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February 28, 2020
sand castle finish from Making A Lather

I am not getting the comments in my email. I wonder if blogger is having a problem. I am sorry if I am not responding to comments. I think I may have fixed it.

I started sand castles early last year and have tried to stick to it until it is finished. It was a massive project to cut and sew 3648 pieces and a bunch of strings together, and, more importantly, to keep me on the same project.



It finishes at 80 x 80 and used 20 1/4 yards of fabric.

Funny story: Cleaning up around my treadle ...

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January 31, 2020
sand castle top from Making A Lather

I have sewn the last seam on the sand castle quilt.


And, now, it is a top.


The pattern for sand castles is from quiltville and does not call for borders. So, I don't think I will add them either.
It is 82 x 82 right now. I am planning on continuing on this one, until it is finished, instead of just adding it to the list of tops that need quilted.

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January 30, 2020
sand castle webbing from Making A Lather

After laying all the blocks out on the library floor, I started stacking and webbing the sand castle top together. It is getting there. I decided to do two columns of four blocks each. Then, I will just need to sew the two halves together.


It is hard to believe the month is nearly over, and time to think about February.

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January 7, 2020
progress from Making A Lather

I did better on last week's goals than the start.
To do Tuesday
1. finish cutting frolic clue 4  - done
2. sew frolic clue 4 - done
3. quilt one of my quilts - the back has arrived
4. start January one monthly goals - I ironed all the fabric for the flower box quilt, and I have a green rainbow goal finished

new goals
1. cut frolic 5 - done


2. sew frolic 5
3, quilt one of my quilts
4. cut basket quilt
5. cut two blocks for shine

We have had 2 days of sunshine in a row, and I ...

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January 2, 2020
more sand castles from Making A Lather

I am certainly late today, as my youngest had his wisdom teeth removed. He is 24 and has aspergers, and doesn't like to be uncomfortable, oh my. He is certain he is dying. I will not give him a bell to call me LOL.
I am moving along on sand castle blocks. I would like to have a top by the end of January.


I am digging through a box of scraps from a quilt show in June. I had surgery in July, and, then, I forgot about it. I found some interesting treasures. I bought this pattern in ...

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December 31, 2019
sand castles from Making A Lather

I have really been encouraged by the comments from my post yesterday. How lovely to know that there are others like me, loving scraps and fabric. Thank you so much. Now, I need to figure out a way to get it stored better, and keep it off the floor, because, I am getting clumsy enough, I could break myself. tee hee.
I have developed a system for sewing the sand castles blocks together, that I am surprised when I have one done so quickly. Here is the last batch.



sand castles is a Bonnie hunter pattern in the book string ...

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December 28, 2019
half a basket from Making A Lather

I have the baskets quilt in to 2 pieces.  One more seam and it will be a top. Then, I will need to make finishing decisions. More here and Here and here is about my project.


I have clue 3 finished for the quiltville mystery, frolic.


Clue 1, Clue 2

I haven't started clue 4 and clue 5 came out this morning. Christmas has me a bit topsy turvy.

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December 4, 2019
more sand castles from Making A Lather

I really like that I have gotten to the block part of the sand castles quilt. I started making the string blocks, and, then, making a million 4 patches. Each one is different and looks different and feels like a new surprise every time I finish one.


I still need to cut several more kits. I need a 2 1/2 inch strip that is at least 21 inches. I am cutting the 5 -2 1/2 inch squares first, and, then, I can use an accuquilt die to cut the triangles. I enjoy making one or two in between ...

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November 25, 2019
this and that from Making A Lather

It was a long weekend, I have been slowly cleaning for company and Thanksgiving. Not my favorite thing to do. So, I do it very slowly with as many distractions as I can find. I did dig the Christmas tree out of storage. So far it looks a little pathetic.
I made another sand castle block. This quilt is in the book string frenzy. I started it here and here and here.


...and 2 more florabunda blocks. This is a free quilt at quiltville- more here.



 ...and another row of basket blocks. more here


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November 22, 2019
more sand castles from Making A Lather

The next step for the Bonnie Hunter sand castles quilt, is cutting the sets for the center block.
I had several strips set aside, but, I miscalculated, and, I couldn't get the whole set. I need to forage some more through my 2 1/2 inch bin to find more strips to cut. It won't be hard to find enough. sigh...


I couldn't wait to try one until all the sets were cut. And, I couldn't wait to see the string side pieces.


Oh, it is so fun. I am going to like this quilt. This ...

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November 18, 2019
sand castles from Making A Lather

I have been slowly working on bonnie hunter's sandcastles for most of this year. I spent the most time making 512 -4 patch blocks. The first step I took, was sewing the string blocks. I decided that I would cut them now and add the sashing strip.



The pattern calls for cutting 1 inch strips to each triangle. I decided I would do better with a bigger piece. I cut 2 inch strips, and sewed them together, and, then, I cut them in half. I didn't have to match anything since they would be cut apart. And, I ...

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