Hexies and Wool

gardening, Handful of Scraps, Midnight Garden

First of all thanks for all the compliments received yesterday on the Postage Stamp quilt – it is amazing all the compliments – I had posted photos on the Quiltville Open Studio facebook page and had over 1,600 likes as of last night – talk about amazement!  But now time for the glow to die down and move on to the next quilts!  The 4th side of the Handful of Scraps is about half way applique to the last border and I still do not know what I will do next!  I think I will probably take a little break from it and think about the upcoming border and work on the wool block for a little bit and maybe a couple more baskets – after I get the borders finished on Murrieta Stars – too many quilts close to a finish need to push through and get some tops finished while I am on a roll.  I had thought I would finish this side up yesterday but I spent the morning on the lawnmower mowing while Mike was working on my sewing room then I went grocery shopping.  Seemed like half the day was gone by then.  This part of Handful of Scraps is what is left to stitch down.  As you can see it was kind of a lazy Sunday in the stitching area.


I did get my pattern traced and wool picked out for the applique – now to get the pattern cut and pieces cut and glue basted in place.  Then the fun starts.  The pattern is the top photo – the one with the glare on it – sorry – 9 blocks – a border could be put on it if one wishes and feels like it when the 9 blocks are finished!


More roses opened mixing in with the Clematis


Much to my surprise I still have some iris’s blooming.  Not many but a couple


It did feel great sleeping under the Postage Stamp quilt for the first time on Saturday night!



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4 comments… add one
  • maxine lesline May 8, 2017

    1600 likes.. bonanza time! Actually ..easy to see why. It is lovely.. without doubt. Also you may be having your sewing room back soon…. and the three roller to enjoy ..with all your stash and stuff in one place. The garden and harvesting will, too, require time for many weeks. with the first green beans around Memorial Day. ??

  • Debbie B May 8, 2017

    Your Postage Stamp quilt is awesome. Great job! I liked it on Bonnie’s site and admire all the work you did to get it done. It looks great on your bed. How do you like the wool batting?

  • Dottie bishaw May 8, 2017

    You deserve all the praise, Karen, Postage Stamp is amazing. I’m glad you took it easy after mowing your lawn plus grocery shopping which would’ve wiped me out already! Your roses are so beautiful along with the clematis. The iris is so pretty too. I ordered a reblooming iris last year and it really bloomed both spring and fall, I was so amazed. We are going to enjoy watching you start and finish your projects.

  • Deb May 8, 2017

    It’s a wonderful quilt..I am not surprised that so many people liked it! 🙂
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