Murrieta Stars – Flannel, Quilty 365 – The Final Frontier, Round We Go

On Monday night I get a bit more quilting done on Murrieta Stars – it really is coming along nicely – I do get bent needles but only when I am going through some thick seams and got a strange hold on to the needle by accident.  The needles are working out otherwise.

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A close up of the stitches – the actual color of the fabric is somewhat between the two of these – can never get this color just right.


Almost done with this one and planned to finish it last night while watching NCIS.  I am linking to Sew Fresh Quilts Midweek Makers #98Jo’s Country Junction — and Quilt Infatuation.

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Aniya’s 6th birthday is at the end of the week and Melanie brought her over to open a present I got her – a big jug of craft supplies

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And she had made this for me before she left – she also threaten to steal my quilts and bring them home with her – she is so silly – and yes she has one that I made her but she wanted The Final Frontier that is back on the bed – she can’t have it – it’s mine LOL

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The Final Frontier made last year and finished at the end of the year – my winter quilt – wool batting- hand quilted, needle turn applique

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22 comments… add one
  • Barbara Nov 15, 2017

    Lovely quilt and what a beautiful little girl!

    • Karen Nov 15, 2017

      thanks – and yes Aniya is a beautiful little girl

  • maxine lesline Nov 15, 2017

    Warm family connections really get me…we need a lot of this. Is she interested in sewing?? And your site is where I know I can find lovely hand quilting..

    • Karen Nov 15, 2017

      I wouldn’t say Aniya is interested in sewing but she is interested in adding scraps to her pile of craft pieces she glues them on to things – I don’t see her often enough to get her interested that much

  • MaryLou Nov 15, 2017

    Love the quilt on your bed – just beautiful – can see why you would want to
    keep it – looks so warm and snuggly…

    • Karen Nov 15, 2017

      yes I love this quilt and it went together rather quickly really last year – I became addicted to those circles and kept on making them – it was supposed to be a “make one a day” think and I started to make five or more a day

  • Vicki W Nov 15, 2017

    Aniya has good taste in quilts! My favorite is still the one you made with the turquoise dots.

    • Karen Nov 15, 2017

      for the life of me I can’t remember one with a lot of turquoise dots – maybe Going In Circles – it has a lot of circles in it of all colors and turquoise border?

  • Roseanne Nov 15, 2017

    Hi Karen,
    Wool batting? I am going to be making a quilt for myself for the first time (finally!) and am leaning toward wool batting. Mostly because I am ALWAYS cold, even in the summer. I am thinking that will be warmer . . . just wondering how you like it, etc. Aniya is adorable, and how sweet of her to make you something special before she left. <3 I sure love how Murrieta Star is turning out – so beautiful. ~smile~ Roseanne
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    • Karen Nov 15, 2017

      I like wool batting but it is more expensive. some people say they use it for summer quilts too but we find this quilt right for winter but too heavy for summer. Aniya a cutie for sure – she is spoiled rotten too – the only small child in our son in law’s family and has everyone twisted around their little finger.
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  • Diann Bottrell Nov 15, 2017

    It’s funny how off some colors look when you photograph them. I have a lot of trouble with that! Such a sweet little girl – I can see why she wants that quilt! It’s so amazing!

    • Karen Nov 15, 2017

      she is a cutie – glad to have her as part of our extended family

  • Susan Nov 15, 2017

    The quilting looks beautiful! I especially like the change between the two strips of squares, as it really adds interest. Keep up the good work!

    • Karen Nov 15, 2017

      thanks Susan

  • Dottie bishaw Nov 15, 2017

    I love the way you are quilting Murrieta Stars Karen, so lovely. Aniya is such a little beauty and so smart to want your beautiful quilt! It’s so nice to see it on your bed. Yesterday was in the 80s and today in the 70s, such a strange fall. I had to water my houseplants this morning, they are still outside, so far no frost.

    • Karen Nov 15, 2017

      we have no frost still, but have had a couple cold nights – one day we will get frost but probably towards the end of the month.

  • audrey Nov 15, 2017

    Isn’t it funny how some quilts are so hard to photograph–the colors just don’t play nice. I’ve had a few that seem like will never look as good in the picture as they do in person. And of course Aniya loves the Final Frontier quilt! It’s like an eye spy quilt.:)

    • Karen Nov 15, 2017

      I have had trouble getting the true color of this quilt since the beginning – the mustard yellow just doesn’t want to come through right. Aniya is such a cutie – so glad she had become part of our family the last couple of years.

  • Belarmina Nov 15, 2017

    Karen Felicidades a Pitufina,.
    entiendo que quiera tus colchas son todas bonitas

    • Karen Nov 15, 2017

      thanks Belarmina – yes I love all the quilts and the little one has a quilt of her own already!

  • Kate Nov 18, 2017

    I love your Final Frontier, but how can you say no to that face? She is such a cutie

    • Karen Nov 18, 2017

      You have to be strong or this beautiful kid will walk all over you 🙂 she has everyone twisted around her little finger – she is the only small child in my son in law’s family!! She does have a quilt I made her a couple years back

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