Hexies and Scrappy Baskets

Handful of Scraps, scrap quilts

I was not in the mood to machine quilt yesterday – just didn’t feel like it and the baby quilt has been put aside – maybe I’ll work on it in a day or two – not really sure – the sewing machine is working – it was just me not in the mood.  My thumb is better from the bee sting – a couple of doses of Benadryl worked.  We have been having such great weather the past three days that it is not amazing that I didn’t feel like sitting at the machine – three days in a row it hit 70 degrees!! how sweet is that – of course all good things come to an end and while we will not get the ice storm that people to the north of us will be getting we are only to have a high of 45 today – after a high of 74 yesterday – what a let down!  Then of course it will be back and forth on the weather – 60’s, 50’s, rain and clouds.

I felt more like working on hexies and getting a couple baskets cut out – I hadn’t touched them in awhile – the two on the left are prepped and ready to stitch.  First I had to line them all up so I could remind myself of what colors I had done.  I think I will get a small stack cut out and possibly take some with me to work on at my sisters later this month.  I am linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict – Sarah has a tutorial for a simple jelly roll quilt today.  Also linking to Fort Worth Fabric Studio and Crazy Mom Quilts.,


When I got that done I got more hexies ready to stitch the neutrals around.  These five were ready to stitch last night and I got them all done while we were watching tv.


I think you can see when I put them on the wall how I am adding the neutrals in between and then the “circle” well be ready to join although I won’t be doing it as one big piece but one at a time.  I will take a photo with the Ipad so I will have color placement with me – all of this will be folded and put in the suitcase and the hexies in a plastic bag.  Big sections of neutrals and two hexie flowers in each corner needed.  Heaven knows how much I will actually get done but I know there will be down time sitting around watching tv and talking  so my hands will be busy.   And yes a row of neutrals needs to go above all the hexies as it is for the burgundy hexie on the top left just hadn’t gotten to that – one day!


Since I took the Postage Stamp quilt off the frame I have not gotten a lot done and didn’t touch it two days running but I kind of expected that – I knew I would not be working on it as much with it off the 3 roller.


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11 comments… add one
  • Deb Jan 13, 2017

    That’s a great shot on the table…much productivity spread out on top of a pretty finish 🙂
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    • Karen Jan 13, 2017

      yes the baskets look pretty don’t they

  • Swooze Jan 13, 2017

    I’m sorry your frame change slowed you down. You sure are making progress on those hexies! I can’t wait to see the final product.
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    • Karen Jan 13, 2017

      I’m sure I will get back to it quickly I have just been kind of swamped with other things and have to get back into a routine but will be leaving for my sisters in less than a week now so probably won’t get into it until I get back.

  • Kate Jan 13, 2017

    Those baskets are cute.

    • Karen Jan 13, 2017

      thanks! I think I need about 300 of them LOL – this is going to take awhile

  • Nancy Jan 13, 2017

    Love the baskets! Which book or pattern are you using?

    • Karen Jan 13, 2017

      I answered and then realized others might want to know also so answering on blog also – the book is called “When the Cold Wind Blows” Blackbird Designs – the quilt is called Trick or Treat and is done with lots of oranges and browns in the book.

  • Belarmina Jan 13, 2017

    Karen tus cestas me gustan van rápido,
    las mías están cortadas
    buen fin desemana

    • Karen Jan 13, 2017

      I have been really slow with quilting / sewing this week. I cut the two baskets but have not touched them since – I am lazy this week.

  • Nanette Jan 14, 2017

    On the lazy – I think it is the weather swings. Everyone is getting cold and we are still in summer shorts! I love those baskets that will be a fun project to work on – if I ever get caught up on Stonefields, Ms Potts, and Bountiful life – dreamer I am.
    I am learning to go with the flow.
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