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September 4, 2021
ode to joey quilt finish from Making A Lather

I have an actual finish this week. My ode to Joey quilt is almost ready for the quilt show the first of October. I just need to make a label. I have worked on this quilt for almost three years. First, I made the words by color for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy in 2019. And then, I have slowly been sewing it together. I began this as a way to heal a broken heart, and it has become very meaningful to me.

80x85 = about 20 yards of fabric

I used a wide flannel back and a scrappy ...

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July 30, 2021
aunt eliza star finish from Making A Lather

 This quilt is finished and will find a home on our bed. I really like it. I like the crumb centers for the blocks, and the scrappy star points. I used a vintage fabric for the border, and I love gingham. It is a winning combination for me. I started making this on our Christmas trip to Florida in 2015

24 yards of fabric - 82 x 92

I used a wide back from Joann and free motion hooked curves

I started sewing at camp at disney.

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June 18, 2021
sheep bag from Making A Lather

My finishes for this week, are my attempt to finish rug hooking ufos, which have accumulated just like quilt ufos. This is one of the first rug hooking projects I made in 2010. I didn't even know how to finish anything yet, so I didn't finish it. It has been sitting waiting patiently. I decided to make a zippered bag. When I sewed the bag pieces to the hooked piece, I could only get so close, so I needed to hook another row.

I made the bag at a retreat using the tutorial at noodlehead

I cut the ...

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June 11, 2021
zuckerwatte quilt finish from Making A Lather

I have a finish -bonnie Hunter quilt zuckerwatte from her book string fling. It is a smaller quilt than I thought when I started it. It is about 58 x 70. I started working on this ufo in January at a retreat, I had started at the beginning of January with only string blocks made. I made the string blocks in June 2017. I cut a gazillion  HSTS - (half square triangles)... sewed a bunch together, and made  rows. and blocks. It is really pretty in person.

I used a plain pink sheet for the backing that I had in my ...

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May 21, 2021
flower rug finish from Making A Lather

I finished a class project for rug hooking. We started it last Spring after my hubby had back surgery. I didn't start it again until this year. It is a small rug that I will use as a wall hanging - Probably  only 16 x 16 inches. Part of the class was the pattern, wool, and, then, instruction from the teacher on shading. I think we had 9 different wools for shading. Lori Cravens was the teacher. I don't like the binding part of finishing, so, at least it was small, and, I could do it at the guild ...

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May 14, 2021
Friday Finish: The Violet Quilt from Patchwork Sampler Blog

Whew! It’s been a while since I’ve had a Friday finish. Honestly, I work best when I have a deadline. My small quilting group met via Zoom yesterday and I really wanted to have something to show. The Violet Quilt was a Quilt-A-Long from Kitchen Table Quilting. The top has been finished for a couple of months (at least!) and it has been on the frame awaiting quilting for a month.

With my deadline looming, I took TWO HOURS to quilt it. Haha! Yep, that’s all it took since I simply quilted straight horizontal lines.

the violet quilt

I really ...

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snoopy finish from Making A Lather

I have  a finish....finally. Based on cynthia Brunz's wiggle time pattern. I have made it before in rainbow colors. I really like it. Anytime I have a fun children's print, I can cut this pattern, and, have pieces ready for a donation quilt or a quick ( relatively) gift. It's nice to have green for a backdrop again.

60 X 68

blue for the backing

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TGIFF different     here  and here

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April 23, 2021
floating stars finish from Making A Lather

We had a Spring surprise this week...snow and 3-4 inches. It was so pretty. There were big fluffy flakes falling against a blue sky. And it accumulated through the night. Snow in April is much more fun than snow in January. We know it just won't last, and, we can just enjoy it.

I have a finish. The floating stars quilt is finished. It seemed to take forever to just add border and quilt and bind. Now that it is done, I think it will be a gift for a new Grandson coming in May.

finish the top ...

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March 26, 2021
Friday Finish: Rock Candy Quilt from Patchwork Sampler Blog

Rock Candy Quilt

Rock Candy is another quilt that has been years in the waiting.  The pattern is by Atkinson Designs but it is no longer shown on their website.

Rock Candy block

This is one of those magical blocks that doesn’t look like much by itself but is very effective when set side-by-side.

Rock Candy border fabric

The colors were based on this fun border fabric. I did not have enough of this fabric for the binding, which is why this quilt has been a UFO for so long. I ended up just using a coordinating blue solid and it worked great. So ridiculous that such a simple ...

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March 12, 2021
Friday Finish: Link Up from Patchwork Sampler Blog

My four-week streak of having a Friday finish was in danger of being broken, but I got up this morning and finished hand stitching the binding on this quilt. Whew! It was a close one, but happily one more quilt in the FINISHED pile!! The pattern is Link Up from Villa Rosa. The pattern card is available here or the digital download is here.

The print fabrics are from the line A Blooming Bunch by Moda. These fabrics are so fun and cheerful. This quilt is perfect for spring! The green is a Bella solid called Pesto and the white ...

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February 26, 2021
Friday Finish: Rectangle Wrangle from Patchwork Sampler Blog

Rectangle Wrangle quilt

This Rectangle Wrangle quilt started as a group project when my friends, Barb and Deb, came over from Minnesota for a sewing week last summer. I’m sure both of them finished their quilts months ago while I still had a stack of blocks. The inspiration for this quilt is from Bonnie K. Hunter’s book Scraps and Shirttails II (available from Bonnie here or Amazon here.

As you can see from the picture, the original quilt has an Ohio Star border. I find it distracting from the quilt center so my quilt has a simple slab border. The original ...

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boxy star finish from Making A Lather

 I am happy to report I have the quilt  done for boxy stars in yellow and black. I started this in 2016 to use a jelly roll.  I have worked on it as part of the rainbow scrap challenge this year. February's color is yellow. This is an older UFO that would not make it into the top 10 quilts I want to finish, but, still needs some attention. It is good to clean out some of these types of UFOs. I started the month with the blocks already made, and I needed to assemble the top and quilt ...

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February 19, 2021
Friday Finish: January Stars from Patchwork Sampler Blog

January stars

Wow, my third Friday Finish post in a row! It is so nice to get a few things completed. This week I finished January Stars, so named because I started this quilt in January and I’m terrible at picking names.

January Stars is the second iteration of this quilt. This first one is pretty boring because I used boring scraps. Quilting will do wonders for this quilt, though, so eventually, it will be finished. It was way more fun to work with the happy, bright fabrics on gray winter days.

Going back even further, the quilt was inspired by ...

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January 29, 2021
challenge and a finish from Making A Lather

I decided to participate in 2021 table scraps trt challenge.  I have a few table runner/ toppers that I have bought over the years, that I would like to make, but, they aren't part of any goal setting that I have been doing. It isn't part of any finishing goals ( they aren't started) or before I die goals ( I have time). They are just hanging around saying pick me, pick me. The challenge will give me a chance to think about, and, hopefully, finish a few projects.

This month, I picked an easy project that was already ...

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January 22, 2021
baby quilt finish from Making A Lather

 I have emptied a project box with this finish. I finished flannel #2 his week. It feels so good to move another UFo to done. I finished flannel #1 last week as part rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy.

46x58- 7 yards of fabric

I found an old blog post about the pattern including a share it  of my copy of the pattern. It's a great pattern to use for a baby quilt and/or a donation quilt.

My rainbow projects for 2021 with links:

tiny houses

postage stamp psp20

ice cream

waffle stamp blocks

love pillowcases

2 pink ...

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January 15, 2021
flannel quilts and a finish from Making A Lather

My ufo # 2 and #3 for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy was 2 pink flannel baby quilts. I didn't know, when I opened the box, if I had just collected the fabric, or, had it cut for what I needed. I saw labels on the fabric, so I was excited to learn it was already cut and ready to sew.

there are 2 quilts cut out in the box

I had all the letters I needed for the pattern -quilt #1

I arranged them on tray with all the letters showing

I have looked all over the ...

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January 9, 2021
jelly roll finish from Making A Lather

I have a finish for my January one monthly goal at elm street quilts. This is an older ufo ( 2013) made from a jelly roll and free pattern by cindy carter.

76 x 76

12 yards of fabric

I really liked the border with the rest of the quilt. I quilted simple circle loops in a light gray thread. I machine sewed the binding. I needed to open a new roll of hobbs 80/20 batting. I noticed it was not the same as other bolts. I wonder if there was a change in the manufacture. It seemed thinner and ...

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December 19, 2020
rug border 2 from Making A Lather

I don't have a quilty finish today, but, I do have an exciting year long project finish.
I was really excited to turn the first corner on my snowman rug's border. 

And, then, I was ready to turn the last corner. I discovered a sweet message waiting for me.

And then it was done. I love the happy snowmen and happy colors. It is sitting under the Christmas tree at the moment making me very happy.

3 feet by 4 feet
More about my rug hooking project here and here and here
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December 11, 2020
star gazing finish from Making A Lather

Star gazing is a Bonnie Hunter pattern in her book scraps and shirt tails. This is finish number 27 for the year for me. Many of the scraps for this quilt are upcycled shirts. I cut it out in 2014. It has been a top since 2017 after a back and forth visit to the ufo closet. It's a big quilt 82 x 82 and used 22 yards of fabric. I made mine one row bigger across.

 I think what happened was, I started this quilt as a the free pattern on Bonnie's site, and, I made the ...

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December 4, 2020
traffic jam finish from Making A Lather

I finished my one monthly goal for December. The quick finish was why I chose this project for the goal. I felt a chance at success and took it. I have worked on this most of the year, off and on. I made the blocks in January at a retreat. I made the top at another retreat on Nov 18.


green backing and leftover fabrics for the binding

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