Sewing Day

Murrieta Stars – Flannel, Postage Stamp Quilt

Yesterday I had to admit finally that I had over done it with the outside work and didn’t do much.  I had lost my energy.  My green beans finally got planted and the grass got cut (I’m sitting for that how difficult is that) but after that I came in the house and between reading and doing some sewing not much else got done.  I thought later I should have at least vacuumed the house but I didn’t.  I admit it – I did too much all week and needed part of the day to veg out.  Super Woman I am not.

This hoop area is left on one side of the border to finish then start from the middle out and go to the other end.  I am glad this quilt is coming to an end- the weather is warming up and it is getting hotter when working on it and trying to keep as much of the quilt as possible off of me while working on it.


Three more stars done!  Ten left to make.  Then the job of more cutting comes up.  I need to square all of these blocks up and see what the measurement is – supposed to be 9.5 I wonder if it will be I really haven’t checked closely.  Then I believe it is 30 blocks to be cut for the in between blocks – they are the mustard yellow type of color – I will put the portable design wall back up most likely so I can study color placement before I start sewing the rows together.  I have not decided if this quilt will be hand quilted – maybe big stitch (or what I call big stitch – I have a hard time doing big stitches after years of practice to make them small) or will I machine quilt it with the Juki in straight or wavy lines – I’m really not sure at this point – I think I need to see how big and heavy it is when I get done with it and decide from there.


These are what is left to do – I clip the dog ear ends off of the pieces as I get ready to do each star – I find it a boring little job to do and by doing just one star at a time it makes it easier to me.



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6 comments… add one
  • maxine lesline Apr 15, 2017

    Super woman? I know many aspire to being one… in the wisdom of my old age I know this is a killer… and hearing you say you did some R&R.. reading a book.. sounds very sensible.. The popularity of the big quilting stitch is welcome.. perhaps it encourages more hand stitching.. and that is all I do anymore.. .. actually not much getting done.. I talk a better game than I play… lack of energy… but I so like to keep up with your stitching.. and R&R time.

  • Carolyn Apr 15, 2017

    I so enjoy your blog! Thank you so much for sharing! I am curious about your Juki machine and wondering if it is your main sewing machine. My standby 30+ year old Elna has gone into the shop and I am considering replacing it with the Juki or one of the computerized new models. There is a local dealer and I fell in love with the simplicity of its operation. Are you happy with the walking foot quilting it provides? That is my main reason for buying a new machine, straight stitching, not free motion. Thanks!

  • Dottie bishaw Apr 15, 2017

    Yes, you need to rest after working so hard all week. Are you keeping hydrated enough? I find if I don’t have enough energy sometimes it’s because I haven’t been drinking enough water. A garden takes so much work, doesn’t it, and than comes all the grass cutting you did too, wow. Both quilts are coming together so beautifully. Enjoy your weekend.

  • Rebecca Grace Apr 15, 2017

    Your appliqué and stars are so lovely, and compared to my piddly progress, you ARE Superwoman! Meanwhile, I’m Wonder Woman… I wonder where I left my keys? I wonder where I left my shoes? I wonder where the day went??? 😉
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  • Kathleen Apr 15, 2017

    Boy I was catching up on reading about your week and you did do a lot. Your husband is like mine, I do most of the yard/garden work. Last year tho he did do most of the mowing only because he had to charge the mower each time he wanted to mow and that was something he didn’t want me fooling with.
    So a little down time was needed for you. Your flannel quilt is coming along, you’ll have that together in no time. I must of miss it but how is your sewing room coming along?
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  • Belarmina Apr 15, 2017

    Karen tus estrella avanzan rápido,
    estos días para mi fueron de cocinar mucho,
    jueves, viernes, sabado termino cansada,

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