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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.

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lots of purple inspiration at
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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 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.

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lots of purple inspiration at
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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.

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lots of blue inspiration at
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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 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.

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August 3, 2019
pink letters from Making A Lather

I made pink letters for my quote quilt.

 And while I was sorting through the pink, I found the remnants of another quilt. I wonder what to do with so many extra pieces. Do I use it as a starting point for another pink quilt, or split the pieces up into their parts.? What would you do?

It's also a new month and the new rainbow color is bright/ light blue. And time to make a new goal for August. I know it is best to keep my goals easier this month as I try to find a new ...

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July 28, 2019
A little rainbow sewing from Making A Lather

I have been feeling better every day, still, not very chatty. Yesterday,  I sat and sewed one seam in my sewing room. I have enjoyed looking through the pink scraps. I made a pink crayon, and 4 patches for woven checkerboard.

I had the chance to cut the alphabet letters that I needed in pink for the quote quilt. Once, I feel like really sewing again, it shouldn't take long to make them.

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July 16, 2019
tiny tuesday from Making A Lather

I needed to get back to making my tiny Tuesday blocks for the rainbow scrap challenge. I am a "tiny"  bit behind. haha I have finished May and orange. I have 3 for June and blue yet to do.

I have a snowman finished for my rug hooking. I don't know why I am dragging my feet on this rug. The snowmen are adorable and they are easy to hook.

I am getting very close to having all the garden party blocks sewn. I will need to cut 1 1/2 inch strips for the chain blocks.

Tomorrow is ...

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July 13, 2019
wiggle finish from Making A Lather

I have a finish for the rainbow scrap challenge this week. I found the pattern in a magazine, and it was called rainbow baby, but, I recognized the name of the designer of one of my favorite bloggers, Cynthia Brunz. She has the pattern called wiggle time, and can be found here at quilting is more fun than housework. I really like it in rainbow colors. This was my first machine only binding. I could use more practice, but it will be fine for a baby. This is my 9th finish for the year.

I started it here and here ...

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July 6, 2019
wiggle time from Making A Lather

I have not really had much quilting time. I am preparing for a lumbar fusion surgery, and trying to spend time with my Grandchildren. I am not sure how long I will have to spend recovering, so there are some things I want to be sure get finished. I haven't done any pink sewing at all for the rainbow scrap challenge. I haven't even peeked into the pink scrap bin. I thought blue was going to be June and July, but I reread the post and see where I might have been confused.

I have put wiggle time ...

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June 29, 2019
blue scraps from Making A Lather

I was in the left lane, and I noticed the car up ahead was in the right lane at a dead stop. I wondered what was wrong. Fortunately, I slowed to be sure everything was all right. Then I realized we were waiting on a new family of ducks. Oh, they were so cute and so very tiny. I wish our world took better care of our small and vulnerable things.

I have blue woven checkerboard blocks made for the rainbow scrap challenge.

And a blue scraptastic star is finished.

I was in the mood to sort through my batik ...

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June 28, 2019
allietare and one monthly goal from Making A Lather

Earlier this month, I posted my goals for one monthly goal at Elm street quilts.

My one monthly goal for June
I wanted to:
1. Finish smith mountain morning - done

2. move allietare along- done
I cut and trimmed the outside of allietare, and I added the gold inner border. I like pressing the borders and noticing all the bits of fabric that I used. The red with black crows was/is one of my favorite Debbie Mumm prints.

I added a black outer border, and it is on the long arm ready to quilt.

3. make swap blocks - done ...

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June 22, 2019
liberty sewing from Making A Lather

I did have a finish yesterday - yay me
I guess working on this quilt is the most blue sewing I have done this week for the rainbow scrap challenge. This is one of those "I didn't see it coming" projects. It isn't even on the list of important finishes I want to get done. But, once I sorted it out, I just had to keep working on it. I have been piecing the squares to go around the framed pieces and join them together.

I did put the point on the blue crayon - what an effort.

I made ...

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June 15, 2019
blue crayon from Making A Lather

I didn't get much blue sewing done this week for the rainbow scrap challenge. I had a steroid injection in my back and it was fine, but stressing over it had me a little blah. I did sew a blue crayon together for the crayon quilt.

I started making little tulip blocks, just for fun. It is a new Bonnie Hunter pattern in quiltmaker magazine called blossom time. Each block requires very little thinking or fabric, so I grabbed a scrappy bucket and cut a few just to try. My only problem is borrowing little 4 patches from the ...

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June 8, 2019
blue scraps from Making A Lather

My blue drawer hasn't been loved on in a long time. The color drawers we have already had for the rainbow scrap challenge are tidy, except green. I don't know what happened, but I didn't sort through the drawer.

I am glad it is time to sort through blue. I have noticed that even if I have an organizational plan in my color drawers, the minute I need something, it is toss and tumble.

first up for the rainbow scrap challenge and the dark blue month of June, is my flying home blocks. I had enough of ...

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June 6, 2019
tiny tuesday progress from Making A Lather

I have to catch up with all the blocks for the rainbow scrap challenge. Angie at Quilting on the Crescent. shared a tiny tuesday block last month that I have finished. I made a mistake with it, but it stays this way. It was supposed to have the orange print in all four corners.

Sally at The Objects of Design shared this cute block last month. It's called bear bowtie.

I was intimidated by this one. I am not very skilled at applique, and the reverse applique was scarey. But, once I made the decision to do it, it ...

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June 3, 2019
orange letters from Making A Lather

I just barely finished these in May for the rainbow scrap challenge, just in time to squeak into a blue month. I am usually done and ready for a new color a week ahead, and, then drumming my fingers for the new month. Not May, I have really been surprised it is a new month. I ran out of scraps and had to cut a little bit of yardage. These are the orange letters I need for a quote quilt.

I am still cleaning out bags and buckets. If I don't know where to put them I am taking ...

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May 25, 2019
the end of the rainbow from Making A Lather

This is officially the last Saturday in May and for orange at the rainbow scrap challenge. I am not really finished with the color yet. I haven't even started orange words for my quilt. But I did get the "made" fabric ready for the end of the rainbow quilt. Each month I make 6 blocks. I only have one more color and then all the pieces will be ready to assemble.

There are some rows that I had enough finished blocks to partially assemble them.

I made 32- 4 patches for an irish chain quilt I am hoping to ...

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May 22, 2019
pineapple new round from Making A Lather

Yesterday was hijacked by my husband's heart and atrial fibrillation. They decided to shock him into rhythm. It was a long ordeal, and more waiting time than fixing time. It started in the morning, and, I thought we had circumvented the hospital by going to the doctor's office. Our doctor was out for the day, and his partner decided to be a bit more aggressive. So, we ended up spending a few hours in the hospital for a cardiac conversion.
He is much better and home. We have a million more medications and instructions, getting older isn't ...

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