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September 17, 2021
sea swept blocks together from Making A Lather

I have all the sections together for sea swept. I am leaving it out on the couch so I can keep walking by and checking for a block turned wrong. I think I am going to do a piano key border. which is better than noticing after it is quilted.  Our guild is having a jelly roll race this Saturday and I will use my jelly roll for the borders. Maybe I will win the race LOL


I went to a rug hooking event this last Saturday, and I found some old quilts on tables that were very interesting, and ...

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September 5, 2021
stash report September 5, 2021 from Making A Lather

There was a sale. All good things happen when that is the case. I added a little to my civil war reproduction fabrics. I thought the orange one was more of a mustard than a cheddar.


stash report September 5, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 20 yards    

Fabric Used year to Date: 149 yards

Fabric Added this week: 3 1/4 yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date: 108 1/4 yards

net fabric: 40 3/4 yards used more than bought 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week. I finished ode to joey quilt here. I have ...

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August 29, 2021
stash report August 29, 2021 from Making A Lather

 More fabric trickling in the house. I won the drawing for show and tell at quilt guild.

and I like charm packs

stash report August 29, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards    

Fabric Used year to Date: 129 yards

Fabric Added this week: 1.5 yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date: 105 yards

net fabric: 24 yards used more than bought 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week. and made significant progress on sea swept.

I didn't go to rug hooking guild last week. I stayed home to longarm, since I have a few last ...

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August 22, 2021
stash report August 22, 2021 from Making A Lather

I had to buy fabric to recut  the diamonds for sea swept. I bought 2 yards of kona snow from Joann fabrics. And, I nearly used all of it. Those blocks are done and I am starting the assembly of the quilt.


 stash report August 22, 2021


Fabric Used this week: 0 yards    

Fabric Used year to Date: 129 yards

Fabric Added this week: 2 yards  kona snow replacement
Fabric Added Year to Date: 103 1/2 yards

net fabric: 25 1/2 yards used more than bought 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week. 

I have ...

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August 1, 2021
stash report August 1, 2021 from Making A Lather

I ordered a mystery fat quarter bundle from Missouri star quilt company. I liked all the fat quarters that I received. There were a few colors of the top fabric and nothing too wild. 

It was fun to see what was a mystery

stash report August 1, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 24 yards    for aunt elizas star

Fabric Used year to Date: 111 1/2 yards

Fabric Added this week: 3 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 97 3/4 yards

net fabric: 13 3/4 yards used more than bought - I am on the positive side again

 I ...

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July 25, 2021
stash report July 25, 2021 from Making A Lather

New batik charm squares arrived this week. I like the colors. I bought them "just because". We had a shop hop this week, and my daughter was here to go with me. There were 30 shops in booths in a big convention center. We both showed some restraint and came home with the same fabric too. That is always fun. Fabric prices had indeed risen. 

cheerful

I bought the template to make this fabric ring. It wasn't what I thought it was. But it works like the twister templates. First you sew the charm squares together and then cut ...

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July 18, 2021
stash report July 18, 2021 from Making A Lather

I found another bag of scraps at goodwill. good stuff..

top row:  four quarter yards of batik -  3 fat quarter
bottom row- large pieces of scrap


Fabric Used this week: 0 yards  

Fabric Used year to Date: 87 1/2 yards

Fabric Added this week: 2 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 93 1/4 yards

net fabric:  5 3/4 yards bought more than used 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week. 

I have started a new rug hooking project. I bought this kit at a quilt show. I am hoping to hook mats for my ...

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July 11, 2021
stash report July 11, 2021 from Making A Lather

Look what I found at goodwill this week. I found a bag of scraps - be still my heart. I liked the colors and it looked like the pieces were decent size. I am taking stuff to goodwill in the BIG cleanup of summer 2021, but, then, I have to look inside......

happy in a bag
L-R: half yards -fat quarters- quarter yards- scraps

There was 3 yards and scraps and all very nice. I paid 3.50 for the bag.


 Stash report July 11, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards  

Fabric Used year to Date: 87 1/2 yards ...

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July 4, 2021
stash report July 4, 2021 from Making A Lather

 Happy Independence day for those of us in the US



I found these from missourri star. two new items I wouldn't get normally. I have a small collection of Kaffe fabrics, I just don't use them....yet.

4 yards?

Stash report July 4, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards  

Fabric Used year to Date: 87 1/2 yards

Fabric Added this week: 4 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 88 1/4 yards

net fabric: 3/4 yards bought more than used 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes 1 day this week. 

More circles = more rug hooking ...

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June 30, 2021
sheep pillow from Making A Lather

This is  an old rug hooking/ needle punch project that I have not finished. I took it with me to rug hooking along with my featherweight, and sewed it into a pillow. I used a pillow form from Goodwill for the stuffing. Besides the cute sheep, I liked the project  since it was hooked on a wool fabric instead of a typical rug hooking backing. Before I start a new rug project, I am trying to empty the unfinished drawer. I still have 2 or 3 bigger projects in the drawer to finish.



I like that is a two sided ...

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June 27, 2021
stash report June 27, 2021 from Making A Lather

I added a new bright layer cake to the stack. I really want to add a solid quilt to the list of quilts I want to make. Any ideas?

brights


Stash report June 27, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards  

Fabric Used year to Date: 87 1/2 yards

Fabric Added this week: 3 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 84 1/4 yards

net fabric: 3 1/4 yards used more than bought 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes 4 days this week. 

All the hooking is done for Mr. Scarecrow rug, I just haven't spread him ...

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June 20, 2021
stash report June 20, 2021 from Making A Lather

Happy Father's Day! I married a good one. He was right in the trenches with me. He changed diapers, cleaned up yukky things, went to all the events, held them, carried them, taught them. He was right there with me. He was better with them in the night - I was a zombie. And so far, he is good with all my fabric.

And I have some new treasures. They were on sale.

Green fairy had mystery honey buns and I love honey buns. 


Stash report June 20, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards  

Fabric Used year to Date ...

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June 18, 2021
sheep bag from Making A Lather

My finishes for this week, are my attempt to finish rug hooking ufos, which have accumulated just like quilt ufos. This is one of the first rug hooking projects I made in 2010. I didn't even know how to finish anything yet, so I didn't finish it. It has been sitting waiting patiently. I decided to make a zippered bag. When I sewed the bag pieces to the hooked piece, I could only get so close, so I needed to hook another row.


I made the bag at a retreat using the tutorial at noodlehead


I cut the ...

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June 13, 2021
stash report June 13, 2021 from Making A Lather

I attended a sleep in your own bed retreat this weekend and there was a free table. I haven't had a chance to count what came home. ( I was really really tired). Unfortunately, the table was on the way to the restroom, and, right next to the food. I remember, I found purple, and florals which I was looking to add to my stash. My table buddy was a good girl for her stash, but, kept bringing me fabric she thought I needed. haha

I can always use neutrals

and blues


Stash report June 13, 2021

Fabric Used this ...

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June 6, 2021
stash report June 6, 2021 from Making A Lather

I just had to have a few charm packs for....a project I have planned for 2040.  for....inflation proofing my stash. for.... insulation. for ....I have been such a good girl. yep that's it.


Stash report May 23, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards  

Fabric Used year to Date: 73 1/2 yards

Fabric Added this week: 2.75 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 70 1/2 yards

net fabric: 3 yards used more than bought  I am still on the positive side of usage.

I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week. 

I ...

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June 3, 2021
June one monthly goal from Making A Lather

 I didn't finish my goal for last month. I had hoped to get aunt Elizas star to the top stage. I did get half of the top together. I think I will still get the top finished before I put it away again.

For June, I want to switch the ufo project to a purple ufo for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I want to finish the bonnie Hunter quilt zuckerwatte from her book string fling. I made the top during the pink month. And I will use this month to quilt it and get it bound ...

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May 23, 2021
stash report May 23, 2021 from Making A Lather

I indulged in 2 moda scrap bags. I know they are not really economical, or practical, but, I love the mystery. Some bags are a disappointment, but, these were great. The strips were mostly 3 inches wide, and, many were coordinating. 


Stash report May 23, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards  

Fabric Used year to Date: 73 1/2 yards

Fabric Added this week: 3 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 67 3/4 yards

net fabric: 5 3/4 yards used more than bought  I am still on the positive side of usage, but, I better start finishing ...

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May 21, 2021
flower rug finish from Making A Lather

I finished a class project for rug hooking. We started it last Spring after my hubby had back surgery. I didn't start it again until this year. It is a small rug that I will use as a wall hanging - Probably  only 16 x 16 inches. Part of the class was the pattern, wool, and, then, instruction from the teacher on shading. I think we had 9 different wools for shading. Lori Cravens was the teacher. I don't like the binding part of finishing, so, at least it was small, and, I could do it at the guild ...

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May 16, 2021
stash report May 16, 2021 from Making A Lather

I couldn't resist a mystery fat quarter bundle when I bought a new quilting t- shirt. It is really adorable. And I have a new missourri star t - shirt for summer.


Stash report May 16, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 14 yards  

Fabric Used year to Date: 73 1/2 yards

Fabric Added this week: 1 1/4 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 64 3/4 yards

net fabric: 8 3/4 yards used more than bought  

I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week. 
I started with empty circles last week on my random circle ...

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May 11, 2021
to do: draw more circles from Making A Lather

This seems to be a project for in between finishing a rug and what rug to do next decisions. I generally just do what comes to mind in each of the circles, but, this time, I thought it would be fun to use up leftovers strips from the project I am working currently. I might even add miniatures of the bigger pictures. I think in these circles, I will do Mr. Scarecrow rug. 


Here is where I left it in 2019. Just like in quilting I have strings and crumbs, in rug hooking, I have bags of strips leftover. If ...

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