Williamsburg Beauty

Handful of Scraps, Quilty 365 – The Final Frontier, Williamsburg Beauty

I had Williamsburg Beauty on the dining room table yesterday glue basting diamonds down getting it ready for applique.


Looking at it from this angle I thought it would make a very pretty tablecloth!!  I had to pull the table out to it’s full size to have room to work on it.


Back on the wall while all of the glue dries.  Maybe I will start the applique later this week?  If I have enough brown I will be putting a brown border around for the next round and we will see where it goes from there – a ways off though as I want to get all the applique done first.  I am linking to Monday Makers today and Em’s Scrapbag and Beth’s Cooking Up Quilts, MCM#45.


I did sit down last night to work on The Final Frontier and I should have gotten that last area done so I could roll it down today – we will see.  This is pretty much as you saw it last – just the final couple blocks on this last area closest to the end needs quilting before I roll it down for the final time I believe


Besides finishing up the quilting on that area I hope sometime today to get more of the 7/8 inch hexies cut for the Handful of Scraps.  I still need about 20 large hexies unless I decide to make it larger – then probably about 30 of them – I will decide that later – I had decided to not make the applique border that is shown with the quilt so it is either make more hexies or design a border to go with it.


I have run out of room for display and it is hanging on the edge of the quilting frame most of the time.


Yesterday I finally got the flower bed completely dug up, I think I got all the roots and plants out of it and I’m ready to plant tulips, lily of the valleys and the Crinum bulbs that I divided – some of course will not be planted again in this bed – but moved further away from the house to another sunny area.  I hope to get that done today so I don’t know what kind of progress will be made in the quilting room.

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19 comments… add one
  • Summer Oct 31, 2016

    It would make a beautiful table cloth, Karen. All the best with gardening, and have a lovely day 🙂
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    • Karen Oct 31, 2016

      yes It would – I might just do one or two more narrow borders after this one and call it done!

  • Suzanne Oct 31, 2016

    I love how your W.Beauty is turning out.

    • Karen Oct 31, 2016

      thanks Suzaane, I’m pleased with it too

  • maxine lesline Oct 31, 2016

    Using this really lovely quilt as a table cover is a great idea.. it would be visible all the time, instead of stored on a shelf.. or on a bed where it would not be seen and enjoyed so much. IMHO !!! What a worker you are.. from my gardening/lawn care years (planted lots of tulips .. tomatoes and beans) I know the energy and stamina involved… and the discipline.

    • Karen Oct 31, 2016

      the more I think on it the more I see this as a table cover at least part of the time. We will see! I am so ready for the garden work to be done – I wish bulbs could dig themselves up and divide all on its own and then replant again!

  • Ariane Oct 31, 2016

    Your Williamsburg beauty is looking amazing. I would be afraid to use it on a table in case someone spilled something on it. Especially with all the hand work in it.

    • Karen Oct 31, 2016

      Not to worry – I use quilts on the table all the time but I take them off when we eat and put placemats down for under the dishes. The dining room is at the opposite end of the long kitchen so it is no where near the stove and sink – I hadn’t decided for sure that is what it will be used for but it might

  • Emily Oct 31, 2016

    Great progress going on here. Love the medallion quilt. It’s going to be gorgeous when you are done.
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    • Karen Oct 31, 2016

      thanks Emily! I’m not sure how much bigger it will be but when I am done with the diamonds I will add one or two more plain borders most likely – more I think about it the more I think it will go on the table

  • Janice Holton Oct 31, 2016

    I am always amazed at how productive you are and how much you get done every day. Of course, it does help not to have a full time job but STILL, you are one disciplined lady! Your Williamsburg is turning out so beautifully and it really does look great on your table.
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    • Karen Oct 31, 2016

      thanks Janice – other than outside work and reading about all I seem to do is make quilts! (and the usual housework of course)

  • Kathi Riemer Oct 31, 2016

    Patience is a virtue-you are truly virtuous. Your handwork is amazing!
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    • Karen Oct 31, 2016

      thanks Kathi!

  • Kate Nov 1, 2016

    Williamsburg Beauty is gorgeous! The hexie project is gorgeous too. Enjoy your hand stitching this week once you finish with your garden chores.
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    • Karen Nov 1, 2016

      thanks Kate

  • Beth Nov 1, 2016

    Oh, that Williamstown Beauty surely is a beauty! I can’t wait to see where it takes you. The diamond border adds such an element of interest. So pretty! Thanks for sharing it n MCM!
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  • Theresa Nov 2, 2016

    Table cover is just STUNNING!!!

    • Karen Nov 2, 2016

      thanks Theresa

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