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All of Patricia's Blocks at Once!

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Did you know that I have 22 Pinterest Boards ? And 669 pins (mostly of my own quilts, blocks and tutorials). And one board is exclusively to showcase Patricia's blocks . I update it (or try to) each week with the reveal of the next 7 blocks here on my blog. Patricia's Blocks from My Calendar  currently has 166 pins. It's quite a feast for the eyes! And when I have a quilt I've made from any of the blocks, I add those, too. Check it out. Quilter's Block a Day Calendar 3 Block Runner All of Patricia's Blocks that she made in 2016! My own Trillium Wreath (May) King's Crown quilt (mine) Another of my King's Crown quilts The Good Luck quilt with 4 blocks (gifted to a child) The Good Luck Quilt done in Kaffe Fassett fabrics. I still own this LARGE quilt So, if you want to scroll through 166 images of Patricia's blocks (with a few of my own real quilts), take a visit to my Pinterest Board: Patricia's Blocks fro

Quilter's Block a Day Calendar: Week 22

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Week 22 with 7 more beautiful blocks by Patricia Bryant of Australia! May 28: Tic-Tac-Toe Variation May 28: Tic Tac Toe Variation, 8"  May 29: Tulip May 29: Tulip, 8"  May 30: Star Spangled Banner May 30: Star Spangled Banner, 18"  And let's see the Star Spangled Banner block I made many years ago (which I shared on my blog in 2014) Star Spangled Banner block, 18" And would you like THREE FREE patterns with the Americana theme? Go to my post from last year and you can see some amazing blocks and download the patterns: Hey, Hey, USA . May 31: Memory Wreath (our Memorial Day here in the USA) May 31: Memory Wreath, 12" June 1: Arkansas Meadow Rose June 1: Arkansas Meadow Rose, 10" And let me show you my own Arkansas Meadow Rose made about 20 years ago. I still own this! Arkansas Meadow Rose June 2: Aunt Mary's Double Irish Chain June 2: Aunt Mary's Double Irish Chain, 16" June 3: Bird Tracks

Three Applique Blocks to Color

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Here is a quilt I made about 20 years ago from some orphan blocks my editor gave to me. She said, "Go do something with these." And, I did! This still hangs in my house and I look at it each morning in my dressing area. Three Tulips Quilt This quilt with the peach setting triangles and borders was also a set of orphan blocks. They were appliqued on point in the squares, so all I had to do was separate them with floral sashings and add the rest to square them up. I don't remember who I gifted this to; I hope it is hanging somewhere and being appreciated for its beauty. (Remember, I did not make these blocks!) Peach Baskets and Blooms Quilt  I came across some of the artwork I created for both of these quilts. This dates back about 20 years, too! The pattern fills are a bit dated, but the flowers and applique elements are timeless, right? Blooms Block #1  Maybe you'd like to color it with your own hues and tints. Color Me! Blooms Block #1  Here is

Quilter's Block a Day Calendar: Week 21

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Welcome to Week #21 of Patricia's beautiful blocks from my calendar designs. A lot of happy colors in the blocks to reflect all the beautiful colors happening out my window. Spring is bursting out all over! May 21: Raspberry Compote May 21: Raspberry Compote, 8" May 22: Spring Bud May 22: Spring Bud, 6" May23: Sage Bud May 23: Sage Bud, 12" May 24: Sickle May 24: Sickle, 12" May 25: Spool May 25: Spool, 8" Can I show you a Spool Quilt I made about 20 years ago? A real scrap buster! I tried to find the pattern on my computer, but I can't remember what I named it. I'll keep looking and when I locate it, I'll get it to you. Blue Scrappy Spools Quilt May 26: Picture Frame May 26: Picture Frame, 12"  May 27: Country Roads May 27: Country Roads, 10" See you next Sunday. Have a wonderful week. I hope you get some stitching in!

Revisiting the Vortex Quilts

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First, the winner of this week's Liberty Garden fat quarter bundle is Angie of North Carolina. Congratulations, Angie! I was working on a version of my Modern Vortex Quilt using more than two colors. You know, the Vortex Quilt . . . Vortex Quilt, c. 1910 And my version . . . Modern Vortex Quilt A student from a few years ago used multiple colors for those wedges and I decided I wanted to make the same sort of sample. Jane does amazing long arm quilting, too! Modern Vortex by Jane H. of Maryland Here is a sample from last Tuesday's class. Linda B of Pennsylvania shared this pic with me (and gave her permission to share it: Vortex quilt by Linda B. of PA Back to that technicolor quilt. I began with 6 colored fabrics and a "white" solid background. Multi-colored Dresden fan wedges But, what happens when you THINK you have the SAME fabrics for the light fabric in the strips/strata and the background squares? Holy Cow! Was I disillusioned! Th

Quilter's Block a Day Calendar: Week 20

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Today is May 14. Happy Mother's Day to you moms out there! My mom would have been 93 today. Blanche and John Gawbill, my parents in the late 1940s (before I was born!) She was not a quilter, but she did occasionally sew - a few curtains here and there. She had an old Singer that I learned to sew on when I joined 4-H back in the 1960s. We were making dirndl skirts, you know - a full, gathered skirt attached to a waistband. Garment sewing and I do not get along anymore. It's all about quilts! Let's see another week's worth of Patricia's blocks! May 14: Hourglass May 14: Hourglass, 12"  May 15: Illinois May 15: Illinois, 18"  May 16: Jack and Six May 16: Jack and Six, 9"  May 17: May Basket May 17: May Basket, 10"  May 18: Mosaic May 18: Mosaic, 12" May 19: Mexican Rose, 10"  May 20: Pansy May 20: Pansy, 8" Wishing you a delightful day and a week with some quilting in there! See you again n

Summer Workshops

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I teach year round. That's because I have bills to pay every month! I have two exciting bookings in July, one right after the other. And I'm teaching some classes that are some of my favorites. Here they are for the July 14 - 16: Mid Appalachian Quilter's Retreat in Emmitsburg, Maryland on the beautiful campus of Mt. Saint Mary's College. Friday, Traditional Pickledish Often called Indian Wedding Ring, this traditional block is not for the timid. We will paper piece the arcs and then sew the gentle curves together. The 12" block works well with scraps or a controlled color group. 8 foundations for four blocks (as shown in pictures) are provided, as well as a multi-page, well illustrated handout and full size templates for the inside melon shape and outside background. And what does this quilt look like? Traditional Pickledish in Kaffe Fassett fabrics Pickledish with sunflowers and borders Saturday, July 15: Double Hexie Stars Hexagons branch