Cutting Binding/Flannel Scraps

Fall Harvest (scrappy baskets), Murrieta Stars – Flannel

I have just so much left over from the Murrieta Stars quilt kit – that has really pleased me.  I was able to enlarge the quilt, have plenty left over for binding and have enough left for something else.  Especially if I have left overs from the second flannel quilt kit.

Strips for binding – extra just in case – precut, sewed together and now packed away with the quilt top.

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This much left over!! stacked 2 inches high and most of these are 22- 32 inches long, one piece a light beige is about a half yard.

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This is the second quilt kit from flannel.  I was checking to see if I could mix the left overs together for a 3rd quilt and if I do it scrappy patchwork it will work just fine.  Won’t have as much left over out of these colors though, I checked the directions and the pieces given aren’t as large.

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A close up of the colors from this kit.

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I had started making some tiny hexies last year at one point from some little leftovers and gradually I have added a flower here and there, this is one of those projects that will take a long time to get enough to do anything with.  It might end up being a tiny topper for an end table or something.  I ran out of scrappy baskets prepped Friday night and made one of these while I was watching tv and again last night.  I need to get more baskets prepped this weekend.  (1/2 inch hexies)  Linking to Kathy’s Quilts: Slow Sunday Stitching and Quilting is More Fun than Housework.

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The last of the prepped baskets finished and added to the project box – I think 48 finished.  That means I am about a sixth of the way done!  wow, moving on.

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A clean table for a change

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I had dropped one of my Christmas cactus’s out on the porch as I was getting it settled outside and the pot broke I had to go down to the workshop to find another pot to put it in, as I was walking to the door I passed a pot I had sitting out and thought I saw a snake – nope a lizard all curled up in the pot – perhaps it was cooler there? don’t know – a little dirt was in it so maybe it thought it was a nice spot to take a nap.

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A close up – these are common lizards here and harmless – they run across the porch all the time, over rocks, wood piles – there are three different kinds that we see all the time here – cute little things.  EDITED: 8:47AM the lizard is out of the pot – LOL – thanks for some of you mentioning it – I never even thought that it might not be able to get out – I guess I was thinking he got in he can get out – the sides of the pot are glazed – he was still in it this morning, I put the pot on it’s side so he can now get out – he was still alive!

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14 comments… add one
  • maxine lesline May 28, 2017

    Your ideas about little lizards make me smile.. good for you. They have a place in the Scheme of Things… we may not know exactly what that is..but respecting the unknown is ,…’respectful’. All that beautiful fabric… you certainly have ‘a room with a view’. Soon you will be mentioning eating from the garden. I just bought a cherry tomato to plant in my one big container… along with the one flourishing lettuce plant and the baby rosemary plant.

  • maxine lesline May 28, 2017

    Oh.. the lizard .. can it climb out?

  • Carole May 28, 2017

    That little lizard looks like a skink – we have them here too, ours have brightly colored backs, some iridescent blue! Lovely hexies. I hope he did get out, sometimes they get into pots and can’t get out.
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  • CathieJ May 28, 2017

    We have those little lizards too. They are fairly new to our area. I don’t mind them until they get in my basement. Your projects are looking great. I like that you are adding to the hexies here and there.
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  • Gail May 28, 2017

    We have chipmunks and squirrels, lots of birds, rabbits, raccoons, the odd skunk, and we once had a possum in our backyard. There are deer too, but our yard is fenced so they don’t get in. No lizards… I love flannel quilts! They are so soft. Your flowers are cute and the baskets look great too. Have fun stitching today!
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  • Quilter Kathy May 28, 2017

    I am drawn to your basket blocks… I wonder if I might be making a basket quilt soon?!? Enjoy your stitching today!

  • Sherrie May 28, 2017

    Hi,
    Love all the colors of your fabrics. The basket blocks are really cute. Made some of these a few years ago. Glad to hear the lizard got out of the pot. Have a great day!
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  • Dottie bishaw May 28, 2017

    Wow, that is a lot of extra fabric in that kit. The colors of the other beautiful quilt kit are my colors, l can hardly wait to see it finished, it’s going to be a gorgeous quilt. We don’t have those lizards, but I almost died when I saw a big one on my driveway that looked like a dinosaur! We have a lot of geckos hanging around the back porch too. Your hexies are so-o cute, as are your baskets. I finished basket number 80 last night, but I’m not as fast as you are. I just usually can get 1 or 2 done in the evenings. Thank you for all the beautiful pictures. Enjoy your Sunday.

  • Margaret Creek May 28, 2017

    Love the hexies, they are so cute 🙂

  • Sarah May 28, 2017

    I just can’t resist a hexie! They are sooooo nice! Glad little lizard has been liberated, he’s so cute.
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  • Cynthia Brunz May 28, 2017

    I had a little lizard get trapped in one of my pots too. I am glad I found him to liberate him. Now I try to remember to store my pots so they can climb out. They keep the bug population down. Thanks for sharing your lovely projects with Oh Scrap!
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  • Marianne May 29, 2017

    I like the colors in that second flannel kit – very earthy. And – yikes! – a lizard. We don’t have them here and didn’t have them growing up in MD. Occasionally, I see a garden snake here. We are having our back porch painted so I can’t put any pots on it right now. Pots are spread around the yard and in the driveway, waiting. They painter needs to stand in one of my flower beds to finish, so that is looking a little unpopulated also. Hope to get it all put together this week.

  • Kathi May 29, 2017

    I love your new flannel pattern that you will be making… looks Cozy for sure! Glad you had some leftovers to mix in and make this one even more scrappy 🙂 A clean cutting table is a nice thing too! We have lots of lizards here… they climb all over easily … I think their feet but be sticky!lol
    Kathi
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  • Patricia May 30, 2017

    I am really enjoying the extra fabric after finishing a quilt top! With my last quilt I was determined to use up all the scraps instead of storing them. It was a good feeling to do so, but it sure put a dent in my “Quilt Schedule!” 🙂 I’m starting to think kits are worth the investment, especially with all the extra fabric! Your baskets are so beautiful! And those hexie flowers! So pretty! Such eye candy! Thank you for sharing!
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