Spring is Back

Handful of Scraps, quilts, Retro Air Ship Propeller’s

66 degrees yesterday and more of the same through the weekend and maybe near 80 on Monday – crazy weather – I just saw a new map on the weather channel that says the next three months for our area will be above normal for warmth – I hope we are not going to have high temperatures in the summer – please let it not get too hot!!  I am ready for spring though.

The red borders were sewn on the Propellers but I didn’t take a new photo of it.  Basically looks the same as yesterdays photo when the border was pinned in place. It no longer fits on the design wall so it will be back to a design floor.  Mike is working on the sewing room again this weekend and will be tracking through the house all weekend so I have folded that quilt and it is over a chair – I will get back to it on Monday – taking a little break while I give more thought to continuing the border.  The floor will need a good vacuuming.  I just don’t have room for the ironing board to be out and the design wall up and wall that walking back and forth to the back door in the dining room which is the general area I work in.


I did lay the hexies out last night so I can work on layout but he was already done for the day (he was off Friday).  I have found the easiest way for me to work on hexies for the layout and not forget where I want what color/prints.   I don’t care to have too many darker color neutrals together (that happened in parts of the top) so what I do is get down to the floor with the Ipad, lay pieces out and take a close up photo – go back to the couch and sit and stitch –glancing at the photo for what comes next, I do small sections at a a time. the pieces you see on the Ipad screen were already picked up when I thought to take a photo to show how I do it.  The center of the hexie quilt shown here will be about 48 x 48 inches – it is no where near finished as I want it closer to queen size – I just do not use couch size quilts all that often and prefer big quilts.  No rush right! plenty to keep me busy.  I think most agree – Hexagon quilts are intended to take a long time to make LOL  Linking to Tweety Loves Quilting today.


Nothing else happening here!  hope you all have a good weekend.

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10 comments… add one
  • Liz Mar 18, 2017

    I like the little grouping of darker neutrals. Creative and catches the eye for a moment. Love seeing your progress.
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  • maxine lesline Mar 18, 2017

    Planning projects is full of detours… especially a room do-over… hard to know in advance all the starts and stops… but we hear no moaning from you. Always good to go with the flow. Seeing pics of the new room will be fun.

  • Swooze Mar 18, 2017

    So what’s happening in that sewing room? Any sneak peeks for us? Lol
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  • Deb Mar 18, 2017

    After so many days of wind and cold temps it felt “balmy” here when I walked earler. 35 degrees and no wind nor breeze.

    Clever how you keep track of the hexie layout with the photos.

    I hope that he manages to get alot done this weekend ! 🙂
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  • Marianne Mar 18, 2017

    Sorry to hear about your upcoming warm weather. Seems like everywhere the weather is wacky. We came home to about 18″ of snow on the ground, making for big piles in the driveways and streets. And it was about -3 degrees this morning when I headed to the grocery store – ugh! But I bet it will warm up again into the 40s. When we had the B&B, Paul used to mow the lawn around the first week of April, and that isn’t too far off.

    I really like the red border on your propeller quilt – makes everything stand out!

  • Sandra B Mar 18, 2017

    Karen, in the picture of the Retro Air Ship Propeller quilt hanging on the chair, is that a pineapple quilt in the background? Love pineapple quilts…I have a finished top that I completed a couple of years ago….still needs to be quilted …. It was paper foundation pieced and while I have pulled most of the papers out, there are still little bits and pieces to be removed… Maybe I will get to it this year….I should pull it out to work on while watching the NCAA basketball tournament …..It would be nice to get it ready for quilting… Then I think I could get motivated to go ahead and quilt it! We will see!!

  • Dottie bishaw Mar 18, 2017

    Your Propeller quilt is so bright and pretty hanging on the chair. Yes, I’m with you about making queen size quilts. I don’t use lap size on my couch either. It’s just too hot here for that. Today I was working in my yard and it was in the 80s. I had my hat on and was sweating up a strom. I see your vegetables are looking good on the windowsill. Have a great day.

  • Kaholly Mar 18, 2017

    You always take the time to make large quilts, and they are always beautiful! These two will be no exception! Well done, XO
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  • Alida Mar 19, 2017

    The weather here has been quite crazy warm and then cold and then warm again… oh well, the snow days were great to make progress in quilty projects 😉 your hexagon quilt looks fantastic, and yes, those take long but they are worth it!! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Astrid Mar 19, 2017

    Some days not visiting blogland and a lot happens! Had to go back to your previous post to have a look at the Propellers… WOW! I love how it looks! A beautiful and ‘happy’ quilt!
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