Hexies and Piecing

Handful of Scraps, Postage Stamp Quilt, quilts

A bit more done!  Making progress.  I added a white border to the small quilt top that I have been working the last couple days and have  come to the conclusion that I need to restock my white on white prints – I have very little left.  By putting all the fabric in the boxes for storage I realized how little of them I have and making this small quilt necessitated using several different kinds for a very scrappy piece.  I had to actually dig into this box of small bits to come up with some to finish the border when I came to realize I was short – this box has a mixture of white on white, beige on white etc.  I keep meaning to cut these into squares but had not gotten to it.


The small quilt is now about 45 x 55 inches – I’m thinking of one more scrappy blue border and then red binding.  And then I have second thoughts and tell myself to leave it as a baby quilt – but I don’t know which is in more use needed for charity quilts – couch size or baby?  It kind of makes for a cute baby quilt right now doesn’t it?  Linking to Confessions of a Fabric AddictFort Worth Fabric Studio, and Crazy Mom Quilts and Tweety Loves Quilting.


One more hexie finished for Handful of Scraps –  it took three days to make this one hexie in between other things.


One more hexie for this ring of hexies on Handful of Scraps and I will step back and decide on final color arrangement – take a photo of it to go by, I need to count how many white hexies are needed, make sure I have enough and this well be brought with me to my sisters house to work on while I am visiting her later in the month.


This much left to work on for the Postage Stamp quilt and it will then be half way done.  I was going to pin baste and remove it from the frame and take the frame apart for storage while we work on the room but Mike has been a little slow going through all his stuff (my god that man has a lot of papers and books to go through)  and I wouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t take him some days still to finish up – he goes back to work full time on Monday from the way it looks for a year – I have a feeling this one room project is going to take longer than planned.  I will wait to take the quilt off the frame until he is actually ready to proceed on the room – easier to quilt it there then on the smaller square hoop.


We are supposed to wake up to snow this morning!!  as I write my blog the night before and have it scheduled to post early AM I don’t know if it did as I sit here writing this last night at 7 PM – did it snow or not – and if it did how much?  Possibly we will get 2 inches – that will be pretty – it has not snowed this winter yet – but of course along with it comes very frigid air – two nights in the mid teens – today barely out of the 20’s if it does and by next week Tuesday – back in the 50’s and high 30’s for night – so I guess with such a short cold spell we are tough enough to handle it.

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22 comments… add one
  • Marianne Jan 6, 2017

    Enjoy the snow! At least it adds to the water table. The northeast had a drought last summer because we didn’t get much, if any, snow in the winter. Driving through Ontario, it was parched. Hopefully, we will catch up this winter (although I really hate navigating in “weather”).

    Your little quilt went together so fast! I like the red accents. It looks finished to me, except for maybe a thin border of blue or red – or maybe the binding will fulfill that look of “finished.”

    • Karen Jan 6, 2017

      the quilt has gone together fast – I just wanted to try out my new sewing I guess and learn where everything is. – we did wake up to snow – I haven’t been out yet to measure it but from a look out the windows I think an inch and 16 degrees!

  • Deb Jan 6, 2017

    This growing baby quilt / couch quilt looks so bright and cheery…you can throw it on top of the white snow in the morning for a pretty contrast 🙂
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    • Karen Jan 6, 2017

      that’s an idea – we got at least an inch of the pretty stuff.

  • Kat Jan 6, 2017

    Boy you are making great progress. Are you liking being in the dinning room? You would think you would have lots of steps in. South of me have gotten snow so if it keeps that up you should get some. We only received a dusting, just cold. I can’t wait when I can say I’m low on something and need to restock ?
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    • Karen Jan 6, 2017

      Yes I like the set up just fine – I wanted to start making something so I could set up a routine and know where everything is and how it worked – see if I felt like I needed to move anything. We got over an inch I think – enough to make it all pretty and make for nice photos.

  • Charlotte Jan 6, 2017

    I think I lean towards a baby quilt; who has time to sit on the couch. 🙂
    Glad to know someone else has a “hoarding” husband! The farmer’s office is so full I dare not try to move things and the dust builds up somewhat awful! He keeps everything.

    • Karen Jan 6, 2017

      so my husband isn’t the only hoarder! this is going to take awhile to clean out. I am leaning towards a baby quilt too as now I want to get it finished and get back to other quilts.

  • Vicki Jan 6, 2017

    I’ve been off the web for so many days (thanks to this horrid cold) that I completely missed you starting and almost finishing a baby quilt!

    • Karen Jan 6, 2017

      hope you are feeling better Vicki – decided the baby quilt is finished and will do some trim with the binding stage in more blue and red to finish it off – maybe some piping? not sure

  • Sarah Jan 6, 2017

    I love your baby sized quilt, the red just makes it pop!
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    • Karen Jan 6, 2017

      thanks Sarah – I decided to leave it this size and machine quilt it as it is – will add blue and red to the binding – maybe piping too?

  • Magali Jan 6, 2017

    The hexie quilt is very impressive!
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    • Karen Jan 6, 2017

      thanks! it has been a challenge – I totally took time off from all sewing for the most part of today and instead did laundry and baking bread.

  • Mary Jan 6, 2017

    This would make a very cute baby quilt just as it is. I hope you’re able to move forward on your room project without too much delay.

    • Karen Jan 6, 2017

      things never move fast around here I have a feeling it will take months.

  • Dottie bishaw Jan 6, 2017

    I would stop and make it a baby quilt too. It’s so pretty, all really for a cutie pie! I think your set up is great even if you might have to wait for your sewing room to be finished. My husband is the same with all his paperwork too. Lol It got down to 21 here in DFW. We just had a dusting of snow. It was fun to see since we usually don’t get any. Your hexie quilt is really growing and so pretty.

    • Karen Jan 7, 2017

      the snow is pretty but it made my grandson layover in Dallas even longer and was at the airport for 10 hours before his flight took off west!

  • Nanette Jan 7, 2017

    Great baby quilt – Blue or red binding will really set it off! Good job!
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  • Alida Jan 7, 2017

    You are so productive, I love to see all your projects progress every week! Very inspiring!!

  • JanineMarie Jan 7, 2017

    I’m glad you decided the quilt is done. It’s so cute as is. I think it’s a good size for either a baby or a lap, and the colors and design would appeal to a lot of people. Stay warm!

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