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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 11, 2019
Just Kitting Around from ... Cat Patches

It was a slow day yesterday. A day for catching up and planning ahead. My housework was caught up for about five minutes, and then I spent the day thinking about our upcoming trip. Lists have been made and kits are put together for my take-along projects.

First, however, I did some more work on the bunny garden. The bunny doesn't have his tummy yet, but he'll get it today. Where the carrot is missing at the bottom, there will be a carrot button.


You might remember this little pack of buttons. The snail will go farther up ...

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Just Kitting Around from Cat Patches

It was a slow day yesterday. A day for catching up and planning ahead. My housework was caught up for about five minutes, and then I spent the day thinking about our upcoming trip. Lists have been made and kits are put together for my take-along projects.

First, however, I did some more work on the bunny garden. The bunny doesn't have his tummy yet, but he'll get it today. Where the carrot is missing at the bottom, there will be a carrot button.


You might remember this little pack of buttons. The snail will go farther up ...

read more
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 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 17, 2019
Blocks and Bread from ... Cat Patches

Yesterday's sewing time was taken up making blocks for the CTC Sew-along. My first task was to finish up the remainder of the Regent Star to make a 12-inch block:


That one was fairly time-consuming, but I like the design. The next one is called Wrapped Up. It seemed like a good time to use that flip-flop fabric since I had a nice big center block for the large scale of the print.


There are 25 blocks in this series from Moda, and the goal is to make all of them by the end of the year. One will ...

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Blocks and Bread from Cat Patches

Yesterday's sewing time was taken up making blocks for the CTC Sew-along. My first task was to finish up the remainder of the Regent Star to make a 12-inch block:


That one was fairly time-consuming, but I like the design. The next one is called Wrapped Up. It seemed like a good time to use that flip-flop fabric since I had a nice big center block for the large scale of the print.


There are 25 blocks in this series from Moda, and the goal is to make all of them by the end of the year. One will ...

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February 16, 2019
Fried on Friday from ... Cat Patches

Lately, Friday has been my day to be a lazy slug. It was wet and cold for my walk with Sue yesterday, and on those days, I get chilled to the bone. When I get home, I first have to ice my knee, and that only serves to make me colder than ever. And so I get my heating pad (which I think of as my portable electric blanket), and snuggle up under the quilts, never to be heard from again for at least a couple of hours. And then, I'm so warm and toasty that I've turned ...

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Fried on Friday from Cat Patches

Lately, Friday has been my day to be a lazy slug. It was wet and cold for my walk with Sue yesterday, and on those days, I get chilled to the bone. When I get home, I first have to ice my knee, and that only serves to make me colder than ever. And so I get my heating pad (which I think of as my portable electric blanket), and snuggle up under the quilts, never to be heard from again for at least a couple of hours. And then, I'm so warm and toasty that I've turned ...

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February 14, 2019
Valentine Sew Along - Framed by Love from Creatin' in the Sticks

Happy Valentine's Day!

I'm excited to share
Framed by Love
today.



Did you follow the Valentine Quilt Block Sew Along over on the 

Teaming up with other Thermoweb designers for the 
Valentine Quilt Block Sew Along
 has been so much fun! 


As a member of the designer group,
I shared this quilt block:



The fabrics I used are
and the thread I used to stitch around the applique is
Aurifil thread:  50wt # 2620



 I used HeatNBond EZ Print Lite to print the patterns right on the fusible ...

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February 4, 2019
No Go on the Snow from Cat Patches

Well, I'm disappointed beyond measure...crying buckets of tears. The first thing I did when I woke up this morning was to look outside, hoping for a blanket of white. All we got was a little dusting and a good coating of frost. Not even enough for a good picture.


Oh well. I've already stitched my sorrows away by first stitching Inchy #4 for National Embroidery Month. These are such fun.


But that wasn't nearly enough to resolve my sorrow and so I kept on stitching until I finished the binding on Cricket's pawtrait. She's ...

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No Go on the Snow from ... Cat Patches

Well, I'm disappointed beyond measure...crying buckets of tears. The first thing I did when I woke up this morning was to look outside, hoping for a blanket of white. All we got was a little dusting and a good coating of frost. Not even enough for a good picture.


Oh well. I've already stitched my sorrows away by first stitching Inchy #4 for National Embroidery Month. These are such fun.


But that wasn't nearly enough to resolve my sorrow and so I kept on stitching until I finished the binding on Cricket's pawtrait. She's ...

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January 31, 2019
Valentine Quilt Block Sew Along at Thermoweb - Jars of Love from Creatin' in the Sticks

I'm so excited to join with a few of the 
talented Thermoweb designers
 for a 
Valentine Quilt Block Sew Along. 

There are 4 quilt blocks and the patterns are all free.


Today I am sharing this quilt block:


The fabics are
and the thread I used to stitch around the applique is
Aurifil thread:  50wt # 2620



 I'm using HeatNBond EZ Print Lite to print the patterns right on the fusible adhesive to create the Jars of Love quilt block.  Just print, fuse, cut, bond, and stitch.  It's that ...

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A Nod to Murphy from Cat Patches

It was late in the day when I made my way into the sewing room yesterday. The first thing I did was to fix the portion of the face that was bothering me on Cricket's Pawtrait. If you missed that in yesterday's post, I wasn't happy with the zigzaggy portion on the left side of the face.


It was easy enough to peel up the darker portion and trim it away from the lighter portion, and that looks better now.


Smitty enjoys watching me make the pawtraits. I always tell him he's the most handsome cat ...

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A Nod to Murphy from ... Cat Patches

It was late in the day when I made my way into the sewing room yesterday. The first thing I did was to fix the portion of the face that was bothering me on Cricket's Pawtrait. If you missed that in yesterday's post, I wasn't happy with the zigzaggy portion on the left side of the face.


It was easy enough to peel up the darker portion and trim it away from the lighter portion, and that looks better now.


Smitty enjoys watching me make the pawtraits. I always tell him he's the most handsome cat ...

read more
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