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September 24, 2021
carolina chain top from Making A Lather

I have a top finished for Carolina chain. I have had piles of projects just needing a little help to get them ready for quilting. This one I used as my away project only. Eventually, it reached a stage I just wanted to finish it.

oops -silly block turned wrong _ I guess that is why I take pictures

 I cut Carolina chain in 2017. It is from the the book addicted to scraps by Bonnie Hunter. It was also in the quilltmaker  magazine, June/ July 2010.

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August 27, 2021
more carolina chaining from Making A Lather

I did the top 5 rows of carolina chain earlier. and now, I have assembled the bottom 5 rows. They are the easiest and shortest so of course, I wanted to do them first.

the setting triangles are dark blue

 I cut Carolina chain in 2017. It is from the the book addicted to scraps by Bonnie Hunter. It was also in the quilltmaker  magazine, June/ July 2010.

I have been using easy breezy 1 1/2 inch squares for the leader/ender project this week. I am having more trouble picking out of a bag of 1 1 ...

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August 11, 2021
chaining from Making A Lather

It is time to move Carolina chain along to the next step. I cut the setting triangles from scrappy blues.

And, now, I am going to join the rows a few at a time, and, there is a lot of matching and pinning to be done. I have the rows sewn together.  I really like seeing the dark and light chains start to form. This is a Bonnie Hunter pattern from her book addicted to scraps.

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April 26, 2021
carolina chaining from Making A Lather

 I have been working for some time on Carolina chain blocks. I use them as a back up portable project. That makes it difficult to know just where I stand on this project with a little here and a little there. I counted the light squares the end of March here. I cut more of what I thought I needed. I have taken some time to count the dark chains, and, I have enough. It is time to start joining a few squares together.

This is a Bonnie Hunter pattern from her book addicted to scraps.

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March 30, 2021
to do: count from Making A Lather

I cut this Bonnie hunter quilt out in 2017 after her book came out -addicted to scraps. There were a lot of pieces to cut. I have used Carolina chain as a back up project when I go to a sewing event. In case, my main project gets too tedious or finished before I want to go home, I pull these mindless pieces out and sew on them.  I kept kits in baggies, and, the baggies are, finally, starting to empty. It is time to count and re cut missing or mismatched blocks. These are the dark centers, I still ...

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September 25, 2020
Jingle Bell Square {Blocks Are Done!} from Little Bunny Quilts

I have finished up all of my Jingle Bell Square blocks! I needed to make 6 additional green blocks and 4 additional red blocks to bring me to the 49 total blocks that I needed for the quilt.

My next task is getting fabric to sash the blocks. I had bought some fabric on clearance online when I was ordering other fabric and unfortunately it is NOT going to work -- it is too large scale of a print and takes away from the blocks. I will definitely need something smaller in scale and with less color contrast.

So for now ...

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January 8, 2020
Lucy's basket from Making A Lather

We had a visitor to our little Friday quilt group. She had made these little fabric star ornaments for each of the guild members for our Christmas meeting. We were all thrilled. When she made a visit with us she taught us how to make them.  I could follow along with her and made mine, but, I don't think I could do it again on my own.

This was the day I put my basket quilt together. I don't have a plan beyond this. I am guessing it is about 65 by 70.  Each basket is 3 1 ...

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January 3, 2020
Scrapping Around {Jingle Bell Square} from Little Bunny Quilts

In the month of December, I was using my Jingle Bell Square blocks and block parts as leaders-and-enders for my Frolic unit sewing and my "I only have 15 minutes to sew" project. Now that it is the new year, I decided to pack up this project temporarily to clean up my sewing space slightly.

Since I last posted about this project in mid-November, I picked up a few Christmas-y fat quarters and fat eights at the quilt shop and made seven blocks between then and January 1st.

I made four green and three red blocks this round -- which means ...

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December 28, 2019
half a basket from Making A Lather

I have the baskets quilt in to 2 pieces.  One more seam and it will be a top. Then, I will need to make finishing decisions. More here and Here and here is about my project.

I have clue 3 finished for the quiltville mystery, frolic.

Clue 1, Clue 2

I haven't started clue 4 and clue 5 came out this morning. Christmas has me a bit topsy turvy.

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December 21, 2019
red sand castles from Making A Lather

I like to make at least one sand castle block each morning before I decide what else needs my attention. They are built a little differently and I like it being different. When I cut my strips into sets of squares and hsts, I figured I would need 64 and I have basically 7 colors so I would need about 9 strips of each color. I have 2 1/2 inch strips sorted by color, so finding them was easy. I find that since I cut them that way, I make them in a color grouping. Here are 4 new ...

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November 13, 2019
Christmas is Coming {Jingle Blocks} from Little Bunny Quilts

Since I have my Island Batik Ambassador project done for the month (but make sure to enter the giveaway!) I decided that I should try to make a push on some of my WIPs before the end of the year.

I also need to work on my scrap and stash organization, so I pulled out the bag of leftover fabrics from my April Showers quilt, and pulled out all of the green and red fabrics to use in some Jingle Bell Square blocks

This project has kind of been a boom and bust project -- I work on it until I ...

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November 12, 2019
garden party from Making A Lather

I have a corner of garden party together. I am very thrilled with how it looks. That is why I am a scrappy quilter. I love how a quilt with disparate fabrics can look like they were meant to be together. If I wax philosophical, that is how great human relationships are created. Enough, deep thinking, scrappy quilts are just fun.  I started sewing this quilt 6 months ago, and I have made great progress.

I have already been thinking about 2020 and what I want to accomplish. Thankfully, this year has been about a great fabric upheaval, and sorting ...

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November 4, 2019
sewing rows from Making A Lather

I have started putting the rows together for the quiltville garden party quilt. It is set on point, so, some rows go together quickly, and, some take forever. But, each row is so fun. I haven't laid it out, I just grab a block that looks good with the ones in the row, and add it. I try to mix my favorites, and keep an eye for the uglies. I started sewing this quilt 6 months ago, and I have made great progress.

I have another snowman finished for my rug. He is a little plain, but, he has ...

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November 1, 2019
November goals from Making A Lather

It's November and time for a new one monthly goal. Yesterday, I blogged about finishing all the blocks for my October goal. For the month of November, I want to arrange my swap basket blocks into a top. I could set them block to block...

or on point...

Last year, about this time, I was working on a quilt for my Granddaughter. I don't remember what distracted me, but, this is as far as I sewed.  I had a panel and a layer cake to match.

I need to lay it all out again, and try to remember ...

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October 24, 2019
garden party chain from Making A Lather

I have made 81 chain blocks for my garden party quilt. I really like looking at them like this. The stacks look impressive. It takes a bit of time to make these, and eventually they will be part of a quilt.
Now, I need to trim these and start the setting triangles.

One of my unexpected finds at the Indy quilt show, was an actual rug hooking project. It was in the garage sale among some bags of scraps. I just had to bring it home. I have a plan to make hooked chair pads for my dining room chairs ...

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October 14, 2019
trimming garden party from Making A Lather

It's finally time to trim my garden party blocks since they are all done. It seems that no matter how I try to be accurate, I have a bit to trim. It doesn't take much extra to throw me off when I assemble. I would prefer to fudge more by not trimming, where I could line the pieces up even if they are not exactly right, but I have trouble with that.

I and a good quilty friend attended a big quilt show in Indianapolis this past weekend. The quilts were amazing, and I found some real treasures ...

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October 4, 2019
garden party from Making A Lather

This is the perfect project for me to work on these days. It can be compartmentalized and is repetitive enough that I don't have to think.
I am making these 9 patches as part of garden party quilt that is a bonnie hunter pattern from her book addicted to scraps.  After sewing a million 1 1/2 inch black and white strips together, I subcut them into the 2 sets I need to make 9 patches.

I love just feeding the pieces through my sewing machine. I just let the rhythm sooth the mind and soul.

And if that ...

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