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August 10, 2022
blocks found from Making A Lather

My Granddaughter was here for a visit and decided to reorganize my extra room. I had no idea what she was doing, until it was too late. I use that room for a holding cell of blocks ready to make into tops and tops ready to be quilted, and unfortunately, as storage for whatever I don't know where to home them. I knew that this little set back, for me, was probably the reason I had lost my rhododendron mystery blocks. This week, when it was raining, I asked my hubby to accompany me to that room and make ...

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August 6, 2022
5 quilts August 5, 2022 from Making A Lather

 last July 8, 2022

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - orange- I made a few bow ties, even orange. With the announcement of the new leader/ender challenge from Quiltville, I decided to look back at the ones I have started and not finished, rather than start the new one. This was the earliest one I have not finished, and, I sorted it out and decided to work on this for a bit. If my calculations are correct, I only need 30 + more little blocks to start a top.


2. rhododendren mystery - hunter -    I have found the blocks. But that is another ...

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July 8, 2022
5 quilts July 8, 2022 from Making A Lather

 My last 5 quilt progress report June 24, 2022

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - purple- I am still working on finishing last month's rainbow scrap blocks in blue.

waffle stamp


2. rhododendren mystery - hunter -    I have lost the blocks. It has been too long and I don't remember where I put them. I am cleaning a whole room looking for them, so far, no luck.

3. Boho heart -Nothing new here. I am at a part that intimidates me. I can't just pick up something and quickly sew it together, so I procrastinate.

4. maple leaves - I need ...

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June 24, 2022
5 quilts June 24, 2022 from Making A Lather

 My last 5 quilt progress report June 8, 2022

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - blue- I had double the blue to do this month, as, I had cut some last year that I uncovered. 


2. rhododendren mystery - hunter -    I have lost the blocks. It has been too long and I don't remember where I put them. 

3. Boho heart -Nothing new here

4. maple leaves - The top  is together, and I can't find a border fabric that I like

 


Sometimes random works, and, sometimes, it doesn't. haha


5. fair and square -I am sewing the rows together ...

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June 8, 2022
5 quilts June 8, 2022 from Making A Lather

My last 5 quilt progress report May 30

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - blue- I am working on the rainbow scrap challenge colors that I didn't sew during the past months. waffle stamp blocks require the 1/12 inch block centers that have to be pieced ahead, before I can put them together. I did make the candy blocks in blue.



2. rhododendren mystery - hunter -   I finally cut the 1 inch squares I needed for the mystery quilt.

3. Boho heart - The first section on the left is together. Time to make a few blocks for the next section.

4 ...

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May 30, 2022
5 quilts May 30, 2022 from Making A Lather

 my last 5 quilts progress May 16, 2022

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - green- I have made a few green zipper blocks. I need to look for more solids. I have cut the print fabric for every color so far, but, I need more solid variety to sew the blocks.


2. rhododendren mystery - hunter -   I finally cut the 1 inch squares I needed for the mystery quilt. Everything is ready to start assembling the top.


3. Boho heart - The first section on the left is together. Time to make a few blocks for the next section. I have a set ready ...

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May 16, 2022
5 quilts May 16, 2022 from Making A Lather

 my last 5 quilts progress report April 25, 2022

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - green-  I worked on blossom time this week and I have used all my stems and leaves. I need to cut and make more. I will already be in the green scraps, so, it is a good time time to cut more.

2. rhododendren mystery - hunter -   I still need to cut 1 inch squares for cornerstones in garnet. No progress here.

3. Boho heart - The first section on the left is together. Time to make a few blocks for the next section.

4. maple leaves -  I have ...

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May 6, 2022
5 quilts May 6, 2022 from Making A Lather

 my last 5 quilts progress report April 25, 2022

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - green-  I made 7 candy blocks. This makes 35 blocks in rainbow colors for this quilt. I am aiming for 56. I like making them and it uses the smallest pieces, so it is a new favorite.


2. rhododendren mystery - hunter -   I need to cut 1 inch squares for cornerstones in garnet. yuk

3. Boho heart - I am working on section 1- the farthest left section. It is squirrelly to put together. I have to take a break when it gets too confusing. When I come back ...

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April 28, 2022
Rhododendron Trail Finish from TheEclecticAbuela

 Bonnie Hunter's annual mystery this year was called Rhododendron Trail.


I stayed (mostly) with Bonnie's colors--only substituting green for aqua. This is a different quilt than my usual ones; it is much lighter in color overall, but it is nice to make something out-of-the-ordinary sometimes.

Rhody Trail (92" x 100")


Rhody Trail (border and binding detail)


Rhody Trail (backing and binding detail)

A fun project--I love Mystery Quilts!


Happy Quilting.

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April 25, 2022
5 quilts April 25, 2022 from Making A Lather

 My 5 quilts progress report. My last report April 13th

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - pink - I started a new block this month called zipper? I am thinking 12 of each color/month


2. rhododendren mystery - hunter -   I am making setting triangles with the hourglasses. I have set B finished


and the cornerstones


3. Boho heart - I made 2 blocks in group 1 in orange.


4. DSP9-  I had a box of 9 patches that I had set aside to make disappearing 9 patches. I finished the two sides that were not finished with the arrangement of the dsp blocks ...

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April 13, 2022
5 quilts April 13, 2022 from Making A Lather

My 5 quilts progress report. My last report April 4th

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - pink - I made waffle stamp blocks in yellow for March, yes March. I was behind making these.




2. Every which way- I added one border with fabric from the box and this one is officially sent to the "to be quilted" vault 

3. rhododendren mystery - hunter -  I have all the block B finished- Next, I need to make setting triangles with the hourglasses.



4. Love jelly roll This is the 4th jelly roll used for the year. I am aiming for 12. I have added ...

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April 4, 2022
5 quilts April 4, 2022 from Making A Lather

  My 5 quilts progress report. My last report March 21

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - pink- I cut and sewed all the yellow hunter's star blocks for March.


and I started with pink for April with candy blocks



2. I used a random number generator and I opened the box for an older ufo called 'every which way' by gigis thimble that I started in 2016. It looks like the top is made and just needs borders. There is enough fabric left to make them. I really don't remember where or how I started this one. But, it is ...

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March 21, 2022
5 quilts march 21, 2022 from Making A Lather

 My 5 quilts progress report. my last 5 quilts report march 7, 2022

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - yellow/gold - I am catching up hunters star blocks in red and aqua and I am just about done, maybe 5 left to do.



This quilt is officially retired to the "to be quilted" closet
I used a random number generator and I will be opening the box for an older ufo called every which way by gigis thimble

3. rhododendren mystery - hunter -  all rhodo clue 6 ...

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March 7, 2022
5 quilts march 7, 2022 from Making A Lather

  My 5 quilts progress report.

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - yellow/gold  I am working on my hole in the barn blocks. I didn't think I was going to add these this year, but, I did. SO, I am catching up red from January, and aqua from February.

I used adding machine tape to see if I like it. Yes, I did, but it was a pain in the neck, so, I thought I could eyeball 2 1/2 inches and just started sewing long strips. Much better.


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February 28, 2022
5 quilts february 28, 2022 from Making A Lather

 My 5 quilts progress report. I tried to not do this EVERY week (boring) but, it has worked to keep me focused. And, I miss it. I find I have been a little haphazard without it. I thought I would do it every month, but, I think I need to go back to every week to help me.

1.rainbow scrap challenge - color aqua/teal - boho heart. I worked on the blue/aqua blocks I needed for boho heart. 



2. 
full stop quilt that Angela is doing for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy.- I made the last row ...

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February 22, 2022
Weekly update: a flimsy, sewing ahead, catching up -- and some good books! from With Strings Attached

 


I added an outer border to Rhododendron Trail to contain the design.  In retrospect I should have limited it to 25 blocks because it is really, really long.  Too late now!  

12-1/2 yards.

I had to buy more of the turquoise print. Fortunately Joann's had 2 yards on the bolt. And that was ALL I bought.  (At Joann's, that is. There's a DSW next door and I found these terrific shoes. I've seen them in a couple of mail-order catalogs but this way I could try them on. They also came in two-tone blue and ...

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February 16, 2022
WIP progress from Making A Lather

I am working on clue 6 of rhododendron trail mystery quilt from quiltville. I cut the yellow pieces from my 2 1/2 inch strip bin to size, but, I just used WOF, or close to that, of neutrals. They will naturally be cut to the right size when I subcut. That saved me one step.


I cut the red pieces too.

Another early morning and I might be ready to make a block. 

I started sewing the  dart -a free pattern jelly roll quilt into rows at my Tuesday group. All the strips start the same and then, a ...

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February 7, 2022
5 quilts february 7 2022 from Making A Lather

  Covid has come to visit and I am not very perky. I think we are holding our own, but who knows.

My 5 quilts progress report.

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - color aqua/teal. I have candy made from crumbs and strings.



2. full stop quilt that Angela is doing for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy.- I have 2 rows finished



3. rhododendren mystery - hunter -  I haven't done anything on this project. I think I have some cutting I need to do for clue 6. I haven't looked.


4..  too many circles - the top is finished. I ...

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January 24, 2022
5 quilts January 24 2022 from Making A Lather

  My 5 quilts progress report.

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - color red - blossom time is a quiltville pattern from quiltmaker magazine. I think Bonnie Hunter made an actual pattern that can be purchased. I made 12 for the red month.




2. full stop quilt that Angela is doing for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy.- I have started to finish each row to the size of the quilt I want. Right now, I am aiming for 69 wide. 




3. rhododendren mystery - hunter -  I am working on clue 5, adding the hst to the parts from a previous clue. 


oops ...

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January 23, 2022
What’s New for ’22 from Stash Overflow

You would think that I would have posted regularly in 2020 and 2021 because of the lockdown. I have no idea why I didn’t. I was very productive. For awhile last year I was dropping off or picking up quilts from my long-armer every week or two. I haven’t counted lately but I must have at least a dozen to bind. Yikes! The biggest news is that Ladies of the Sea is among those to be bound. Yay! It came back from the quilter a few months ago. I had some finishing work to do: embroidering some missing ...

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