Hexies and Hopscotch

Handful of Scraps, quilts, scrap quilts

tn_FreeVintageImagesofChristmasClipArt69_jpgYesterday was another day this week when a lot of sewing didn’t get done.  We all know how it is that week before Christmas don’t we.  Things tend to get a little hectic even if you do not do a lot of gift buying or entertaining.

I finally finished the hexagon that I started days ago for the Handful of Scraps quilt – I really don’t know why it took so long – I just kept getting interrupted I guess.   The hexie added is on the left side the one touching the Love Entwined quilt.  So looking at the photo I think I need to make six more hexies before the quilt starts to be squared off with more hexagons – then a border to decide on.  Linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Quilt Fabrication and Crazy Mom Quilts.


I have fabric cut for one more flower and started to baste – I started glue basting again instead of thread basting.  I saw a tutorial on pinterest where it showed how to glue baste hexies without getting it all over the paper which can sometimes make the paper stick to hard and be tough to get off – that is why here and there you might see a spot of glue – I got messy.  I was going to link to the tute and now I can’t find it! – remind me and I will take photos next time – I know I wouldn’t  explain it well LOL


Hopscotch is going to Melanie – she hasn’t had a new quilt in awhile.  I got the label stitched on and got it with her other present – which I will show later as she sometimes reads my blog – she knows she is getting hopscotch – that really isn’t a Christmas present – I had asked her the other day if she wanted it and then remembered I hadn’t got the label on it yet so stuck it with the present as it looks pretty that way.  I will need to check with Jessica on if she would like a new quilt and keep that in mind over the new year.  The girls both have 5+ quilts – really and the grands do too.  That is why I decided to ask from now on if they want one – one can start to get overloaded with quilts!


Melanie made a sale for me yesterday – a co-worker placed interest in buying a small quilt as she had seen the ones I donated last year to the library for a raffle.   Butterfly Parade has gone on to it’s new home – in Japan – it is being sent as a present to a person who is supposed to really enjoy these type of colors and handmade!  I finished this quilt in the middle of summer.


If anyone is ever interested in purchasing one of my quilts just ask if it is for sale – I try to price reasonable.  Of course if a quilt is hand pieced or hand appliqued and hand quilted it will be higher priced – but small quilts like this one that I machine quilted straight lines are I price on the low side.  Just ask – I do not figure out the cost of my quilts as professionals do – by the hours worked and the cost of all supplies – it is one thing if you want to make a living by selling your quilts and a totally different thing if you are making your quilts in your spare time because that is just what you want to do.  I can not sit still and not pick up a needle or a book – I can not have my hands idle – it just isn’t me.

I have not made these cookies and just saw a photo of them today – Anyone see this?  I don’t know where you find a cookie cutter for mittens but cute.  Crazy Quilt mitten cookies.  I have made too many cookies and will not make more!! But they are cute.  I bet you have to special order a cookie cutter like this.  Just thought I would share the link – cute aren’t they would look great on the tree.

Patchwork Mittens


Stuff your stocking with some sweet new skills! Just in time for your holiday “me” time, ALL Craftsy classes are $20 or less through Monday. After all, don’t you deserve a little something for spreading all that cheer?


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18 comments… add one
  • Deb Dec 23, 2016

    So funny ; just bought a mitten cookie cutter in the grocery store about two weeks ago. It’s quite small though. Baked a batch of sugar cookies yesterday afternoon / had the two sons that were here icing them and then we had a bin for the kids after school. Usually I have the kids do the icing and sprinkles but not this time. Maybe next week since they are home for a week and we could do gingerbread men or more sugar cookies.
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    • Karen Dec 23, 2016

      I will need to look for a cookie cutter throughout the year – of course I will have forgotten about this by then even with pinning it LOL Glad you had help with your cookies!

  • maxine lesline Dec 23, 2016

    Lucky Melanie..getting that cheery quilt… and you,too, having your quilting to keep you from idle hands. Certainly adds a dimension and depth to one’s life… even as the years pile up. Being ninety years old, there are many things no longer possible… but quilting is still enjoyable… even meaningful … making little gifts… having small piles of colorful fabric here and there to catch my eye…plus your blog and others (Dutch Comfort, etc.) . Hoping a quiet peaceful year for you and yours.

  • Karen Dec 23, 2016

    thanks Maxine – I hope you have years left of quilting to enjoy – Merry Christmas to you.

  • Kaholly Dec 23, 2016

    Yay for selling a quilt! All the way to Japan! I’ve not been accomplishing much at the machine, either. Traveling always zaps my mojo. Enjoy your holiday! XO
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    • Karen Dec 23, 2016

      traveling can be exhausting Karen – enjoy your Texas time and have a great Christmas

  • Sandra B Dec 23, 2016

    I know Melanie will enjoy Hopscotch!
    So Butterfly Parade is heading to Japan….how exciting!! I know the recipient is going to love it!
    I am not doing any sewing for a couple of days….we always do Christmas Eve dinner…we will have a small group of five this year, but preparations are the same, and I am in the kitchen today and tomorrow….so I am going to go ahead and wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas, Karen!!

    • Karen Dec 23, 2016

      thanks Sandra Merry Christmas to you and your family. We do Xmas Eve with Melanie and Ric – but I just do finger foods. Shrimp, veggies and fruit trays things like that – nothing real heavy although I always put a plate of cookies out too – but keep it very simple. Mike and I will have a roast chicken on Christmas

  • Angie in SoCal Dec 23, 2016

    Congrats on your sale, Karen. Someone will be getting a lovely quilt. I googled mitten cookie cutter and got lots of hits, lots of sizes. Love your hexies!
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    • Karen Dec 23, 2016

      I had not searched for the mitten cookie cutter – sounds like now is the right time to do it and I will print the recipe out and put it with it in the cookie cutter drawer. Always nice to make a small sale – more quilting fabric money!!

  • Dottie bishaw Dec 23, 2016

    Melanie is so blessed to receive Hopscotch! I don’t think you can ever have enough quilts though. I have over 20 quilts my 101 year old Mom gave me over the years, minus the ones I gave my daughter. I love and treasure each one of them, and I still love making quilts!
    Boy, your hexie project is really growing. Have a wonderful day.

    • Karen Dec 23, 2016

      nice to have those quilts from your mom

  • Clara Dec 23, 2016

    Do you have a link to the pattern for Butterfly Parade? It looks like it’s HSTs and 4 patches—kind of like a Jacob’s Ladder variation.
    It’s gorgeous!

    • Karen Dec 23, 2016

      It is the Jacob’s Ladder pattern – I made it small – the individual blocks that make up the pattern are 4 inches – here is a link to one of the earlier post where I was working on it so you can see the squares closer http://karensquilting.com/blog/2016/06/butterfly-parade/ – no pattern was needed as long as your half square triangle blocks are the same size as your four patch blocks

  • Susan Dec 23, 2016

    Great hexi quilt and those mitten cookies are adorable! Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers
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    • Karen Dec 23, 2016

      thanks Susan – Merry Christmas to you

  • Mary Ann Dec 24, 2016

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Wishing you all the best in 2017. We are having 18 here for dinner on Christmas Eve. Our home is small so rearranging furniture has been a bit of a challenge. Our family being together is very important so we make do. Looking forward to getting my sewing room back, as this is the room where everything not immediately needed goes.

  • LisaS Dec 24, 2016

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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