Too Hot!

Handful of Scraps, quilts

I hate it when it is so hot here – it is uncomfortable to be on the porch past 9 AM which means if you don’t get outside first thing don’t bother.  I was outside watering the garden last night at 7PM and it was 88 degrees – but the sun was behind the trees so it made it bearable.  Tomatoes are finally starting to ripen one by one – I hope I get a spell where it is more like 10 at a time.

I made more hexies for Handful of Scraps – 2 rows finished   – I could tell I was a little off and had to add another at the bottom on the left side and then I realized I needed on the other side as well – easy fix.


I need to thread baste more – the two bottom rows are together but not attached to the body – I will probably wait to do that until I have two or three more rows finished.  Linking to My Quilt Infatuation  .


La Passacaglia – I pressed the piece I will applique to and that is as far as I got with it.  I’m trying to decide if I want to separate the pieces or have them together.  I think this will probably be a wall hanging because if I have it on the table it is hard to fit a center piece as the pieces would be covered up partially or all of it !

I think it looks better all together – the background piece will be cut down some – when I was thinking on the table I was thinking this size, but if I have it for a wall hanging it would be too long – I would have it a bit smaller.IMG_2775

Separated pieces.  I feel if they were separated it would need more applique and I no longer have the templates nor the fabric that I was using.  I just wanted to use these 3 pieces up and get them out of the UFO box.


Every year I get tree frogs residing in the fern dish – they love the cool water I am sure  – I found this one last night – this year has been so different being wetter than normal until recently that I hadn’t seen him until now – guess it got too hot wherever he had been until now.







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  • Mary Jul 27, 2017

    I’m loving the way your Handful of Scraps project looks with the pieced border and your little frog is so cute!
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    • Karen Jul 27, 2017

      thanks – these hexies will take a bit more time now that I decided this but the other way with a border just wasnt’ working for me – did you decide what you are doing with yours?

  • Liz Jul 27, 2017

    Thanks for posting your progress. I know the frog pic was for me lol.
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    • Karen Jul 27, 2017

      LOL – you love frogs don’t you

  • Diann Bottrell Jul 27, 2017

    Love the little frog picture! That is something we don’t get around here! The low volume hexies are so pretty in your Handful of Scraps – they make a great background for the colorful pieces.
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    • Karen Jul 27, 2017

      thanks Diann – it will certainly take awhile and I will need to look for more neutrals for sure

  • Dottie bishaw Jul 27, 2017

    Your did a lot of work on your hexies and they are looking so pretty. I like the pieces together too on your wall hanging. The picture of the frog is so cute, I love it! I had one in my flower pot and he always stuck his head out when I was watering. It’s suppose to get cooler here on Monday, but in the 100’s till then. I have to get out early or its too hot after nine. Stay cool while you stitch.,.

    • Karen Jul 27, 2017

      yes some progress on the hexies – i hope I can keep it up, I haven’t felt much like working on anything else lately – cooler tomorrow?

  • Deb Jul 27, 2017

    I like the pieces close together : it looks like stained glass in that photo 🙂
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