tropical scene on one of her bedroom walls. I am enjoying watching her progress as she texts me photos. πŸ™‚

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    • Sharon January 9, 2023 / 4:32 pm

      We love when our daughters are creative. Marissa sends me blow by blow too. It so fun watching them take on life. I raised my family in the desert and granddaughter was born there. She’s tapping into her memory and beginnings πŸ™‚

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      • Laura January 10, 2023 / 2:55 am

        Hubby and I lived in the Mojave Desert for a time. Beautiful there!πŸ™‚


        • Sharon January 11, 2023 / 5:23 pm

          We must have covered this with all our family similarities but where in the Mojave? I raised my family in Yucca Valley just north of Palm Springs

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        • Laura January 11, 2023 / 9:07 pm

          I think we must have covered this, but I don’t remember either.
          I graduated from Antelope Valley High in Lancaster. Hubby and I moved shortly after that. πŸ™‚

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        • Sharon January 11, 2023 / 11:20 pm

          oh how funny, my 3 oldest girls were born in Lancaster, my husband worked in for GTE in L and then moved to the Yucca Valley office πŸ™‚

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        • Laura January 12, 2023 / 5:48 am

          That is great! What a world! πŸ™‚

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  5. Texas Quilter January 9, 2023 / 6:15 pm

    Great artistic work! We love the South West – especially Sierra Vista AZ (as you probably know!) Your Log Cabin quilt is really something to be proud of!

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    • Sharon January 11, 2023 / 5:24 pm

      Thank you Nanette – my living room is south west – I am really a desert lover here in the NW.


  6. Susan Nixon January 10, 2023 / 9:08 pm

    Adorable fabrics! 25 logs is a LOT of progress. That quilt will be an old friend forever, and this is the time to cozy up with a quilt to do. Your daughter is as talented as you are, in a different arena. I know where she got that talent! What a beautiful room for a new baby. I love that it isn’t babyish. That design can grow with the child and be good for a long time. The quilt will be a wonderful blankie to be loved.

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    • Sharon January 11, 2023 / 5:25 pm

      TY Susan ~ Your so right about the room decor. I didn’t;t think of it being the perfect room to grow with a growing boy


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