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quilts, Quilty 365 – The Final Frontier

What a rainy day it was yesterday and more today and the upcoming week – we had about 1.5 inches which I know is way less than the people south of us got so I won’t complain!  I did get some quilting done yesterday afternoon– finally.

The Final Frontier on the corner and ready to roll down.


Wool batting giving some definition to those circles.  No extra padding here, I give the thread an extra little tug before I knot off and it puffs up nicely.


The first 8 inches or so are now done and ready to roll down.  I forgot to take a photo after I rolled it down but I will get another one today – the swimming was done last night on the Olympics (the parts I was watching that is) so most likely I will be back to my routine of evening quilting and maybe some of this and hexies daytime today – joining in on Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching.


The scrappy bricks – I set up in the morning stacking units together to have some ready to sew in the afternoon.


And I got done with about 60 of them and pressed and stacked.  I will try to get more done today in between hand quilting – we are to get more rain as I said so other than possibly getting some exercise I imagine I will be in the sewing room a good part of the day.  Link your scrappy projects at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.


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15 comments… add one
  • Deb Aug 14, 2016

    The quilting on FF is beautiful. We had a drizzle or two this morning but mostly it is just ridiculously humid…about 85 percent humidity right now.
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  • Quilter Kathy Aug 14, 2016

    Sounds like a great day ahead! Enjoyed seeing the quilting photos and the design you are stitching on the final frontier!
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  • Carole Aug 14, 2016

    Those circles are wonderfully stitched, I’d love to know your secret for those smooth edges.
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  • CathieJ Aug 14, 2016

    I love how your circles puff up with just the quilting. So pretty. I am looking forward to seeing all those bricks assembled into a quilt. Enjoy your rainy stitching day.
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  • CARLA Aug 14, 2016

    The wool is wonderful isn’t it? Your making great progress too!

  • Diann Bottrell Aug 14, 2016

    I’m going to enjoy seeing how your Scrappy Bricks quilt progresses. Those kinds of quilts are my favorite! Your Final Frontier quilt looks just beautiful! It’s amazing what the quiilting does for it.
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  • Karen Aug 14, 2016

    The Final Frontier. A good name for that quilt. Looks very much like outer space.
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  • Linda Aug 14, 2016

    I love that quilt and the wool batting is perfect to give the circles a nice “poof”!

  • Vic in NH Aug 14, 2016

    I so do admire the folks like you who do hand quilting! It is looking great and I love the poof to the circles, too!
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  • Kathi Aug 14, 2016

    Hey Karen.. lovely work completing the first row of final frontier!!!
    I love how your circle poof up too with your beautiful stitches.. did you cut out the back side when you appliqued them?
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  • Deb Aug 14, 2016

    What great texture your quilting is adding to FF. Love how the circles puff up.
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  • Vera Aug 14, 2016

    Oh, those bricks are looking good to me!

  • Cynthia Brunz Aug 14, 2016

    I love those little puffy circles 🙂 Wool batting is so wonderful to work with. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!
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  • Clare Aug 14, 2016

    Lovely look to your circles. Yes, wool it just so wonderful to use. I have enjoyed my visit.

  • Patricia Aug 15, 2016

    Your hand quilting is absolutely stunning! I am intrigued by your Scrappy Bricks! Love that fabric!
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