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December 3, 2022
crown blocks from Making A Lather

I have a few more cross and crown blocks to make to finish my goal for a quilt. I will still make them in 2023 for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I did make a few black blocks for November. And, hopefully will do brown in December.

At the end of the month, I want to look at my progress for PHD 22. I am thankful I have finished so many ufos this year. My problem, each year, is finishing any new projects I start for the year. There is a slight chance I may finish 2 more ...

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November 25, 2022
Sock Sack from Becca's Crazy Projects

I wanted a small zippered bag suitable for washing hand knit or machine knit wool socks. I grabbed a fun print and cut two 12.5" squares. 
I chose that size for a couple reasons, the most important was that I have pretty big selection of 12" zippers. If you make bags and are looking for a small business solution to zippers I highly recommend ZipIt Zippers on Etsy. Excellent service and selection. 
Less than an hour later I had my finished sack. There are some things I would change if I make it again but it was a great ...

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November 12, 2022
blossom blocks finished from Making A Lather

I worked on the quilt blossom time through the year in 2022 making the blossoms by color from the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I needed 140 and I have finished 140. This project is retiring to the ufo closet, hopefully, for a short vacation before finishing.

I went through my black 2 inch strip bag and made a few more zippers.

I need 23 more zippers. There is a chance that with brown next month and odd colors in december, I can have the zipper blocks all made by the end of the month. And, then, these blocks ...

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November 7, 2022
zipping along from Making A Lather

Once, I started finishing my zipper blocks instead of doing them with the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy, I just kept sewing most of the forgotten ones. I do enjoy making them, once, I start. It is a fun surprise each time I finish one to see how they look. It was a nice break after working on the top of rhododendron mystery.

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November 5, 2022
blossom blocks from Making A Lather

I made a few blossom time blocks as part of my rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I finished the center of rhododendron quiltville mystery

I made zipper blocks. I put frolic quiltville mystery quilt on the longarm as part of my one monthly goal.

I have been ironing scraps from a gifted bag.

I have been enjoying wonderful fall weather. It is still 70 during the day with pretty aqua blue skies. I am not looking to plunging into total darkness with changing our clocks back, tomorrow.

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October 22, 2022
green zipper from Making A Lather

I am adding some green to my zipper blocks for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I cut a few and then when I started piecing, I decided to match the centers with all the previous cut zippers. I had a fun morning sewing them into strips and sub cutting the twosies for the centers. This year, I have about 60 cut, and, I think I want to cut some more next year during the rsc challenge.

and a few dotty bow ties

Best news is that I finally had a finish this month - Blue ridge beauty

I am ...

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October 12, 2022
zipper it from Making A Lather

I am trying to sew some of the zipper blocks that I cut earlier in the year for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I was digging around in the blues. I cut the lime greens for the month of October, too.

I added another round to the snails trail blocks just for fun.

And what a fun find at the Indy quilt show from Jennifer at wednesday wait loss. I was so excited to see her name. It was lovely up close and personal. I didn't get all the way through the quilt show. We were a ...

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August 27, 2022
hole in my scraps from Making A Lather

I am barely finishing these hole in the barn blocks for the month of August and the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy.

I think I have nearly all of them that I need for the quilt.

I have a few zipper blocks ready to go. I just don't have many orange scraps. I like orange in quilts, but it isn't an often used color.

still canning from the garden
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July 30, 2022
last purple rsc saturday from Making A Lather

This is the last Saturday for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I spent the week finishing what I needed in purple for my rainbow projects. And, I am ready for the new color.

I had a few blue waffle stamp blocks

purple zipper

hunters star

star and crown

And it is sweet corn yummy season here. Our favorite farmer has his stand open and we are loving his corn. We grew a bit but it isn't ready. But it is time to sit out with a bee bee gun and protect it from the critters haha

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July 25, 2022
this and that from Making A Lather

When it is time to sort the projects and clean up after myself, I find bits and pieces that I can not resist sewing together. I evidently missed a purple zipper for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy.

zipper and easy breezy

And, the snails trail are ready to start over with such cute and quick little pieces, and, boom, I have started another round of snail trail blocks.

but no, I tore the name off the package when I planted them. 

We have a new green bean we are trying this year, and, it is fun and yummy ...

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July 1, 2022
time to clean from Making A Lather

It's time to clean up around my sewing machine. I just can't pile anything else there. Since I am trying to be deliberate about it. I am sorting, and ... being distracted by little projects that are not done yet. I found these zipper parts that just needed the outside sewn to the centers.

I found all the pieces for this wedding ring block. I am surprised there wasn't something missing.

And this is just the beginning.

I harvested my first bunch of carrots. I had tried carrots many years ago and was very disappointed how they grew ...

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May 28, 2022
star and crown blocks from Making A Lather

I started the green blocks for star and crown a little late this month for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I only have 4 of them done, but, the other 4 are cut and ready to go. I need to dig out some background scraps. I am running low on those fabrics.

I did 2 zipper blocks as leader/enders. I need to cut some solids. Finding scraps in print fabric isn't hard, but solids are not something I use very often. I have been through the 2 inch drawers and have pulled as many as I ...

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April 27, 2022
zip it up from Making A Lather

 I started a new block, recently, called Zipper. I saw it on sane, crazy crumby quilts, and, she referred to Klein meisje quilts

I wasn't sure I was going to start sewing these this year, but, I couldn't resist. I cut the pink for April's rsc color. And, the next thing I know, I am sewing them.

I have been cutting scraps for stashbuster block from Border Creek Station Pattern Company, but, this is my first block. The idea is to make 1 each week. I guess I am behind.

I spent a little time harvesting weeds ...

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April 25, 2022
5 quilts April 25, 2022 from Making A Lather

 My 5 quilts progress report. My last report April 13th

1. Rainbow scrap challenge - pink - I started a new block this month called zipper? I am thinking 12 of each color/month

2. rhododendren mystery - hunter -   I am making setting triangles with the hourglasses. I have set B finished

and the cornerstones

3. Boho heart - I made 2 blocks in group 1 in orange.

4. DSP9-  I had a box of 9 patches that I had set aside to make disappearing 9 patches. I finished the two sides that were not finished with the arrangement of the dsp blocks ...

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March 27, 2021
clam points and leaves ~ epp from Charm About You


curved English paper pieced shapes, modern fabrics epp leaves and points

I am excited to be writing about this make because it's such a fun and useful way to use English paper piecing shapes/blocks. I've made a new project bag and decorated it with epp. There are so many tips and tricks I can share with you; epp curves, light fabrics on dark backgrounds, neat applique top stitching and the awkwardness of metal bits on zips - oh I'm covering it all today!
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March 21, 2021
Small zipper pouch tutorial from Quilt in Progress

String quilted zip pouch

The weather is warming up here in SW Missouri, and it will soon be auction time. We love to attend auctions to buy things we need, and even more things we don’t need but can’t resist. It’s a great way to get into collecting. I found out about vintage glassware makers and designs by paying attention to which ones bring higher bids, then researching them online.

Mostly I like to buy sewing machines. My favorite turn-around was when I purchased a Singer 99K. I bought it at auction as part of a 2-fer ...

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August 24, 2020
Sunshine Crossbody Pouch from Becca's Crazy Projects

A friend mentioned the Sunshine Crossbody Pouch pattern from Bagstock Designs and I decided to give it a go. This is a free pattern with detailed instructions with color photos. You can also find a handful of step-by-step video tutorials on YouTube if you search for "sunshine crossbody pouch". I looked through my collection of vinyl, fat quarters from Spoonflower, and zips to come up with the perfect combination. This fabric Cephalopods world is still available on Spoonflower. 
On Friday I cut out all the pieces. Fabric, interfacing, vinyl, all ready to go. I buy my zippers from Zipit Zippers ...

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June 17, 2020
Odds and Ends from Becca's Crazy Projects

Sometimes I will go through my collection of fabric, pull out a few, and get stitching. Here is a stack of fabric I pulled last week. What did I make? Well, a bunch of things.
I used this fun camper fabric and a zipper from ZipIt on Etsy (they are taking a break right now but they are my favorite zipper vendor) to make a pillow case for my travel pillow.
Definitely going with me when we can travel more freely again.
I used the free pattern from the Green Bag Lady to cut out nine totes. These are quick ...

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March 25, 2020
Call Me Badge Holder from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last week I shared my first Call Me badge holder. Saturday I grabbed some fabrics to make a couple more. This time, I used this fun tentacle print from Spoonflower. 
Darling Husband wanted something bright and difficult to miss. I think this hit the mark. 
This one is a little wider than the first one I made and I'm super pleased with how it turned out. 
Now he will be ready the next time we get to attend a convention. 
I made myself a slightly larger one, too. I love the happy crab and jellyfish!

Tools and supplies (af ...

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November 11, 2019
So Many Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

After getting the 72 slot cylinder for my circular sock knitting machine I have been working on holiday gifts. The 64 slot is perfect for socks for my small, narrow feet, but I know so many people with human-sized feet. This is the pair of monster socks I knit up. It's nice to use up those little odds and ends leftover from making matching socks. 
There was some coffee along the way, too. 
I even finished up this tiny sock knit on the machine. This sock is worked bck and forth on about 24 stitches and is seamed up ...

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