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September 15, 2019
A Happy Quilty Sunday from Life in the Scrapatch


I am quilting.

My hubby picked a bright variegated thread for




I picked an easy to do edge to edge, free motion pattern that complimented the fabric. 


Late at night,  I picked a blue swirl 108" wide fabric for the backing and cut and loaded it ...

Oh, No! 

This is wrong.  it should be under the other bar in the back.

Rather than take out all those pins,


I took out the back bar, loosened the backing and set the bar back where it belonged 
on the top of the backing fabric.

That was ...

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September 14, 2019
Project Linus Mystery Quilt Along 2019 ~ 1st Clue Today! from Life in the Scrapatch




I registered for this quilt along last night and received my login information today. 

The $15 donation for the pattern may be donated to your local chapter.


To learn more about

Project Linus Click Here


I have joined the welcoming group of quilters in the

Project Linus Mystery Challenge Facebook Group Here

and am considering my fabric options.

More soon.

Have a Happy Quilty Saturday! 


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September 12, 2019
I Like Thursday Post # 27 ~ Fall in New England from Life in the Scrapatch


Good Thursday Morning!

I am late this morning for my Thursday fun with the


I was up late last night sewing together the rows for my 


The colors are actually much warmer.
It has been gray here and today is a rainy day here and not a great day for photos


My garden has been happy, though.
My coral rose is still blooming.
This is a favorite.


One of the new climbing roses has started to bloom, too. 
This one is an open single rose, dark pink ...

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September 11, 2019
On My Sewing Table Today from Life in the Scrapatch


I am sewing the rows together for my





I am making this Quilt For My Guy and he chose the fabrics and block idea.

He has bee very patient while I put this aside to work on a few other commitments.


I have half of the top together and hope to finish it tonight
and get it onto my long arm soon.

Have a happy, quilty day! 


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I Am Sew Happy! from Life in the Scrapatch



These wonderfully easy to sew Log Cabin Block papers are now available!


I actually requested they make this product 
I love that Fat Quarter Shop listens to their customers. 
I hope this is a very successful product for them
because I want them to make more  of these foundation papers. 

I loved making the blocks for the 




with the easy "sew by number" papers. 


I am sew looking forward to making an easy scrappy log cabin ...

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


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September is My Month from Life in the Scrapatch


These pretty kitty blocks from my Me and My Kitty Quilty Friends 
are arriving for my birthday month.

I am looking forward to making a comfy lap quilt with them. 
I think I will put a cuddle fabric on the back.

My kitties and I will love cuddling under it. 

 <3 

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September 8, 2019
A Happy Quilty Saturday from Life in the Scrapatch


Today was a bright and happy and quilty day.

I am doing one of my favorite quilty things here ... 
straight line quilting on my Janome on a small project.

I am loving these colorful fabrics. 
This is Prairie by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics.
This is an older one of her lines and may be my favorite,
although Sundrops is right up there,too.

I will be showing you more of this project very soon.

My boys came to see me today and we went out to eat.
Always a treat to see my boys.

I hope you had  happy ...

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September 6, 2019
A Sweet Christmas Quilt In the Making from Life in the Scrapatch



Block 5 ~ Hour Glass Four Patch  

FQS Ultimate Beginner QAL



Free PDF pattern ~ Block 5 ~ Hour Glass Four Patch

I am really happy with how this quilt is working up.



I started this quilt along here


Here are Blocks 4 and 5 side by side.

This will make a sweet Christmas Quilt

Ho-Ho-Ho!


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September 5, 2019
I Like Thursday Post # 26 ~ I Like Finishes from Life in the Scrapatch


A Quilty Finish always makes me happy and this one is so pretty 
I am over the moon and the garden gate about it.


Our Garden Gate Project Started Here is finished, too.
My hubby moved the old stepping stone blocks so they are centered and
added some pea gravel to the gate area.
The roses I planted on either side are growing.
The one on the left has reached the upright and is starting to climb
up the arch toward the sun.


Our summer flowers are still blooming
and we are ...

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Ultimate Beginner Quilt Along ~ Block 4 from Life in the Scrapatch


Block 4 ~ Half Square Triangle Four Patch
for the 
Ultimate Beginner Quilt Along 










Here are my first four blocks.

I am having fun with these pretty fabrics and pattern.

Block 5 instructions will be up tomorrow on 


The Jolly Jabber


Are you sewing along?

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September 4, 2019
In A Bind Today from Life in the Scrapatch



When I am in a bind about the steps to machine finishing my quilt,
I go to my own favorite tutorial for



Two Color Flanged Machine Binding Tutorial


I used up the mottled light aqua blue cut off the sides and top of the pieced backing when squaring and trimming the extra fabric after taking my quilt off the longarm frame.
These are for the flange of the binding.
I bought a yard of this bright red  print in the fat quarter bundle of



that I used for the houses and sashing ...

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September 3, 2019
Off My Longarm ~ My Quilting Adventures from Life in the Scrapatch



It is always nice to start the day with a quilt 
off the longarm and getting ready to bind.

Th is pretty lap quilt pattern is 


For this quilt I did an edge to edge free style flower
that I am calling "Open Heart." 

I saw this idea on a FB quilting group done perfectly by an experienced longarm quilter.

My quilting is far from perfect but I am still learning my way as I go along on
 My Quilting Adventures.



Poppy Lane Quilt Started Here

Hope to have this quilt bound and ...

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September 2, 2019
Ready, Set, Quilt from Life in the Scrapatch


Ready to quilt.

Nutmeg is supervising.

Katniss is sleeping.

Where is Maestro? 


Maestro says, " I am right here, Mommy.
checking  the batting roll.
Let's quilt!" 

Have a happy quilty day.  


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September 1, 2019
Saturday Sewing and Cat Fishing from Life in the Scrapatch


Today's sewing goal was to finish piecing my




My quilty kitties have been very helpful with this one.
Here I have a row pinned but a very large cat is holding it in place for me
so I had to "lure" her off the top with a strip of scrap fabric,
which is one of her favorite toys.


I got her to jump over to the basket to catch the strip.


Then I quickly whisked the quilt off the table while she claimed her prize.


I knew she would drag her catch back to ...

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August 31, 2019
Sunday Best Sampler ~ Making Plans to Sew Along from Life in the Scrapatch



These fabrics and book are for the


I am making this version ... 



I am using fabrics from my stash.


These prints are from one her
Prairie Fabrics

I have more than enough scraps and yardage to make the quilt front and back.

I think I will use one of the white prints for the background fabric in the blocks.

I also have the Bella White and gray Etchings fabrics for the sashing.


I love these fabrics and am happy they have found the right pattern ...

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August 30, 2019
I Like Thursdays Post #24 ~ Good Day Sunshine from Life in the Scrapatch



Nutmeg and I are sewing sashing on house blocks
for my Poppy Lane Quilt
This has a commitment deadline and I have to get 'er done.

It has been a Happy Thursday.

Today was my hubby's birthday so we went out to his favorite nearby restaurant
 to feast on fresh caught New England seafood at

Fishbones Restaurant

Bacon Wrapped Scallops
followed by a shared Fisherman's Platter.
Mmmmmm ... so good.
No food photos ... I was too busy enjoying.



I did not get his Batik Quilt done,
but I am working on it.

It was actually my second day ...

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August 29, 2019
Sunny Sewing on a Very Rainy Day from Life in the Scrapatch


These fabrics are sew pretty and this pattern is sew easy!

My day started sunny and quickly turned into tropical downpours coming in off the
warm waters to the south of New England.

Today I took a break from the batik quilt in progress 
and played with these beautiful fabrics








This quilt is very fat quarter and fat eighth friendly.

This quilt pattern is designed by



This pattern is very well written and it is fun ...

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August 27, 2019
Batik Quilt Top Progress from Life in the Scrapatch


My Quilty Kitties and I are making good progress on piecing the top of my



Here are eight of the ten rows pinned up on my design wall 
with the early morning sunshine filling my east side of my home.


Here are the last two rows on my sewing table
 with the border fabric that my hubby picked out at our local quilt shop over the weekend
and the long sashing strips laid out between the rows.

We hope to have this top together by the end of today.

What are you sewing ...

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Whose the Best Quilty Kitty? from Life in the Scrapatch



"Mommy, " says Nutmeg, "Am I your best quilty kitty?"


"Here I am on the job swishing my tail in front of the needle 
while Maestro is just looking out the window at the birdies."


"Maestro, Mommy says I am the bestest quilty kitty helper!"


"You are not!" says Maestro, " I am the best quilty kitty helper, so there!"


"I will help, Mommy."


"Something does not feel right.  I am sad.
Helping Mommy sew without my bestest sister kitty is not fun."


"Nutmeg?  Where did you go, little sister kitty?"


"Found you.  Come here.  I love you, Nutmeg.
Mommy can keep ...

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