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November 19, 2019
...Or So I Thought! from From the Strawberry Patch...

With a few of my quiltiest friends I had the opportunity to go on a retreat  the weekend before last; I was eagerly looking forward to this time away. I had accepted a challenge almost a year ago from Quiltkeemosabe and I anticipated this chance to meet that challenge and  achieve my goal of having a new table topper on our kitchen table by Christmas this year! I had admired this pattern and

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...Or So I Thought! from From the Strawberry Patch...

With a few of my quiltiest friends I had the opportunity to go on a retreat  the weekend before last; I was eagerly looking forward to this time away. I had accepted a challenge almost a year ago from Quiltkeemosabe and I anticipated this chance to meet that challenge and  achieve my goal of having a new table topper on our kitchen table by Christmas this year! I had admired this pattern and

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Yesterday from Wont to be Quilter

 Hi friends!
I added a two inch border and still have enough to make the binding!
Going to try to sandwich it today.
Then I put pins in places that I need to work on, On this! Some places where the edges didn't stay together that needs to be resewed.
This is Jessica's Quilt hoping to give it to her next week. She passed all her finals and Is now a nurse!
We will go to graduation sometime soon.
We are blessed  Kristin works at Oglethorpe university, Michael works as a lawyer with the great Bobby Lee Cook ...

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Yesterday from wont-to-be quilter

 Hi friends!
I added a two inch border and still have enough to make the binding!
Going to try to sandwich it today.
Then I put pins in places that I need to work on, On this! Some places where the edges didn't stay together that needs to be resewed.
This is Jessica's Quilt hoping to give it to her next week. She passed all her finals and Is now a nurse!
We will go to graduation sometime soon.
We are blessed  Kristin works at Oglethorpe university, Michael works as a lawyer with the great Bobby Lee Cook ...

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VIP ~ Very Important Packing from Life in the Scrapatch


Packing today for flying south for Thanksgiving
and our early "Grammy~Grampy Christmas." 

Must include the all important hand stitch projects for the airport and flight.


These little scissors have always make it through security with no questions asked.

The folding scissors in the small box are


Rose Gold Folding Scissors


The tiny ones with the pink sheath are


World's Smallest Scissors from ToolTron
I cannot tell you where I bought them as I have had them awhile
and all the other shopping links I checked said out of stock.


What stitching essentials would you pack for a getaway? 

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Video: Marking Your Quilts – Quilted Joy Clubhouse Live! from Quilted Joy

Did you catch our November Quilted Joy Clubhouse live online meeting? This month was all about marking our quilts! If you missed the livestream it’s available to watch (or re-watch) whenever you’d like. Find it on the Quilted Joy Youtube channel!

Our main program for this month’s meeting was about marking your quilts and different tools for marking your quilts. Watch the video below to see the many different tools and I use to mark my quilts and more!

Scratching your head wondering what the heck this Quilted Joy Clubhouse is? Click here to learn more about ...

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Make Your Own Best Press Citrus Spray Starch from Cut Stitch and Piece

I love Mary Ellen's Best Press Spray Starch. It helps my blocks press crisp and there's no starchy residue. The only downside is that it's way too expensive, especially here in Canada. Also, I don't like the smell of most of their scents; the lavender-scented spray smells like cheap men's cologne. I thought of using the scent-free Best Press, but it costs more than the scented. So, I

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Titles from Nina Paley

Ütérûs is a fake-European short arthouse film, so it has fake-European film titles. It’s one of those fake multi-country collaborations.

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Quilting Cats from ... Cat Patches

We had a significant amount of rain both yesterday and over night. When I got up this morning, it was pouring rain. Surprisingly, when the sun rose, we found ourselves above the clouds, and we're expecting fairly good weather today. The birds will appreciate it when I fill their feeders.


It was a mostly sewing day yesterday, and several projects got some attention. In preparation for quilting It's Raining Cats and Dogs, I first quilted the placemats made recently. It gave me a chance to adjust the tension properly. These were done simply, with just a straight line ...

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Quilting Cats from Cat Patches

We had a significant amount of rain both yesterday and over night. When I got up this morning, it was pouring rain. Surprisingly, when the sun rose, we found ourselves above the clouds, and we're expecting fairly good weather today. The birds will appreciate it when I fill their feeders.


It was a mostly sewing day yesterday, and several projects got some attention. In preparation for quilting It's Raining Cats and Dogs, I first quilted the placemats made recently. It gave me a chance to adjust the tension properly. These were done simply, with just a straight line ...

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Tuesday Muses from Wollie Mammoth

It has been one of those lovely soul filling weeks...the ones where the calendar is almost empty and the things on it are spread out.  Which means some long term PJ time in the Bee Hive!!!  I only get up to the Bee Hive during the day time hours since the evening is spent with G in the  TV/Cross stitch room.  But these last few days have been filled with stitching!  One evening this week I saw something through the window of the TV room and so I ran outside and took a photo and told G I ...

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A Time For All Seasons - November from Melva Loves Scraps

This month's A Time For All Seasons block from Joan at Moosestash Quilting captures the fall/Thanksgiving theme so wonderfully...
















I did one colorful block that reminds me of Indian Corn...  and a fall wreath that I made with the girls one year for Thanksgiving.  It is looking a little tired but I love the little corn husk dolls that are on it and I simply cannot bear to part with it yet.

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addictions from Quilt Nut Creations

I've been making more leaf blocks for my TrueNorth quilt. They go together so quickly and I am just addicted to making them.

I laid out all my blocks the other day and decided to add a few non-traditional colours. 


And since I've taken this picture, I've pulled out 3 and added in 6 lol.

But I got distracted with a picture I saw online and this happened


So fun!! #makealltheleaves


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Kunst im Advent from Quilt Around

Schon wieder geht ein Jahr zu Ende. Auch in der kommenden Vorweihnachtszeit veranstaltet der Künstlertreff Hennef wieder die Gemeinschaftsausstellung KUNST IM ADVENT in der Meys Fabrik in Hennef, Beethovenstraße 21. 
Geöffnet ist am Samstag, den 07.12. und Sonntag, den 08.12. jeweils von 11 - 17 Uhr. 
Ein breites Spektrum verschiedenster Arbeiten zahlreicher Künstler erwartet Sie!
Auch ich bin diesmal wieder dabei mit meinen handgefärbten und handbedruckten Stoffen aus Baumwolle, Leinen, Damast und Spitze. Dabei biete ich kleine Geschenkideen für Weihnachten an.

Mein Stand im vorigen Jahr
Wir freuen uns schon auf viele BesucherInnen.


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He Grew Up So Fast from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This is part of a picture Chad had posted on Facebook the other day. I thought it was a really cute picture of him and wish I could have gotten it bigger without it getting blurry. It’s so hard to believe he’s approaching his mid-30’s. He grew up too fast. I think about Addie and...

The post He Grew Up So Fast appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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Lots of Quilts!! from Pinkadot Quilts

Last night my guild, the Penn Oaks Quilt Guild met. We did a mystery quilt starting last winter. The quilt is designed by Diane Knott and her blog is Butterfly Threads Diane calls it Sew Your Stash Along. We decided to make it a mystery quilt!



Each month they made a round in the medallion quilt.


Some of them were easy and some were a bit more challenging. Everyone made their quilt to suit themselves. Love that!


They rose to the challenge and overcame the hard blocks!


I love how everyone put their own spin on these gorgeous quilts.


There ...

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Keeping Those Feed Doggies Rolling from Life in the Scrapatch


I am still quilting.
I am also busy behind the quilty scenes packing for a trip,
getting my house ready for our trip,
and with other family matters.

Quilting as therapy applies here in the scrapatch today.

Another tool I find very useful ... 



available in the link, at Joann Fabrics,  on Amazon
and other quilting supply places.

I wear the medium-large.
They are a little loose but I find this very comfy
as they never make my hands swell, even in the warm weather.
No warm weather here right now.
A cold gray rain has been falling ...

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Book Review – Seasons Quilts from Craft Gossip

For all the seasons of the year, for all the seasons of life, quilts make the perfect keepsakes to mark each passage. Celebrate each season with 23 quilt and craft projects just right for decorating your home and marking special occasions.Soft greens and freshly unfurled leaves typify our springtime quilts. The bold designs and vibrant colors of summer find their way into a playful bed quilt and daisy-decked lap quilt. Spicy colors and textures of autumn are beautiful in lap and wall quilts and a wool table runner. The coziness and quiet contentment of winter are exemplified by a ...

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Advent Scrap Along from Adventurous Quilter

Just a quick post to remind you that my Advent Scrap-a-long starts December 1
- 25 blocks in 25 days
- Designed to use scrappy squares!
- Starts December 1
- Multiple colorway examples available
- You can use any size scrappy square!
- FREE pattern PDF - click on link in left sidebar to be redirected to my download website.



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more courthouse steps blocks from Making A Lather

I am starting to see what this wonky courthouse steps quilt will look like when finished. I am joining squares together in sections to make it easier to assemble. More here.
I have really enjoyed making this quilt in the evening when it is dark and cold. It adds a little bright. It is s free pattern from Bonnie Hunter at quiltvile.


I have November and December swap blocks sewn and ready to trim. Which means I am finished with the swap. It will be a top priority for next year to assemble the quilt. I hope. More here




I ...

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