Pattern Pastiche

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



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Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion July 2016 UFO Challenge
"Congratulations Denise on what you have accomplished so far.  I know your new owrk schedule has taken a bite out of your routine.  But I also have confident  you can get one more item off your list this coming week."
4 hours ago
Denise Mohler (PeePs Rep) posted a status
"Nancy, I also use the hem clips that were were used as hair clips...I love them for the binding."
17 hours ago
Denise Mohler (PeePs Rep) replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion July 2016 UFO Challenge
"4 out of 10 so far this month with a week remaining ..just maybe I can get another one completed by the end of July 1) 9 patch (done) 2) quilt a tester  (done) 3) tester #1 (finished and submitted) 7/24/16  4) tester #2  due in…"
17 hours ago
Denise Mohler (PeePs Rep) commented on Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep)'s photo

July 7

"Awesome quilt Bonny"
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Denise Mohler (PeePs Rep) liked Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep)'s photo
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Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion July 2016 UFO Challenge
"Over three weeks in, one week to go. It was HOT!!! today, the thermometer in the back yard read 104.2° at 2:30 PM which is usually not the hottest part of the day. I do not even want to think what the Heat Index is.  A good day to sleep and…"
20 hours ago
RB commented on Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep)'s photo

July 7

"WOW! This is looking really great. What a fabulous accomplishment."
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Veronica Norris liked Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep)'s photo
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Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) commented on Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep)'s photo

July 7

"Your block a day quilt is really looking wonderful.  Six-inch blocks, some of the pieces sure must have been awfully small when sewing them together as I estimate they finish at 3/4" or less."
23 hours ago
Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion July 2016 UFO Challenge
"Those clips are great things, especially when used to hold the binding turned over while sewing down the other side.  I only have a small package of them, as I still use the clips that were originally sold as hair clips."
23 hours ago
Veronica Norris commented on RB's photo

Woodland Whimsy - Deer

"That is so cute."
Veronica Norris replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion July 2016 UFO Challenge
"I am waiting for my clover clips to come in the mail. I only have 5 and I ordered 150 more. I love those little clips."
Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) posted photos
Denise Mohler (PeePs Rep) commented on RB's photo

Woodland Whimsy - Deer

"That is so cute...I love it!!"
Denise Mohler (PeePs Rep) liked RB's photo
Denise Mohler (PeePs Rep) posted a status
"Kathryn I hope you have a great time and please do take pictures of the girls, they are going to be so cute..."
Denise Mohler (PeePs Rep) replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion July 2016 UFO Challenge
"RB I am sorry to hear about the health issues that are going.   I will keep you in my prayers...."
Denise Mohler (PeePs Rep) posted a status
"Bonny and Sally I hope you both have a fantastic time....."
Denise Mohler (PeePs Rep) posted a status
"way to go Veronica, it is a good feeling when they are ready to be submitted"
Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion July 2016 UFO Challenge
"Wonderful! I can hardly wait to see a picture of it when the pattern gets published."

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TQPM 2016 Quilting Retreat

Join the TQPM 2016 Quilting Retreat and participate in the actual TQPM Quilt Retreat at Capon Springs, WV.

You will make the same quilt the quilters are making at the retreat, plus chat with friends from all over the world. The pattern and directions will be provided. There will be prizes too!

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Cat Den Mountain Quilts BOM

We begin Bonny Peters’ fun and sassy Cat Den Mountain Quilts BOM. Bonny combines traditional sampler blocks in an eye-catching setting that packs some punch.

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Fancy Fences Mystery

We begin a new mystery quilt by Bonny Peters called Fancy Fences.

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9-Patch Rows Mystery

Cindy Mccoy’s 9-Patch Rows mystery will be a lot of fun! Here is a hint or two: Nine Patch Blocks and rows that change. Enough said! It won't be a mystery if any more is revealed.

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July 2016 UFO Challenge 168 Replies

July:  Summer.  Hot.  Humid. Fourth of July Fireworks (in the U.S.A.).  Beauty.  O-o-o-h, A-h-h!  Noisy.Picnics.  Swimming.  Vacation.Hopefully there is still time to work on some of our projects, be they official UFOs, current projects, or those we…Continue

Started by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) 4 hours ago.

Thank you!

Cindy....all printed before my black ink ran out. Thanks!

Started by Maria E. Chezum in Members' Discussions Jul 10.

July issue 1 Reply

I am looking for the July issue so I can print it out. Help please!

Started by Maria E. Chezum in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Cindy Mccoy (TQPM staff) Jul 10.

Goodbye Old Friend 9 Replies

I've just switched out my very old and much used cutting mat. Do any of you clever quilters know of a use for it? I hate to send it to the landfill if there is another option.Continue

Started by RB in Members' Discussions. Last reply by betty conine Jul 6.

June 2016 UFO Challenge 116 Replies

June...The month conjures up all sorts of summer time activities: playing baseball, swimming (in the pool, lake or ocean), sailing, picnics, watching and trying to catch fireflies...In the U.S.A. we will honor our fathers and our flag this…Continue

Tags: June 2016, UFO Challenge

Started by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) Jul 1.

Finishing Your Quilts 15 Replies

 Do you use a long-arm or domestic machine?  Or do you send it out to be quilted?  If you quilt your own how do you decide on which quilt pattern to use?  Do you use stencils, embroidery machines or just free motion?  Do you have a favorite quilter…Continue

Started by Denise Mohler (PeePs Rep) in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Denise Mohler (PeePs Rep) Jun 25.

Blog Posts

Just starting out

Posted by Lorrie Ramsay on July 10, 2016 at 2:48pm 1 Comment

Now My first rodeo but I'm behind the times again as I've been adjusting to a new life that has  been ever changing of late.

But as it sits now today.  I'm a single mother of 4 boys. Two I gave birth to.. and two who came to me later in life.

I live with my youngest son, Robert, my mother and an old family friend, Jamie.  Which has been real fun considering one of my son's name is Jamie. :)

I am an avid, quilter, gardener and chef to my family.  I love fairies, fabrics, colours, flowers, walking and the outdoors.

Recently lost over 40lbs and beginning to feel alive again for the first time in over 15yrs. And after a knee surgery about 4 yrs back I am finally able to enjoy walking again.

Now if it wasn't raining right now I'd be outside so instead I'm in the sewing room.  Nursing a bad elbow (which I'm waiting on seeing the specialist again - got shots a year ago and was pain free afterwards... .. well there was those REALLY bad 3 days but right now.. give me the shots so that in 3-4 days I can finally get some work done around here!)

Add A Border A Month Project

Posted by Tara Tkachuk on July 2, 2016 at 8:45am 5 Comments

When I spotted the centre of this quilt on Pinterest in January I had to make it.  But I have no need for a table topper.  So I'm "growing" the top by adding a border each month.  I forgot about the project in June so it wasn't until this past week that I started working on June's border.  I figured I might as well add July's as well and be ahead of the game. 

Quilt Basting

Posted by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) on June 26, 2016 at 3:03pm 23 Comments

Basting a quilt, either with thread or with pins, has never really been high on my favorite quilting activities.  Lately it has even become more of effort.

I have never been able to baste a quilt on the floor.  Injuries to both my knees, resulting from a car accident when I was in my 20s, has kept me from kneeling for any length of time for any reason.

I used to go into the church fellowship hall, set up some of the 8-foot long tables, push them together, layer my quilt sandwich, and then start basting, often laying on top of the tables to reach the middle of the quilt.  I could spend all day, sometimes basting two or even three large quilts.  After awhile though, leaning over the tables began to put a strain on my back.  Even putting the legs up on cans or bed risers did not raise them high enough for me.

Later, after purchasing a large cutting table from a local fabric store, we customized the height so I would not have to bend over as much, and this released the strain on my back.  I was back to being able to baste a number of quilts in a day with no problems.

A couple of unintentional falls (are falls ever intentional?), degenerative arthritis, and age has made even using my cutting table for basting a little more of a task, as I can no longer stand for any length of time.

I have five quilts, I want to get basted.  The smallest is throw size.  The largest is almost a queen.  The cutting table has been cleared off.  I have one of the tops already laid out and sandwiched.  I have started pin-basting. 

As I said, I have started.  I am now taking a short break, at least until my legs stop hurting. Then I will go back and baste some more.  Now days I prepare one section of the quilt sandwich, take a break, baste, take a break, baste, take a break, baste, take a break, move the quilt sandwich to do the next section, take a break, baste, etc., etc.  Eventually I will get this one finished and start on the next…


If you cannot take the heat ...

Posted by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) on June 10, 2016 at 5:01pm 2 Comments

It is over 90° outside, too hot to do much, better to stay inside where it is cooler with the ac on.

I decided to do some piecing. So what do I do, turn on the iron to iron fabric and press seams. Do you have any idea how much heat a steam iron can generate!

I know my quilting friends will understand this oxymoronic juxtaposition.

Time Shortage.

Posted by Rita A on May 22, 2016 at 7:30am 5 Comments

Today and probably tomorrow we are putting down flooring in the  living room and master bedroom.  We only managed 3 rows in 7 hours yesterday.I was nearly ready to become an abuser! 

Today our grandson and his cousin and our daughter will be here to help.  If any of the guys make a suggestion, he will do it.

Then in the next week we need to get vinyl siding on the add-on room. All of that has to be done so we can get an inspection. and it will be in these first 2 weeks. 

Shaking, I moved things I shouldn't have and am suffering for it.  Won't mention it, and will move as normally as  I can.

It didn't help that I jambed my bad shoulder on a door frame.

I hope some Aleve will help.

Quilting Superstitions

Posted by RB on April 4, 2016 at 9:30pm 1 Comment

My oldest son is a baseball fan. I'm not sure how it came about because he's never played. It may have been my fault for giving him the initials MLB. One of his treasures is a fist full of grass clipping from Yankee Stadium. The great part about being a Yankee's fan is that it makes him easy to shop for. Anything Yankee's will make him happy. I once gave him a toaster that branded your bread with the Yankee's logo. He thought he'd died and gone to toast heaven.

Baseball players are notoriously superstitious. From lucky socks that can't be laundered to tapping the plate before an at-bat to fans wearing their hats inside out, the list of baseball superstitions is long, sometimes ridiculous and often disgusting. But enough about that.

What about quilters? Are there quilting superstitions? Yes! there are many, and I dare say, none involve spitting.

-Only a brides quilt, begun after the lady is engaged to be married, should be quilted with heart motifs. This quilt should be the 13th quilt prepared for the brides hope chest and never used before the wedding night.

-Remember the movie a few years ago that referenced the family's lucky quilt? They called it the Baby Maker.

-Quilts should never be started on a Friday, Good Friday excepted. If so, they will never be finished. Check your stash of UFO's. Any of them started on a Friday?

-I know a quilter that keeps a scrap of every quilt she makes.

I haven't been quilting long but I already have my own superstition: Anything stitched after midnight will need to be unstitched in the morning. It has proven true on too many occasions to ignore. Luckily, I won't be tearing them out with my teeth as a punishment for stitching on the Sabbath.

What about you? Do you have any quilting superstitions? I'd love to hear about them.

Goo Gone?

Posted by RB on March 8, 2016 at 9:41pm 7 Comments

Today I learned what GooGone will remove, and what it won't.

Ruler markings? Gone! Tape residue? Still there.

I don't think there is an emoji for this.

Organization: To Do or Not To Do, That is the question.

Posted by Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) on March 6, 2016 at 7:42am 6 Comments

Organization can be a wonderful thing. Everything in its place and a place for everything. It is unusual though that happens in our sewing spaces consistently. We work on one project and start another. We get bored with a project and set it aside. New stuff comes and gets set somewhere until you have time to store it because you are busy working on something that has a deadline.

Companies have developed all sorts of bins and buckets for organizing our things. There are boards your can wrap your fabric around. There are clear bins and colored bins. Where should your sewing machine feet go? Is your rotary cutter near your cutting mat? What about the accessories to ironing? Where do you keep your starch/sizing? On the ironing board or nearby? What do you want sitting out handy and what should be hidden from view? There are so many questions to be answered before you can have all things in their place.

I've tried a lot of different storage solutions. Some have worked for me and others have not. It is a work in progress to get everything assigned its place. Maybe if I only quilted, it would be easier. But I also do machine embroidery and counted cross stitch. Those supplies also need a home. Then there are the myriad of books and patterns that have accumulated. Did I really buy that twice? Goodness, I need to create an inventory of then so that doesn't happen again. But I know it will.

Over half of my fabric is assigned to a pattern. Maybe closer to 70%. I have kits I've bought and kits I've created. Quite a few 'kits' are for patterns I have designed. I need to get busy with them so I can check the pattern and post them for sale. Sewing is more fun though so that tends to get done first. Then there are the designs I've created that need instructions written. There are about a dozen of those still to do. I want to create custom quilting designs for them. The software I have will create many formats of embroidery files. Maybe folks will want to…


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