Hertfordshire Quilt

Hertfordshire Quilt, Murrieta Stars – Flannel

I pulled my box of fabric back out and got busy working on the next row around the middle.  This is a slow going quilt with all these tiny pieces but I am having fun with the slow work.  I sat at my table and cut templates out and selected fabric and got busy glue basting too.

This is where I had left off with Hertfordshire Quilt by Carolyn Konig a couple weeks ago.


I decided to pin pieces to the wall so I could see where I wanted what colors – pinning them the wall and from there I will take one side off at a time to sew together – now these glue basted pieces are pinned to the wall waiting for the rest of the beige pieces and the cornerstones to be added – I hope to get to those today.


they are all cut and ready for basting.


On Friday night I got this area of the design drawn on Murrieta Stars and got busy with the quilting.  I need to go all the way across and then roll it down once or twice more to finish.  I will be joining Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching so check her out and see what everyone is working on – I write this the night before published so I will put in the link when I get up in the morning.  I am also linking to Cynthia’s Quilting is More Fun Than Housework (I think we all agree to that!)


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26 comments… add one
  • Deb Jan 7, 2018

    Lots of tedious work to this but so rewarding 🙂

    -3 here this morning ( the real temp not wind chill whatever that might be 🙂
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    • Karen Jan 7, 2018

      that is just too cold!!

  • I like the fabrics you are using for the Hertfordshire block.
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    • Karen Jan 7, 2018

      thanks! I’m glad I found that fabric, I have more in the bin that will go with it when I need it

  • Diann Bottrell Jan 7, 2018

    Fun to see the Hertfordshire quilt grow! Do the squares go in the corners? I like the flower to be quilted in the corner of Murrieta Stars too. Enjoy your stitching today, Karen!

    • Karen Jan 7, 2018

      yes squares in the corners – it is nice to take my time with this historic medallion quilt

  • Gail Jan 7, 2018

    Is the Hertfordshire quilt a medallion? I like the pointy triangles you are adding. Beautiful quilting on Murrieta Stars.
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  • Carla Therrien Jan 7, 2018

    Oh my this is going to be a beauty! I like the idea of laying it out to check for color but it must also help to know that everything is going to fit together. Hope your warming up a bit I know I have enjoyed the last few days of warmer weather here.

    • Karen Jan 7, 2018

      I have always wanted to make a historic Medallion and when I saw Mrs Billings several years ago I thought it would be that one but the price kept me from it – then someone told me of the Hertfordshire Quilt and how similar they were and that this one they thought had actually come out first – the pattern was in a book – can’t beat that – I will be taking my time with it for sure! our winter is being typical Arkansas – going through a chilly spell – well be 40 all day and rain – such a cold rain – but to stay at 38 through the night so won’t freeze – then will go through a spell of up and down temps – warm, then cold, then warm – I kind of hate that weather – can’t get used to it.

  • Kathi Jan 7, 2018

    I am loving the progress on your center block and the points you are adding.. laying them out first and all! Very cool I think! Murietta stars is getting close to a finish 😀
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    • Karen Jan 7, 2018

      thanks Kathi – more glue basting today

  • Dottie bishaw Jan 7, 2018

    I love seeing you work on the Hertfordshire quilt, it inspires me to keep working on it. I’m at about the same place as you are, slow but steady. I really like this quilt, and hope I don’t give out. It will be a long slow process for sure! You are almost at the end of Murrieta Stars, such beautiful quilting. It was in the low 50s this morning but it’s cloudy with maybe a little rain later. Enjoy your stitching today.

    • Karen Jan 7, 2018

      thanks Dottie – glad to hear you are at about the same place with your quilt – slow and steady is right! 40 and chilly rain today and tonight glad it is staying close to 40 though and not 30!

  • Jocelyn Thurston Jan 7, 2018

    I too so enjoy that stage of drawing, cutting and glueing templates. Your work is perfect with precise results.
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    • Karen Jan 7, 2018

      thanks Jocelyn! this part of the process is relaxing too

  • Kristie Jan 7, 2018

    So close on the quilting! 🙂 Love the EPP as well. I always have one of those in the works all of the time. Yours is going to be beautiful!
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    • Karen Jan 7, 2018

      thanks Kristie I need to roll the quilt down in the frame and get started on the next area

  • Cynthia Brunz Jan 7, 2018

    Oh my Karen that is a lot of little pieces! But it is going to be amazing when it is all sewn together. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!
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    • Karen Jan 7, 2018

      yes the pieces are little so I’m just planning on taking my time – I need to find something better than freezer paper though to use – it is to thin for these little pieces – something a little thicker will work better I think

  • Cathy Jan 7, 2018

    Oh my! That Hertfordshire quilt is a real beauty! It looks like a serious undertaking but I’m sure you are up to the challenge! I like the fabrics you are using.
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    • Karen Jan 7, 2018

      isn’t it pretty!! little by little month by month and we will see what I can get done with!

  • Thimbleanna Jan 7, 2018

    Ooooh, I’m loving the look of your Hertfordshire Quilt — this will be another fun one to watch. And I can’t believe you’re almost done with Murietta Stars — you’re a speed demon!
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    • Karen Jan 8, 2018

      I can’t believer the quilting is almost done either – big stitch and I’m not putting in an effort to be really nice and even I guess.

  • Quilter Kathy Jan 9, 2018

    Amazing that you are reaching the other border on Murrieta Stars… way to go!
    Love the hand stitching project! Great photo of your work table with all the pieces ready!

    • Karen Jan 9, 2018

      this one has gone a lot faster than I thought it would – maybe done on the weekend – hexagon quilt goes on the frame next

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