Little Hopscotch Ready to Quilt

Handful of Scraps, Quilty 365 – The Final Frontier, scrap quilts

Well first I need to clean the machine, oil and change needle then maybe I will be ready – I pinned basted the baby quilt yesterday and really didn’t do a whole lot else – put it down to a couple poor nights sleep.  I do not know if I will work on it this weekend but it is ready for me whenever I am ready.  It shouldn’t take long to do.  Straight lines but I am not sure how dense they will be.

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I had found 5 yards of a neutral from Hancock’s of Paducah awhile back for 3.99 a yard and grabbed it – glad I did these very light stripes will work out great for the backing of this little quilt and leave me with plenty for another project.

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I got almost all of the papers out of Handful of Scraps – I had left them all in until now – I decided to remove all but the outside two rows before I attached the red hexie flower – a lot more to attach but I did get that part done.  Although I have been enjoying this quilt and the accuracy of the papers I think I still like regular hand piecing more – I don’t care for printing the fabric out through with the printer as I had done with some projects with Inklingo – I almost think I prefer to draw lines around more than anything if I will hand piece – I always have trouble with my printer it seems and I never get the freezer paper to stick to the fabric well enough when using Inklingo although plenty of quilters do not have a problem with that, I have followed the instructions to a T but still have problems with it unless I use batiks which stick really well to freezer paper and go through the printer easily.  I find regular quilters cotton do not stick well enough on freezer paper and go through my printer with ease.  I do not know if I will do EPP again for a large project but I will finish this one with it as I started and easiest to continue that way in my mind.  Maybe I continue to need more practice but I do love the flexibility of no papers at all so far the best.  I find it interesting to compare stitching methods and decide which works best for me.

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This area of The Final Frontier was worked on Thursday night -linking to Tweety Loves Quilting today.

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And this part was being worked on Friday night.  It is going rather slow – almost 30 hours of hand quilting work already in this quilt and it is much harder to tell the progress on this quilt with it being on point but I think when I roll this part down that it will possibly be a quarter of the way done or will be the time after that when I roll it down.

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6 comments… add one
  • Kaholly Aug 27, 2016

    Oh, so yummy! Your pictures always come out so clear. Keep up the good work! XO
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  • Kathi Aug 27, 2016

    I just love your Baby Hopscotch… I love your backing for it too… and what a deal you got! Just by shopping savvy! Have fun with this quilting job when you are in the mood to start it… I am sure it will quilt up fast 🙂
    Mostly, I love your reviews on things… like your review on EPP… I haven’t done a hexi project yet… but I know I will try different methods just from watching and reading your reviews on different ways to achieve a hexi project completion.
    Final Frontier is looking AWESOME!!! Thanks for throwing those shots in this post too! Hope your weekend brings you weather for outdoor activities… still no rain here… though we have some forecasted we don’t believe it until we feel the drops on us!!! Kathi
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  • Marianne Aug 27, 2016

    Do you find the freezer paper sticks better when it’s new? I can’t figure out why it sticks well sometimes and not others. Like you, I follow directions, but sometimes it comes unstuck with things like hexies, especially if they’ve been sitting around a while.

    That little quilt is really cute – love the colors.

  • Deb Aug 27, 2016

    you are right and I never thought about it until now….I have few batiks but what little I do have….if I am using any for applique the freezer paper adheres easily and quickly whereas with cotton I have to have the iron down a good 30 seconds if not longer. I do double strength freezer paper a lot but either way…single or double, it is easier with a batik.
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  • Kat Aug 27, 2016

    Hi Karen. You have been so busy in my time of being absent of reading blogs. I was catching up and that pattern of Jen you like is one that published in the 1930’s Kansas Star paper. It’s a 10″ block called air-ship propeller. It’s free pattern I have if you would like a copy I could mail to you. Let me know. I could email you a pic if you want.

  • Alida Aug 27, 2016

    Your projects looks great, I really like “The Final Frontier”, it’s super fun and scrappy! I have never had luck printing on fabric. I think a lot has to do with the printer and the way each printer feeds the paper… maybe some are more tolerant than others with things with a weird texture (like fabric and freezer paper). Maybe also different freezer paper brands have different stickyness level. Thanks for linking up on my blog!!

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