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January 8, 2022
Mabern from Sew Preeti Quilts

Happy New Year to you! Hope you are staying warm, safe and sane.  Hey, two out of three ain't bad :-D

Looks beautiful, feels horrible


I have a new finish!

First finish of 2022.

Meet my first finish of 2022 - Mabern, a combination of Mari and Bernie :-) 

Paul, the model


Mermaids Backing


Sunny Day

Mabern is so named because all the background fabric came from Mari and several of the focus fabrics came from Bernie.  Mabern finished at 40" by 48".
I will be sharing with all my favorite linky parties. See full list on the sidebar. 


Walking Foot ...

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red scraps and rsc from Making A Lather

I started sorting for the  rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy with 1 1/2 inch strips in red. I went through the entire gallon bag of strips and pulling any that were not at least 12 inches long. I had a nice little pile. I cut as many as I could into 1 1/2 inch squares for easy breezy blocks if there was 4 matching. If there was at least 3 inches left I put them together to make 4 patches, some will be used for blossom time and some will just be made into random 4 patches ...

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First RSC Sewing of the Year from Romany Quilting

We arrived back from holiday yesterday, and last night I could hardly wait to investigate my proposed RSC for the new year.  And today, I did make a start.  Late during the year I had started stitching some string blocks, so this will be carried over in 2022, until I catch up with the colours, or decide I have made enough.  It didn't take too long to make a red string block for January.

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Red string block

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Six done so far

I received a bag of butterfly fabrics when my neighbour was moved into a rest home.  There were ...

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January 2, 2022
Oh Scrap! : Happy 2022 from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I don't know about everyone else, but I am so happy to put 2021 in the rearview mirror.

Let's all have hope that this new year is a better one.




A new year also means the Rainbow Scrap Challenge starts back up again.  I read through the lines on Angela's Instagram account and figured out early that red was going to be the color for January.  So I got an early start and already have some blocks to share.

Here are my Two Bits blocks in red.  I had made some in 2021 so I didn't ...

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January 1, 2022
one monthly goal and rainbow scrap challenge from Making A Lather

 I worked on crumb stars last year for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I have 72 blocks made which will make a nice lap size. I am moving it to the ufo list since I don't know what I want to do with them yet. I thought I might make a straight setting until I took the picture and then I like them on point. we shall see


I am anxious to move on to something new.

I want to make  5 quilts for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I seem to have a thing ...

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December 26, 2021
Goodbye 2021 from Sew Preeti Quilts

I have a new finish!!!  Let me show you a few process pictures before the final reveal.


Basting

A Grizzly and a Polar Bear walked into a quilt!!! 



Quilting Slowly


And here is the finished quilt. Hanging from Mari's Balcony. We got together for lunch and quilty chitchat last weekend.


We make these RSC blocks a few every month and then set them aside. On one hand it is not a surprise or a grand finale because we have been seeing these blocks come together throughout the year. But (and this is a big one) the visual impact of ...

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Oh Scrap! : RSC2022 from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 With only a few more days left in 2021, I thought I had better make a final decision on what Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks I am going to make for 2022.

I am keeping it simple this year!


This one is a carryover from last year.  I still need about 11 more blocks in lots of different colors.  I was hoping to just finish it up this year but I think at this point we can agree that is not going to happen.

These blocks are used using the Two Bits Scrap Mixology pattern.




Last year I made a few ...

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December 20, 2021
A Tiny Finish from Cat Patches

When I went downstairs after writing yesterday's post, I found the Stanbro Men (human and feline) sitting comfortably and watching snow fall off the roof. Smitty was strategically positioned to keep his "peets" warm.


Sadie sat with me, keeping my feet warm as I stitched on my quilt binding.


With her expurrt assistance, I turned the third corner.


I have to limit the amount of time I spend holding a needle because it makes my broken thumb sore if I stitch for too long. Sometimes it's fine, but the healing process has been slow where my thumb is ...

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A Tiny Finish from ... Cat Patches

When I went downstairs after writing yesterday's post, I found the Stanbro Men (human and feline) sitting comfortably and watching snow fall off the roof. Smitty was strategically positioned to keep his "peets" warm.


Sadie sat with me, keeping my feet warm as I stitched on my quilt binding.


With her expurrt assistance, I turned the third corner.


I have to limit the amount of time I spend holding a needle because it makes my broken thumb sore if I stitch for too long. Sometimes it's fine, but the healing process has been slow where my thumb is ...

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December 19, 2021
Whose Woods are These? from Cat Patches

We expected snow last night. When we went to bed it was raining hard. We told one another that as long as it was raining, it wouldn't be snowing. Nevertheless, we woke up to this scene this morning. This image is taken from the window where my mid-arm machine sits:


This next one was from the living room window. It's pretty, isn't it?


The temperature was 33°F this morning, and so I don't imagine it will be around long. It slides off our new metal roof in great avalanches. The kitties don't know what ...

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Whose Woods are These? from ... Cat Patches

We expected snow last night. When we went to bed it was raining hard. We told one another that as long as it was raining, it wouldn't be snowing. Nevertheless, we woke up to this scene this morning. This image is taken from the window where my mid-arm machine sits:


This next one was from the living room window. It's pretty, isn't it?


The temperature was 33°F this morning, and so I don't imagine it will be around long. It slides off our new metal roof in great avalanches. The kitties don't know what ...

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December 18, 2021
All Sewing, All the Time from ... Cat Patches

Well, I had big ideas about things I was going to do yesterday, including making a lasagna for our visit with California friends. There was at least one housekeeping chore on yesterday's agenda too. Did I do any of that? Are you kidding? Well...the answer is no. I was close to finishing my quilt, and nothing was going to stand in my way. Unless you include my cat. He stands in my way a lot when I'm quilting.


When he sees me quilting, he thinks it's time to call in reinforcements: Him.


Okay, but just moving ...

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All Sewing, All the Time from Cat Patches

Well, I had big ideas about things I was going to do yesterday, including making a lasagna for our visit with California friends. There was at least one housekeeping chore on yesterday's agenda too. Did I do any of that? Are you kidding? Well...the answer is no. I was close to finishing my quilt, and nothing was going to stand in my way. Unless you include my cat. He stands in my way a lot when I'm quilting.


When he sees me quilting, he thinks it's time to call in reinforcements: Him.


Okay, but just moving ...

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red letter day from Making A Lather

 I have the next word for my rsc project - this time in red.


can you believe 2021 is almost over? Time has flown and now for some odd reason, people are asking me if I am ready for Christmas. Christmas? what? umm no.

easy breezy - 1 1/2 in

 I am linking to:

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RSC - Getting there slowly from Romany Quilting

With the busy lead up to Christmas, I haven't had much spare time to work on my Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects, and I felt like I was suffering from withdrawal symptoms.  Sometimes, you just want to get on with it.  Finally today, I sat with my boat donation quilt in the afternoon, knotted off my horizontal quilting rows and buried the ends.  That took ages, but I prefer to do this rather than make knots by machine.

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Working on the bot quilt again

Next step is to machine quilt in the borders, but I don't think this will ...

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December 16, 2021
Barely Started from ... Cat Patches

This morning, I'm barely awake. I couldn't get to sleep last night, and it was well after 2:00 a.m. before I finally gave up the ghost. Probably I spent too much time reading on my iPad. Sometimes the bright screen bothers me if I stay at it too long. It fills my ordinarily dim bulb of a brain with the light of a hundred thousand thoughts that keep swirling around like leaves in the wind. I thought about all sorts of things, but none of them bored me into slumber. It's going to be a ...

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Barely Started from Cat Patches

This morning, I'm barely awake. I couldn't get to sleep last night, and it was well after 2:00 a.m. before I finally gave up the ghost. Probably I spent too much time reading on my iPad. Sometimes the bright screen bothers me if I stay at it too long. It fills my ordinarily dim bulb of a brain with the light of a hundred thousand thoughts that keep swirling around like leaves in the wind. I thought about all sorts of things, but none of them bored me into slumber. It's going to be a ...

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December 14, 2021
Winter White from Cat Patches

We got a dusting of snow last night, as expected. I don't expect it will stay around long, but I haven't checked the forecast either. It's easy to see why this time of day is known as the "blue hour."


It was a long day yesterday. I left home at 9:00 a.m., and met Sue for breakfast. Then I submitted to having my hair permed. It was after 2:00 p.m. by the time I got home. When I embark on a day like yesterday, I'm always reminded of the line from the ...

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Winter White from ... Cat Patches

We got a dusting of snow last night, as expected. I don't expect it will stay around long, but I haven't checked the forecast either. It's easy to see why this time of day is known as the "blue hour."


It was a long day yesterday. I left home at 9:00 a.m., and met Sue for breakfast. Then I submitted to having my hair permed. It was after 2:00 p.m. by the time I got home. When I embark on a day like yesterday, I'm always reminded of the line from the ...

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December 11, 2021
rainbow scraps in aqua from Making A Lather

I have added a new word to my rsc project. I had forgotten how much I like to make letters. I use Lori Holt's alphabet book.


I am trying to prepare for next year and a new rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy project. I want to do strings and crumbs by color so I have started sorting the big bucket into colors. I was afraid  I wouldn't find enough of each color, but, alas, I have plenty. And some have already been sorted into baggies. If I do a little every day, I may have it sorted ...

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