HQAL – End of August 2020

Hello Everybody

Well what can I say , it would appear that I missed out a week and forgot to post on the other SAL that I am participating in.

However, I had a fairly successful week of staying at home making loads of Rose Window Blocks and also made some good progress on the Teacups Cross Stitch. My mind was buzzing with ideas as I had taken delivery of some new stash and I needed to plan out how this new quilt design was going to look. Once that was settled, I could sit back and actually get on with some sewing.

Amazingly I have sewn the side panel on the Seasonal Quilt, so only have to finish the other side and sew and few end pieces on the top section and it will be complete. The weather was very changeable when I was off work, first it was too hot (34 degrees C) – hardly anything was accomplished and then it stormed and cooled down to a comfortable 25 degrees, so I set too …… also part of the stash was the material I found and will use as backing to my Seasonal Quilt. (So happy when I saw this online at Sew Hot – it is called Rainbow Sprinkles Swiss Dots by Andover Fabrics)

First some Rose Window Blocks – I now have 52 completed blocks and loads more pieces cut and sorted. (Only another 44 to make ……….)

Secondly Teacups Cross stitch

Here is where I was……..

And here is where I am now

Well talking of tea -I’m off to make one …. ta rah! for now

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.

KathyMargaretTracyDebSusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchenDaisyConnieMonica and Sherrie



5 thoughts on “HQAL – End of August 2020

  1. The Rose Window blocks are beautiful. It is so hot here, it is just best to stay inside in the A/C! Happy stitching!


  2. Your Rose Window blocks are really beautiful. It’s such a great pattern. I used dotted swiss on my very first quilt I ever made (material on hand) it was difficult to work with (at that time) Is this a ‘raised dot’ or just printed. I love your teacup x stitch – its a favorite of mine 🙂


  3. Those Rose Window blocks are so interesting. I have to look closely to see they are the same pattern. I love blocks like that! Wonderful job. I liked your old Singer. I have a similar hand crank one, but mine is in a bentwood case, and I don’t have all those feet. I’m sure one of them is a ruffler, because that was an early foot on a singer, but I don’t know which one. You might take a look around ISMACS to see if you can match any of your feet to pictures they might have.


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