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October 16, 2021
still orange from Making A Lather

 Somehow this week, I sewed a few orange color blocks for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I have strip sets to sew a couple more blocks. I am just a little behind.

I am thinking about rsc 2022. My plan for 2021 was to work on ufos in the color of the month for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. It worked great the first part of the year, but, then, I became bogged down. However, it was a great catalyst to dig out ufos and make decisions to move them forward. But, I really want to ...

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October 9, 2021
green houses from Making A Lather

 Just a little sewing for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. They are not very limey, but, it won't matter in the big picture. I seem to be behind, mentally, on the rainbow sewing.


I am linking to:

My rainbow projects for 2021 with links:

tiny houses

postage stamp psp20/21

ice cream

waffle stamp blocks

color blocks quilt along

crumb stars

purple Ufos

zuckerwatte finished

red ufos

aunt Eliza star - finish

blue ufos

floating stars and here and here - finished

green ufos

Christmas sparkle and here

epp ...

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September 25, 2021
orange crumb stars from Making A Lather

 Most of my orange scraps are gone, but, I have strings and crumbs which I needed for crumb stars and the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy this month. I am using 4 1/2 inch squares of crumbs for the center and 2 1/2 inch HSTS for the star points. With the year almost over ( how did that happen), I will be figuring out what to do with the stars I have made this year.




It has gotten cold this fall. We need to clean out the garden. I was really sad to put long pants and socks ...

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September 18, 2021
orange tiny houses from Making A Lather

I have orange tiny houses for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I may have 2 rounds of oranges in the box already. But every year the scraps are different. And, it will take forever to make enough tiny houses  to make a quilt.



I found a box of leftover pieces from Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt frolic, and decided to put the HSTS together as pinwheels. I have them next to the sewing machine and I use them as leader/enders until they are gone. 


leader/enders

I am off to guild open sew today and a jelly roll ...

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September 11, 2021
tiny orange scraps from Making A Lather

I had one lonely aqua 16 patch color block from last month for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy.


then, I worked on 4 psp 20 blocks in this month's color - orange. I am amazed at how many different oranges there are, but, I was also surprised how few oranges of any size, I have left in the scrap bins.



My Friday group has started making Boho heart by Jen Kingwell. I am doing it in rainbow colors. Part of the fun of a group project is seeing how different all of our hearts will be when finished ...

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September 4, 2021
ode to joey quilt finish from Making A Lather

I have an actual finish this week. My ode to Joey quilt is almost ready for the quilt show the first of October. I just need to make a label. I have worked on this quilt for almost three years. First, I made the words by color for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy in 2019. And then, I have slowly been sewing it together. I began this as a way to heal a broken heart, and it has become very meaningful to me.


80x85 = about 20 yards of fabric

I used a wide flannel back and a scrappy ...

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August 21, 2021
a few tiny houses from Making A Lather

I can't believe this all I have ready for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy this week.

tiny houses in a square

I did get the purple semi colons done for the full stop quilt that Angela is doing.


 I have been working on sea swept and quilting ode to Joey. And the garden is in need of attention. We have tomatoes to can. We are dehydrating some, but, I will need to can.  I did "harvest" some elderberries from our woods and near our church. It takes a lot to make even a tincture. So, I press ...

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August 14, 2021
crumb stars from Making A Lather

I had fun digging in the scrap bag for aqua crumbs. I knew I wanted to make crumb stars this week and with the color of aqua. Aqua is the color of the month for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I was able to make 9 centers and then, 9 blocks.




I found all of these crumbs in the crumb and string bins. I had cleaned them all into one place as we prepared for company. I was afraid, if I broke them out of hiding, a mess would ensue. But, I think I outsmarted it.

I am ...

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August 13, 2021
quilt top ready from Making A Lather

In an effort to make it longer than wider, I added wonky stars to the top and bottom of my ode to Joey quilt, and, now, it is a top. I have a large flannel  wide back for the back and a multicolored binding sewn together. I made this for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. And, now, it lives in the "to be quilted" closet annex.  I have a 'sleep in your own bed" retreat this weekend. I haven't even decided what I am taking to work on while I am there. I have a Christmas quilt ...

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August 6, 2021
crayon quilt top from Making A Lather

It's a top. I made this crayon quilt using the colors of the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy last year or the year before. Then, I decided I wanted to make something different for the border, so it took longer than expected.

the grass and the wind were a problem

I found a pretty blue cotton sheet for the back, and made a scrappy binding. Now, it will join its friends in the "to be quilted" closet which is chock a block full. There may need to be a spill over location soon.


I have been sewing hsts ...

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August 3, 2021
goals from Making A Lather

 The rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy color for August is aqua. I remembered country roads that is ready to be quilted and decided that will be my goal for one monthly goal at elm street quilts. I have some charity quilts to quilt first, then I will give it a turn on the longarm. 

country roads





It is time to put waffle stamp blocks away for a little vacation since I have finished the last of the blocks to be sewn.

I have 168 blocks

I have cut and sewn these blocks along with the rainbow scrap challenge ...

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July 31, 2021
last saturday from Making A Lather

 I am working on a more eclectic housing addition for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy.

3 1/2 inch

Hubby is recovering well from hip replacement surgery. It helps me realize just how much he does around here while I try to pick up the slack. And the zucchini just keeps coming. LOL

this will be a busy quilt


I am linking to:

My rainbow projects for 2021 with links:

tiny houses

postage stamp psp20/21

ice cream

waffle stamp blocks

color blocks quilt along

crumb ...

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July 23, 2021
wonky stars from Making A Lather

 Last year I made tiny wonky stars along with the color for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I had no idea what I was going to do with them. I just knew they were cute and fun. And, when I made the roofs for tiny houses, I had 2 little triangles left from trimming that needed a purpose. I made 60 0f them, but that isn't enough for anything.


Well, as I was trying to figure out how to lengthen my ode to Joey quilt, I realized I could use them to make a border or two ...

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July 3, 2021
easy blocks from Making A Lather

I haven't dug into the dark scraps yet for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy.

I just have been working on the same old stuff - easy breezy



I am going to need to cut more yet again

waffle stamp blocks



I saw this truck in a parking lot and thought it was beautiful and timely.


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July 1, 2021
All's Good from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm

 I'm back and doing well. I'm sorry I've been awol for the past 3 months. So much has change but all for the good. My treatments ended the end of April and I made it. I was so happy they were over and wanted to get back to a routine and start exercising that I over did it and had to slow down and allow my body some time to recover from all that I had been through the past 10 months.

Well that is what I did and this past month I have been able to ...

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June 26, 2021
tiny houses from Making A Lather

Tiny houses to sew, big house to clean for my daughter's visit next month. Purple is the color for June rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy, and one of my favorites. But, there has been so much going on, that I haven't even pulled all the purple scraps out to look at them.


I lost my resolve to sew 2 easy breezy  blocks each day. I made 3 for the week. I need to cut more after a thorough counting of what is in the drawer.
 


otherwise, I have been gardening, and preserving, and decluttering, and cleaning.

I ...

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June 20, 2021
postage stamp blocks from Making A Lather

Not many rainbows here. I haven't been sewing much. I did finish Aunt Eliza star top this week. When I realized I had very little to show for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy, I tried to quickly sew a few psp 20 /21 blocks for the color purple.





I have 57 blocks finished. I was thinking that if I sash them, I won't have to match seems. But, I have seen so many postage stamp quilts that are really great without sashing. what to do... I guess I will just keep making them until I decide ...

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June 12, 2021
retreat top from Making A Lather

We had a sleep in your own bed retreat yesterday and will have one today. My main project to work on was my ode to Joey quilt. I worked on piecing the rows and joining the rows. I plan on using it as a visual aid for Church class on Sunday. I made the words according to the color of the month for rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. It is a rectangle the wrong way, so, I need to figure out what I want to do for the top and bottom.

someone was taking pictures 



I have 3 quilts ...

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June 8, 2021
waffles blocks from Making A Lather

 I have been making the waffle stamp blocks this year as part of the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I cut for about 50 at the beginning and then used the color of the month to cut more. And to sew them together according to the color of the month. This month, I cut purple and that gave me 168 cut. I am sure that is enough. So, now I can add the finish of this quilt to my regular, any time, sewing.

Now that I have all the pieces cut for the waffle blocks, I am going to ...

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June 6, 2021
waffle stamp blocks in purple from Making A Lather

Purple is the color for June at the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I really like purple. I grabbed the purple bag of 1 1/2 inch strips and cut for several waffle stamp blocks. I need a piece that is at least 17 inches to get 3 -5 1/2 rectangles. Then, the fun begins.  I had enough center pieces made ahead for this batch of waffle stamp blocks. I still have a few purple sets that are not done, that I can make after I make some center strips of 1 1/2 inch squares or strips ...

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