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June 22, 2017
bargain basement shirts from Making A Lather

I have been accidentally working on Bonnie Hunter's bargain basement quilt from scraps and shirttails. Accidentally, in that, I have been cutting through scraps, and I ran into a batch of shirt yokes and cuffs and collars. I didn't think I would have enough to cut out the whole bargain basement, but I could make a dent in the cutting. I had enough to make all the 3 1/2 inch rectangles I would need. so any littler pieces went toward any other pieces I would need.

I was in luck when I found, while sorting, several 3 ...

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June 15, 2017
Indiana quilt from Making A Lather

For our guild show, we collaborated on an Indiana quilt to celebrate 200 year anniversary. Here it is finished,The quilt was displayed for the first time at the quilt show. And it will be donated to the Historical society to be hung at the Seiberling Mansion museum. I t is a wonderful collection of quilter's ideas about Indiana. We didn't realize that there were so many block patterns named Indiana puzzle, and all different.

for the back

for my string saturday, I finished 40 neutral 5 inch squares for zuckerwatte ( Bonnie Hunter pattern )

I am linking to ...

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June 13, 2017
the center is finished from Making A Lather

After a million pins, the center top is together. .. every 3 1/2 inches.....

Orange crush is a free pattern on the quiltville website. It was the mystery quilt in 2008. So I started it a while ago....

I love looking at all the fun scraps that I have included in it. This brown print is probably the oldest dated fabric.

I have some Christmas in there

Sewing notions....

Winnie the Pooh
and spongebob square pants.  haha

I am ready to tackle the borders. I have been trying to clean the cutting table and clearing the debris from the last ...

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June 8, 2017
3 more seams from Making A Lather

just three more seams... I am "crushing it" hahaha

Our guild quilt show is this weekend. We are having Marianne Fons for a trunk show and a workshop. I have signed up for both, and I am very excited. I have found an old applique quilt that I want to have appraised or at least see if they know what it is. I thought it was a Marie Webster but alas I was wrong. I took it to the museum in Marion, and they said no, but that it is definitely from the 20s and probably a kit. If you ...

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borders for orange crush from Making A Lather

It's time to work on the border pieces for orange crush, now that I have remade my missing blocks. I spent my time at small quilt group last night making 96 shaded 4 patch. I used my 3 1/2 inch strip bin and my easy angle ruler to cut the big triangles. I die cut the little neutral triangles from 2 inch strips, and took my 2 inch square bucket for the squares in the corner.

I started putting them together in a flying geese manner.And then will begin to piece the border rows.

I cut a ...

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June 6, 2017
Orange Crush lost and found from Making A Lather

Such travail at my house. As I laid out my Orange crush ( one monthly goal ), I realized I had lost 10 blocks all the same. I have no idea at what point they disappeared. Or did I ever really make them. I have no idea where to even start looking. I used a constant in the block and I don't have any of the fabric left. My best guess is that they have been scooped up in a clean up box of scraps.  I assume they are pinned together as I pin in groups of 10.
I was devastated ...

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June 4, 2017
stash report June 4 2017 from Making A Lather

For my String Saturday, I found time to trim these blocks for Zuckerwatte. ( Bonnie Hunter pattern)

All nice and neat

No new fabric entered my house this week! I will do the dance of joy!
I am counting the fabric out for wild and goosey this week - another dance of joy!

Stash report

Fabric Used this Week:18 1/2 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 210 3/4 yards
Fabric Added this Week:0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 169 1/4 yards

Net Fabric for 2017:41 1/2 yards more used than added

 I have a ...

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June 3, 2017
yellow maple leaves from Making A Lather

Just in time for the month of yellow and Rainbow scrap challenge in June. I love Irises.

I have 2 blocks ready for the maple leaves quilt.
Otherwise I have been cleaning up the cutting table which involves making a bigger mess.  I had expanded my actual cutting space from 4 square inches to maybe 18 square inches ( I have a BIG cutting table but I end up with just a tiny actual cutting space) And what happens when I see so much open space? I start to cut down scraps and WHAM that space is GONE. I found a ...

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June 1, 2017
Orange Crush from Making A Lather

A new month a new goal.

I have this on the frame - so I want to finish it and bind it.

 and my ufo 2017 and One monthly Goal for the month is Orange Crush from Bonnie Hunter and Quiltville.

I have it partially assembled and all the parts and pieces are ready.

In the same box, I found 2 boxy stars quilts in just the block stage. I won't put them on the list just yet, but maybe I can make some progress on them as well.

Although the Rainbow scrap color for the month of June is ...

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May 31, 2017
Wild and Goosey finish from Making A Lather

I have a finish. And this is my One monthly goal for May and my UFO 2017. So far I have 5 for 5. I wasn't sure I would be able to completely finish this  in one month. But I did! After I pushed past the secondary block, I was just so excited with each step. The wind made pictures a challenge.  I think I am naming it Cross Geese but it is using the wild and goosey pattern from Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville

It finished 75 x 95. I used 48 goosey blocks  or 172 copies of the ...

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May 29, 2017
strings and birds from Making A Lather

The formal outdoor picture of Happy Birds quilt- a pattern from Jen Kingwell.

I had a chance to string piece on Saturday. I am working on the pink blocks from Zuckerwate. This is a Bonnie Hunter pattern from her book string fling. They are only 5 inches so they are going rather quickly. Two Saturdays, and I might get them done.

The last set of string blocks I made, have been made into 1/2 square triangles and joined together in rows.

My daughter worked on her green strings with me ( via hangouts) and she is adding them to her ...

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May 25, 2017
making a border from Making A Lather

I decided on my border for wild and goosey, and it would include a collection of 2 x 3.5 inch rectangles that I have cut out of the last of a scrap. Many of these were cut during my Carolina chain cutting marathon here. Bonnie Hunter suggests this size as one part of her scrap user's system. These are great for bricks in a quilt, or as the base for flying geese. I have a small collection, but I haven't ever used them. They are the perfect size for what I want to do in the border ...

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May 19, 2017
wonky wishes top from Making A Lather

Lots of great suggestions for bordering wild and goosey- thank you so much, but I am still just staring at it.

During my hangout with my daughter, I was able to complete the sewing for wonky wishes. Bonnie Hunter didn't use a border, so I won't. It is ready to be prepared for quilting. I can't believe it is done. There is supposed to be agonizing over borders, right? This wasn't even on the list for this month.

I found this buried in a scrap box. I think I will add it to my already long ...

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May 10, 2017
An evening with Bonnie Hunter from Sew Preeti Quilts

Beaming with Bonnie

On Monday, I attended a lecture and trunk show by Bonnie Hunter.  To be able to fully understand my fascination for Bonnie we have to go back to Homeful.


I made Homeful in 2015 and shared the link to the blogpost on my Facebook page. That is when a magical thing happened. Bonnie Hunter saw my Homeful quilt. She loved it and shared the link on her Quiltville FB page.

But I had NO IDEA!!!

My friends on Missouri Star Quilting Forum noticed it and started a thread. ...

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April 27, 2017
garlic knots from Making A Lather

I have been anxious to start something new. I had a small batch of scraps that needed to be cut down into useable sizes, so I started cutting for garlic knots a Bonnie Hunter pattern from her quiltville store. The next thing I knew 2 inch strips were flying everywhere, and I had cut the all the colors and most of the neutrals. See that little shoe box of pieces? how can that be a whole quilt?
How can that ever make a dent in the scraps? Oh, I will keep trying. Still it is sooo cute.

When it grows ...

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April 22, 2017
Wishes from Making A Lather

I am making progress on my wonky wishes quilt, a Bonnie Hunter pattern. I was tired of the mess of my 2 1/2 inch squares, and wanted them gone. I had 11 more to make to finish the squares, how hard can that be. That hasn't helped the mess any.

I have 6 more finished.

and several webbed together. I am getting rid of a lot of ugly squares and those that don't have a specific place on the color wheel.
I am thinking I will call Saturdays  " String Saturday", and any time I get to sew ...

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April 21, 2017
Happy birds border from Making A Lather

I have added the third border to Happy Birds quilt. The more I finish, the more I like it. The third row included 96 one inch hexagons. I glue basted them around the cardboard EPP and then pressed them. I hand stitched up a row on the right side and as I came back down the row on the left side, I took the paper out of the hexagons. I had ironed the vertical center as a guideline for placement.

It was time to pack up a few of the 2 1/2 inch squares that has escaped their box ...

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February 15, 2017
Bonnie fan from Making A Lather

I consider myself a Bonnie Hunter fan - I discovered her blog in 2008 and I attended my first workshop in 2009. I am just one of many faceless followers. I'm not so sure what appealed to me the most in the beginning. But I was pretty excited about using recycled shirts. I had and still have a problem with the leader/ ender idea of creating an extra quilt, since I worked that way anyway, only on finishing the quilt I was working on at the time.
I am definitely more traditional than modern, only in that I don't ...

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February 13, 2017
Moving Forward from Making A Lather

Thanks to the quiltathon weekend, all my border units for midnight flight are finished.

as a matter of fact, all my units are pieced. hooray. There are a gobzillion pieces I have put together a little at a time as an away from home sewing project.
Now it is time to retire this quilt from active duty and find another no brain sewing project to take to my small quilt groups. But I have 576 bonus triangles from midnight flight in purple or blue and neutral  that will be the seeds for scrap crystals. I need 684. that shouldn't ...

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February 11, 2017
Quiltathon day 3 from Making A Lather

Quiltathon day 3 Judys at Patchwork times.

I sewed with some of my quilting friends.

I have all the February RSC 17 blocks finished for the pineapple blossom quilt. (  free Bonnie Hunter pattern) I have a start on the 1/2 square triangles for the border.
I made another garden leaf

I am laying out American Beauty rose. I just have to be brave and iron them down. sigh....

We sew at the library, and we discovered this new display made by school children. It's a real light fixture made from 1275 recycled water bottles. They were hand painted ...

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