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December 16, 2017
A day for cutting from Cats in the Quiltoriium

Cutting cutting and more cutting.

I got off to a great start today, did my strength workout, vacuumed up and downstairs, then began cutting for Clue 4. Got the aqua squares done before lunch. I had precut some two inch aqua strips while making Clue 1. Did not precut the brown though, so I had to rotary cut and accuquilt cut some strips before making the huge stack of triangle pairs required for this clue. But, I am happy to say I am all done.

I had to take a detour from Ringo Lake to complete some quick Christmas ornaments ...

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October 17, 2017
Rainbow Scrap Challenge--October--Pink from TheEclecticAbuela

This month's challenge color is pink.








Once again, I made some diagonal blocks all pink and others half pink/half neutral. I also made some all pink straight-set blocks.

I've been thinking of how I will put this year's blocks together. I worked up a couple of ideas on EQ7 which I am still refining.




This one has arcs (like a rainbow!) of colors. I like it, but I'm not sure about it.




This one is straight-set--I'm thinking I like is better than the first. I would need to add a border to the top ...

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September 18, 2017
Blogger's Quilt Festival--Stringing Beads from TheEclecticAbuela

I'm excited to be a part of the Blogger's Quilt Festival (Fall 2017) at Amy's Creative Side.


Stringing Beads is an original design. I love string quilts, and I tried to think of a new way to make one. This is the result.








Instructions for this quilt can be found HERE.


Thanks to Amy for hosting the Festival!



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September 12, 2017
Rainbow Scrap Challenge--September--Orange from TheEclecticAbuela

A new month--a new color. I enjoyed the neutral month; I used neutrals in several different projects. Now--on to orange (Just about the exact opposite of neutral!).

I'm continuing with the string blocks using the month's color. Here is a sampling of the orange blocks.






I'm looking forward to seeing how this quilt comes together!

I'm linking with Scrap Happy Saturday--Hurricane EditionOh Scrap!, and Fiber Tuesday 126 at the Quilting Room with Mel. Stay safe, everyone.







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September 17, 2016
I'm Done With Red! from Sew Enjoyable

And that's a good thing! That means that I have made all my RED blocks for this month's RSC! All 40 blocks are done, done and DONE! Now I can concentrate on other projects that really need my attention.

I only had to make 2 flower blocks this month and they went fast. I'm hoping I didn't make a mistake when I put this list together at the beginning of the year, and I will have enough blocks for a complete top at the end of the year!! Some months I have had to make at ...

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September 10, 2016
I've Been Waiting for Red!! from Sew Enjoyable

Our color for Sept. is Rose Red for the RSC (Rainbow Scrap Challenge). I have made a lot of headway on my blocks so far.

I seem to always start off the month with the Jacob's Ladder Blocks. I have all the scrappy 4 patches and the background triangles done, so these get whipped up pretty fast.

I still love doing these pinwheels! I can't wait to get them made into a top at the end of the year!

In case you are thinking that these Centennial Stars look a little odd, it's because I hadn't ...

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