Some Quilting

Bird Brain, Handful of Scraps, Round We Go

On Monday night I didn’t watch a lot of the Olympics but quilted for a couple hours instead before watching from about 9-10 PM.  I had skipped a night or two of quilting and I’m determined not to take too much time off from it.

Handful of Scraps – those two photos show what got done.

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I did a little more last night before moving to the living room to watch some more and to finish up my Round We Go circle star –this one with it’s many pieces almost looks like a star within a star doesn’t’ it.


I will be hopping from one project to the next for this week and taking a couple days or the rest of the week off from the birds – I measured my brown fabric and I have enough for two more rows of birds.  I will pull my white fabric back off the shelf that I was using and I will be set to make more.  It doesn’t look like a lot of brown but I am using two inch strips and I will need to piece some strips but it will be enough.

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I hope to start cutting more pieces for the Hertfordshire Quilt soon also.  I am linking to Sew Fresh Quilts Jo’s Country Junction Quilt Fabrication Mama Sparks World My Quilt Infatuation today.

Happy Valentines Day everyone


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22 comments… add one
  • Rebecca Grace Feb 14, 2018

    I’m glad you’ve come up with a plan that works for your birdies! They are SO cute. I’m a sucker for tiny dinosaur descendants with feathers. 🙂
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    • Karen Feb 14, 2018

      If I had more of the brown fabric I would probably just cut strips and add to the sides to make wider!

  • Mary Feb 14, 2018

    Your circle star is really impressive. What thread do you prefer to use for hand quilting?
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    • Karen Feb 14, 2018

      I use a lot of different thread for hand quilting – it just depends on what I have on hand most of the time. I like the King Tut variegated and use that for smaller stitch work and have used the YLI hand quilting thread too. I like the Aurifil #12 for big stitch.

  • Lorna McMahon Feb 14, 2018

    I am swooning over the Handful of Scraps. Such pretty quilting stitches! Happy Valentine’s Day, Karen!
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    • Karen Feb 14, 2018

      thanks Lorna – I never thought I would have gotten into hexies and glad I did – this is a small quilt but I love it

  • Mama Spark Feb 14, 2018

    Loving the hexies! I love how they look in a quilt, just no patience to do them, LOL.
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    • Karen Feb 14, 2018

      I never thought I would either, once I got started I loved them

  • Vicki in MN Feb 14, 2018

    You have way more dedication than me to hand quilt-it’s going to be wonderful.

    • Karen Feb 14, 2018

      I love hand quilting – it is my preferred method! I do almost all my quilts by hand and complete the quilting on about 3 or more a year depending on the size of them

  • Karla (threadbndr) Feb 14, 2018

    Taking the plunge back into hand quilting. I got the heavy ticking to put new headers on my 2 rail frame, to be installed as soon as I get the heavy hammer-in staples needed to attach them to the oak. I see a hardware store run after work some time this week. I bought a pair of whitework pillows; I eventually want to do one of Holice Turnbow’s whole cloth quilts (the pre-marked ones).

    Thanks for the thread recommendations. I’ve just ordered a couple spools of the King Tut in very neutral colors.

    • Karen Feb 14, 2018

      make sure to post photos of your quilt frame on your blog, well love to see it.

  • Diann Bottrell Feb 14, 2018

    I love that pretty green in the center in your top photo! Scrappy quilts are so fun because almost everything works! The Round We Go star is looking really pretty too.

    • Karen Feb 14, 2018

      I know! I think that is why I love making scrap quilts – anything goes or almost always works out in the end. I hardly every buy yardage – just fat quarters and charm packages usually and then of course yardage for back grounds and backings and what is left over gets put in with scraps. I of course have some other yardage and like buying 1/2 yard cuts and 1 yard cuts from packages on Craftsy or other sites.

  • Terri Feb 14, 2018

    I love your Handful of Scraps; it is gorgeous! I’m a scrap quilter also and I also love doing string quilts. I like you background for the hexies, all those wonderful off-white fabrics with little designs. The little x’s in the middles are really cute. I’ll have to remember that for my quilts.
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    • Karen Feb 14, 2018

      the more and more that I looked at Bonnie Hunters quilts and see the mixture of neutrals for backgrounds inspired me to do more of that too instead of plain white

  • Dottie bishaw Feb 14, 2018

    You’re plans sound good, love seeing you work on all your different projects. Had a eye doctor appointment this morning, so still blurry., will check back when eyes are clear. I like seeing your projects with clear eyes, lol!

    • Karen Feb 14, 2018

      hate eye doctor appointments that leave your vision blurry for half the day. hope all is well.

  • Susan Feb 14, 2018

    You are making great progress – love the star in a star! And yes, the Olympics are taking away from quilting time. But I’m finding the competitions rather inspiring, which a good thing!
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    • Karen Feb 14, 2018

      yes I like this star in a star! the olympics are fun to watch for something different, sports usually do not interest me.

  • Kathi Feb 15, 2018

    Hope you and your honey enjoyed a nice Valentines day!!! You def deserve it.. I love the Valentine you shared here too.
    I love all the piecing and quilty progress you are making and Yippee for having enough sashing for the 2 more rows you wanted!!
    It won’t be any time before Handful if OFF THE FRAME too! Yippee 😀
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    • Karen Feb 15, 2018

      thanks Kathi yes we had a nice day just our normal routine and a big jar of dark chocolates for me 🙂 more quilting done last night!

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