Murrieta Stars–Top Done

Murrieta Stars – Flannel, quilts

Finally done with this top!  Seemed like it lasted forever – it hasn’t really I started the top around April 5th or so  not a whole two months what with working on multiple tops at a time I never finish a top in a weekend like some do – does anyone really do that?  LOL  I swept off the deck and laid the quilt top down and the wind kept blowing before I could take a photo so I finally had to put things on each corner to hold it down but it is still not flat – don’t worry it will be when I quilt it!  100 x 103 inches.  I will be hand quilting this quilt – possibly with Perle Cotton – not positive – but I think the bigger stitch would go on this one well.  I will need to find a little star stencil pattern for the blank squares – they are about 9 inches if I remember right.  It will be awhile though before it is started – I need my 3 roller frame set back up – maybe the end of summer?


Both chairs done and ready for some relaxing time.  Linking to Tweety Loves Quilting.


On my walk around the property last evening I brought the camera along and got this shot of the wild black-eyed Susans.  So pretty and I have them growing wild in numerous areas mainly on the edge of the woods.


A shot in the distance on the far side of the property away from the house where I walk on my trail which is actually looking like a trail with two years of walking it off and on now.


A shot of the house and the workshop from the same area.


The apples are growing – well they make it? I hope so.  Shortly after I posted a photo about 3 or 4 weeks ago of some of the leafs drying up and spots on some of the leafs some told me it was something called Cedar Apple Rust or something like that – I found some stuff that you sprinkle all over the tree and it is supposed to get it under control – you are to do it before the apples form but I caught it late.  I have a lot of cedar trees around so I can’t do anything about it but use the dust in the early spring.  We will just wait and see what happens – I have made a note on the calendar to do this every spring.


A close up of some of the Lilies


A baby Bunny rabbit – she thinks she is hiding from me but I sure did see her.  I have seen a baby several days in a row now – I doubt I see the same one – after all the saying goes “multiply like rabbits” I have probably seen several but it is always in the same area and always one while I see two or three mature rabbits in the back yard – this one is on the side near the deck where it can hide under and by the workshop.


Have a good weekend everyone.  Don’t know how much quilting I will get done but I’m not going anywhere.

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15 comments… add one
  • LisaS May 27, 2017

    Marietta Stars turned out beautifully!! I for one never get a quilt top done in a weekend. ?

    • LisaS May 27, 2017

      I sure spelled Murrieta wrong

  • Deb May 27, 2017

    this is a favorite quilt of mine with that gorgeous yellow…cute bunny and your property is just beautiful
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  • maxine lesline May 27, 2017

    Murietta Stars is a lovely quilt…the mustard color, tho not seen often, seems really right with the many other colors. Taking time to enjoy the journey , rather than speeding on to a destination, makes a sensible pleasant use of time…

  • Karen Beigh May 27, 2017

    Been watching your progress. I like the way you did the borders with the repeat of the rounds of all the little squares.
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  • Sandra Daugherty May 27, 2017

    Congratulations on a fantastic quilt top. I love the colors and design.

  • Dottie bishaw May 27, 2017

    What a beautiful finish, Karen! The colors are wonderful and you did such a good job on the borders, bringing the colors from the stars into the borders. Congratulations on a fast finish. I don’t think anyone could do it in a weekend either. Your apples are really getting big and look delicious. I just love your big yard, so beautiful with all the flowers and trees. The chairs look so inviting, I would just sit and be stitching all day, lol! Enjoy your weekend and your yard.

  • Kathleen May 27, 2017

    Great job, turned out beautiful. I think it will be nice in pearl cotton quilting.
    Your chairs look very nice and your garden in earlier post is doing very well.
    Hope you don’t get any of this bad weather.
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  • Barbara May 27, 2017

    I love the color of that quilt. It is fabulous!

  • Bea May 27, 2017

    Karen, Your Murrieta Stars quilt is simply beautiful!!! You are a constant source of inspiration to me. I look forward to reading your blog each day.

  • Donna May 28, 2017

    Your quilt top is beautiful!!!

  • Cynthia Woodham May 28, 2017

    Beautiful quilt top. I look forward to seeing how you quilt this one.

  • Alida May 28, 2017

    Wow, the quilt top looks amazing!! I really love the two scrappy borders, I will sure use this idea for some of my future quilts! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Michele Hill May 28, 2017

    Such a lovely property that you live on Karen and that verandah looks so restful! Do love that cheeky bunny (but I know they are vermin really!!)… cute but hope they stay away from your crops! x
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  • Kathi May 29, 2017

    Love your walk about shots… you have such nice views… I am sooo thrilled with Murietta stars finish and glad you will do it big stitch on your frame… the chairs look sooo inviting too! Kathi
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