A Little Quilting Going On

Quilty 365 – The Final Frontier, scrap quilts

The machine is clean, needle changed and quilting commenced on Baby Hopscotch – and Hand quilting on The Final Frontier was continued as well – it is very nice to go back and forth with two methods for a change up in the day.

I will be linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching for the hand work as soon as I can this morning on the circles which I will continue today.  This is the area being worked on – I might get in some hexie work as well.  I really need to get a big section sewed to the body and then get more of the flower hexies started – I think I need close to 30 of them so it will soon be decision time for more colors.  I’m also linking to Quilting in More Fun than Housework.


Just good old stitch along the seams kind of quilting here on Baby Hopscotch – on both sides of the seams 1/4 inch out.  I will see what it looks like then and possible go up and down in the middle of the long rectangle units as well where the white blocks are to make it all secure.


The back – a bit more to do all of these seams need another line beside them – I think I got in about 40 minutes of quilting yesterday.


We worked outside again on the reconstruction area that we got started on at the beginning of the week taking apart the overgrown flower bed area by the driveway – all the rocks are now out of there and decorating the front of the work shop! Really we have them stacked – the workshop sits high off the ground on one side and we are building a wall in front of that area to close it off – photos tomorrow maybe – I forgot to get any yesterday before I sat down to do my post and it was getting dark.  I have most of the black eyed susan’s moved too and replanted, those things will grow just about anywhere so I would be surprised if they don’t come back next spring.  There are tons more bulbs to dig up – mostly day lilies, some daffodils and a little bit of iris’s – heaven knows where I will be planting all of these but I need to get them out of here – I might put the iris’s at the base of the bird feeder in the flower bed close to the house, they do not seem to spread as rapidly and will be easy to dig out and propagate when needed.

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13 comments… add one
  • Kaholly Aug 28, 2016

    Your quilts are looking great! All that yard work….I need to do the same, but…….well, I’ll be doing it all mybyself, so haven’t gotten motivated, yet. My Black-eyed Susans are just blooming now. Gosh, they are so pretty, splashes of yellow spread throughout the rock garden, which is so overgrown, it doesn’t look like much of a garden anymore! Don’t overdo it! XO
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  • Sarah Aug 28, 2016

    Your projects are looking great. You have such a lovely selection of fabrics too! It sounds like you have a lot of work to do in the garden.
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  • Deb Aug 28, 2016

    The quilting looks great on both projects and it sounds as if you got quite a lot done in the yard yesterday ! 🙂
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  • Kathi Aug 28, 2016

    Your quilty progress is awesome Karen. I would love to know how you tell what bulb is what unless they are already sprouted.. guess that would make sense… can you tell what a bulb is that isn’t sprouted though? Is there a website for that maybe?? I will look forward to yard pics if you are able to show them tomorrow… for now have a blissful Sunday friend! Kathi
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  • Kathy ... aka Nana Aug 28, 2016

    You are just so busy … I need to go take a nap after reading all that you’ve been up to. Ha! Seriously, I was up way too early so I was planning to take a nap in a little bit anyway. 😉 And after that nap, I’m determined to get out my MWFG.
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  • Kathi Riemer Aug 28, 2016

    Your projects are lovely. You have a well balanced day, projects inside and outside.
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  • CARLA Aug 28, 2016

    I think you might have the secret to tolerating machine quilting for me. Mixing it up with hand quilting. I find that I think machine quilting should go faster but sometimes that is not the case. Doing it in shorter time segments sounds like a great idea. Can’t wait to see your pics of your reworked area. I have a blank canvas in our backyard which is very small so I need to start collecting some idea of what I want to do there.
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  • The Joyful Quilter Aug 28, 2016

    Wow!! You’ve been busy in the sewing room AND in the garden!! I’m waiting for cooler weather to dig up my overgrown flower bed. It needs thinning desperately!!

  • Quilter Kathy Aug 28, 2016

    Great idea to be able to go back and forth between quilting projects so you don’t get repetitive stress injury!
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  • CathieJ Aug 28, 2016

    Your quilting is looking good. I like that you work on both kinds of quilting.
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  • Belarmina Antuña Aug 28, 2016

    Karen ! me encanta el edredón de círculos.
    buena semana

  • Cynthia Brunz Aug 28, 2016

    I think your quilting looks wonderful on both of your projects. Really pretty! Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!
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  • Patricia Aug 29, 2016

    I love your quilting on both of your projects. Quite beautiful – and inspiring!
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