Pattern Pastiche

pastiche - n. [Fr] Artistic composition made up of bits from various sources.



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Cindy Mccoy (TQPM staff) commented on TQPM's group TQPM EQ Creativity Call
"A new block is ready for download! Log into your account at Once you are in, click "TQPM EQ Creativity Call" in the LEFT side bar. Don't forget to share your blocks once you make…"
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Vicky Morrow updated their profile
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Tonya Merryman commented on TQPM's group June Bride
"Nice job Joanne - such a different look from the pink.  I like it;"
9 hours ago
Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) commented on TQPM's group June Bride
"Joanne - Your block is fantastic. I love the 2 black fabrics - the little dots on the flowers and the scarily background. Your quilt is going to be gorgeous. Almost makes me want to make this one! since I have so many projects in progress, it will…"
10 hours ago
Carol Morgan commented on TQPM's group June Bride
"Beautiful ,I love the colors and hope one day that I am that good at applique. I am still learning slow but sure."
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Joanne Maner (PeePs Rep) commented on TQPM's group June Bride
"Here is my Block 1 ready to machine applique. Think I will make a couple more before I start any stitching. "
11 hours ago
Rosemary Martens commented on TQPM's group In the Beginning
"I love the bear, use to collect them... He looks so very happy and know he feels special in his new home. "
13 hours ago
Maurine Adrezin commented on TQPM's group In the Beginning
"Thank you Tonya.  I know he's so excited to be in his new home.  I love the name you gave him. Say Hi to him for me."
19 hours ago
Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion 2015 UFO (Unfinished Fabric Object) Challenge
"Tonya - Good for you! I'm behind but the up side is that I won't run out of things to do. lol I finished quilting 2 donation quilts and cut out 3 quilts. So I haven't been doing nothing but not what was on my list. "
20 hours ago
Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) commented on TQPM's group In the Beginning
"Maurine - How marvelous! Tonya - How fun - Mr. Bojangles!"
20 hours ago
Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) commented on Judy Stolz's photo

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"Love the dimensionality of this!"
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Judi Brown updated their profile
Cindy Mccoy (TQPM staff) commented on TQPM's group In the Beginning
"What a happy bear.  He is so cute!"
Tonya Merryman replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion 2015 UFO (Unfinished Fabric Object) Challenge
"I am actually ahead of the game - I am done with my TQPM blocks, I finished the Broken Arrow top (quilting to be done yet), put the bindings on my paper pieced wall hangings and finished the tops to 2 throws for my sister in law's cabin (…"
Tonya Merryman commented on TQPM's group In the Beginning
"Maurine made me the most beautiful panda bear - he is fabulous - I think that we will name him Mr. Bo Jangles."
Judy Nicely commented on TQPM's group Baskets and More Baskets - chat
"I've slowly been tackling the last assembly.  Although I made a cutting error by using the wrong fabric, I improvised!  Have the top completed up to the first border.  This I need to find another fabric (cuz of my mistake), when…"
Joanne Maner (PeePs Rep) posted a status
"I have been AWOL lately and I want to welcome any new members that have joined. Please join groups and introduce yourselves if you haven't."
Joanne Maner (PeePs Rep) commented on TQPM's group Baskets and More Baskets - chat
"Anyone been working on their baskets or top. Would love to see some pictures."
Joanne Maner (PeePs Rep) commented on TQPM's group Fat Quarter Fun
"Congrats to the January winners Look forward to projects that show the FQ's off. I have been busy sorting through my stash, finding things I forgot about and other things I hadn't seen in ages. Still a long way to go though. I have also…"
Joanne Maner (PeePs Rep) commented on TQPM's group June Bride
"Well between being sick over the holidays and sorting out my fabric stash I finally got around to tracing the first month on the fusible. Will pull the fabric tonight and maybe start to get this block together. The pattern is printing and now I am…"

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Over the Rainbow Patchwork BOM Challenge

Have fun with this 12-month Over the Rainbow Patchwork BOM Challenge!

You can make tote bags, table toppers, table runners, wall hangings, baby or child-size quilts, lap or throw quilts, or even a bed-sized quilt.

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Each month we give away 5 pre-washed fat quarters.

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TQPM EQ Creativity Call

TQPM presents an exciting new program for EQ designers and block lovers!

You do not need to have EQ to make the blocks.

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2015 UFO (Unfinished Fabric Object) Challenge 53 Replies

Any one up to a challenge for the new year?I do not know about you, but I have a lot of UFOs hibernating in my sewing area. Are you willing to make a written commitment to at least try and finish some of them?How about a monthly challenge?Each month…Continue

Started by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) 20 hours ago.

Blog 2 Replies

Am wondering why I can only use 140 characters in a blog post?  Am I doing something wrong?  Continue

Started by Rita A in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Cindy Mccoy (TQPM staff) Dec 18, 2014.

Whats going on here. 2 Replies

Wow, I really don't quite know what has been going on... too much for me, I do know that!  We've been so busy with Dr. appts. luncheons, this morning a breakfast with Habitat for Humanity, something else going on tomorrow and Sat. is the Guild…Continue

Started by Rita A in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Rita A Dec 8, 2014.

Binding: Straight of Grain or Bias and How do you Attach? 14 Replies

I'm interested in finding our what sort of binding folks use. I know you have to use bias binding for any curves but what out for quilts with square edges. Many patterns seem to opt for straight binding but I had learned that bias binding was…Continue

Started by Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) Nov 16, 2014.

Needle-Turn Appliqué: Hints, Tips and Advice 19 Replies

Joanne Maner (PeePs Rep)  and I have been having a discussion about needle-turn appliqué.  I know there are a lot of members of Pattern Pastiche who use this method of…Continue

Tags: needle-turn appliqué

Started by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Helen Oct 26, 2014.

Looking for suggestions 9 Replies

Whew! My arm and hand are killing me.I had to make templates for a quilt I am making. I usually just use paper ones but I want to make this quilt again so decided to use template plastic.The one I used was the heavy duty. Man is it thick. Rotary…Continue

Started by Joanne Maner (PeePs Rep) in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) Sep 24, 2014.

Blog Posts

Thursday Jan 15. 2015

Posted by Rita A on January 15, 2015 at 6:28am 3 Comments

I so much wish the arm/hand/shoulder problem were over. I had the CTscan and the MGI (I think thats right) that is where they shock the nerves and then go back and put a needle into the muscles to find out what is going on. Neither of the tests were bad, but I hurt last night, and my arm/hand is barely functioning today, but seems to be gradually improving..

I think on quilt labels, I will Again, just use a piece of fabric and print on it with the Micron pens. One day I will feel more like making embroidered labels..
then pray the darned computer and camera will once again talk to each other.

I have three strips of chevron done, took picts.. will continue to try to download them, so I can post some.

I made a strip of red/white/blue chevron yesterday and cut into blocks and frame them for one of the exchange blocks. for the scrappy block I think I will make the disappearing 9 patch. Really interesting when it is cut apart and resewn together.

Raleigh and north of us have been in the ice age.. There were several bad wrecks, a couple deaths. Black ice and speeding idiots wreaked havoc. A couple of the wrecks they showed, didn't have speeders, they just didn't have brakes on the ice. I thank our Lord we had clear dry roads when we had to go up to Raleigh.

Our Granddaughter is working part time for Michaels restocking shelves, and had to go to work at 2 a.m., she said the roads were fine, at 8 she went to Tilly's and worked utnil 6. She said when she switched stores the pavement was only wet in a few places, no ice.

Must get busy and answer emails and visit a few sites that are on my 'visit' list.

May you all have a wonderful day!
God Bless,

Fri. night.

Posted by Rita A on January 11, 2015 at 5:42am 0 Comments

With Roland in the hospital, the house felt "Different".  I didn't do anything constructive, read a bit, watched a bit of TV and went to bed.  Slept from 9 pm until 8 a.m.  I guess the lack of tension and worry let me relax and get the sleep I needed.


He is home now and we both had a good nighits  sleep.  I will get my portable machine out on the dining room table and finish this little quilt.  And start another of pre-printed blocks.  I have loads of them it seems.  I think 2 more of the elephant and pillow blocks.  I've already done 3 of them.


Sooooooooooo   Happy Sewing to all, prayers for all, also.

January goals.

Posted by Rita A on January 6, 2015 at 5:02am 1 Comment

I think this is the best place to post my goals for January. 


I will continue to work on the fabric room.. first goal there is to get the table cleared so I can sort thru containers to find out just what I do have, and better organize.


I will finish one Quilt of Valor in January.

I will continue to fight the computer and get photo's down loaded and posted.

Sewing chevrons is an ongoing project.


I will eat less sweets and more raw fruits and vegies.



2015 is here!

Posted by Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) on December 31, 2014 at 11:56pm 0 Comments

2014 was quite an adventure.

I broke my ankle in January, had surgery on it in February, and recovered well with some physical therapy. Falling was an awful accident but fortunately it worked out OK.

For my birthday in July, I went to Maine Quilts 2014. I took three classes and loved every minute of the experience.

In September construction started on our addition with the rebuilding of our existing roof with a steeper slope. The new metal roof is almost done - I hope this week but probably next. The drywall is up and will be sanded on Friday and ready to prime and then paint. Baseboard heat will be installed on Monday. The end is in sight. Here are before and after pictures so you can see how big a project this has been.

I had the crazy notion that I could make a quilt for everyone on my gift list this year. Unfortunately, reality is sane. I now have 12 gift quilt tops that need to be layered and quilted. I have to remind myself that I did completely finish another 12 quilts. All of these are lap size or larger.

2014 also saw me stepping up to test patterns for TQPM. I have found the experience to be rewarding. It is nice to think that my work may save someone else from having trouble with a future pattern from TQPM. The staff have been very generous with expressing their appreciation. And who could forget our marvelous Virtual Retreat. My brother-in-law certainly won't - he loves his Buttoned Up quilt.

I have so many plans for 2015. I need to get busy with finishing my 2014 projects so I can get started on new things. My major goals are: 1) Move into my…


Wwhew.. I MAY have gotten there.

Posted by Rita A on December 29, 2014 at 10:04am 2 Comments

Now I have to go back to the original post and find the spot that makes me remember what I wanted a long post for. 

ROFL, I may just have had a mouth ready for chat.


Thank you Ladies, for the help.  Old dunderhead here finally figured it out.



Why isn't white - white?

Posted by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) on November 30, 2014 at 10:27am 2 Comments

I have been working on a number of different projects lately and have been using up the remainder of a bolt of white that I purchased a long time ago as my background or neutral.  When I decided to make another block for TQPM EQ Creativity Call, I went to pull some of that white I have been using, only to discover I did not have enough of the original bolt left for this block.  It was sitting there with some more white fabric remnants, so I grabbed another piece of white and took both over to the cutting table.  However, when I placed both pieces side by side on the cutting table, under the brighter lighting I have there,  I soon discovered that they were not the same white.

I began to look at some of the other remnants of white I have purchased over the years. They all look white, until I place them side by side.  Hence my question "Why isn't white - white?"

I have run into this problem before, not only with white, but with other colors, be they solids, tonals  or multicolored printed designs.  If I run short and go back to pick up some more (that is assuming you can even find it again) often times the next bolt is not the same color as what I have.  Those dye numbers can be very illusive things.

Oh well, I will go ahead and use the whites that I have on hand.  Working mainly from my stash and being on a tight budget, requires one to make do with what one has on hand.  All of those shades and tones of white will add character to my quilt.  As long as I remember not to put a piece of "snow" or "ivory" in it as those whites are definitely a totally different hue of white.

Relief with successful accomplishments

Posted by Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) on November 17, 2014 at 3:31pm 0 Comments

Today I shipped four packages with gifts for Christmas to my husband's four siblings. It is such a relief to have finished those projects. There are pictures of all of them in my photo album of finished quilts. Here is a link:

Of the 42 projects I wanted to complete before the end of the year, I now have the 10 that needed to be shipped complete. I have another 18 tops already done. I plan to layer up 3 of them this afternoon for quilting. One of those is a test quilt that will be in the January 2015 issue of TQPM. The other two are gifts.

In the meantime, the weather is nasty out - high today was 36˚F or 2˚C. It has been rainy and cloudy. We made a quick trip to the post office but other than that we are staying in side with our wood stove going.

The construction project is continuing even in this weather. I can't imagine working outside today. Fortunately, they have the roof up so they aren't getting rained on but the air is still frigid. The framing is going up for the interior walls. I really want to see the stairs go in - that will really pull it all together. Right now, step ladders are being used to move between the various levels. There are a total of four levels. The bottom is the basement. Up half a flight of stairs is the new entry and the garage. another half flight gets one to the level of the existing house and our 'transition' room that contains the stairwell and connects the existing house to the new section. Finally, another half flight takes one up to the new addition. See the picture below for reference. The window opening above the white truck is in the new section where my sewing space will be. I'll share the space with my husband and his photography stuff.…


Reality - Time versus Things to do

Posted by Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) on November 13, 2014 at 12:14pm 0 Comments

As progress continues on our addition, I am plugging away on my gift to do list. I have only 1 quilt left to quilt that needs to be shipped. It is layered and I will start on it this afternoon. I finished another top today - this one is for my brother-in-law and features foundation paper pieced airplanes. He got a degree in aeronautical engineering at Embry Riddle University so planes are an easy choice for him. The one I'm quilting is my design made completely with batiks from Connecting Threads. This one is for my sister-in-law who took care of first her mother and then her father at the end of their lives. She spent fifteen plus years caring for her parents. She happens to be an RN so was a natural choice but her heart is bigger than anyone else I know. My husband saw the design in EQ and thought it was for her. I was just playing with designs and fabrics and hadn't planned for it to be hers. When my husband said that, I knew I had to make it for her.

Reality is that I have way too many quilts to finish so I have prioritized them. I will finish all of those that will be shipped plus one for my aunt I will visit in Schenectady NY with my brother. I will also finish my brother's (G) and his wife's (B) so they can take them home with them. The rest will at least get finished tops - I'll quilt those for my sister's four grandchildren before I finish others.

In the meantime, our addition has a second floor and the walls are up. The rafters are probably two-thirds done. It is really looking like something. The picture below is from about a week ago. But now I'm concerned that it won't be finished enough for G & B to stay in when they come. That's almost five weeks away so maybe I'm silly to be concerned. Time will tell ....…


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