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February 18, 2019
good fortune - green from Making A Lather

We decided for our "fun Saturday outing" we would visit Menards and buy some garden seeds. We have grow lights in our basement, and start a few plants indoors for our garden. From the look of outdoors, we are too early, but, we were in need of thinking of Spring and the green coming in the days ahead. Our February has been especially gloomy, I decided we would do one fun thing a day to try and stay positive.

I thought I would put Good fortune on time out for awhile, but, I found my self assembling the green triangle ...

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February 11, 2019
good fortune - flakes from Making A Lather

We had a, surprise to me, snowfall after church yesterday. It was beautiful. And, I decided I needed to go out and enjoy it. We drove through Highland park. And even though, it looks like black and white pictures, it is not, and there still was it's own kind of beautiful.

Both my husband and I had so many fun times on this sledding hill and the creek use to freeze and we would ice skate. Now, it is too dangerous they say. And no one was sledding.

I have had the center of good fortune done for a ...

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February 4, 2019
good fortune - more from Making A Lather

I have been assembling rows for my good fortune mystery quilt at Friday group. It is mindless work with a big impact. I need mindless to keep up with conversation and of course, to throw my 2 cents into the fray. I sure enjoy the company.
I am always a little nervous at the assembling stage. What if I don't like it, or I didn't get it right at some point. But, there is also the giddy excitement as a new block is added and it grows.

And it grows...

And it grows...

I am thrilled. From the ...

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February 1, 2019
orca bay finish from Making A Lather

I have finished orca bay mystery quilt. This mystery was the 2011 mystery at Quiltville and is now in the book string fling. It is my 12th mystery finish since spring of last year. The next one, I need to tackle is Grand illusion in denise schmidt fabrics. I have the borders and quilting to do.

I did an all over splashy feathery thing.

And the backing is such a kick.

I was really pleased with my piecing work. I still lost a few corners on the border, but there was definitely an improvement.

It's time to look at ...

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January 28, 2019
One monthly goal success from Making A Lather

It's time to report on my one monthly goal at elm street quilts. I really appreciate this motivational goal setting opportunity. I know I have finished more projects than I would have otherwise. I tend to be a procrastinator. And, I must think I will live forever.

At the beginning of the month, I made some goals.

1.I want to make my 30 blocks for January as my One monthly goal. 
2.My Ufo challenge with Patchwork times is orca bay mystery quilt. I need to get it quilted for January.
3.My finish it project is to ...

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January 21, 2019
good fortune- missing from Making A Lather

I am still working on good fortune mystery quilt. I sewed these blocks with a 9 patch project as a companion. It took longer but, made it seem shorter. The only problem is, I am short one whole block. I think I have enough to make another one, but where did that pesky block go?

These are still part of an autumn quilt from My Carolina home.

We are still in a winter wonderland in Indiana, but it is 7 below - very cold

I am linking to:

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January 16, 2019
orca bay from Making A Lather

This is finally happening. Orca Bay is on the long arm. After all the piecework, it is good to see it stretched out on the frame and looking pretty straight. But, it is the end of the quilting, that the fat hits the fan, when all the wonkyness might show itself.

and isn't the backing snazzy? yeehaw. I had it in my stash from a thrift store, sometime. It had 6 yards so, it was the perfect size and the colors are the same. Where else would a midwest girl use this fabric?

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January 14, 2019
good fortune - magic from Making A Lather

I was very worried about this step and making sure the points matched, but, it was magic. 99% of the points matched without any effort on my part. I didn't even pin. I was thrilled. I did have a hard time sticking to it, though, so it took most of the week to finish all of them.

I spent Friday group, making the blocks. I can not say I was as "lucky" with these points, but, it will look good in a quilt.

I realized that this block seemed familiar. I finished Carolina Christmas earlier last year and it ...

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January 10, 2019
~ Virtual Quilt Show and Quilting Video ~ from Podunk Pretties

Most of yesterday was spent quilting on the frame.  I can't wait to show you the finished quilt tomorrow.  Until then how about a little quilt show of my warmer colored quilts.   Yes I work with warmer colors on occasion.  At one time it was my pallet of choice.  Most of you know me for my cool happy colors.  Some have even said my quilts look like they belong to a little girl.  I'll take that as a compliment since I'm knocking on the door of 50 yrs old and have 4 grand children.  This granny didn ...

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January 9, 2019
~ A Sale and Quilting Good Fortune Quilt ~ from Podunk Pretties

In the rush to finish up the Good Fortune quilt I forgot to mention the sale going on in my Etsy shop.  All patterns with hearts in the quilt design are 30% off for the next two weeks.  If you purchase more than one mailed pattern shipping overages will be refund.  I ship between 3-5 patterns at the price of one.  PDF patterns are available for instant download on Etsy as soon as your order is complete.

Now I can get this quilted.  Or so I thought.  It's been a few weeks since the quilter has been used.  So ...

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January 7, 2019
~ My Reveal of Good Fortune ~ from Podunk Pretties

First off I would like to thank sweet Miss Bonnie for sharing her talent with the online quilting community.  As a designer I know how much time and effort goes into every design.  From start to finish its hours of making sure you have dotted every"I" and crossed every "T".  Miss Bonnie is honest and true to the art of quilting.  She breaks the rules and that's why she is loved by many, including myself.  I've read every blog post she has ever written and I now own every book as well.  I think her honesty is ...

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good fortune - grandchildren from Making A Lather

Since the last linky Monday at quiltville for the mystery quilt, I finished the neutral string piecing,

made the red blocks,
 sewed the 12 triangle sets

and made a dent in the remaining triangle units.

I missed the reveal. In my mind, it didn't seem time for another clue. Imagine my surprise at Friday group when they all asked if I liked the quilt. They aren't even making the quilt and they knew. I think it will be a great quilt. This is the point with all the mysteries that I quit for awhile, but, I think I ...

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January 5, 2019
~ Full Steam Ahead! ~ from Podunk Pretties

 Good Day Sweet Quilting Friends!  Yes it is a good day indeed.  Bonnie finally gave us the big reveal for the Good Fortune Mystery.  I'll be the first to admit I was really getting tired of the trickle clues.  As far as Mysteries go this one is a quick one and its why I like participating.  But this is why I don't participate in very many.  I'm a get it done kind of quilter.   If it drags on for too long I lose interest.  And I'm a quilt designer also, so there's things I need ...

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January 2, 2019
~ Planning for the New Year ~ from Podunk Pretties

We did!  We made it through the holiday season...sigh...doesn't it feel good to be at the beginning of a new calendar?  A clean slate to fill with whatever our little ole hearts desires!  So what's on the calendar for this year?

First thing to do is finish up last year...Ha!  I can't tell you how much I want to finish up the Good Fortune Mystery quilt.  Yes I'm getting tired of waiting for clues, tired of not knowing what I'm making.  JUST SHOW ME THE QUILT!  Mystery quilts are not my thing ...

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one monthly goal from Making A Lather

A new year of possibilities and new goals

I have a new swap that is starting with 4 other friends, we are making the bordered square block in the 4 1/2 inch size, mostly from civil war reproduction fabrics. Each month we need to make 30 blocks. That is 6 blocks per person each month. We were inspired by Pam Buda's new quilt...

I want to make my 30 blocks for January as my One monthly goal. 
My Ufo challenge with Patchwork times is orca bay mystery quilt. I need to get it quilted for January.
My finish ...

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December 31, 2018
good fortune - a new die from Making A Lather

The last day of  2018. Happy New year!
I have all of clue 5 finished for Good fortune mystery quilt. I had just received my 3 1/2 hst accuquilt die as part of my Christmas. I was excited it was the right one. Although, it was nearly the last one on my wish list.

For clue 6, I had these pieces of junk paper leftover from the Christmas snowflake quilt. so those are the size I am using for the string piecing. most of them are 4 inches wide x 9  so I will cut them in half for ...

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December 25, 2018
~ My Goodness Clue 5! ~ from Podunk Pretties

 Well we are moving along at lightening speed!  The Good Fortune Mystery by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville is one of the best quilt along's of the year.  I like it because it moves fast.  No messing around for a year like most BOM's, mystery or quilt along's.  So this week I may get a tad behind due to the holiday festivities.  No worries there's plenty of time next week to catch up.  I'll be making most of my units using a technique not mentioned by Bonnie.  This weeks clue/unit has several different names.  Bonnie ...

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December 24, 2018
good fortune with a border from Making A Lather

Happy Christmas eve.
I have all of part 4 finished and ready for the good fortune mystery.

And, I have cut all the pieces for part 5. These will be fun to sew after Christmas. Is it just me or have the clues been easier this year. I am not complaining. I wonder if the assembling will be the hard part.

I have moved this square dance quilt to the quilt stage by adding the borders.

It took a few days to decide.  I had several auditions of border fabrics that were definitely all wrong. And, then, the birds sang ...

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December 22, 2018
~ Tips for piecing Flying Geese ~ from Podunk Pretties

Just one more day for sewing and then the holiday festivities will be in full swing.  Today I'm trying to get as much done as I can.  Is there anyone else thinking about taking a sewing project along with them while visiting the family?  Is that rude?  My Mother in law has a sewing, with a sewing machine so I could take these with me...I won't, I'm just kidding.

Pushing the sewing process will often times result in simple errors going unnoticed.  So I'm trying to use a quality control check list as I sew ...

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December 21, 2018
progress from Making A Lather

All my customer quilts are done, and the longarm is all mine. I want to finish a few of my projects over the holidays. And finish to me is putting together the back top and binding, ready to be quilted, And maybe quilting.
The backing is pieced and the binding ready for orca bay mystery.

I have had this basket of a quilt and fabrics to the square dance mystery taking up much needed space in the quilt room. I need borders. I am not feeling inspired yet.  definitely nope....

definitely nope... Inspiration will come soon enough.

I have been ...

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