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March 18, 2019
tiny tuesday from Making A Lather

Hooray, at least until tomorrow, I am caught up with the tiny Tuesday blocks for the rainbow scrap challenge. The delay was mostly fear of applique with the melon. It wasn't so bad. Perhaps by the end of this sampler, I won't think twice about it.







We had a dose of spring yesterday


It is so pretty, especially since we know Spring always comes.

I am linking to:



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March 14, 2019
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
tiny tuesday flower from Making A Lather

As part of the rainbow scrap challenge, we are doing a tiny tuesday sampler. Every Tuesday, a new block is offered in the color of the month.  This is a block from February that I just finished. yes, I am a little behind. The blocks finish at 4 1/2, so it isn't hard to catch up to date, which I will probably think until I am way behind.
The parts for this block were very small, but so cute. I am not a very accurate tiny block piecer, I guess.





Mine was a little big, and, I couldn ...

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March 6, 2019
Baking, Sewing, Laundry, and Everything from ... Cat Patches

Yesterday was another cold and windy day, finished off with a fabulous sunset. This time, I looked in the right direction.


It took only a few minutes for that distinct ridge of clouds to dissipate, and then it took on a more uniform red and blue glow.


The day started with bread dough. This is an interesting dough, made from all-purpose, whole wheat, and rye flours, along with salt, yeast, and a surprise addition of sparkling cider (like Martinelli's). I neglected to take pictures of the first few steps. When I wrote yesterday, it was still coming to room ...

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Baking, Sewing, Laundry, and Everything from Cat Patches

Yesterday was another cold and windy day, finished off with a fabulous sunset. This time, I looked in the right direction.


It took only a few minutes for that distinct ridge of clouds to dissipate, and then it took on a more uniform red and blue glow.


The day started with bread dough. This is an interesting dough, made from all-purpose, whole wheat, and rye flours, along with salt, yeast, and a surprise addition of sparkling cider (like Martinelli's). I neglected to take pictures of the first few steps. When I wrote yesterday, it was still coming to room ...

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March 5, 2019
L is for... from ... Cat Patches

It was another cold day outside, which makes a great day for keeping busy in the sewing room. My first task of the day was to start the laundry. I only bring this up because it meant I washed the piece of flannel I wanted to use in lieu of batting for the embroidery sampler. With that clean, dried and conveniently pre-shrunk, I was able to sandwich the embroidery sampler to ready it for hand quilting.


This piece will not be hand quilted as much as it will be hand embroidered with a running stitch. The only difference is that ...

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L is for... from Cat Patches

It was another cold day outside, which makes a great day for keeping busy in the sewing room. My first task of the day was to start the laundry. I only bring this up because it meant I washed the piece of flannel I wanted to use in lieu of batting for the embroidery sampler. With that clean, dried and conveniently pre-shrunk, I was able to sandwich the embroidery sampler to ready it for hand quilting.


This piece will not be hand quilted as much as it will be hand embroidered with a running stitch. The only difference is that ...

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March 2, 2019
march one monthly goal from Making A Lather

We had a little hiccup at our house. We made an emergency room visit for my hubby with a wild heartbeat. He spent the night in the hospital and I haven't really felt normal. He's done this before and it went fine, but there is always the worry.

For March one monthly goal, I would like to add the borders, quilt and bind the Denise Schmidt version of Grand Illusion, a quiltville mystery quilt. I have the grand illusion done in the colors that Bonnie gave us, but, I made 2 at the same time. I doubt that ...

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February 27, 2019
Chickens from Cat Patches

We're all chickens here. The weather outside has been frightful. The kitties really, really, really wanted to go outside yesterday. Each time I opened the door for them, they were hit with a blast of cold air that discouraged them stepping outside with even one paw. Snow is falling again this morning, and Smitty is watching it with curiosity.


It was a good day to stay inside and sew. I finished off the 9th Tiny Tuesday block. The "peel" was supposed to be applique, but mine is inset. It seemed like a good opportunity to practice the technique I ...

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Chickens from ... Cat Patches

We're all chickens here. The weather outside has been frightful. The kitties really, really, really wanted to go outside yesterday. Each time I opened the door for them, they were hit with a blast of cold air that discouraged them stepping outside with even one paw. Snow is falling again this morning, and Smitty is watching it with curiosity.


It was a good day to stay inside and sew. I finished off the 9th Tiny Tuesday block. The "peel" was supposed to be applique, but mine is inset. It seemed like a good opportunity to practice the technique I ...

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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 15, 2019
my tiny tuesday blocks from Making A Lather

Great story. It has taken me this long to decide if, and how, I was going to quilt along with So Scrappy's rainbow sampler this year. I was feeling the pinch of being behind, and I wasn't sure how to envision it finished. I started looking for ideas.
I tend toward plain neutral backgrounds. I am chicken I guess.
I really liked Diann of Little Penguin's grey background.
and the prints background at  Jamie's L'fair.
and Susie's print background.at knitty quilter.

I shopped online and added several great backgrounds to shopping carts. But ...

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February 6, 2019
Yellow Fever from ... Cat Patches

Nothing like a good snow day to kick you in high gear for a day of sewing. I spent most of the day in the sewing room yesterday making blocks for my two Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts for 2019. The day before, I'd cut the pieces for the Charm Stars blocks. First this one:


And then this one:


Here are the blocks I have for this so far:


After that, I made four yellow blocks for the Paintbox Pizzazz quilt.


And these are all the blocks I have so far.


On Saturday, I'll link up to


Also, I ...

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Yellow Fever from Cat Patches

Nothing like a good snow day to kick you in high gear for a day of sewing. I spent most of the day in the sewing room yesterday making blocks for my two Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts for 2019. The day before, I'd cut the pieces for the Charm Stars blocks. First this one:


And then this one:


Here are the blocks I have for this so far:


After that, I made four yellow blocks for the Paintbox Pizzazz quilt.


And these are all the blocks I have so far.


On Saturday, I'll link up to


Also, I ...

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February 2, 2019
Scrappy Saturday ~ Tiny Kitty Block #1 from Life in the Scrapatch


Tiny Kitty Block #1 

It is yellow month at

Rainbow Scrap Challenge @ So Scrappy

I love yellow!

I need to dig out my yellow scrap HSTs for a

Wonky Improv Scrap HST Block
for this month.

Today I made a block I have been really wanting to sew since I saw

This Block Here
at
The Objects of Design

This adorable block was featured here

So SCrappy's Tiny Tuesday #3

Here is the free PDF file for this 5" block

Have fun sewing these tiny kitty blocks!

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January 31, 2019
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 ...

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January 29, 2019
Tiny Tuesday Heart Block from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

It's Tiny Tuesday!

I have been seeing all the cute blocks being created for the RSC Tiny Tuesday Sampler
I just had to join in the fun!


With January being the color red and Valentine's Day coming up soon, it didn't take me long to decide on a block to share.

So we are going to be sewing up a heart block!



From your red fabric, you will need two 5" x 2.75" rectangles.
From your background fabric, you will need two 2.75" squares and four 1.25" squares




Mark a diagonal line on the ...

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