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November 4, 2019
Meet Turnabout from Stitchin at Home

I am pleased to introduce you to Turnabout which is in Issue # 31 of Make Modern a digital magazine, available today November 4th.

Turnabout is made with big blocks for a big impact

The fabrics I used are from the Northcott line of 'Blooming Beauties'.

Blooming Beauties by Teri Farrell-Gittins

A few more photos of Turnabout. I like the combination of pinks and teal.

the colours show more true here

a closeup of some of the quilting

Do you like ezine or digital magazines?


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October 4, 2019
Mystic Journey - a new Patchworks Studio pattern from Daphne Greig


Here's an easy project that you can make in a weekend!  And you'll learn about 'value' as you make the quilt. The quilt is a great 'cuddle on the couch' size.

I chose Banyan Batiks Banyan Classics fabrics. This collection includes the range of values to create the shading for the blocks. 



A centre square of colour adds interest to the quilt; choose your favourite accent colour.

Quilt size: 63" x 72" - Recommended Skill Level: Confident Beginner




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April 17, 2019
Hearted Beauties Release from Stitchin at Home

I have always wanted to make a New York Beauty Quilt. Whenever I spy one whether it's at a quilt show or on the net, they catch my eye.

'Hearted Beauties' is what happened after I played with designing my own New York Beauty blocks in a heart shape. Why a heart shape? Because I thought it might be neat to see what they looked like. Of course those hearts needed a setting and a quilt pattern was born.

Hearted Beauties


The Heart blocks are paper pieced, the rest of the quilt uses traditional piecing.

The quilt back shows ...

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March 23, 2019
Bits of Goings On from Stitchin at Home

A little look at what I've been doing. First up is some fmqing on my newest pattern, to be released in April.


some simple curves and bubbles

Next up is my string project for the 'All about Strings Blog Hop' I'm participating in. My day is Wednesday.

can't show too much, but a few string blocks were a good start to my project come back Wednesday to see what I made

Next up is Sandra of mmmquilts 30 Quilt Design Challenge. Nothing to show for this one yet, I have played in EQ8 so things are percolating ...

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January 11, 2019
Follow the Path in Make Modern Magazine from Stitchin at Home

I am happy to announce that I have a quilt  'Follow the Path' published in Issue 26 of Make Modern magazine. This is a digital magazine and is available at Make Modern. (affiliate link)

follow the path
A look at who and what is available in Issue 26.

that's me on page 53
To get a copy of the magazine  use the code MM26sale to get a copy for only AU$6 for the next 48 hours. Code expires Sunday, 13th January when the issue will go back to standard price of AU$8. 

One more picture of the ...

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October 3, 2018
Let's Bee Social #244 from Sew Fresh Quilts



Welcome to the Let's Bee Social!

I've made lots of quilting progress since last week!




My photos aren't the greatest however. Just used my phone for pics this time...

This is the mini Rainbow Paintbrushes.












And this is the larger quilt size!











The mini "Rainbow Paintbrushes" quilt finished at 31" x 32"
and was the 3rd use of my 3rd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.

The "Rainbow Paintbrushes" quilt finished at 54 x 56"
and was the 4th use of my 3rd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.






Want to make your own?

You ...

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June 25, 2018
Ring Toss - a new pattern from an old design from Daphne Greig

I made a quilt with this 'ribbon-like' block over 20 years ago and I have wanted to design a pattern with it for a long time. My original quilt had the blocks in a traditional horizontal setting.


For this quilt I moved the rings around as I created the design using Electric Quilt sotware until they were overlapping.


The piecing is actually very straightforward. To simplify the piecing and avoid 'partial' or 'Y-seams' where the blocks overlap I sewed the units in horizontal rows.

I quilted free-motion feathers and swirls on my longarm, giving the lacy background lots of texture ...

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March 6, 2018
More Finishes for 2018 from Daphne Greig

I'm on a roll!  Another pattern has been completed this year.


Zen Chic is a quilt you can make in a weekend! Two types of log-cabin style blocks are used in the quilt.

I made my sample while working in the Victoria Quilters' Guild tent at our Saanich Agricultural Fair last September. I finally had time to write the pattern for you.

Fabrics are Sophie from Banyan Batiks, a new division of Northcott. I love the florals and textures and the graphic fabric for the border of the small quilt was the perfect 'ending'. These fabrics are delivering to ...

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February 23, 2018
Pattern cover update from Patterns by Jen

I decided to upgrade the back of my covers where I list fabric requirements.

Old pattern back


When I first started, my patterns were simple and small enough that I could use a "pretty" font and make them "artistic."




Unfortunately, not only did that make it harder to read (who needs to read when it can look pretty, ha) it became harder and harder to fit in all of the requirements without causing confusion.


Enter the "easier to read" (hopefully) Fabric Requirements table.

New pattern back


Not only should it be easier to read, I can add backing and binding ...

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February 6, 2018
Shibori = fun with 'stripes' from Daphne Greig

Have you seen the new Banyan Batiks fabrics?

Banyan Batiks challenge all aspects of the batik design process, from innovative tjaps (pronounced "chops"), original artwork and designer selected colours, to the finishing of the goods. Banyan Batiks strive to provide the quilting industry with a higher quality batik and a finish that sews like no other.

My latest pattern uses the new Shibori collection. 

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Banyan Batiks has created this very ancient fabric style using the batik process and it is gorgeous! The background for my quilt is a TRUE WHITE batik with subtle patterning.

Here are ...

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November 29, 2017
Another New Pattern from Daphne Greig



Add an asymmetrical border to this digital panel to make this wall quilt
that celebrates the majestic bald eagle.


You can also use any 24" x 40" panel for this design.


Quilt Size: 40" x 58"

Skill Level: Confident Beginner


Fabrics shown are by Northcott 



REMINDER - Spread the Net Challenge

I will donate $5.00 from the retail sale of every Patchworks Studio pattern
to Spread the Net

One malaria net costs $10.00 so every pattern you buy will pay for 1/2 a net.
Buy 2 patterns and you'll buy ONE NET!




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November 22, 2017
New Pattern from Daphne Greig

Crossroad Squares is my latest pattern. This quilt uses Island Batik fabrics; it would be great in other fabrics too. Choose 1 large scale 'theme' fabric and select 2 coordinates and a background.




Here are some other ideas for this design:







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September 21, 2017
Upcoming Pattern - Banyan Batiks from Daphne Greig

I just finished my latest quilt. This will be a new pattern with an exciting new fabric division from Northcott.  Banyan Batiks will make their debut at International Quilt Market this fall in Houston.

The fabrics I used are from the Sophie collection combined with a great new basic collection called Ketan.



Watch for the release of my Zen Chic pattern early in 2018. Stay tuned for a couple of new patterns using these amazing new batiks!

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September 15, 2017
the essential pouch (new pdf pattern) from Sotak Handmade


Hello everyone!

I'm super excited to share my newest pdf pattern with you today.


This is a beginner friendly pouch pattern and includes instructions and measurements to make four different sizes to fit one's needs.

Finished dimensions of each pouch are: (wide on bottom x tall x deep)
small – 5 ½” x 3 ½” x 1 ½”
medium -  7” x 5” x 2”
large – 8 ½” x 6” x 2 ½”
extra large -  8 ¾” x 7” x 3”



I had so much fun combining fabric, zippers, and leather zipper pulls to make these pouches. 

I love how ...

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