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March 20, 2019
Borrego Springs, California from Cat Patches

When I finished writing yesterday's post, I looked across the table to see this:


Did you choose this upholstery color to match my beautiful furs?

We weren't meeting her needs in the treat category, and she was letting us know with her eyes. When I had her taken care of, I went back to work sewing the quilt binding. By day's end, I had turned two corners.


The weather was getting warmer yesterday, and these two Oregon cats are still wearing their winter coats. They were flat cats lying on the bed yesterday evening.


Mike and I ...

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Borrego Springs, California from ... Cat Patches

When I finished writing yesterday's post, I looked across the table to see this:


Did you choose this upholstery color to match my beautiful furs?

We weren't meeting her needs in the treat category, and she was letting us know with her eyes. When I had her taken care of, I went back to work sewing the quilt binding. By day's end, I had turned two corners.


The weather was getting warmer yesterday, and these two Oregon cats are still wearing their winter coats. They were flat cats lying on the bed yesterday evening.


Mike and I ...

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March 14, 2019
Topsy-Turvy from Cat Patches

Okay, so a few of you with sharp eyes noticed the problems with the "Festival" block yesterday. Actually, I'd seen it too, right after I took a picture of it. The bottom row is upside down.


But that was okay because I noticed it right away...fixed it...and then took another picture.


Only by the time I wrote my blog post yesterday morning, I'd forgotten the whole sordid mess and posted the wrong picture. Busted! Congresspeople have gone to jail for less. Anyway...thank you for showing me the error of my ways and giving me a ...

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Topsy-Turvy from ... Cat Patches

Okay, so a few of you with sharp eyes noticed the problems with the "Festival" block yesterday. Actually, I'd seen it too, right after I took a picture of it. The bottom row is upside down.


But that was okay because I noticed it right away...fixed it...and then took another picture.


Only by the time I wrote my blog post yesterday morning, I'd forgotten the whole sordid mess and posted the wrong picture. Busted! Congresspeople have gone to jail for less. Anyway...thank you for showing me the error of my ways and giving me a ...

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A Day for Blocks from Cat Patches

All the monthly sew-along blocks are finished now, and I can head south with a clear conscience. Not that my conscience would have been anything but clear. I only mention it to fool you into thinking there's some sort of morality in my sewing room. There isn't. Projects get started willy-nilly without a care for how many years it will take to bring them to completion. Think of it as rogue sewing.

The Day was set aside to do two blocks for the CTC Sewalong. These are the Countdown to Christmas blocks published in the Moda Bake Shop ...

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A Day for Blocks from ... Cat Patches

All the monthly sew-along blocks are finished now, and I can head south with a clear conscience. Not that my conscience would have been anything but clear. I only mention it to fool you into thinking there's some sort of morality in my sewing room. There isn't. Projects get started willy-nilly without a care for how many years it will take to bring them to completion. Think of it as rogue sewing.

The Day was set aside to do two blocks for the CTC Sewalong. These are the Countdown to Christmas blocks published in the Moda Bake Shop ...

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March 3, 2019
So Much Sewing from Cat Patches

It was a cold day yesterday, but temperatures warmed up enough to melt most of the snow away. It would be good if it would stay away now until next winter. I'm ready for spring. How about you?

Mike and I made a brief run into town. Because of the snow, neither our trash nor our recycling was picked up this week, which was fairly ridiculous. The roads to our trash can were plowed, so WTF? Anyway...we took our recycling into the depot in town to make way for more over the next two weeks. As for the ...

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So Much Sewing from ... Cat Patches

It was a cold day yesterday, but temperatures warmed up enough to melt most of the snow away. It would be good if it would stay away now until next winter. I'm ready for spring. How about you?

Mike and I made a brief run into town. Because of the snow, neither our trash nor our recycling was picked up this week, which was fairly ridiculous. The roads to our trash can were plowed, so WTF? Anyway...we took our recycling into the depot in town to make way for more over the next two weeks. As for the ...

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February 21, 2019
To Bind on the Road from ... Cat Patches

The quilting is finished! It was hard to power through such dense quilting in just a few days, but I was determined to do my binding on the road. The binding strips are cut. I just need to sew them together, square up the quilt, and sew it on. Hand work can wait for this weekend. Here's the finished quilt. And don't you know it was a magnet for cats when I spread it on the floor for its picture.


It was a little too big for me to get a very good picture without risking life and ...

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To Bind on the Road from Cat Patches

The quilting is finished! It was hard to power through such dense quilting in just a few days, but I was determined to do my binding on the road. The binding strips are cut. I just need to sew them together, square up the quilt, and sew it on. Hand work can wait for this weekend. Here's the finished quilt. And don't you know it was a magnet for cats when I spread it on the floor for its picture.


It was a little too big for me to get a very good picture without risking life and ...

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February 20, 2019
Project Quilting 10.4: Pixel Play from ... Cat Patches

The first order of business yesterday was to finish off the 4th challenge for Season 10 of Project Quilting. The challenge theme was "Pixel Play." This was a hard one for me. I spent hours looking through my own photographs trying to pixelate one of them into something I could use. When I came up empty, I appealed to my friend The Google, searching for different things like "pixelated quilts," or "pixelated images," or anything like that. Finally, I hit upon the sweetest inspiration for my quilt. I'm calling this quilt "Cupcake."


It finishes up at 17 x 21 ...

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Project Quilting 10.4: Pixel Play from Cat Patches

The first order of business yesterday was to finish off the 4th challenge for Season 10 of Project Quilting. The challenge theme was "Pixel Play." This was a hard one for me. I spent hours looking through my own photographs trying to pixelate one of them into something I could use. When I came up empty, I appealed to my friend The Google, searching for different things like "pixelated quilts," or "pixelated images," or anything like that. Finally, I hit upon the sweetest inspiration for my quilt. I'm calling this quilt "Cupcake."


It finishes up at 17 x 21 ...

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February 18, 2019
Quintessence of Quilting from Cat Patches

Now that I've come up with some awesome alliteration for the title of this post, I can get on with my day. You'll never know how long it took for me to come up with that $5 word. So anyway...I had in mind to do some McTavishing for the backgrounds of the embroidered blocks for Hocuspocusville, and I found a very good video on YouTube that helped me get off to a good start. If you like what I'm about to show you, you can find the video right here.

McTavishing appealed to me because I ...

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Quintessence of Quilting from ... Cat Patches

Now that I've come up with some awesome alliteration for the title of this post, I can get on with my day. You'll never know how long it took for me to come up with that $5 word. So anyway...I had in mind to do some McTavishing for the backgrounds of the embroidered blocks for Hocuspocusville, and I found a very good video on YouTube that helped me get off to a good start. If you like what I'm about to show you, you can find the video right here.

McTavishing appealed to me because I ...

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February 15, 2019
Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog from ... Cat Patches

It was a spooky day of quilting for my Valentine's Day, and I'm happy to say that the entire center panel of Hocuspocusville is finished. Next I'll be moving to the embroidered blocks. The center panel was the hardest part for me, and so I'm glad to have it this far. The rest should be fairly easy.

So I alluded to my method yesterday, and I'll show you what I did right now. Here's the thing about quilting. It's hard for those of us who can't draw worth beans. And so I ...

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Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog from Cat Patches

It was a spooky day of quilting for my Valentine's Day, and I'm happy to say that the entire center panel of Hocuspocusville is finished. Next I'll be moving to the embroidered blocks. The center panel was the hardest part for me, and so I'm glad to have it this far. The rest should be fairly easy.

So I alluded to my method yesterday, and I'll show you what I did right now. Here's the thing about quilting. It's hard for those of us who can't draw worth beans. And so I ...

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February 12, 2019
Cats at Work from ... Cat Patches

If it weren't for cats, nothing would get done around here. Possibly I have snow sickness because all I want to do is wrap up in quilts and sleep. It wouldn't be fair to say I did nothing yesterday because I did some housework. You know it's bad, though, when quilting takes a back seat to housework. Sadie was there early to help out.

Pawssibly you need a black cat for your quilt?


Once I got started making more spiderwebs, my motivation increased.


I was having a frustrating problem with the top thread breaking every time I ...

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Cats at Work from Cat Patches

If it weren't for cats, nothing would get done around here. Possibly I have snow sickness because all I want to do is wrap up in quilts and sleep. It wouldn't be fair to say I did nothing yesterday because I did some housework. You know it's bad, though, when quilting takes a back seat to housework. Sadie was there early to help out.

Pawssibly you need a black cat for your quilt?


Once I got started making more spiderwebs, my motivation increased.


I was having a frustrating problem with the top thread breaking every time I ...

read more
February 8, 2019
A Near Finish from ... Cat Patches

Possibly I could have dragged my feet a little more yesterday, but finally, early afternoon I got in gear and caught up on the housework I've been neglecting. This is the problem with putting housework before sewing. I don't want to do the housework, which means I don't get much sewing done. On the other hand, if I put sewing before housework, the housework will never get done. Possibly I could start a new trend with that...or maybe there's nothing new about it. What do you think?

Okay, so anyway...when I finally got into ...

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A Near Finish from Cat Patches

Possibly I could have dragged my feet a little more yesterday, but finally, early afternoon I got in gear and caught up on the housework I've been neglecting. This is the problem with putting housework before sewing. I don't want to do the housework, which means I don't get much sewing done. On the other hand, if I put sewing before housework, the housework will never get done. Possibly I could start a new trend with that...or maybe there's nothing new about it. What do you think?

Okay, so anyway...when I finally got into ...

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