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October 15, 2020
stash buster from Making A Lather

So funny.... definitely me

I have a few more stash buster 2020 blocks made. If I have a scrap that I can get a 3 1/2 inch strip and a matching 2 inch strip, I will put it back for this block. Then I cut it until I can't get any more matching sets. I have several repeats this way, but then the scrap is gone. 

I have a bin of 2 1/2 inch hsts and matching 2 1/2 inch squares. I cut the wedding ring blocks the same way. I need 16 hsts and 4 ...

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October 13, 2020
WIP Wednesday #465 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Who got to spend time this weekend doing textile things? I'm in the thick of making a costume for a very excited kid. At least it's fabric right?

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 ...

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to do: take it easy from Making A Lather

 I had a chance to make easy breezy blocks, now that, the shoofly blocks are finished, Apparently, I am trying 2 sizes. The bigger one using 2 inch squares, and, the smaller one using 1 1/2 inch squares. So far, I am still using squares that I already have in my square bins. Eventually, I will have to cut from strips.

2 inch squares

oops, I see one turned wrong

more to do: finish the patriotic quilt so I can move on to my other projects.

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October 12, 2020
Taffy Candy, RainbowMy Taffy Candy quilt is a featured quilt... from Living Water Quilter

Taffy Candy, Rainbow

My Taffy Candy quilt is a featured quilt design and pattern in the 2021 Quilter’s Planner! 

Taffy Candy was first featured in an Island Batik Ambassador Modern Quilt challenge in 2018. For the 2021 Quilter’s Planner a new rainbow colorway is also a pattern option.

Fabric for Taffy Candy was generously provided by Island Batik.


The awesome Kitty Wilkin photographed the original Taffy Candy as seen in the 2021 Quilter’s Planner above.  She has a special gift for making quilts SHINE! Visit Kitty on her blog, Night Quilter.


Taffy Candy, Rainbow, is filled with ...

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Prudence Dissents from Becca's Crazy Projects

Blogger still hasn't gotten their crap together with this new tool. Geez. When the feedback form doesn't work you know they've got their best people working on the upgrade. 
Back to quilting. This past weekend I got back to work on this fun little quilt. You can read more about this project in my first post about Prudence. Admittedly, I got better at putting the units together as I went along. 
I got to this point and realized I needed to take another look at the lily. I sat down with Electric Quilt but just couldn't ...

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Alle randen klaar rondom de replicaquilt... from Quilts Van Kippetje en Meer

 Klaar! Nou ja klaar? De randen zijn klaar, 60 blokjes, en zitten aan elkaar 

maar moeten nog wel aan de quilt gemaakt worden...

Al met al een beste klus maar vind het toch nog steeds heel leuk om er aan te werken. Bij de originele quilt, de antieke, die in het bezit is van het Quiltersgilde zit er een heel dun randje tussen het middenstuk en de rand. Zó fijn, ik denk maar een centimeter, dat het mij tot voor een maand geleden helemaal niet opgevallen was.

En dus moet ik er over nadenken of ik dit laat opvallen of ...

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October 11, 2020
thoughts on finishing from Making A Lather

I made a commitment to finish this quilt a
nd a patriotic one, before, I would do any random sewing or work on wips. I did this because, I had reached overwhelm, with too many plates spinning in the air. With the additional end of the year approaching, I am losing steam. I have had a great finishing year, but I have started too many new projects, too. 

I bought this quilt kit at a blog hop a couple of years ago. I spent time making the pieces, and, eventually, assembled the top. It was much smaller than I had ...

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October 10, 2020
sunshine yellow from Making A Lather

Yellow is the color of the month for the rainbow scrap challenge. Yellow is my favorite color, but, it doesn't look as lovely in my patterns as some of the other colors. hmmmm

country roads

tiny houses

I've been working to finish a couple of ufos. I finished Aunt Mary's double irish chain yesterday.

I ran into a snafu with the patriotic ufo. I discovered that I had 3 sashing strips for the inner border attached, but, not the fourth. It was nowhere to be found. I made the decision to unattach one of the borders, and ...

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October 9, 2020
Prudence Dissents from Becca's Crazy Projects

For those of you who may get your knickers in a knot over something you perceive as political, you can skip this one. If you believe women's rights are human rights, you can stick around to see what this is about. 

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg served 27 years on the Supreme Court of the United States. She changed the world both as a litigator before the Supreme Court and as a Justice on the Court. She argued six gender discrimination cases before the Supreme Court between 1973 and 1976, winning five. My life as a mother, wife, and service-member ...

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October 8, 2020
shoofly done from Making A Lather

It's official, I have used all the 1-1/2 inch hsts that I cut and made for shoofly. I have 170 blocks of last year's leader/ender challenge. Bonnie Hunter does a challenge every year. This year is easy breezy. I have a few sewn of easy breezy, but, I wanted to sew all the shoofly blocks before I get busy on those.

the last ones..finally

and a few easy breezy

I am linking:

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October 6, 2020
The Plan B X & + Quilt is Finished! from Jan's Quilts

I'm so happy with how this turned out. Many of my quilts are "organic" and this one is no exception. Organic means I don't know what I'm doing, but the end result is perfect.  This is the 15th quilt I've finished this year.  The Stay-At-Home order means no travel, no travel means more sewing time.  It's a good trade-off.  I have two trips booked for next year, I'll have to wait to see if they'll actually happen.

May your bobbins always be full,

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WIP Wednesday #464 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

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 work! 

Please include our button or the URL ( into YOUR post so ...

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Family Crest Quilt Block from Expect Moore

I’m so excited to share this Family Crest Quilt block with you! This is such a simple block to make. Yes, it does have two curved units in there – but they are really not hard to make at all (I promise!). This free family crest quilt block is for this month’s Quilt Block Mania, […]

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to do: sort from Making A Lather

A clean cutting table is such a tempting notion. first, I seldom see such a thing, why mess it up? But, that won't do.. it is a playground of exciting potential messes.  What can I cut? mark? pile? Unfortunately, it is hard to get to my clean table, there are a "few" bags of undecided "things" in front of it on the floor. So, there is the boring place to start.

I have a bag of  leftovers from other quilters gifted to me a while ago. I need to make sense of it. After, sorting through these pieces, I ...

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Ann’s Album Q ‘n’ A 15, 16 from Virtual Quilter

Applique and quilting are both showcased in the first design … just the way I like it!

Second one, same as the first, but with the added interest of the different background shades.

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October 5, 2020
Mesozoic Scraps from Jean Swenson

Mesozoic Scraps
October 2020

I have made several quilts and quankets this year using mainly scraps, making me think scraps must be genetically related to rabbits, because they multiply so quickly! My gray, white and black scrap bin was still too full for the lid to sit on it properly, so I made this string quanket. I had the green fleece for the backing in my stash, so I pulled in some green scraps leftover from my recent Tiger Tracks project to add a bit of fun color for the top. I also incorporated a few fussy cut squares of ...

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October goals from Making A Lather

 October has arrived and so has chilly weather. It's time to set my goals for the month. I want to quilt 3 quilt tops that have been waiting a long time.

1. quilt big easy Christmas -   I don't have a start date for this one, it was a class at a quilt store that has been closed a long time. I was in love with the Christmas fabric. One of the owners had made a quilt with the fabric and offered the class. I have the back pieced and the binding made.

big easy Christmas

2.- quilt star ...

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Alle grote blokken aan elkaar... from Quilts Van Kippetje en Meer

Het heeft even geduurd, maar alle 24 grote blokken van de replicaquilt,

zitten aan elkaar. De blokken waren in december 2017 immers al klaar maar ik was met een hoop andere dingen bezig en dus bleef het quilten erbij...

een close-up

Maar nu is het klaar!

Vier blokken breed en zes blokken hoog.

Er zijn lichte en donkere randen maar vind best wel wat blokken minder duidelijk qua onderscheid.
Ik hoop dat dat met het quilten nog meer duidelijker gaat worden. Dat wil ik bereiken door de lichte delen juist door te quilten zodat het donkere meer naar de voorgrond ...

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October 4, 2020
Hello, Autumn, Darling Quilt from Amy Made That

Hello, Friends!

Are you enjoying autumn as much as I am?
It makes me want to curl up with a new quilt,
for keeping cozy on these cool evenings.

I was stricken with All-Hallows-Eve fever
from the moment I discovered this beautiful fabric
from Fig Tree Quilts.
I first saw it used with the "Merry Christmas, Darling" quilt pattern
from Cotton Way, and it shot to the top of my must-make list.

I found this pattern to be extremely enjoyable to sew.

At first, I planned to stick with the color arrangement
shown on the pattern cover.

Pretty soon, though ...

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October 3, 2020
rsc yellow ps from Making A Lather

I am starting the month with the tiniest pieces for the rainbow scrap challenge. I am hoping the color is yellow. I had been adding yellow psp20 blocks as I was making other psp20 blocks, if I found yellow in my scraps. Otherwise, I would not have made them, since, I am committing to finishing a quilt before I work on anything else.  So far, it's been a week, and, I have kept that commitment.
Yellow is my official favorite color.

I have already started looking ahead to next year's rainbow scrap challenge, and, decided it will be ...

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