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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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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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November 26, 2018
webbing orca bay from Making A Lather

I have started the webbing for orca bay mystery quilt. I decided to web in quadrants, thinking it would be easier to handle. even though I had a mantra ( left, right, left right) on the cornerstones, I  know I will have to correct a few of them.


I was planning on using yardage for Good Fortune mystery quilt, but when I opened my strip bucket, I saw red and neutral.


A few miles later, I had pairs of strips


A little accu cutting and I had sets ready to sew


chains of red 4 patches


and the cutest little 4 ...

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November 19, 2018
seeing red from Making A Lather

I am feeling red today. It is cranberry season somewhere. I saw them on sale and decided to can some juice. I had never cooked cranberries before, and the instructions said to boil them until the skins burst. They actually burst with a pop that I could hear. too funny.


I made 6 quarts of juice. And thought I would try relish. I am not sure if I will like it cooked, but I make my relish by using a food processor. I use a bag of cranberries and a whole orange peel and all. I water bathed them and ...

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November 12, 2018
orca from Making A Lather

Last week, Bonnie Hunter was in Indianapolis and my friends and I attended her lecture. It was great to see her lovely quilts in person and living color. There were a billion show and tell On ringo lake quilts ( last year's mytery).
I took pictures of her quilts and didn't get any other picture of Bonnie herself. sigh....
I don't know how many quilts she showed, but as we looked at them after the program, I realized I had every one of them at least started. Oh my goodness, no wonder I have so many ufos.


And ...

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November 5, 2018
a whale of a mystery quilt from Making A Lather

I am still making the black and white HSTs for orca bay mystery. What makes this quilt interesting is the sashing that is string pieced and placed around the ohio star blocks. I tried one to see how it all works. It seems this is the quilt that will never end.
I started it as part of my mystery challenge in August 2018 here  and  ( here are other images
String piecing and the start of the blocks one month later here and the end of October here
The new mystery quilt and colors have been announced. I have only one ...

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October 29, 2018
orca bay mystery challenge from Making A Lather

All the ohio star blocks are finished. All the main part of the quilt is finished for Orca Bay mystery quilt. I am working on the pieced border which requires a gazillion hsts. I am cutting out the pieces a bunch at a time. And, then, the fun part starts.


Jo of Jo's country junction is trying to finish all the quilts in quiltville's string fling book before the new book is published. I am trying to finish all the mystery quilts as part of that challenge before the new mystery in November. My challenge finishes are ...

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October 22, 2018
black orca from Making A Lather

I am still piecing orca bay mystery quilt from quiltville.
All the ohio star blocks with white corners are done, and I am piecing the black ones. Phooey, the black shows imperfections more than the white. sigh...


Jo of Jo's country junction is trying to finish all the quilts in quiltville's string fling book before the new book is published. I am trying to finish all the mystery quilts as part of that challenge before the new mystery in November. My challenge finishes here

Of the ones I have not finished - 2 are ready for quilting, 2 ...

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October 15, 2018
orca bay 3 from Making A Lather

Jo of Jo's country junction is trying to finish all the quilts in quiltville's string fling book before the new book is published. I am trying to finish all the mystery quilts as part of that challenge before the new mystery in November. My challenge finishes here

A little bit at a time and it is making progress. I have finally finished all the hour glass blocks for orca bay mystery quilt.


And I have tried my hand at the Ohio star block with the white corners.


Our guild quilt show was last weekend and these are ...

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October 8, 2018
still sewing orca bay quilt from Making A Lather

I have reached the end of the first hundred hour glass blocks for orca bay mystery quilt.


I can see the bottom of the tray. After the mindless sewing part, it won't take long to make the blocks.


Jo of Jo's country junction is trying to finish all the quilts in quiltville's string fling book before the new book is published. I am trying to finish all the mystery quilts as part of that challenge before the new mystery in November. My challenge finishes here

I have 6 more to go and all but orca bay ...

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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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October 1, 2018
batch sewing orca bay from Making A Lather

I have been doing just a wee bit of batch sewing every morning on orca bay. I need 220 something little hourglass blocks. The biggest problem has been knowing what side of the tone on tone neutral is the right side. I am almost half way. It seems very boring, but I have enjoyed the rhythm and quiet of mindless sewing. I have been pondering earth shattering questions like, why when I have so many ufos do I still want to start something new, and what makes me think I will live hundreds of years to finish them, or who ...

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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.


I am linking to:

WOW ...

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September 19, 2018
more double wedding ring from Making A Lather

My cataract surgery went well... so far, I wasn't sure I would feel like blogging, but something simple will do.
I am still working on sewing pieces together for the double wedding ring quilt.  I try to work on it every morning.


Last week our challenge was to add the 3rd mellon to the center.


I am very thrilled with my progress. It looks like it is supposed to look. I am guessing this week is all about rows.
double wedding ring quilt along with Jo of Jo's Country junction.

I am linking to:

WOW

midweek makers

Jo ...

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September 12, 2018
double wedding ring count from Making A Lather

Double wedding ring quilts have been showing up on pinterest and they are certainly different. Check out this link to "modern" wedding ring quilts

Last week I went as far as I could with my quilt without cutting more center pieces and melons, and decided to do a count. I am doing this double wedding ring quilt along with Jo of Jo's Country junction.
I have 7 at this stage. I am missing 2 center melon pieces that I know I cut. 273 sewn pieces


I have 9 at this stage -342 sewn pieces


I have 16 at this ...

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August 3, 2018
Stars on Strings--An Original Design from TheEclecticAbuela

This quilt began on graph paper. I have an EQ program, but I was defeated by triangles!

Stars on Strings--66" x 88"





I tried this more than once. My first experiment was to use regular, brightly-colored strings.


As you can see, the red stars are lost amidst the chaos!



I went to neutral strings which worked better to show off the stars.

Please forgive the camera strap in the corner!

 I stayed with this idea, though, for me, it was hard--I always want MORE COLOR!



The making wasn't too hard, though 60 degree triangles can be tricky to assemble ...

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August 1, 2018
double wedding ring from Making A Lather

After what seems like ages of cutting, I began piecing the arcs for my double wedding ring quilt. After what seemed like just a few minutes, I had used them all. Boy oh boy, this is going to take a lot of cutting and sewing. I have 35 arcs or 1,225 pieces sewn. I need 220 or so arcs, but I am going to move on to the next see to see if I can do it.



I bought and cut some lighter civil war colors.


My friend Linda has over 250 arcs sewn.- over achiever. We are following ...

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July 25, 2018
a few challenges from Making A Lather

Today is part of the double wedding ring challenge at Jo's country junction. I am using a different ruler and I am still not sure if I will like the larger size. I plan today to sit and cut the smaller pieces, but I did cut 9 of the center pieces. That is all I have done for this new project. I blogged about it last week


I found a large piece of fabric at goodwill and instantly thought it would be a great backing for my rainbow quilt that is ready for the quilting. This is part of ...

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July 18, 2018
wedding ring challenge from Making A Lather

I am having trouble finding green beans to purchase from farmer's markets. But I did can the few I have found. The bunnies and other creatures eat mine as soon as they start to grow. My favorite sweet corn farmer has started selling, and I have a few put in the freezer. It's officially summer.


I am very excited to join a quilt a long with Jo of Jo's Country Junction. She is sewing her double wedding ring quilt in the june 2018 magazine.



Last week, we were to decide on the size, template, and fabrics. I ...

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July 13, 2018
Strings and Furrows from TheEclecticAbuela

Yet another string quilt! I do love them.

This one is a simple arrangement of string blocks and alternating white/beige HSTs that create furrows across the quilt.





I pieced the back from scrap 5" squares, and I used the trimmings from the back to make the binding.








I love the look of the scrappy binding, but with all those seams (thick!thick!thick!), it took me quite a while to hand sew it down to the back!


I love all the things you can find in a scrappy quilt.

A fox and a hedgehog

Scooby Doo!


Pastas and valentines ...

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