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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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August 13, 2021
quilt top ready from Making A Lather

In an effort to make it longer than wider, I added wonky stars to the top and bottom of my ode to Joey quilt, and, now, it is a top. I have a large flannel  wide back for the back and a multicolored binding sewn together. I made this for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. And, now, it lives in the "to be quilted" closet annex.  I have a 'sleep in your own bed" retreat this weekend. I haven't even decided what I am taking to work on while I am there. I have a Christmas quilt ...

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July 23, 2021
wonky stars from Making A Lather

 Last year I made tiny wonky stars along with the color for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I had no idea what I was going to do with them. I just knew they were cute and fun. And, when I made the roofs for tiny houses, I had 2 little triangles left from trimming that needed a purpose. I made 60 0f them, but that isn't enough for anything.


Well, as I was trying to figure out how to lengthen my ode to Joey quilt, I realized I could use them to make a border or two ...

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June 12, 2021
retreat top from Making A Lather

We had a sleep in your own bed retreat yesterday and will have one today. My main project to work on was my ode to Joey quilt. I worked on piecing the rows and joining the rows. I plan on using it as a visual aid for Church class on Sunday. I made the words according to the color of the month for rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. It is a rectangle the wrong way, so, I need to figure out what I want to do for the top and bottom.

someone was taking pictures 



I have 3 quilts ...

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September 1, 2020
to do: set goals from Making A Lather

September goals are much like August goals. I wanted to accomplish more than I could last month, so this month I will play a little catch up with my projects.

1. quilt pumpkin patch 

I brought this old ufo out of the closet, during purple month, for the rainbow scrap challenge. It was all in blocks. I want to finish this quilt this month, and, have it gone. I will need rows, and borders, and quilting.



2. quilt melba' s applique

I put this quilt together in January from 1920s blocks, and added a hexie from me for the center ...

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August 19, 2020
more words from Making A Lather

Can I buy a vowel? This is the last of the words I need to join for my quote quilt. Now, I need to lay out all the words, and see if and how they will fit together to make a quilt. I'm scared it all won't fit. Oh, it will. geesh. I am just being a worry wart.



I am making this as part of my rainbow scrap challenge from last year. some of my letters here and here. Each month was a different color. I started putting the letters together into words this year.


I am ...

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August 7, 2020
piecing progress from Making A Lather

I've been trying to move a few projects along. I am not sure why it is taking so long. I have been a little flighty with other sewing.
I have a few more words together for my quote quilt.




And, I am trying to catch up my shoofly blocks. I had a lot more sets cut than I thought. I may be at this awhile.


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August 3, 2020
august goals from Making A Lather

My One monthly goal for August includes making a top from my letters for my quote quilt.




I want to finish Jametown landing, which is a top at this point, and, I want to quilt and finish my windmill quilt.


I want to find blue ridge beauty and figure out what it needs to become a quilt.
I participated in a swap last year, and I want to start piecing it. It was our version of circa 1880.


This may be pretty optimistic for the dog days of summer, but, I am sure I will at least make progress. All ...

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July 30, 2020
more letters from Making A Lather

I went to quilt guild last night. It was short and everyone wore masks. We were at least 10 feet or more apart. There was no program. Our quilt show for October has been cancelled until next year. I will be leading a workshop on Saturday. There are only 5 signed to come, but, we will have plenty of room to spread and stay away from each other. I am having trouble hearing with masks on, so it might be interesting.
I have been concentrating  on the small words or parts of words for my quote quilt. I have a ...

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July 25, 2020
a blue row from Making A Lather

This is the last blue Saturday for the rainbow scrap challenge. I am not really done with my projects, yet. Good thing, I still have time. I wonder what color I will be using next week...

I had the chance to make another blue row for the rainbow row x row I am making.
I prefer to cut my pieces oversized and trim. That way I can use a standard size cut.


I  have 6 rows ready out of 13.






I have started with the blues for putting words together for last year's rainbow quote quilt. I have a ...

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July 21, 2020
to do: make words from Making A Lather

I started a quote quilt last year as part of the rainbow scrap challenge. I made the letters for words with each month's color. It was and is, an emotionally healing quilt for a difficult time. I want to put it together as part of my one monthly goal. and phd 2020. I've just started combining the letters into words. I have a lot of trimming to do....



Last week I worked on Jamestown landing, and, have the top together minus borders.

some of my letters here and here

I am linking to:

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July 1, 2020
new goals for July from Making A Lather

July is here with a whole new month of possiblities.
For my one monthly goal, in July, I want to quilt my snow days quilt and square dance mystery quilt from my carolina home. This was a 2018 mystery quilt.


I want to join my alpha letters into a quote and a top.


And, I want to organize and make a top with my Jamestown landing blocks. I started Jamestown landing in 2013. This project is in blocks. This quilt is a combination of HSTS and string blocks found in string fling book by Bonnie Hunter.


This will also be ...

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June 1, 2020
June goals from Making A Lather

I like the beginning of a month, and a chance to set goals and see them finish.... or just progress. I am not overwhelmed with a month. It is a good time period for me to focus and then, let go if I need to move on to something else.

It's time to finish my double wedding ring. It looks sad here. It has been neglected. I think I have 3 sections to join together and then, the top is done.




I want to quilt a joann block of  the month called countryside cottage. The top and back are ...

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October 26, 2019
blue letters from Making A Lather

Again more letters, this time in blue. I think that does it for this year. Now, to start putting everything together. I am making these as part of the rainbow scrap challenge.


Fortunately my friends are doing something that doesn't have more letters, and more interesting to view. These are destined for donation quilts.







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