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August 10, 2022
blocks found from Making A Lather

My Granddaughter was here for a visit and decided to reorganize my extra room. I had no idea what she was doing, until it was too late. I use that room for a holding cell of blocks ready to make into tops and tops ready to be quilted, and unfortunately, as storage for whatever I don't know where to home them. I knew that this little set back, for me, was probably the reason I had lost my rhododendron mystery blocks. This week, when it was raining, I asked my hubby to accompany me to that room and make ...

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August 6, 2022
5 quilts August 5, 2022 from Making A Lather

 last July 8, 2022

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - orange- I made a few bow ties, even orange. With the announcement of the new leader/ender challenge from Quiltville, I decided to look back at the ones I have started and not finished, rather than start the new one. This was the earliest one I have not finished, and, I sorted it out and decided to work on this for a bit. If my calculations are correct, I only need 30 + more little blocks to start a top.


2. rhododendren mystery - hunter -    I have found the blocks. But that is another ...

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July 8, 2022
5 quilts July 8, 2022 from Making A Lather

 My last 5 quilt progress report June 24, 2022

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - purple- I am still working on finishing last month's rainbow scrap blocks in blue.

waffle stamp


2. rhododendren mystery - hunter -    I have lost the blocks. It has been too long and I don't remember where I put them. I am cleaning a whole room looking for them, so far, no luck.

3. Boho heart -Nothing new here. I am at a part that intimidates me. I can't just pick up something and quickly sew it together, so I procrastinate.

4. maple leaves - I need ...

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June 24, 2022
5 quilts June 24, 2022 from Making A Lather

 My last 5 quilt progress report June 8, 2022

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - blue- I had double the blue to do this month, as, I had cut some last year that I uncovered. 


2. rhododendren mystery - hunter -    I have lost the blocks. It has been too long and I don't remember where I put them. 

3. Boho heart -Nothing new here

4. maple leaves - The top  is together, and I can't find a border fabric that I like

 


Sometimes random works, and, sometimes, it doesn't. haha


5. fair and square -I am sewing the rows together ...

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June 8, 2022
5 quilts June 8, 2022 from Making A Lather

My last 5 quilt progress report May 30

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - blue- I am working on the rainbow scrap challenge colors that I didn't sew during the past months. waffle stamp blocks require the 1/12 inch block centers that have to be pieced ahead, before I can put them together. I did make the candy blocks in blue.



2. rhododendren mystery - hunter -   I finally cut the 1 inch squares I needed for the mystery quilt.

3. Boho heart - The first section on the left is together. Time to make a few blocks for the next section.

4 ...

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May 30, 2022
5 quilts May 30, 2022 from Making A Lather

 my last 5 quilts progress May 16, 2022

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - green- I have made a few green zipper blocks. I need to look for more solids. I have cut the print fabric for every color so far, but, I need more solid variety to sew the blocks.


2. rhododendren mystery - hunter -   I finally cut the 1 inch squares I needed for the mystery quilt. Everything is ready to start assembling the top.


3. Boho heart - The first section on the left is together. Time to make a few blocks for the next section. I have a set ready ...

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May 16, 2022
5 quilts May 16, 2022 from Making A Lather

 my last 5 quilts progress report April 25, 2022

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - green-  I worked on blossom time this week and I have used all my stems and leaves. I need to cut and make more. I will already be in the green scraps, so, it is a good time time to cut more.

2. rhododendren mystery - hunter -   I still need to cut 1 inch squares for cornerstones in garnet. No progress here.

3. Boho heart - The first section on the left is together. Time to make a few blocks for the next section.

4. maple leaves -  I have ...

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May 6, 2022
5 quilts May 6, 2022 from Making A Lather

 my last 5 quilts progress report April 25, 2022

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - green-  I made 7 candy blocks. This makes 35 blocks in rainbow colors for this quilt. I am aiming for 56. I like making them and it uses the smallest pieces, so it is a new favorite.


2. rhododendren mystery - hunter -   I need to cut 1 inch squares for cornerstones in garnet. yuk

3. Boho heart - I am working on section 1- the farthest left section. It is squirrelly to put together. I have to take a break when it gets too confusing. When I come back ...

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April 25, 2022
5 quilts April 25, 2022 from Making A Lather

 My 5 quilts progress report. My last report April 13th

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - pink - I started a new block this month called zipper? I am thinking 12 of each color/month


2. rhododendren mystery - hunter -   I am making setting triangles with the hourglasses. I have set B finished


and the cornerstones


3. Boho heart - I made 2 blocks in group 1 in orange.


4. DSP9-  I had a box of 9 patches that I had set aside to make disappearing 9 patches. I finished the two sides that were not finished with the arrangement of the dsp blocks ...

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April 4, 2022
5 quilts April 4, 2022 from Making A Lather

  My 5 quilts progress report. My last report March 21

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - pink- I cut and sewed all the yellow hunter's star blocks for March.


and I started with pink for April with candy blocks



2. I used a random number generator and I opened the box for an older ufo called 'every which way' by gigis thimble that I started in 2016. It looks like the top is made and just needs borders. There is enough fabric left to make them. I really don't remember where or how I started this one. But, it is ...

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March 21, 2022
5 quilts march 21, 2022 from Making A Lather

 My 5 quilts progress report. my last 5 quilts report march 7, 2022

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - yellow/gold - I am catching up hunters star blocks in red and aqua and I am just about done, maybe 5 left to do.



This quilt is officially retired to the "to be quilted" closet
I used a random number generator and I will be opening the box for an older ufo called every which way by gigis thimble

3. rhododendren mystery - hunter -  all rhodo clue 6 ...

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March 7, 2022
5 quilts march 7, 2022 from Making A Lather

  My 5 quilts progress report.

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - yellow/gold  I am working on my hole in the barn blocks. I didn't think I was going to add these this year, but, I did. SO, I am catching up red from January, and aqua from February.

I used adding machine tape to see if I like it. Yes, I did, but it was a pain in the neck, so, I thought I could eyeball 2 1/2 inches and just started sewing long strips. Much better.


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February 16, 2022
WIP progress from Making A Lather

I am working on clue 6 of rhododendron trail mystery quilt from quiltville. I cut the yellow pieces from my 2 1/2 inch strip bin to size, but, I just used WOF, or close to that, of neutrals. They will naturally be cut to the right size when I subcut. That saved me one step.


I cut the red pieces too.

Another early morning and I might be ready to make a block. 

I started sewing the  dart -a free pattern jelly roll quilt into rows at my Tuesday group. All the strips start the same and then, a ...

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December 13, 2021
5 quilts december 13 from Making A Lather

While I am sitting here, our youngest son, who still lives with us, has broken into a round of laughter. I love his laugh and hearing him happy.

My 5 quilts progress report.

1. boho heart -I am trying to concentrate on the blocks and strips I need for the second section of group one. 


2..full stop quilt that Angela is doing for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy.- I made another word in aqua


3. rhododendron mystery - hunter Clue two is half done and ready to finish






4. fish school - this is a year long project for ...

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December 10, 2021
rhododendron and scraps from Making A Lather

I cut and pieced the second clue of rhododendron mystery quilt this week. It doesn't look like much, but it was a lot of cutting and piecing. And I was off with my numbers and didn't have enough to finish the opposite colorway.


I did cut the rest of the wings.


I have been cutting scraps again. I can't take much of a break from scraps or they will overpower me.

I have a few ideas for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy next year that will use strings and crumbs.


10 inch -1 pound 4 ...

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February 22, 2021
On Ringo Lake(A Podunk Picnic) Finish from Podunk Pretties

 Finishing a Quiltville Mystery is a major accomplishment in my quilting world.  I don't typically make quilts with so many little pieces.  Bonnie style of quilting is a little bit more classic/traditional than my style.  Every once in awhile it's good to get out of the comfort zone.


The challenge isn't just in the tiny pieces that are for the most part cut individually.  Choosing fabrics for a mystery can be challenging since I almost always change the colors.  Thank goodness she gives us a month to choose fabrics before the first clue is released.  It ...

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February 1, 2021
retreat and one monthly goal from Making A Lather

Our guild had another open sew Saturday. I took what I had done on bonnie Hunter quilt zuckerwatte from her book string fling, and, decided to see how far I could get. With just 20 minutes to spare, I had the center top finished. It was a great boost. I had started at the beginning of January with only string blocks made. I cut a gazillion  HSTS - ( half square triangles ) ... sewn a bunch together, and made  rows. and blocks. 

    

Now that we have a new month, it is time to refocus on another set of goals. My one monthly goal ...

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January 26, 2021
to do: grassy creek 5 from Making A Lather

I need to keep going on grassy creek mystery quilt at quiltville. I made the first part of clue #5 at retreat. I just need to make flying geese and the clue will be done.



my grassy creek mystery quilt at quiltville

clue 1 clue 2 clue 3 Clue 4 A Clue 4 B

clue 5 A

clue 6

clue 7

I am linking to:

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January 21, 2021
Making Changes to On Podunk Pond Quilt from Podunk Pretties

 One of the great things about quilting is there's more than one way to do just about anything. If you don't like making half square triangles by cutting and sewing two triangles together you have other options.  There's techniques to make two at a time, four at a time, eight at a time and rolls of paper for making oodles at a time.   The unit below is for the inset border triangle of my version of Bonnie Hunters quilt pattern On Ringo Lake.  The pattern calls for these units to be oversized and trimmed down after piecing ...

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January 18, 2021
grassy creek 4 and my project box from Making A Lather

It took some time, but, grassy creek mystery quilt at quiltville part #4 is done. I was pleased with how the pieces fit together, but, after ironing, I am wondering if they are a little wonky. Time will tell.



As part of the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy, I am working on pink ufos, I have finished  two love pillowcases and a flannel donation quilt. I am nearly done with flannel quilt #2, so I indulged with choosing another pink ufo - zuckerwaite from Bonnie Hunter book string fling. All I have finished are the string blocks. I made them ...

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