Saturday Was a Very Busy Day

Handful of Scraps, Postage Stamp Quilt, quilts, sewing room

I was busy all day! Even when I was sitting down I was busy.    First of all I have gotten as comfortable as I can with The Postage Stamp on a hoop and it joined me on the couch Friday night for 1 and a half hours! – it was draped all over the place keeping as much of it off me as I could so it wouldn’t over heat me LOL – the area next to the hoop on the right was quilted and part of what is in the hoop.


Saturday we took the 3 roller hand quilting frame  apart and is now stored for the time it will take to redo this room!  Shelves off of the walls, Mike is still working on his side but it is slowly getting done – I think I mentioned he is back to work on a contract job locally- it might be for a year.  We do all the work in the room together with me doing a lot of the leg work – taking things out to the trash pile, and stacking in the work shop – it is a lot of walking back and forth and helps me get in my steps.


The Handful of Scraps quilt now has all the hexies in the circle around the outer edges pinned to the wall – each hexie has 3 neutrals sewn to them for the spaces in between – photo has been taken with the Ipad so I remember what I was doing and the hexies flowers will be stacked and the middle folded up and put in the suitcase.  Haven’t a clue what well be done but it will be taken along to my sisters – maybe work will get done and maybe it won’t.  I will not bother to take along more neutral hexies for the outer row all the way around – doubtful I would get that far.


A close up of the work I have been doing – here you can see for sure that the outer row is not connected.


A variety of reds left over from the baby quilt were sewn together for binding and now attached to the baby quilt – haven’t a clue if it will all get stitched before I leave but I’m sure I will work on it some.  I think for joining Kathy  Slow Sunday Stitching I will be working on this binding in between other things that must get done.  Also linking today to Quilting is More Fun Than Housework and Love, Laugh Quilt: Monday Making.


I had wanted to bring a wool applique project along with me to work on but I have not received my wool thread yet that I wanted to use.  It might come before packing commences on Wednesday but I’m beginning to be doubtful – it might be that it will stay home and I will work on it when I get back.  This project is the one I am talking about – I was going to start with the pinkish purple coneflower block – middle row on the left side.  I exchanged emails with the place I ordered from yesterday to see where it was and she said she would get it sent off right away Monday and I would get it on Wednesday but then I realized later that Monday is a holiday – unless it is going by another method Post Offices are closed – and I bet she didn’t think of it either – she had been out of a couple of the colors and got them Fed X yesterday and that was the hold up.  Totally understandable  – I can wait to start!


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27 comments… add one
  • CathieJ Jan 15, 2017

    I love your scrappy binding on the baby quilt. Your quilting on the postage stamp is really coming along.

    • Karen Jan 15, 2017

      thanks Cathie – I’m actually further along on the quilt then I thought I was – I need to take a new photo of whole quilt to show

  • Isabella Jan 15, 2017

    Your quilts are so colorful and cheerful.
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    • Karen Jan 15, 2017

      thanks Isabella

  • Jayne Jan 15, 2017

    The hand quilting on your postage stamp quilt is beautiful and what a perfect touch to the finish! The Hexies…its another amazing project!

    • Karen Jan 15, 2017

      thanks Jayne – I would really like to clear up a few of these projects before I start new ones

  • Deb Jan 15, 2017

    So many fun projects you are working on! That postage stamp is coming along great!
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    • Karen Jan 15, 2017

      and the postage stamp is further along then I thought it was!

  • Quilter Kathy Jan 15, 2017

    It was sad to see the quilt frame standing against the wall with no quilt on it 🙁
    But glad to see you are able to continue your quilting in a lap hoop!
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!
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    • Karen Jan 15, 2017

      yes it is the first time the quilt frame has been taken apart since I got it about 20 years ago – it has been standing in that same spot all these years! But it is time for a new floor and a redo so I am happy with that and the quilting hoop will make do until then!! It will be nice to share the new quilting room with all of you when the remake is finished – but give it a couple months or 4 or 5 or 6 LOL

  • The Joyful Quilter Jan 15, 2017

    I’m loving The Postage Stamp!! Enjoy your hand quilting time. Try not to overheat!!
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    • Karen Jan 15, 2017

      🙂 thanks – if it was summer I think the quilt would have had to be put aside until the big frame was back in place!

  • Sarah Jan 15, 2017

    Your postage stamp quilt is looking so good. I’m also loving the midnight garden quilt. Wool is such a lovely medium to work in!
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    • Karen Jan 15, 2017

      thanks! I think when I get started on the Midnight Garden it will take me awhile – I need to get more bright wools for it and they are so pricey – I will be getting little packs for sure

  • Cynthia Brunz Jan 15, 2017

    That postage stamp quilt is so inspiring. I really like your layout and the hand quilting is stunning on it. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!
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    • Karen Jan 15, 2017

      thanks Cynthia!

  • Belarmina Jan 15, 2017

    Karen tus hexagonos se ven muy bonitos!!
    el acolchado en un edredón tan grande es muy laborioso,
    empece el acolchado en mi Sally
    tengo que girar tanta veces el bastidor que me mareo,
    buena semana

    • Karen Jan 15, 2017

      you do almost get dizzy working on some of these quilts that are so big!! I agree with you.

  • Glenda hollander Jan 15, 2017

    I love the hexie quilt that was on the wall.
    Can you direct me to a pattern?

  • Dottie bishaw Jan 15, 2017

    I’m glad you’re getting used to the lap quilt, the postage stamp quilt looks so pretty in it. You’re right about maybe you won’t have as much time to work on your wool project when you’re with your sister. I brought a cross stitch with me plus my tablet but didn’t have time for either. It was like a family reunion with my sister and brothers while we were in the hospital with my mom. Mike sure has done a lot of work this weekend, maybe it won’t take as long after all. The rain is really coming down tonight, it must be several inches by now, but we really needed it.

    • Karen Jan 15, 2017

      Oh Dottie – it is not just Mike working in that room – I tend to do a good half of it. I do a lot of the carting of things to the trash pile and the work shop to stack things up while he tears things apart – believe me this is a team effort!!

  • Karen Jan 15, 2017

    I admire anyone who hand quilts. Lovely work.

    • Karen Jan 15, 2017

      thanks – I’m afraid my years of hand quilting are slowly coming to the time when it will take me a year to do one quilt – the arthritis in my hands are slowing me down! Here I am only 64 and the hands are feeling it!

  • Deana Jan 16, 2017

    Your Hexi quilt is gorgeous! I need to get back to mine but I want to try a different stitch that I saw somewhere.

    That midnight garden quilt will be fabulous! How long do you think it will take you?
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    • Karen Jan 16, 2017

      haven’t a clue – the stitching is so much easier on wool applique – no needle turn involved – just do a whip stitch or buttonhole – 9 blocks – we will see – I need to get some little packs of bright hand dyed wool pricey – so I stick with little packs – you really do not need much! no rush

  • Kate Jan 20, 2017

    A Handful of Scraps is turning out beautifully! Lots of pretty stitching going on with your projects.
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