Pies and Quilting

Quilty 365 – The Final Frontier, scrap quilts

In between making pumpkin pies, doing laundry and regular household chores I was able to get in time on my quilting.  We are having a small Thanksgiving with just our daughter Melanie and her husband Ric over for an early in the day meal and then will be on our own the rest of the day.  Plenty of time for more sewing I’m sure!  With a main large meal early in the day means no more cooking for me after one!  Leftovers the rest of the day and tomorrow too.

One more Scrappy Star made and I rearranged my table – with it sticking out in the room a bit – I will see if I can get used to it as I do have more room to work for sure.  I rearranged in such a way that when I am cutting pieces for the stars I can leave the accuquilt out and have room to cut fabric the right sizes to put through the dies. I have room on the right side of the table along the side to operate the machine crank.  On the table is the star I made today and I have a small stack of star points and squares ready for about 4 or 5 more I think.


My neutrals for the stars are not all the same – I am pulling from this box and from other stacks here and there determined to use up the small pieces!


A little more binding on The Final Frontier was done and I have one side and about 10 inches of the 3rd side left to do.


Four more Scrappy Baskets are cut.  I had cut six squares of this shirting and I will be using a variety of those fabrics as well.  I can actually see a dent in the small pieces of fabrics in the boxes on the shelves on the wall in here – in the boxes are mainly fat quarter or less – some a little larger but anything in the boxes are well less than a 1/2 yard and closer to fq in size.


Happy Thanksgiving to all in the states and for those of you in the states and outside of the states looking for Black Friday sales – of course they start early!!  Check out Craftsy – the sale has started!!  Sales runs through Monday at midnight.  Some things are already out of stock.  All Classes $17.99 or less.  All Supplies and Kits on sale up to 70% off.


And don’t forget AccuQuilt is having the lowest prices of the year running now as well.


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12 comments… add one
  • Marianne Nov 24, 2016

    Best wishes to you all for a happy Thanksgiving, Karen! Here we go – into the season of eating. Still, it’s fun and helps lighten (literally) the gray days of winter. Enjoy your time with family – and take a little for yourself, too.

    I love shirting as a background. Hoping to make another quilt using them in 2017.

    • Karen Nov 24, 2016

      happy Thanksgiving to you Marianne – yes for a month now I eat too much and sample while I bake – I must get to the fitness almost every day now!

  • Kim Webb Nov 24, 2016

    Happy Thanksgiving Karen. Enjoy your time with family. I like to eat earlier in the day also so there is time later to take a walk or just relax. Just us and my Dad for dinner this year so pretty easy.
    Have a wonderful day.

    • Karen Nov 24, 2016

      yes if the weather is nice a walk will be in order in mid afternoon before darkness comes too early! Have a great day

  • Deb Nov 24, 2016

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving with family ! 🙂 Our big family dinner is tomorrow (so that all the kids can be together; split family does affect the holidays but we are used to it by now )
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    • Karen Nov 24, 2016

      yes split families have to decide what day to do holidays on and have it more than once!

  • Rebecca Grace Nov 24, 2016

    I spent all day yesterday working on my stuffing recipe, then had church service last night. I *meant* to bake pumpkin pies yesterday, but I decided my sanity was worth saving so I bought two pies from Dean & DeLuca instead! 🙂

    I love seeing what you are working on. Especially those tiny hand quilting stitches in the close up where you’re sewing on your binding. Question: In the photo where you show prepped baskets for applique, what kind of marker did you use to draw those white lines? They are so nice and clear. I’ve used chalk pencils but they smudge as I’m stitching and then it’s hard to tell exactly where the edge is supposed to turn under.
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    • Karen Nov 24, 2016

      I have a fons and Porter mechanical pencil with white chalk – I think the pink one that is out from Sew Line(?) marks the same as well, some times the lines rub out a little bit but these pieces are small it works out ok – on the border of Final Frontier I used it also.
      have a good day and enjoy those pies!

  • Debbie B Nov 24, 2016

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Karen. Today’s my birthday so I have a 2 for 1 day. Nice. I’m not able to celebrate with family today, but will have a special meal out with a quilty friend and her hubby. I’m thankful for “blog friends” like yourself and all you share with us. Have a great day and enjoy!!!

    • Karen Nov 24, 2016

      happy birthday and happy Thanksgiving – I have a nephew who is celebrating his birthday today – doesn’t seem to happen often for him – I have a sister in law who frequently has her birthday on Thanksgiving day – glad you are able to celebrate with a friend and thanks for stopping by!

  • Michele Hill Nov 24, 2016

    We will were thinking of you all for Thanksgiving over here Karen….and glad to know I am not the only one forever changing furniture around!
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    • Karen Nov 24, 2016

      thanks Michele – we had an early in the day meal and now a quite house – Melanie and Ric now to get to enjoy themselves eating another meal on his side of the family – I don’t think enjoy is the right word – they were stuffed when they left and had a pie to bring home with them as well 🙂

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