Some Cutting Done


I did not get a lot done yesterday – I was so tired after waking up super early and not able to fall back to sleep – sometimes if I do that I just feel kind of lethargic all day and that was me yesterday dragging myself around!

Some cutting did get done but I have a long way to go – I do have some scraps to cut when I am done and will try to do that right away so they are not sitting around.  I would say I only have about a quarter of my pieces cut right now.  I see a little part of the pattern is sticking up there – yes there are 4 patches in it.


Don’t remember if I mentioned the other day that I am finally getting a few Morning Glories open – only took half the darn summer and I can’t see them from the house – only when I go down to the garden – I will not plant them again – I know they might grow again from dropped seeds but I am picking off the flower buds when they die and tossing them in another area – if they come up there that will be fine.  A very pretty blue!  Possibly through the middle of August we will have temperatures lower than normal  – that will be so nice  – the leaves on the plant are looking bad and the lower half of the vines doesn’t look well – I will wait and see if I get many blossoms – if not I might be cutting them at the bottom so they well die and take the fencing down.  I well not be putting peas in here next year – there were way too many aphids to deal with – I know it might not be like that every year, but for the amount of peas you get from the small area I had it was not worth it.


A few more hexies added onto row 3 – that row is about half way done and I worked on it Friday night while watching tv.  I goofed on one end and will need to either add another hexie on the end I think or take one off – I will wait and see – the best thing might be to add these three rows on to the end of the quilt and then make each row and attach immediately until it is the size I want.  Linking to Quilting is More Fun than Housework.


Part way done with the applique – the blue “star” is done and half of the big one – for Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy I will work on this and try to get more cutting done as well – I have a feeling I will be cutting all week – Even though it goes fast and accurate with a die cutter you still have to cut pieces to fit somewhat so you don’t have a lot of waste and I do not like a lot of waste.  I tend to cut strips and then fan fold over the die cutting about 4 to 6 at a time.  I wanted to come up with a name for this one as it is not the finished quilt “La Passacaglia” but just 3 pieces so it really doesn’t deserve that name!  Maybe “Stain glass Stars” – it does resemble stain glass in a way.  My glue basting was not holding – probably because the papers are around the edge and stiff when I am working – I used my tiny applique pins to help hold in place.


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16 comments… add one
  • Liz Jul 30, 2017

    I see floating stars. maybe a possible name…. Great post!
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    • Karen Jul 30, 2017

      thanks Liz – I will think about a name as I get it stitched up –

  • Deb Jul 30, 2017

    For over a decade I planted morning glories to run up strings from the ground and be on one side of the porch. LOVELY until late summer when they started dropping blossoms and I would have to dismantle it all. I got lazy last year and this year and decided not to do that but I still have ‘volunteers’ come up anyway 🙂
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    • Karen Jul 30, 2017

      I had hoped for more blossoms – this hasn’t been worth it although the vines were pretty for awhile – now they are just going crazy and could have gone 20 feet high if it had been tall enough!

  • Cynthia Brunz Jul 30, 2017

    I think I make changes every year to my gardens. It takes a lot of time and trials to find the perfect plant for some spots. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!
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    • Karen Jul 30, 2017

      it sure does! we built raised beds 3 years ago now and the herb bed is going great and tomatoes but still trying to figure out what is best for the other two

  • Dottie bishaw Jul 30, 2017

    The blue is so pretty in the morning glory. I just wonder where they would grow best. I’m still cutting my squares for my spilt rails quilt. I cut six layers at a time, but there’s so many to cut. Bonnie has a stair step of one inch finished squares going through the rails. Thank heavens for die cutters, my hands couldn’t do all that cutting with a rotary cutter. Enjoy your slow stitching Sunday.

    • Karen Jul 30, 2017

      this morning I am getting a marina sauce going in the crockpot – then back to cutting and maybe piecing a couple blocks -I have just about enough variety now to start

  • Mary Jul 30, 2017

    The morning glories are such a pretty color!
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    • Karen Jul 30, 2017

      I think they are too – I wish I could see them better when they blossom from the house though – too far away

  • CathieJ Jul 30, 2017

    Although I think morning glories are very pretty, I have never planted them as I prefer perennials. All of your projects are really pretty. I especially like the Stain Glass Stars.
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    • Karen Jul 30, 2017

      I normally do not plant many annuals – I had the fencing up for a row of peas and before they finished I decided to make use of the fencing by putting something that would climb – so the morning glories worked out for that but turned out they are too far from the house to enjoy looking at. The zinnias that I have down there are from last years deadheads that I didn’t cut off and the marigolds are to help keep bugs away from the tomato plants – really seems to be working this year. I have a lot of perennials so like to fill in here and there with the annuals

  • Quilter Kathy Jul 30, 2017

    SO pretty…. how about “Mini La Passa”!?
    Enjoy your stitching today… thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

    • Karen Jul 30, 2017

      good name – you enjoy your stitching too

  • Magali Jul 31, 2017

    I love the hexie project on your coffee table: the fabrics used are so great!
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