Monday, September 1, 2014

Around the World Blog Hop

   Welcome to my  Quilty Corner of the World!

This block is one I made several years ago when I hosted a 

 where we were to create a block to represent "our quilty corner."  
The idea was that my block would represent 
the four seasons of New England.  
If I were making one today the piecing would be different but the idea would be the same. 
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall ... 
I love the changing seasons <3

When my friend

invited me to participate in this fun Around the World Blog Hop, I said yes right away.  

I love sharing with other bloggers everywhere.  I have learned so much about quilting online. I enjoy all the quilty inspiration and sharing of creativity.  I makes the world a little smaller ... cozier ... friendlier ... quiltier.

I love Marcy's blog.  Marcy is sew talented.  Marcy does beautiful applique work that I so admire but feel all thumbs about attempting myself. Marcy is also sew creative.

Marcy did a tutorial on her Two -Tone Prairie Points 
that I loved and adapted the idea for my

I have learned sew much from other quilt bloggers!
Thanks, all!

1. What am I working on?

My quilty kitties and I are getting ready for our
on September 4th.

Katniss is helping 

Butterfly says, "Remember we cannot show this one yet!
I will keep it 'under-cats" for you."

This is only the back of the quilt.

Please come back to see the front!

:) My quilty kitties and I are really happy about this one :)

I am actually working on ... several projects.  

I always have more than one project going and think about the next as I sew.

Here are a few of last years projects.

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

Here are some of my quilty accomlishments for this year.

I really think there is nothing truly "new" under the quilty sun.  
We are all learning from the past and handing down to the future.  
I like this thought.  

 Most of my creations are my own patterns,  I seldom follow a pattern and when I do I am inclined to put my own twist on it by listening to my own muse.    One example is the idea that 

which I did  here ... 

... to create this Easy Lattice Quilt

I do like to find my own way of doing things and to listen to my own quilty muse, but I know the single thing that makes my quilt unique is the same thing that makes every other quilt unique ... it was handmade with love.

3. Why do I create what I do?

I often say that my quilty efforts are my own small attempts to make the world a warmer and cozier place, one quilt at a time ... like these Big and Baby Sister Quilts

I make quilts to be used and used up and, hopefully, loved.  
I stitch love with needle and thread. 
I think that is the goal of most quilters. 

I also love to share my ideas with other quilters.

I have learned so much about quilting on the internet it is nice to give back a little, too.

made her own version of this easy lattice quilt!

It makes me happy to see Dawn's pretty baby quilt.
It makes me sew happy to share this one.
This is my favorite quilt in this post!
Thanks, Dawn

4. How does my writing/creating process work?

I dream quilts in color.  Sometimes I wake and have to reach for a paper and a pencil and get a sketch down before it fades from memory. The gingham quilt that I have been working on is an example of this. 

It started with an image of a colorful gingham quilt and some beautiful

The design included a block I had sewn before but this quilt required me to figure out how to adapt it for this new quilty idea.

This one worked and I am excited to be showing this new design idea on September 4th for the See You In September Hop!

Please come back then to see my quilt and my other summer creations!

For now please visit some of the other
Around the World Blog Hoppers today.

One of these is 

please stop by and visit her blog, too, today!

I found Jen awhile back through a kind comment she left on my blog and have enjoyed reading her blog and know you will, too.
I asked Jen if I could tag her but she was already tagged to post today.

I have tagged the following quilt bloggers who will be posting next Monday, September 8th ...

I found Lana's lovely blog via a king word she left on my blog and I followed the thread trail back to find her wonderful blog and am a faithful follower.
Lana's post are always filled with great photos and creative ideas and I really enjoy the way she writes. Thanks, Lana.


Dorian is my bestest online quilty friend.
I have learned so much about quilting from Dorian.
Whenever I get one of these "pass it along" type blog chains, 
the first person I know I want to share is Dorian.
Thanks, Dorian.

{{{{{quilty hugs to my blogging friends}}}}}

I always enjoy reading these blogs and know you will, too!

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my little corner in the big beautiful
Around The World Blog Hop!

{{{{{{{{{ quilty hugs to all my readers }}}}}}}}}
and thanks for reading!



  1. What a lovely post and your collages are fantastic - great helpers you have. I think you hit the nail with
    "I really think there is nothing truly "new" under the quilty sun.
    We are all learning from the past and handing down to the future."

  2. You always do such beautiful work Pat. I enjoy your tutorials and loves seeing what your quilty muse comes up with :) Thanks for tagging me, I'll be ready.

  3. Oh I love how your see things! What an incredible lattice quilt!

  4. Your lattice quilt is bright and be beautiful. I love your kitty cat pictures too so cute!

  5. madebymeinredSeptember 1, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    Great recap of your eye candy. Talk about a prolific quilter! Quilting is our paradise and you keep searching for new, better and fun ways to create. What's wonderful about that? You share it so well with others. Thanks. (Oops. I posted in the wrong spot.)

  6. Thank you Pat for the using my Lattice Garden quilt in your post. I really enjoyed making this quilt using your tutorial. What a fun and easy technique. Your work is inspirational! Can't wait to see your gingham quilt!

  7. Oh wow!!! You are so busy...and look at all those past goodies you have created!!!
    I love the lattice technique...I have never thought of that, but man! I bet I try it now! You are right...quilters are some of the most inspirational people ever...and YOU are definitely at the top of MY list!!!!
    Can't wait til next week!

  8. Sew enjoyed your post and learning new things about you. Your work is amazing.

  9. I always love reading your posts, they are so creative and today was no exception. Your baby quilt just reflects so much energy and beautiful shiny colours, the baby/babies crawling on it will just adore it!!!!
    I just love it, wish a was a toddler again with such a beautiful quilt!!!

  10. Loved your post and your lovely colleges of your quilts from passed years. You amaze me with all that you accomplish with your problems with your eyes. Blessings Sandra


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