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September 6, 2019
carolina chain blocks from Making A Lather

Last Friday, I was able to meet with my Friday quilt group. I took my away project which is carolina chain. I was able to get 28 blocks done.  I need over 300. and I have nearly 100 finished.

These are my favorites.

Some of the blocks, are just to use up scraps, but some of them I really like.

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August 31, 2019
carolina chain blocks from Making A Lather

Right now, any sewing I do has to be easy and easy to reach. I found these laying next to the machine. I use Carolina chain as an away project, but it just looked like fun, so, I sewed a few blocks. I'd like to say that this is a great scrap buster pattern, but, it barely made a dent.

I've started another snowman for my rug.

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August 9, 2019
garden party from Making A Lather

I am so close to finishing the 100 garden party blocks. I have a few minutes each day to sew. I made kits with these blocks so they are easy to just grab and sew a few.

I am getting stronger each day, but the hardest part of recovery are the limitations- no bending, twisting, squatting, lifting. I wish I had prepared my sewing room for the limitations. Much of what I would want to work on is off limits. While my husband is home taking care of me, we spend a little time each day, trying to move a ...

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July 22, 2019
A Little Jingle-Jangling {Scrappy Sewing} from Little Bunny Quilts

Back in April, I had gotten to a stopping point with my scrappy Jingle Bell Square blocks since I had exhausted my stash of neutral fabrics. Since then, I made and completed my Christmas Churns quilt for Moda Bake Shop using the Little Tree line -- now I have new piles of scraps to work with for this project.

I made a batch of five blocks that used the Little Tree fabrics exclusively, with the exception of the black and cream dot fabric in the bottom row of blocks.

Before I started working on these blocks again this week, I took ...

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March 18, 2019
Scrappy Christmas {New Project} from Little Bunny Quilts

I resisted as long as I was able! My husband bought me Bonnie Hunter's Addicted to Scraps book for my birthday last June, had I had yet to start a project from it. In cleaning and sorting my scraps following our move, I decided that I wanted to make my own version of the Jingle Bell Square quilt from that book.

As the name suggests, the quilt is a scrappy Christmas quilt. I have a number of different Christmas quilts but I don't have one big enough for my bed.

Without going into block construction too much, the ...

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July 11, 2018
A new challenge from Making A Lather

I've been a Bonnie of Quiltville  fan for many years, and have participated in the leader/ender challenge every year. She has announced a new challenge for the coming year. I have no real opinion of the block itself. It looks doable. But, more importantly, I had most of the units already in my scrap user's system.

I had 300 of the 2 inch 4 patches in a drawer. I need 280.

I had almost 60 pairs of 3 1/2 inch HSTs in a drawer. I need 140. So, I can start putting blocks together and cut ...

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March 28, 2018
little fabric friends from Making A Lather

Jingle bell square is officially cut, boxed, labeled and sent to the project shelves. This quilt pattern can be found here

remember these little darlings? I just couldn't wait to get started.

My drawer of 1 1/2 inch strips

and cutting began. I am making 2 of every block so that I can swap with my friend Lucy. For one block, I need a 1 1/2 inch strip at least 7 1/2 inches. But I may play around later with smaller pieces that can be combined with others.

I love cutting for a scrap quilt, visiting ...

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March 12, 2018
more snow days blocks from Making A Lather

I haven't had energy to work on any mystery quilts this week, but I had some stitching time  and worked on the tree in between these two blocks of snow days. I nearly have the top row all ready, and part of the bottom row.

I have cut more Christmas fabric for jingle bell square from quiltville's addicted to scraps book. I am afraid I cut enough to make two. lol Each block takes 2 matching fabrics and 4 in the hour glass block and I am afraid I switched the two numbers in my head while ...

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February 20, 2018
easy street binding from Making A Lather

I am stitching the binding on my Easy street quilt. This is part of my quiltville mystery quilt challenge of finishing along with Jo's string challenge before the next quiltville  publication. I hopefully will have it ready to show by the end of the week.

I have it in my head to sort, declutter, and pack away Christmas fabric. I have 3 quilts I am cutting while I go through my tubs.
I have a predominantly red and white quilt called peppermint candy.

Jingle bell square from Quiltville addicted to scraps

and a bargello.

I am hoping to ...

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September 22, 2017
Grandpas star from Making A Lather

I have yet another long time ufo in a project box. This is a wonderful quilt to use all the bonus triangles that I have been accumulating. And the blocks are really fun to make. And when I do the final pressing, it is just so fun to see what it became. I have some very old 1/2 square triangles that finish at 2 inches.

When I first started making Bonnie Hunter quilts, the blocks were more kitchen sink type blocks. Bonnie has refined her scrappy approach to a more color controlled scrappy style. So my bonus triangles, are ...

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