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Clark’s quilt is finally done!

Hello everyone!

I am so happy to report that after years (!) of work on it, Clark’s quilt is finally finished! Well, to be fair it has been finished since July but I never seemed to find the time to post about it. I’ve really loved working on it, it was very slow as I’ve hand stitched pretty much the whole thing (except for the back of the binding). The best thing about this quilt is all the memories it holds. It has travelled all the way down from brisbane with us when we moved to Melbourne. It also has some fabrics in it that have come from Belfast when I went there for a conference, some fabrics that were gifted to me, and the back fleece that my mum bought when I was pregnant with Clark.

It fits perfectly on Clark’s bed! Win!

The best part is that Clark actually loves it, he has been carrying it around the house on some occasions and really likes cuddling up under it.

I have a new quilt idea already, this new one will also be very special but I’ll make a separate post to share my planning and progress with you 😊

I hope you’ve enjoyed the journey that this quilt has been on, and I’m so happy to be back blogging!

My attempt at a lifestyle shot 😅

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Hand Quilt Along – 22/12/19

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to start by wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a great new year for 2020! This year has been trying as I lost my grandad and my great-uncle and my grandma is also facing health issues. But 2019 has also brought great joy with watching Clark grow into the cutest little boy and meeting new friends.

Now, onto the quilt along! I have actually been working on my English paper piecing quilt again and it is getting so close to the end!

As you may be able to see, I only have a little bit on the side left to quilt and then I will be cutting the excess away and sewing the border on, yay!

Again, I hope you have a marvellous festive season!

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.

Kathy, MargaretEmmaTracyDeb, Susan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchen, Kathi,  Bella, Daisy and Connie

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Hand Quilt Along – 10/11/19

Hello everyone!

I’m a bit late again with my update, I started a new summer job last week (as there are no uni classes over summer) and it’s been pretty hectic! I’ve done a few more pages on Clark’s quiet book, and I thought I could share my Pinterest inspiration board as well 😀

I hope that I’ll be able to get some actually quilting done for next update! We have some new members as well this time, welcome Bella and Daisy, and welcome back Connie!

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.

Kathy, MargaretEmmaTracyDeb, Susan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchen, Kathi,  Bella, Daisy and Connie

Emma

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Hand Quilt Along – 20/10/19

Hello everyone!

Needless to say I have been shocking in the last months at blogging. September is always such a big month for us, between birthdays, the semester being in full swing (which lots of marking and long teaching days) and on top of all that I also had computer issues (my screen went completely dead and I had to have it replaced).

I also haven’t progressed very much on my quilt but I did some hand stitching that I still wanted to share with you. I have thought about making a quiet book for Clark for the longest time and I’ve started on a few pages. I would like to make one for each letter (eventually!). I have no order that I am going to follow, here are the first few that I have made.

Fingers crossed I don’t miss next instalment of the quilt along!

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.

Kathy, MargaretEmmaTracyDeb, Susan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchen and Kathi

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Hand Quilt Along – 18/08/19

Hello everyone!

I almost forgot but I didn’t! Here is my update on my english paper piecing and I have some progress yet again. It’s a bit hard to tell but I’ve added a lot on the sides so that most of the width is done.

I actually have been crafting a lot more recently too, I’m slowly but surely getting my crojo back and it sure feels good! I’ve been a lot more active on Instagram in the last few weeks and I’m planning on doing a big blog post soon with all my recent finishes.

I hope you’ve all been wonderful, and until next time!

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.

Kathy, MargaretEmmaTracyDeb, Susan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchen and Kathi

Emma

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Hand Quilt Along – 28/07/19

Hello everyone!

I am still there! I’m so sorry that I missed so many updates, but what can I say? Having an active little bub has been really crazy and doesn’t leave much time for sewing or for anything else. I have made some progress on my EPP though (in the last few months 😂) so here it is!

Since last time, I was able pin the layers together and it has helped a lot. I hope that everyone has been well and hopefully I’m able to make the next update!

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.

Kathy, MargaretEmmaTracyDeb, Susan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchen and Kathi

Emma

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Hand Quilt Along – 14/04/19

Hello everyone!

It is time again for an update on my EPP. I have done quite a lot of quilting in 3 weeks and I think it is just about time as it’s starting to get cold here and I’m sure baby Clark could do with a warmer blanket.

I have decided to quilt around each “heart” shape and I love how it looks. I’ve taken my progress picture from the back so that you can see the quilting better.

I’ve probably already quilted about 1/4 so hopefully this won’t take too much longer before I can cut it back to size and bind it.

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful 3 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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Hand Quilt Along – 24/03/19

Hello everyone!

I did it! My EPP quilt top is finished! I’m feeling very proud of this accomplishment and I’ve even started quilting it (sorry I didn’t take any pictures of the start of the quilting but I will for next time).

I had lots of fun choosing the colour of the thread for the quilting and went with a yellow, as I think it will compliment the colours I have on the top quite well. It just started to get colder here as well so it’s nice to sit under the quilt and work on it in the evenings. I’m sorry that I still haven’t been back to regular posting but it would seem that life with a 6 months old is no calmer than life with a newborn!

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Picture of Mr. Clark, who apparently has already learnt to read without me 😂

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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Hand Quilt Along – 03/03/19

Hello everyone!

I’m a bit late again with my hand quilt along post but better late than never right? I was back at work on Monday and had to make sure everything was ready for Clark and I!

It was slow progress on my EPP this time but still some progress.

It’s official I only have the top 3 rows to finish! It can only mean one thing, it’s time for me to go to the craft store and buy a big quilting hoop!

I hope you’ve all been great.

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.

KathyLoriMargaretKerryEmma (that’s me!), TracyDebConnieSusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrin, and Gretchen

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Hand Quilt Along – 10/02/19

Hello readers!

It seems that I’ve been caught up in life again and forgot all about my blog but at least I’ve made some progress on my EPP! If in the mean time you are interested in my other projects on the go, I’ve been posting a couple pictures on my instagram account (my username is EmmaCraftsDesign).

Mr Clark has been a handful too, we’ve been busy going to the pool, to the gym and visiting his little friends and he is loving life!

Here is the progress on my EPP.

I think I might have a finish by next time! Hope you have all been great and that I’ll be able to catch up on some blogging.

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.

KathyLoriMargaretKerryEmma (that’s me!), TracyDebConnieSusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrin, and Gretchen

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