Round We Go

Fall Harvest (scrappy baskets), Life in General, quilts, Round We Go

One commentator mentioned that the hexie circle star looked hard to make so I am taking a few photos as I was working on the third to show that if it is broken into steps it really isn’t hard at all.

First I lay my pieces out in groupings – makes them easy to start working on – the little diamond shapes are the ones I start with and I line them up just as they will be sewn.

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All done up in pairs and then the small blue/green flowery pieces are added.  I then put them one by one next to the center hexie so they are ready for the next step.

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Add one at a time round and round you go  (Round We Go) and the center is done. This is as far as I got last night before setting it aside.  After I get all the pieces that are laid out joined I then join the wedge edges that form the circle.  This circle star might be a little more of a print mix then I normally would like LOL – if I don’t like it when done I can always make another – or keep in mind there will be at least 48 of them so maybe I won’t even notice it after awhile!  Linking to Love, Laugh, Quilt – Monday Making &  Small Quilts and Doll Quilts for Design Wall Monday.  Also linking to MCM #88 Cooking Up Quilts and Em’s Scrapbag .

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I have about 25 inches or so of vine appliqued on one side so last night I picked it up to continue the work – I will turn it the opposite way and finish that section of the vine on both of it’s sides before I refold the quilt top and work on another 25 inch section of Fall Harvest.

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Last night I went out to take a walk and heard a noise and looked up and saw two deer in the distance run down to the woods, I stopped a second and got my phone out (I always carry it on my walks) in case there were more as I could take a photo and of course just as I was getting the phone ready the next one ran into the woods too – I wasn’t fast enough – the sun was in my eyes.  They had been in that clear opening on the far side of the photo where the woods are.  I had thought there might be more than two because this whole summer every time I see deer there have been a mother with two fawns and sometimes what looks to be a yearly with them.

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This is the area they ran into – can’t see much in there the woods are so thick! I haven’t even walked in this section in I don’t know when – too thick in the summer and bugs everywhere – in the winter the bugs are gone but the thickets of vines and thorns are still there.

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Looking at it from the road  – I walk around the clearing and this is looking down towards where the woods are.  My walk is rougher here at home then at the fitness center for sure as this is  uneven ground and I have to watch where I am walking the whole time so I don’t trip.  I have a “path” (that is roughly describing it ) all the way around the property  starting at the back door, down into one section of the woods that I keep clear of underbrush, then out to the clearing were the deer were and up around the big clearing back to the front yard  and around to the backyard and round and round I go – 5 times around is about 20 minutes or roughly a mile.  I would love to put out a deer feeder or salt block to attract more but even though I have never seen one in our area there are black bears in Arkansas and some have been spotted within 20 miles although I have never seen one – I do not want them in my yard!!  EDITED:  already have received one comment about not feeding the animals – anyone who reads my blog on a regular basis knows that we go camping (for many years – like over 40 +)  and travel a lot and enjoying seeing animals – we never feed the wild animals and are educated on what to do and not to do with wild animals -I said I would love to so I could see more of them – I didn’t say I was going to do it!

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14 comments… add one
  • Sharon Hughson Sep 11, 2017

    Don’t feed wildlife. You are not doing them a favor, besides attracting bears. Just enjoy what you see naturally.

    • Karen Sep 11, 2017

      well that is what I said I was doing – “I felt like” but don’t!!

  • Kathleen Sep 11, 2017

    You have a beautiful path to walk, makes your relaxing I bet. Love the EPP your working on. There are so many beautiful patterns at. Just wish I was faster like you.

    • Karen Sep 11, 2017

      thanks Kathleen – it is a rough trail but nice to not have to go someplace to walk if I don’t feel like it – if the ground is wet though I don’t do it as it could be slippery

  • Dottie bishaw Sep 11, 2017

    Love your pictures of your walk. That is a lovely walk and good for you besides. I like that mix of prints, it looks refreshing. All is good with my son and his family, they are all okay. I was so glad when he texted us this morning. Enjoy this beautiful day!

    • Karen Sep 11, 2017

      glad your son and family are ok – I think maybe the storm wasn’t as bad as expected

  • Rebecca Grace Sep 11, 2017

    I love how you’ve centered the strawberries in your EPP hexie circle star! What is that black background in the photograph? It almost looks like sandpaper? Do you have some kind of special work surface that you use to stitch these projects?
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    • Karen Sep 11, 2017

      I have a couple 12 inch sandpaper boards that I have collected up over the years – this one has a bit of glue residue from previous projects built up over the years, I’m not sure how to remove it without damaging the boards. Each board has a covering of felt that fits it also. I used them a lot over the years for my hand piecing projects. I don’t usually have the right fabric to fussy cut for EPP but found some pieces and thought I would try it. How are you in laws – survive the storm without much damage I hope

  • Deb Sep 11, 2017

    You have such beautiful property ; these wooded areas are lovely as is your garden area! 🙂
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    • Karen Sep 11, 2017

      thanks! I don’t do anything to them – the woods grow wild and I use the cutting mower to keep the clearing as clear as it is or it would be covered in trees too — we have close to 4 acres and have been here for 36 years now

  • Sandy Sep 11, 2017

    I once lived where we saw deer frequently. There were houses all around. We did not put out food for them. They came right up to the front of the house during the night and ate my flowers to the ground! Then they devoured the rose bushes and a variety of other plants that were in our yard. I loved seeing them, but hated their destructiveness.

    • Karen Sep 11, 2017

      so many people say that about deer but our deer have never eating my flower bed plants – they have eaten the vegetable plants but not flowers, hostas things like that.

  • Emily Sep 13, 2017

    Your English paper piecing looks great!
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    • Karen Sep 13, 2017

      thanks Emily – I brought one circle with me to work on – wonder if I well get around to it?

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