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May 16, 2022
5 quilts May 16, 2022 from Making A Lather

 my last 5 quilts progress report April 25, 2022

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - green-  I worked on blossom time this week and I have used all my stems and leaves. I need to cut and make more. I will already be in the green scraps, so, it is a good time time to cut more.

2. rhododendren mystery - hunter -   I still need to cut 1 inch squares for cornerstones in garnet. No progress here.

3. Boho heart - The first section on the left is together. Time to make a few blocks for the next section.

4. maple leaves -  I have ...

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May 14, 2022
more blossom time from Making A Lather

I made blossom time blocks for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I wasn't sure how I would fit green into the mix since there was so much green already with the stems and leaves. I think I found some greens that were ok. I used 2 1/2 in strips to cut these. I used pieces that were at least 8 inches long. If I had any left over, in green, I cut for more stems and leaves. I need a piece that is at least 9 inches long to cut a set.



I planted orange mint ...

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May 11, 2022
fair and square blocks from Making A Lather

I knew I was going to need more projects to take for our Friday and open sews coming up in April. I decided to dig out Fair and square and see what was next for moving this project along. This has been a puzzle from the beginning

I sewed the string triangles into twosies. I joined the twosies to make blocks.


I added black frames to the blocks.


I thought I was ready to start piecing rows, but the string blocks didn't fit. Back to the instructions -
I needed to trim.


Now, I am ready to make rows.



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May 6, 2022
5 quilts May 6, 2022 from Making A Lather

 my last 5 quilts progress report April 25, 2022

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - green-  I made 7 candy blocks. This makes 35 blocks in rainbow colors for this quilt. I am aiming for 56. I like making them and it uses the smallest pieces, so it is a new favorite.


2. rhododendren mystery - hunter -   I need to cut 1 inch squares for cornerstones in garnet. yuk

3. Boho heart - I am working on section 1- the farthest left section. It is squirrelly to put together. I have to take a break when it gets too confusing. When I come back ...

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April 28, 2022
Rhododendron Trail Finish from TheEclecticAbuela

 Bonnie Hunter's annual mystery this year was called Rhododendron Trail.


I stayed (mostly) with Bonnie's colors--only substituting green for aqua. This is a different quilt than my usual ones; it is much lighter in color overall, but it is nice to make something out-of-the-ordinary sometimes.

Rhody Trail (92" x 100")


Rhody Trail (border and binding detail)


Rhody Trail (backing and binding detail)

A fun project--I love Mystery Quilts!


Happy Quilting.

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April 25, 2022
5 quilts April 25, 2022 from Making A Lather

 My 5 quilts progress report. My last report April 13th

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - pink - I started a new block this month called zipper? I am thinking 12 of each color/month


2. rhododendren mystery - hunter -   I am making setting triangles with the hourglasses. I have set B finished


and the cornerstones


3. Boho heart - I made 2 blocks in group 1 in orange.


4. DSP9-  I had a box of 9 patches that I had set aside to make disappearing 9 patches. I finished the two sides that were not finished with the arrangement of the dsp blocks ...

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April 22, 2022
one monthly goal finish from Making A Lather

I have a finish for April's one monthly goal at elm street quilts. Bricks in  the brickyard is quilted and bound. I started it in 2012. Bricks in the barnyard is found in Bonnie Hunter's Book- scraps and shirt tails 2 . I decided to use it as part of my 5 quilts ufo list in September 2021. At that time, the blocks were in 6 horizontal sections. I sewed the rows and added an inner and outer border and it was ready for the quilt vault.

I drew the number for quilting and finishing it this month. And ...

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April 13, 2022
5 quilts April 13, 2022 from Making A Lather

My 5 quilts progress report. My last report April 4th

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - pink - I made waffle stamp blocks in yellow for March, yes March. I was behind making these.




2. Every which way- I added one border with fabric from the box and this one is officially sent to the "to be quilted" vault 

3. rhododendren mystery - hunter -  I have all the block B finished- Next, I need to make setting triangles with the hourglasses.



4. Love jelly roll This is the 4th jelly roll used for the year. I am aiming for 12. I have added ...

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April 9, 2022
pink blossoms from Making A Lather

I cut for my pink projects and the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy.

go fish 2 1/2, waffle stamp 1 1/2, easy breezy 1 1/2

I had enough blossom time strips already cut to make all the pink I would need, from when I started this quilt a few years ago. I did need to cut the HSTS and make more stems and leaves. And, now, I am out of any premade 4 patches for the corners going forward. Rhododendron trail mystery quilt had seriously decimated my pink scraps, so, it is a good thing I ...

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April 4, 2022
Three Finishes from TheEclecticAbuela

 I haven't been posting much lately, but the quiltmaking continues!


This is a flannel couch quilt. A dear friend gave me some flannels, and I added a few of my own to the mix. I backed it with a piece of fleece I had on hand that happened to be exactly the right size!


Old-Style Winter Print Flannel (60" x 71")

Old-Style Winter Print Flannel (detail)

Old-Style Winter Print Flannel (backing and binding detail)

Next up is a Hallowe'en Trip Around the World. I know it is out-of-season, but next October, I'll be ready!

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5 quilts April 4, 2022 from Making A Lather

  My 5 quilts progress report. My last report March 21

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - pink- I cut and sewed all the yellow hunter's star blocks for March.


and I started with pink for April with candy blocks



2. I used a random number generator and I opened the box for an older ufo called 'every which way' by gigis thimble that I started in 2016. It looks like the top is made and just needs borders. There is enough fabric left to make them. I really don't remember where or how I started this one. But, it is ...

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April 1, 2022
April one monthly goal from Making A Lather

 Bricks in the barnyard is found in Bonnie Hunter's Book- scraps and shirt tails 2.  I started it in 2012 using scraps. Last year, I was working on my UFO list and dug it out again to see what it needed. It was an ufo Sept 2021 and a top Oct 2021. I still needed to add borders. I decided on a scrappy piano key border. 

It is time to quilt and bind this quilt for my one monthly goal for April. 

I am linking to:

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March 21, 2022
5 quilts march 21, 2022 from Making A Lather

 My 5 quilts progress report. my last 5 quilts report march 7, 2022

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - yellow/gold - I am catching up hunters star blocks in red and aqua and I am just about done, maybe 5 left to do.



This quilt is officially retired to the "to be quilted" closet
I used a random number generator and I will be opening the box for an older ufo called every which way by gigis thimble

3. rhododendren mystery - hunter -  all rhodo clue 6 ...

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March 19, 2022
blossom time from Making A Lather

It is Spring time in the sewing room. And I have planted radishes outside. hooray. I already had strips cut in yellow for blossom time and the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I just needed hsts  and squares cut. I ran out of stem and leaves and had to cut more to finish. And, now, I better make some ahead for the next color.



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March 18, 2022
Choosing Hope from Life in the Scrapatch


I choose hope.

Perhaps you have already seen this, 

but I am sharing this today to send out hope 

to all those in need in our world today.

We all need hope.

Hearts of Hope Pattern and Sew Along Info Here

@

 Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville



There is also this 

Quilt Block Drive @ Pat Sloan's Blog




For more blocks and ways to offer hope, including European links,  visit

Frederique @ Quilting Patchwork Applique



I believe in hope.

I believe in love.

I believe in peace.


Let us be hopeful together


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March 16, 2022
progress from Making A Lather

I have 5 quilts I am actively progressing on, but, every now and then, I slip in a few blocks for fun. I have been concentrating on my hunter's star blocks as leader/ enders. Each block takes 3 passes.


So, I have neglected my official leader / ender project -fish school/go fish. I have missed them. I did just a few so that they would not feel too abandoned.


go fish leader/ender challenge
The same with easy breezy....

I have been cutting  these in the rsc colors of the month. These are from reds, January.

easy breezy

I ...

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March 7, 2022
5 quilts march 7, 2022 from Making A Lather

  My 5 quilts progress report.

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - yellow/gold  I am working on my hole in the barn blocks. I didn't think I was going to add these this year, but, I did. SO, I am catching up red from January, and aqua from February.

I used adding machine tape to see if I like it. Yes, I did, but it was a pain in the neck, so, I thought I could eyeball 2 1/2 inches and just started sewing long strips. Much better.


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March 2, 2022
A new goal for March from Making A Lather

 March is here already, and, so far, it is coming in like a lamb which means it will leave like lion. I have a one monthly goal for March. I have the top ready for shine, and, I want to quilt it and bind it this month. I started this pattern in January 2020 as part of the rainbow scrap challenge. After I started, I was smitten.  It is a free pattern offered on moda bake shop. It will be nice to get it finished.


While I am waiting on the next color for March and the rainbow scrap challenge ...

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February 28, 2022
5 quilts february 28, 2022 from Making A Lather

 My 5 quilts progress report. I tried to not do this EVERY week (boring) but, it has worked to keep me focused. And, I miss it. I find I have been a little haphazard without it. I thought I would do it every month, but, I think I need to go back to every week to help me.

1.rainbow scrap challenge - color aqua/teal - boho heart. I worked on the blue/aqua blocks I needed for boho heart. 



2. 
full stop quilt that Angela is doing for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy.- I made the last row ...

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February 19, 2022
hunters star start from Making A Lather

I ordered a new hunters star accuquilt die during the holidays. I decided for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy, I would cut 20 of each color this year, and maybe, sew them next year. I have plenty of projects this year,  ( and every future year of my life ), so it seemed prudent to just cut while the scraps are out and available. However, they have been mocking me as they sit in their little container. Just one, they say. What if you can't do it, they say.  Well...I can, and I like making them. I will ...

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