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October 13, 2021
checkered past from Making A Lather

 checkered past is a free pattern from quilted twins. I really like her blog and her free patterns. The patterns look intricate but are really quick and easy compared to others. I have many recycled shirt parts in my stash and I like to have at least one in progress. I started putting 4 patches together at an open sew. I used 2 1/2 inch strips from the yokes.


The next step was to add the checkerboard pieces to frame the squares. I worked on these as a portable project, but, now, we are working on boho heart as ...

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May 17, 2021
eliza from Making A Lather

I have found a large piece of red gingham in my stash that I like for the sashings for Aunt Eliza'a star. I think I want to do a nine patch in the center of the sashing. This is my may one monthly goal., and I need to get going on it if I want to get it done.


I have ALL the 16 patch blocks made for the quilted twins free pattern called swingin checkerboard. I am not sure if I will look to the next step or put it away for a bit. This has certainly been ...

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May 10, 2021
works in progress from Making A Lather

What I am working on this week. I am trying to make 2 easy breezy blocks every day. I still have 70 + to go.


And if I have enough extra 1 1/2 inch squares to make a waffle stamps block, I make it in any color. Otherwise, I use the color of the month from rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. This month is red and I finished the red here.


I made a batch of  quilted twins free pattern called swingin checkerboard. I have another 30 - 40 to go.




I worked on rsc blocks in red for ...

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May 5, 2021
radio waves quilt from Making A Lather

Yesterday, I blogged about a new block I was trying, and I am so glad I did. Thank you for the help. Good thing, I tried a sample. Now to figure out, how to do it.

When I spent time cutting a box of shirts, I cut 7 1/2 inch squares for quilted twins free pattern called radio waves. I had a handful of shirt strips that I thought I might as well sew them together. I enjoyed making these, as I used 1 1/2 inch strips and mostly muslin by strip piecing, and, then sub cutting ...

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April 29, 2021
checkerboard from Making A Lather

I woke up one morning and my mojo was gone. I am sure it will come back, I just need to coast a little and, see what happens. Meanwhile, I am slowly working on a few clean up projects. I have a few more blocks for quilted twins free pattern called swingin checkerboard. 

And, I have the quilting done on baby snoopy. This was a project from a retreat in January, I think.


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April 7, 2021
progress from Making A Lather

I am rounding up all the light carolina chain blocks and finishing the cutting, and, sewing the ones I need for the quilt. I have many of the dark ones made as well, but, I am trying to get the light ones to the finish. I found some more tucked away. I thought they were dark background. I've cut some more dark squares to finish what I need.



I have made a few blocks for quilted twins free pattern called swingin checkerboard. I work on these a little at a time.

Winter has been hard on our trees. We ...

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March 23, 2021
to do: make progress from Making A Lather

Daffodils are blooming and I have seen blue skies. I am really looking forward to Spring this year. I hope to out more and working on building back relationships. Although, I have almost forgotten how to be social. 

I've had a chance to make more blocks for quilted twins free pattern called swingin checkerboard. It is a project that I am just adding to as time permits.

more blocks

I am trying to take stock on the leader/ ender challenge quilt easy breezy. I am not sure why I haven't made much progress, or what I need ...

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February 15, 2021
swingin checkerboard quilt from Making A Lather

 I have been collecting pink and green scraps for a quilted twins free pattern called swingin checkerboard. This is one of those patterns that you collect, sew forever in between other projects, sew sew sew, and love the whole process until it is finally a quilt. I am in no hurry. One thing I have noticed with Becky's patterns, is that they are relatively easy to have a successful result, and, look much more complicated than they were to make. 

strips

I have a box with 2,112 -2 inch squares sewn into sets of 4. I started in ...

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December 16, 2020
swingin checkerboard from Making A Lather

I have a few minutes in the evening to sew on my treadle - I really didn't want to start a new project, but, I wanted to make a quilted twins quilt called swingin checkerboard, this year, and didn't get to it. So, I am giving myself permission to just sew a few strips together while watching conference in the evening.


That is, until, I become consumed with the project, and it takes over what I am doing. I have quilter's ADD, I guess. First, I just cut a few strip sets to see what they would look ...

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September 23, 2020
norwegian snowflakes quilt from Making A Lather

I started cutting and piecing Norwegian snowflake in July  on my treadle. It is a complicated idea to set up, but, easy to piece. It uses a lot of blue 2 inch scraps. And there are a lot of pieces. The pattern is a grid like block. I had three sets of 4 to make a big block, and I was anxious to see how it will look.


It is a quilted twins free pattern, called norwegian snowflakes, I found here. There are 4 blocks in each quadrant, and, 4 quadrants in a block, and, 9 blocks in the quilt ...

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July 20, 2020
old world is a top from Making A Lather

I have a top for the old world mystery quilt from Quilted Twins. I really like it. It's big, so, I will need to find a back to continue with it. I have really enjoyed this mystery.


I am having a thermostat war with my son. Our AC has a 1 degree difference that is all the difference. One degree lower and it's time to crack out the sled dogs and mush through the snow. My son is a big guy and warm all the time, so he sneaks the AC down. I don't realize it, until ...

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July 6, 2020
norwegian snowflakes from Making A Lather

As I was sorting scraps, I pulled any blues for a new quilt that uses 2 inch strips. It is a quilted twins free pattern, called norwegian snowflakes, I found here. I had finished my evening treadle project and was ready to just sew strips together. It seemed to take forever. I decided to do strips of 4, since the pattern has sections of 4. Then, I calculated how many of each of the sets I would need for each block. I subcut them on my accuquilt and started making stacks of the sets of four. I needed 7 different ...

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July 3, 2020
mystery progress from Making A Lather

I am making progress on the old world mystery quilt from Quilted Twins. I haven't sewn as much, since, I injured my finger. I really like putting this quilt together. It looks complicated, but, it doesn't have matching seams.


I have been cutting scraps almost everyday. At first, I was timid about cutting with a rotary cutter, even though, It was a kitchen knife that hurt my finger. But, any sharp object gave me a little anxiety. I am gaining my confidence. The plan is to work on scraps for at least 15 minutes a day. Once I ...

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June 26, 2020
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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June 23, 2020
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:
clue 1
clue 2
clue 3
clue 4
clue 5
clue 6
block 1

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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June 16, 2020
to do- make blocks from Making A Lather

I finished the border pieces and all the corners and the sashings on the old country mystery quilt from quilted twins. I'm excited to start putting the blocks together.





They went together very nicely. The pressing instructions were helpful.


The reveal is here for the old world mystery quilt at Quilted Twins.

My progress:
clue 1
clue 2
clue 3
clue 4
clue 5
clue 6

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June 8, 2020
old world mystery progress from Making A Lather

I needed to make the sashing units for the old world mystery quilt from quilted twins, before I could start sewing blocks together. I needed another batch of 1 1/2 inch strip sets, sub cut into 1 1/2 inch strips. We made half in a previous clue. 


After combining the pieced parts and the solid piece, We had made sashings for the quilt. With all the fiddly pieces, I was worried it would not turn out as well as it did. And, I like it. What a fun way to have a sashing. I have found this mystery ...

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June 3, 2020
more 9 patch from Making A Lather

And then, there were more. I enjoy working on these in the evening while we are watching Tv.


I talked about racing my daughter using 2 1/2 inch strips here. I think I am still ahead of her. But, neither of us is tipping our hand. I decided to throw a few red into the mix. It seems to go quickly when each set makes 2 blocks. I think I am aiming for 42 blocks for a 6 x 7 layout. That would be the equivalent of 63 jelly roll strips. I think Katie let slip, she is using ...

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May 20, 2020
old world mystery 6 from Making A Lather

ok, yesterday was cold and rainy. Last week, it was cold and rainy every other day. I checked the forecast for this week - rain, cloudy, thunderstorms, dreary, showers. I might be getting a little tired of this. And I mean, everything this. We made a grocery run yesterday during senior hours, and there was less food than we have seen before.

We are trying to stain and seal our deck this summer, and, it may be the end of July before it will be dry enough. I did sneak a planting in between rain drops. It is too wet to ...

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May 13, 2020
shirt rows from Making A Lather

I started putting all the pieces and parts together for Show off quilt, and, it went very quickly. I have all the rows together. This pattern calls for 9 1/2 inch squares, and is designed by the the quilted twins. They have a large selection of free patterns. I have a large stash of recycled shirt fabric, and I keep it separate, so, it grows. It is time to use it.


When I started, I was in no hurry, making the smaller pieces first. But, the blocks are big and it goes together quickly. It isn't even ...

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