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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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May 8, 2020
mystery clue 5 from Making A Lather

Oh dear, the reveal for the old world mystery quilt is today, and, I am behind a clue. I was doing really well keeping up with the clues until, of course, the end. It is a stunning quilt. I am thrilled with it and hope my choices will be as lovely.


I needed to make a big mess with clue 5.


It was a bit like piecing a puzzle to find strips that were nearly the right size to make sets.



I cut the strip sets, and, then, needed to make more. This was a great stash buster. I ...

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May 7, 2020
shirt sashing from Making A Lather

I need to make quilts using my large stash of recycled shirt fabrics. I am doing the old country mystery quilt through the quilted twins. They have a large selection of free patterns. I picked one, and have been cutting and sewing in preparation of making it. It takes a bit more time to work with shirts, even if the shirt has been cut for use.
There are fiddley parts of the shirt that are not even or long, but, still, have useable cotton fabric. I tend to try and use those pieces first. This pattern calls for 9 1 ...

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April 30, 2020
old world mystery from Making A Lather

We made strip sets and did more cutting for the old world country fantasy mystery from Quilted Twins.



clue 1
clue 2
clue 3

I have a few more shoofly blocks. They were made using the gifted triangles here.



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April 22, 2020
old world mystery 3 from Making A Lather

We did more cutting for the old world mystery in clue 3. Some of the pieces were set aside for later.
This clue was a bit more confusing as we had no real color instructions, except, scrappy from our color palette.


Once it was cut, the pieces were easy to sew.


clue 1
clue 2

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April 21, 2020
to do and progress from Making A Lather

Spring is slowly creeping into our area. Our tulips are in full bloom, and, the rhubarb is nearly ready to try. Last week was cold and blustery. I made some progress on my goals and that kept me busy.

Last week's to do:

1. iron bunny blocks for applique -done
2. cut old world mystery # 2 - done


3. make shirt 9 patch blocks - done



4. cut rsc row by row in blue - done



5. mail etsy orders - done I make cozies for rug hooking frames. I am having trouble finding elastic anywhere. I have had to order it and ...

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April 17, 2020
old world mystery 2 from Making A Lather

Today, Quilted Twins. released clue 4 for the old world country fantasy mystery. I have finished clue 2, so, I am a little behind. But, I am still feeling confident that I can keep with the schedule. So far, the clues have not seemed overwhelming or difficult. I chose this colorway, but there is a gray and royal blue colorway as well.


The light squares were made using pieces I had cut wrong for my Lucy's basket quilt. They were the right size.


This was clue one



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April 7, 2020
to do tuesday from Making A Lather

Last week's to do
1. start quilted twins mystery
This was an adventure- In all this house of fabric, I couldn't find enough brown or gold for the constants in this mystery quilt. I started looking online for any suitable fabric. I didn't see any that thrilled me. I wasn't going to risk going out. Then, Joann fabric sent a coupon for curbside pick up. hmm. It took 2 attempts, but I found what I wanted. I was very frustrated in the end, but I have the fabric. That is as far as I got.


2 ...

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February 16, 2020
~ Sunday Shout Out ~ Quilted Twins ~ from Podunk Pretties

Hi quilting friends!  Just wanted to pop in real quick today to share a new to me quilt shop.  They have a brick and mortar business as well as an online shop with great prices and tons of free scrappy quilt patterns.  The Quilted Twins is a family owned business who's specialty is shop quality fabrics at DISCOUNT PRICES
 As with any super discounted fabric store you won't see newly released fabrics but you can find some great deals on fabric that is a year or more old.  It didn't take long for me to fill my ...

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February 6, 2020
shirts from Making A Lather

I had stopped buying thrift store shirts. I had plenty, and was tired of cutting them apart. And, I still don't have a tried and true way to store them. If they are in boxes or plastic containers and stacked, I forget about them and forget to use them. But, I discovered a new to me blog of a quilter who uses recycled fabric and my interest was renewed. She has a lot of free patterns and I really like reading about her plans and thinking. Her free patterns are here. Her blog quilted twins is here. There is ...

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