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Fall Harvest (scrappy baskets), Murrieta Stars – Flannel

Now that I have my routine back I am mainly hand quilting in the evening once again and reading a lot too.  I have gotten a few more leaves appliqued on Fall Harvest and I would like to finish all the leaves before I go on to another project – it would be nice to have this top finished and put away in the “to be quilted” box – then on to finish (or try to) some of the EPP projects and the wool applique.  I do have one more applique project that I wish to work on and I am not sure if I will practice machine applique first with the new machine and try to do it that way or if it would be another hand project – even though I admit it scares me I think I need to learn machine applique!! I have all hand projects going right now and I just can’t keep up with them all I know.

Fall Harvest – almost 1 and a half borders done.


Back to my old clamp lights for quilting – much better lighted area now – old vs new – the old won out.  One of the new will be put to the sewing table and two others put away until I find a use for them.  You can turn the clamp lights to face the other direction as well, right now they are facing in but they can be turn on the flexible handle and face the opposite way as well.  I don’t know if they even make these anymore – I mainly just see the new ones that I had on here the other day.


This area quilted Friday night


Right now while I work on the second half of the first border I am taking time to mark the second border – more straight lines but different – I put the flower in the corner here too and just have to figure out the lines for the corners for as it turns.  I will be working more on quilting for Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy and will link this morning and Quilting is More Fun Than Housework  .


Looking down the row of quilting – I am so glad I keep all my needles in one drawer and tried the Bohin needles – they are working out so well with this flannel – sharp and sturdy – gliding through really easily which makes the quilting go at a fairly steady flow – what I have done so far has only taken about 2 hours to do.


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28 comments… add one
  • Deb Oct 22, 2017

    Lots of quilting progress already / looks wonderful 🙂
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    • Karen Oct 22, 2017

      it is actually going quite easily now that the right needle is being used!

  • maxine lesline Oct 22, 2017

    The needle info is welcome… and , as always, seeing that great quilt frame is also welcome.

    • Karen Oct 22, 2017

      thanks maxine – the right needle is always so important!

  • Mary Oct 22, 2017

    Your quilt is coming along beautifully. Love the flower in the corner.

    • Karen Oct 22, 2017

      yes the flower adds a little extra touch

  • Dottie bishaw Oct 22, 2017

    I love Fall Harvest Karen, it’s just going to be so beautiful when you’re all done. I’m glad the quilting on Murrieta Stars is going so easily, especially since it’s your first time back in the new sewing room. I don’t know what I would do without proper lighting to do my hand work, especially at night. It was so nice to work on my hexies last night once again. Enjoy your slow stitching today!

    • Karen Oct 22, 2017

      Dottie hope the storm did no damage to you last night – we are without power and will be most of the day – no damage to us other than a few small branches but some trees down in other places that took some power out utility crews are busy in this part of Arkansas

  • Sherrie Oct 22, 2017

    Beautiful quilt, love all those fall colors.
    Have a great day!
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    • Karen Oct 22, 2017

      thanks Sherrie – love the fall quilts too

  • Dottie bishaw Oct 22, 2017

    We sure did have a thunder boomer storm last night at 1:30 with an inch of rain, but no damage thank goodness. Hope your power comes back on soon.

    • Karen Oct 22, 2017

      we got less than an inch of rain – I hope the power will come back sooner too but at least it is not cold today

  • Wanda Hanson Oct 22, 2017

    If you do decide to do machine applique, remember to change to the correct foot that is tunneled out on the bottom so it won’t drag on the applique stitch. Machine applique still requires a bit of time to keep it smooth but is certainly faster than hand applique.

    • Karen Oct 22, 2017

      I have quite 5 or 6 feet that came with the new machine – I haven’t looked them all over and still have two video’s to watch, I hope one of them will show applique and the correct foot. I need to drive to the dealer 90 miles from me one day to ask questions and get an extension table and extra bobbins – thought I would just go so I can ask questions too this time then call them in the future if I need to. I will certainly practice before I start on the project!

  • Diann Bottrell Oct 22, 2017

    I like the flower you’re quilting in the corner, but am really a fan of the diagonal grid quilting, too. Glad you are making good progress on your hand quilting! I just got Mr. Churchill’s Secretary from my library on my tablet, can’t remember if you were the one who recommended that series or not! I’m looking forward to reading it!

    • Karen Oct 22, 2017

      yes I mentioned the books – I’m on a wait for the 5th or 6th book I don’t remember which it is now. I like simple grids too – I’m trying out a different kind of grid on the next one but if I don’t like it I will erase and start it over!

  • Cynthia Brunz Oct 22, 2017

    Your quilting design is going to be lovely in those borders. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!
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    • Karen Oct 22, 2017

      thanks Cynthia

  • Sandra B Oct 22, 2017

    I hope your power is back on, Karen!
    I love that new stencil you showed in this post…. Even though it’s straight lines, it will still add some interest…so glad the needles are making the quilting so more quickly….love how this is looking!

    • Karen Oct 22, 2017

      power finally back on shortly after 6 PM – about 18 hours without. Yes the Bohin needle is great – I had never used them before and so glad I had this package of larger needles in the needle supply drawer!

  • CathieJ Oct 22, 2017

    Your quilting is beautiful. You have a whole lot of pretty hand stitching in your future.
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    • Karen Oct 22, 2017

      thank you Cathie – this quilting is going smoothly so far with this quilt

  • Quilter Kathy Oct 22, 2017

    Yum! Love the new design and hope you are loving it too!
    ENjoy your slow stitching today!

    • Karen Oct 22, 2017

      yes I love this stencil – I did some today and it is flowing smoothly

  • Vicki W Oct 22, 2017

    I love how you are quilting this!

    • Karen Oct 22, 2017

      thanks Vicki – this stencil is working out good

  • Jayne Oct 22, 2017

    I love to see hand quilting. Yours is beautiful!

    • Karen Oct 23, 2017

      thanks Jane – it is going rather quickly too which is surprising.

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