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September 14, 2019
rsc from Making A Lather

I used my purple 2 1/2 inch strips to make 4 patches for an Irish chain quilt


And 8 patches? for woven checkerboard


I needed to do last month's blue to finish what I need for the quilt.


And I played with letters in purple.



I am linking to:
lots of purple inspiration at
rsc19 super saturday

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Purple Passion from Romany Quilting

This month the colour for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is purple.  This fun challenge is run by Angela of Sew Scrappy.  I don’t really wear purple, but I’m rather partial to the colour of soft lilac/lavender.  And I love the smell of lavender - that’s showing my age, I guess.  Getting my RSC blocks done has been a bit of a rush.  I cut the blocks out on Friday, and finished stitching them today, Saturday, so that’s good.

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Purple Asterisk blocks

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Four Bow Tie blocks

The last few days have been really busy.    We arrived home ...

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September 11, 2019
rsc letters from Making A Lather

My hubby made pickled green tomatoes with some masterful coaching from me. I have always felt bad about the tomatoes at the end of the season, that we don't get harvested. If these are yummy, we may have found the answer. I want to try a green tomato salsa as well. We still have more than enough red tomatoes to eat and maybe still can for the winter.


I have met a bit with my quilting friends, and since I still can't take my machine with back limitations, I used the time to cut some more letters for ...

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September 8, 2019
Oh Scrap! : Simple and Quick from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Due to some unplanned obligations, I didn't find too much time to sew this week.  And what time I did have, I spent sewing the binding on my Donuts quilt and preparing my outdoor gardens for fall.  I am hoping this week will allow me more time for sewing!



I did find time to dig through my 2.5" purple squares and put together three more blocks for one of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts.  
It is simple but I think it will be a favorite scrap quilt for the year.



I am up to 18 finished blocks and ...

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September 7, 2019
crayon from Making A Lather

I needed to catch up my crayons for the rainbow scrap challenge. I made a pink one from July.  I made lavender and purple for September.




We are off today to a rug hooking event.


I am linking to:
lots of purple inspiration at
rsc19 super saturday

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September 1, 2019
Oh Scrap! : Finally Purple! from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Even though today is the first day of September, I already have some of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks finished for the month.  I was pretty confident that this month was going to be purple so I started working on some blocks last week.

It has been a LONG time since we have broken out our purple bins!


This block is called the Bright Hope block and many of you have asked me for a tutorial.  There is already one at Red Pepper Quilts that you can find here.

I did cut my pieces a little larger.  The square is ...

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August 28, 2019
A Quilt Update from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I thought I would update you on my progress to finishing the top for my RSC Garden Quilt.  Even though I have been working on some Orphan Block quilts, I am still sewing up blocks and components for many other quilts.

That is always how I sew!



I think the last two blocks I showed you were these pink ones.  I decided I just did NOT like that bottom flower block in my quilt so I modified it some and made another one...



This block is so much better!



I pulled out my brown scraps and made a few more ...

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August 24, 2019
more on ringo lake quilt from Making A Lather


I have the first half of on ringo lake mystery quilt together. And all the rows ready for the second half of the quilt.


I don't see any mistakes so far. we will see...
I have a new snowman to share from my rug I am hooking, it will have to be my bright blue for the rainbow scrap challenge.


I am linking to:
lots of blue inspiration at
rsc19 super saturday

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Feeling Blue from Sew Preeti Quilts

I am not just making quilt blocks I am making friends.

Hmm... try again
That's it!

One fine day I received an email from Gail in which she explained that she was the original designer of the block (Abigail Angel) that eventually became the International Sister Quilt Block. She appreciated the fact that I did not claim the block as my own but had shared the tutorial freely. Gail further wrote that she was pleasantly surprised with the long life and the evolution of the block.
I was thrilled to hear from Gail - the original designer!!!
I asked if ...

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August 18, 2019
Oh Scrap! : Slow Scrap Week from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Most of my week was spent finishing up my Improv Garden quilt so I didn't make much progress on other scrap quilts.




I did pull some purple scraps and work on another "donut" for the quilt I am making from the book "No Scrap Left Behind".  In fact, I think this is the last color I need for that quilt so you just might see a finish in a few weeks.  I just need to decide on a background color and sew all the blocks together.



Some of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects already have enough blue blocks so ...

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August 17, 2019
pink star from Making A Lather

Great news, my hubby took me to Joann yesterday. I am 5 weeks out from surgery, so I haven't been in some time. I didn't make it all the way through a shopping visit, but I got my feet wet. They had an extra 30% off their fabric clearance, and another 10% if I finish the bolt. I picked 2, and then, hubby told them all of it, and stood in line to pay while I went and sat in the car. It was so fun. And ice cream afterwards, too.
I am still a little behind in ...

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August 12, 2019
Farm & Forage from ... Cat Patches

The day got off to its usual start yesterday. We didn't need to leave for our Farm & Forage lunch until around 12:30, and that left plenty of time for slow-stitching and rainbow scrap blocks.

First, I got a start on my 3rd mystery project. If you've been paying attention, I've done four mystery projects in the past couple of weeks. I've already finished #4, which was the teal mini swap, to be revealed later this month. Earlier, I traced out #3, and yesterday I started stitching it. It'll take me about a week to ...

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Farm & Forage from Cat Patches

The day got off to its usual start yesterday. We didn't need to leave for our Farm & Forage lunch until around 12:30, and that left plenty of time for slow-stitching and rainbow scrap blocks.

First, I got a start on my 3rd mystery project. If you've been paying attention, I've done four mystery projects in the past couple of weeks. I've already finished #4, which was the teal mini swap, to be revealed later this month. Earlier, I traced out #3, and yesterday I started stitching it. It'll take me about a week to ...

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August 11, 2019
Some Blocks and a Finish from ... Cat Patches

Yesterday turned into a desperately needed sewing day. The past couple of weeks have been very busy, and so I was really wanting just to do some simple, mindless sewing. I don't know if it was mindless, but mindless enough for me to concentrate on my current audio book.

My first task was to finish off December's block for A Year of Hearts. I neglected to take a picture with my point and shoot, and so you'll have to be content with this crappy picture from my iPhone.


I did manage to remember to get a picture ...

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Some Blocks and a Finish from Cat Patches

Yesterday turned into a desperately needed sewing day. The past couple of weeks have been very busy, and so I was really wanting just to do some simple, mindless sewing. I don't know if it was mindless, but mindless enough for me to concentrate on my current audio book.

My first task was to finish off December's block for A Year of Hearts. I neglected to take a picture with my point and shoot, and so you'll have to be content with this crappy picture from my iPhone.


I did manage to remember to get a picture ...

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Oh Scrap! : More Blue Blocks from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I still have a few more blue Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks to share this month.




I made four more garlic knot blocks using blue, black/white, and taupe.  I have to admit that these are my current favorite block on my design walls.



Here are the two colors together that I have completed so far.



Oh, but look what can happen with a few rotations!
This is simply just a happy accident - it wasn't intentional.  But I have learned when designing a block, when you create a "pattern" of fabric/color within a block, it can open up lots ...

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August 10, 2019
tiny tuesday from Making A Lather

I am a little afraid, I am getting too far behind on tiny tuesday blocks, but I remind myself that most of the time they are fun and quick enough to make. And just to help me out, there wasn't one this week.


I don't know why this looks so unpressed. I did press it..... must be gremlins.



I am linking to:
rsc19 super saturday

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August 7, 2019
Up on the Design Wall from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I am trying really hard not to start any new quilt designs this month so I thought I would bring in some of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks and put them up on the design wall in my sewing room.

Yes, it is time to finish up this garden quilt!



I am sure some blocks will get moved around a bit.  I still need some purple blocks and I have plans for a few brown and gray items.

I actually love the process of putting all these odd sized blocks all together.  My plan is to just use low volume ...

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August 4, 2019
Oh Scrap! : A New Color from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I was so hoping that the new RSC color for August was going to be purple.  But the color for this month is another shade of blue.  Many of my projects have more than enough blue blocks but thankfully I recently started some new RSC quilts so I do have a few blocks to make this month.



I made ten of my Bright Hopes blocks.  These are very quick to make because they are made with 2.5" strips - which I usually have in my scrap bins so all I need to do is cut the pieces to length.



I ...

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August 3, 2019
My Favourite Colour - I Love Blue from Romany Quilting

This month the colour for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is blue, my favourite colour, shades of light and bright blue this month.  When I go shopping for clothes I always check the racks for items in blue.  Boring for some perhaps, but I’m always happy wearing this colour, which reminds me of summer skies,  with perhaps a little pink or lilac occasionally.  With a busy month planned, I got on with my RSC sewing early and can tick this off my “to do list”.  I pulled out some more selvedge strips and completed my two Asterisk blocks.  I love ...

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