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March 18, 2019
tiny tuesday from Making A Lather

Hooray, at least until tomorrow, I am caught up with the tiny Tuesday blocks for the rainbow scrap challenge. The delay was mostly fear of applique with the melon. It wasn't so bad. Perhaps by the end of this sampler, I won't think twice about it.







We had a dose of spring yesterday


It is so pretty, especially since we know Spring always comes.

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March 17, 2019
Oh Scrap! : Blocks and Orphan Adoption News from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Before I get to the information on the next Quilty Orphan Adoption event, I think I will share the last of the green RSC blocks for March.



I have decided to start a new Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt out of 2.5" squares.  I decided to finish up my Zig Zag quilt this month so I needed another block to work on in the future.  I wanted a design that did not use a lot of background so I decided to simply turn these squares into a colorful color block quilt. It will certainly be scrappy!



And then I made ...

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March 16, 2019
time for green from Making A Lather

Look who has joined our family. Our new healthy Grandson, Everett Michael. He is a beautiful little guy. Grandpa approved. He has all his fingers and toes and a cute little nose.


Green is the color of the month for the rainbow scrap challenge. I worked on wiggle time blocks in green. I really like making this quilt. It is easy to understand and moves fast with chain piecing. The pattern is available here and other versions are here.



I also made the green flying home blocks this week. But most important was holding a baby.


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Rainbow Challenge, Green Week from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee


Kelly Girl Update:  With the addition of the green hexagons, I am so happy I started this quilt.  Mine will be a smaller version of Kathy's Quilt, but with hopes of the same impact.


Glittered Nine patch Blocks, made in the 2018 Rainbow Challenge have been used to finish a small quilt, donated to the Upside Downs.    This organization promotes the "Upside" and positive aspects of Down syndrome and uses the quilts in gift baskets for new parents.

Linking with the 2019 Rainbow Challenge.

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March 11, 2019
tiny tuesday flower from Making A Lather

As part of the rainbow scrap challenge, we are doing a tiny tuesday sampler. Every Tuesday, a new block is offered in the color of the month.  This is a block from February that I just finished. yes, I am a little behind. The blocks finish at 4 1/2, so it isn't hard to catch up to date, which I will probably think until I am way behind.
The parts for this block were very small, but so cute. I am not a very accurate tiny block piecer, I guess.





Mine was a little big, and, I couldn ...

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March 10, 2019
Oh Scrap! : Green Blocks from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

This week I found a bit of time to work on blocks for all three of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts.





The color for March is green so first I pulled some lime green scraps and made a zigzag block.  I already have a teal green and dark green block so I needed just this one for this project.




I also made another half log cabin block in lots of shades of green.  I think that brings the total green blocks up to four.  When I started this project, I told myself I had to put at least one of ...

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March 9, 2019
crayon quilt from Making A Lather

The color for March rainbow scrap challenge is green. I hope the leprechauns bring spring soon. Our temperatures have been in the single digits, but the sky looks more like Spring everyday.

I need 2 green crayons for the crayon quilt, I made the lighter version first, and, then decided I needed to get busy with the crayon points. They were not as difficult as I had thought.
This quilt is so simple in construction but makes me smile every time I work on it. It must be subconscious happy crayon memories.


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lots of green ...

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Stitching Green RSC Blocks from Romany Quilting

This month the colour for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is green.  This fun challenge is run by Angela of Sew Scrappy.  This week  I made my usual four Bow Tie blocks and two more Asterisk blocks.  It is fun gathering up the fabrics each month, I am trying to use up my small scraps without having to cut into larger pieces.

Green is the colour for March

This is the first time I have taken part in the RSC, and I am really enjoying it.  So much so, that I have already decided on which pattern I will make next ...

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March 7, 2019
March UFO Challenge from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

With a new month comes a new UFO project to work on.  The APQ project for March is number 8 - which is an easy one!




This scrappy zig zag quilt is the chosen quilt to finish this month.  Even though this project is one of my RSC quilts for this year, I went ahead and placed it on my list because I knew I needed to go in and backfill some colors and I didn't really want to wait for them to be called in 2019.

Now this means I get to start something new for a Rainbow Scrap ...

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March 4, 2019
Weekly update: WHM19, RSC, BOM, Lotto, and a new scrappy flimsy from With Strings Attached

The Lake County Women's Coalition celebrated Women's History Month on Saturday. Honorees were "visionary women of Lake County."  AAUW honored Ethel Untermyer, who began the Lake County Forest Preserve District.  Zion Woman's Club honored Olive Lind who began Zion-Benton Children's Services.   Jessica Michna portrayed Golda Meir.


I donated Bow Ties to the silent auction and two tote bags with books to the raffle. Ethel's daughter was the high bidder for the quilt.  I bought $40 in raffle tickets and won three gift cards (total $100) and a ceramic bird bath.

LCWC has a scholarship fund ...

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Rabbits and Rainbows from Cat Patches

My goal for yesterday's sewing was to get through at least one of my Rainbow Scrap projects for March's greens. First, I went to work on the two Charm Stars blocks. These are rather labor intensive and each block takes over an hour to make. When I was nearly to the end of my sewing day I had them finished. This one:


And this one:


With those finished, I laid all the blocks out. Here's what I have so far.


There was about an hour left before I needed to start dinner, and so I did the ...

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Rabbits and Rainbows from ... Cat Patches

My goal for yesterday's sewing was to get through at least one of my Rainbow Scrap projects for March's greens. First, I went to work on the two Charm Stars blocks. These are rather labor intensive and each block takes over an hour to make. When I was nearly to the end of my sewing day I had them finished. This one:


And this one:


With those finished, I laid all the blocks out. Here's what I have so far.


There was about an hour left before I needed to start dinner, and so I did the ...

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end of rainbow book found from Making A Lather

Recently, my computer mouse and I have been at odds. I think I am in charge, and he thinks otherwise. I have a little finger tremble, and I am going places I didn't plan. Recently, I deleted comments unintentionally. The delete button is right next to the publish button, and I am thinking publish, and, the stupid mouse is thinking go further to the delete button. I am so sorry and sad. Is there a way to get them back on blogger. sigh..... Oh and the keyboard thinks I can't spell.

I am so relieved and excited to ...

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March 3, 2019
So Much Sewing from Cat Patches

It was a cold day yesterday, but temperatures warmed up enough to melt most of the snow away. It would be good if it would stay away now until next winter. I'm ready for spring. How about you?

Mike and I made a brief run into town. Because of the snow, neither our trash nor our recycling was picked up this week, which was fairly ridiculous. The roads to our trash can were plowed, so WTF? Anyway...we took our recycling into the depot in town to make way for more over the next two weeks. As for the ...

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So Much Sewing from ... Cat Patches

It was a cold day yesterday, but temperatures warmed up enough to melt most of the snow away. It would be good if it would stay away now until next winter. I'm ready for spring. How about you?

Mike and I made a brief run into town. Because of the snow, neither our trash nor our recycling was picked up this week, which was fairly ridiculous. The roads to our trash can were plowed, so WTF? Anyway...we took our recycling into the depot in town to make way for more over the next two weeks. As for the ...

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March 2, 2019
march one monthly goal from Making A Lather

We had a little hiccup at our house. We made an emergency room visit for my hubby with a wild heartbeat. He spent the night in the hospital and I haven't really felt normal. He's done this before and it went fine, but there is always the worry.

For March one monthly goal, I would like to add the borders, quilt and bind the Denise Schmidt version of Grand Illusion, a quiltville mystery quilt. I have the grand illusion done in the colors that Bonnie gave us, but, I made 2 at the same time. I doubt that ...

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February 27, 2019
birch trees from Making A Lather

Birch trees quilt is growing. I have been adding the different colors, row by row. I am really being somewhat random.


I am nearly done with all the blocks I have made. I think I like the size and will not need anymore blocks. Since I had made them for the rainbow scrap challenge, I made a few blocks in each color, and I didn't know if I would have to fill in with some new blocks to get a good color combination. So far, it looks good enough to me.

I think I have a favorite and then ...

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February 24, 2019
Oh Scrap! : My Garden Growns from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework



This week, I worked on finishing up my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks for my garden quilt.  My bee block didn't quite turn out like I wanted it to.  The wings were supposed to be a bit more forward and I was hoping it would look a bit more yellow.  I was planning on redoing it. But after I slept on it, I decided to accept its imperfections.




I also wanted a sunflower bloom to fit over my green sprout blocks made last year.  I had quite a few designs pinned but I chose to go with a favorite block ...

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February 23, 2019
yellow letters from Making A Lather

I really like making these letters. It seems quick and then there is the fun of a quick success.
I like that all the letters require pretty much the same size of strip, so I can just cut a 1 1/2 in strip and a 2/12 inch strip and pretty much make everything from there.



Last time I didn't get any takers on the letter game. So I will play it. and, everything plus s on the end.
pea
pear
reap
any
ran
gear
ear
near
area
err
sang
rang
spear
sear
grape
gray
grey
pan
pang ...

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February 17, 2019
Oh Scrap! : Corn from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Most of this week was spent working on other people's quilt.  So I didn't get a lot of sewing done.





I did get a yellow corn block completed for my Rainbow Scrap Challenge Garden quilt.
It will finish at 8 x 10"



I am still trying to decide what other yellow blocks I need for my quilt.  Even though the pineapple blocks are cute, that is not a fruit you see in my garden.  But you do see bees and sunflowers, so I think I will maybe add those.

I think the quilt is going to be a ...

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