Postage Stamp and More

Baking/cooking, Postage Stamp Quilt, Wagon’s West (dresden plates)

I think some of my newer readers have not known what quilt my applique borders were going on from some comments I have gotten now and then so I thought it was time to drag the big thing out of the box – move the coffee table to give me plenty of floor space and lay it out.  Here is the Postage Stamp quilt that I worked on last year.  Over 2,000 tiny squares in this quilt – they are finished size of one inch.  I have made the borders wider than they needed to be so that I had plenty of room for the applique and I can see that I will be cutting about 3 inches off of the width – those three inches will most likely go on the top and bottom to square it all up a bit.  This quilt will be close to a 100 inch square when I am done with it.  The applique sides will be hanging down on the sides of the bed.  Right now I am thinking of how I will quilt it and I have not decided!


The last cluster of flowers that I had been working on since last week are finished – two more clusters and a couple more birds and maybe toss in some bees still and the first side will be done.


A little more on Wagon’s West done on Tuesday night.


The stitching on the rounds.


Six pints of diced tomatoes done – I did have to run down to the store to buy two roma’s to fill up the last jar but that was a pretty close count for how many I bought at the farmer’s market to go with what had ripen on the window ledge.


Last night when Mike got home I noticed how pretty the Crinum Lilies where standing up so straight and full, had to get a photo even though it was night.


A close up of what they look like – these are an old southern favorite that a friend gave me many years ago and they have multiplied and been transplanted several times.


Our high heat continues and is in the 90’s every day and humid.  I have been able to enjoy the mornings out on the porch though for a couple hours before it gets too hot.  Today maybe back to the Butterfly Quilt and the Hexies – both have been neglected for a few days.

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  • Deb Jul 7, 2016

    Love how that border looks next to the top and how pretty those lilies look at night time. You are very productive in your kitchen despite the heat. We had a thunderstorm and rain last night and this morning, even at 6 a.m. the humidity was’s like a jungle out there right now.
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  • Thimbleanna Jul 7, 2016

    Oh wow — how fun to see the border with the quilt — it’s going to be perfect Karen! And, as always, thanks for another shot of my favorite LOL!
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  • Dolores Jul 7, 2016

    That is such a pretty border and the quilt will be spectacular. Will it go on your bed?
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  • Michele Hill Jul 7, 2016

    Those lillies were often seen in the Morris tapestries too Karen! You are a busy girl as always x
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  • Michele Hill Jul 7, 2016

    Oops……that should have said lilies!!
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  • Marianne Jul 8, 2016

    Those lilies are gorgeous!

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