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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
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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August 26, 2019
A Sweet Shop Block from Life in the Scrapatch


A cup of Hot Chocolate with a Peppermint Stick
and frosted Christmas Cookies
and Candy Canes for my
Block 3 ~ Picture Window
for the





I am having a lot of fun fussy cutting these fun

Looking forward to the next block on Thursday.

Today was a family day here in the scrapatch.
It is very cool here tonight.
A cup of hot chocolate would be tasty right now.

May the new week be happy and quilty.

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August 19, 2019
Sew I Knew It Would Happen from Life in the Scrapatch


It's Beginner to look a lot like Christmas!

~ and ~ 

I knew it would happen.

I am actually looking forward to the moments like these.

My Girl and I are sewing along Christmas Quilts together.
My Girl and I are actually "online" quilt along friends right now as she is living in Texas
and I am rooted in Massachusetts.



Here is my daughter's Nine Patch Block.
sent via wonderful modern technology.

My Girl has been bitten by the quilt bug.
At one point she said it would never happen.
That was years after she had dabbled with making a ...

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August 15, 2019
Getting Ready For Sewing Along Today from Life in the Scrapatch


Early in the day I like to organize my sewing plans with my morning coffee. 

I was laying out my next batik blocks for my hubby when he wandered through 
with his morning cup, so I asked him for his input.
We played with the cut pieces and this is what he chose.
It is nice to be making a quilt with my hubby,
Usually he just says something like "you do well" when I ask his opinion
and leaves me to my own quilty designing.
Because this quilt is for him, he has been more proactive in the choices ...

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August 10, 2019
Christmas Arrived Early ... from Life in the Scrapatch


... and this is the very best present!

This is My Girl's very first block for her quilt.

Although we are many miles apart, we are sewing along together with the






This is the fat quarter bundle My Girl chose for her blocks ...


Here is my Block 1


I am using this pretty stash stack of 

I am visiting My Girl later this year and hope 
to get photos of our quilts ...

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August 9, 2019
I Like Thursday # 23 ~ Family and Fabric from Life in the Scrapatch



I like fabrics.

I like buying them, fondling them,  folding them, sorting them, stashing them, 
taking them out and arranging and rearranging them,
designing quilts with them,
picking the right ones for the right quilt,
choosing the right ones for the right block,
washing, pressing, cutting, sewing,
making a quilt with them.

Most of all I like cuddling under them in their quilt
and stroking them and admiring their
pretty colors and designs.

Fabric is love.


This is my big beautiful stash closet.

I call it "stash spelunking" when I search through this closet 
because it is a dark cave ...

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August 5, 2019
Accepting the Challenge from Life in the Scrapatch


I am sewing along withe the 


Why am I doing a beginner quilt?

Because one thing I have learned about quilting is that there is always something new to learn and the best way to learn it is by doing
and sewing along with my friends. 

In this case, one of my friends is going to be my daughter,
who will be making her first quilt from start to finish.
This makes me sew happy!
We are both sewing Chritsmas Quilts.

I have been  stash hunting and dithering about my fabric choices

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July 30, 2019
Day 29 ~ 149 Days Until Christmas ~ Getting Ready from Life in the Scrapatch


This is my Christmas in July Quilt Conundrum

Today I went spelunking in my fabric stash cave
and came up with these treasured gems.

I am making a Christmas Quilt, in August, actually.

My daughter and I are both sewing along
and making Christmas quilts with the





They have released the 

They also have a lovely kit in solids


Ultimate Beginner Quilt Kit for Fat Quarter Shop

but I want to make a Christmas quilt and I want to sew my stash.

So I went ...

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