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September 19, 2019
A Good Day to Bind My Quilt from Life in the Scrapatch


Toady I am hand sewing the binding to the back of 




To do this type of traditional binding, I cut 2.75" strips and press them in half to make a 
double fold binding for strength and long wear.
I cut the edge of my quilt to 1" beyond the edge of the top fabric
and machine sew the long binding strip to the front of the quilt 
and fold it to the back.
I fold the inch of extra batting in and clip the binding to the back.


Then with the help of ...

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September 17, 2019
Good Morning, Quilty World! from Life in the Scrapatch


Good Morning, Coffee ~ Good Morning, Fabric!


Good Morning, Amara ~ Good Morning Quilt!

I finished the quilting on this quilt late last night and took it off the frame
so it would greet me in the morning is all is bright fabric happiness.


Good Morning, Quity Kitty Katniss!


Good Morning, Quilty Kitty Nutmeg!

My quilty kitties are inspecting my work for me.


I think we did a good job with the edge to edge hand guided echo swirl design on this quilt.


Good Morning, Janome ~ Good Morning, Quilty Kitty Maestro! 


Quilty Kitty Maestro is in my sewing chair waiting for me ...

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September 16, 2019
Quilting, Quilting, Quilting ... from Life in the Scrapatch


I am quilting.

My hubby picked a bright variegated thread for




I picked an easy to do edge to edge, free motion pattern that complimented the fabric. 


Late at night,  I picked a blue swirl 108" wide fabric for the backing and cut and loaded it ...

Oh, No! 

This is wrong.  it should be under the other bar in the back.

Rather than take out all those pins,


I took out the back bar, loosened the backing and set the bar back where it belonged 
on the top of the backing fabric.

That was ...

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September 12, 2019
I Like Thursday Post # 27 ~ Fall in New England from Life in the Scrapatch


Good Thursday Morning!

I am late this morning for my Thursday fun with the


I was up late last night sewing together the rows for my 


The colors are actually much warmer.
It has been gray here and today is a rainy day here and not a great day for photos


My garden has been happy, though.
My coral rose is still blooming.
This is a favorite.


One of the new climbing roses has started to bloom, too. 
This one is an open single rose, dark pink ...

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August 24, 2019
Cats Catching Stitches As Cats and Catch Can from Life in the Scrapatch


Here is the layout, minus the sashing, for the batik quilt,

There have been some family commitments that have been keeping me away 
from my sewing machine for the past few days.


My quilty kitties have been trying to help ... 


sew we have gotten some of the dark blue sashing strips added.


We have also gotten several strips sewn together ...


... and trimmed.

I hope to have more time this weekend to sew. 

I also need to catch up on my Kinship Sampler Blocks.

May you have a happy quilty weekend.


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August 17, 2019
More Blueberry Goodness + More Quilt Blocks from Life in the Scrapatch



More Blueberries = More Blueberry Goodness

I used up another two cups of blueberries from our picking adventure.

My hubby loves custard and he loves bread pudding and he loves blueberries
so I devised this recipe to combine the three
and use up some bread and eggs going out of date 
and some more of our yummy fresh picked blueberries.

Blueberry Custard Style Bread Pudding 

  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon rum extract (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground mace
  • 4 extra large eggs ...

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August 16, 2019
I Like Thursday Post # 23 ~ Blueberry Picking and Quilty Kitty Fun from Life in the Scrapatch


Maestro, say hello to my I like Thursday friends. 

Captioned thus:
Top left picture:  "Momma, you know I do not know what you are talking about." 
Top Right:  "Momma, you know I don't like it when you flash that thing in my face."
Bottom Left:  "Just peeking to see when you stop with the photo stuff."
 Bottom Right:  " I love you, Momma.  I will just wait.  This too will pass." 

It can challenging to photograph a black cat that really does not like the camera.


Katniss and Nutmeg are always more photo accommodating:

Photo Left: 
Quilty Kitty Stand-off
 Nutmeg ...

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August 14, 2019
Merrily I Sew Along ~ Making More Plans To Sew Along from Life in the Scrapatch



I love this book!
I received it in the mail today because
I pre-ordered this book after seeing previews of it on 


There is going to be a 
TRIANGLES ON A ROLL SEW ALONG


It is about 5 minutes into the video replay.
▸ The sew along will start September 3rd, 2019. ▸ Supplies: 4” and 3” Triangles On A Roll paper,
two fat quarters,
five fat eighths,
and 4 yards of fabric for background fabric

and you need this book ... 



You only need two Triangles on the Roll papers ...

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August 13, 2019
I Quilt Because It Makes Me Happy from Life in the Scrapatch



Today I made ten more batik blocks using my


Layer Cake Cuts

These blocks are so bright and happy they make me smile.
I will leave them out on the table for my hubby to see 
when he comes in from work late tonight.


I also made my block of the day. 
Block 43 for the
#100days100blocks2019

When I get to the halfway mark of fifty blocks
I am going to put them up on my design wall 
and see how my quilt is growing. 


I saw this on Facebook and it made me ...

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August 12, 2019
Sunday ~ Funday from Life in the Scrapatch


Sunday was another glorious day in my quilty corner
so I took my Day 42 Kinship Block outside for the daily photo.
#100days100blocks2019

It was a good day to get more work done in the yard.
We planted one more rose bush on the other side of our new garden gate
and some other gardening tasks.
It was a great day for grilling, too.


Inside Nutmeg and I made more blocks for our


Nutmeg enjoyed playing with and pressing the blocks.


With such good quilty kitty help, 
I ...

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August 7, 2019
A Happy Quilty Day from Life in the Scrapatch


Today's quilty project was making more batik blocks for 



The quilt now has five different block layouts.


These are the unit pieces I am cutting from my 

I am ending up with a few less than 3.5" scrap pieces,
but after a few trial blocks I decided it was better to have usable scraps
than have to trim my blocks too small and throw away the trimmings.

I want my blocks to be 8.5" when sewn into the quilt
because that is the size of the ...

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