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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Something different


I sometimes get distracted from quilting, (not often but it does happen) and I work on a different kind of creativity.

This past week I worked on some quilt designs but not with fabric.  I used a 6" ceramic tile and scrap book paper.

I think they will make gifts and not just for quilters.  Check them out see what you think.  They were so fun to make.


Kids could make these as well and wouldn't Grandma be thrilled to receive a gift made by such sweet little hands.

These would also be cute on 4" tiles to use as coasters.

Now don't you agree these would be great gifts.  Christmas is just around the corner.

Talk to you soon.

Quilted Blessings


Monday, October 22, 2012


This is a hard one to write.  One week ago today I said good bye to my brother Bob.  Bob had fought Multiple Mylomea for 3 and a half years.  He was very strong and the best brother a girl cold have, I miss him and I loved him more than I could say.

The most important thing to know about my brother was that he was a man of God.  He always put God first, then his wife and kids.  He was a great and faithful man who was loved by everyone who knew him.  He was always willing to help and never said a unkind word about anyone.  He was a great husband, his wife was always there for him as well.  They were most always together and took the best care of each other.  Theirs was a marriage to follow.  He had 3 children and 4 grandchildren, Bob always made time for them no matter what.

As a brother there was none better, even as a kid he was the good one!!!  He always had pockets full of nuts and bolts and screws, because he worked on everything and could fix it.  There was nothing he couldn't fix and believe me he took it apart to make sure.  I had a Volkswagen when I graduated from high school and there was many times he would take the engine out of it tweak it and then put it back in, of course it was always when I wanted to go somewhere!!

When Bob went to be with Jesus on Monday I felt such Peace knowing he was all good.  Even though I will miss him I know that Heaven is a better place now that my brother Bob is there.

I love you Bobby

Quilted Blessings

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New Pattern

I have been wanting to do a new pattern with applique but just couldn't find the time, so this week I made the time. 

It's been a while since I had any applique to work on and that is so not like me.  I usually always have hand work sitting around.  I love to just sit of an evening, watch TV and stitch, so this week I did just that.

I hope you like it as much as I do.  The pattern will be available next week, just need to make a few tweeks.

I love all the new orange and grey fabrics out right now.  Primitive Gatherings and Jo Morton are some of my favorites so I used them both in this quilt.  Jo Morton's Leesburg A-5860-B was used as the background fabric and A-5862-B for the border.  Primitive Gatherings Seasonal Little Gatherings 1064-20 as the center squares in the star blocks.  I used my scraps a lot when making quilts so the star points and the appliques are all using scraps.

Talk to you soon

Quilted Blessings

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Block Base Sew Along

Are you follow the Block Base sew along?  I use EQ to design my quilts and I think this will be a fun one to follow.

I will post pictures of my blocks as we go along.


Quilted Blessings

Monday, September 24, 2012

Where Have I Been

Where have I been?  Well I have been right here working, quilting, volunteering just busy!!  A good busy, I love being busy!

I have made several quilt tops in the last couple of months, designed a few and taught a class.

Check it out

I love churn dash quilts and this is one I saw and decided to make it my own.  Blocks are made with blue and green civil war fabrics (big shock there) and is one of my favorites.
I have been wanting to make a dresden plate for a while but just couldn't seem to find the time.  So I made the time and I love it.  The blades on this one are 3 1/2" and it makes a great fall table runner.

How about Pumpkin Square by Rhonda McCray.  This pattern is in the latest Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine.
Summer Stars sew along from www.temeculaquiltco.blogspot.com check it out.

Hope you enjoyed the little journey. 

Talk to you soon
Quilted Blessings

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sew Sweet Retreat

This past weekend was the Sew Sweet Retreat in Brunswick MO and it was a great time.  This was the first year for the retreat by Sew Sweet Quilt Shop and I would say it was a success.  Jeanette and Jessica the shop owners was wonderful hostesses.  Everything was set up beautifully and you could not have asked for nicer staff and participants.

The shop was gorgeous, sorry no pictures of the shop but believe me it was great and yes I spent my fair share and then some.  They carry all the current collections by Moda and others.  The shop was 2 full floors or books, patterns and fabric.

I had the opportunity to meet and spend time with Tula Pink, WOW is all I can say.  She gave an excellent lecture on how she designs her fabric lines.  Did you know she does all the original drawings herself for each of her fabric lines?  Amazing

I taught 2 different classes

NIN's Personal Bag

What a great bunch of ladies.  Everyone finished the bag and all used it the next day.  How cool is that!!

Sew Sweet Stars

Each star was different and each was beautimous!! (as my Mom would say)

A great time was had by all.

Thank you Jeanette and Jessica

Until next time
Quilted Blessings

Saturday, July 7, 2012

I don't know about your part of the world but in Missouri it is HOT!!!!

I have just stayed in and have been doing some catching up.  Sewing, cleaning (boring) and organizing, but at least its cool.

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July, we had our grandson Noah here and it was great!  Is he not the cutest!!  (well I think he is)

Talk to you soon
Quilted Blessings

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Profile Picture

Sew Sweet Quilt Shop In Brunswick Missouri is having a retreat.  I will be teaching 3 classes.  The dates are July 20, 21, and 22.  Go here for all the details and to sign up for classes.  http://www.sewsweetquiltshop.com/
Click on July Event

This is Sew Sweet Stars, one of the classes I will be teaching.

Nin's Personal Bag is big enough to carry class supplies, has lots of pockets inside or can be used to carry groceries.

Hope to see you in Brunswick in July.

Quilted Blessings

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Inside the Cissy Bag

Here's a look at the inside of the Cissy Bag.  I love pockets so I made sure there were plenty on the inside of all my bag patterns.



I saw this cute little lunch bag on like the other day and I have made several.  I think they are so cute and easy to make.  Check out the tutorial here http://ayumills.blogspot.com/ 

Are they just not the cutest??

Quilted Blessings

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Cissy Bag Pattern

I hope everyone is having a great Saturday.

I have been working on the Cissy Bag Pattern and am happy to report it is done.  This bag is so easy and fun to make I can't seem to stop at just one.

The pattern is complete and ready for order.  If you would like one just send me an email or leave a comment.  I will get your copy right out.

Enjoy the rest of your week-end

Quilted Blessings

Monday, June 11, 2012

Cissy Bag

I started out today determined to make the perfect bag.  I have lots of bags, but I wanted one that was just the right size, just the right amount of pockets, just the right handles, and just the right closure.  So this is what I came up with.

I love it!!!

Pattern coming soon.

Quilted Blessings

Friday, June 1, 2012

Wow  It has been a long time.

I have a very good excuse.  My husband had to have a total knee replacement.  So I kinda been a nurse, which is not my calling.  I took good care of him and he is doing great.  No thanks to me he did all the hard work.

I do have a few new patterns to show you.  I hope you like them as much as I do.  They are easy, fun and a few new techniques to go with them.

Enjoy and let me know what you think.  If you would like a pattern just leave a comment or send me an email.  thepatchdesigns@yahoo.com

Round We Go

Card Trick  This one has a new technique with no half square triangles

My Favorite Stars  This one makes a great throw, bigger than what I usually make.

This quilt is way outside the box for me, but I think I like it.

Stay tuned for more new patterns.

Quilted Blessings

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Some Scraps + some Stash = One Kim Diehl quilt

I am a big fan of Kim Diehl quilts.  I love her books, I have them all and can't wait for the next one.  This past month I have been working on new designs and getting ready to teach at a retreat and just needed to make a quilt for me.  So Cobblestones and Cartwheels was my quilt of choice.  It is in Kim's book Simply Blessings.

Sorry Mike is holding it up for me and he has short arms!!

I love this quilt, hope you do to.  If you decide to make one send me a picture I would love to see your version.

Talk to you soon
Quilted Blessings

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Prairie Women's Sewing Circle

It's official  I will be starting Prairie Women's Sewing Circle Club at Blessings Quilts Shop in April.  Get all the details and sign up at Blessings.

I am so looking forward to this Journey.  I love everything Pam from Heartspun Quilts does and this club is no exception.  I look forward to all of you who are in the area to sign up and join us for the fun.

If you can't join us in person but want to be a part of the fun leave a comment and I will be happy to mail you the  information and the patterns for each month.

Stay tuned for more information to come.

Quilted Blessings

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I wonder why??

Why do you think I can never follow a pattern???  I guess it's always been that why, at least that is what my Mom would have said.  I'm really bad at following directions I always have to add my own flair.

This quilt was no exception.  I love the granny squares.  What do you think??

Enjoy your extra day this year.

Talk to you soon
Quilted Blessings

Monday, February 20, 2012


Good Monday Morning!

How many are working on Another Year of Schnibbles?  I am cause I didn't do it last year, way too many other projects going on.

Here is January:

Love it


Way outside my box, but I think I like it a lot!  I had a couple of Mary Englebreight charm packs and since I am trying to use a lot of my stash went for it!  What do you think?

If you have not heard or seen the Schnibbles patterns go over to Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. and check them out.

Talk to you soon

Quilted Blessings

Thursday, February 16, 2012

I'm so Excited

I am so excited, my new computer arrived today!!!!  Now you are probably not near as excited but I felt like I was missing a part of my body.

I can finally post pictures and everything is so much faster.  So without further ado here are somethings I have been working on and have finished.

I made these candle mats for friends in my sewing group.  I used my embroidery machine for the design in the middle.  they all turned out pretty cool.  Stay tuned for a tutorial.

Another UFO finished.

The list goes on and on but I'm sure you are bored by now.

Stay tuned for more updates more often.  I'm so excited!!

Talk to you soon
Quilted Blessings

Saturday, January 28, 2012


I know I have been missing.

I have been busy getting some new patterns written.  Pictures coming soon.

I also am getting ready to teach some classes in Brunswick in July, so things are kinda crazy!!

Computer problems on going, sometimes it works sometimes not!!

Ok so enough with the complaining already.

Noah played basketball today and scored 6 points.  Way to do Noah.

Hanna is finished with soccer for the next month or so, that's a bummer!!

So much for the one liners time to move back to the sewing room and finish writing a bag pattern.

Thanks for listening, sometimes you just need to let it all out.  LOL

Quilted Blessings

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy 2012.  I hope everyone has a year full of quilts and warm blessings.

Have you thought about Another Year of Schnibbles?  Well I have and I am all in.  See the button at the side to connect to one of the sites to get the instructions.  Should be lots of fun.  As most of you know I love small quilts.

I have been having some computer problems, and as soon as it is fixed I will have a great tutorial for all of you.  Stay tuned!Talk to you soon.

Quilted Blessings