Hand Quilt Along – 13/05/18

Happy Sunday readers and happy mothers day if you are in Australia!
I’m very happy I’m made lots of progress on my English paper piecing this time around. My mum was over visiting last week and we were working on it together (she was cutting the fabric and also helped me with choosing some new fabrics). She was very excited to be able to participate in this project, as it will be a quilt for baby. I don’t see my parents very often as they still live in France but this really made our weekend together extra special.
Maybe it was the extra help or I have just been very inspired to work on it (considering I didn’t have any update last time), either way I’ve added quite a few more diamond shapes to the quilt.
I’m now past half way up, but I think I’ll fill in some of the bottom before going much higher. Mum and I also chose a back for the quilt, and I couldn’t resist taking a picture of my EPP on top of it to show you.

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The back is a bit big at the moment but I will trim it to size after I quilt the lot, to make sure it doesn’t end up too small after quilting.
That’s it for me, I hope you had a wonderful week and we will be back for another update on the EPP in three weeks!
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.
Here are the others participating in this HQAL, please go check their posts!

 

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21 responses to “Hand Quilt Along – 13/05/18

  1. Deb

    You’ve have made some wonderful progress! Do you choose a fleece or flannel backing ?

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  2. I wish I could help you! It’s going to be so beautiful, and I love that backing.

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  3. You got a lot done! That’s great–and it’s so nice that you could spend time with your mother, working on it!

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  4. That’s coming along well!

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  5. Happy Mother’s Day to you Emma, as you nurture the life growing inside! The quilt is really coming along, and how special to have you mom with you for a weekend to work on it together! I love your backing fabric!

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    • Thanks Kathy, to you too, I bet you were happy to see girl 1 this weekend 😊 it was so special to have mum help me with it, and she chose the perfect backing!

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  6. I can’t think of a better way to spend time on this quilt! Three generations of quilting happiness all together- Grandma, Mom, and new little baby on the way❤️❤️. I love it!!

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  7. It’s coming along really well!

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  8. claire93

    gorgeous choice of backing fabric

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  9. Well done, it is growing fast now. I love the backing fabric too. It looks light and cheerful. 🙂

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  10. Eeek I love it even more as it grows 😀

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