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June 20, 2021
postage stamp blocks from Making A Lather

Not many rainbows here. I haven't been sewing much. I did finish Aunt Eliza star top this week. When I realized I had very little to show for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy, I tried to quickly sew a few psp 20 /21 blocks for the color purple.





I have 57 blocks finished. I was thinking that if I sash them, I won't have to match seems. But, I have seen so many postage stamp quilts that are really great without sashing. what to do... I guess I will just keep making them until I decide ...

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June 19, 2021
Cobblestone blocks in Purple from Romany Quilting

I had fun rummaging through my big bag of batiks, and found a nice selection of purples in various hues.  Just right to make my purple RSC Cobblestone blocks this week.

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Purple batiks

Mind you, in an effort to protect my back after spinal surgery, it took me all week to construct these blocks.  One day I stood while I cut the pieces out, the next I pinned them all together.  Can’t help myself, I’m a great pinner!  Stitching them together happened the next day, followed by trimming and pressing.  Slow but steady does it, at the moment ...

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June 12, 2021
Island Batik June Challenge - Novella from Sew Preeti Quilts

The Island Batik Challenge for June 2021 reads as follows:

The challenge for you is to use the 8” or 12” finished BOB dies from your Ambassador box, the GO! Qube 8" Mix & Match Block and create a whole new pattern by combining the two!


Here is my response

Novella, 11" by 66"

And here is the Story.

BOB means Block on Board. In other words, the complete block is on a single die. I received Snails Trails Die.

Snails Trail BOB Die

All units in one place

Cut Pieces

First Block

In my opinion, the best complement to Snails ...

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retreat top from Making A Lather

We had a sleep in your own bed retreat yesterday and will have one today. My main project to work on was my ode to Joey quilt. I worked on piecing the rows and joining the rows. I plan on using it as a visual aid for Church class on Sunday. I made the words according to the color of the month for rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. It is a rectangle the wrong way, so, I need to figure out what I want to do for the top and bottom.

someone was taking pictures 



I have 3 quilts ...

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Purple for RSC from Romany Quilting

Purple is the chosen colour this month for all of those who like to stitch along with Angela in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  I machine appliqued three little purple birds – just about all I could manage sitting at the sewing machine as my back was feeling  little sore by the time I had completed them.  It was much easier on my back to finish the birdies off, sitting in my Lazy Boy chair while I hand stitched their little stick thin legs on.  So here they are, with their little red friends.  I’d stitched the red ones last month ...

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June 8, 2021
waffles blocks from Making A Lather

 I have been making the waffle stamp blocks this year as part of the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I cut for about 50 at the beginning and then used the color of the month to cut more. And to sew them together according to the color of the month. This month, I cut purple and that gave me 168 cut. I am sure that is enough. So, now I can add the finish of this quilt to my regular, any time, sewing.

Now that I have all the pieces cut for the waffle blocks, I am going to ...

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June 6, 2021
waffle stamp blocks in purple from Making A Lather

Purple is the color for June at the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I really like purple. I grabbed the purple bag of 1 1/2 inch strips and cut for several waffle stamp blocks. I need a piece that is at least 17 inches to get 3 -5 1/2 rectangles. Then, the fun begins.  I had enough center pieces made ahead for this batch of waffle stamp blocks. I still have a few purple sets that are not done, that I can make after I make some center strips of 1 1/2 inch squares or strips ...

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Oh Scrap! : Time for Purple from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 The RSC color for June is purple - my favorite color!




So the very first blocks I made in purple are my Well Suited blocks.  These blocks are made using one of my Scrap Mixology patterns.




Here is how all the finished blocks look together right now.  This quilt is going to look very different than a lot of the other quilts I made using the same pattern.  You can see some here and here.




I still need to finish my pinwheel blocks.  I am using the bonus triangles from the geese component to make these little cuties.  Hopefully I will ...

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June 5, 2021
Purple Scraps and Love Birds from The Cozy Quilter

 The Rainbow Scrap Challenge colour for June is Purple so I made two purple blocks for my project this week...one is purple (violet) and the other is magenta (red-violet).  Some of these fabrics have been in my stash for a long time and others are more recent acquisitions. 



Here are the 8 blocks I have made for this project so far. I will keep making one or two blocks a month until the end of the year and then put the top together.  I really like building a quilt this way--just a little sewing and cutting each month and ...

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June 2, 2021
All Dressed Up and No Place to Go from Cat Patches

Lucky me...no jury duty yesterday afternoon, and none today. Nevertheless, I remain ready, willing, and able to do my duty for my community. I'll need to call in tonight to see if I have to report tomorrow, but then one week will be finished. (There are no trials scheduled on Fridays.) Yay me...for doing absolutely nothing so far. Still, you've got to admit there's some heroics going on right here in my own living room. A legend in my own mind...that's me.

Also legendary...these cats. It was a hot day yesterday, and ...

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All Dressed Up and No Place to Go from ... Cat Patches

Lucky me...no jury duty yesterday afternoon, and none today. Nevertheless, I remain ready, willing, and able to do my duty for my community. I'll need to call in tonight to see if I have to report tomorrow, but then one week will be finished. (There are no trials scheduled on Fridays.) Yay me...for doing absolutely nothing so far. Still, you've got to admit there's some heroics going on right here in my own living room. A legend in my own mind...that's me.

Also legendary...these cats. It was a hot day yesterday, and ...

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June 1, 2021
Little Green Sprouts from Cat Patches

Everything is going to move fast this morning. It's my first day of jury duty. In our county, we call in a day ahead to see if we're going to need to report the next day. (The orientation session was canceled, thank goodness.) When I called in yesterday, I received a rather cryptic message: There were two check-in times for jurors with numbers lower than mine. When they got to my group, it said to report at 1:00 p.m., but that I should call at 11:45 a.m. to see if I'm still needed ...

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Little Green Sprouts from ... Cat Patches

Everything is going to move fast this morning. It's my first day of jury duty. In our county, we call in a day ahead to see if we're going to need to report the next day. (The orientation session was canceled, thank goodness.) When I called in yesterday, I received a rather cryptic message: There were two check-in times for jurors with numbers lower than mine. When they got to my group, it said to report at 1:00 p.m., but that I should call at 11:45 a.m. to see if I'm still needed ...

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May 30, 2021
Oh Scrap! : A Bit of Progress from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 First, I apologize for not sharing any finishes this last Friday but Blogger decided to not allow any uploading of photos Thursday night when I went to write my post.  Then the weekend just got away from me...So I guess I will share my finish next week.




Today I want to share the progress I have made on my scrappy projects.  
I was able to finish one more blue color block that I cut the pieces back in April.  I think this last block catches up all of my RSC projects just in time to switch to purple for ...

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May 29, 2021
red color blocks from Making A Lather

This week, I worked on the16 patch blocks for the Debby Brown color blocks quilt alongI found this free quilt along with Debby Brown  from Alycia at quilty girl

I didn't have any red 2 1/2 inch squares already cut. So I strip sewed these using shorter pieces. I really have diminished my stash of 2 1/2 inch squares over the last 3 years with the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I used to have 7 velveeta boxes stuffed full. Now, I have 3 partially full.


I've used them in scraptastic stars, scrappy irish ...

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May 27, 2021
eliza star from Making A Lather

I have started the sashing for Elizas star. So far, I have sewn 2 inch wof strips to each side of 5 1/2 inch wof strip of gingham x 4. I subcut them at 2 inches. I didn't calculate the sashings between rows, so, I will have to make and cut more.


I wanted to see at least a few sewn together. Not all the blocks are exactly the same size ( how did that happen haha) .I have to do a bit of stretching or easing. Most of the pieces are on the bias, so, I can. 



I ...

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May 22, 2021
Spring Broken from Sew Preeti Quilts

The best flowers are at the Keukenhof in Amsterdam. A bit out of my reach, mostly.

Tulips in Amsterdam, 2019

Keukenhof Gardens


The Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania are huge and absolutely beautiful, but still a few hours from me.

Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania

Water Lilies


The Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC are more accessible and I don't mind the long train ride although I will avoid the nightmarish parking in downtown DC. 

From 2008. My first time :-) 

So beautiful

Due to their popularity and the huge crowds (then), everyone was photobombing someone else's picture. The best pictures were taken ...

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red crumb stars from Making A Lather

I made 10 crumb stars for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. May's color is red. After a few years of following along with the rainbow scrap challenge, I was surprised that there were very few small red scraps. I still have more than I need, but I have, apparently, weeded the smallest pieces out of the scraps. Even, the 2 1/2 inch strip bin was mostly long strips. And I have used all my 2 1/2 inch squares. It was a bit of a struggle to find the pieces for the crumb centers. 




After 3 ...

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May 16, 2021
The Positivity QAL - Sponsors from Sew Preeti Quilts

The Positivity Quilt-Along (QAL) begins on Sunday, May 30, 2021.


While you wrap up your current projects, clean the bobbins, pick up the stray pins and change the blade in your rotary cutters, I am busy writing the tutorial and debating (sometimes silently) layout options. 

Here are the gifts/prizes we have gleefully secured for the Positivity QAL. Kudos to the sponsors!!!

LEVEL 1 (Flimsy)
All QAL participants (anywhere in the world) who link up their finished flimsies will be entered to win one of the following four Level 1 prizes
1. One PDF pattern of your choice from Cynthia ...

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Oh Scrap! : A Little of Everything from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 The Spring weather has been absolutely lovely here in Oregon so I haven't been in my sewing room very much.  When I do go in there, I find myself not very focused on anything specific.




With all of my red RSC blocks completed for May, I went back and sewed a couple blocks in blue that I didn't get completed in April.  I think I want to make two more blocks in some different shades.




And I completed another log cabin block in blue to go with the green one I completed last month.  These take FOREVER to ...

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