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October 5, 2022
5 quilts October 5, 2022 from Making A Lather

last report 5 quilts September 23, 2022

I try to work on these 5 quilts until they are done. Their turn in the UFO closet is over, and, they need to be finished one way or another.

1. Rainbow scrap challenge- lime or light green - I haven't started yet.

2. rhododendren mystery - hunter - I sewed the longest row and added it to the next row. I have the other side ready too.

3. Boho heart - ready to start section 3. I have the first row of blocks sorted.

4. I started dotty bow ties last month. The bow tie ...

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October 3, 2022
Arabella's Garden from Sew Preeti Quilts

I designed Arabella's Garden for the Island Batik's Spring Summer 2022 Catalog using Bee Kind,  a Spring 2022 signature collection designed by Kathy Engle for Swan Sheridan of Swan Amity Studios 

There are 20 gorgeous fabrics in the collection. Arabella's Garden uses 15 of them plus Almond (Island Batik Neutral), as the background.  

Even the Monster is cute :-D

Gorgeous Colors!

Beauty and the Baste!

Quilted, Not Bound

It is a finish!!!

Here are a few close-ups.


Blue Vines


Crushing on You!

I love this collection and it was a joy to design and make ...

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October 2, 2022
Finally Stitching the Binding Down from The Cozy Quilter

I have had my lupine quilt back from the long arm quilter for a couple of months now.  Finally, this past week, I had the time and energy to get the binding made and sewn on by machine.  I don't usually measure my quilts before I cut the binding.  I tend to just cut the number of strips that looks like the right amount--usually, I am pretty accurate doing it this way.  This week was no exception and I had 7" of binding to spare when it was all on. 

The binding is made from leftover backing fabric. The ...

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October 1, 2022
light blue finish from Making A Lather

I finished with the light blues. I made some star and crown blocks.

And, I spent some time sewing blocks into twosomes for the hunter's star. Otherwise, I worked on the 5 UFO quilts I have going, to move them along, while I waited for the new color for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I guess the color will be lime and light green. IT might be time to cut that color for an older UFo called swingin checkerboard  that needs green for the sashing.

I can't believe it October already. It seems  like yesterday I ...

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September 27, 2022
Ocean Waves from Northern Deb Quilts

Today I had a chance to work on two quilts. This #OceanWavesQuilt top is finished. I put the final rows on then dug around for a scrap of white for the border. The perfect piece was on I picked up at a thrift store not long ago. This was a really fun top to make. It used up quite a few pretty scraps and lots of different whites. 

The #rainbowscrapchallenge was the perfect excuse to try out the Ocean Wave pattern. And making it 7 blocks at a time (7 per month) made it painless. I think I'd like ...

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September 24, 2022
hunters star from Making A Lather

 I used all the blue colors for hunter's star earlier this year for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. SO, I am using this month of light blue to start sewing blocks together for my hunter's star. I used an accuquilt die to cut the pieces, and, I sewed the half blocks together during the month according to color of the month. If I had made this before, I would have realized that I needed to press the pieces differently to get a good nesting of the seams.  I am taking the light piece by color and ...

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September 23, 2022
5 quilts September 23, 2022 from Making A Lather

I try to work on these 5 quilts until they are done. Their turn in the UFO closet is over, and, they need to be finished one way or another.

5 quilts last report September 14, 2022   

1. Rainbow scrap challenge- light blue - I have all the light blue finished for the month

2. rhododendren mystery - hunter - This is the bottom corner and I have the top corner done as well. I have 1 row of 4 ready to add to the quilt

3. Boho heart -Three more blocks made for section 2

4. I started dotty bow ties. The ...

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September 18, 2022
Whistle Stop Top! from The Cozy Quilter

Regular readers of this blog will know that I have not been very productive in my sewing room recently. My husband and I are involved in a couple of large projects at the moment that are consuming all of our time and energy. The deadline to finish is looming, so after that, I hope to be able to spend some one on one time with my sewing machine and my knitting needles!

I did manage to finish off the Whistle Stop quilt flimsy this week--The edges of the centre section were all on the bias so I stay stitched 1 ...

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September 17, 2022
blossom time from Making A Lather

I am using leftover strips from my maple leaves quilt for the new light blue blossoms for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I made more stems and leaves and 4 patches. I think I will need to carry this project over to next year, to get all the blocks I will need.

We have seen our weather turn cooler, and, then, return to hot. Most of the garden is sputtering. I still have a few blossoms around the house. Nasturtiums are still blooming. Petunias and pansies are still blooming. Our old old apple trees are dropping apples. Hubby ...

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September 14, 2022
5 quilts 9/14 from Making A Lather

5 quilts last report August 22, 2022   

1. Rainbow scrap challenge- light blue - I have been adding a few zipper blocks as I go along  with the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy.

2. rhododendren mystery - hunter - I finished a row with a set of 4 - 3 rows to go

3. Boho heart -Two more blocks made for section 2

4. I started dotty bow ties. The blocks are all ready. I cut what I need for the idea of sashing I am planning. I may need to cut more if my math is wrong.

5. circa 1880- I needed ...

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September 11, 2022
Light Blue RSC, Knitting and some Quilt Top Progress from The Cozy Quilter

I dug into my light blue scraps this week and got a start on my drunkard's path blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Some of these fabrics have been hanging around in my sewing room for many years!  I used the dog fabric in the top left block to make a quilt for a colleague's new baby in 2003.  

I sewed about half of my whistle stop quilt top together one afternoon this week. It is not pressed yet...

I started a new quilt for the church Christmas bazaar as well this week. This is a stack and ...

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September 10, 2022
hole and candy from Making A Lather

I have all the blocks I need to make this rainbow project into a top. I have really enjoyed making this. I liked using my smallest pieces to make the string rectangles into something useful. By using the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. the colors are bright and happy. I have moved them to a box of their own and plan to take them with me to open sews for assembly.

I was one block short of having all the blocks I need for the candy quilt. I felt I needed a chocolate in there someplace.

This block has ...

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Little Bricks in Blue from Romany Quilting

It’s time for some more Rainbow Scrap Challenge sewing.  I only have one project still going, believe it or not, the others are complete.  Not properly complete, I hasten to add, but a series of blocks sitting in their project bags.  Little Bricks was started late, and will be carried over to 2023.  I cut out eight blue blocks and got to work stitching.  Well pinned, as I like to do.


I like to use plenty of pins

While I was up at the ironing board,pressing the blocks, Gemma decided to join me at the sewing machine.  After ...

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September 4, 2022
Prizes, Prizes, Prizes!!! from Sew Preeti Quilts

Today, the Positivity QAL comes to an end with the announcement of the winners. 

Thanks to the unexpected generosity  of our sponsors - Art Gallery Fabrics, Benartex and Island Batik, we had enough prizes for everyone who completed a Positivity Quilt.

Here are the winners:

Mari, Lisa T, Katie May, Roseanne, Sue Hoover, Danielle, Cynthia, Sylvia, and Wendy F.

Emails have been sent to all winners. While I wait for your addresses, I am stuffing goodies in padded envelopes. So excited!!!

Sunday Update - Prizes have been sent to Katie May, Roseanne, Sylvia and Sue. Mari and Lisa have received their prizes ...

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September 3, 2022
fish and crown from Making A Lather

I did a head count of the fish blocks for the year and I have 190 which is about half of what I need. I have the colors ready to cut from this years rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I think I will set this aside until next year and start making blocks. I bought the pattern kismet from quiltville of her fish quilt, and, will use that as my pattern for the top.

oops I have a fish swimming in the wrong direction - silly fish

I finished the orange crown blocks for last month. and, I have 22 ...

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Orange and Light Blue, Hooking and Cutting from The Cozy Quilter

I changed the calendar to September today...I know...I was a day late but we were out all day yesterday and too tired when we got home to think about it.  I finished off my orange drunkard's path blocks for the August Rainbow Scrap Challenge and got busy gathering some light blue selvages for September's selvage HST's.

HST's made!  These are top stitched along the selvage edge onto a lightweight non-woven interfacing square, 9.5" by 9.5".  Then, I cut them in half!

I harvested lots of grape tomatoes today after supper.  This should ...

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August 31, 2022
hunter star from Making A Lather

I started hunter's star this year as a rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. Each month, I cut the pieces in the color of the month. When I started, it was new to me, so, I was just going to cut this year, and sew next year, according to the colors as they are announced. But, I couldn't stop after cutting. I have pieced all the months to this point this year. They are just so fun.

Since, I want them all scrappy, it was a few months before I had a variety of colors, to ( I just ...

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August 28, 2022
Oh Scrap! : Purple Switch Plates from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I am feeling like I am catching up a bit.  I still haven't even looked at my orange scraps for August but I am slowly cleaning up the loose ends from so many projects.

Before I put my purple scrap bin away (for RSC July), I cut a bunch of sets for my little switchplate blocks.  There are purple "outies" with blue "innies" and red "outies" with purple "innies".  I haven't had a chance to get these back up on a design wall in quite a few months.  They finish at 3 x 5" so I will need ...

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August 27, 2022
hole in my scraps from Making A Lather

I am barely finishing these hole in the barn blocks for the month of August and the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy.

I think I have nearly all of them that I need for the quilt.

I have a few zipper blocks ready to go. I just don't have many orange scraps. I like orange in quilts, but it isn't an often used color.

still canning from the garden
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August 21, 2022
Working on the Sky from The Cozy Quilter

Earlier this week, my husband and I went glamping for three days--this means we stayed in a fancy tent on a platform with furniture (including a king sized bed) and a bathroom, a deck out front and a barbecue to cook our meals.  The property was lovely and had lots of trails for walking as well as a pond with a paddle boat, a canoe and a row boat.  The deck in front of our tent was in the shade most of the time so it was a great place to sit and read a book (I managed to finish ...

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