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November 21, 2017
Twins!!! from Sew Preeti Quilts

Somethings are just better together like turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls and butter.  (Clearly, I have Thanksgiving on my mind.)

Here is my latest finish - two quilts that are just meant to be together. Because they are for twins.

Scrappy One

Scrappy Two

A dear friend is going to be a grandma. She gleefully shared the news and her delight was supreme as she said - TWINS!!!

Candy & Cupcake

Monkey - ready to jump off the edge!

Since the twins are due by the end of the month, it was absolutely essential for me to drop everything and ...

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November 18, 2017
WW #49 from Weezy Works On

I’ve been hard at work making Christmas cards this week. These are made using string art methods. The patterns were found in various places on the internet for free, most from Pinterest links. I plan to make a video today to show how they are made. The pictures below show a few of the first. […]

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November 14, 2017
scrappy rag rug from Making A Lather

I have finished another rag rug using my homemade rug loom. I had an entire bucket of fabric that didn't make the cut even for a string quilt, so I used them in this rug. It measures 28 x 38 inches and lays so perfectly flat on the floor. That is why I love them better than crochet or braided rag rugs. The technique is called twining.
I made the frame here.

 I have a new quilt on the frame with a music theme.

I am linking to:
Free Motion by the River
to do tuesday
too ...

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November 13, 2017
cheddar again from Making A Lather

I haven't forgotten about the cheddar sampler. I took photos of the rest of the blocks and laid them out together.

leaf block

missouri star
I don't remember

cups and saucers

It's time to add the sashing

I am linking to:
Making Monday  link in sidebar
main Crush Monday   link in sidebar

show and tell monday

design wall monday   link in sidebar

boms away   link in sidebar

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October 28, 2017
Not much pink from Making A Lather

Here is a few glitter blocks with pink, but mostly just scrappy. The rainbow scrap challenge is found at  So scrappy

The cheddar sampler blocks with no pink whatsoever.
But I am moving them ahead.
This is darting birds

and this and that
and squares and diamonds

I am linking to
 SewCan She

rsc17 super saturday

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October 26, 2017
my owl rug from Making A Lather

I have mr. owl on my floor frame in the living room, trying to catch a few minutes here and there to hook a little. It is the right season since He is sitting on a pumpkin. Every owl in the workshop had a different personality. Every stitch angled by a different hand created a different result.


looking left?
 not sure?

funny funny owls.

still trying to make cheddar sampler blocks. Flock of geese
 and a few glitter blocks

I am linking (links in the sidebar) to:
needle and thread thursdays
oh scrap

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October 20, 2017
Ok, Maybe One or Two More? from Ravelly1

I've enlarged each design 150% on my printed. It takes several repositions to get all the parts and then loads of cutting and taping things back together.
There are at least two Veterans at our Seniors Center who served in the Army and Air Force so I decided to make those two seals especially for them. I can easily quilt these on my Janome because they aren't going to be any bigger than 25 inches each.
After this I'm really!!!
Below are some of the stages to making the seals. I'll show the ...

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October 7, 2017
pink scraps from Making A Lather

I have pieces ready for pink this month as the rainbow scrap challenge. I will have to hope for some time next week to make the blocks. I am going to love the pink...

I had promised my little Friday sewing group I would help them learn to piece the Jen Kingwell glitter block. They did very well. I am a chain piecer, so I had worked out a work flow that worked for me.  After, they can do it anyway they choose. Although, one quilter, who wasn't a chain piecer, was worried I wasn't following the directions ...

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October 3, 2017
Celebration Part 5 from Ravelly1

Someone asked about the design I used in a previous post. I'm freely sharing it today. It's mostly half-square triangles with a few, what I call, blank squares added. You can use any size HST.

This Fractured Star design is perfect for the eagle I have in mind. The design for the Fractured Star, which I've used many times, you can probably find if you do a Search of tutorials on my Sidebar.
Just wait until you see the eagle I'll be using. It's perfect!!!!
Here's sort of hawk in the hay field ...

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October 2, 2017
Mega Sampler Quilt-Along! from Freshly Pieced

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So, my Summer Sampler 2017 is done, but I’m feeling a little lost without a regular weekly block to make. Lol. So Katie and I decided to take on another sampler project! Remember this mock-up that Faith made? Yes, Katie and I are doing it! And we hope you’ll join in our insanity (or at least watch it unfold!).

This mock-up is EVERY SUMMER SAMPLER BLOCK that Katie, Faith, and I have put out, over the course of three Summer Sampler patterns—2011 (the original quilt-along), 2016, and 2017. It’s 49 blocks in all! When I saw ...

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mini churndash from Making A Lather

It seems once I start down a rabbit hole, I travel for a long while. From my 1 1/2 in strip bin, I have been cutting and making mini churndashes. I could use smaller pieces but have decided it isn't worth the time to square up strings and match crumb pieces. I have enough fabric I can "waste" a bit using the bigger strips that I already have ( thanks to the scrap user system )and trim down.

At first, I was cutting the sizes I need and sewing them little. It was fun, but my fingers are not ...

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September 27, 2017
Celebration Part 4 from Ravelly1

So, after several nights sleep I decided Log Cabin blocks would be the perfect solution. Of course I made a few to see if my thoughts were on point. 
Yep! So off to the old stash I went to find more blues/reds/creams.
I feel really good about this one. I might sew on a border but maybe not! At the moment it measures "51 by 45."
Now for the winner of the FQ this post. It's Needled Mom whose favorite color at the moment is YELLOW! Congratulations to you. I must tell you, Mr. Cowboy gets ...

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September 25, 2017
grandpas star too from Making A Lather

all the Grandpas star blocks are finished, and 1, 280 half square triangles are gone. I didn't have to make a single half square triangle for these blocks. They were the "bonus" triangles from flip and sew corners of other quilt projects. I had already sewed them at that time. More about this here and here

Those silly ends that have to be trimmed, and the wastebasket had walked off on vacation.

I have more glitter blocks finished.

I didn't get my stash report blogged yesterday.
There was really no change, so I wasn't as motivated to ...

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September 23, 2017
Bloggers Quilt Festival - My Twitter Feed from Sew Preeti Quilts

My Twitter Feed is my second entry to the Bloggers Quilt Festival.

Who knew that making one bird would start such a tweet storm?

I found the bird pattern at Block Lotto.

I made the first bird in January 2017. And nothing was ever the same again.  I was obsessed. I blogged about it here.

I modified the pattern slightly so that the birds could be made in pairs (facing each other). I enjoyed picking fabrics - matching fabrics, solids, stripes, contrasting fabrics, small prints, floral prints, and even novelty prints ...

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September 22, 2017
Grandpas star from Making A Lather

I have yet another long time ufo in a project box. This is a wonderful quilt to use all the bonus triangles that I have been accumulating. And the blocks are really fun to make. And when I do the final pressing, it is just so fun to see what it became. I have some very old 1/2 square triangles that finish at 2 inches.

When I first started making Bonnie Hunter quilts, the blocks were more kitchen sink type blocks. Bonnie has refined her scrappy approach to a more color controlled scrappy style. So my bonus triangles, are ...

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September 20, 2017
churndash from Making A Lather

I had these started a few years ago and thought it would make a nice leader/ender project while I am finishing a few tedious parts of projects. I had nearly 30 blocks already made in the 6 inch size, and 20 un the 3 inch size. The little ones are so much fun and really bring out the smiles, but it will take a gazillion to make a quilt.

I have 30 more sets cut and pinned together.
And these are deep stash scraps.

The sets I cut with just 3 inch squares. The pattern calls for 2 7 ...

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September 15, 2017
webbing the top from Making A Lather

I know I have shown this as a finish, but Old Tobacco Road is taking a turn on the bed, and it just makes me smile. I love the scrappy pinwheels. I think when a quilt takes so long to finish, it is even more surprising when it is done. The scraps are a memory of a while ago. And when a quilt goes into time out, it is forgotten. And so is all the frustration that was part of the learning and the repetitiveness of the piecing. I have noticed that while I do the finishing, I actually think ...

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September 14, 2017
Carolina crossroads progress from Making A Lather

I have been making star blocks for Carolina Crossroads quilt -- quiltville.
I have also had a chance to make the setting triangles and corner pieces since this quilt is set on point.

I am anxious to see this quilt begin to come together.
There are a lot of 1/12 inch pieces in this quilt. I have mostly put it together as a leader ender project in between other projects.

I was hoping to use a bunch of green scraps, but it didn't make a dent.

I  am prepping today for an endoscopy tomorrow, my funny husband left me ...

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Celebrate - Change of Plans from Ravelly1

Oh, don't worry. I'm still counting down to the big 1600 post.
I'm referring to my changing the eagle for the second Veterans quilt.
I finished highlighting the eagle, changed his brow & stood back for a look-see.

But when I auditioned it at the top of the quilt, I didn't like the proportions one bit. So back to the drawing board.
The quilt needs a narrower eagle. 
I came up with one in flight. Now on to my stash of fabric to pick just the right colors.

Much better, don't you think?
I needed wording ...

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September 11, 2017
Help Me Celebrate from Ravelly1

Greetings Everyone!!
I was looking over my blog the other day and discovered that I'm 9 post shy of 1600 posts. OMG! I can't believe it. I've been blogging since 2007 & through many ups and downs in my farm-girl live, I've enjoyed every minute of getting to know many of my fellow bloggers.
So I decided to do a count down & some give-aways to build up to the number 1600.  I'm giving away a fat quart (the winner choses the color) each post until 1600. All you need to do to participate is to leave ...

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