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September 16, 2019
Stitch It and Gift It and Join in the Fun! from Life in the Scrapatch


Who are you stitching and gifting for this fall?

Why not join us in this fun blog hop?


organized and hosted by the lovely
Creatin' in the Sticks


The blog hops are fun and easy
and all the bloggers are sew nice.

My projects are always something I am sewing or something I know I want to sew
and I enjoy sharing with others.

Hope to see you joining us! 



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September 14, 2019
My Favorite Quilt Block ~ My Day! from Life in the Scrapatch


My Favorite Block is now My Favorite Pillow!

No surprise.


My favorite quilt block is the one in my blog button.
and the image that appears when I leave a comment on your blogger. 

It is 




This has been a favorite for many years.

This was the March 2008 free Block of the month pattern at



All the AZ Patch Free BOM Archives May Be Found Here

I chose this block for my first Round Robin Center Block in 2009.


taken soon after it came home.
I did not ...

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September 9, 2019
My Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop Starts Today! from Life in the Scrapatch


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July 24, 2019
My Favorite Quilt Block ~ What Will It Be? from Life in the Scrapatch


Today my favorite block is this block.


Day 23 ~ Block 23.

My favorite block these days tends to be the one I am working on.

So I thought about this a little while before deciding to sew along with the




is always very welcoming and encouraging
so I joined in the fun.

I think I have my favorite block figured out.

Hope to see you in September!


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March 26, 2019
Heart Strings Attached ~ My All About Strings Blog Hop Post from Life in the Scrapatch

These Strings
have a long thread trail back in time
and to the heart they bind. 

The string blocks for this quilt and pillow were make a long time ago.

I only have the top to show for now because my beautiful older workhorse of a machine
needs some care and repair. Trying to quilt this quilt and finish this pillow proved too much of a task for my Janome at the moment.


  The String Leads Back to Here in 2010

I participated in a block swap run by Betty at the
long gone Forum @ Block Central
where I learned ...

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March 25, 2019
All About Strings Blog Hop Starts Today! from Life in the Scrapatch

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February 4, 2019
Identifying and Tracking a UFO from Life in the Scrapatch


String Swap Blocks 

This is a UFO that has been hiding 
just outside my quilty orbit for too many years.

Objective:  Take This One Down By March, 2018



With the help of the


For Intel check in with Squadron Leader




These swap blocks were  made using a 7" by 10" rectangle of muslin for the foundation.

This pattern may be found here 





 These blocks were made in 2010

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January 31, 2019
Think Spring! ~ Think Strings! from Life in the Scrapatch




When I first saw this logo, I thought it said "spring"
before I realized it says "strings."

It seems this bitter cold has my mind dreaming of warm days and spring flowers.

So maybe my project will be a "Spring String Fling." 

What does this make you want to sew?

Show and tell in March ... 


This colorful blog hop is hosted by the lovely



Think Spring!  Think Strings! 


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January 21, 2019
Black & White Blog Hop ~ My Day! from Life in the Scrapatch


Flannel and Fleece Winter Slipper Boots

for the 


Winter can be bitterly cold in the northeast.
Last night and today is one of these times. 
After snow and ice, it is sub-freezing.

It was -2 degrees Fahrenheit when I woke up this morning.
That is -18 degrees Celsius for  my international friends.

Today we are chipping ice off the steps and walks.

We keep the temperature low in the mid to upper 60s F in the daytime
and turn it down to 62 degrees  at night.
Our feet can feel very chilled.

Most of our floors are wood or laminate ...

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January 17, 2019
Do You Want To Sew A Snowman Quilt? from Life in the Scrapatch





This free quilt tutorial and sew along 
can be found year round 
in the green toolbar at the top on my blog.

I am working today on the finishing touches for my blog post
for the upcoming




coming soon at



This favorite black and white quilt 
is warming my walls in my cold New England home.


Sew do you want to sew a snowman? 

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January 4, 2019
Black and White from Life in the Scrapatch


Life is never really black and white.


The blog hop this month is.

Maybe.



"Black & White should be your inspiration.
Interpret it any way you like."

So we shall see what is black and white ... or not. 

I am really looking forward to this hop.

Thought for the day:

from my


is this ...


Not so black and white ... :-) 

Time to sew! 

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November 21, 2018
Start 2019 With Quilty Blog Hop Fun! from Life in the Scrapatch


A fun way to start the quilty new year! 


I love these blog hops.

Sew much creativity.

Sew relaxed.

Sew nice to share with other quilters.

This hop is hosted by the lovely


Hope to see you joining in the fun!


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November 6, 2018
Pick A Fabric Pumpkin ~ My Blog Hop Post from Life in the Scrapatch


Welcome to my Pumpkin Patch! 

My scrapatch has become a small quilty outpost of

Tilda's World

As you can see if you clicked on the link.
it is a magical world of fabric beauty, adorable patterns
for quilts, pillows,  animals and dolls
and all that

Tone Finnanger 

and her design team can imagine.

While you are there, be sure to find these

Fabulous Free Patterns



I made this fabric pumpkin 
for the 



Be sure to visit all the magical pumpkin patches,
where imagination and creativity abound ... 

Tuesday, November 6th

Life in the Scrapatch (you are here)

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November 5, 2018
Pick A Pumpkin Blog Hop Starts Today! from Life in the Scrapatch




Enjoy visiting all these pumpkin patches!

Pick a Pumpkin Blog Hop Schedule

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August 23, 2018
Fall Into Some Blog Hopping Fun ~ Sign Up Now! from Life in the Scrapatch




Coming in October!


hosted by


Last Day to Sign Up Today 

Join Now! 

and



Coming in November!


hosted by


Hope to see you falling into these hops!



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July 1, 2018
It's a Wild Life BOM ~ July Block from Life in the Scrapatch




July is here!
Time for another fun free block from the



I have the pieced river background done for my block.

I am thinking to add an applique splash of white where the river meets the green ground
to try to make it look like a waterfall.

I love waterfalls.

Think that would work? 

I am still choosing fabrics for the adorably cute fishing bear
in the applique design from 




Download this month's pattern now while it is free for the month.

and join 



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June 12, 2018
Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop ~ My Day! from Life in the Scrapatch



Welcome to my garden!



My newest blooms are these Ruffle Flowers! 

When Carla @ Creatin' in the Sticks announced this
fabulous flower filled blog hop... 


Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop

I knew just what I wanted to make.




I have had this pattern in my stash for a long time.
It is the "French Rose Buds" baby quilt version of the "French Roses" design,
but I adapted it for a tablerunner.
The reason why these raw edge applique flowers are called "French Roses" 
is because the quilter who copyrighted the pattern
is named Heather French.


This is the very basic layout ...

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June 11, 2018
Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop Starts Today! from Life in the Scrapatch



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April 24, 2018
30 Blocks in 30 Days. . . .today is my day! from Books, Hooks, Sticks, etc.






When I first saw the call for Carla's blog hop I wasn't going to do it. . . but then I started going through the blocks that she had come up with.  They started my mind working overtime. . . and I had to sign up!


Now, you will have to bear with me a little. . . . the stream of consciousness that I went through was really quite extraordinary, or well, I think it was! 


So, the block I chose, Possibility, (you can find Carla's original tutorial for it here)  reminded me of the pop beads we had played with as kids ...

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April 18, 2018
Yeah, 30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days Blog Hop! from Life in the Scrapatch


Here is my "Yeah, Eights" quilt top!

I am calling this quilt "April Flowers" 

I have really enjoyed sewing this pattern.

I sewed this quilt for the



For instructions on how to make this block,
go to Carla's original tutorial ... 




Block 18 - Yeah, Eights



This is the layout I used, four blocks by six blocks.

Strip piecing this block pattern made it very easy to quick sew
the 24 blocks needed for this quilt.

This made a 46" by 66" quilt,
a good toddler or lap size quilt.


I used these ...

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