Welcome to The Patch Designs

Welcome to my Blog. I hope you enjoy the pictures and the happenings here at The Patch Designs. See you soon

Monday, December 19, 2011

Busy Busy Busy

I cannot believe have not been here since Thanksgiving.  I have been so busy I don't know where the time has gone.  I have been pretty productive though, I have all Christmas gifts made, bought and wrapped and ready for the grandkids.

I will have pictures tomorrow, waiting on the camera from Hanna, there's a shock.

See you tomorrow.

Quilted Blessings

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I just wanted to take this time to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.

I hope each of you are filled with God's blessings.

Safe travels.

Quilted Blessings

Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy Birthday to Noah

Today is a very special day for a very special person.  My Grandson Noah is 9 today.  He stayed with us this weekend, which was all about him.  He wanted new basketball shoes for his birthday, what 9 year old wants new shoes for this birthday??  But he did so of course we went and got them as soon as I picked him up.  Then of course he needed to wear them around the house to make sure he could jump high in them, and then he had to go outside to see if he could run faster, and of course he could.  Everything was perfect with the new basketball shoes, now let's just hope he can still wear them when basketball season starts!!

Is that not the sweetest face you have ever seen.  I know I think so.  Love him the most!

Talk to you soon.
Quilted Blessings

Friday, November 4, 2011

Henrietta Whiskers

This week I finished Henrietta Whiskers by Bunny Hill.  It was so fun to make.  I used wool for the first time, and I think it turned out pretty good.  I learned a few things along the way.

The stars and leaves are wool.

This pattern was a free BOM by bunnyhilldesigns.com.  You should check it out.

Well that's it for today.

Talk to you soon
Quilted Blessings

Monday, October 31, 2011


Well I have been sewing but nothing finished quite yet to show you but it will be soon.

So since it is Halloween I thought I would show you how we say BOO at our house.

This is our Boo (Hanna, really but we have called her Boo since she was born) on her 14th birthday.  Typical on the phone, usually her cell and texting, but her Great-Grandmother doesn't use those new techie things!

She is also a pretty good soccer player.

Talk to you soon
Quilted Blessings

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Have you ever made that certain block and you just loved everything about it?  You love making the blocks, you had fun making them and you can't wait to set it all together.  Well that is the quilt I am about to show you, but wait what is wrong with this picture?? 

How did I not see this??

This quilt is from Kathleen Tracy's book Remembering Adelia, called Peony Star Quilt.  I love it and always have loved her books and this one is no exception.  Check it out.

Oh by the way I am leaving it this way.  It kind of grows on you and it is a true glimpse of me!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Cheddar and not the Cheese type!!

A while back a quilting friend of mine and I decided we wanted to do a quilt with lots of cheddar fabric.  We had been collecting for a while and when we had enough we decided it was time to design the quilt around the fabric!! (who knew)  So we did and here is the finished product.

I love it so now it's off to the quilter.

See you soon

Quilted Blessings

Monday, October 10, 2011

Third Grade Math REALLY

I've always been really good at math.  It was my favorite subject in school, but math today is not like I remember.  I was helping my grandson Noah with his 3rd grade math homework, ( now this should be easy addition and subtraction) he had 12 problems to add and subtract.  He did that and got all the answers correct, now here is the problem I had,  circle the addend, circle the minuend and circle the subtrahend,  REALLY  what the heck?  I had to google to find out what these were?  Whatever happened to the good old days of just add and subtract and get the right answer?  No wonder kids are so much smarter these days!!  How did I ever survive 35 years of Banking??? 

Well now that I have that off my chest onto the sewing room.  I have been proofing patterns today, kinda fun to read it from someone else perspective.  I have made the corrections and now ready for the printer.

Talk to you later. 

Quilted Blessings

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Blogger's BOM

Well  I made my block using nothing but my scraps.  I love it and I keep promising myself that all the blocks will come from scraps or stash.  I am NOT going to buy any more fabric (well not for this BOM)!!

I think I need to take a better picture.  My sewing room is really bright with a lot of natural light which is good for sewing but not so much for picture taking.


Quilted Blessings

Monday, September 26, 2011

Blogger's BOM

Happy Monday everyone.  It is a cool day here in Missouri but my favorite time of the year.

I just wanted to remind you that the Blogger's BOM started yesterday, so make sure you go check it out.  I will be making my block today , when I get it finished I will post a picture.  This BOM is a great opportunity to use your scraps.

To enjoy the BOM and get your block pattern click the Blogger's button on the right.  Once on the site click on home and follow the instructions from there. 


Quilted Blessings

Friday, September 16, 2011

Blog BOM

How about a blogger BOM.  I don't know about you but I kinda like BOM's.  I have three going right now, crazy right.  They are all different but I love them all.  Any way here is an opportunity for you to follow a Blogger BOM.  Check it out it will start Sept. 25, 2011, just click the button to get all the details.

Don't forget my class starts next Tuesday at Blessings.

More to come soon.

Quilted Blessings

Saturday, September 3, 2011

End of Summer

It has been so hot here I think everyone is happy to see this summer go.  Fall is my favorite time of the year, even though winter is just around the corner.

Just to remind everyone that Small Patches Small Quilts class will be starting Sept. 20, 6-7p.m. at Blessings Quilt Shop.  Stop by there to sign up and see the quilts we are going to make.  I can't wait I think it is going to be so much fun!

See you soon
Quilted Blessings

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I have been working all morning to change the background and I finally got it.  All my developer friends would be so proud!!

I hope you like it.  Write a comment and let me know what you think.

See you soon
Quilted Blessings

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


I am such a nerd!!  I love analyzing stuff and making it new.  So that is what I have been working on this past couple of weeks.

I move everything including furniture in every room of the house (Mike hates that) but I just can't help it.  I love change. 

I have also been doing some quilting and I am so proud of myself I finished my last UFO.  And here it is.  Country Garden featured in Easy Quilts Fall 2008.  I love it, now if it was just quilted I would put it on my table.

Also I have been working on a new Small Patches quilt.  What do you think?

No borders and I think I will leave it that way (very unusual for me).

Well I guess that is it for now. 

See you soon
Quilted Blessings

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Well I finally did it I set up a facebook page.  Hopefully now I will get a lot of likes!!!  I guess we will wait and see.  Hope you go out there a like me!

Has anyone in bloggersland signed up for the Small Patches Small Quilts at Blessings??  I look forward to seeing you soon.

Quilted Blessings

Friday, July 15, 2011

Small Patches Small Quilts

I told you I would be doing a class this fall at Blessings.  Well I think I am all set, so I am including some pictures of the quilts.  Hope you enjoy them as much as I do. 

One of my favorite quilt block is stars and this one I really love. 

How about a sampler???

You gotta love a simple 9 patch

How about a basket quilt

Twisting anyone

Well here are some of the ones we will be doing this fall.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Quilted Blessings

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Indiana and Family

We just returned from a trip to Indiana and visiting with family.  The kids had a great time and met family they had not met before.  My sister lives in Bloomington IN home of Indiana University so we took them to see Assembly Hall and all that is what makes Indiana.  Noah called it The IU don't think he quite got that is was a really big school!!

My Mother-in-Law lives in Shelbyville IN as well as my brother so went spent time with them as well.  It's great for the kids to get to know their Great Grandma MIMI!

I did have time to visit one quilt shop but of course didn't have my camera.  It's a great little shop in Shelbyville, the only one around unless you go to Indianapolis.  Of course I had to purchase, fat quarters, thread and a Twister ruler.  Can't wait to try out the ruler.  If you haven't tried it you should it is a lot of fun.

Noah playing the drums at Aunt Julie's house.  He wants to take lessons, can't hurt!!

Aunt Julie and Hanna

That's all for now.  Enjoy your weekend.

Quilted Blessings

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Classes Forming Soon

Well, I have been hard at work getting the Small Patch Quilt Collection done.  Mission accomplished.  All the quilt tops are complete, now if they were just quilted.  That will happen in the next couple of weeks. 

I will be presenting the collections soon at Blessings Quilt Shop.  I will keep you posted on the exact dates and times.  Also I will be posting pictures (well at least a peek).

That's all for now.  Be back soon.

Quilted Blessings

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Making a few changes

Today is a great day.  I have made some changes to the looks of my blog, which were much needed.  I hope you like them.

I have been getting ready for a new class I will be doing the fall as well.  I am really excited about it, those who know me know I am a traditional quilter and love small quilts.  I am working on 6 new small quilts for the class.  They are all my designs with the help of EQ7.  I will be posting pictures just to give you a peek very soon.  I'm working to have kits made so I will keep you posted, in the mean time stay tuned!

Talk to you soon
Quilted Blessings

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Sorry about the typing for some reason I am hitting the keys but they are not showing up.  Need to fix that!!!

It's Been a While

Hi I kow I know it's been a while since my last entry, but I have been very busy!  I've been sick, long winter and I have finished a lot of UFO"s.  I am so proud of myself.

I begn 2 BOM (what was I thinking) but they have turnd out to be fun, especially when yu get ogether with quilting friends to wok on them.

I will be showing pictures tomorrow. Say tuned.

See yu tomrrow and I promised I will be back more often.

Quilted Blessings