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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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October 7, 2019
Witchy Stitchy Starts Today! from Life in the Scrapatch


 It's time for the annual Halloween Quilt Parade!
This is the Spider Web Quilt I made in 2014 for my free

For this year's wonderfully witchy parade of quilts hop along with the 



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October 6, 2019
Tradition! from Life in the Scrapatch



Sign-up now for the 


I love traditions and this is a good one.

Share your cookies, recipes, quilts and spirit of the season!

This blog hop is hosted by the lovely


I hope to see you sharing your holiday traditions with us.



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July 20, 2019
Witchy Stitchy ~ Cool 'n' Quilty from Life in the Scrapatch



It is very hot and humid in my quilty corner today
so I sewing in my nice air conditioned room
and making plans for cooler fall days
and Halloween quilts.



I always enjoy the Halloween Blog Hop
so I am participating.

Thanks, Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt, for hosting!  

I am also making plans to participate in this free quilty fun ... 



The Ultimate Beginner Quilt @ Fat Quarter Shop

I am not  beginner but there is always something to be learned.
Since this one finishes in October I am ...

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April 22, 2019
Be A Diamond Blog Hop Starts Today from Life in the Scrapatch


Starts Today! 

Here is the Full Schedule

April 22

April 23

April 24

April 25

April 26

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February 23, 2019
Are you a Diamond? from Life in the Scrapatch



This blog hop is being hosted by the lovely


I have no idea what to make for this one.

Thee are sew many possibilities. 

I need to think about this one while I sew.


I am still working on the Sunny Lanes Baby quilt.

No Scrappy Saturday for me today.

I have fallen behind in my cross stitch along, too.

When I get the top together I will take a break and sew 
or stitch something else.

May you have a happy quilty day.

Hope to see you joining in the Diamond ...

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February 19, 2019
Show Your Wings Blog Hop ~ My Day from Life in the Scrapatch



My "Wings" Cushion Cover

for the


I am using this pattern:


Left Facing Feathers Block # 1

This block measures 8 and 1/2" unfinished.


from 



I started choosing fabrics for this quilt HERE

I decided on one of my favorite stash fabrics,

Guernsey by Brenda Riddle


I dithered over the background fabric HERE


I decided on the aqua dot for the sky fabric 
and started sorting my Guernsey Layer Cake.


Cutting is very complicated,
but the pattern has very good instructions.


There is a lot of very precise ...

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Show Your Wings Blog Hop ~ Starts Today! from Life in the Scrapatch

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December 26, 2018
Resolved to Join the Blog Hopping Fun in 2019 from Life in the Scrapatch


To show your wings,



I am making my quilty resolutions and plans for 2019.

I want to minimize and downsize in the new year,
as life keeps me busy sometimes
and gets me down if I take on too much.

So I am keeping only my favorite and happiest things.

The fun, low-stress blog hops are part of 
my quilty happy place.

I love the creative sharing of ideas in these hops!

So I will be blog hopping in 2019.

Hope to see you joining in the fun.

The more the ...

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November 29, 2018
Virtual Cookie Exchange 2018 ~ Eggnog Cheesecake Cookies from Life in the Scrapatch



'Tis the Season for Eggnog Cheesecake Cookies!

A fun way to share the tasty holiday treats is with the



This year I am sharing a recipe from my kitchen
that is one of my hubby's favorites

Eggnog Cheesecake Cookies

10 oz cream cheese, softened
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
¼ cup eggnog
1 teaspoon rum extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3 cups flour
1 and ¼ cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon nutmeg
Powdered sugar and nutmeg for sprinkling on top ...

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November 28, 2018
Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop Starts Today! from Life in the Scrapatch


Time to get yummy! 

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October 4, 2018
Getting Ready to Share the Season! from Life in the Scrapatch




has become one of my favorite annual traditions.

Good food, good friends, good quilts ... some of my favorite things.

This fun event is hosted by


It is never too soon to think about all the goodies
 to make and share for the fall and winter season.


to join in the fun!  

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September 14, 2018
Welcome To My Home! from Life in the Scrapatch


Welcome To My House! 


This is my newest quilt block design.

It is a 12.5" House Quilt Block
made entirely from jelly roll strips.
Only 1 strip of each fabric print is needed for this block.


I used this Autumn Love Jelly Roll 
by Lori Holt for Riley Blake.

I apologize for not having a completed project to show you.
I almost dropped out of the hop
but decided to post this instead
in an effort to meet my commitment.

I have been sewing,
but have a lot of other projects I need to get done, too,
and not ...

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September 10, 2018
Welcome to the My House Blog Hop ~ Starts Today! from Life in the Scrapatch


Here is the full Schedule:  

September 10


September 11


September 12


September 13

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July 27, 2018
Christmas In July Blog Hop from Life in the Scrapatch


Merry Christmas in July Blog Hop! 

I have been having a very wonderful month of July.
It feels like Christmas ... except maybe for the hot summer sun.

I have been swapping gifts:


I made this clowder of kitties for a
Christmas Kitty in July Swap
with a group of online quilty friends.


Here are the kitty swap blocks I  recently received in return.

This cat block pattern is from

The Cat's Meow by Janet Kime


These blocks were hand delivered to me by my friends,
Cherie, Debbieann and Vanessa,
at the Quilt Odyssey show in Pennsylvania
where I went ...

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July 3, 2018
New Blog Hop in September from Life in the Scrapatch




I love house quilts!

My door will be open.

Hope to see you in September ... :-)

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June 21, 2018
Fix For the Comment Blues! from Life in the Scrapatch




has published a wonderful tutorial 
to fix the blogger comment issue.


for how to do this

... and spread the good word!

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May 27, 2018
Is it June yet? from Life in the Scrapatch


A Sneaky Peek!


Maestro and I have been very busy behind the scenes
designing and sewing and getting ready 
to release my block for June for the 





Maestro was very helpful creating the design.

We are looking forward to seeing how others
bring our block to life for their quilts.

In the meantime 

has released a "bonus block"
for our group to work on.

You can only find this right now by joining our




It is free to ...

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May 21, 2018
Wish Upon A Star Blog Hop ~ My Day! from Life in the Scrapatch


Here is my newest star quilt.

It is a mini, 6" quilt made with the cute kit I received in a
Sew Sampler Box awhile back.  
I have a lot of lovely looking projects in the stack of boxes I have now 
and I need to catch up and make a few more quilts.

I love start quilts of any kind, so when


Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt

announced this hop,
I knew I wanted to participate
and I decided this was the perfect time to open this little kit.


All the materials to make the quilt are in the ...

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May 20, 2018
Get Ready to Wish Upon the Stars! from Life in the Scrapatch


Get your starship ready 
to jump to hyperspace ... 
for here are all the stellar star stops 

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