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October 12, 2021
Charm Square Scarf... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 I am stitching up a

Charm Square Scarf

today...



Charm Squares and Flannel Backing...






A lovely line of fabrics...






I stitched them together 2 by 2

them put them together.

I used 34 of the charm squares...






Scarf Top and Lining...






Completed Charm Square Scarf...






A cheerful scarf model...






Her kitten also wanted to model the scarf...













Enjoy the Scarf Kitten Video:



CLICK HERE: Charm Square Scarf Tutorial


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn

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September 24, 2021
Mini Cakes Mint Quilt from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 


Back in June of this year, I shared a photo of some precuts I received to start a new quilt.  I joined up with the Fat Quarter Shop again to sew up one of their free shortcut patterns.  
I am finally able to share my finished quilt!





I used the Bee Grateful collection by Deb Strain (for Moda Fabrics).  I thought some pretty photos in my garden was perfect for this bee inspired collection.

This was a photo shot in front of my succulent garden taken back in July.  Right now the tall sedums are in bloom and the honey ...

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September 6, 2021
Pinwheel Polka Quilt Top from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

I know, I am posting a lot of quilt finishes lately. I didn't finish anything the first half of the year and now they are all coming together at once, but most of them have been on the assembly line for a few years. I have 2 more here that need binding and I'm picking one up from Jackie on Monday - that one needs to be finished first. Sometimes I feel like I'm spinning my wheels and not finishing

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September 3, 2021
Coin Flip Quilt Finish from Dizzy Quilts

Back in July, I participated in a book hop for Cheryl Brickey's new book Just One Charm Pack Quilts. You can read all about that quilt finish here. But there were a number of other quilts I wanted to make from the book, and the first one of those was Coin Flip.


I loved making this quilt! I used an older charm pack from 3 Sisters (Papillon) along with a solid teal fabric and Kona Dove as the background.

The backing is fabric I had leftover from a recent quilt finish.


I quilted it with free-motion flowers in light ...

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August 29, 2021
stash report August 29, 2021 from Making A Lather

 More fabric trickling in the house. I won the drawing for show and tell at quilt guild.

and I like charm packs

stash report August 29, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards    

Fabric Used year to Date: 129 yards

Fabric Added this week: 1.5 yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date: 105 yards

net fabric: 24 yards used more than bought 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week. and made significant progress on sea swept.

I didn't go to rug hooking guild last week. I stayed home to longarm, since I have a few last ...

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July 27, 2021
Just One Charm Pack Quilts Book Hop from Dizzy Quilts

Over the years, I've made many quilts from patterns designed by Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs. When Cheryl asked me if I would be willing to participate in the Book Hop organized to celebrate her latest book Just One Charm Pack Quilts, I didn't hesitate to accept!

All of the quilts in the book can be made from just one charm pack, an accent and a background fabric. The sizes ranges from baby quilts to small lap size.

The quilt I made from the book is the 9-Patch Challenge.


For my version of 9-Patch Challenge, I used ...

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June 20, 2021
stash report June 20, 2021 from Making A Lather

Happy Father's Day! I married a good one. He was right in the trenches with me. He changed diapers, cleaned up yukky things, went to all the events, held them, carried them, taught them. He was right there with me. He was better with them in the night - I was a zombie. And so far, he is good with all my fabric.

And I have some new treasures. They were on sale.

Green fairy had mystery honey buns and I love honey buns. 


Stash report June 20, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards  

Fabric Used year to Date ...

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June 13, 2021
stash report June 13, 2021 from Making A Lather

I attended a sleep in your own bed retreat this weekend and there was a free table. I haven't had a chance to count what came home. ( I was really really tired). Unfortunately, the table was on the way to the restroom, and, right next to the food. I remember, I found purple, and florals which I was looking to add to my stash. My table buddy was a good girl for her stash, but, kept bringing me fabric she thought I needed. haha

I can always use neutrals

and blues


Stash report June 13, 2021

Fabric Used this ...

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June 6, 2021
stash report June 6, 2021 from Making A Lather

I just had to have a few charm packs for....a project I have planned for 2040.  for....inflation proofing my stash. for.... insulation. for ....I have been such a good girl. yep that's it.


Stash report May 23, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards  

Fabric Used year to Date: 73 1/2 yards

Fabric Added this week: 2.75 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 70 1/2 yards

net fabric: 3 yards used more than bought  I am still on the positive side of usage.

I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week. 

I ...

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April 19, 2021
new quilt project from Making A Lather

I had a great sew day Saturday with our guild. I planned on starting a new project that came recently from Missouri star. I don't remember how I saw this kit, but, I think it was on you tube. The charm squares are from Africa as a free enterprise sort of cooperation with Missouri Star, I don't have anything like this, it looked easy, and it was something new. 


Saturday, I spent a little bit sewing the first round of black to the charm squares. Then, I took a break for sewing borders for a quilt, and lunch ...

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February 28, 2021
Stash report February 28, 2021 from Making A Lather

I had a chance to buy 4 of the same charm pack in red and blue. It was a closeout sale somewhere. They are blender type of patterns and I thought I would be able to use them. Although, I can't seem to open any of my charm packs - they are too "special"

Stash report  February 28, 2021

Fabric Used this week:12 yards - I finished boxy stars

Fabric Used year to Date: 46.5 yards

Fabric Added this week: 5 1/3 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 50 yards

net fabric:3.5 yards bought more than ...

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February 21, 2021
Stash report February 21, 2021 from Making A Lather

I had an extra cute little charm pack in a box. I don't remember where it came from or why I bought it.

I have been working on finishing ufos this month, but, they are taking longer than I wanted.

Stash report  February 14, 2021

Fabric Used this week:  0 yards - getting close to a finish

Fabric Used year to Date: 34.5 yards

Fabric Added this week: .66 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 44.66 yards

net fabric:10 yards bought more than used - hopefully next week, I turn it around

I stitched at least 15 minutes ...

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February 14, 2021
Stash report February 14, 2021 from Making A Lather

Happy Valentine's day

The navy fabric is a wide back I needed for a quilt. I could piece something, but, I am getting lazy. The other two pieces were from the thrift store. The first I have seen in a long time.


Stash report  February 14, 2021

Fabric Used this week:  0 yards - just making blocks

Fabric Used year to Date: 34.5 yards

Fabric Added this week: 9.75 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 44 yards

net fabric:9.5 yards bought more than used 

I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week 

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February 7, 2021
Stash report February 7, 2021 from Making A Lather

At one point, I thought I was going to make economy blocks using 5 inch squares, and these packs are bright and cheery. I haven't made any, thinking I have too much on my plate, as it is. Time will tell.

Stash report  February 7, 2021

Fabric Used this week:  0 yards - just making blocks

Fabric Used year to Date: 34.5 yards

Fabric Added this week: 1.25 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 34.25 yards

net fabric:1/4 yards used more than bought - that was close

I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this ...

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January 20, 2021
5 inch scraps from Making A Lather

 I had a box of recycled shirts that I wanted to cut for quilt patterns I am hoping to make. I had already taken the shirts apart, so, I made a box for each size I wanted to cut, 10 inch, 5 inch, 2 1/2, 3 1/2, 2. I decided to cut largest to smallest, so, that, the leftovers can be fed into the smaller sizes. I cut 10 inches. I used the front of the shirt without the pocket for 10 inch squares. The front with the pocket, I put in the box for 5 inch squares ...

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November 13, 2020
The Toddler Quilt from Dizzy Quilts

Back in April, I told you about a stack of charm square packs I found in my sewing room and how I wanted to use them up. I did make a few charm square quilts over the last few months and I would like to share with you my latest one!


This is the Toddler Quilt by Patty Wright for the Moda Bakeshop. I made this pattern once before, for a work friend's baby boy. It is really fun to sew up and really quick too.

I used charm squares from the Simply Style collection by V and Co ...

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August 18, 2020
to do: try something new from Making A Lather

I found this great tutorial here, and, I just had to try it. I used 8 charm squares that were just hanging around, and using a 4 patch method, I made 8 hour glass blocks. Now, I want to drop everything and make more.


We packed pbjs, and, after zoom church, went to seven pillars recreational area about 40 minutes north of us Sunday. It was someplace I had never been, and, I sure enjoyed the views and putting my feet in the water.






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August 10, 2020
tile blocks from Making A Lather

I was intrigued with an antique tile quilt. And, Suzies scraps tutorial on tile blocks made easy. Suzie  blogs here. The quilt block uses charm squares and a 9 patch. I had a charm pack and some 5 inch squares that I thought would blend well together, so, I gave it a try. I switched parts of the blocks of  2 squares. I might like it better if I switch parts with more than 2. It is a big block that needs trimming, so, I think it will make a quick donation quilt.


I have found some cute blocks and ...

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July 25, 2020
A Charming Christmas from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Summertime is almost here so that means the new collections of Christmas fabrics will be arriving in the stores soon.

So it is the perfect timing for the Fat Quarter Shop to release another one of their shortcut quilt patterns.  This festive project uses Charm Packs.



The Fat Quarter Shop asked me which Christmas collection I wanted to use and I picked Little Tree by Lella Boutique.  I knew it was going to look great with the White Grunge fabric I wanted to use for the background.





And here is my finished quilt!
Isn't it fun?

This shortcut pattern ...

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July 5, 2020
Some Patriotic and Other Finishes from Sunshine in the Attic

Charm square table runner made a long time ago, using a tutorial from the Missouri Star site.


Happily it finally got quilted!

A Mini, only 11 1/2 inches square

Baby Quilts with Corner 3 D Pinwheels


Castle Block label on back





Christmas in July mystery quilt along from The Fat Quarter Shop






















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