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March 15, 2019
dwr rows from Making A Lather

I am still working on the double wedding ring quilt. I have all the rows completed, and now, it's time to get brave and sew the rows together..... hmmm......maybe next week.

I have loved everything about making this quilt. I am truly glad I took the plunge and decided to make it. And, I do want to see it finished. I started the quilt because Jo of Jo's country junction published her version of it in magazine, and started a quilt along. That was the motivation I needed.
I love the fabrics and that all of it ...

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March 6, 2019
classic double wedding ring from Making A Lather

One block at a time, I am building rows for my double wedding ring quilt. It is tricky getting the curves facing the right direction.

The outside rows require a finished curved edge. It is easiest if there are 3 melons on the center piece. But, the row goes together in an every other pattern. This is the last block for the the right bottom outside corner. Now, I have to start putting rows together. I started this with Jo of Jo's country junction quilt along. I was pleasantly surprised how much easier it is to make than it ...

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February 28, 2019
block swap from Making A Lather

I am participating in a swap with 4 other quilting friends. We make for each other every month. We all do this differently. Lucy sent 3 months worth before the middle of January. She is a go getter. Linda works in Friday group consistently, meets the goal, and then, works on something else for a little while. Sue works consistently and then works ahead. She isn't stopping until she is finished for the whole year. I am not sure how Hazel does it at home, But, she is over 80 and she can do it anyway she pleases, so ...

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February 24, 2019
stash report February 24, 2019 from Making A Lather

My hubby brought this flower to me yesterday, in the dead of winter. What a welcome surprise. He had brought one of our planters in from the deck and has it wintering over in our basement under a grow light. The marigold has made it so far.

It was time to do something with this stack of fabric from goodwill. I really like the 2 solid pieces on the left. They are grunge fabrics from before there were grunge fabrics. I am guessing the 80s.
I decided I would weigh it to get the yardage, and there was 5 pounds ...

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February 20, 2019
double wedding ring from Making A Lather

We have had another through the night snowfall and it is pretty looking out the window. Yesterday, I had rug hooking guild and a quilter's group get together. Two fun things in one day is pretty exciting around here.
I spent rug hooking time transferring a new snowman pattern to linen. I didn't get it finished, but I did get it squared and borders straight and nice.
At quilt group, I worked on double wedding ring and sorting through a box, that I wasn't sure just what was in there, despite the labels. I will have to ...

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February 17, 2019
stash report February 17, 2019 from Making A Lather

I added this fabric this week. Read about my quilter's miracle here.

I also felt the need to add some neutral reproduction fabrics to my stash for the circa 1880 swap for which I am participating. They are in short supply in my limited reproduction stash. The cheddar/ mustard jumped in the cart.

I am still without a new hand stitching project, so I plan to dig out the hexagon quilt and figure what I need to do to start evening the edges.

Stash report

Fabric Used this Week 1 yard 
Fabric Used year to Date: 33 yards

Fabric ...

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January 9, 2019
It's a swap from Making A Lather

My swap partners are way ahead of me. They have buckets of little tiny pieces cut for our version of circa 1880 quilt. And they are sewing them together. One of our partners has already delivered 3 months of blocks.
I have been working on good fortune mystery quilt and I have let it slide.
Linda's squares...

Sue's blocks...

I decided to do mine with strip piecing. It seemed like I cut and cut and cut........
and sewed and sewed and sewed .......
and there were 10. I need 30 every month for the swap. Hmm, this is going ...

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November 7, 2018
double wedding ring count from Making A Lather

I have all the melons pieced for double wedding ring quilt.

and joined in pairs

I am ready for assembling the rows. And I have one row finished. It's a seed starter.

The template I used here.

I am linking to:


midweek makers

Bee Social
Silly Mama WIP

Oh Scrap

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November 2, 2018
Mrs holder finish from Making A Lather

Mrs. Holder's hexagon was a temecula quilt shop sew along. I made mine by English Paper Piecing with 3/4 in hexagons. It is meant to be a today's version of an old  1880 antique quilt made by Mrs. Holder.
And mine is finished.

Hand piecing takes awhile to see a finish. And, then, I agonized over the quilting. Should I hand quilt it since so much hand work had already been invested in it, or try quilting it on my domestic machine so that it could look more "authentic". But wait I had machine stitched the borders ...

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October 31, 2018
one monthly goal finish from Making A Lather

This was my goals for October. It is the 31st and BOO and it is time to report just how well I did.

For my one monthly goal, I want to make my Granddaughter's unicorn quilt, and finish piecing orca bay mystery quilt, and continue working on the double wedding ring.

I have all the pieces cut and sewn to add around the unicorn quilt for my Granddaughter. I just have to do the math and put an inner border first.

 I have a big stack of double wedding ring melons finished. And it is time to add them ...

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October 26, 2018
last of the hexies from Making A Lather

And I have all the hexies finished, and added to Mrs. Holder's quilt. more here and here and here

My plan is to hand stitch it onto a background, add an inner border, and outer border. woohoo getting closer.

Joann has halloween fabric on sale 60% off with an additional 20% with a coupon. This is how I have halloween fabric that I don't know how to use. sigh...

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October 24, 2018
double wedding ring arcs from Making A Lather

All the arcs are officially done for the double wedding ring. I am slowly adding them to the second side of the melons.

We finished our Grandma week of fall break with a campfire and marshmallows. I have such great memories of my children and campfires. It is fun to watch how learning takes place while roasting marshmallows. It seems a simple thing, but it is filled with decisions and choices, and experiencing consequences. And watching a sunset is always good.

I am linking to:


midweek makers

Bee Social
Silly Mama WIP

Oh Scrap

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October 19, 2018
another round of mrs holder hexagon from Making A Lather

I have added 16 blue hexies to Mrs Holder's hexagon quilt. I have one more set to go and then I will begin the finishing.

Fall break with my Granddaughters has been great. We made noodles and cake.....

played farkle with apple cider and Halloween costumes.

My daughter sent this picture to me of a quilt she designed and finished for her quilt show challenge.
I think it is amazing. proud mama

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October 17, 2018
wedding ring double fun from Making A Lather

The weather has been so nice. I love an Indiana sky in the fall. It is a perfect shade of blue with just enough fluffy clouds to make it interesting. The temperature is cool enough that there is no doubt winter is coming, but warm enough to still feel hopeful there is a bit more time to be outdoors.
We grew elephant ears this year for the first time, And a bunch of weeds, and mosquitoes. We are clever that way.

I have all the A pieces of arcs made for my double wedding ring quilt- all of them. I ...

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October 12, 2018
pink mrs holder's hexagon quilt from Making A Lather

I am still hand stitching hexagons for Mrs. Holder's hexagon quilt. I have added a pink row- there are 6 on 4 corners. more here and here and here

We have been canning applesauce from our apple trees, but it was time to take a break and try an apple pie. Our apples are yummy in a pie, just a little tart. The trees were here when we bought the house, so we don't officially know what kind they are.

I have need of sorting through a mess to find what I need. I had initially planned ...

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October 10, 2018
dwr melons from Making A Lather

All the melons are done on one side for the double wedding ring quilt.

I have another christmas snowflake block finished

 and the first 2 blocks together for tokoyo subway quilt

hmmm I don't seem very chatty today. It's dreary and rainy here -Happy Wednesday...

I am linking to:


midweek makers

Jo's Country Junction UFO
Bee Social
Silly Mama WIP

Oh Scrap

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October 5, 2018
More hexagons from Making A Lather

I have added the blue hexagons to Mrs. Holder's hexagon quilt. There were 32. The numbers will get smaller as I turn it into a rectangle.

Here are some inspirational pictures from our Friday quilt group.
Hazel finished this one, she is 85 years old. Her daughter quilts them for her, but she is still buying fabric and piecing. She is a hoot.

Connie was finishing a baby quilt. so cute

3 of us are working on drops of jupiter by Jen Kingwell and this is Sue's. I only have 2 made.

And another Hazel fall wall hanging ...

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October 3, 2018
dwr quilt along from Making A Lather

I have sewn all the a pieces into twosies except for this lonely little guy. Let's hope it was an over calculation error and not a short. Time will tell. I have a whole row together and I am slowly putting the arcs on melons together.

At this point, I am enjoying the variety of sewing pieces together. I can sew different stages of arcs, or melons, or rings, or rows. I find I like doing a little of each at each time at the sewing machine. It keeps it interesting. And I am so flabbergasted about how well ...

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September 28, 2018
hexies and one monthly goal from Making A Lather

All the green and brown hexies are attached to Mrs. Holder's hexagon quilt. I decided to"finish" Mrs. holder's hexagon quilt. so I am working my way to a rectangle.

It is the end of the month already and it's time to see how I did with my one monthly goals.

"For my one monthly goal this month, I want to finish the strings for orca bay, finish roll roll cotton boll, and I want to start a unicorn quilt for my Granddaughter." 

I did finish the strings for orca bay and cut and started the piecing ...

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September 26, 2018
wedding ring row from Making A Lather

miles and miles of twosies for the double wedding ring quilt. This a really great quilt along with Jo Kramer of Jo's Country junction.  I am so glad I used her color ideas.

And this is where I am. I can see the bottom

From last week - no bottom

It was time to try rows - hooray - it looks like a row - short but it looks like a row. magical My quilt will be 7 x7. It seems odd to say I can assemble the rows when all the arcs aren't all sewn together.

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