pastiche - n. [Fr] Artistic composition made up of bits from various sources.
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The month of October brings...Glorious warm hues overhead, spiraling, and drifting to the ground as leaves change color and fall.Brisk mornings slowly warming as the days grow short.Squirrels, squirreling away nuts for the winter feast.Harvesting…Continue
Tags: 2017 Goals
September...School is in session.There is a feeling of fall in the air, although summer is still hanging on.Maybe it is time to learn a new method, or try something outside of our comfort zones.What are your quilting goals for the month of September?Continue
Ive been MIA for a while also. Life got in the way and had so many projects to do I did not have time to do more. I have been collecting mug rug patterns and only made one of the 12 I have!One other reason is I find it hard to get on and to…Continue
Hello Everyone!My name is Donna Coppin and I own Scrappy Quilters on Facebook. Every year we have a challenge called the Lovely Ugly and this is our third year doing this. It's is just a fun way to get creative juices flowing. I send out 2 ten…Continue
Sorry I haven't been on very much. We have been going through our very large storage unit. We bring home boxes which I go through during the week. There has been a lot of sorting, donating, throwing away and tons of shredding. I haven't been able to…Continue
What can I say about August?August 1 is the middle of Summer, therefore it continues to be Hot and Steamy!Summer vacation time winding down.Preparations are being made for the start of another school year.In the Quilting Universe:It is time to…Continue
Tags: 2018, August goals
I LOVE the accuracy I get when I use larger pieces of fabric to sew patches together to make certain shapes required for some blocks.
I HATE all the extra time spent trimming them down to the correct size.
Did I mention, I LOVE the resulting size accuracy?
As I said, it is a LOVE--HATE relationship!
I came to quilting later than some but earlier than others. It is a forgiving and demanding hobby. It can provide frustration and accomplishment. Some quilting is slow and tedious but some is fast and carefree. The colors used can be somber and sedate or wild and ecstatic. These are the things that I love about this wonderful obsession I have. Having a supportive and embracing community such as Pattern Pastiche is an added bonus. No matter what, this group makes lemonade from everything. The…Continue
Ok, I cannot find the block 26 and need help in discovering it's hidden location. Fortunately I read through the rest of the notes and was able to locate #24 by going 2 clicks away from home. Does anyone have clues to help me, please.
Debbie - new to quilter's magazine.
I wrote this as part of my entry in the "April 2017 Quilting Goals" discussion group, but thought I would also make it a blog post here.
My husband and I have a running joke: "I am often abducted by aliens from the planet Side-Track." We have determined I must be a very good candidate for what-ever experiments, or other learning experiences, they have in mind. Inevitably, I start out to do something, and find myself completing other tasks along the way. I eventually do get my original…Continue
I have the best hubby. He got me EQ7 for a late anniversary gift. He seen I had it on my wish list. Think maybe I'll add a long arm quilter to it.Maybe he will get that for our 45th in 2 years, Now have to learn how to use it.
Someone just asked this question. It's a good question and, as with most things, I have an opinion I want to share. ;-}
I love TQPM and the great patterns I've collected and made, and lessons I've learned by reading it. I love it when people post pics of the projects they've finished that were first published in the magazine. Part of the fun of quilting is seeing the way someone else envisioned a pattern that had never occurred to me.
I also love Pattern Pastiche. I love the…Continue
Every year my local quilt group makes an opportunity quilt that someone will have the privilege to take home with them at the end of our February quilt show.
This is the quilt that was made for the 2017 show: