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April 19, 2019
tiny tuesday from Making A Lather

I had hoped to have a finish to show this week, but, it has been pouring down rain for 3 days, and I haven't gotten a picture. I did work on my tiny Tuesday blocks for the rainbow scrap challenge. I finished a green one and an aqua block that I didn't see how it was supposed to be set, so they are without the settings. They will finish at 4 1/2 inches

I finished the string umbrella. After I add the settings, they will finish at 7 inches.

And, I had a lot of fun making ...

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April 17, 2019
fair and square from Making A Lather

Two Friday group sews, and all the 4 patches are attached for Fair and square, a quiltville pattern. I am thrilled with the scrappy goodness.

I have the framing pieces cut, and will start adding them to the blocks at the next Friday group sew. It won't be this Friday as hubby and I are off to a fiber festival for the day.

Yesterday was rug hooking guild, and I started mr. snowman. He is going to be so cute.

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Oh Scrap

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April 9, 2019
florabunda again from Making A Lather

I am having a little bit of trouble getting the angle of the HSTs right. I can't just web the block together and start the assembly, without spreading it out, and checking it for mistakes. I am sure the more I make, the better it will get. But, it seems that I can look at a good block for placement, and, by the time, I pick up the next piece my mind has switched it. sigh....

But, it's worth it, I like the blocks, and, it's exciting to see each block. I need 72, and, I am ...

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April 8, 2019
stars from Making A Lather

I had some time this weekend, while watching general conference, holding my sweet new Grandson.

I enjoyed making the green scraptastic star so much, I decided to see if I had enough red and yellow 2 1/2 inch squares to catch up with the rainbow scrap challenge. This hadn't been a planned rainbow quilt, until, I was playing in the squares.

Umm.. I had plenty of squares haha. I have even pulled aqua squares for April's color.

My oldest son being a loving daddy makes me happy. This is number six for him.

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March 31, 2019
A Teaser, Retreat Project, Great Friends and Stupid Weather from caledonia quilter

This hasn't been picked up yet...stay tuned for next week.

Here's one of my drag-around projects that I was working on at retreat.  I am hopeful that I can finish piecing the top when I head up to Margaret's in May.

It's made from 100 of these.  It starts with 100 strip sets, then you add corners to two opposite sides and square 'em up.  Those corners are a pale muted yellow.

I have two go-to aprons and THEY WERE BOTH IN THE WASH.  How was I to cook???  The pink one was made by ...

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March 27, 2019
fair and square from Making A Lather

In this post I was trying to figure what the string blocks were that I found. I later realized, I had started fair and square without making any note of it.
After the string blocks were finished, I started making 360- 4 patches that finish at 2 1/2 inches.

Those are finished and I am slowly putting the blocks together. I am using this as my away project for Tuesday quilt group and Friday quilt group. And There is always fun to be had and slower progress.

I just love it when all the prep work is done, and ...

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March 26, 2019
scraptastic stars from Making A Lather

I am not a big fan of sewing with squares. If I have a choice, I will use strips, but, I had my 2 1/2 in squares out, looking for just a couple of green squares to finish a project. I noticed what a whopping mess there was, and, squirrel, I was sorting squares. I keep them in velveeta containers I find at goodwill.

There was even more of them than I thought. What to do with them?

Melissa Corry at happy quilting shared this block and a free pdf for scraptastic stars here.

And before I knew it ...

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March 22, 2019
sorting and sewing from Making A Lather

With a little bit of hmmming, and hawing, and head scratching, I have put two rows of the double wedding ring quilt together. And not just any two rows. The outside row and row 2.  It looks pretty good. and it was just a question of me being very careful to double check what was next to what when I sewed.
Just because of the sheer bulk, I will join 2 rows  together first and then join 2 sets together.

Most of the week I have been sorting through my green scraps in an attempt to find some order to ...

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March 15, 2019
dwr rows from Making A Lather

I am still working on the double wedding ring quilt. I have all the rows completed, and now, it's time to get brave and sew the rows together..... hmmm......maybe next week.

I have loved everything about making this quilt. I am truly glad I took the plunge and decided to make it. And, I do want to see it finished. I started the quilt because Jo of Jo's country junction published her version of it in magazine, and started a quilt along. That was the motivation I needed.
I love the fabrics and that all of it ...

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March 7, 2019
rug hooking inspiration from Making A Lather

I've made very little progress on my circles rug. I seem to be uninspired.

Carmen is a steady consistent rug hooker and tends to work on one project at a time. So, she has made great progress on her beautiful rug. She has added tiny detail work that is inspiring.

Someone has bought a beautiful hand dyed piece of wool. It is very vibrant and impressive. Sometimes just the piece of beautiful wool can inspire a beautiful rug.

nope - nothing

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March 6, 2019
classic double wedding ring from Making A Lather

One block at a time, I am building rows for my double wedding ring quilt. It is tricky getting the curves facing the right direction.

The outside rows require a finished curved edge. It is easiest if there are 3 melons on the center piece. But, the row goes together in an every other pattern. This is the last block for the the right bottom outside corner. Now, I have to start putting rows together. I started this with Jo of Jo's country junction quilt along. I was pleasantly surprised how much easier it is to make than it ...

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March 2, 2019
march one monthly goal from Making A Lather

We had a little hiccup at our house. We made an emergency room visit for my hubby with a wild heartbeat. He spent the night in the hospital and I haven't really felt normal. He's done this before and it went fine, but there is always the worry.

For March one monthly goal, I would like to add the borders, quilt and bind the Denise Schmidt version of Grand Illusion, a quiltville mystery quilt. I have the grand illusion done in the colors that Bonnie gave us, but, I made 2 at the same time. I doubt that ...

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February 21, 2019
WIP from KISSed Quilts - Keeping It Simple and Stunning

I've finished two tops so far this year and have another in progress that is close to finishing. So here are some visuals.

This has been in progress since 2007. Last Dec. I taught the Peppermint Candy Table Runner class. The same colors are used in this project and I had carefully curated fabrics to make blocks (each unique). So, I cut out the blocks for this project and was able to use the leftovers for the Peppermint project. This inspired me to push on and get this project done too. I'm ready to quilt it now and ...

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February 8, 2019
a different kind of quilt from Making A Lather

A really good friend surprised me with a quilty gift. She made it from wood pieces assembled just like a log cabin block. The colors were created from paint. I was completely in love with it, and the thoughtfulness behind it. I love the colors, too, and find them inspirational for a real fabric quilt. I need to talk her into quilting.

In my fabric world, I have pieced the star blocks I need for the pumpkin jubilee quilt from My Carolina home. I shared recently that the hsts units had been sewn three times.

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February 6, 2019
star blocks autumn from Making A Lather

I have sewed these triangles 3 times, once without bobbin thread, once because the tension was wonky, and once the right way. practice makes perfect. I's a good thing there were not so many. I am trying to make star blocks for the pumpkin jubilee quilt that I started in the fall ( a little behind). Needless to say, they are on time out for awhile.

The border fabric I ordered has arrived for Christmas Snowflake.

And I like it. It looks like I what I saw in my head.

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Bee Social
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January 21, 2019
good fortune- missing from Making A Lather

I am still working on good fortune mystery quilt. I sewed these blocks with a 9 patch project as a companion. It took longer but, made it seem shorter. The only problem is, I am short one whole block. I think I have enough to make another one, but where did that pesky block go?

These are still part of an autumn quilt from My Carolina home.

We are still in a winter wonderland in Indiana, but it is 7 below - very cold

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January 18, 2019
An All Stars Assembly from Liz Makes Crafts

I really enjoy the slow pace and different flow of English Paper Piecing projects, but if I thought Supernova was time-consuming, it was nothing compared to All Stars. I started actively working on this quilt top in June of last year, and I think no less than 200 hours went into it.

The most challenging part of this quilt is actually the fabric selection, which I did back in May. I resisted the urge to go with a kit (which is crazy expensive anyway), and instead painstakingly picked out my own fabrics (but still all Tula Pink), and allowing the ...

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This and That...Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre

Well I can happily report that the floodgates of creativity have once again open and I'm feeling much better!  This weekend I spent a TON of time working on the curve piecing of my BOM quilt.  Its tedious and exacting work, but truly I think that is exactly what I need!  I mean one of the reasons I'm doing this quilt is to drill in my head some of these techniques.  I did find out this week that I can do a nice curve seam.  What I can not do is tell the difference between a 6-3/4 ...

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January 16, 2019
orca bay from Making A Lather

This is finally happening. Orca Bay is on the long arm. After all the piecework, it is good to see it stretched out on the frame and looking pretty straight. But, it is the end of the quilting, that the fat hits the fan, when all the wonkyness might show itself.

and isn't the backing snazzy? yeehaw. I had it in my stash from a thrift store, sometime. It had 6 yards so, it was the perfect size and the colors are the same. Where else would a midwest girl use this fabric?

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January 15, 2019
new template from Making A Lather

I purchased this new little template set from Missouri star quilt. It is a bloc- loc set and it makes the cutest little 2 inch triangle in a square. I just had to try it.

The pieces are cut oversized, and then, using the regular part of the bloc- loc, trimmed to size. It works like a dream to trim it, just like all bloc -loc rulers. But each piece will have to be cut. It will use the smallest pieces of scrap,
But, it is ever so cute.

It will take a lot of pieces to make a quilt ...

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