And Another Misty Cloudy Day

Granny's Gone Crazy, scrap quilts, scrappy baskets

When I had time to just sit and sew didn’t come until late afternoon.  I was off to the grocery store first thing in the morning to get that chore done then back home in time to eat and brush my teeth before I was back to the dentist – my temporary crown had fallen off Friday evening and it had only been on for about 6 hours when it happened.  Luckily it didn’t bother me and I was able to wait until Monday to get it fixed.  Now it is stuck back on again good and solid from the way it feels.  I got my exercise done later in the day than normal but done.

I got two more blocks for Tumalo Trails done –  I spaced them apart like this as if I put the sashing on it will be 2 inch finished as the patchwork squares are with a square in the center forming another nine patch in the center.

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Two scrappy baskets finished – one and a half was done on Sunday so I just needed to finish up part of a basket yesterday.  Linking to Esther’s Quilt Blog and Koka Quilts.

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I will need to prep more little hexies – all are now sewn on to the body.  I will be surprised if I get Granny’s Gone Crazy large enough to cover a table one of these days LOL

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And all the papers picked out of the back except around the edges and ready to use again.

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They all stay so nice and neat and I really like using the accuquilt die cutter for these- it makes the little seams so nice and neat and not way too big – no trimming needed.  I will not be taking out all those basting threads they can stay in place and will hold the seams down for when it is eventually sandwiched and quilted.  I leave the papers in around the edges until it is done.

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  • Kathleen Jun 6, 2017

    I swear we must have the same mind. Last week while looking up the flag quilt designer I saw Bonnie’s pattern T trail I told myself that needed to be my next leader & ender. I’ll have fun watching you construct that one. Hope the new will stay on this time.
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  • maxine lesline Jun 6, 2017

    The background fabrics for the baskets are lovely…. just think how we used to use plain white… tradition I guess. I have two quilts made by my grandmother a century ago and both are white backgrounds… not attractive quilts .. but… my grandmother’s. Just the right weight on my bed for this time of year.

  • Karen Jun 6, 2017

    And I thought one bastes right thru the papers. I have been doing mine wrong. No wonder it was so much work that I put it away…far away.

  • Deb Jun 6, 2017

    I love this Tumalo Trails project and the baskets and hexies as well. Everything so bright and pretty 🙂
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    • Karen Jun 7, 2017

      I think I am having trouble with email again and have not seen some of my comments from yesterday or first thing this morning. Tumalo Trails is super easy so far, glad to have a project like that now and then

  • Teri Dingler Jun 6, 2017

    Well…I liked the Tumalo Trails so much I had to go and purchase the book! Ha! Now to wait till it comes and pull fabric! It may be the next in line!

  • Dottie bishaw Jun 6, 2017

    The Scrappy Tumalo Trails quilt blocks are so pretty and bright. I love scrap quilts best of all. You did a lot of work again, with stitching, shopping, plus the dentist and exercise. Wow, I’m just tired from reading about it, lol! It’s a beautiful day here at the beach in Corpus Christi. Our room faces the water and it’s just lovEly. I’m going to sit on the patio and stitching a basket.

    • Karen Jun 7, 2017

      have fun at the beach!

  • Leeanne Hopper Jun 6, 2017

    S-E-W many pretty projects! Tumalo trails is intriguing and Granny Gone crazy caught my attention because I am a granny and I know one or two (myself included at times) who think I’m crazy! I have popped over from New Zealand “Sew-Stitch-Snap-Share” linky thing.

    • Karen Jun 6, 2017

      thanks so much for stopping by Leeanne! always nice to hear from you New Zealand quilters. I’m a granny too and my kids tell me I’m kind of crazy sometimes so thought it was a perfect name for this quilt. You can find Tumalo Trails pattern in Bonnie Hunters Scraps and Shirttails II

  • Linda Dutch Jun 6, 2017

    You have been busy! I love your ‘granny’s gone crazy’ hexis! And having different backgrounds for your pretty baskets really adds more interest! Thanks for linking up to ‘sew stitch snap SHARE’
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    • Karen Jun 7, 2017

      thanks Linda – I do think different backgrounds makes a quilt a little more interesting sometimes

  • Plum Cox Jun 7, 2017

    Your Tumulo Trails blocks are very striking! Love them! You’ve had a busy week by the look of it!

    • Karen Jun 7, 2017

      thanks Plum- I do like these blocks and need to get more nine patches made. I have picked out some fabric for the HST’s from my green box for the next 4 blocks to mix it up a little.

  • Rebecca Grace Jun 7, 2017

    I had a dentist emergency yesterday, too! Chipped my tooth on Sunday and got it fixed yesterday. So there were two quilters at the dentist yesterday, feeling annoyed that they were dragged away from their sewing machines for dental work!

    So for your hexies, do you use your Accuquilt cutter to cut just the fabric pieces or the papers as well? That quilt is going to be MAGNIFICENT.
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    • Karen Jun 7, 2017

      If you go to accuquilt and search hexies you well see two of the sizes – 1 inch and 1/ inch have a double die plate with the size to cut the papers and the fabric from them at the same time those are the ones I have.

  • Marsha Cooper Jun 7, 2017

    It looks like you make your hexies the way that I was taught by just tacking down the corners instead of basting all the way through. It sure makes more sense to me!
    I reuse my papers at least 4 times before I think they are too worn out to use anymore.
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    • Karen Jun 7, 2017

      yes I think I can make these papers last at least four times too – I am using freezer paper right now

  • Glenda Australia Jun 8, 2017

    Karen I just love the lay out of that first block wow what impact it is going to have when made in to a quilt. each little 9 patch glows and then seeing those 4 come together in the corners is stunning. I’m hoping to put my 2inch patches together this month but don’t hold your breath, last two days I’ve taken a break from my projects I’m meant to be working on and have been making scrappy diamonds by Esther and it been so much fun not thinking about colours that work just having a huge pile of strips in front of the machine and pulling what ever catches my eye and sewing it, its like colouring in as a kid any colour goes LOL I did not realise how many little bags of strip scraps I had till I was looking for some thing the other day LOL now its side tracked me and I’m having fun. I see you don’t baste your stitches through the freezer paper and can just pop them out and leave the basting in , I saw this on some old unfinished hexagon quilts once wish I’d been taught that way when I started, but I taught my self and sewed through all the papers LOL Well they say live and learn LOL Hugs from COLD Tropical QLD
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    • Karen Jun 8, 2017

      I had seen several different demo’s on hexies and the way I learned was to just tack the corners in without going through paper – I have seen some go through the papers also but usually with pieces with sides larger than 1 inch – I tried going through the papers once and my fingers ached so I said no to that way. You are always busy working on so many how you keep them straight! but then I have not gotten back to my applique in sometime now – must do that one day

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