Not Much Left

Joseph’s Coat, quilts

I am getting closer and closer to a finish on both of these quilts that it has been hard to make myself take breaks.   They will both be finished this week.

This side is done.  As I had said I was not putting in a lot of embroidery but just a little bit.


some close ups.




I got this section quilted last night.


I will be so glad to get these two done and move on to some of the others.  I will be getting back to work on two projects that I haven’t touched while finishing these two quilts and starting some new ones as well.  Besides starting new projects I will get one of the smaller quilts pin basted and put in the quilting hoop so I can make some progress on that as well.

I want to make some easy quilts in the upcoming year and start another complex quilt – I’m just not sure what designs I am going to use as of yet.  I also want to get back to cutting up the scraps into useable pieces and organize more.   Do you have plans for new quilts in the new year or do you not plan ahead?

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13 comments… add one
  • Jo Nov 5, 2012

    Goodness, your quilts are stunning. I’m starting to sound like a quilt stalker! I continue to be wowed by your work…JC is still my favorite.

  • Debbe Nov 5, 2012

    I’m in agreement with Jo, your quilts are absolutely stunning.
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  • Karen Nov 5, 2012

    thanks Jo and Debbe – I guess I just love making quilts 🙂

  • Sarah DiDomizio Nov 5, 2012

    I love the embroidery you’re doing on the borders. Its just enough to make you really look and say “WOW!”. 🙂

    Congrats on being so close to finishing up Joseph’s Coat! It looks great so far and I’m sure you’ll be happy once its finished and you see the whole thing laid out again.

    I have a few new quilts planned for next year, but I have a lot of finishes I want to complete, too. I have a 60×60 Lone Star wall hanging that I’ve been putting off quilting because I want to do some custom work on it, but I’m not sure of the design yet. I also have a 75×85 Bonnie Hunter quilt that I need to get quilted.

    I probably have the problem that lots of quilters do…. so many projects and not enough time. 🙂
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  • Catherine Nov 5, 2012

    Great progress Karen and your quilts are all stunning. I recently purchased the book “simply fat quarters”. There are several quilts I want to make from that book. Of course, there is never enough time in the day to do so. Still working on my granddaughter’s quilt. She is two so hopefully I’ll get it finished before she starts pre-school…lol!

  • Marianne Nov 5, 2012

    Isn’t it great to be close to the end? I’m sewing the three sections of a quilt I’ve been quilting together today and tomorrow. Then I’ll add and quilt the side borders. It does feel good to accomplish something! I’ve been thinking about future projects, too. Have a tub of purples I want to use somehow – maybe a sampler? – and a window pane quilt, quite easy, made with Indonesian scraps. But for some reason I’ve been collecting yellows and oranges, so guess a sherbet quilt is in my future, too. So many quilts…

  • Valerie Nov 5, 2012

    Love your quilt. In your regards to your question about quilts for next year, I hope to start on a cathedral window quilt. Either later this year or next year I want to start on a Granny Square quilt as well. Those are the only quilts I can think of at the moment, although I do have lots of quilt patterns to get more ideas.

  • Vivian Nov 5, 2012

    Love the embroidery on the border. You are getting down to the end on both. What a good feeling.

    My plans for next year is to get Kelsey’s wedding ring quilt back out and complete it. Still deciding if I am going to hand quilt it or not.

    I want to make a couple of Christmas quilts from the fabric I have to give to someone in my family and someone in Larry’s family next Christmas.

    Other than that, I have one top finished and ready to quilt, two quilt tops needing a border or applique, and enough star blocks to make a quilt, but needing sashing of some type.

    I know there will be more ideas that come up and will get finished before these do. lol
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  • glen/quiltSwissy Nov 5, 2012

    Both quilts are incredible. I know you will be glad to start new things!

    I have several new things planned for 2013!!!


  • Sue Nov 6, 2012

    You are doing a marvellous job on both your quilts. I’m loving watching your progress on both of them. I’ll be working on Bonnie Hunter’s new mystery, work on some WIPs and I’m sure start lots of new projects!
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  • Kathleen Nov 6, 2012

    Watching the Joseph’s Coat and it’s amazing. I ALWAYS plan on finishing UFOs and never do. Starting the Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt against my better judgement. If I ever win the lottery I’m going to pay someone to finish up all my projects just so I don’t feel guilty starting a new one.

  • jojo Nov 6, 2012

    Oh how I love your Jacobs Coat quilt and wish I could reach through the computer screen and just pet it. LOL 🙂

  • karen Nov 7, 2012

    I joined 7, count em’ , 7 block of the months this year, including common bride so i think I’ll be very busy. Those and the few I have unfinished in my workroom totals 12 quilts this year! EEKS!

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