This and That Thursday

I can hardly believe it myself, but this darn EPP Honeycomb quilt is finally almost done!


I posted this picture on IG yesterday and said I was at the point of hating it. I come to that point with nearly every quilt I make. In this case, I am not happy with the quilting lines that look like they should be in the ditch between the dark and light pieces. If I had dined for the ditch, the spacing would have been off. Not that my spacing is exactly “on.” It will be better when my nose is more than 6 inches away.

I went to Joann’s the other night to get a new thimble. I realized when I was there that these new Tim Holtz fabrics were 60% off with a coupon!

I’ll be making a very special Quilt of Valor in the next few months and these fabrics will be my starting point. BTW, the thimble I bought was the wrong size.

I know it has been very hot in places around the US this summer, but check out these temps:

At midnight in the far away country where Daughter #2 is, the temp was 93 degrees F, but felt like 113 with the humidity factored in. I find it funny that the weather app on my phone calls this “wind chill.” I am not going to complain about heat.

Hubby changed the oil in Daughter #1’s car last weekend. Big E was such a helper!

And lastly, has anyone ever seen this before?

He is only about 3-4 inches tall. It appears to be an early Mickey Mouse figure. Japan is stamped on the back of his neck. I found it in a bag of finger puppets I bought at a yard sale recently.

How’s that for a random collection of thoughts? LOL

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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8 Responses to This and That Thursday

  1. Kathy D. says:

    Regarding getting the wrong size thimble, next time, take your hand along so you can make sure it fits…. šŸ™‚

  2. June Fowler says:

    I am a new reader of your blog and enjoy it very much! Please show a photo of the whole Honeycomb quilt, as I’d like to see how it turned out. I love it! Keep up the good work and God Bless!

  3. piecefulwendy says:

    And so is the life of a quilter, we get so focused on fun new fabric that we pick up the wrong size thimble (or forget why we came to the store in the first place)! Hahaha!

  4. Wow…those are some high temperatures. Big E is growing.

  5. Ouch! How can you quilt in that heat? I think the quilting looks just fine. I think we are too hard on ourselves to reach perfection. I find it particularly difficult to decide to machine quilt a hand pieced or appliqued quilt, but sometimes you just have to let go! I have a few small vintage cloth dolls that are similar to that one, but not Mickey. I think you may have a treasure!

  6. Sandra B says:

    I think your quilting is fine on your little EPP project….like someone else said, sometimes we are too hard on ourselves….and, like you said, you are looking at it from a much closer vantage point than it will be viewed….looking forward to seeing it completely finished!
    Wow, those are some hot temperatures! We are in a hot, humid spell here in Virginia, but nothing like where your daughter is….God bless her and keep her safe….
    Love that little Mickey….I have never seen one like it…..

  7. I really like your random collection of thoughts. They are fun to read! I found this that might be of interest to you: https://www.kovels.com/collectors-questions/marks-on-items-made-in-japan

  8. JanineMarie says:

    Thanks for putting our current heat wave in perspective. I’ve become a house mouse as it’s too exhausting to go out. I guess I’d better not complain anymore because it obviously could be so much worse. I love the photo at the top of your post, and yes, you will love that quilt, too, when you step back a bit and can see the grid for what it is. I love the ditzy prints in all those fabrics.

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