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February 9, 2019
yellow sunshine from Making A Lather

I'm anxious to get started with the yellow for the rainbow scrap challenge for the month of February. I have the yellow row for wiggle time. It is such a cute quilt.

and the crayon pieced in yellow


I am going through the drawer of bigger hunks and chunks, and, either sorting them and refolding them. or cutting them into useable sizes. I needed 4 1/2 in strips for 2 of the rainbow quilts and 2 1/2 in strips for some of the quilts. Anything really little, I am cutting 2 1/2 in tumbler blocks or ...

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January 17, 2019
down the homestretch rug hooking from Making A Lather

I am down the home stretch for my Cleveland rug. The left is the top of the rug and the right is the bottom of the rug and is already hooked. I hooked the year I started the rug and my initials in odd places as a way of marking time.


While resting ( aka watching TV) last night, I cut 2 1/2 inch tumblers out of a tub of scraps. Why? I ask myself. Because, I had a bunch of leftover tumblers from a tumbler quilt in 2017. And I couldn't decide what to do with them. I ...

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December 21, 2018
progress from Making A Lather

All my customer quilts are done, and the longarm is all mine. I want to finish a few of my projects over the holidays. And finish to me is putting together the back top and binding, ready to be quilted, And maybe quilting.
The backing is pieced and the binding ready for orca bay mystery.


I have had this basket of a quilt and fabrics to the square dance mystery taking up much needed space in the quilt room. I need borders. I am not feeling inspired yet.  definitely nope....


definitely nope... Inspiration will come soon enough.


I have been ...

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November 16, 2018
A little fishy from Making A Lather

We had a beautiful freezing rain last night - as long as you didn't want to drive anywhere.


There were pretty ice sculptures everywhere.
I am still working on my "finish" quilt. I have all the pieces ready and I have started to form the rows.
But, I am thinking of complicating this quilt and making a fun border. No wonder I don't "finish" everything.


Our Meijer grocery store had turkeys for 37 cents a pound. Of course, they were the big ones. It was an interesting experience purchasing a turkey. Every woman in Kokomo was standing in front ...

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November 9, 2018
fish from Making A Lather

 For my Friday finish project, I am working on an old ufo. I had bought 10 fish jar blocks from ebay when the jar quilts were a trend. I didn't think about how hard 10 blocks would be to set in a quilt. It has plagued me every time I have decided to work on it. There were solutions, of course, but I didn't realize I would be ocd enough to want 12 blocks to match. sigh.. But, I have a plan. In an old 2005 magazine, I saw this quilt.. I didn't like the quilt, but ...

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October 12, 2018
pink mrs holder's hexagon quilt from Making A Lather

I am still hand stitching hexagons for Mrs. Holder's hexagon quilt. I have added a pink row- there are 6 on 4 corners. more here and here and here


We have been canning applesauce from our apple trees, but it was time to take a break and try an apple pie. Our apples are yummy in a pie, just a little tart. The trees were here when we bought the house, so we don't officially know what kind they are.


I have need of sorting through a mess to find what I need. I had initially planned ...

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September 25, 2018
crazy template from Making A Lather

I have several blocks finished for the oriental pinwheel quilt using the cray 6 templates. I was able to see them together and see what secondary pattern it will make.


I might like it better with sashing....


When I have enough blocks, I want to see if I like it on point. These colors are not my usual pick, but I like using something I might not use otherwise. How I started this quilt is here and here. which do you like?

On another dig through old stuff, I found a stack of books I don't remember. ahem . I ...

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September 11, 2018
new quilt template from Making A Lather

I came across this video on pinterest last week and I was really impressed with the idea. I have so many templates in my drawer that I haven't even taken the plastic off to use. I really liked this idea of making dividers in a box and adding to it over time. And this was a template I still have not used. It is the creative grids crazy 6 template.
I found this container at Meijer grocery store for about 4.00.


I just had to make the dividers because they are so neat.


I want to make a ...

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July 21, 2018
red birch trees from Making A Lather

I took birch trees with me to my small Friday group. We meet at the library. When I arrived, I realized I didn't have my cutting mat, and these need a lot of cutting. Fortunately, the time was not lost, because the library has a closet of sewing machines and stuff for the patrons to use. I guess it was a grant of some kind. I did get to work on these until the power went out from a quick storm. We waited 10 minutes and then called it a day.



I thought I had planned and cut for ...

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July 10, 2018
almost finished from Making A Lather

I am excited- I only have this little bit left to finish on my rug. I am thinking after my rug hooking meeting today, I will be able to start the finishing.
And that means, I can start the dreaming of the next rug. Such fun!


I am still working on little piles of scraps hanging around my work area. These are pieces that I cut from and didn't need all of it.


So I cut triangles and put them away for later.

I am linking to:
too cute ...

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July 6, 2018
square dance assembly from Making A Lather

I have been working on the mystery quilt from My Carolina Home. I am assembling the blocks as per the final clue. It is a fun quilt and was very easy to keep up with the clues.



I found this little catch all of scrappy bits next to the cutting table, and needed to sort and decide what to do with them.


There was an assortment of odds and ends that I either trashed or put where they belonged. I am still trying to find a low level of clean somewhere. What do you do with all the leftover pieces ...

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July 1, 2018
Stash report July 1, 2018 from Making A Lather

I spent Saturday working on this little corner of my cutting table. I found some great stuff. I had a bunch of fabric that had been measured, and folded, and tagged. I put a little square of paper on the selvage with the amount of fabric, so, I will know at a glance if there is enough when I need fabric for a project. I had been too afraid to put it away since that room is chock a block full. But, it was not a time for cowards. I told myself I had to pick up something and not ...

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June 30, 2018
june squared away from Making A Lather

Another rainbow scrap challenge Saturday and the last of the aqua/ teal for the month of June.
This month's squared away block  included four patches which I love




And the other end of the month consequence. yep... it needs some attention. But, the cutting table mess comes like clockwork just like the end of the month. As do the moans when I think of cleaning it. I just read that next month our color is red/maroon.


I am linking to
 SewCan She

rsc18 super saturday


ufo busting

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April 11, 2018
finding the table from Making A Lather

I have turned a corner on my Uncle Sam's Hat rug and started experimenting with the border.


I try to make at least one of these friendship stars each morning.



And I went from this mess

to this.
Now, if someone would just carry off the little piles and what nots that have accumulated on the cutting/storing table, I would be a happy girl. I still have a ways to go, but at least I can see lines. Which is your favorite size of rotary cutter? I had lost 3 of them in the chaos. I use both ...

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April 6, 2018
road block from Making A Lather

With my hubby home all the time, I have to find a new normal. We are getting to some of those things that have been bothering us for so long done. That is very good. But, I am not finding the time to really sew like I am used to yet. And then this happens to my cutting table ...


Oh my.
I am still trying to cut for 2 more Christmas quilts. I have rainbow scrap challenge blocks I need to keep going. and I am rug hooking. And every day I am making little friendship blocks for a ...

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February 21, 2018
Snow blocks from Making A Lather

I spent my time at small group cutting blocks for my snow days quilt by Crab apple Hill


I made quite a mess. I cut strips and then I cut pieces. I needed 15 martha washington blocks 5- 6 inch - 5 -9 inch 5- 12 inch


I did get 2 of them sewn together in the 6 inch size.


I have reached into the darkest recesses of Christmas scraps ( and the attic) and have been cutting the rails for jingle bell square a quiltville pattern. My table is a scrappy Christmas mess, but some oldies and uglies are going to ...

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December 4, 2017
Finding a cutting surface from Making A Lather

IT's time for the Ringo Lake mystery link up at Quiltville.blogspot.com.
I did finish clue 1 last week.

 To begin this week's clue, I need to find my essential triangle tool and my cutting mat.


One of the many projects floating around are these mini churndashes that are 3 1/2 inches. They are so cute , and I have been using them as leader/ enders as I sew other blocks. I need to corral them into a bucket and call it done for awhile.
It's time for one monthly goal for the month of December ...

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November 18, 2017
early Christmas present from Making A Lather

Hubby made an early Christmas present, and I am soooo excited. I dread ironing big quilts on a regular ironing board...

 He cut the plywood 22 x 62
We used 4 layers of batting and an old wool blanket. It works like a dream.I tried it on my finished top of En Provence. What I noticed is, that as I sprayed water on it, I was able to iron it dry better. I won't be able to quilt this for this month's one monthly goal as I have 5 customer quilts to do first, and they are ...

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October 23, 2017
organizing drawers from Making A Lather

Oh, how I needed to do a little cleaning. Everything was in jeopardy of being lost. I couldn't find anything. But, what I find interesting is the amount of fabric fuzz I vacuumed from the drawers, which are closed. I made a donation bag for stuff I need to give to guild. And I am sure I still kept more stuff than I should.

um ... no I could die in there. If I trip and fall, I am a goner.




This cheddar block is called birds in the air


 I made a few more string blocks for the cheddar ...

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