Hexies and Quilting

Handful of Scraps, Wagon’s West (dresden plates)

I didn’t get done with a lot yesterday as we went to the family picnic in Northwest Arkansas a 2 and 1/2 hour drive from us – worth it because of being able to get together with family – yesterday though was sweltering 95 degrees under the shade trees and not all showed up and although we had a good time visiting I think we all agreed by 6 that we had it with the heat and most of us left.  It is always so nice being able to visit though and keep in touch.  I wish I lived a little closer so it would be easier to visit.  We chugged cold bottles of water and had hot dogs and hamburgers, plenty of veggie trays and fruit, chips and cookies.

In the morning before we left I got one hexie flower basted to work on for Handful of Scraps.


Quilted on this area of Wagons’ West Friday night.


Let’s see what I get done with on Sunday as I do believe the hot weather continues.  We will see.  I am linking to Quilting is More Fun then Housework today and of course Kathy’s Quilts: Slow Sunday Stitching.  I have to get in some slow stitching every day and on Sunday I can take extra time to catch up on the other slow stitching people out there in blog land.

I never know how many of you are interested in the notifications about the Craftsy sale but I do hear from some of you that you like the reminders so here is letting you know the sale ends tonight at midnight!

Craftsy is having a Christmas in July Sale!!!!    And that means it’s time to start thinking about all the incredible handmade gifts you’re going to give come December. So to make things a little easier, up to 60% off kits and supplies. Get everything you need to make something that’s for the holidays and from the heart. Sale goes through  Sunday night the 24th!  I noticed that the Fossil Fern fabric is now on clearance I wasn’t sure if that meant they were totally discontinuing so I asked and was told they are clearing it out – if you want to stock up on Fossil Ferns now will be a good time to do it.  I am so glad I have already purchased all I needed to finish up my quilt The Final Frontier and have the backing fabric to match up with it or I would be searching.


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12 comments… add one
  • Deb Jul 24, 2016

    It feels like a jungle here this morning…we had a drenching rain early evening with a few thunderstorms moving through but it’s just more humid now

    Enjoy your stitching today / keep cool 🙂
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  • Sandra B Jul 24, 2016

    We are having another steamy, hot and humid day in Virginia….and more of the same for the next few days…UGH!!!….good days for stitching!!

  • Sarah Jul 24, 2016

    I love hexies (whats not to love!) and your wagons west is looking amazing. Glad you had a nice family day yesterday.
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  • Quilter Kathy Jul 24, 2016

    It’s hot here too! That’s when a large quilting frame really comes in handy to keep the quilt off your lap! Great to see the Wagons West progress!
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  • Jennifer Jul 24, 2016

    The quilting on your Wagon’s West is coming right along. I love making hexies and your hexies are so pretty with all the bright colors. Hope you get some relief from the heat. We are still cool here in the Pacific Northwest, but it is starting to warm up some.
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  • Cynthia Brunz Jul 24, 2016

    Even with the heat you are still making progress. Hexies are the perfect summertime project. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!
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  • Jayne Jul 24, 2016

    Your quilting looks fantastic! And such a cute little hexie flower! Love it!

  • Jayne Jul 24, 2016

    Your quilting looks fantastic! And that is one cute hexie, too!

  • Belarmina Antuña Jul 24, 2016

    Karen aunque con calor y reuniones familiares,
    tus trabajos avanzan siempre bonitos,

  • CathieJ Jul 24, 2016

    Hubby and I tried to go to a local church’s summer fair last night, but we walked right through because it was just too darn hot. Your hexies look great and quilting is very pretty.
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  • Patricia Jul 25, 2016

    Such a pretty flower! Love your color choices! Hexies are so fun to work with, don’t you think?

  • Stephie Jul 26, 2016

    Ooh Karen that sounds wonderful despite the heat. 2 and a half hours travelling is perfect for some EPP – though I can’t imagine what it’s like to drive in that heat! Love your Wagons West, such beautiful quilting. Hope you have a good week and it gets a little cooler for you 🙂
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