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April 15, 2024
Spring Tulips is coming along on Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Hi and welcome. Spring is finally here after our last snow storm. The snow really encouraged the Spring bulbs to appear! What a wonderful sight! I've been appliquéing, quilting and making my 3D Spring Tulips piece. There sure is lots of learning going on here!

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April 9, 2024
March Table Scraps Challenge finish and April's OMG from Quilting & Learning

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March 10, 2024
FMQ a Friend's Quilt on Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

I have a free motion quilting (FMQ) finish this week. It's my girlfriend's first quilt and I offered to quilt it. It's gorgeous!  

FMQ with Wavy Lines

Sylvie, my friend, took a quilting course last winter. We pinned it in May last year and I finally started doing the stitch-in-the-ditch in August. I was busy with my niece's quilt in the fall but started the FMQ in February. I was about a ⅓ of the way through so to motivate myself to get it done, my March One Monthly Goal (OMG) was finishing the FMQ. It ...

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Fun with Red Scraps - Love All Around from Quilting & Learning

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March 2, 2024
Swirling Leaves 3 from Quilting & Learning

Hi and welcome! I'm thrilled to say that I finished my February Monthly Goal (OMG). It's a great motivator. Thanks Anne-Marie.

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February 6, 2024
Spending Quality Time Slow Stitching from Quilting & Learning

It's already February although outside it feels like spring is in the air.

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September 9, 2023
Scrappy Yellow Placemat on Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to week 446 of Free Motion Mavericks. I published this a little early so that I can make the September 6th deadline for the Joyful Quilter's August Table Scraps Challenge. Nothing like racing the clock to publish. Thanks again Joyful for this great challenge.

Scrappy Yellow Placemat

August's colour is yellow which is perfect for the second placemat that I will make. This one is for my daughter, who requested yellow. The letters are X and O, which I will add to the free motion quilting (FMQ). If the verb tenses are a little wonky in this ...

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September 4, 2023
uneven 9 patch progress from Making A Lather

 I have the main part of the uneven nine patch leftovers sewn together.

blocks from a swap and quilt here )  I am ready for borders. 

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September 1, 2023
wensleydale top one monthly goal from Making A Lather

This has been a long time project. Well, it seems that way. It became part of my 5 quilt UFO project in March. I had 10 cut in April. I had 5 made in May.  I made more blocks in June. All the blocks were made in July  And the top is made in August. Jen didn't border hers, but, I am worried if I don't do something, it will be hard to have the binding meet the points on the edges. decisions..decisions...decisions

I am pleased with the look of the top. I am not excited ...

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August 25, 2023
hand me down finish from Making A Lather

Hand me down is finished. This is an older UFo from 2018. I found this pattern in the first Bonnie Hunter book scraps and shirttails. I brought this out of the UFO closet in March of this year, and, it was a top in April. I love this quilt. It is more colorful than it appears on camera. It is made with recycled shirts and a blue from my stash. It was part of my 5 quilts project, but, was late making it to the longarm.

90 x 90 - 21 yards

I quilted it with swirls on the longarm and ...

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August 24, 2023
uneven nine patch from Making A Lather

 I needed to cut a bunch of 4 1/2 inch squares ( blocks from a swap and quilt here ) for the rest of the uneven 9 patches I have left. I was able to see a size of quilt that I would want with some of them. I think I want it longer, as far as I can, with what I have left of the blocks. I have been able to use up smaller pieces of cream scraps for the 4 1/2 inch alternate blocks. It feels good to clean up a stack of odd pieces.

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August 9, 2023
uneven 9 patch project from Making A Lather

I have a bunch (scientific term) of leftover blocks from a swap and circa 1880 quilt here. It is time to stop moving them around, and, do something with them. The blocks are 4 1/2 inches. I cut a variety of 4 1/2 inch creams, and, started sewing them at a guild open sew. This is as far as I got. I still have a pile of squares that need trimmed, and, it might be enough to make a good size quilt. So, more trimming and cutting, and then, we can resume the regularly scheduled program. I am ...

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July 24, 2023
assemble wrangle from Making A Lather

I am so excited. I have all the blocks done for rectangle wrangle, and, I have started to assemble the top. I think it is going to be a fun quilt to make. Other than playing with the blocks to see how they will look together, I am just sewing twosies.

My One monthly goal for July was to have all 84 blocks finished And, I have met the goal. yipee

I have also played with making the ohio star blocks for the border. I think I have made 4. They are small, and, I need 56 of them. I ...

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July 3, 2023
downhill side of rectangle wrangle from Making A Lather

I am finally working on the downhill blocks for rectangle wrangle. All of the uphill blocks are finished. I think the remaining strips are a little ho hum, but, I will use them. Apparently, I have pulled out all my favorites.  In such a busy quilt, they will fit just fine.

I want to finish all 42 downhill blocks for my July one monthly goal at elm street quilts.
I didn't finish my june monthly goal but, I did add three ufo finishes for june and the PHD report

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June 5, 2023
A Hexie Finish and June's OMG from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to week 433 of Free Motion Mavericks. Can you believe that it's already the end of May? We finally have the weather to prove that Spring is turning into Summer here

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June 2, 2023
Scrap box chevron finish from Making A Lather

I finished scrap box chevron in the nick of time for my one monthly goal for May. I put the last stitches in the binding yesterday. I had a few customer quilts that took priority this month, and, I wasn't sure I could make it. I started it in 2013 and it was ready to quilt in 2014. Yes, it has waited that long to be quilted. Many of my quilts that stall at the quilting stage are there because I am not a fancy quilter. I think I save them to do the new modern fancy stuff, but ...

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May 7, 2023
Gelli Printing and Stitching on Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to week 429 of Free Motion Mavericks. This week I got lost in a monoprinting and embroidery project. It's all about learning and having fun here - and that's what I did!

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May 3, 2023
scrapbox chevron for May from Making A Lather

 I started this UFO as a workshop in 2013, before, I started blogging. I remember buying the pattern at a quilt show in Bloomington Indiana. It has been ready to finish since 2014. What a patient quilt. I can imagine it waiting in the 'to be closet' cheering every quilt that was chosen and moved on, hoping that it would have it's turn. May is the month. It is my one monthly goal to assess what it needs, and, get it done.

scrapbox chevron

IT is also time to report on my PHD progress.

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March 31, 2023
One monthly goal finish- kristals from Making A Lather

My finish this Friday is also my one monthly goal  for March. kristals is finished and ready for the next part of it's life.

64 x 64 = 14 yards

I had a polka dot fabric for the back and used a polka dot for the binding. I quilted an all over paisley.

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March 24, 2023
kristals is a top from Making A Lather

kristals is a top. They are brighter than in the pictures. I took the photo at the library. It must be noted, as part of the friendly competetion between Linda and me, I was 4 days ahead of her in finishing the top. And, yep, since I am her longarmer, Guess who will win the finished quilt? But, I love her version, and mine.



I think mine will be a finish, yet, this month for my one monthly goal

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