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July 11, 2021
Buying By The Bolt from Life in the Scrapatch

This is

Bella Solids Bleached White #9900-98  

which is one of my preferred background whites. 

Usually I have plenty of this in my stash, 

but I was down to my last yard and it is in four projects

 that I am working on at the moment.

So it was time to buy more.

So I bought a 15 yard bolt.

It came packaged in plastic, pristine and uncut.

I know this sounds at first like an extravagance, but hear me out.

 I bought this at 

Fat Quarter Shop

my favorite online shop,

where Bella Solids are regularly $6.99 per ...

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March 30, 2021
My favorite color… from Moda Lissa

Do you have a favorite color? I thought I did, Red, no wait, Blue, no really it is Orange. Well this is what happens to me every time I sit down to start a quilt. I love them all.

So when it came time for Moda’s Block of the Month sampler, My Favorite Color is Moda I count decide.

The program has 6 different combinations of 10 colors. The designer of this quilt is Michelle White who happens to be in the office right next door to me.  Seeing all the combinations that Michelle was creating made me fall ...

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March 8, 2021
Sew Sampler February 2021 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Like a kid with a new box of crayons, we can’t wait to see what comes of your February Sew Sampler Box. This box is beaming with colors that are sure to ignite your creativity. Let’s ‘make a splash’ and dive right into this box!

My Favorite Color Is Moda Fabric Kit for Moda Fabrics
Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive & Sew Sampler members got it first!

This curated bundle includes the My Favorite Color is Moda Quilt Panel plus 12 specially selected Bella Solid Fat Eighths to accompany it. Let’s paint the town with Moda!

View our wide ...

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February 10, 2021
Experimenting ~ Bella Solids ~ My Favorite Color is Moda from Life in the Scrapatch

I have recently bought the 
My Favorite Color Panel and Yardage 
that I blogged about Here 
because I loved the fabric.

I decided it would be fun and informational to experiment and do a color comparison with the panel, yardage and my Bella Solids Color Chart. 

Here is a comparison between the panel and my chart 
for one of my favorite colors, Fresh Green.
It is almost spot on.

Here is another panel and chart comparison and favorite, Tangarine.
This one looks very, very close. 

Summer Sky is slightly different, but close enough. 
Again, this is the large panel and ...

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January 27, 2021
Progress Report- Jan 2021 from Moda Lissa

I can see why in school we received our progress reports every 6 weeks. It is a lot of work keeping up with the progress or making any progress at all. I finished some and started more so A-.

Red and White quilt finished!!

This quilt design is by Sheryl Johnson in Sisterhood of Scraps book. The quilt is titled Half-Square Hashtags.


I am finished with my quilt for the Seasons to Taste blog hop. I am last on the line up and will share my quilt here on Feb. 2nd.  I knew the colors I wanted to use ...

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January 25, 2021
Happy Days Bella Solids Coordinates from A Quilting Life

Happy Days Bella Solids Coordinates featured by Top US Quilting Blog, A Quilting Life

Hello, friends! Today I’m sharing the Happy Days Bella Solids Coordinating fabrics. Happy Days is scheduled to ship in February/March; and while we are not yet sure of the exact shipping, I thought it would be good to have this information here so it’s available when the fabric arrives. (Some early pre-cuts have already started […]

The post Happy Days Bella Solids Coordinates appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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January 12, 2021
My Favorite Color is Moda + 6 Free Sewing Projects from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Our favorite color is Moda! What’s yours? Moda Fabrics released a colorful panel and coordinating yardage with a gorgeous sampling of each Bella Solid as well as coordinating yardage. To make the most of this unique new collection, we’ve created several new projects and released a new FREE quilt pattern, Spectrum!

You’ll love the variety of DIY projects you can sew to take advantage of Moda’s full-color range. We had to sew them all because picking our favorite project is like picking our favorite color – impossible! In fact, did you know Moda has 324 different colors ...

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January 5, 2021
Stitches from the Heart Free Quilt and Cross Stitch Pattern from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Every project you make is full of love and now is the time to show it! This Valentine’s Day, sew up or stitch up our FREE Stitches from the Heart pattern available as a quilt or as a cross stitch.

Free Quilt Pattern

Fall in love with this heartfelt pattern! The FREE Stitches from the Heart Quilt Pattern pieces together a sweet heart perfect for quilters of all levels in two sizes, 35″ square and a 12″ mini quilt! You can sew this pattern easily with the Stitches from the Heart Quilt Kit including 3″ Half Square Triangles on ...

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November 9, 2020
so many projects from Moda Lissa

I have always had more than one project going at a time but I don’t know if it is because of Covid or just my excitement to MAKE. I thought I would do a status check to keep me accountable.

half-square hashtags

Working on an all red version of Sheryl Johnson’s Half Square Hashtag quilt. As soon as Sheryl sent this quilt in for Sisterhood of Scraps, I knew I had to make it.


I signed up to make a sample for work. I thought this would be a fun quilt for one of my ...

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September 25, 2020
Sewcialities Sew Along- Harmony from Moda Lissa

Hello everybody! I am super excited to start off the Sewcialites SewAlong with the Fat Quarter Shop team and some of the best designers in the world. If this is your first time visiting my blog, I wanted to tell you a little bit about myself. I am the mother of 5, I have 4 grandkids and have been quilting for almost 40 years. EGADS! that seems like forever ago and I really am not that old. I started quilting before the invention of the rotary cutter, I made templates from cardboard and I quilted as I went – known as ...

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September 24, 2020
Candy Corn Quilt Pattern from Moda Lissa

candy corn quilt

I love the colors.
I love the pattern.
I love the quilting.

I love, love, love it.

Someone asked me about the pattern and colors so I thought I would share it here. When I went to hunt down
the ...

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September 14, 2020
Sewcialities Sew Along from Moda Lissa

The Fat Quarter Shop is getting ready for a free block of the week sew-along called Sewcialities!  They’ve asked 18 designers (me included) to each contribute two blocks that can be made in three different sizes, 3″, 6″, or 9″.  You’ll get one block a week for 38 weeks. The fun starts Friday, September 25th, and runs through June 25th, 2021!  June 2021 will be here before we know it!

The blocks are all pieced, and each one is rated for difficulty.  The Fat Quarter Shop will be using the “Homestead” fabric line by April Rosenthal. I love ...

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September 11, 2020
Schoolhouse Quilt Pattern from Moda Lissa

During the pandemic, several different people on social media starting having outdoor quilt shows by showcasing one of their quilts in their yard or on their front porch, etc. Jenny Doan starting doing this also and I thought I would do the same each weekend.

I dug this schoolhouse quilt out of my stack to symbolize the return to school, even though it was virtual.

Several of you have messaged me wanting this pattern so I decided to do a quick blog post
so I can share it with everyone.

Download the pattern here.

The pattern does have templates for ...

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August 5, 2020
New pattern: Buffalo Check Winter from Carried Away Quilting

Last month I introduced you to a brand new pattern called Buffalo Check Autumn. Today I'm pleased to share another pattern in my buffalo check inspired series. This one is named Buffalo Check Winter, and it features modern evergreen trees and festive crimson stars. 

My sample quilt was made using Moda Bella Solids and a beautiful new collection by Holly Taylor, called Winter White. This collection celebrates traditional colors and cozy Northwoods-themed prints, which will provide a warm and inviting look for our guest room this winter. This is a holiday quilt which can stay on the bed for ...

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July 10, 2020
New pattern: Buffalo Check Autumn from Carried Away Quilting

If you’re a quilter, chances are you love buffalo check and gingham. These timeless fabrics exude a sense of warmth, comfort, and belonging. Buffalo check in particular has become a hot design trend, a contemporary classic. I’m excited to share a new quilt pattern with you today, one that pairs a buffalo check motif with oversized, modern pumpkins and bold, classic stars: Buffalo Check Autumn!

Buffalo Check Autumnfinishes at 72 1/2” x 84 1/2”. For your reference, in my photographs I have layered it atop a coverlet on a queen-sized bed. The quilt fits the ...

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May 1, 2020
Modern Classic from Leftovers (Between the Blinds) from Sew Sunshine

This is the MQG modern classic makeover pattern by Diana Vandeyar called "Oblique" for the Feb 2017 issue. 
I originally made the Chess on the Steps by Krista Hennebury. I named mine 'Strength and Beauty' HERE

I thought I could use additional fabrics in the composition with the specific ones the MQG listed but I don't think that is what they wanted. So with lots of leftovers I decided to see if I had enough fabric left to make another quilt. 

I think I want to call mine "Between the Blinds" 
58" x 58"
Straight line quilting
Foundation PP ...

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March 20, 2020
FREE PATTERN: Happy Worldwide Quilting Day 2020 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Happy (almost) Worldwide Quilting Day! We’re gearing up to celebrate the day we are “sew” excited for every year! To celebrate together, we have designed a wonderful new FREE Quilt Pattern and we know you’ll love it. We’re introducing the Mini Wonder Quilt this year and hope you’ll give it a try!

World Wide Quilting Day (and National Quilting Day) is celebrated yearly on the third Saturday of March. Quilting feeds our creative souls and is an art and craft shared across countless countries and cultures. In recognition of the small and wonderful world we live ...

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November 7, 2019
Perfect 5 ~ Week 5 ~ Perfect Time from Life in the Scrapatch

Time to start my Perfect 5 SAL Sampler Quilt.
It is week 5. 
Perfect timing! 

This project has the "Paw of Approval" 

 This Fat Quarter Shop Quilt Along actually started 5 weeks ago ... 

Perfect 5 Quilts Book
"It's Sew Emma" , the pattern design team at  Fat Quarter Shop
created a companion book with 16 different block patterns
using charm packs for this ruler

They also sell a combo if you want to purchase the book and ruler together.

Perfect 5 Book and Ruler Combo ...

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