Murrieta Stars and More Binding Done

Murrieta Stars – Flannel, Postage Stamp Quilt

The binding is moving along quickly on the Postage Stamp quilt – give me another day and it will be done but I won’t be washing it until Tuesday probably – storms and lots of rain this weekend and I need to run to Little Rock again on Monday – this time for the car, no surprise the air bag has to be replaced on the drivers side and they can get me done on Monday morning so after that I will hit a few stores and then head home before rush hour.  I want to wash the quilt – toss it in the dryer for about 20 minutes then lay it on the porch someplace to do the main drying as I do not want it to shrink much – so hopefully we will have nice weather on Tuesday so I can get the quilt done.  Three and a half sides of binding done as I wrote this last night.  Linking to Tweety Loves Quilting.


The four side borders of the mustard yellow is done and I started the patchwork on the borders now on Murrieta Stars – I know some of you have said this color is “cheddar” far from it in my opinion which is fine with me because the color a lot of you refer to as “cheddar” in quilts is a color I don’t like LOL


One side done of the patchwork, three more to go and then one more border and I will measure it and the backing fabric that I have and see if I can make it a tad larger and still have enough fabric left over for binding.  I couldn’t get the lightening right for this one – well try again this weekend as I get more of the borders done.


I ran across an interesting blog post from a blog called Kameleon from Western Norway and this article was so interesting I thought I would share the link.  It is for an international quilt festival in Russia.  It is an interesting festival and such pretty buildings in the area too.

Also if you have heard the winners of the Paducah AQS Quilt Show have been chosen and not surprising the top 4 hand quilting awards go to Japan where they have excellent quilters.



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12 comments… add one
  • Barbara Apr 29, 2017

    Love that postage stamp quilt. Can your home washer take a quilt that size? I have one I need to wash and thought I might have to take it to the laundry mat…it’s a King size. I see your new quilt as a mustard color, which I love!

  • maxine lesline Apr 29, 2017

    The striped binding is really a plus for the Postage Stamp quilt.. .. yet the biggest plus is probably the hand quilting.. your hand quilting is why I became a fan. The border on Murietta Stars certainly adds a sort of ‘depth’ … I am learning some color and shape stuff here… thanks. The Japanese seem to be masters at art of every kind.. hand-quilting, gardening, bamboo projects.. Going to check out the Kameleon blog you mentioned.

  • MARY Apr 29, 2017

    First of all, I love your postage stamp quilt. So pretty. I wanted to thank you for the link to the quilt show. I will never be able to attend and so appreciate being able to see so many beautiful quilts. Each one is different but lovely. mary in Az

  • Dottie bishaw Apr 29, 2017

    Both of your quilts are really coming together and look great. You must be feeling so good about being almost done with Postage Stamp! I’m always a little sad to see the end because I enjoy the process, especially with the hand quilting. I’ve seen some of the Hawaiian quilts made by Japanese quilters in Hawaii, and they are just so beautiful. The field of quilts in Russia was awesome, thank you for the link. Storms here again this afternoon too. Have fun stitching and stay safe.

  • Raewyn Apr 29, 2017

    Well done on your progress with your postage stamp – I hope the weather stays right for you to get it washed and dried so we can see a finished photo of it! The borders are going to look great on your mustard yellow quilt 🙂 I’m not surprised there were plenty of Japanese winners at Paducah, I was totally awed by their work last year when there. Thanks for the link to the Russian Quilt Festival – I’m off to have a look.
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  • Sandra B Apr 29, 2017

    Karen, your striped binding is looking great…I think using a stripe for a binding just seems to bring the whole quilt together!!
    Love the scrappy border for Murrieta Stars! Much like the stripe binding on the Postage Stamp quilt, using all the colors from the star blocks really pulls it all together in a similar manner….
    Temperatures are sizzling here in Virginia today….lower 90’s, and very humid!! UGH! Too early in the season for us to have this kind of weather! Good day for staying inside, working on some hand piecing, with a glass of lemonade nearby!

  • Linda Dutch Apr 29, 2017

    Love the stripey binding on your ‘postage stamp’ quilt, perfect! And the border on your stars looks like it was just meant to be too, it really picks up all the star colours!
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  • Alida Apr 29, 2017

    Having a quilt ready to be washed and dryed is always such an exciting time!! I am sure you will enjoy this wonderful quilt for many years! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!!

  • Cynthia Woodham Apr 29, 2017

    Both projects are stunning.

  • Belarmina Apr 29, 2017

    Karen tu sello de edredón es magnifico!!!
    me gusta el borde de las estrellas,
    gracias por el enlace
    buen domingo

  • Thimbleanna Apr 29, 2017

    Wow — almost done with the postage stamp quilt — it sure seemed to go by quickly from where I’m sitting LOL! Thanks for the link to the article about the Russian quilt show — very interesting!
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  • LisaS May 6, 2017

    You are getting so much accomplished lately! I’ve hardly touched my sewing in weeks and I’m feeling it in my attitude towards the other people living in this house. ?

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