A Cold Saturday

Handful of Scraps, quilts

I didn’t set foot outside for a change and that is rare – it was so cold out for most of the day yesterday although by late afternoon it finally got up to 31 – I guess I was just to lazy I didn’t even walk to the end of the driveway to check the mailbox.  That is lazy for me.  Instead I stayed in the house and finished a book on my kindle then wandered around the house finding my quilting supplies!

I have a new idea of course – which I really don’t need but I got to thinking that although I plan to bring my hexies to my sisters to work on in two weeks I don’t think they will be comfortable for me to work on the plane and in the airport – I get a bit of eye strain as I haven’t gotten new glasses – I’m waiting for my next eye appointment in February to make sure no changes will have happened since the eye drops were discontinued.   I tend to hold the hexies a bit close.  I don’t want a headache to develop.  Instead – I thought “wool” – easy to applique – no turning under edges – all can be lightly fused in place with Misty Fuse – so no extra pins needed.  I have a pattern that I have had for 4 years I bet and always intended to needle turn but I think wool will be fabulous!  9 blocks each at about 13 inches I think.  I will prep one or two to take with me – I have two pieces 1 yard each of dark batiks which are soaking at the moment – one very dark purple one very dark blue – blended together if needed will be great –  this pattern is by Deborah Kemball.  I will wait to start prepping until some thread arrives that I ordered for this – I want to match up wool as much as I can to the thread –


Last hexie for this round is finished – 8 more hexies to go to square this up and then decide what I want to do next.


Two hexie flower in each corner left to do for Handful of Scraps – put it all together and – what next? not sure – linking to Quilting is More Fun than Housework, and Kathy’s Quilts: Slow Sunday Stitching.


The Robert Kaufman flannel that I ordered from the end of the year sale at Craftsy washed up nicely and dried really well too – I am only 4 inches short of the 3 yards I started with and little fraying.  These will make into flannel drawstring pajama pants/lounge pants.


I plan to take the Christmas Wall Hanging down today so one last photo of it.  It is the only thing of Christmas left to put away and that just consist of taking it down, folding it and hanging it over a rack and put the other wall hanging back up.


I think it is to get warmer today finally and then by Tuesday back to above normal with some days being in the 60’s – the snow won’t last long!

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30 comments… add one
  • Gretchen Jan 8, 2017

    The Midnight Flight is very pretty. She will be lovely in wool.
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    • Karen Jan 8, 2017

      yes Midnight Garden is really pretty – one block to start and see how it will go from there

  • Deb Jan 8, 2017

    When you make those pajama pants you are going to match your Winter Wonderland Quilt! Just get a santa hat and take a picture 🙂

    That wool project is beautiful.
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    • Karen Jan 8, 2017

      cute huh –

  • maxine lesline Jan 8, 2017

    A wool project seems a good idea for a traveler.. maybe you will have time there to scope out a quilt shop… The drawstring pants could also be a Xmas gift idea since one size – almost- would fit all….cozy, too. I would probably be wearing these most of the time…

    • Karen Jan 8, 2017

      Drawstring pants could be a good gift but I hadn’t thought of that – so many different heights to think about – I know my legs are much longer than my youngest daughter but the same as my other daughter and my granddaughter – before you think of them as gifts you must consider length and how wide – but these well be mine!

  • Angela Jan 8, 2017

    The wool sounds like a perfect carry along project. Hope you get lots done while you are traveling.

    • Karen Jan 8, 2017

      I think wool will be easy to work with on planes and waiting areas – less to drop!

  • Quilter Kathy Jan 8, 2017

    The new wool project looks incredible… that will be lots of fun!
    Enjoy your slow stitching today!
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    • Karen Jan 8, 2017

      it is a beautiful pattern and the wool will be really pretty I think – sent for thread

  • Swooze Jan 8, 2017

    I had to go back to see the Handful of Scraps pattern pic. Wow so close to finished. Can’t wait to see what you do for borders.
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    • Karen Jan 8, 2017

      yes getting close to squaring off but lots of work still

  • Cynthia Brunz Jan 8, 2017

    I have to used wool yet in my projects. It will be fun to see your project come together. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!
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    • Karen Jan 8, 2017

      wool is really pretty and easy to work with but pricey if you have no good used shops around to felt your own – buy little by little!

  • Linda Jan 8, 2017

    Your hexie quilt will be beautiful Wonderful progress so far.

    • Karen Jan 8, 2017

      thanks it has been taking awhile over a year now I think – but not surprised!

  • Deb Jan 8, 2017

    What a great project you will have to take with you! That will look great in wool.
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    • Karen Jan 8, 2017

      yes I think so too – I have some vibrant colors but will need to order small packets at a time to get more

  • Doreen Jan 8, 2017

    The wool direction sounds totally luxurious!!!! I’m so glad that I’m seeing more and more wool applique mixed with cottons. Yes…..the holidays have definitely found their way into the history books….now, on to the warm!!!!!!!

    • Karen Jan 8, 2017

      yes the wool will be beautiful – but it is pricey – I get little packets at a time – I like the hand dyed of course which cost the most! little pieces!

  • Angie in SoCal Jan 8, 2017

    Love all your quilts, but especially that Christmas quilt. Thanks for sharing.
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    • Karen Jan 8, 2017

      your welcome – I sure do need to put that Xmas quilt away! I keep forgetting about it.

  • Angie in SoCal Jan 8, 2017

    You get mail on Sunday? Or was it just too cold to walk out yesterday either. We were shocked that our high was 79 – 12 degrees higher than yesterday. Not complaining as we had family traveling today and it was good to have good weather for that. Just weird weather. The rest of the week it’s suppose to be stormy.
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    • Karen Jan 9, 2017

      I write my post the night before – I usually try to word it as though I am writing it in the AM as that is when it is posted – no mail on Sunday but I did get it out of the box then! It will be in the mid 60’s this week at least!

  • Dottie bishaw Jan 8, 2017

    Your Christmas quilt is so beautiful and that piece of flannel will certainly be warm and cozy. The hexie quilt just seems to grow before my eyes every day, just beautiful Karen! The wool project would probably be easier on your eyes till you get your new glasses. Time flys so fast you’ll be on that plane in no time!

    • Karen Jan 9, 2017

      that is what I thought – easier on the eyes. The flannel p.j. pants will be too warm for bed most of the times but I imagine they well be great in the evenings

  • Rebecca Jan 8, 2017

    Oh! Midnight Garden is so beautiful. I have that pattern, but never thought about doing it in wool. That is a great idea. You are really making progress on the hexagon quilt. I think your flannel pajama pants sound really comfy.

    • Karen Jan 9, 2017

      I have had this pattern set aside for years now! It is about time to make it.

  • Karen Jan 10, 2017

    Some lovely projects happening at your place.
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    • Karen Jan 10, 2017

      from one Karen to another – thanks!

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