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July 12, 2019
finish along goals from Making A Lather

I finished 4 quilts for the 2019 finish along in the second quarter. I have plenty of goals leftover for the third quarter.  I will be having back surgery in the next week, so I don't know how much that will effect my sewing and blogging or for how long.
I am working on the binding for allietare, and, I have sugar mountain ready to put on the long arm.


I have a few more garden party blocks, and


another batch of 50 -4 patches for sand castles.


My list for the 3rd quarter:
1.wiggle time
2. allietare ...

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July 2, 2019
4 patches from Making A Lather

I've made another 50 four patches -only 212 to go. These are for sand castles quilt in Bonnie Hunters book. I have the string piecing done, and I am slowly building four patches as leader/ enders.



I have been moving my batik fabrics to the new bookcases. I had more than I thought. I suspected that about all my fabric, which is why I needed more/better storage.



I am linking to:


chameleon color linky

Oh scrap

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June 9, 2019
Vivienne’s Star Quilt 1 from Virtual Quilter

I promised in this months challenge to share some 9 patch blocks this week … so I am breaking that promise today, and sharing some 4 patch blocks instead. Maybe I will still share some 9 patch next week.

The block I started with in this case is a little more complex than a basic 4 patch, as it has the block divided into a 32 x 32 grid. This gives a lot more scope for some fancy blocks, but I have used the same base lines in every variation with just a few additions to divide some of the pieces ...

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May 30, 2019
4 patches from Making A Lather

I need 512 - 4 patches for sand castle quilt - a quiltville pattern. I am using them as leader/ enders for other stitching. I have only made 200 and I need more. My bucket was looking empty, and, I needed more variety.


I thought this was a good reason to dig through the 1 1/2 inch strip bin, and strip piece the odd stuff.
Now, I need time at the accuquilt to get sets of twosies cut, and then, I can mindlessly sew more tiny 4 patches. I am guessing I have not made enough even yet, but, it will ...

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April 13, 2019
A little bit of aqua from Making A Lather

I have been playing in the aqua scraps. I made the flying home blocks in light and dark. I just saw this block called the humility block in an old magazine. I know why... I often get the pieces turned around and have to unpick and resew. And it is an easy block. sigh.. I have made some interesting variations, though. But, no chance, of pride on making this one for me.


I made 4 patches for the someday irish chain quilt.


I am filling the box, probably for next year.


I made the checkerboard 4 patches for woven checkerboard ...

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March 27, 2019
fair and square from Making A Lather

In this post I was trying to figure what the string blocks were that I found. I later realized, I had started fair and square without making any note of it.
After the string blocks were finished, I started making 360- 4 patches that finish at 2 1/2 inches.


Those are finished and I am slowly putting the blocks together. I am using this as my away project for Tuesday quilt group and Friday quilt group. And There is always fun to be had and slower progress.


I just love it when all the prep work is done, and ...

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March 24, 2019
Stash report March 24, 2019 from Making A Lather

It's a miracle, but, there was no new fabric making a home here with me last week. I did buy some shirts at the rescue mission for .25 each. But, I walked away from thrift store fabric and giveaways and other peoples's scraps....at least last week. I make no promises.



I am still sorting through the green scraps, and used the shortish strips to make 4 patches in 2 1/2 inch size. I used the 2 1/2 inch die to subcut into twosies.


And then there were more 4 patches for the irish chain quilt ...

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March 14, 2019
snowman rug from Making A Lather

I decided it was time to make a new rug. I've struggled with no inspiration. I just picked a pattern and started to transfer it to linen. I had drawn the pattern and enlarged it. I had it pinned and was ready to transfer to linen, and we had family for dinner, and it was scooped off the dining room table and off on an adventure.
But, I hunted through the jungle of a house, and found it, and started the transfer. I used red dot webbing and a juicy sharpie pen.
It took 2 visits to rug hooking ...

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March 13, 2019
4 patches from Making A Lather

I need to make a bunch of 4 patches.
step 1.  cut, and cut, and sew and sew.
step 2. throw the twosies into a box and start sewing them together.


step 3. grab a wad out of the bucket, and sew all of them together, paying no attention to color or fabric.

step 4. get bored with step 3, and decide to take one fabric and sew it together with anything else.
step 5. get bored with step 4, and pick and choose through the box for the perfect matches.
step 6. get really bored with step 5 and ...

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January 30, 2019
Cold, with something sunny from The Academic Quilter

Hi all, and welcome to a very, very cold Wednesday.  I need another layer today, how about you?  It's actually not too bad here, but our friends and family in Wisconsin are really freezing.  One year when our kids were small (so at least 20 years ago) the actual temperature-- not the wind chill-- fell to about 20 below zero.  We hung blankets over the windows and everything because the furnace could not keep up.  It's a fond memory now, because we snuggled under quilts and played games and drank hot chocolate and such, but back then it ...

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January 26, 2019
seeing red from Making A Lather

I sorted through my red scrap drawer and used up any smaller pieces. The bigger pieces I sorted by whether they would look good with a white background or a cream background. So far, most of the rainbow quilts I am making use a white background. I may have to challenge myself to make a cream based quilt rainbow style. Oh, I just thought of something - squirrel


I made checkerboards in red for Cynthia Brunz's design woven checkerboard. She blogs at Quilting is more fun than housework. This is the second quilt of hers I am doing for the ...

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January 11, 2019
Tiny foursomes from The Academic Quilter

Hi everyone, and thank goodness it's Friday!  I could not wait for this week to be over.  I spent a good bit of it with a really terrible migraine, the kind where all you can really do is lie down in a dark room and whimper.  Sadly, few people can take that option for very long, so I actually had to try to *do things.*  I was unsuccessful at most of it.

Thankfully, my head is mostly better now, and it's the weekend, so I can just kind of rest and try to catch up.  Obviously I got ...

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August 2, 2018
Grinding through the units from Art In Search

     The four patch HST floral quilt that I showed a block of previously has lots of component units- a 4 patch all floral, a 4 patch floral/background combo, HSTs with black and background, HSTs with black and inside light print. A lot of small unit assembly. 
     I am almost done, but for a few 4 patches and pressing some HSTs. The HST black/backgrund squares still have to be assembled into a flying goose shape. It feels like I am going in slo mo. 
     So here are the parts laid out on the pressing mat, and they fit very ...

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March 29, 2018
A few blocks............. from Exuberant Color

I was gone all morning yesterday and when I got home I needed to bake a requested treat for a family member.  Late in the day I got some 3" strips cut to make a couple more 16 patch blocks.
These are the bonus 4 patches made with the remainder of the strips.  Three of these fabrics are older Kaffe's and the wild one is a newer one.

There are still some batik fabric packs left in my pop-up shop as well as other items.  The shop will close midnight EST Sunday.

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March 28, 2018
I found it!............ from Exuberant Color

Off and on last week I was looking for the box with the Kaffe triangles in it and yesterday I found it!  Back in 2010 before I had a die cutter I rotary cut 6.5" squares and cut them in half diagonally.  I made at least 3 quilt tops (2 of them were sold) and I knew there were some leftover triangles.
It is hard to cut the squares exactly on the diagonal so there was always a little variance in the size of the triangles.  I decided to take the leftovers to my Studio die cutter and cut ...

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February 28, 2018
Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial – Strips & Four Patch Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

learn a quick and easy way to create this darling pattern.

Another fun and simple way to utilize those 2.5″ strips is with the darling Strips & 4 Patch method. This quilt will come together so quickly you will use this pattern for all your last minute gifts! Click the image or the button to watch the full tutorial and the Quilt Snips!
Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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January 12, 2018
4×4 Quilt Tutorial from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Learn a fast and easy way to remake this classic look.

A 4 x 4 truck can get you out of a sticky situation in deep snow or mud. A 4 x 4 wooden beam can support an amazingly heavy load. But a 4-patch quilt block? Well, that might be the most powerful of all!

Jenny teaches a fun and fast way to recreate this classic look!

Quilters have been stitching up 4-patches since the dawn of quilts. They’re true quilting powerhouses: easy to make and endlessly versatile! Put ‘em together in just the right order, and you’ve got a beautiful new 4 x 4 quilt! Click HERE for a free PDF download/printable of the image below!

This PDF is a great way to imagine this quilt in a different color pattern.

Click the button ...

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