Hexies and Piecing

Fall Harvest (scrappy baskets), Handful of Scraps

All of the blocks and all of the rows are pieced together, pressed and squared.  Now time to start thinking of the border of the next week – no rush I might even take a couple days break from Fall Harvest.  It isn’t quite laying flat on this flimsy design wall but I was just about knocking it over trying to smooth edges out and get it straight on the wall – I finally gave up – it is 61 inches square right now.

Fall Harvest

Next up I was basting more hexies and playing around with ideas in my head for the next border of Handful of Scraps.  After the sides are finished and here is one lay out.  Of course you need to just imagine two colorful rows of hexies all the way around after the 3 rows of neutrals are added to the sides.  Just an idea for now – other colors would be added in.  I am also playing with other ideas in my head it is hard to lay things out out on the floor and not get them mixed up and not straight.  Right now the quilt top is 48 x 61 – so it is a long way from finished it is only baby quilt size right now believe it or not.  I know it seems like I have been working on it forever and I have.

Handful of Scraps

A couple fawns came to visit last night – I was setting up the coffeepot for morning and glanced out the window and saw these two cute beauties in the backyard.  I know it is actually hard to see that there were two of them, but if you count legs you can see there is more than one there.

baby deer

Yes it was a slow day around here compared to some – of course I did get the floor washed and the vacuuming done after I got the design wall taken apart and put away.  It was nice outside and of course we did get more rain on early yesterday morning before we got up – one of the rainiest months of  August that I can remember at least 10 inches this month!! and most of that in the last 10 days.  Heading into a cool front now thank goodness, dryer air and highs in the high 70’s and lows in the high 50’s to low 60’s I can take that anytime in August!!

And before I forget what was left of the strawberry-rhubarb butter thickened up into a nice jam that I enjoyed (some of it)  for an afternoon snack yesterday with some crackers – it has been the best jam I made in a long time and I will use the last big bag of rhubarb that I have in the freezer and make more – now to get some half pint jars and strawberries and I will be set and have enough for the whole winter and into spring I’m sure.

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8 comments… add one
  • Marianne Aug 24, 2017

    Your hexie quilt is going to be really pretty, and I like the colored rows to come!

    We have seen a few young deer lately, too. Guess they are exploring more now that they are bigger. It is such a gift to see them!

    • Karen Aug 24, 2017

      I was surprised these deer didn’t have the mother with them they were exploring I guess

  • Dottie bishaw Aug 24, 2017

    The fawns are so cute! The colored hexies look good on the quilt top. It looks so big that it doesn’t look like it’s baby size so far. Are you going to bring it up to queen size? It’s cool here today and cloudy. We got one and a half inches last night and maybe more to come. Such a wet August here too. I love all the moisture, less work in the yard, more quilting time! What size will the basket quilt be when finished, queen size?

    • Karen Aug 24, 2017

      right now the plan is for both of these quilts to be queen size – but we will see I am known for changing my mind on quilts the past couple of years!! Yes the hexie quilt is only 48 x 61 inches right now – it is much smaller that some of you have thought it is – lots of work still to do on it.

  • Karen, Tu-Na Quilts Aug 24, 2017

    Both of your quilts are lovely! The basket one is really nice with the added 4 patch blocks. And I am way over the moon excited about the hexi quilt. I knew this would be lovely and a lot of work. But then, I’ve never made a hexi in my life yet but I’m planning on starting one soon. I am continually amazed at how much you get done in a day. I think the clocks move slower in Arkansas than up north.

    • Karen Aug 24, 2017

      LOL – no I just move fast – 🙂 thanks for the compliments!

  • Belarmina Aug 24, 2017

    Karen me encantan las cesta (las mías esperando)
    Me gusta esa vuelta de color en el edredón de hexagonos
    Ayer no vi la mermelada me paso ahora mismo a ver
    slaudos

    • Karen Aug 24, 2017

      thanks I will be working on hexies for awhile

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