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

Ok now that the part of the Olympics are over that I am interested in it is back to hand quilting.   But first would you believe we had a high briefly of 72 degrees yesterday and by 6 PM it was 70 degrees and the rain had stopped – Windows opened for the evening!!! Always, always love to have my windows open and the A/C turned off.  I won’t get too excited as it might change but it is possible that in about one week we get a cool front come through taking the nights down to 62 or so – August in Arkansas – rarely does that happen.  Well be nice if it does.

So The Final Frontier was rolled down on Saturday morning I believe it was and I was quilting on it Saturday night and again last night.


Another angle –


More neutral hexies were basted and yesterday afternoon I put a Netflix movie on and got two more short rows whipped stitched in place and added to the big piece for Handful of Scraps.


Close up of area – at first I was concerned over the amount of darker neutrals in one area, but then I said what the heck – there are going to be a lot more spaces like this and the original quilt in the pattern had a lot of neutral areas like that too – so no I am not changing them.  So if you feel they need to be changed – I don’t want to hear about it LOL – this whole neutral section is pinned to the wall and not attached to the main piece


A whole lot of progress made on the scrappy bricks, another day or so of machine sewing then I will need floor space to work on rows and then stack the rows up to begin more machine stitching.


The box is storage of neutral hexies – a good size box for that.


Hope everyone had a great weekend – I know people in the northeast and coast are sweltering with the heat and people in the gulf coast and Louisiana are flooded – I hope you all make through it ok.  I am linking to Em’s Scrapbag: Moving It Forward Monday and Cooking Up Quilts: MCM #34 and Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times.

I don’t know how often you all check out Craftsy – I try to keep my eyes on it to give you all a heads up now and then – this is not an official sale but I was looking through the Quilt Kits as it is a great way to get fabric on sale and a pattern if you want it – sometimes I just want the fabric – but anyhow I noticed a lot of the quilt kits are marked down to around 50% – not all of them mind you but a lot of them and the ones marked clearance (158 of them) are low.

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8 comments… add one
  • Deb Aug 15, 2016

    Glad that you got the cool off / its not so terrible here this morning now…misty and foggy and when I took my walk I wasn’t miserable from humidity like the last few days. Supposed to stay warm though from what I can tell of the forecast.

    beautiful quilting as always 🙂
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  • Gretchen Aug 15, 2016

    Your Final Frontier is looking so pretty, I just love the fossilfern fabrics. Blessings, Gretchen
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  • maggie fellow Aug 15, 2016

    I really like the scrappiness of the neutrals. They look so nice.
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  • Kathi Aug 15, 2016

    So glad you got to open your windows… we have had 3 light rains in the last week… not much but better than nothing for sure!!! Still warm and humid here overall! lol
    I LOVE your hexi project and I love Final Frontier progress also! Can’t wait to see your brick quilt top come together 🙂
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  • Vicki Aug 15, 2016

    You’re making great progress on FF. Your batting really puffs up the circles nicely.

  • Emily Aug 15, 2016

    Jealous of your 70’s temperatures. We are still in the 90’s. At least the 100’s have left. Great progress on all your projects. Love how you are quilting the circles.
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  • Wendy Aug 15, 2016

    You’re really making good progress on your hexi quilt; it’s very pretty! All your work is very nice!
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  • Marianne Aug 16, 2016

    It was in the 50’s last night – good sleeping weather with windows open and no fans roaring in the background. We typically start to get touches of fall here now and enjoy crisp mornings. Made granola yesterday when it was cooler, too. Your Final Frontier is coming along nicely. With a little cooler and less humid weather I need to get back to sewing a binding down on a bed-sized quilt, hopefully this afternoon while the plumber is unplugging the kitchen sink!

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