Pattern Pastiche

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



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Laurie Kussman commented on Dot Colna's photo

Picnic Baskets

"Great looking baskets. Flowers would be a lovely touch."
1 hour ago
Veronica Norris (PeePs Rep) replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion September 2017 Goals
"So far this month I finished putting the borders on the quilt and even have it sandwiched up and ready to quilt. Made a toddler size quilt out of the sample blocks - still need to sandwich it up. I even finished a crochet afghan that I have been…"
2 hours ago
Veronica Norris (PeePs Rep) left a comment for Levon
"Welcome to Pattern Pastiche, you will enjoy it here. Everyone is friendly, very helpful and full of encouragement."
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Joanne Maner (PeePs Rep) left a comment for Levon
"Welcome to Pattern Pastiche . If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. Bonny, Veronica or myself. We are here to help. There are groups for some of the quilt projects in TQPM so feel free to join any or all and be sure to post pictures…"
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Sheri Torch commented on TQPM's group ABC Quilt BOM
"Thanks Nancy, I need all the encouragement I can get!"
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Levon is now a member of Pattern Pastiche
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Amy Stirrup left a comment for Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)
"Absolutely.  I appreciate how welcome you and the others have made me feel.  I took a break from my self imposed quilting marathon to piece a top to celebrate my birthday.  Today after doing four more blocks of quilting, I finished…"
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Amy Stirrup is now friends with Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) and Joanne Maner (PeePs Rep)
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Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) commented on Dot Colna's photo

Picnic Baskets

"Great looking Picnic Baskets, Dot. I think embroidered flowers would be a wonderful addition."
5 hours ago
Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) commented on TQPM's group ABC Quilt BOM
"Beautiful quilt Sheri.  Whenever I paper foundation piece, it always takes me a bit to remember how."
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Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) left a comment for Amy Stirrup
"Amy, I want to wish you a belated Happy Birthday. I knew it was coming, but yesterday was one of those really hectic and exhausting days around here.  Anyway, hope you had a very special day celebrating your birth into this world."
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Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion September 2017 Goals
"Maybe you have. Or at least given me the impetus to get started on this concept."
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Karima Dawood commented on TQPM's group ABC Quilt BOM
"All the ABC quilts are extremely pretty some lucky babies."
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Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) commented on TQPM's group ABC Quilt BOM
"Sheri - some lucky recipient is going to be so happy!"
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Joanne Maner (PeePs Rep) commented on TQPM's group ABC Quilt BOM
"Sheri oyur quilt is adorable"
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Tomara Rhoden liked Cindy Mccoy (TQPM staff)'s photo
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Denise Mohler commented on TQPM's group Mug Rug Adventure
"I only made 8 so far, however I do plan to make the rest."
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Dot Colna posted a photo

Picnic Baskets

I finished my top, but had quite a time choosing the outside border. I was going to use the green but the blue won out. Now I'm thinking about embroidering flowers in each of the baskets. I loved this pattern and whipped right through it. Great…
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Scrap-It-Up, ROM Quilt

This advanced beginner quilt is made almost entirely of the scraps you may already have in your scrap box.

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Cat Den Mountain Sampler

Each month, you will be given a new block highlighting a particular skill or technique, thereby increasing your skill levels month by month. You won’t want to miss this one!

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September 2017 Goals 92 Replies

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

Tags: goals, Sept 2017

Started by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Veronica Norris (PeePs Rep) 2 hours ago.


VOTING IS NOW OPEN!Here is the link to the survey: Permalink:…. You can copy…Continue

Started by Donna Coppin in Members' Discussions yesterday.


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

Started by Donna Coppin in Members' Discussions. Last reply by RB on Sunday.

Sorry I am MIA 3 Replies

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

Started by Veronica Norris (PeePs Rep) in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Anne Beck Sep 2.

August 2017 Quilting Goals 185 Replies

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

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

Have been MIA for some time! 2 Replies

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

Started by Terri Drake in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Terri Drake Aug 20.

Blog Posts

Your Quilt Room

Posted by Linda W. Odell on July 10, 2017 at 10:04am 34 Comments

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:

  1. Size of your room.
  2. How many machines do you have
    1. what kinds
    2. what's your favorite
    3. do you have some you have not used
  3. Is your room organized?
    1. your definition of organized
    2. can more than 1 persons work in your room
    3. TV
    4. Styling Wall
    5. Place to hang items
    6. rooms - 1, 2, 3 more
    7. closet
    8. other
  4. Favorite place to bind
  5. Your…

Encouragement and Support

Posted by Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) on July 6, 2017 at 3:30pm 2 Comments

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!

Help finding block 26

Posted by Debbie on June 3, 2017 at 5:11pm 3 Comments

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.

Aliens from Side-Track

Posted by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) on April 28, 2017 at 4:44pm 5 Comments

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…


Anniversary gift

Posted by Tomara Rhoden on April 7, 2017 at 8:00pm 5 Comments

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.

What pics can I post on Pattern Pastiche?

Posted by RB on March 15, 2017 at 7:03pm 9 Comments

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.

The Opportunity Quilt

Posted by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) on February 27, 2017 at 2:52pm 7 Comments

 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.

Donating quilts

Posted by Penny Brien on February 9, 2017 at 12:14pm 4 Comments

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…


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