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February 15, 2019
my tiny tuesday blocks from Making A Lather

Great story. It has taken me this long to decide if, and how, I was going to quilt along with So Scrappy's rainbow sampler this year. I was feeling the pinch of being behind, and I wasn't sure how to envision it finished. I started looking for ideas.
I tend toward plain neutral backgrounds. I am chicken I guess.
I really liked Diann of Little Penguin's grey background.
and the prints background at  Jamie's L'fair.
and Susie's print knitty quilter.

I shopped online and added several great backgrounds to shopping carts. But ...

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February 9, 2019
yellow sunshine from Making A Lather

I'm anxious to get started with the yellow for the rainbow scrap challenge for the month of February. I have the yellow row for wiggle time. It is such a cute quilt.

and the crayon pieced in yellow

I am going through the drawer of bigger hunks and chunks, and, either sorting them and refolding them. or cutting them into useable sizes. I needed 4 1/2 in strips for 2 of the rainbow quilts and 2 1/2 in strips for some of the quilts. Anything really little, I am cutting 2 1/2 in tumbler blocks or ...

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February 2, 2019
birch trees again from Making A Lather

The color for the February rainbow scrap challenge is yellow, my favorite color. I didn't have time to gather the yellow scraps, yet, but, I had a chance to work on the birch trees at Friday group. I got this far, and then, some little bitty stubborn thread got stuck in the bobbin case, and I couldn't sew any more. bummer.
I cut some flannel kits until I ran out of flannel that I had brought.
Luckily, I have a great machine repair guy at home, and he was able to take it apart, and get my sweet ...

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January 26, 2019
seeing red from Making A Lather

I sorted through my red scrap drawer and used up any smaller pieces. The bigger pieces I sorted by whether they would look good with a white background or a cream background. So far, most of the rainbow quilts I am making use a white background. I may have to challenge myself to make a cream based quilt rainbow style. Oh, I just thought of something - squirrel

I made checkerboards in red for Cynthia Brunz's design woven checkerboard. She blogs at Quilting is more fun than housework. This is the second quilt of hers I am doing for the ...

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January 25, 2019
letters and words from Making A Lather

I have been having fun making letters again. I think they are really easy. I am using the Lori Holt spelling bee book. I have really enjoyed how well it is put together, and the instructions are great.
I especially like that I can cut a few strips in common sizes and then use off of them with each letter. So, most of the sizes are common among the letters. I don't feel like I am digging around for something else, or left with unuseable scraps.

My biggest problem is I am angle challenged. And I think the pictures ...

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January 20, 2019
crayon rsc from Making A Lather

Another quilt I want to make for the rainbow scrap challenge is the Emily Herrick Crayon quilt. It is great to start with a basic color of red.
I could cut these pieces from a 2 1/2 in strips which I still need to reduce.

I sewed them together in pairs and then 4s etc.

As a leader and ender I am sewing together the triangle pieces for pinwheel fancy

And a crayon was born.

I am linking:

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January 12, 2019
rsc flying home from Making A Lather

I am making a new rainbow scrap challenge quilt this year called flying home. I had enough of this scrap red to make 5 blocks. But it is all gone now. hooray.

 Each Tuesday, Angela at so scrappy is introducing a Tiny Tuesday block. By the end of the year, we will have enough for a sampler rainbow quilt. The first one was string blocks.

We have actual snow. It started through the night and is still snowing. It is so pretty and quiet.

I am linking:

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January 5, 2019
baby rainbow from Making A Lather

I am already in love with this pattern. It is called wiggle time by Cynthia Brunz of Quilting is more fun than housework ( gotta love that name) I am making a rainbow version to follow along with the rainbow scrap challenge. It was easy to cut.

The units were easy.

And the assembly was easy with nothing to match.

And it looks great. I can already imagine it in different colors. But, for now, I will be patient and enjoy it one color at a time rainbow style.

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