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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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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 15, 2017
some parts are just boring from Making A Lather

I have a little quilter's ad(h)d - definitely without the h - no hyperactivity here. For Aunt Marys irish chain, I am making flying geese using the quilt in a day flying geese ruler. I am not enjoying the process. It seems like extra work and wasteful. Still, once I committed, and cut the squares, there was no going back. So I have been marking and sewing and marking and sewing and trimming and trimming.

Maybe when all is said and done, the perfect little geese will scream it was worth it, but so far I am not hearing ...

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August 8, 2017
parts from Making A Lather

I am  late to the party for my One monthly goal. Hopefully, once the fabric is cut, the floodgates will open, and I will start to sew in earnest. I have the first two blocks for snow days. I love the churndash block in any size.

I am working on a blue and green carolina crossroads from Scraps and shirttails book by Bonnie Hunter. So far I am just strip piecing and sub cutting

my box kite box is getting empty, just a few 1/2 square triangles left. I have mostly been working on these as leaders and enders ...

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