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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 30, 2020
WIP Wednesday #450 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

to do: something new from Making A Lather

I uncovered a small box with 6 inch squares. I believe, I bought it at a quilt show garage sale. I often wonder what the original quilter was planning and thinking while cutting her fabric into squares.
By donating her scraps, she has brought pleasure to my little world.
I didn't want to cut them down to 5 inch squares, but, I did look for inspiration in the charm pack patterns. I would just make the squares bigger, and, then, the quilt would be bigger.


I thought the squares looked coordinated enough, to just use them scrappy.  The squares ...

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June 29, 2020
a final goal for June from Making A Lather

We had a quick thunderstorm early Saturday morning, with a close lightening strike, that left us without power all day. It was a long day waiting for power to be restored wondering what we may have lost. We have been hit several times over the years and have had to replace all kinds of things. We were relieved that everything seemed ok, until, we tried to use the internet. Our box was fried. It has been interesting just how much we depend on our internet. Att said they would send someone Sunday, but, no one came. We were told at ...

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Let’s Row Along with Fat Quarter ShopI’ve joined the Jolly Bar... from Living Water Quilter



Let’s Row Along with Fat Quarter Shop

I’ve joined the Jolly Bar Row Along, hosted by Fat Quarter Shop as a featured quilter.  Each week I will share the featured Jolly Bar block. 

I chose a Jolly Bar of  Harvest Road by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics. For the background I selected Moda Grunge by Basic Grey.

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The first block is Sparrow Tracks. The row quilt uses 12 blocks. Each block in the Jolly Bar Row Along is featured in the new Jolly Bar Book Vol. 2.

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Visit the Fat Quarter Shop blog for ...

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June 28, 2020
A Lone Star Beauty and Covid Update #582. OK, not really... from caledonia quilter


This beauty had been in-progress by the maker for quite a long time. The Lone Star block is perfect.  She pieced it using the pre-printed fusible interfacing product, which makes for a very exact block.  It gets a little bulky in some areas, but that's a small price to pay for great accuracy. 

 The diamond wedges were all quilted with c.c. (continuous curve), and the outer edge of the star, along with all borders, were stitched in the ditch.  I created some ghost blocks in the white background to break that space up into more manageable-sized areas.

There ...

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Virtual Quilt Challenge Reprise from Virtual Quilter

Have you made time to try line drawing in Electric Quilt?

I have drawn the Christmas tree embroideries I did many moons ago from paper and pencil drawings for the originals, this time using Electric Quilt 8. I have also added some decorations to the trees, so far without adding shapes of any sort.

There are more of my results in the Virtual Quilt Challenges, a closed Facebook group for members only. You will have to answer three questions so I can decide if you can join, and there may be a little surprise for members today.

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June 27, 2020
My Quilting Room Tour from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

Welcome to my sewing & quilting room!!!!

I am really happy with the current setup so much and recently when I was cleaning the area, I thought I would just record a video and bring you along for a quick tour around my quilting room. 

So here it is, I would love for you to join me over on YouTube as well, I do have a dream of posting a lot more video on there and hopefully, that dream will become a reality very soon.

Let me know what you love the most about the space, some of your tips to ...

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June 26, 2020
A Bigger Mystery from Wedding Dress Blue

Step 8 of the mystery quilt was revealed today. While I love the blocks, I was wanting a slightly larger quilt.

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So I’m trying out an idea to see what happens.

I might be getting ahead of myself, as she says borders are coming, but here I go anyways…

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Barn Style quilt . . . just because from Carried Away Quilting


Sometimes I have to make a quilt just because my heart tells me so. I bet that’s true for a lot of you as well. It doesn’t matter if I’m too busy or have other sewing projects that should be a priority, that desire to sew up a particular pattern with treasured fabrics is too strong to ignore.  And that’s how it was for me recently, when I stitched up the Barn Style pattern by Lella Boutique using some of my favorite fabrics.


I love everything about this quilt. The bold, over-sized blocks create a simple ...

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partial finishes from Making A Lather

 I am now on the injured list with a finger. I was slicing onions, and added a piece of my left ring finger. It will be awhile before it heals. Meanwhile, I learn just how much I use my finger. haha

I have milestone finishes to share today. I finished all the snowmen in my my rug hooking rug. Now, I can begin the center background. The center portion measures 27 x 38. If I do the border as it is drawn, it will be 35 x 42. I use wool strips, and it is getting heavy. I started it ...

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Dreams Mini-Quilt from Becca's Crazy Projects

Several years ago I used an embroidered alphabet from Urban Threads Embroidery to create a min-quilt for a friend. We share a dark view of the world and joke that now that we are old ladies (neither claims to be a lady, to be sure) all our dreams are dead. I wanted to make sure she remembered me always so I made her a mini-quilt similar to what you see above.
She asked me to make another one for another friend of hers and I said yes. I used the alphabet to recreate the design because I didn't know ...

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Deconstructed Disappearing Pinwheel Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Deconstructed Disappearing Pinwheel Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Have you ever made a disappearing pinwheel block? It’s easy! Simply stitch up a basic pinwheel, slice it to smithereens, rearrange the pieces, and sew it back together!

The Deconstructed Disappearing Pinwheel Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

This week, Jenny is taking things one step further by spreading those lil’ pieces all across the quilt! The Deconstructed Disappearing Pinwheel is an intricate sea of half square triangles, bar blocks, and itty bitty pinwheels—and it all starts with easy-as-pie pinwheels! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

The Deconstructed Disappearing Pinwheel Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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Tall Tale Quilt Finished Part 1 from Tea Rose Home


It has been a while since my last post. For a while I just didn't have the mental energy to sew or do anything. But all my life, pushing myself to sew and to create has helped me to keep going with life; especially when times were hard. I decided to make this quilt for my sister who is also going through really tough things right now. She is one of the biggest bookworms and I know for sure she will love this quilt. I found the book block pattern at Quilt with Kate and made a quilt top ...

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June 25, 2020
a unicorn trip from Making A Lather

Yesterday, was the day to deliver the unicorn quilt to my Granddaughter that I finished last week.  It was a lovely day for a drive, and we had hubbie's doctor appointment in Indy, which feels like half way to Martinsville, so we went to present the quilt to her. They surprised us with a visit on Sunday,  Father's day, and I didn't have the label on it, so I kept it a secret.
I made this label for it.



She seemed to really love it. I was gifted with a few hugs.


That makes everything better.
Hubby ...

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Ann’s Album Q ‘n’ A 12, 13, 14 from Virtual Quilter

Love it!

Love this one too!

I like the last one, but not as much as the first two!

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June 24, 2020
Forget Me Not from Wedding Dress Blue

Well, it is a Sparkle Jane project.  She works at a local Sewing Machine and Fabric Shop.

They needed a block for Quilters Trek (fka Row by Row).  Fast.

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I might be (a LITTLE BIT) biased, but I really like the design she created.  Some pieced elements, some applique.  Can be created vertically as a wall hanging (as shown here). Or horizonally in a row.  Tablerunner?  I want to make a baby quilt with the flower blocks and a section with the applique Forget Me Not words.

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Or just make potholders.

If you are interested in a kit, you can ...

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Gnomes in the Garden 5 or Virtual Quilt No 9,000 from Virtual Quilter

At least that is a rough count of how many virtual quilt designs I have shown on this blog … Virtual Quilter … and I thank those who visit regularly for making it worthwhile sharing, adding to the fun I have playing with quilt design in

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which I started using as EQ5, and has progressed to EQ8.

Please note, no fabric has been damaged during the virtual quilting process.

However, I have made some wonderful virtual friends.

Thank you all!

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June 23, 2020
WIP Wednesday #449 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

What a weird end of the school year. I hope everyone is healthy and doing well. 

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).






Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above. Edited to add: your Instagram account has to be public for others to see your ...

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to do: block 2 from Making A Lather

These blocks from the old world mystery quilt, are pieced with pieces from all the clues. Looking at them finished, I wish I had used a darker light. I guess I will know better in the finished quilt. There are some pieced blocks for the setting triangles, and then I am ready to assemble the top.


My progress:
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clue 2
clue 3
clue 4
clue 5
clue 6
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The reveal is here for the old world mystery quilt at Quilted Twins.

I tried an economy block with some charm squares to see if I want ...

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