Hexies, Scraps and More

Handful of Scraps, Quilty 365 – The Final Frontier

I took a much needed break from Williamsburg Beauty yesterday after I squared up the brown border – I wanted to get that squared before I start work on the diamonds next week.  Now it is folded and draped over it’s project box and off the wall – It won’t sit aside for long but I do want to work on a few other things for a little bit.

I have Handful of Scraps back up on the wall to view for a little bit and have scattered some of the completed “flowers” around the top of the quilt.  It is a heavy concentration of dark flowers on the left side so some of those will get scattered more – that is why I need it on the wall now and then – I need to view color and see what colors to pick out next.  I have none prepped right now.


Before I put the Handfuls quilt on the wall I decided to pin my 1/2 inch hexies to the wall to see what I had – 16 of them now – I have been working on these here and there – moments mainly grabbed when the news is on.


A close up of these babies – I think it could be referred to as a “postage stamp quilt of hexagons” I will just make these when I feel like it, cutting from leftover scraps now and then.


Speaking of scraps while I had some laying about from working on the diamonds for Williamsburg Beauty I thought I will try to keep up with trimming the scraps for my boxes and not let them pile up.  I am linking to Tweety Loves Quilting today.


My one and a half inch box is starting to get some back in it – I used the whole box (it was about 3/4’s full) for the postage stamp quilt.  No scrap is too small to save right! I got a queen size out of these!!  it was like a free quilt – well other than the wool I bought for the border LOL – guess it wasn’t free after all.


And just a couple more added to the 2 inch box – this box it getting pretty full – might have to do another postage stamp quilt with these one day – will need to think of another pattern for it.


Working on this area of The Final Frontier last night after skipping Thursday night .


So other than making one baby hexie flower, cutting a few scraps, square up the quilt top before moving on to the next stage, pin things to the design wall – I managed to get in laundry- run to the clinic for my flu shot – pick up prescriptions and help Mike outside!!  That was enough for yesterday – what well the weekend hold? I do not know!

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12 comments… add one
  • Glenda Australia Oct 22, 2016

    Hi Karen so lovely to see your circles coming along so quickly, how I love this quilt it just glows. I saw a photo of yours about a minute ago on another blog of your firewood all stacked up??????? who cuts all THAT wood?????? Glad you do have a back up if the power goes off even if you don’t like looking after all that wood. Hugs Glenda
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    • Karen Oct 22, 2016

      what blog are you talking about? I haven’t seen it – thankfully we only loose our power once in awhile and then use it – the stack looks bigger than it is.

  • Deb Oct 22, 2016

    How pretty those little hexies look / lots done yesterday for sure! 🙂
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    • Karen Oct 22, 2016

      I like the tiny hexies scrappy like that – it will be interesting to see how many I can eventually make

  • Alida Oct 22, 2016

    I really love to work with small pieces too! However I am not that well organized as you are, your boxes looks so tidy!! Your projects are really beautiful and I enjoy see them grow every week! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Karen Oct 22, 2016

      well this is some of the scraps – underneath the quilting frame I have 3 boxes stuffed with scraps that aren’t cut – each winter it seems I get to some of them and cut into usable pieces but I never get caught up

  • Vicki W Oct 22, 2016

    Is that the top border of TFF that I see? This one has moved along quickly!

    • Karen Oct 23, 2016

      yes that is the top border!! I’m I will probably roll it down again this evening last night’s quilting got just about to the end

  • Thimbleanna Oct 22, 2016

    Oooooh, I LOVE those teeny little hexies — whatever you decide to do with them, they’re going to be adorable!
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    • Karen Oct 23, 2016

      I love these tiny ones too – right now the plan is to keep them scrappy and then decide what to do with them – borders? design of anything in particular?

  • Kathi Oct 23, 2016

    Karen, lovely post… I am just enomoured with your handful of scraps and your 1/2″ hexi flowers… will look forward to seeing if these become a cushion cover… table topper or a quilt!! Which size do you enjoy more?
    Some day when you feel unable to have much to share here could you chat about what size scraps you cut to? I keep just a few sizes… I think when I organize my sewing room I may add a few more sizes to the mix ;). Would love a closer look at yours first though.
    Have a great weekend … glad Friday was so productive for you
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    • Karen Oct 23, 2016

      Kathi right now I have boxes of a lot of sizes but rarely even look at them – I need to figure out what I am doing with them – keep them and use or what? I keep thinking I must make more scrap quilts and buy less –

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