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September 1, 2020
to do: set goals from Making A Lather

September goals are much like August goals. I wanted to accomplish more than I could last month, so this month I will play a little catch up with my projects.

1. quilt pumpkin patch 

I brought this old ufo out of the closet, during purple month, for the rainbow scrap challenge. It was all in blocks. I want to finish this quilt this month, and, have it gone. I will need rows, and borders, and quilting.



2. quilt melba' s applique

I put this quilt together in January from 1920s blocks, and added a hexie from me for the center ...

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January 20, 2020
melba's blocks from Making A Lather

I had a great time at retreat. My back was not ready for the whole 2 days,  but, I made it into the second day. After relaxing the rest of the weekend, my back is better, and ready to go again. It just gets tired.
The first project I worked on, was a set of blocks that we bought from My husband's Aunt estate in the nineties. I talked about it  here. Each block is appliqued and embroidered with  names from an exchange. There were only 8 blocks, so I made a little set of hexagons to make it ...

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November 9, 2019
Mina Opal’s Butterfly Quilt COMPLETE from Wedding Dress Blue

Sometime in the 1930’s, my great grandmother, Mina Opal, started this quilt.  She made 53 butterfly blocks.

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Sometime in the 1980’s, my mother, Verna Lee, made the 54th block.

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Earlier this year, Mom handed the project to me and said, “You can finish this.”

And I have.

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Working on the quilt was an interesting experience.  I felt guided in some way and am convinced this finished product is very close to what my great grandmother had in mind.  Why else would there be 6 straight butterflies and all the rest on an angle?

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I am not sure she ...

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