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February 27, 2018
planet quilt from Making A Lather

I finished the planet quilt with time to spare. how exciting!

I couldn't find anything I liked to make a border. I wanted to make it bigger, but I just couldn't like anything I tried. I had enough 2 inch strips left to do a small border if I did it scrappy. I like it. And it is done and ready to be gifted to my Grandson.
What I am really excited about is that I really thought the purchase through before adding yet another project to the list. I was convinced I would get to it, but ...

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February 12, 2018
planet parts from Making A Lather

I have created planet parts. I found the pattern, and I cut the quilt out on Friday at quilt group, and had most of them sewn before the weekend was over. I am so pleased this quilt is coming together. I had a bit of trouble understanding the directions. It is a BQ pattern from Maple Island quilts.

The kit did not come with specific instructions from the quilt shop with the specific fabrics. Luckily, I had taken a picture 6 months ago at the quilt show where I purchased the kit. It took a while to find it on ...

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January 15, 2018
soap and quilts from Making A Lather

With Hubby's job ending soon, we are trying to downsize and make decisions about all the fringe interests. Last month, we concentrated on fiber, we sorted, played, and packed up what we still wanted in our spinning life. We even sold a spinning wheel. yay!  If our new life doesn't have room for spinning then it can all go, but hubby and I really like to spin so we went with the idea that we would still be able.
This month is all about soap. I know I don't want to ever be without my homemade soap ...

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January 8, 2018
carolina mystery from Making A Lather

My personal goal is to finish all the Quiltville mystery quilts while Jo of  Jo's Country junction is finishing all the quilts in the string fling book. I count 17 quilts, which is more than Bonnie usually puts in a book. I would prefer to concentrate on them in order. Since that would be the oldest. Here is a list of what I have and need to do. mystery #1 is Carolina Crossroads from 2007. It was on the website first and then included in Bonnie Hunter book Scraps and shirttails. The top and first border are done and ...

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September 23, 2017
domino ufo projects from Making A Lather

Have you noticed there is not enough time to do all you want to do? I have a problem with liking everything I see. I finished all 8 cutting garden blocks in orange for the rainbow scrap challenge. I already have a long list of rainbow projects for next year, thanks to all the inspiration I found visiting other rainbow scrappers.

I have a batch of nearly finished projects. Once the first domino falls they will all tumble down. That is certainly a fun part of quilting or anything.

more borders for the spirit of Christmas

the leader ender project ...

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September 18, 2017
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 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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