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November 17, 2019
Stitch and Gift Idea of the Day ~ Folded Fabric Ornaments from Life in the Scrapatch

Folded Fabric Ornaments

Another easy seasonal gift idea! 

These are really easy to do ...

and look very pretty on the tree. 

Happy Sewing! 

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November 16, 2019
Sew Easy Gifts ~ Quick Sew Jar Openers from Life in the Scrapatch

I took a few minutes break from quilting for a hot cup of herbal tea and honey 
and to sew two of these 
Quick Gift Jar Openers
because I needed a couple of simple gifts for friends.

5 inch squares - 1 -2 -3
I had my walking foot on my machine which is what I like to use for these
and I decided the thread for my quilt
matched the gold in the fabrics just right.

I trim these after I sew and turn and use my
Clover 2 Point Turner
to push out the pints and smooth the edge ...

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November 14, 2019
I Like Thursday # 35 ~ Good Eating from Life in the Scrapatch

Brrrrrr! ~ Snuggle Time
It is cold here in the northeast ...  time for lots of warm kitty cuddles
I posted this photo before.  It is one of my favorites.
I love my kitties loving each other.
They have been snuggling with each other and with me a lot this week. 

Last week for 

I celebrated

Since it is still Pumpkin Spice season, I enjoyed my annual cup of

Green Mountain Pumpkin Spice coffee  this week.

As I said ...

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November 13, 2019
The Quilty Kitties Choose The Thread from Life in the Scrapatch

"Good Morning, Quilters!
Quilty Kitty Nutmeg here helping Mommy choose the quilting thread for our project today."

"Quilty Kitty Maestro is helping me with this thready selection."

"Maestro really likes to try to hog the quilts, but she I love her.
She is very warm and snuggly ... like Mommy's quilts."

"We Quilty Kitties have made our important decision for the day.
Which thread do you think we chose?
What are your quilty kitty helpers working on today?"

"Happy Quilting" ... Nutmeg

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November 11, 2019
Perfect 5 Sampler QAL ~ Biscotti Block from Life in the Scrapatch

Perfect 5 Sampler QAL ~ Week 3 ~ Part 1
4 Biscotti Blocks 

This is a cute block and it was easy to sew.
I am sewing the sampler quilt so I only had to make four of these 9" blocks.
I like the fabrics I chose, four colors of the same print.
They will look nice in the sampler quilt.

That said ...

The throw size quilt in the book calls for thirty two of these blocks.
The first sewing instruction says to
"Draw a diagonal line ... two hundred and fifty-six Fabric C squares."

Um   .. . no thank you. 
This is a good ...

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Stitch It and Gift It Blog Hop Starts Today! from Life in the Scrapatch

This fun blog hop starts today!

Monday, November 11th

Tuesday, November 12th

Wednesday, November 13th

Thursday, November 14th

Friday, November 15th

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November 10, 2019
Perfect 5 QAL ~ Week 2 from Life in the Scrapatch

Perfect 5  Sampler Quilt QAL ~ Week 2  ~ Blocks 3 & 4

I have decided that I love the ruler.
It has wonderfully easy to read marks for 2.5 and 4.5
and other cuts needed for these blocks.

As I am vision impaired I am always looking for rulers that are easy to see.

I actually have the Perfect 10 Ruler
and since I am cutting a layer cake for my quilt,
I am using the larger ruler on this quilt as well.

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November 8, 2019
My Perfect 5 QAL Sampler Quilt ~Week #1 from Life in the Scrapatch

Week #1 Done for the 

These blocks were fun to sew.

The large block on the top is called "Animal Crackers"  and would
be a good block for using up scrap strips.

The cute house block is called "Gingerbread" and may be my favorite in the book.

These blocks are from the 

which is designed for using 5" charm squares.

that is also needed to sew these sampler blocks.

On to Week # 2 ...

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November 7, 2019
I Like Thursday # 34 ~ Pumpkin Spice from Life in the Scrapatch

Pumpkin Spice and Fabrics ... Nice! 

It is "Pumpkin Spice" Season.
Do you like Pumpkin Spice?
(I like some Pumpkin Spice) 

Fall fabrics are the best of the season. 

These are on my cutting table for a very special project.

The adorable "Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice"
motif on the left is actually on a large tea towel,
made especially for me by my crafty daughter, who is 

This item image is heat transfer vinyl and it is washable.
This is what is on lots of custom t-shirts and such made today.
My hubby wears a ...

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Perfect 5 ~ Week 5 ~ Perfect Time from Life in the Scrapatch

Time to start my Perfect 5 SAL Sampler Quilt.
It is week 5. 
Perfect timing! 

This project has the "Paw of Approval" 

 This Fat Quarter Shop Quilt Along actually started 5 weeks ago ... 

Perfect 5 Quilts Book
"It's Sew Emma" , the pattern design team at  Fat Quarter Shop
created a companion book with 16 different block patterns
using charm packs for this ruler

They also sell a combo if you want to purchase the book and ruler together.

Perfect 5 Book and Ruler Combo ...

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November 5, 2019
After Midnight ~ My 10th Blogiversary Winner from Life in the Scrapatch

Me Texting to Hubby at work at 12:15am 

"Please pick a number between 1 and 82"

Hubby to me: 

Me to Hubby:
"Thanks ... The winner on my blog will be happy" 

The winner is Comment # 63
"Congratulations! Once of my favorite things on your blog is the flange binding tutorial. I'll probably never make the Spider Web quilt (although I love it), but it makes me smile everytime I visit your blog."
Congratulations, Katie! 

I have emailed Katie Q to ask for her mailing address
and received her reply ...

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November 4, 2019
Last Day To Enter My 10th Anniversary Giveaway from Life in the Scrapatch

Tomorrow I will announce the winner for my 

Dear Readers, 

if you have not already done so.

I love these magnetic pin bowls and hope you will, too.


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Trying Something New ~ Stitching In Hand from Life in the Scrapatch

"Stitching in hand"
which means stitching without a hoop or frame.

I learned this method from
Kimberly Jolly @ Fat Quarter Shop Flosstube
which I watch every week
whether I am actively working on a cross stitch project or not.


I last worked on this project, 
and was using this heavy wooden frame.
It worked well, but I want my project to be easier to carry with me
to stitch wherever I happen to be.

Since I am a seasonal stitcher and quilter,
I put this away during the warm weather and growing season.
It is ...

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November 2, 2019
Good Morning ~ Harvest Roads from Life in the Scrapatch

Good Morning
Giving thanks for the Sunrise 

... and the fabric.

Of course there is fabric! 

This is 

I bought my "have to have it"  fat quarter bundle 

The threads are to be an experiment with hand quilting a pillow.
They are 

where I learned "Hidamari" means "Sunny Spot." 
How perfect for my sunny scrapatch spot today! 

I also bought these 
my favorite online quilt shop. 

In ...

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November 1, 2019
November is a Time to Celebrate All That is Home from Life in the Scrapatch

I am playing with these pretties today.

They are 

It is November, a month that makes me think 
of all things that say "Home" to me.

November is one of my favorite months.
In truth, I say this about every month.

It is a month of thanksgiving.
In truth, I am thankful every day of every month.
Images from Thankful Thirteen

Usually, I talk about thankfulness for things big and small on
In truth, I look for what makes me happy everyday.

Still, there are some things unique to November.
So each day ...

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October 31, 2019
I Like Thursday # 33 ~ The Last Blooms of Summer from Life in the Scrapatch

Time to treasure the last blooms of summer.
It is chilly and rainy and winter is coming soon.

My nastursiums, planted by seed along the garden wall,
are still colorful.

My cosmos, also planted by seed, have been blown over by the strong winds
but they are still waving the feathery greens and pretty pink blooms. 

My Arizona Sun Gaillardia have spread and this new plant is still blooming.
I love the puff balls that form when the flowers are gone. 
The lavender is still putting out fragrant little purple ends.

Wherever I look I see the reminders that life ...

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My Pick-a-Pumpkin Challenge Quilt~ Oh My Gourd from Life in the Scrapatch

My "Oh My Gourd" quilt
for the

I have been working on this project off and on all month

These pretty fabric are

on my Janome

The background and backing fabrics is 

I really enjoyed making this quilt.
I chose pumpkin fabrics that I can leave up on my wall long before and long after Jack-o-lantern day comes and goes.

Orange and green is a favorite of mine ...

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October 29, 2019
Enjoying Quilt Market from Home from Life in the Scrapatch

My favorite find was this post of the Tilda fabric booth

Look at the beautiful blue bird blocks!
The bird block is pieced!!
Oh, my ... that quilting!!!!! 

I will visiting
Tilda's World
online often in anticipation of this pattern release.
Maybe it will be a free one. 
If it is in a book, no problem.

I buy Tilda books just to read and look at the pictures
with a cup of tea.

This comes as no surprise as I do love everything Tilda, but there were so many 
interesting sites in all the photos ...

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October 28, 2019
Today is my 10th Blogiversary! from Life in the Scrapatch

Today is the 10 Year Anniversary of my blog!

I started this humble blog as a personal journal of my quilting Life in the Scrapatch.

As you can see,  my first efforts were small.

For many years I had about 25 followers, all friends from the online forums
where I learned much about quilting.

In a small way, the blog was also my efforts to "give back" or "pay forward" to others
how they helped me on my quilting journey.
So I have offered free patterns and tutorials and tips in my posts
that I ...

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Quilty Quizzy from Life in the Scrapatch

Taking the Quilt-oween Quiz

Quiltoween Quiz @ Broadcloth Studios

I am ... 

Avast Ye!

Hand over those quilty treasures or prepare to walk the plank! 



Want some more quilty fun ... and maybe win a prize?

I am enjoying being a "stay-at-home-quilter" and following the 
Fall Quilt Market in Houston at places like

Have fun ! 

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