Tuesday, June 21, 2011

On the Go


My good friend Jigsaw thought seeing that I was almost finished joining all my flowers together, it would be wise to start preparing hexies for the border and so I did, 140 to be exact.  Though still undecided on my Flower Garden border, I think I'm just going to see how it grows.


Since my last posting, it has been go, go, go in the garden and still so much to do, but besides my hexagons,  I did manage to complete the sashing on all sixteen of my Shades of Autumn POTC blocks, made a few more Klosjes and even added a couple more rows to my Tiny Thimble quilt, all portable projects, done on the go.

It was nice to spend an hour, Sunday evening, in my sewing room, organizing and getting my thoughts together.  I really haven't been in there since the end of April and long to work on my Clamshells again, plus prep work for other projects.


Two new books have been added to my library;  Kathleen Tracy's first book, American Doll Quilts is back in print, so I ordered it right away and can't wait to get started.  Also, Classic Quilts from the American Museum in Britain.  I held off ordering this one for several months wondering if it would be money well spent and based on the photos alone, it was.

Until next time.....happy quilting!

Karen

21 comments:

501 Quilt Blocks said...

Even though the flowers are more fun to sew, the borders are just as important. Congrats on basting so many!

Hilachas said...

I can't wait to see how your flower garden looks when you've finished your border. I'm no where near done with mine.

Ellen said...

Can't wait to see your flower garden!
I bet you will have hours of fun just looking at the pictures in the books and choosing a next project ;o)

Renata said...

Wow Karen, was für eine Massenproduktion! Nicht schlecht!

Viele liebe Grüße!

Melody said...

I love hearing from you and can't wait to see your flower garden.

Marieke said...

Wow: that look like great books! You can never have enough books, I think. Love to see your hexies with the border. Enjoy the garden!

Cisca said...

Hope to see your flower garden finished soon!!! You're on the go with lots of projects! Nice books!
Happy quilting, Cisca

Crispy said...

Summer does tend to keep us away from our quilting. Here it's not because I'm outside, it's because I'm in a funk with all the rain and cool temps. As soon as the sun shines I'm in the mood for quilting :0)

Crispy

Gerda Hartman said...

You are making it exciting!

Sheila said...

You have been so busy preparing the border , it will be so exciting to see your quilt .I also love your little friendship star quilt in the previous post .

bere said...

Lindo blog!
Belos brabalhos!
Sou seguidora.
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Gail said...

Wow, you have been busy! I know what you mean about the gardens, mine are only now getting ordered and I'm a couple of months ahead of you weather wise! I'm looking forward to photos of gardens and quilts!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I can´t wait to see your flower garden finished. Borders are a very important part of it,
Thank you for welcoming me into your lovely group.

Maria said...

Looking forward to seeing your Flower Garden completed.
Enjoy your lovely new books.

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

Jigsaw ist a very wise guy ;-))

Lisa said...

Can't wait to see the border grow! I haven't thought that far ahead for mine.

Dolly Cloth said...

Great work as usual
have a happy day.

Merilyn said...

I can definitely recommend Kathleen Tracy's book!!! I have all her books, and have ordered this new printing of 'American Doll Quilts' for a quilty friend! She has some lovely projects in this publication.
The 'Classic Quilts' looks wonderful too!!!!

Birdie said...

Good job to get done, I worked on my green hexies this weekend also.

Kate said...

Hi Karen...Thank you so much for your lovely message..We love our books,don't we? ..Your new one looks great,,
Take care xx

merumo said...

Can't wait to see your flower garden with the hexies on the borders this week! Your garden is just like a strawberry patch with a lot of yummy reds and pinks all over :) I love Kathy's books, too!