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June 15, 2020
Ufo progress from Making A Lather

I have finished 2 ufos so far for June and I have finished 10 for the year. The goal for ufos and the phd 2020 was 12. However, not all the ufos I have finished, were on my original list. I'm not sure how that counts. But, it has motivated me for sure. Countryside cottage is here. And silent night is here.


I've made progress on a few other projects from the list. Frolic mystery and unicorn quilt are ready to be quilted.


I am moving the rainbow projects started this year along - shine and row x row ...

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June 10, 2020
A hideous quilt takes shape . . . maybe? from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

A few days ago I pulled this last piece from the Sherry Lynn Wood workshop that I attended back in November. It had been bothering me that 1.) I didn't like it and 2.) it was taunting me, if you will. I determined that I needed to use it or chop it. Either way, something had to happen.



So I decided to first try to use it as is. Once chopped, there's no going back, soo....
I liked the almost Dresden plate section, so why not start there. I made several chunks of rounded shapes, mostly in blue ...

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June 7, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Sugaridoo Bernina QAL from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Yesterday I told you that I've caught up with the Quilt-Along that Mettler Thread and Bernina sewing machines are sponsoring through the Sugaridoo blog. It's a fun QAL that you can join at any time. And it's also a beautiful way to be inspired. These are just a few of the thousands of photos on the QAL Facebook page.



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June 6, 2020
Sugaridoo Bernina QAL from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Have I mentioned that I joined a quilt-a-long back in November? I did. It's hosted by Irene of Sugaridoo Quilts and sponsored by Bernina. I suppose I got into it because it looked interesting and then also because my modern guild in Baton Rouge decided that it would be a great challenge since it appeared to be graphic, fresh, modern.


I didn't get started right away. No, I procrastinated until the entire QAL was about halfway through. Suddenly there were six blocks to make. Ahh, but a block is really a strip. An entire strip of about 12-14 ...

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June 4, 2020
more cleaning from Making A Lather

To the left of my accuquilt, is a little dresser. And, when I cut for a project, I want to cut for the project, and not fold and put away. I have a bad habit of adding the leftover fabric and pieces that need to be dealt with on the table, until it becomes a mountain.


Big pieces make a big difference in cleaning the spot. I found shirt pieces and frolic mystery fabrics and a scrap basket for odds and ends. I found orphan blocks. The white scraps are from cutting triangles for unity mystery quilt. I end up ...

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May 14, 2020
odds and ends from Making A Lather

Oh my, I see in the picture, one of my shoofly has a HST turned the wrong way. sigh... I didn't see it before blogging about it.
In an effort to tidy around my sewing machine, I made a few random blocks. I need to attach a binding and if I don't clean everything will end up in a jumbled mess on the floor. haha
These shoofly blocks are made with the gifted hsts from the orphan adoption at Oh scrap.



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May 6, 2020
Daisy Chain Baby -- Part II {Star Blocks} from Little Bunny Quilts

The best thing about baby quilt is how quickly they start coming together! This week I have been working on the star blocks of my Daisy Chain baby quilt.

For the stars, I am using the pink large scale floral print.


The star points are all "ribbon blocks" as I like to call them.


Now my five star blocks are all finished and the top of my quilt is ready to be assembled!


I'll need to start thinking about ordering a backing for this as I know I don't have anything on hand at the moment that will ...

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May 1, 2020
Brutal Honesty {May 2020} from Little Bunny Quilts

This list has barely budged from last month! Ugh! Maybe May will be more productive?

Completed tops:
1. Breezy Blooms C2C Bee -- no progress
2. Radiant Jewel Quilt -- no progress
3. Daisy Chain Quilt -- no progress

Tops partially finished:
4. Romantic Garden Quilt -- March UFO - no progress
5. Monthly Wall Hangings -- no progress
6. Pineapple Stash Bee Blocks -- no progress
7. Not Quite Christmas Ribbons -- no progress

Just blocks and units:
8. Sew Kitschy Blocks -- January UFO -- no progress
9. Cubicle Quilts -- no progress
10. Happy Houses blocks -- no progress
11. Birthstone blocks -- February UFO -- no progress
12. Jingle Bell ...

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April 20, 2020
Best Tips for Works in Progress from A Quilting Life

Best Tips for Works in Progress featured by Top US Quilting Blog, A Quilting Life: image of house quilt blocks

Hello friends, and happy Monday. I hope you are all well and safe at home. The other day I decided to put some of my projects with deadlines aside for just a bit and work on one of my long-term works in progress. I had a lot of fun making just a few new blocks […]

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April 14, 2020
SLW is quilted from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

This quilt has been a worrisome thing. I've enjoyed the celebrations, but the fretting parts have not been fun. There's so much to it though, that I feel compelled to deal with the parts, good and bad.

The sun makes a stained glass illusion.
After the Sherry Lynn Wood workshop, I thought seriously of abandoning the chunks of fabric that I'd put together but guild sisters said to keep going. I decided to take it on as part of the Cotton Quilters "Finish on a UFO" challenge. 

I like the purples, which may be blue in reality ...

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April 1, 2020
Brutal Honesty {April 2020} from Little Bunny Quilts

While I wish I was getting more done since I am home every day, all day, for the forseeable future, things are progressing at a snail's pace.

Completed tops:
1. Breezy Blooms C2C Bee -- no progress
2. Radiant Jewel Quilt -- no progress
3. Daisy Chain Quilt -- no progress

Tops partially finished:
4. Romantic Garden Quilt -- March UFO - no progress
5. Monthly Wall Hangings -- no progress
6. Pineapple Stash Bee Blocks -- no progress
7. Not Quite Christmas Ribbons -- no progress

Just blocks and units:
8. Sew Kitschy Blocks -- January UFO -- no progress
9. Cubicle Quilts -- no progress
10. Happy Houses ...

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March 27, 2020
SLW quilt ~~ a finished top from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories



I started this quilt in a Sherry Lynn Wood workshop back in November. Since it was a two day workshop, I brought home only the beginnings of something. I could not determine what that something was. Can you tell from this picture that I was not impressed? Thanks to my friend Glen of Quilts and Dogs for taking this shot when I was completely lost in my piece.

In January I challenged the Cotton Quilters' Guild to bring a difficult unfinished project to the next meeting. At that time we would each present the project and tell the group what ...

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March 6, 2020
Brutal Honesty {March 2020} from Little Bunny Quilts

Guys. I am so, so, so behind! I am hoping that this weekend I can do a big of sewing but we will see! I think the only two things I worked on this month were my Island Batik projects and my Frolic Quilt.

Completed tops:
1. Breezy Blooms C2C Bee -- no progress
2. Radiant Jewel Quilt -- no progress
3. Daisy Chain Quilt -- no progress
4. Rail Fence Baby Quilt -- no progress

Tops partially finished:
5. Romantic Garden Quilt -- no progress
6. Monthly Wall Hangings -- no progress
7. Pineapple Stash Bee Blocks -- no progress
8. Not Quite Christmas Ribbons -- no ...

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February 11, 2020
Works in Progress + Block Heads 3 from A Quilting Life

Works in Progress featured by Top US Quilting Blog, A Quilting Life: image of house quilt blocks

Hello and happy Tuesday! I was able to do a little traveling at the end of last week that also involved sewing for fun–win, win! So I have some works in progress to share along with an update on what I decided to do for Moda Block Heads 3 block 4. Works in Progress One […]

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February 4, 2020
Voila! I figured it out....happily! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Remember that I went to a Sherri Lynn Wood workshop some time ago?


As you can see from this photo, I was a bit discombobulated by my work. I kept at it, but while there was something I liked, there was more I didn't like. People kept telling me it was good. That was nice, honestly, but I have to be happy from the inside. So I decided to put the whole thing on the design wall when I got home.

On the design board waiting for a plan
There it stayed and stayed. Life kept getting between me ...

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February 3, 2020
Brutal Honesty {February 2020} from Little Bunny Quilts

Much like November and December, January was a blur! My biggest accomplishment was getting my sewing room painted, a non-quilting but necessary project!

Completed tops:
1. Breezy Blooms C2C Bee -- No progress
2. Radiant Jewel Quilt -- No progress
3. Daisy Chain Quilt -- No progress
4. Rail Fence Baby Quilt -- No progress

Tops partially finished:
5. Romantic Garden Quilt -- No progress
6. Monthly Wall Hangings -- No progress
7. Pineapple Stash Bee Blocks -- No progress
8. Not Quite Christmas Ribbons -- No progress

Just blocks and units:
9. Sew Kitschy Blocks -- January UFO -- No progress
10. Cubicle Quilts -- No progress
11. Happy Houses ...

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January 1, 2020
Brutal Honesty {January 2020} from Little Bunny Quilts

Happy New Year!


December (and honestly November too) was a complete blur and I barely scratched the surface of my to do list -- I even put off a project I had originally planned as a Christmas gift. There were a lot of days where all my brain could handle after work was snuggling on the couch with tea and a Hallmark Christmas movie.

Just for fun, I went through and put asterisks by the projects that were on this list one year ago. (Or maybe not for fun, maybe more for personal accountability.)

Completed tops:
1.* Breezy Blooms C2C Bee ...

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December 17, 2019
So let's chat from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

about the Sherry Lynn Wood workshop that I attended over the weekend. I had great fun seeing so many of my quilty friends. Marty of Marty's Fiber Musings was there. As were Lori, Marquita, Glen (of Quilts and Dogs blog), Joyce, Stephanie, and Yvonne from BRMQG. They were there for the long haul--Friday through Sunday and staying overnight, which means they had dinner together at local restaurants.



Of course, I had the pleasure of meeting other quilters, mostly from Quilters Guild Acadienne, which is a guild in Lafayette. QGA and BRMQG have fearless leaders willing to combine efforts and ...

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December 16, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Sherri Lynn Wood workshop from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I attended a two-day workshop with author Sherri Lynn Wood thanks to the Baton Rouge Modern Quilt Guild and Quilt Guild Acadienne. Held at A&A Sewing Center, this workshop could not have been more. Class fees paid for everything, and I mean everything. That included more delicious food than we could eat. (South Louisiana, y'all. We know how to eat!)

Sherri Lynn Wood (center) with our fearless
leaders, Torch (left) and Lori (right)
Thanks, ladies, for a wonderful weekend!
And now to inspire you, just a few pictures of some of the pieces we worked on. No one ...

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November 20, 2019
November Works in Progress Update from A Quilting Life

November Works in Progress Update

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I’m sharing my November Works in Progress update. Because there is so much to do before the end of the year, I’m trying to stay on track. I have quilts with deadlines to finish that I can’t share yet, but I also have so many gifts I want to make. […]

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