pastiche - n. [Fr] Artistic composition made up of bits from various sources.
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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
It seems like each time I plan on doing something here, life has gotten in the way. First the move from Michigan to Florida and now the move from Florida to Cuenca, Ecuador. Until my belongings are shipped from the states and arrive, I am unable to…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
July is...HOT!Celebrating Canada Day... 150 years youngFireworks... Celebrating Independence Day in the U.S.A.Vacation... Relaxation... Enjoying LifeWhat sewing plans do you have to stay cool?Continue
June is...Summer solstice, the longest day of the yearTraditionally the month for WeddingsFather's DayFireflies at duskTime to slow down, and enjoy all the people, sights, and sounds around us.What are your quilting goals for this month? Continue
Tags: 2017 goals
Let's talk about your quilt room! I'll talk mine if you talk about yours! Here's some items I would like to ask:
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 kind words and thoughtful praise from others makes this adventure all the more fun!
Thank you everyone!
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 task accomplished, but sometimes it takes longer (because of the abduction) than expected. Their favorite time to abduct me lately is when I am going into the kitchen to get a drink of water, but while there the dishwasher will get loaded or unloaded, a load of laundry will get sorted or started, the cats will get fresh water, the birdbath will get scrubbed, etc., etc. After a time, I return to the living room with my glass of ice water.
I say this as an introduction to what I have been able to accomplish in the last two days. I measured and cut a piece of fabric I wanted to use for the backing for "On A Limb" table runner. While I was preparing to fold up the remainder of the yardage, I thought it would be a good color to use in my 10th row of the "9-Patch Mystery". So, I cut some 2" wide strips. Then I cut some rust and darker brown strips. Then I sorted through all of the scraps I have left from the pieces of white-on-white I have been using as my background, pulling all the 2" wide scraps, and 3-1/2" scraps. I decided I needed to know if I had enough background scraps, which led me to the sewing machine to start piecing the 4-patch units. First thing I know, I have finished Row 10!
1) Make 9th and 10th row of "9-Patch Rows Mystery". Both rows finished!
Luckily, those aliens remembered to bring me back today, as I was able to get my batting pressed (I hate packaged batting…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 inspiration I get and the friends I've made. Part of that is seeing all the fun things our members are making. There seems to be endless variety of quilts and bags and toys and even clothes and cats that appear in the photo vaults of PP. I browse them regularly. I'm excited each time a new photo pops up because I know someone is opening part of their heart for all of us to look into, and I'm grateful to be trusted with that whether it's a prize winning quilt or a silly pet.
Thanks Cindy and staff for making PP a safe place to share and learn. My time here has drawn me out of sewing alone in my basement, into a whole new joyful world of quilting. Most of my quilting friends live inside my computer, but I enjoy the association I have with them as much as my Real Life friends. Please friends, share your quilty successes, no matter where they came from!
PS. No one should have to quilt alone. Come join us at chat times (listed in the far right column of the main page) for instant help if you need it, and maybe a laugh or two with new friends.
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:
Different members of the group were asked to make the hand appliquéd blocks. Then the opportunity quilt committee set the blocks together and another member of the group did the exquisite custom machine quilting. You cannot see it that well in this photo, but the outer edges of the quilt are scalloped and are finished with a double row of piping in lieu of a binding. And no, I was not part of the membership that made this quilt, although I have made many pieced blocks for other opportunity quilts and was the chair and designer of a previous year's quilt.
At the end of the show, as the granddaughter of this year's committee chair was getting ready to draw the ticket out of the drum, I went to the microphone so I would be ready to announce the new owner's name when it was made known. Someone called my name, and since I saw the ticket had been handed to the ticket committee chair, I asked "Who won?" The answer: "Nancy Noah won." Needless to say I was, and still am, in shock.
Like many people comment, I always get a ticket, but I never win anything.
But one never knows. The next time it may be your name that is called.
I love making quilts for a purpose. Actually I just love making quilts for any reason, but especially if there is a purpose behind the quilt.
I have so many scraps left over from quilts that I have made for family and friends that I am now on a crusade to reduce the scrap stash in my sewing room. That means making lots, and lots of quilts but having no final purpose for them.
This brought me to the conclusion that I should start donating quilts again so I have started looking through the small pieces of fleece I have and then making quilts according to the size fleece I have to back it (since I hate piecing a backing). I have found I can now make 12 baby quilts from sizes 36 - 48 x 56 and 7 lap quilts approximately 55 x 68. Awesome, but what about all those pieces 15x36 or 20x30 - well I found a solution for that too. Kennel quilts!
I have joined the kennel quilt retreat in March and am stockpiling all of my backing pieces that would fit that bill. I have contacted our local humane society and they are excited to get donations of quilts for the rescue animals and they told me that they need sizes 12 x 18 and 20 x 29 - so I am ecstatic because now I can make two sizes of kennel quilts and get rid of a ton of scrap pieces of fleece as well as all those smaller pieces of batting. Hopefully along the way I will also acquire some new piecing techniques and find some new quilt blocks that I love.
I have several quilts that I have made in the last 6 months that I have not found a home for and those are going to our local charity to help homeless individuals in our school district. They are going to receive several lap quilts next week and 3 twin size rag quilts that I made for grandchildren who decided they wanted a different color after they were made (it's not just women who constantly change their minds).
I do not belong to a quilt guild or any kind of quilt group so this is all stuff I am doing on my own - however I am…Continue