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August 15, 2019
shoofly from Making A Lather

Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville has announced this year's new leader/ender challenge. If I make the small
4 1/2 inch size, I have a box of bonus hsts that were supposed to be 2 inches but are not. This would be a great place to use them, but, I would have to trim them down to 1 1/2 inches hmmmmm is it worth the effort.

I would also want the 4 hsts to match

The rest of the block was cute and easy to make.

I am not thinking this is the way I want to make ...

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July 3, 2019
Four Down from Ravelly1

Rhonda's New Project
Again, thank you Shasta for sharing the link to Daisy Yellow's "Index Card project." It's been a life saver for something to do while waiting to move into the new house.  I've been canning but that's a waiting game between the next step of rinsing the cucumbers to marinating them in the spices, etc. So this is new project is one where as I think of things to place on the cards, I can look thru magazines and old books, cut things out, then throw away, ahem, secretly get rid of the ...

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July 1, 2019
Lots of Things from Ravelly1

Canning first. I know this looks strange but remember I'm not in my own home yet so I had to improvise, adapt, overcome!!! Anybody remember which movie that's from....hehehehe
Anyway. It's pickle time. I was down to my last jar. Mr. Cowboy was becoming desperate. We eat pickles with nearly everything.
One of my girlfriends called to say the cucumbers were ready & that I could come & get some for free if......if I'd make a batch for pickles for her hubby. Of course I shouted YES!!!
 Next, I finally got to the store to buy ...

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June 29, 2019
Thank Youv Shasta!! from Ravelly1

One of my blogger friends, Shasta, is doing a very interesting project which she got the idea from Daisy Yellow. It is so interesting and I'm wool gathering at the moment with the house situation, so I'm late to the party but happy to be doing something.....anything.....other than twittling my thumbs.
I'm going at this full steam ahead!!! Many thanks to Shasta for posting about this and sharing it

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May 17, 2019
A New Project from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

Last week I started a new project. I didn't NEED a new project. I have a long list of quilts I want to make and more project boxes than I am willing to admit to. And this project is not even on the list. Although technically, using my collection of jelly rolls is a goal. Why is it so hard to unroll a jelly roll? For me, I think it's just a case of finding the right project because when I saw this

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April 3, 2019
florabunda from Making A Lather

While I was clearing the cutting table yet again, I found a small baggie of these floral fabrics. They were all less than a fat quarter, and I didn't remember bringing them home on purpose. I am guessing it was gifted to me( the crazy lady who likes scraps). All the florals together reminded me of a quilt on my maybe someday list. A Bonnie Hunter quilt called florabunda. It is a free quilt on her site. I have always loved florals and I love yellow, it seemed like a perfect match,

I grabbed a stack of yellows and ...

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March 14, 2019
snowman rug from Making A Lather

I decided it was time to make a new rug. I've struggled with no inspiration. I just picked a pattern and started to transfer it to linen. I had drawn the pattern and enlarged it. I had it pinned and was ready to transfer to linen, and we had family for dinner, and it was scooped off the dining room table and off on an adventure.
But, I hunted through the jungle of a house, and found it, and started the transfer. I used red dot webbing and a juicy sharpie pen.
It took 2 visits to rug hooking ...

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January 26, 2019
seeing red from Making A Lather

I sorted through my red scrap drawer and used up any smaller pieces. The bigger pieces I sorted by whether they would look good with a white background or a cream background. So far, most of the rainbow quilts I am making use a white background. I may have to challenge myself to make a cream based quilt rainbow style. Oh, I just thought of something - squirrel

I made checkerboards in red for Cynthia Brunz's design woven checkerboard. She blogs at Quilting is more fun than housework. This is the second quilt of hers I am doing for the ...

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January 22, 2019
Old meets new from The Academic Quilter

Hi everyone! I hope you have begun to thaw out from the major storm that hit most of the US this past weekend.  Amazingly, we did not get snow, just lots of rain followed by rapidly falling temps.  The high on Sunday was 48, with a low of 16.  It was crazy!

Since we couldn't really go anywhere or do anything, and I didn't want to work on a paper, I spent two days in the sewing room and got a lot accomplished while the hubs was in the other room screaming about sports.  Something about pass interference ...

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January 20, 2019
crayon rsc from Making A Lather

Another quilt I want to make for the rainbow scrap challenge is the Emily Herrick Crayon quilt. It is great to start with a basic color of red.
I could cut these pieces from a 2 1/2 in strips which I still need to reduce.

I sewed them together in pairs and then 4s etc.

As a leader and ender I am sewing together the triangle pieces for pinwheel fancy

And a crayon was born.

I am linking:

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January 12, 2019
rsc flying home from Making A Lather

I am making a new rainbow scrap challenge quilt this year called flying home. I had enough of this scrap red to make 5 blocks. But it is all gone now. hooray.

 Each Tuesday, Angela at so scrappy is introducing a Tiny Tuesday block. By the end of the year, we will have enough for a sampler rainbow quilt. The first one was string blocks.

We have actual snow. It started through the night and is still snowing. It is so pretty and quiet.

I am linking:

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January 5, 2019
baby rainbow from Making A Lather

I am already in love with this pattern. It is called wiggle time by Cynthia Brunz of Quilting is more fun than housework ( gotta love that name) I am making a rainbow version to follow along with the rainbow scrap challenge. It was easy to cut.

The units were easy.

And the assembly was easy with nothing to match.

And it looks great. I can already imagine it in different colors. But, for now, I will be patient and enjoy it one color at a time rainbow style.

I am linking:

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May 29, 2018
Another New Quilt Project from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

There are other things I really ought to be stitching, but the leftovers from my triangle quilt top were pleading for me to not stuff them back into the bin, lest they be forgotten. Choosing a pattern is often the most time consuming part of the quilt making process for me. I scroll through my saved quilts on Pinterest. I search out new ideas in the patterns I already own. I thumb through

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November 18, 2017
WW #49 from Weezy Works On

I’ve been hard at work making Christmas cards this week. These are made using string art methods. The patterns were found in various places on the internet for free, most from Pinterest links. I plan to make a video today to show how they are made. The pictures below show a few of the first. […]

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August 19, 2017
WW #48 from Weezy Works On

I had a very busy July! After time with the grandkids, I went to Kelly’s guild sew in day and meeting. Stay tuned for a new ornament runner. I won second place for the Christmas in July event! Check out Kelly’s awesome work. Check out Love Notions Patterns, the wonderful Laundry Day Tee is free […]

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