A Great Outside Day

Postage Stamp Quilt, quilts

Everything I said I was going to do yesterday – I didn’t.  Even though the table was fully extended giving me room to work on the hexie border it was untouched.  It was 80 degrees outside – time to work on the garden, spread tick pellets all over the yard and walking trail that I take in the property and generally just enjoy the sunshine!  But there are things to share!

I was asked if I had ever done another hexie quilt.  Yes I have – this one that I called Diamonds are Forever I hand pieced not EPP – it is queen size using one inch hexies.  It is hand quilted.

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I have also done a Patchwork of the Crosses – which are not hexies but long kinds – what do you call them? I don’t remember the name of the shape.  This one also is hand quilted.

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I was asked about the bowl on the table – it holds placemats right now – it is a replica of an old fashion dough bowl.

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I did put labels on two older quilts – I found the labels put aside and realized I had neglected to put them on – they were already made so it made for fast work – now I am all caught up on labels!  The baby quilt on the right is one that will be donated shortly, the one on the left is a favorite of mine – I called it Wagon’s West, it is hand and machine pieced and hand quilted, couch size – I do not keep a lot of the couch size quilts as I really do not use them often but there are two I love and this is one of them, I will be keeping it.

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I have been getting back into a good routine of hand quilting on The Postage Stamp quilt – mainly in the evenings again – almost done with this side of the last row – I start in the middle though so I have 5 blocks to finish on the opposite end of the quilt when I finish this side –  then the final border!  Linking to Quilt Fabrication , Sew Fresh Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict and My Quilt Infatuation.

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The fabric is still waiting for me to press it before cutting for the flannel quilt.  It is to be only in the 50’s today so I will most likely get some work done today – I do have some errands to do but not a lot so should have time.  That is all I have to share today – more tomorrow?

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14 comments… add one
  • Ramona Apr 5, 2017

    Your quilts are all beautiful, but I especially like Patchwork of the Crosses. Those colors are my favorite. I am amazed at how much hand quilting you accomplish. If only I enjoyed it more. Beautiful work!
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  • Yvonne Apr 5, 2017

    Your quilts are gorgeous! I admire your handquilting skills. Sadly I don’t have the patience and machine quilt almost exclusively.

  • maxine lesline Apr 5, 2017

    That dough bowl speaks to me.. hand carved wooden bowls of all shapes are so beautiful.. I have only one. and it holds several small patchwork pin cushions I have made. The Wagons West quilt is definitely to be kept… great colors and wheels.

  • Preeti Apr 5, 2017

    Visiting from Let’s Bee Social. the Postage Stamp Quilt is a gorgeous beauty. Love the appliqued flowers along the edges. It will be an heirloom quilt, cherished for a very long time.

  • Dottie bishaw Apr 5, 2017

    I love the dough bowl, I have a round one with sea shells I got in Hawaii. Old irons, dough bowls, sewing machines and quilting are my passion, lol. Oh and gardening I almost forgot. All of your quilts are just simply gorgeous Karen. I especially like Diamonds Are Forever. It is just so beautiful and love your hand quilting. The Patchwork of the Crosses is so much work and so beautiful! I just don’t have words for all your beautiful hand work!

  • Susan Apr 5, 2017

    Such pretty quilts, and hand quilted too! Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers!
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  • Melanie Apr 5, 2017

    It’s good to “use” the nice weather when it comes around. One can always sew again later 🙂 I am impressed by all your handsewn quilts. Enjoy the rest of quilting on your postage stamp one.

  • Belarmina Apr 5, 2017

    Karen que bonitos edredones
    ¡¡me encantan!!

  • Lisa Apr 5, 2017

    What a wonderful post with lovely quilts. I’m not surprised you didn’t do anything today that you said you would yesterday. We had a lovely day here today as well but sadly I had to work for half of it.

  • Sarah Craig Apr 5, 2017

    Wow, that postage stamp quilt is amazing!!
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  • Deb G Apr 6, 2017

    Your quilts are lovely! I’m slowing working on a hand pieced POTC and an EPP diamond quilt, but I’m not as fast at finishing as you are. For a not quilt question, I’m wondering what brand of tick pellets you apply? We also have lots of ticks and I would love to put something on the lawn to get rid of them.

  • Nanette Apr 6, 2017

    Nice work! All of your quilts are pretty – Favorite is the Postage stamp quilt!!!
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  • Afton Apr 6, 2017

    Wow! What beautiful quilts! I love the Patchwork of the Crosses, and can completely see why you are holding on the the Wagon’s West quilt. I greatly admire all your handwork.
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  • LisaS Apr 10, 2017

    I have never heard of tick pellets! Off to google it.

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