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February 1, 2023
Trusting the Process from Life in the Scrapatch


The first Block B is done for my 

Scrappy Irish Chain Quilt

These are big 18.5" blocks unfinished. 

Your can see the lovely leafy details on my creamy white tone on tone background fabric in this photo. 

This free Scrappy Irish Chain pattern may be downloaded in the link below: 

Scrappy Irish Chain ~ Free Pattern by Jessie Fincham

I love the quilting design in Jessie's quilt.

Here are my first two blocks together.

As expected, the busy scrappyness of the Block A is calmed and tamed considerably by the juxtaposition of Block B with its restful white space ...

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A PRODUCTIVE day from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I hate when I wake up and realize the answer to a problem, and it's too late to fix it! I was doing machine embroidery last night and couldn't get the third hooping to match up. It was close but not exact, but I went ahead anyway. This morning, I'm pretty sure I know what happened. I do not have any way to verify that, but it irks me that I didn't think of it last night. 

The good news is that if I didn't tell you there was an issue, you'll never know ...

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January 2023 monthly recap............ from Exuberant Color

There were 2 total finishes in January, one at the beginning of the month and the other at the end. The neutral color batik quilt on the left is 50" x 66".  On the right is Scrappy Friendship Star 47" x 59".

In between those 2 finishes I made 5 quilt tops.  Two of them were made from Kaffe fabric strips that were cut about 10 years ago so they went together fast.  Top left is a 16 patch baby quilt top 40.5" square.  Bottom left is Chroma Zone, all 9 patches with 5 light/4 dark.  Most of ...

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Book 'em Danno! from Celtic Thistle Stitches

 The Endeavourer's theme this month is portrait. As usual it took me ages to come up with something for the theme!

After ruling out all ideas that involved any kind of artwork, I finally decided that my portrait would be a mugshot and the criminal portrayed would be that well known scourge of the seaside and renowned chip and ice-cream thief - Mr C Gull!

 As with all mugshots there is a face-on and side view of the criminal :) The seagulls are appliqued felt, with button eyes and embroidery detail. 

I used the reverse side of this beige/white striped ...

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Wednesday wanderings from Just Sew Sue

We are in London for a few days for hospital tests. On Monday we had a stroll around and I thought I’d share our wanderings. 

We started in Piccadilly Circus and headed up Regent Street. We stopped at Uniqlo and I bought a red cardigan before we had a look at the Liberty windows. A little disappointed but fun.

A quick stop in TK Maxx looking for some seasonal Rae Dunn (none that I could find) and we headed around the corner to MacCulloch and Wallis. A treasure trove of haberdashery. I bought just a few bag sliders in ...

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The first few stitches - from A Left-Handed Quilter

On the Bee Happy panel -  Are outlining and echoing the flowers and leaves -  In the top left corner -  Using YELLOW thread - so that it blends in with the background -   I like the "texture" -  But I'm still having trouble "hitting the mark" -  So I think it will look better if I stitch it a little "looser" - The top left corner sort of "flows" diagonally - So some of my problem is the "

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February from Quarter-Inch Capers

Oh my, it’s cold. This is the third day of temps in the 30’s. I know it gets colder other places, but I live in South Texas, for heaven’s sake. I’m on the couch right now, and the dogs are all over me. Im pretty sure they’re cold too—and they have fur coats! 

The APQS UFO number for February was drawn over the weekend.

My number 6 for piecing is Wistful. I didn’t finish it last year because I didn’t have all the pieces. I still haven’t found them, so I ...

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Pasta and Piecing from Quilts....etc.

With another inside day it is amazing at how few pieces got pieced at the machine.  I guess I was moving slow – a little progress on the Snails Trail – I don’t know if the name will stay that or if I will change it but for now.  I did get a few pieces […]

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First Orphan Project Complete! from Plum Quilts

So I showed you the orphan blocks that I'd picked up from my quilt group.

Here is my first completed project with them!

This applique is my response to the charming fabric that was used in the three blocks that I'd acquired.

Here is a reminder of the original.
I put them together with sashing - nature themed, but I hadn't got anything with more fungi or a woodland theme.

This would have made a cushion cover, but I remembered that I had a fleece on hand, so I thought that I'd extend it into a lap ...

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Community Quilt SOS Update from Jo's Country Junction

I thought I would give you all an update on my SOS regarding Community quilts.  You might remember about two weeks ago I wrote and told you all that was overloaded with quilt tops.  I needed some help to find some new finishers.  You can read that HERE if you missed it.  I ended up …

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Baby Quilt Update from Gene Black an Alabama Artist

The baby quilt is coming along nicely.  Due to the sizes of the pieces of fabric I had in the colors I wanted, I had to make a design change.  Instead of half-square triangles in the corners, I  used more of the four-patch blocks.   The top only needs the borders added to be complete. Then it will be ready to layer and quilt. 

The thing that I decided to do on the applique blocks was to outline them with black just like I do on my face quilts. As there was no batting behind them,  each one was backed with ...

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Un nouveau quilt mystère sur le blog de Quiltmania! from Atelier de Cocopatch

Bonjour à toutes, Quiltmania nous offre un nouveau Quilt Along, quilt mystère sur leur blog. cette année c’est Diane D. Knott de Butterflythreads qui nous invite dans son univers. Ce quilt s’appelle Hometown, difficile à traduire, “ma ville d’origine”… Voici ma première étape. J’ai choisi de le faire en tissu classique pour faire baisser mon …

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The post Un nouveau quilt mystère sur le blog de Quiltmania! first appeared on Atelier de Cocopatch.

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0201 Five Pinwheels Quilt Block Tutorial | Block of the Day 2023 | AccuQuilt from Quiltnotes All Blogs

Five Pinwheels Quilt Block Tutorial

Five Pinwheels 12"


Happy quilting!

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Cackling Stitches Blocks of the Month - February from Creatin' in the Sticks

 It's the beginning of February
 and time
 for new Cackling Stitches 
Blocks of the Month,
for our
"Which Way to Witchville"

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt has the pattern for
An Apple a Day.

And Joan at Mooosestash Quilting has the pattern for
Witchville Bakery

These are my versions of the blocks.

Click on the links to their blogs for the free patterns (Free the month of February).
The details and pattern links can also be found on our

The center block was presented in January.

If you missed it,
the pattern ...

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2023 February Monthly Color Challenge from Patterns by Jen

 We're headed into a new month, and I love that the Monthly Color Challenge gives me something to look forward to.

I adore this block. I don't know if it's the style or the color, but I hope you enjoy making it as much as I love looking at it.

Image credit:

February's color is Aqua. These first two cars that I used for inspiration make me want to take a cruise along the ocean with the top down.

I have to give a shout out to my sister-in-law who ...

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Triple project updates from The Academic Quilter

 Hi everyone, and happy February! Are you caught up in the ice storm that is sweeping the country right now? I hope not, and if you are, I hope you are safe. We are not in the path of the storm, but that didn't stop our furnace from giving up the ghost. We had a very shivery night because they needed a part so it couldn't be fixed right away, but it did finally get fixed. $1700 later, it should be good for another long while now.

Meanwhile, I'm working on a few different projects at the ...

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Tuesday Tidbits 1/31/23 from IVORY SPRING

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Hello Friends, I hope you have had a good start to your week! Thank you SO MUCH for sewing along with me this past weekend! I hope to be able to host another #crockpotweekendsewalong soon. I am thinking the next one will be for a binding weekend, as I have a couple of quilts that need to be bound!

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT at the end of my weekend sewalong blog post:

P&B Textiles ...

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To Do Tuesday - 31/1/23 from The Quilt Yarn

Another week has gone by. Nothing too exciting from me, however feeling a bit productive this week and have got a few things done. My tasks from last week were:

- to start working on a new pattern, i.e. get off the computer and do some sewing!✅
- to pin and baste another of those charity quilts and maybe even get it quilted. - partially done

Also finished my handout for the upcoming wholeclass workshop which was not on the list. ✅✅

The week was spent finishing the cute little giraffe charity quilt, i.e. attaching the binding and the label

So very ...

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Another Waiting Day....In Olympia from Quilting My Way

This morning I headed to moms. We had to be in Olympia at St. Pete's hospital for her tests. It was a 1 pm appointment but they told her 12:30 pm. So, we were early. That is the worst place to try and find a parking lot. We went to the back of the hospital and parked in the garage. That meant we needed to walk around to the front of the hospital. Mom did pretty good but we did have to stop on the way to the ER room - which is the only entrance anyone can use ...

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Nazaré from Ritacor

A primeira coleção deste ano, é livremente inspirada no traje típico dos pescadores da Nazaré. Feitos de padrões axadrezados com cores garridas, as camisas de pescador são um dos trajes tradicionais portugueses que resistiram à passagem do tempo e ainda hoje são usados com orgulho. A universalidade do padrão de xadrez no vestuário pode ser […]

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