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November 29, 2021
5 quilts november 29 from Making A Lather

 My 5 quilts progress report.

1.checkered past -The top is finished and I am preparing the backing and binding before it goes in the quilting pile.      And then, it won't be on the list anymore.   Here is a link to the finish top.

2. fish school - this is a year long project for the quiltville leader/ender challenge. 




3. scrappy mountain majesties - I added a border to the scrappy quilt. I used chunks of leftover fabric from the top. Next I will find a back and prepare the binding, and send it off to the "to be quilted ...

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November 26, 2021
checkered past top from Making A Lather

 I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Ours was quiet. I did some fabric shopping on line for black friday. But, I sure don't like the shopping in stores on black Friday.

The border is underwhelming, but, it is a finished top. I used all the leftover strips that I had from the 2 1/2 inch checkerboard. This quilt used almost a whole bag of 2 1/2 inch recycled shirt strips. .checkered past  is a free pattern at quilted twins.


I have a back and binding ready to go and it will wait it's turn on ...

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November 22, 2021
5 quilts November 22, 2021 from Making A Lather

We have spent the last few days cooking turkey. We decided to smoke one this year. I decided that if the price didn't drop below the price of a chicken, I wasn't going to buy it. We aren't having anyone for thanksgiving, so I would only buy one for the freezer. The price was good so Mr. Turkey is all safely gathered in for the winter. We have already had "leftovers" - sandwhiches - and soon, noodles. yum. I miss family thanksgiving dinners.

My 5 quilts progress report.

1.checkered past -The top is together and I am looking ...

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November 15, 2021
5 quilts November 15 from Making A Lather

 Hubbly and I attended a small quilt show in Indy Saturday, It was a great little trip that put us in Indy. It has been awhile since we have been to the "big" city and it was a bit overwhelming. The traffic and massively growing areas were surprising. We hardly recognized the place. 

We stopped at a quilt store that I enjoy, and I was sad to see the cost of fabric has really increased. There was no shortage of options, and the store was busy. Now that we are retired, we avoid most places on the weekend, so it ...

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November 8, 2021
5 quilts report from Making A Lather

Here is my 5 quilts progress report.

1.checkered past -All the blocks are together and I am planning a piano key border. I can use the leftover bits and clean up some scraps at the same time. The sashing acts as the inner border.

2. fish school - this is a year long project for the quiltville leader/ender challenge. I am keeping up with a few each week. I have sewed all I had cut, so I need to cut some more. 

3. scrappy mountain majesties - I started the layout on the library floor meeting room. I took apart ...

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November 5, 2021
checkered past top from Making A Lather

Last week I sewed 3 out of 4 rows together for checkered past. I was at the guild's open sew and had time to concentrate on joining the rows with sashings.

At Friday quilt group, I sewed all 4 rows together for a finish of the top. I have decided to add borders. The pattern calls for another set of blocks around the quilt, but, I don't think I want it that large.


other amazing quilts from Friday group

Linda


Judy

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November 3, 2021
5 quilts progress from Making A Lather

Here is my 5 quilts progress report.

1.checkered past -I have sewed a sashing to the right side of all the blocks. the next step is to join the blocks into rows using the sashings. I got this far at an open sew saturday.


2. fish school - this is a year long project for the quiltville leader/ender challenge. I have made a goal to sew 10 blocks before I can move on to the next quilt. I finished the 10 and added a few more.

3. scrappy mountain majesties - I have made additional blocks for an old ufo ...

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October 25, 2021
5 quilts from Making A Lather

It's time for me to plan the week and assess how I have done on my goals.  I have 5 quilts I am focusing on right now. I try to work on one task for each quilt at a time working through all five before moving on to the next set of tasks.

1.checkered past -The next step was to make 40 sashings. I sewed 1 1/2 inch creams to 1 1/2 inch shirt strips on the treadle. I pressed and subcut them to the size of the block. tada


But, then, I couldn't help ...

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October 18, 2021
5 quilts from Making A Lather

I have 5 quilts I am focusing on right now 

1.checkered past

2. fish school - this is a year long project for the quiltville leader/ender challenge. I have made a goal to sew 10 blocks

3. scrappy mountain majesties is an older UFO I want to get to the top stage

4. boho heart is a QAL with my Friday quilting friends

5. tiger quilt


from November 2020. Linda brought a scrap bag to me.... I had found the tiger embroidery at a thrift store...I decided whatever I pulled out of the scrap bag, I would add ...

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October 13, 2021
checkered past from Making A Lather

 checkered past is a free pattern from quilted twins. I really like her blog and her free patterns. The patterns look intricate but are really quick and easy compared to others. I have many recycled shirt parts in my stash and I like to have at least one in progress. I started putting 4 patches together at an open sew. I used 2 1/2 inch strips from the yokes.


The next step was to add the checkerboard pieces to frame the squares. I worked on these as a portable project, but, now, we are working on boho heart as ...

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August 18, 2021
new shirt project from Making A Lather

 Part of my stress reliever project for retreat was just sewing 4 patches out of shirts. I started with 2 1/2 inch strips in dark and light and sewed  a bunch whenever I needed to destress in between sea swept.


I'd sew strips for awhile, and, then, subcut them and sew four patches. I was doing just dark and light.


I have one pattern that uses these as frames around a center block. I needed 32 for the sides and a larger set for the top and bottom.  I did get the 32 sewn. I have a few ...

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