A Busy Sewing Day

Handful of Scraps, scrap quilts

I think I spent almost all day with fabric yesterday other than an hour at the dentist to find out that I need another crown but that it could wait until early next week – I wasn’t sure when I made the appointment what was wrong – just that I had a sore tooth – turns out it is a cracked molar! oh well it doesn’t hurt a lot and Monday it will be taken care of – I was just glad I was able to get in right away to have it looked at.

Between cutting hundreds more hexagons for Handful of Scraps and sewing dozens of two inch squares into sashing for Scrappy Stars – a lot got done on such a rainy day – a light rain all day was needed in our area.  Of course a lot gets done in the sewing department some days because I spend a lot of time by myself – Mike is working some crazy hours sometimes and I have the house to myself and food only gets cooked if I feel like it and I do make use of leftovers.

Two more hexagon  flowers are needed for each corner of this quilt that has taken at least a year to get to this point – – actually I just looked it up in my little notebook that I jot quilting things down in and it seems I started this quilt on May 12, 2016 so not even a year still!!


this well be one of the new hexies


and all the rest – over 200 neutrals cut and 8 hexie flowers now in the can- most need to be basted and sewed.  I will be working on this over the next week or so.


AccuQuilt dye for hexies makes it easy fast work once you figure out what fabric you want to use.  (Also the sale at AccuQuilt continues through the month Buy More Save More – ALL GO Dies on sale now.)  (this die that I have cuts both papers and fabric for one inch hexies – I also have one that is for 1/2 inch hexies)


10 short sashing strips for the last two rows of Scrappy Stars and one of the 4 long strips needed still.


One more row of blocks needed to be put together – the long row of sashing on the top is just laying there right now for the photo – that is the first step to work on today before getting the last row put together and then make the 3 long sashing strips to finish this quilt off.


Hope you had a great day!  Linking to Scraptastic Tuesday, Sew Fresh Quilts , Jo’s Country Junction , My Quilt Infatuation,  & Quilt Fabrication: Midweek Makers

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32 comments… add one
  • Swooze Feb 15, 2017

    Are you going to put the same pieced sashing down the sides of your stars quilt?
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    • Karen Feb 15, 2017

      that is the plan

  • Heide Feb 15, 2017

    What a great looking quilt, love the colors and the fun scrappy look.

    • Karen Feb 15, 2017

      thanks Heide – I love a good scrap quilt

  • Laura Feb 15, 2017

    What a great scrap quilt!
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    • Karen Feb 15, 2017

      thanks for stopping by Laura

  • maxine lesline Feb 15, 2017

    That big dining room table is being fully used…. wonderful to have so much of your stuff all together.. in plain sight.

    • Karen Feb 15, 2017

      Maxine I wish I would have room for a table this size in the sewing room – but I know that will not happen! too bad, I have come to love using it right now though

  • Kathi Feb 15, 2017

    Hey Karen, I finally watched a quilt cam and came up for air to read your blog yesterday and today… I love love love your scrappy stars quilt.. and the hand quilting you are doing on your other scrappy quilt that will soon be done!!! So exciting really 🙂
    I will have to read back as yesterday’s post mentioned your sewing room getting an overhaul?? Hope this message finds you well aside from an upcoming crown… hope the tooth doesn’t get worse as you wait for monday to come around… I hope to finish binding the quilt I am working on and get back to hand quilting and blogging soon!
    Take care and thanks for still being here… unlike me who has fallen off the side of the earth of late! lol Kathi

    • Karen Feb 15, 2017

      thanks for stopping by Kathi, yes the sewing room is getting a make over – the floor has needed to be replaced for some time now.

  • Barb N Feb 15, 2017

    I love how the scrappiness of your quilt looks cohesive. Very, very pretty!
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    • Karen Feb 15, 2017

      thanks Barb, I’m glad I decided on the scrappy sashing

  • Nicky Feb 15, 2017

    This is so gorgeous! Love the scrappiness. Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

    • Karen Feb 15, 2017

      thanks for stopping by Nicky, and for the compliment

  • Susan Feb 15, 2017

    Scrappy Stars is looking fantastic – thank you for sharing it today on Midweek Makers

    • Karen Feb 15, 2017


  • Sarah Feb 15, 2017

    I love your scrappy stars quilt! It’s gorgeous and now I want to make one.

    • Karen Feb 15, 2017

      I hope you do! I love scrappy quilts

  • Linda Dutch Feb 15, 2017

    Loving your ‘scrappy stars’ quilt!
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    • Karen Feb 15, 2017

      thanks Linda – I could have finished it today if it wasn’t for this darn headache!

  • Dottie bishaw Feb 15, 2017

    I hope it’s not the tooth that’s giving you a headache. We had almost three inches of rain yesterday. Today it only got to 59 but it was sunny. I got a little bit of work outside done and now am cutting some background squares for my basket quilt. The scrappy star quilt is just getting done right before our eyes, so beautiful.

    • Karen Feb 15, 2017

      No it is a sinus headache – those are the kind I normally get – some worse then others – we got an inch of much needed rain yesterday – maybe the stars will get done by the weekend

    • Karen Feb 16, 2017

      nope it is sinus headache but gone todayu

  • Doreen Feb 15, 2017

    I know I’ve said it before, I just love how those stars seem to be floating around the scrappy blocks!!!!! This is definitely a favorite of mine!!!!! The hexies are nothing short of amazing! It’s way beyond my piecing desires………sigh……………

    • Karen Feb 15, 2017

      Well hexies take time and patience for sure! Hope to finish the stars top by the weekend – but no rush I know it is almost done

    • Karen Feb 16, 2017

      thanks – I love these stars too and the hexies just take patience

  • Terry Feb 15, 2017

    Your quilts are lovely! My husband travels a lot with his work, when he does, I do exactly what you do when I get home from work. If I want to do something I do, if not, oh well 🙂
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    • Karen Feb 16, 2017

      that is the plus of being by yourself – just chillin and doing what you want

  • Patricia Feb 16, 2017

    I am so in love with all your projects! So pretty! Your making so much progress on your hexie quilt! That scrappy quilt is so happy! Thank you for sharing!
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    • Karen Feb 17, 2017

      thanks Patricia, now on to making progress with the hexies and getting two other quilts back to work that have been neglected

  • Susie Feb 23, 2017

    I love your quilt top! So bright and pretty!

    • Karen Feb 23, 2017

      thanks Susie

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