More Hexies

Handful of Scraps, Postage Stamp Quilt

After the Slow Sunday that I had I got back to work on my projects Monday.  I worked on a little here and there and every where!

I got my box of neutral hexies out for Handful of Scraps and using my quilt frame as a type of “desk” I set to getting some neutrals on the design wall so I know where I want what color.  I got my Ipad out and took a photo of what I have on the wall to help me keep it organized – when I am sewing pieces together I can refer to the photo for placement.


Still have a bit of hexies but will eventually need more I bet.  I am linking to Quilt Story: Fabric Tuesday today and Esther’s Quilt Blog.


For now each hexie gets a pin jabbed through it to the wall.  I take one row down at a time to piece and then place it back on the wall – when I have all the rows done then I will take it and the Ipad with me to wherever I sit to get them stitched in place.


The 4th cluster of flowers on this Postage Stamp border is done – I will next place a bird and maybe a butterfly as this space is a little wide for some reason then continue to the 5th cluster


The final flower in that cluster – I changed up just a tiny bit from what I had started it as – I didn’t quite care for it and by not using any fusing I can change it out easily if I feel like it.  I still am not happy with that flower but with as many as this border has I don’t have to like all of them.


I got pieces cut out and fused in place for the Halloween Trick or Treat bag for Aniya.  The orange hair didn’t have as much contrast as I thought it did so I think I will use black thread for the zigzag from the hat on through to the hair – that will separate it out from the back ground enough.  Good thing this is not trying for any prices!!  LOL – I will stitch all the applique down and then go from there.  Kind of making this up as I go.  Once the stitching is done I will take a fine point Sharpie and add eyebrows as the picture I am using has and add eyes to the ghost.


I’m not sure if I am quilting the bag or how I am finishing it – this really is a make as I go project.  I have not gotten started on my 3rd Retro Air Ship Propeller block but I decided I need to change up the way I am doing these blocks or I will get bored out of my mind with it.  Next block will have a lot more color in it.  Instead of two colors and neutral background it will have 3 or 4 colors and maybe a light print for the background – it is too boring as it is I think and I don’t want to loose interest before I get going very far on it.

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  • Kathi Sep 20, 2016

    Karen, what a productive day you had Monday in the fabric department… and lots of variety in your day also!!! Glad to see all the progress and Aniya is gonna love this bag for years to come!!! 🙂 Kathi
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    • Karen Sep 20, 2016

      Aniya doesn’t know I am making her the bag so it will be a surprise when she gets it – hope she likes it

  • Deb Sep 20, 2016

    Quite the variety going on …see, after a short break you were at ’em! 🙂
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    • Karen Sep 20, 2016

      yes sometimes I need a day of barely touching any quilting/sewing to get me in the mood or to refresh the batteries so to speak

  • Swooze Sep 20, 2016

    Wondered if it was the shape or color that you didn’t like in that last flower. I see where you used the same color on a similar flower. It’s just different. You’ll have that border done in no time. Are you adding anything at the foot or head of this quilt or are these borders the end of it?

    We are still hot as heck down here. I planted mint in the front of my house. Actually in a little side patch that I thought would keep it contained. Looks like I’ll need to get out there at the first temperature break and pull it all up because it hopped into the front bed and spread like wildfire!

    • Karen Sep 20, 2016

      Mint spreads like crazy! I just grow it in pots. The borders are for the sides of rhe quilt -the top and bottom will have a white sashing of about 3 inches to make it the same length as the borders.

  • Swooze Sep 20, 2016

    .my blog name was wrong in my last post. Just trying to get it corrected…lol
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  • Teje Sep 20, 2016

    Hi Karen! You have so many beautiful quilts going on! Quilters have coocie box filled with hexies! x Teje
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  • Sandra B Sep 20, 2016

    If I am thinking right, you are past the mid point of the appliqué garden border…. I am guessing it won’t be long before this one is done!
    Lots of neutral hexies in that box! Love to see them close up to see all the variety of neutrals you have….gives it that scrappy look that is my favorite!
    Love how the Halloween bag for Aniya is coming along!

    • Karen Sep 20, 2016

      Yes this 2nd border has passed the half way point or generally at it as I plan next to do a butterfly & bird – then 3 more clusters of flower and maybe one more bird – well see what room I have

  • maggie fellow Sep 20, 2016

    Your process sounds so organized- the bag will be great
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    • Karen Sep 20, 2016

      thanks Maggie – I try to stay organized – it helps me to concentrate on projects right – I little of a control freak when it comes to my space

  • Marsha Cooper Sep 21, 2016

    My hexagons have sat for months not being worked on. I’ve thought of them often LOL
    I have a ton of scrappy ones made and more to go. I’m not putting them together in any pattern, just putting them together to see just how big of a top I will end up with once I get them all made.
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    • Karen Sep 21, 2016

      sounds like a good idea to use up the scraps

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