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November 1, 2017
a new goal from Making A Lather

A new month and time for a new goal. Halloween came and went. We had no trick or treaters. sigh... I don't even have any pictures of my Grandchildren. sigh...

But the big news is published about the new mystery quilt with Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville. 

My one monthly goal for November will be to piece the blocks for my EnProvence in civil war colors.Given the changing seasons, and the Thanksgiving holiday, I am hoping to get the top pieced but not quilted.
I have some un sewing to do first, since I added the wrong color of ...

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October 28, 2017
Not much pink from Making A Lather

Here is a few glitter blocks with pink, but mostly just scrappy. The rainbow scrap challenge is found at  So scrappy

The cheddar sampler blocks with no pink whatsoever.
But I am moving them ahead.
This is darting birds

and this and that
and squares and diamonds

I am linking to
 SewCan She

rsc17 super saturday

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October 27, 2017
Glitter class with Jen Kingwell at Symposium from Wendy's Quilts and More

On the last day of Symposium I had another class with Jen Kingwell.  This time it was for her Glitter quilt, which is a pattern I've admired for some time.

We had the option of machine piecing or hand piecing our blocks, but I decided to practice the hand piecing that I'd learnt in Jen's earlier Green Tea and Sweet Beans class.

I'm so glad I chose hand piecing because it was so relaxing.  I was at a table with three other friends from Capital Quilters guild, and we just chatted as we each slowly made ...

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October 26, 2017
my owl rug from Making A Lather

I have mr. owl on my floor frame in the living room, trying to catch a few minutes here and there to hook a little. It is the right season since He is sitting on a pumpkin. Every owl in the workshop had a different personality. Every stitch angled by a different hand created a different result.


looking left?
 not sure?

funny funny owls.

still trying to make cheddar sampler blocks. Flock of geese
 and a few glitter blocks

I am linking (links in the sidebar) to:
needle and thread thursdays
oh scrap

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October 21, 2017
blocks and circles from Making A Lather

Someone asked about my scrappy circles rug. It began as an excuse to use leftover wool strips that were accumulating. I draw circles with 3 different sized jar lids and just fill in with what ever I can think to do without agonizing over the choices. The largest circle is 3 or 3 1/2 inches across.It is colorful and fun, and I just love it. It has become a bit too big to take with me anywhere and can almost pull a stand frame over, so I have been planning to use a small quilting frame and sew ...

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October 19, 2017
our take on the lake from Making A Lather

we sure did enjoy our time at lake Erie. The weather was perfect and the sound of birds and waves was very peaceful. It was an interesting change in our other water explorations.

It has taken a little while to get back into the swing of things at home. I did have a few minutes to work on some glitter blocks and a few cheddar sampler blocks.

This one is called union square. The half square triangles finish at 1 inch.

I am linking (links in the sidebar) to:
needle and thread thursdays
oh scrap

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October 8, 2017
Stash report October 8, 2017 from Making A Lather

I found a few fun fabrics at Joann. I love the Kellogs brand fabric.

And what  a fun fabric idea with Crayola

And a few remnants and a cream jelly roll

Stash report

Fabric Used this Week 1 1/2 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 342 1/2 yards

Fabric Added this Week: 9 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 305 1/2 yards

Net Fabric for 2017:  37 yards used more than added.

just a little bit more...

The last of the spray painting on our house is done. We will probably be trim painting for years, but ...

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October 7, 2017
pink scraps from Making A Lather

I have pieces ready for pink this month as the rainbow scrap challenge. I will have to hope for some time next week to make the blocks. I am going to love the pink...

I had promised my little Friday sewing group I would help them learn to piece the Jen Kingwell glitter block. They did very well. I am a chain piecer, so I had worked out a work flow that worked for me.  After, they can do it anyway they choose. Although, one quilter, who wasn't a chain piecer, was worried I wasn't following the directions ...

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September 29, 2017
en provence quilt from Making A Lather

My one monthly Goal is finished, and just in the nick of time. Here is Bonnie Hunter's En Provence, a mystery quilt from last year. I think this is the quickest I have finished a mystery quilt. Recently, I finished Old Tobacco road mystery from 2008. So I am grateful this is done. I used Bonnie's colors, and size. I didn't buy any fabric for this quilt, it all came from my stash.

Since the September project is done, I can spend a few days cleaning tables, and scraps, and work a little on my just for ...

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September 26, 2017
featherweight tote from Making A Lather

My Friend had designed a featherweight mate pattern for a carrier and table protector for the featherweight. She has a pattern on craftsy. I made one a bit ago, and it is getting worn out ( or I was just tired of it), so it was time to make another one. I wanted it to be a little brighter but still look good with the black of my featherweight.

It is so easy to put a sewing machine in and out of a case with it in the carrier. It has handles and when it is opened on the table, it ...

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September 25, 2017
Superman GLITTA zip pouch from Charm About You

superman and pow / bam confetti pieces

Give me a fabulous pattern, fabric I love and an hour and I'm in my happy place. This new pattern by Laura Cunningham is the most fun. She expertly shows you how to sew with vinyl, with loads of useful tips along the way that make it so easy. GLITTA is such a well written pattern and pattern testers have been all been busy making amazingly varied and awesome versions, click #GLITTApouch to see all the sparkles!

superman and pow / bam confetti pieces zip pouch

I have been waiting to make this project. I have had the fabric and confetti for a while, I was going to ...

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grandpas star too from Making A Lather

all the Grandpas star blocks are finished, and 1, 280 half square triangles are gone. I didn't have to make a single half square triangle for these blocks. They were the "bonus" triangles from flip and sew corners of other quilt projects. I had already sewed them at that time. More about this here and here

Those silly ends that have to be trimmed, and the wastebasket had walked off on vacation.

I have more glitter blocks finished.

I didn't get my stash report blogged yesterday.
There was really no change, so I wasn't as motivated to ...

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September 18, 2017
rows of pinning from Making A Lather

It is time to start the rows of Carolina Crossroads quilt. This part is a little tedious since I do better if I pin intersections and they are only 1 inch apart. That is a lot of pinning. I think what I will do is pin a row while I am watching tv in the evening and then sew it in the morning and then repeat.

It is always easy to put the first 2 rows together because they are short.

I have put this together as a leader/ ender while I worked on glitter blocks. I can make at ...

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September 13, 2017
blocks en provence from Making A Lather

I have been sewing En Provence blocks - a quiltville mystery from last year. There are many pieces in each block and 16 blocks. I am very happy with how well the blocks are piecing. I planned on trimming them, but very few needed any attention.

 The sashing strips are going to create a secondary star pattern - pretty exciting

 I try to make at least one glitter - Jen Kingwell block a day, because they are just fun. I don't want to focus on them just yet, so just a block or two keeps it going.

And in between en provence ...

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April 9, 2016
Hello 50th Birthday from Scraps of My Life

Hello there!

Another recent card make to share today, this time for a friend who turns 50 this year (and for once, I'm not late with this card - whoot!).

Technically this is a scrap-lift of a card design a did a few years ago but I loved the way it worked out so just went with it.  I used up some older October Afternoon Cakewalk papers and paired them with some Pebbles chipboards and stickers from the From Me to You and a Valentine's collections.  How adorable is that little bird?  And of course a 50th birthday needs ...

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