Handful of Scraps

Handful of Scraps, Postage Stamp Quilt

Well this section of Handful of Scraps is finished! now to decide what I will do with the border.  I have enough border fabric for wide borders and will make chains of hexie flowers or hexies to go all the way around – to be determined on what it will look like.


the background fabric – this fabric was actually used for some of the neutral colors – I had a quarter yard or half yard something like that and then a couple months ago started to search for any of the neutral colors that I had and luckily I found several and picked this one out – I have about 8 yards I believe so I will be able to have this finish as queen size – the center will be appliqued in place and then decide from there – most likely a chain of some sort to go all the way around about 10 inches or so out from the center design.


a close up – I think the top little hexie is the same as this piece just pointing a different direction.  Linking to My Quilt Infatuation today.


Well all the storm warnings were on TV last night I was quilting on the Postage Stamp quilt – I do not like how the weatherman drone on for hours about all the warnings but they were in our area so I had it on.  One tornado was on the ground north of us so we heard sirens go off twice – but knew from the tv that it was not in our direct area.  We planned on staying up late until we knew the storms were past and as I wrote this at 8:20 last night we could hear thunder in the distance but on the map it looked like all was winding down and we had missed the most of it once again.


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  • Marianne Mar 30, 2017

    I know what you mean about those weather people droning on and on, until everyone is in a frenzy about a weather system that isn’t nearly as bad as they say. My mother in Colorado hears that snow in the east is going to be at epic proportions and asks how we are holding up. We say, “what??? just a few flakes here!”
    How smart to use that lightly striped fabric for the border. You’ll really get it straight that way. Will you miter the corners?

  • Mary Mar 30, 2017

    Congratulations on reaching this point and great choice for a border fabric. So glad the worst of the weather missed you.
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  • Deb Mar 30, 2017

    It looks amazing!! 🙂 You have worked hard and long on this ; congrats 🙂 Are you sure you don’t want to do those borders in the book? You could finish them up in oh…say….about 10 years lol. SO complicated…I think I could manage doing one over a very long period of time but not four !

    Glad the bad weather passed by; nerve-wracking!
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  • Sandra B Mar 30, 2017

    So glad to hear that your area was spared from bad weather, Karen…
    Handful of Scraps looks great, and I love the fabric you chose for the border!!

  • maxine lesline Mar 30, 2017

    The stripe in the border fabric gives it liveliness.. movement… interest. Have seen interesting projects where the stripes go first one way in a rectangle, then another way in another area , butting up to the first. Certainly not suggesting this.. your border is great… just thinking of the versatility of stripes.. Often one notion leads to another.. Great to have your calm post daily in my email…

  • Pale Blue Corner Mar 30, 2017

    Handful of Scraps looks so great, I like the fabric for the border. Glad, that the tornado was not in your area!
    Cheers, Emese
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  • Dottie bishaw Mar 30, 2017

    So glad you didn’t get any bad weather Karen. Handfull of scraps looks so good on that striped fabric, great choice. Lots of errands today, but so nice to relax and see your two pretty quilts coming along. Beautiful spring day today.

  • Carla Evans Mar 30, 2017

    My hometown was badly damaged by a tornado in 2011 and destroyed in 2014. They can drone all they want if it’s keeping people safe.

  • Kathi Mar 30, 2017

    I am glad y’all stayed safe during all that nasty weather… you were certainly in my thoughts though! I love your hexi center finish… will look forward to seeing what you decide comes next… glad you had your stamps quilting to keep you distracted! Kathi
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  • Astrid Mar 30, 2017

    I think the stripe fabric will look great as border. It’s beautiful! Glad the weather missed you, those tornadoes are scary.
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  • Kate Apr 2, 2017

    Your hexie quilt is absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on getting the center all done. Thankfully My Guy does all our weather monitoring and we use one of the local TV stations weather app. It does a good job of alerting us when we need to pay attention.
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  • dj Apr 3, 2017

    I have enjoyed browsing your blog. You have so many seriously intense projects going on all of which are beautiful!

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