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September 28, 2020
UFO Show and Tell from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 Here's a quick update on the internet situation at my house. It's NOT good. I've called I don't know how many times this past week to complain. Finally, yesterday we got escalated. Why? Was it because I threatened to move my service to another provider? Not that that would have been a guaranteed solution - I could get just as bad of service from the other provider as well. 

I was very polite but very clear on my position. 

Here's something to contemplate. If you're wary of how much information is out there on the ...

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November 15, 2019
garden party corner from Making A Lather

I've made progress on assembling garden party. I have the second corner ready. I have everything else ready, it's time to do the long rows assembly, and see it together. First corner here.

I have been distracted by bonnie hunter's new free pattern wonky courthouse square. They are very fun to make. I am treadling the blocks every chance I get.

The butterfly bush is still holding onto it's fall color despite the snow.

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November 12, 2019
garden party from Making A Lather

I have a corner of garden party together. I am very thrilled with how it looks. That is why I am a scrappy quilter. I love how a quilt with disparate fabrics can look like they were meant to be together. If I wax philosophical, that is how great human relationships are created. Enough, deep thinking, scrappy quilts are just fun.  I started sewing this quilt 6 months ago, and I have made great progress.

I have already been thinking about 2020 and what I want to accomplish. Thankfully, this year has been about a great fabric upheaval, and sorting ...

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November 4, 2019
sewing rows from Making A Lather

I have started putting the rows together for the quiltville garden party quilt. It is set on point, so, some rows go together quickly, and, some take forever. But, each row is so fun. I haven't laid it out, I just grab a block that looks good with the ones in the row, and add it. I try to mix my favorites, and keep an eye for the uglies. I started sewing this quilt 6 months ago, and I have made great progress.

I have another snowman finished for my rug. He is a little plain, but, he has ...

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October 28, 2019
setting triangles from Making A Lather

I need to make setting triangles for Bonnie Hunter's garden party. The count for the 9 patch units included what I would need for the triangles, so I didn't need to make the 3 square unit. I did have to cut and make the 2 square unit and 1 square unit.

I need one more piece for the bottom, and it will be the extras from the 9 patch units.

And our youngest Grandchild - isn't he a cute lil pumpkin?

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October 24, 2019
garden party chain from Making A Lather

I have made 81 chain blocks for my garden party quilt. I really like looking at them like this. The stacks look impressive. It takes a bit of time to make these, and eventually they will be part of a quilt.
Now, I need to trim these and start the setting triangles.

One of my unexpected finds at the Indy quilt show, was an actual rug hooking project. It was in the garage sale among some bags of scraps. I just had to bring it home. I have a plan to make hooked chair pads for my dining room chairs ...

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October 14, 2019
trimming garden party from Making A Lather

It's finally time to trim my garden party blocks since they are all done. It seems that no matter how I try to be accurate, I have a bit to trim. It doesn't take much extra to throw me off when I assemble. I would prefer to fudge more by not trimming, where I could line the pieces up even if they are not exactly right, but I have trouble with that.

I and a good quilty friend attended a big quilt show in Indianapolis this past weekend. The quilts were amazing, and I found some real treasures ...

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October 4, 2019
garden party from Making A Lather

This is the perfect project for me to work on these days. It can be compartmentalized and is repetitive enough that I don't have to think.
I am making these 9 patches as part of garden party quilt that is a bonnie hunter pattern from her book addicted to scraps.  After sewing a million 1 1/2 inch black and white strips together, I subcut them into the 2 sets I need to make 9 patches.

I love just feeding the pieces through my sewing machine. I just let the rhythm sooth the mind and soul.

And if that ...

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