Patches and Yard

Postage Stamp Quilt, scrap quilts

A lot of 16 patches done yesterday and now to get the star parts done and seven more stars might be finished soon.  Scrappy Stars.


One more Scrappy Baskets.


The Postage Stamp – almost finished with the first border.  Just a little bit more and it gets rolled down and work starts on the patches.


More leafs to mulch – but still some on the trees – do I wait and do it all at once  – we will see – it might be a few more weeks before they are finished.  Linking to Tweety Loves Quilting.


The flower bed was completely dug up and replanted – the Crinum Lilies are back in and tulips bulbs plus lily of the valleys – I think some of the daffodils got tossed back in as well.


Some of the last of the roses were cut for Thanksgiving day – sadly none of the red roses were left.


One of the trees in the backyard – still covered in leafs – they will all be falling soon – normally they turn reddish orange so I am wondering why they are yellow this years, maybe they will still turn.


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19 comments… add one
  • Astrid Nov 26, 2016

    Cute baskets and love the scrappies. Beautiful pink roses and you have a lot of dry leaves to take care of! Have a nice weekend!
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    • Karen Nov 26, 2016

      too many leaves!! hours of work

  • Marianne Nov 26, 2016

    When I made a scrappy stars quilt, it seemed the 16 patches went quickly but then it took forever to make the star parts. Still, I loved making the blocks. It felt so good to use up scraps. Those basket blocks look awfully cute, too!

    • Karen Nov 26, 2016

      it does take a bit longer to do the points for sure! The baskets are not taking too long to do but need around 300 LOL – that will take awhile

  • Marianne Nov 26, 2016

    Just saw an adorable block pattern using 2.5″ scrappy blocks –
    Very tempting!

  • Deb Nov 26, 2016

    How pretty the yard looks in the fall and those roses hanging on…just lovely!
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    • Karen Nov 26, 2016

      thanks- it does look pretty – I wonder if I will get it all taken care of – having a riding lawn mower helps for sure

  • Doreen Nov 26, 2016

    I don’t think I would wait for all the leaves to fall! The weather is so unpredictable lately! Your scrappy baskets are so sweet and will make for an adorable “old fashioned” appearing project. Am trying to rein in on the fab sales going on. I did order a second Instant Pot pressure cooker for our TX place but that’s it. “Stuff” is in abundance here already!!!!!

    • Karen Nov 26, 2016

      well it helps that I do the leaves with a riding lawn mower – even if we get snow it won’t stay long – it usually melts within days

  • Celia Nov 26, 2016

    I so enjoy your quilts! But the outdoor photos are just as lovely, and those leaves on the ground are a glorious sort of nature’s quilt. Beautiful roses too! Thanks for sharing your photos.

    • Karen Nov 26, 2016

      thanks Celia – I am so glad I have a riding lawn mower that will mulch those leafs up quickly – I might have to do it several times – always have to get the rake up to but at least it cuts the work down.

  • Alida Nov 26, 2016

    Wow, the postage stamp quilt is really amazing… I have a lot of small squares and I think I should start a project like that just to get my scraps under control! 🙂 thanks for the inspiration and for the great picture of some beautiful nature!

    • Karen Nov 26, 2016

      your welcome – I love my postage stamp quilt and it does use a lot of scraps but of course I still have a ton left!

  • Cynthia Nov 26, 2016

    Beautiful work and it is so nice to look around your place. The fall colours can be so beautiful but collecting all the fallen leaves isn’t as much fun.
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    • Karen Nov 26, 2016

      thank goodness for riding lawn mowers that can mulch it all up!!

  • Sandra B Nov 26, 2016

    Love those scrappy 16 patch blocks, for the center of your stars….you know scrappy quilts are my favorites!
    Those roses are beautiful…such a delicate color!
    Love how the quilting is coming along on the Postage Stamp quilt….after using the wool appliqués on the borders, do you think you would use wool again? I have not worked with wool, so I was curious what you thought about it…
    I always enjoy seeing pictures of your property! Such a beautiful setting!!

    • Karen Nov 26, 2016

      I will use wool again but not sure when – I do have a small winter wall hanging cut out and started but it has been sitting aside for some time now – I did start it and got sidetracked!

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