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July 30, 2019
En Provence finish from Making A Lather

Despite throwing back surgery into the month of July, I did finish my goals for the month. August will be a different story, I am sure. Unless, watching tv can be a goal.
I finished En Provence mystery quilt to the point of hand sewing the binding before surgery, and I have slowly worked on that while in the recliner. En Provence was 2016 mystery quilt from Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville. I have on Ringo lake and good fortune to finish yet. I had already finished en provence in the quiltville colors. I did two of them, this one using ...

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July 21, 2019
allietare 2015 from Making A Lather


I am scheduling this post ahead, and hoping I am recovering well from surgery. I am really excited to have finished this quilt.This is the 2015 quiltville mystery quilt allietare. I had the top together before it was set aside. I did add borders. This is Bonnie Hunter's 14th mystery and my 15th finished. I have 3 more to go to have all the mystery quilts done. I really hope that I have them done before the next mystery is released in November.



I really like the colors.




This is part of my finish a long goals and ...

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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 1, 2019
fabric storage from Making A Lather

I am very excited about a big change in my fabric storage. My Hubby, son and Grandson turned this


into this




Oh, what fun it will be to fill those shelves. I used Ikea billy bookcases, and I splurged on the glass doors. What I have been using, is a hodge podge of goodwill bookcases. I have lost a lot of room with shorter bookcases. I liked these because they almost go to the ceiling. They are really lovely to behold. I almost don't want to mess them up with fabric.

It's the first of July already and ...

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June 28, 2019
allietare and one monthly goal from Making A Lather

Earlier this month, I posted my goals for one monthly goal at Elm street quilts.

My one monthly goal for June
I wanted to:
1. Finish smith mountain morning - done


2. move allietare along- done
I cut and trimmed the outside of allietare, and I added the gold inner border. I like pressing the borders and noticing all the bits of fabric that I used. The red with black crows was/is one of my favorite Debbie Mumm prints.


I added a black outer border, and it is on the long arm ready to quilt.



3. make swap blocks - done ...

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May 4, 2019
May one monthly goal from Making A Lather

My May one monthly goal is a the same as the April goal only taking the next steps. I have made it more challenging by upending my sewing room for a remodel. I am not sure why I picked this exact time to try something new, but, it is a big mess right now as we put everything to rights. I had no idea how many little containers of little scrap pieces I kept shoving to the back and ignoring.  The big change is turning the corner with an ikea table. I am going to really like the space to ...

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April 1, 2019
april one monthly goal from Making A Lather

I am glad for a new month to see what quilting goals I can accomplish. I appreciate the one monthly goal party for helping to set goals and keep a focus for the month.

In April, I want to finish the quiltville mystery quilt Allietare. The main part of the top is finished, I need to add borders and quilt it. I stopped when it was time to trim the top. That was a scary step. I feel braver now.


I am ready for the next batch of circa 1880 swap. I need 30 blocks. I have been finding bits ...

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December 18, 2018
ufo 2019 edition from Making A Lather

Patchwork times has an ufo challenge for 2019. I have enjoyed using some sort of ufo motivation for my quilting these last couple of years. She suggested 12 of them. I am sure my One monthly goals will also use help finish these projects along.

A couple of years ago, my daughter and 3 other quilty friends exchanged houses every month. It had to be before I was blogging since I can't find any reference to them here on the blog.They were to finish at 4 inches but could be anything and any fabric. It will be fun ...

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December 17, 2018
Weekend Stitching - Mysteries of Christmas Past from Life In Pieces

Stitching time was pretty much nonexistent this last week.  Between playing catch up on special projects at work, Christmas shopping and wrapping presents, my stitching time has been pretty limited.  I'm using a single fabric for Good Fortune's Clue 4, so not much to show off there.  The plan is to find out where clue 4 fits in and see how my color choice of black works with the other pieces.  If it doesn't work, I can change it out.  So for now, I'm not going to cut those rectangles.  

So while there is no progress ...

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