Baking/cooking, Handful of Scraps, Postage Stamp Quilt, Winter Wonderland

So what was done yesterday – these hexies for Handful of Scraps are now basted and ready to stitch.


One set of stems for the Postage Stamp border were cut and fused into place ready for stitching.


These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffins were made late in the day to bag and put in the freezer for breakfast – that should last me awhile.  I had one last ziplock bag of mashed pumpkin to use that was in the freezer from last fall.


Wednesday night at the quilting frame I got all but this last block in the row quilted on Winter Wonderland – I finished it last night and rolled the quilt down – 4 rows left to do!! I am linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict today and Fort Worth Fabric Studio and Crazy Mom Quilts.


The purple fossil fern fabric was put in the sink with hot water to soak, changed the water out about 4 times to get excess dye out of it – I think it will be ok now to use for the backing of The Final Frontier  when it is ready to go on the frame – of course I forgot to soak the indigo navy blue that is used for the sashing so the whole quilt will need to be washed 3 or 4 times to get all the excess dye out of it anyhow – but at least one of them was soaked!  Usually I don’t have too much trouble with dye – even if it isn’t soaked before hand if I wash it several times most of the dye comes out then and doesn’t give me a headache.  As long as it comes out before the quilt gets in the dryer it is usually manageable!!

NOTE on yesterdays post:  Some of you are under the impression that I said I was going to make that quilt that I shared yesterday — I never said I was going to make that quilt  – the one with half inch hexies – about 20,000 of them!!!  I was just sharing – so don’t y’all ask me when I’m going to start it LOL – I know I like challenging quilts to make now and then – but hey I’m not sure I have enough life left in me to make that quilt!!!!  If I would ever happen to decide to make it y’all will be the first to hear about it!

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6 comments… add one
  • Gretchen May 20, 2016

    I checked out the link yesterday for the hexie quilt. What amazed me was she made it in 2 1/2 years!!!! She must have not done anything else for those years. I won’t be making that quilt either but I do see on line other people who are and they are all beautiful. Have a great day. Blessings, Gretchen
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  • Kathy May 20, 2016

    I can’t imagine anyone making a large quilt from half inch hexies! I have papers for 3/4″ POTC … we’ll see if I’m brave enough to actually try it. But I really need to finish my two EPP projects (MWFG and bow ties). Ha!

    Those muffins look so yummy! I’m not sure that I could have had enough willpower to freeze them all. 😉
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  • Kathi May 20, 2016

    All your projects look like they are in fun stages right now! So happy you are on the downhill of your Christmas quilt… time to get something lively on there… didn’t you say Final Frontier was going on there next??
    If I ever do epp I would do as you are baste a few and sew them together and baste a few and sew them together.. I like your method I think… would love to see some of your stitching up close if you can get pics sometime!
    Your muffins will be a nice breakfast for sure!!! Great job throwing in a bit of baking in your day 🙂 I though you were admiring that quilt… I didn’t think you would do something that big with that small of pieces! lol Kathi
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  • Nancy May 20, 2016

    Enjoy your blog each day. Am amazed a how much you accomplish. Since you began your new project wit EPP I was wondering which is your favorite method–EPP or Inklingo??

  • Colleen May 20, 2016

    Me too inklingo or English paper piecing ? I think more than 2 of us would like to know .
    I haven’t inklingo d as I don’t have a computer/printer but I have “known” Linda Franz since before inklingo so I do know it just haven’t been able to do it

    I have English paper pieced (epp)
    I like epp for hexagons but not diamond shapes ( at least smallish ones)
    Rain tomorrow we are hoping

  • Sharon S May 22, 2016

    Wow, although that quilt made with 1/2″ hexies is gorgeous, anyone who undertakes that project has too much time on their hands!!!!
    The presenter at our last quilt meeting was giving us a lecture on repurposing old quilts – she said that the two most unfinished quilts were a Hexagon quilt and Wedding Ring quilt!! I can understand why!!!

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