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quilts, Quilty 365 – The Final Frontier

On Tuesday night for some reason the quilt Hopscotch popped into my mind.  Don’t know if you all remember that big scrappy quilt top that I made this summer –it was stored in the ” to be quilted box” and it was under The Postage Stamp quilt.  I think I will put it on the quilting frame to pin baste before I put the Postage Stamp quilt on the frame to be hand quilted.  That way I can have Hopscotch ready to machine quilt.  I had to stretch it out to measure and see if I had a batting big enough – barely! I do have a backing as I ordered two when I was getting ready for the Postage Stamp.  I will need to baste a little bit of batting on to one side to give me enough for this one.  I never got around to this quilt as I would have had to pin it to the floor to baste and I kept putting it off.

Hopscotch

Here they both are – airing out and will be ready in a couple weeks to get going.

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A little more done on The Final Frontier

The Final Frontier

I love the definition that the wool batting has given the quilt.

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Off to Little Rock today for my eye check up – I think the swelling has gone down in my retina – I know I am seeing better – one month down of eye drops four times a day and one other once a day – two more months to go I guess unless he says otherwise.  Won’t get much sewing done today if any with my eye being dilated!

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8 comments… add one
  • Kaholly Nov 3, 2016

    Even with your eye problem, you haven’t skipped a beat! Final Frontier looks so pretty, and it’s almost finished! What have you chosen for binding? Gosh, those two quilts in line for quilting are so pretty. Good luck at the eye Dr.! XO
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    • Karen Nov 3, 2016

      I’m pretty sure the indigo blue (navy?) fossil fern is the only one I have left that has enough for a binding. In a way I would like a multi-colored binding but I don’t think I have anywhere near enough to do that and really shouldn’t buy more! I might check though and see what I can find off the shelves that might go with it

  • Gail Nov 3, 2016

    I have my eye on the Hopscotch quilt but it will have to wait until after Christmas. Your quilts are beautiful! Do you hand quilt all of your quilts? Hope the eye appt went well.
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    • Karen Nov 3, 2016

      I hand quilt most of my quilts but not all of them – I have been teaching myself to machine quilt straight stitch with my Juki home machine – it has a wide throat and I hope to be able to fit Hopscotch through it ok – I have done a few smaller quilts like baby and couch size that way.

  • Sandra B Nov 3, 2016

    Good luck with your eye appointment, Karen!
    Love seeing Hopscotch again! Cannot wait how you decide to quilt it…

  • Deb Nov 3, 2016

    I am so glad to hear that those drops are helping! 🙂
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  • Thimbleanna Nov 3, 2016

    Kaholly stole my comment LOL. I wanted to say just what she said — that little eye pesky-ness doesn’t seem to have slowed you down at all. You still put the rest of us to shame!
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  • Vicki Nov 5, 2016

    Great idea to use your frame for basting!

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