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Handful of Scraps, Hertfordshire Quilt, Murrieta Stars – Flannel

Moving along on the quilting of Murrieta Stars – it is the main thing I am working on these days.  Shown from an angle what I did the last several days.

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This area was on Monday night – and yes the color is not right – it is so hard to get a good shot of the accurate color.  I hope when I get done with the quilt maybe I can take it outside and get a true color shot.  I am linking to Sew Fresh QuiltsJo’s Country JunctionMidweek Makers — and a new to me blog Mama Spark’s World.

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Design is all drawn on to the border now to get it quilted.

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This shot from last week is more the true color of this quilt.  Isn’t it just so irritating when you can’t get the color right in the photo!


Three of the borders are sewn in strips now on Hertfordshire but not attached to the center – I’m doing all of them first – then I will attach two of them, and then the final two after I get the squares sewn onto the ends.

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I had picked out a fabric for the backing for the hexie quilt last week but then I remembered I had some white/blue print that was used in a lot of the hexies to use – I had put it aside and forgot about it when I decided to not applique it to a background to make it larger.  I have plenty of it to sew together for this top.


The blue-white print in in a lot of the neutrals here.


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30 comments… add one
  • Kristie Jan 10, 2018

    Almost finished! YAY! I’m in love with your hexie quilt!
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    • Karen Jan 10, 2018

      yes almost finished and I will be glad to be done quilting flannel although it wasn’t quite as hard as I thought it would be at first.

  • Wendy Jan 10, 2018

    All of your quilts are coming along so well! I agree that getting the right lighting in photos can be tricky. Natural light helps, but right now our weather doesn’t. It’s often too cold to go outside to take a picture.
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    • Karen Jan 10, 2018

      half the time I have to shut of numerous lights in the room and depend on the flash to get the color of the quilt right – but nothing helped yesterday.

  • Thimbleanna Jan 10, 2018

    Wow — almost there! I can’t imagine quilting all that flannel — I went through two packs of needles on the shirt quilts which were only flannel on one side — and my hands hurt LOL! I love your quilt though — I’ll bet it’s going to be REALLY cozy!!!

    • Karen Jan 10, 2018

      I have gone though almost one whole pack of needles – I have one left and my finger tips are sore – when this one comes off the frame I will put the next quilt on the frame and try to force myself to not touch it for a week. I have a feeling this quilt will only be able to be used for a month or so a winter here in Arkansas it is heavy –

  • Diann Bottrell Jan 10, 2018

    I’ve had a lot of trouble with photographing some quilts and getting the color to come out right, too! That can be so frustrating. At least you had one where you knew it was right! The stripey fabric looks perfect for your hexie quilt backing – especially if you used some of it on the front, too.

    • Karen Jan 10, 2018

      I thought because I had so much light in this room that getting the colors right in the photos would be easy – turned out it isn’t

  • Deb Jan 10, 2018

    You’ll soon be done! 🙂
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    • Karen Jan 10, 2018

      yes soon – always glad to get one off the frame and the next one on it

  • Dottie bishaw Jan 10, 2018

    Love the quilting on the border, getting so close to the finish on this one. It’s so good that you have all that fabric for the hexie quilt, perfect since there’s some in the border. I’m sewing on the last of the four strips on the Hertfordshire quilt. I think I’m also a quarter inch off too, maybe a adjustment in the next sashing? I’m really liking this quilt and glad you are making it too, your colors are lovely.

    • Karen Jan 10, 2018

      yes when I get done with these 4 strips and attach measure and see where we are – the sashing will be a good place to adjust the measurement!

  • Karla (threadbndr) Jan 10, 2018

    Reading back through the entries on your hand quilting project make me want to put a top in the frame…… I’m such a slow hand quilter, though. It takes me ages to even do one ‘pass’ across.

    • Karen Jan 10, 2018

      years of practice!

  • Roxann Jan 10, 2018

    Congratulations on being a hand quilter!! Lovely stitches.

    • Karen Jan 10, 2018

      thanks Roxann but hand quilting for years and years.

  • Susan Jan 10, 2018

    Coming along nicely! And yes, camera’s don’t always see color the way we do – annoying!

    • Karen Jan 10, 2018

      it is very annoying to have to keep trying to get the color right only to not succeed!

  • Quilter Kathy Jan 10, 2018

    I know the colour is tricky to capture, but each hand quilting photo is so lovely!

    • Karen Jan 10, 2018

      thanks so much Kathy – hand quilting is my first love!

  • Carla Therrien Jan 10, 2018

    I love the honey comb background you are quilting! Looks like fun!

    • Karen Jan 10, 2018

      thanks Carla – I am glad I found the honeycomb stencil when I was looking through all of them!

  • Tu-Na Quilts Jan 10, 2018

    It seems you are focused on finishing that quilt as you see the end in sight. I get that way too. It may seem to you that you’ve been running a long hand quilting race but I think it’s gone rather quickly. Keep up the good work! It’s a lovely quilt.

    • Karen Jan 10, 2018

      You noticed that huh lol – yes when I get towards the end I just want to finish it – we are having a cold spell this week and I would love to finish it before the cold weather passes – 20 or below almost every night for a week starting tomorrow but I do not think I will get that binding done too!

  • Colleen Jan 10, 2018

    If it is still freezing cold when you take the flannel quilt off the frame
    You can put it on the bed before hand sewing the binding. I don’t think it will ruin the quilt do you

    • Karen Jan 11, 2018

      I think I would just finish this quilt before I put it on the bed as it is heavy and don’t want to be dragging it around to work on it from one room to another – I will just leave it in one place to do that – plenty of quilts for the bed in the meatime

  • Rebecca Grace Jan 11, 2018

    So is the Murrieta Stars background more of a yellow or a green fabric? I think the quilt looks gorgeous in both photos, and it looks like you are close to finishing it!! Your Hertfordshire block is also fabulous. I missed your earlier posts about this project so I’m off to hunt for them now.
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    • Karen Jan 11, 2018

      the background is more of a yellow color no green at all but it shows up looking kind of green at times! which irritates me as there is no green hint to it at all – it is kind of a dull yellow with a hint of beige maybe? as it isn’t bright yellow at all

  • Lynette Jan 11, 2018

    Your hexie quilt is so pretty, and I just love your hand quilting.
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    • Karen Jan 11, 2018

      I’m looking forward to getting this hexie quilt on the frame.

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