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September 13, 2021
My Halloween Quilt Parade Comes Early ~ 2021 from Life in the Scrapatch

The Halloween Quilt Parade is coming early to my blog this year.

Here is how I made my Bewitching Quilt  in 2018 

when I put my own twist on  this free pattern ...

Jolly Bar Meringue Quilt Pattern @ Fat Quarter Shop

I also made this pillow from the pattern.

Construction details for how I made this two sided pillow, 

Spider Web Pinwheel Pillow ~ Posted Here

Happy Halloween Quilts to you! 

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September 12, 2021
Time to Weave a Wicked Web from Life in the Scrapatch

Halloween is Coming ~ Time to Weave a Wicked Web!

Click Here for All Free Tutorial Posts

I have been inspired to share my Spider Web QAL Tutorials again

because I saw a wonderful new version of this quilt ... 

Spider Web Quilt @jaromy3 on IG

who has graciously given me a shout out.

Sew I am posting for those who may visit my blog to easily find my tutorials.

Happy Sewing! 

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August 9, 2021
Bats & Boos & I Am In, Too! from Life in the Scrapatch


First Bat Block Done! 

I was not going to join in another sew along.

Then I saw all the cute blocks and quilts in the making and I could not resist. 

I am only participating in the quilt sewing at this time

although the cross stitch pattern is looking very cute, too. 

I shopped my stash to sew along with this free mystery pattern

Fabric Requirements PDF Here 

Free Patterns and Quilt Kit and Supplies Here

My first block is done:

This makes a 10.5" unfinished block.

This block was ...

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July 7, 2021
A Spooktacular Halloween With Spooky 'n Sweeter Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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BOO! Did I scare ya? I know it’s July now but is it ever too early to start quilting for your favorite holiday? Half of 2021 is already over, so I know there are still many things on your sewing to-do list that you have to get through but if you are anything like me, Halloween projects are going to be boosted to the top of your priority list! Our much-loved Halloween collection, Spooky ’n Sweet was a hit and we can’t blame you, the characters, the storytelling, and the cute elements are like none other. The color ...

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May 11, 2021
2 Cool Ideas for Halloween and Fall quilts from Pieced Brain

2 Cool Ideas for Halloween and Fall quilts

These 2 Cool Ideas for Halloween and Fall quilts will jazz up your home decor or make a friend happy as they are great gifts! They are my latest finishes and I am so happy to see how they turned out.

This is Witches Party, the Halloween pattern I designed with my favorite Moda Fabrics collection for Halloween: Ghouls and Goodies. This is the third quilt I made with this collection (here are the other two), and I am not quite sure it will be the last. Why? Because of the bright colors, the dimensions of the motifs, the variety ...

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April 16, 2021
A Halloween Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework


Remember these orphan blocks I found in a bag of scraps dropped off by a good friend?  Well, I am ready to share the quilt I finished using them.

I know many of you asked me how to make these blocks.  Well, the truth is I could never quite figure it out.  I think they were strip pieced using two fabrics.  Cut and then sewn back together again.  I believe they are one of those designs that when you sew them back together, you get a positive and a negative block.  You can see what I am talking about in ...

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March 10, 2021
On my Design Wall from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I am feeling a bit overwhelmed with all of the projects I have going on right now.  So I am trying to finish a few quilt tops.

Remember these orphan blocks I received from a friend?

I have sewed, trimmed and added some gray sashing to the blocks. 


I ended up with enough blocks to create 5 rows. At first I tried a random color placement but found I liked this grouped placement best.

When it came time to add the horizontal sashing, I wanted to add a bit more color.  I found a pink fabric for some corner stones ...

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February 23, 2021
Completely Side Tracked! from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 This weekend, a dear friend sent me a text to let me know she was bringing me a quilt to have quilted.  Then she asked..."I found some orphan blocks.  Do you want them?"

Well, you can guess what my answers was!

Now I have no reason to adopt more orphan blocks.  I have already outgrown my orphan block suitcase and the second box I created is already over-flowing.  But the temptation of something new to play with was just too strong.

There are quite an assortment of various blocks but the ones that caught my attention were some improv ...

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October 31, 2020
Happy Halloween! from Life in the Scrapatch


Happy Halloween Quilts!

I am enjoying my Halloween quilts and such this cold and frosty Halloween. 

I did not get a new Halloween quilt or project finished this year

but I have plenty to make my home festive. 

The snow is on the pumpkins Here in the northeast
and there is no trick or treating this year by city decree.

Mr Scrapatch and I are treating on these tasty


which I ordered online.

This one is "Butterfinger" from their special Halloween box
which are candy inspired.

These are very, very tasty!

I could eat the whole box in sitting ...

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September 30, 2020
Fat quarter Halloween quilt pattern to make in one day from Pieced Brain

Fat quarter Halloween quilt pattern to make in one day

This Fat Quarter Halloween quilt pattern for beginners can be made in one day! Brighten your Halloween decor with this easy quilt, also perfect as a gift.

Witches Party

“Witches Party” measures 36″ x 36″ and the blocks finish at 8″. I used the Ghouls and Goodies fabric collection by Moda, yet you can use all your Halloween fabrics. It is Fat Quarter-friendly and very easy to make because you are only using regular piecing on the witch blocks, along with machine applique’.

The witch blocks come together easily as you can chain piece them. Instead of using templates for ...

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September 2, 2020
Halloween quilts – 2 fun patterns you will love from Pieced Brain

Halloween quilts – 2 fun patterns you will love

Jazz up your indoor Halloween decor this year with these Halloween quilts – 2 patterns you will love as they are easy, fast, and fun!

Photograph by Quilter’s World. Used with permission.

The first quilt is called Haunted House. It measures 37″ x 37″ and the blocks finish at 12″ and 6″. Simple log cabin blocks frame the center applique’, with the cat and bat adding movement to the design. I chose to make the quilt center lighter and the borders dark and bold for interest and contrast.

Photograph by Quilter’s World. Used with permission.

Haunted House is perfect ...

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October 9, 2019
Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop ~ My Day! from Life in the Scrapatch

Here is my new Witchy Stitchy Table Runner!

This quilt was made with 

and this free pattern and tutorial:

My orange Quilty Kitty Nutmeg and I had fun playing with the HSTs 
and devised our own layout.

This quilt was made with one

and a half yard of the little witches fabric and one of the main print fabrics.
The white in the center is vanilla grunge stars from my stash,
The binding was also a fabric ...

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September 11, 2016
Let's See If I Remember How to Blog from Stella Bella Quilts

Well hello there (especially to Dianne who reminded me that I need to blog and read my emails more often).   I guess it's been a over a year since I posted. Wow time goes by.  I've been Instagramming so if you've missed the cats, images around NM, more cats, and a few quilts you can find me over there (@stellabellaquilts).

We are all fine. Cats are happy, S. is happy, I am happy.  Santa Fe is marvelous. I just fell out of the blogging ritual and maybe turned a little inward.  There's too much to catch ...

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