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September 20, 2017
UFO Progress from Jo's Country Junction


Well I had both success and setbacks this week.  I started out with a set back.  I’m working on Texas Tumbleweed.  It’s in Bonnie Hunter’s book More Adventures with Leaders and Enders.


Last week I got one step done…

This week I got more done but I started out with a set back.  These were suppose to be for step G.  Yep.  I sewed the wrong.  UGH.  I’ll add them to the pieces I sewed wrong last week.  Who knows..maybe they can get together and make some type of quilt someday.


Happily I did go ...

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September 18, 2017
Blogger's Quilt Festival--Twirl Around from TheEclecticAbuela

I'm excited to be a part of the Blogger's Quilt Festival (Fall 2017) at Amy's Creative Side.

Twirl Around is a Bonnie Hunter design from her latest book Addicted to Scraps. I changed the colors from pink and green to rust and green.

Thanks to Amy for hosting the Festival!

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rows of pinning from Making A Lather

It is time to start the rows of Carolina Crossroads quilt. This part is a little tedious since I do better if I pin intersections and they are only 1 inch apart. That is a lot of pinning. I think what I will do is pin a row while I am watching tv in the evening and then sew it in the morning and then repeat.

It is always easy to put the first 2 rows together because they are short.

I have put this together as a leader/ ender while I worked on glitter blocks. I can make at ...

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September 17, 2017
Sunday Sample, Block 8 from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee

Starting to get REAL!  I now have eight blocks done!  The newest block above, "Hovering Stars" is Bonnie Hunter's block in Volume #9, Summer 2014, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Collectors Edition.

I do believe a setting has been decided....something non-traditional, but very scrappy.  The next Volume will be coming out very soon, so I hope to have a few more done.  So far, Bonnie has designed 14 consecutive blocks....with my 8, that's more than half-way.

Linking up with "Oh Scrap" at Quilting is more fun than Housework.

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September 16, 2017
pineapple blossom orange from Making A Lather

Last month's color for rainbow scrap challenge was not a color I needed for my two ongoing rainbow quilts, so it was good to get them out again and work on them.
Ready for the final round on the pineapple blossoms - quiltville

I am making rows of 5 so the orange row is ready to assemble

There was a little purple going on in the sewing room this week too.

2 sides of the quiltville leader/ender challenge are attached. The bucket of hourglass units is nearly empty. So there is an end to this quilt. The plan didn ...

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September 15, 2017
webbing the top from Making A Lather

I know I have shown this as a finish, but Old Tobacco Road is taking a turn on the bed, and it just makes me smile. I love the scrappy pinwheels. I think when a quilt takes so long to finish, it is even more surprising when it is done. The scraps are a memory of a while ago. And when a quilt goes into time out, it is forgotten. And so is all the frustration that was part of the learning and the repetitiveness of the piecing. I have noticed that while I do the finishing, I actually think ...

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September 14, 2017
Carolina crossroads progress from Making A Lather

I have been making star blocks for Carolina Crossroads quilt -- quiltville.
I have also had a chance to make the setting triangles and corner pieces since this quilt is set on point.

I am anxious to see this quilt begin to come together.
There are a lot of 1/12 inch pieces in this quilt. I have mostly put it together as a leader ender project in between other projects.

I was hoping to use a bunch of green scraps, but it didn't make a dent.

I  am prepping today for an endoscopy tomorrow, my funny husband left me ...

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September 13, 2017
blocks en provence from Making A Lather

I have been sewing En Provence blocks - a quiltville mystery from last year. There are many pieces in each block and 16 blocks. I am very happy with how well the blocks are piecing. I planned on trimming them, but very few needed any attention.

 The sashing strips are going to create a secondary star pattern - pretty exciting

 I try to make at least one glitter - Jen Kingwell block a day, because they are just fun. I don't want to focus on them just yet, so just a block or two keeps it going.

And in between en provence ...

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UFO Progress from Jo's Country Junction


Well I looked at the calendar and shifted gears.  I have a wedding coming up the first weekend in October and I don’t have a quilt yet.  Early this year a couple people laughed when I cut out a few quilts and then packed them away.  Well one of the those quilts is the quilt I planned for a wedding quilt…and now that I need it NOW I have it ready to sew…..Unfortunately, my sewing room isn’t ready to sew…


The show must go on though…..I don’t have time to clean it…so I ...

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September 8, 2017
en provence block from Making A Lather

One block finished for En Provence
There are 76 pieces in this block! I am so glad that we piece this by type of block ahead of time. And all I have to do is put the blocks together now. For some reason, I can't find how big this quilt will be finished, and I am worried it won't be big enough for our bed. Which would mean I have to make more parts and pieces. What a fun design! And all just common traditional blocks.

I have finished the center of Aunt Mary's Irish chain quilt ...

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September 4, 2017
En Provence monthly goal from Making A Lather

My one monthly goal and Ufo for September is to work on my Bonnie Hunter En Provence quilt from her mystery last year.

I have all my pieces ready to sew together. And I have been very patient waiting for the month that this would be my goal. I actually have 2 versions of this quilt to this point. This one is in the colorway Bonnie suggested, and I have one in civil war fabrics. But I want to get this one to the flimsy stage this month. I have so enjoyed all the versions I have seen posted.
Every ...

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September 3, 2017
Sunday Sample, Block #7 from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee

Seven Blocks are done!  I already have another one cut out, and can't wait to sew it together.  The newest block above, "Dancing Dashes" is Bonnie Hunter's block in Volume #11 of the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Special Edition, which is published twice a year.

There has been a lot of playtime on the design wall, looking for the perfect setting.  Regardless, it will be scrappy indeed......which brings me to the linky party "Oh Scrap" at Quilting is more fun than Housework.

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September 2, 2017
Orange you glad it is orange from Making A Lather

September's rainbow scrap challenge color is orange. Hooray. I can use the color as an excuse to finish some long over due projects.
I finished orange noses on my towel for a Christmas present.

 I need an orange back on a hooked pillow with an orange piped edge.

I can clean out my scrap drawer.

And orange will play an important part in a donation quilt

 For string Saturday, I am still trimming string blocks for dawn's early light, a Bonnie Hunter Quiltville pattern.

I am linking to
 SewCan She
rsc17 super saturday

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August 30, 2017
UFO Progress…or lack of it. from Jo's Country Junction


My UFO mojo is petering out….Either that or life has taken hostage of all of my time.  Now that Karl is home I’ve been making a nicer supper….last night I ended up with Karl and Kalissa’s family here for supper.  Kalissa hadn’t seen him yet and wanted to.  Having supper together made that easy.  Every night there is something that takes me away from sewing time.  I love all of that more than sewing so, sewing has taken a bit of a back seat.

All I accomplished in the UFO department was to sew three ...

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August 26, 2017
snow days in August from Making A Lather

I need 4 -6 inch blocks for my snow days quilt. I am trying to keep them very low contrast with blues and browns and lots of creamy colors.
The 6 inch size uses flying geese that finish at 1 x 2. So cute....

1 1/2 inch squares for the sew and flip corners.

Now, I will need the same block in 9 inches.

I am the official gopher for the house painting project, My job is to sit and wait for the master painter to need something and get it for him. It saves him wear and tear ...

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August 25, 2017
odds and ends from Making A Lather

This week we have had 4 doctor visits. Nothing major, just time to check on a few things, but what a time sucker that has been. So, I have made a little progress each day on several projects.

The last of the green beans...

And a try at dill pickles... This year has been the best year for cucumbers. We have zillions of them. Don't you wonder why some years are better than other years for different veggies in the garden?

I made 12 saw tooth star blocks for civil war Christmas quilt

More box kite blocks - I can ...

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August 24, 2017
ufos progress is slow from Making A Lather

I have all 100 9 patches ready for Carolina Crossroads, and I am ready to piece some of the blocks.

 I have a few more box kite blocks

And I started the purple row for the hourglass leader/ ender challenge.
I have made one more block for my snow days

midweek makers
Jo's Country Junction UFO
Bee Social
Silly Mama WIP

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August 23, 2017
UFO Challenge from Jo's Country Junction


Life has been challenging my UFO progress.  But I do have some progress to share…and some “life” to share.  Today’s the first day back to school here!!  New things are happening here.  I’m sending two off today…three more after Labor Day and inviting in two more.  It’s going to be interesting.   I’ll write more about that all on another day…back to today’s topic, UFO quilting.

You can see at the last count I had 98.  I’ve been sewing on these most every morning trying to get them finished up.  Then towards ...

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August 20, 2017
Sunday Sample, Block #6 from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee

Six blocks done!  They are playing so nice together.  The newest block finished, "Jelly Bean Blast" (top left) is Bonnie Hunter's block in Volume #7 of the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Special Edition.  For those just joining my fun little project, I am making all of Bonnie Hunter's blocks that she has contributed (and will contribute) to the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, published twice a year.

And......since this a growing Scrappy Sampler top, I think I'll join "Oh Scrap" linky party.  

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August 18, 2017
mystery solved from Making A Lather

I had the quilting finished before we took off for Sauder rug hooking, so I worked on the binding in the car and motel. A finish. Old tobacco road is a free pattern at quiltville. Bonnie shared this pattern as a mystery quilt in 2008.  The wind last night makes picture taking a challenge. If I continue finishing her mystery quilts, I think Double delight is next. I am pretty sure, all it needs is a backing, binding and quilting.

I shared yesterday some pictures of rugs from the Sauder rug hooking week. We had a wonderful time getting away ...

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