Tumalo Trials and Crazy Hexies

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I don’t think I feel like attaching more than one long row a day – two more rows to get together for Tumalo Trails –   3 down two more to go.  I do pin long rows in place so it takes longer because of that.  The sashing in between the blocks I do not pin and just hole in place with the all the seams of the blocks on the top so I can see to have them not fold out on me.


All of the hexies that I had basted and sewed are now on the body of the piece – it is now almost as wide as the coffee table.


But when you put it on the dining room table this is what it covers – just to give you a perspective of the size.  It is 29 inches long x 12.5 inches wide at the widest.


On June 7th a month ago it was this size – so it has grown a lot – it just doesn’t seem like it.


A whole mess of oregano from the garden was cut, washed and let sit to dry off for awhile before I loaded it all on the dehydrator last night to dry out over night.


Earlier in the day I had pineapple sage drying – I’m really not sure what you use it for other than ornamental but I googled it and it says you can use it in fish and poultry and tea – I thought I would dry a little to try out this year and see what I think – it dried quickly spread out over 6 racks and I have a pint jar more than half full – do any of you use it for anything in particular?


Thought I would mention that AccuQuilt is have a Christmas in July sale – if you have a Qube set – you might like to know that the companion sets are now 50%.  I have the 12 inch Qube and the companion set will give me a Drunkard Paths die set, a signature block, and a chisel block – 3 different dies (one being two pieces) for $65.00 – While Quantities Last.  Other items also on sale but limited times so you need to check if there is something you are interested in – they do not run good sales like this real often.  Thank you if you click on through from the photo below or the word AccuQuilt here or on the sidebar.




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14 comments… add one
  • maxine lesline Jul 8, 2017

    If the pineapple sage smells good , that may be one of its uses… I grew basil mostly because of its fragrance. Tumalo Trails… or your version of it… is one of Bonnie’s better patterns.

    • Karen Jul 8, 2017

      the pineapple sage does smell good, I will try it in poultry and fish and see if I like it. It might grow back next year – it creates a short pretty bush with red flowers so nice to have in the garden even if I don’t use it for anything.
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  • Doreen Jul 8, 2017

    The BH is coming along beautifully. Those hexies are to ‘mini’ that I would definitely lose my mojo on them! BUT…..you have a ton more patience than I do for this type of piecing!!!! LOL!!!

    • Karen Jul 8, 2017


  • Robby H. Jul 8, 2017

    I have never seen pineapple sage before, but if it is aromatic, there are probably a lot of things you could do with it. Dried, it might be interesting crumbled into dough for either crackers or shortbread, or maybe a bit tossed on a homemade pizza – just start with a modest amount. I have a friend who dries some of her own herbs and puts them in sachets that she hangs in the closet where she stashes her athletic gear. 😉

    Tumalo trails continues to be beautiful. I was unsure about the idea of sashing, but it complements it nicely.

    • Karen Jul 8, 2017

      thanks for your ideas on the pineapple sage – I dry a lot of my herbs but they are common oregano, rosemary, basil, sage and various mints.

  • Dottie bishaw Jul 8, 2017

    I just enjoy pineapple sage for its pretty flowers. My plant has really grown big with all the rain we’ve had. You will be finished with Tumalo Trails in a few days with only two more rows to go, how exciting! Your hexies look so pretty on your table too. We were away all day with our daughter, enjoying some sights. Did you get any more rain yesterday, I heard Little Rock had some. Have a great Sunday!

    • Karen Jul 8, 2017

      yes we had more rain last night – Little Rock is about 80 miles from us I don’t know if they got the 1.5 inches that we did – too much rain this year – but I guess better than a drought!

  • Lisa Jul 8, 2017

    Tumalo Trails is a really beatutiful quilt. I know what you mean about the seams folding on you. That’s so frustrating when it happens.

    • Karen Jul 8, 2017

      yes it is – I try to keep them where I can see them if I can! and pin when I can’t

  • Tumalo Trails looks wonderful. I am an unapologetic pinner–for me, it makes everything turn out better.

    • Karen Jul 9, 2017

      I pin when I need to but it takes so much more time 🙂

  • Peg Jul 10, 2017

    What basic Accq. System would be a good one to start with? My husband is thinking of getting me one, Thanks.

    • Karen Jul 10, 2017

      I think the Go cutter (not the baby – the next step up is a good one to have unless you do a heck of a lot of sewing and piecing and want the studio which is big!! I have not bought any package except the 12 inch Qube and the companion set which will arrive later this week. I think all the dies depend on what kind of quilts that you make – look the dies over carefully and then decide what shapes you would use the most – there are package deals but I am limited in space so buying just a little bit at a time

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