Out from Behind the Scenes

3 Mar

Fellow Quilters,

Happy March!  Typically, my first-of-the-month blog post is for my participation in the fun Quilt Block Mania event, however it has been postponed for a week due to scheduling issues.  So instead, I’ll chat about some other stuff going on at Patti’s Patchwork that has been tucked behind the scenes for a while.

Back in July 2021 I answered the call for submissions for Quiltmakers magazine and my design was accepted for the March/April issue, on newsstands now or available online here.

I'm featured in Quiltmaker March/April '22

I’m featured in Quiltmaker March/April ’22

My unique design features hexagonal log cabin blocks in a lap quilt made with FIGO’s stunning Honey Blooms collection.  I used my Electric Quilt program to design the quilt and create the diagrams.  I had to delve into EQ a little deeper than usual to figure out how to draw this block as I envisioned piecing it.  What a sense of accomplishment when I succeeded!  I am always learning something new with this quilt design software program and also always impressed that it has the capability to make my visions a reality.

Honey I'm Home

Honey I’m Home made with FIGO’s Honey Bloom collection

I just love how this quilt turned out!  Because it features log cabins that look like honeycomb, made with Honey Blooms fabrics, I called it Honey I’m Home – haha.

Last Fall I mentioned my upcoming Color Play fabric collection for Northcott and showed a couple of sneak peek images.  The collection (which I designed with the help of EQ) is a learn-to-free-motion-machine-quilt tool that also doubles as a fabulous colorful collection for easier-than-it-looks dynamic quilts.  Here’s the collection.

Color Play is a learn-to-machine-quilt fabric collection available in August

Color Play is a learn-to-machine-quilt fabric collection available in August

Quilt shops can purchase it now for August shipping, so please head into your local shop and ask them to order it.  I designed 3 patterns for it, including a learn-to-quilt sampler that has 3 design options using the pre-printed blocks – no block piecing required!  Simply cut squares of the block fabric and quilt ‘til you wilt 😊.

Color Play patterns available late Summer

Color Play patterns available late Summer

The patterns will be available late Summer.  I’ll be doing a series of how-to tutorials on YouTube using these blocks (did you know that I have a YouTube channel?), and probably be doing a quilt-along with them later in the Fall.  Stay tuned for further details.

Speaking of quilt-alongs, the For the Brave QAL and With Glowing Hearts QAL launched yesterday – woop, woop!  I’ve partnered with Northcott for this monthly event that runs until December.

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Two special Quilt-alongs supporting Quilts of Valor

The how-to videos will be on my YouTube channel and the special QAL monthly newsletter contains extra tips and details for better piecing (sign up for the newsletter here). Northcott has rounded up some really terrific monthly prizes for those participants who post pics of their blocks on Instagram with #ForTheBrave2022 or #WithGlowingHearts2022.  You can find the detail on Northcott’s website on the Resources tab.

And if that’s not enough, I have 3 new patterns!

PC282 Woodlot pattern includes king-size

PC282 Woodlot pattern includes king-size

PC282 Woodlot is the updated version of Woodland/Oh Christmas Tree and now includes 4 sizes from wall to king.  It uses packs of 2½” strips.  You can find it here.

PC283 Stone Strip Sampler also uses a strip pack and is a great pattern for a block-of-the-month or quilt-along program.

PC283 Stone Strip Sampler front cover

PC283 Stone Strip Sampler also uses a strip pack

There are 10 months of blocks, and the pattern includes 3 quilt size options to make with your finished blocks.  You can find it here.

PC281 Misted Pines is an updated version of my iconic Winter Solstice, this time featuring the Stonehenge Gradations textures in 3 quilt size options including king-size.

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PC281 Misted Pines in taupe, Robins egg/Blue planet and Mystic colorways

I am in love with the Mystic colorway!  And I am thrilled with the Robins egg/Blue planet colorway too – it reminds me of the Great Smoky Mountains and Mountain Quiltfest in Pigeon Forge TN where I’ll be teaching in June.  You can find the pattern here.

So, I have an extra copy of the magazine containing Honey I’m Home to give away, courtesy of Quiltmaker.  For a chance to win it, please leave a comment below by midnight March 10 telling me which of the 3 Misty Pines colorways is your favorite.

Chat soon,


16 Responses to “Out from Behind the Scenes”

  1. Trudy March 3, 2022 at 5:23 am #

    Love the mystic colorways, the color just pops in the pattern. Honey im home looks amazing. Always love learning new blocks.

  2. Shirley AKA Petunia Pinner March 3, 2022 at 7:22 am #

    Favourite Misty Pine colorway would be the Robin’s egg/Blue – Gorgeous!!

    Love all the Color Play patterns! Wonderful use of your fabric collection!!

  3. Petunia Pinner March 3, 2022 at 7:45 am #

    PS…. Ordered digital copy so I can get Honey I’m Home! Wheels are now turning 🙂

  4. Anne Mason March 3, 2022 at 10:22 am #

    I love the greens in the Mystic colourway. This would be my favourite. Congratulations on all the new patterns!

  5. Pam March 3, 2022 at 11:10 am #

    Hi Patti, Wow!
    I love the texture created in the Stonehenge Gradations collection. All three bring back memories of travels across North America through the Smokey Mountains, the Rockies, Algonquin Park, Yosemiti National Park. Conifers are absolutely my favourite trees. Each of the colours brings forward a specific memory, but over all I like the Robins Egg/Blue best..
    Honey I’m Home is stunning! I’m trying to wrap my head around how you join each round of the block.

  6. Helene Kerr March 3, 2022 at 11:28 am #

    Sure love the blue version of Misty Pines!

  7. Eva. Holen March 3, 2022 at 11:31 am #

    Patti you’ve done it again!! Super impressed with your creativity and it’s all sew exciting!! I love the green Misty trees as it reminds me of spring with new growth and change!!
    I’m excited about the quilt along with your Colorway fabric line!! Super idea and the blocks are done and ready for free motion quilting!!
    Congratulations on having Honey I’m Home published!!
    Great way to wake up to your exciting news!!

  8. Betsey Ryan March 3, 2022 at 3:37 pm #

    I can hardly wait for “Colour Play” to come out. I love the ‘Smarties” and the black with coloured pin dots. A “bolt Please”….. I like the various shades of green “Misted Pines” the best. I guess I’m a realist !!!…..
    Betsey Ryan

  9. Veronica E Potter March 5, 2022 at 8:32 pm #

    I love the Mystic colorway. That also reminds me of the Great Smoky Mountains. Loved the Honey I’m home pattern in Quiltmaker. Can’t wait for June.

  10. Lynne Rowlandson March 6, 2022 at 10:41 am #

    Ì love the blue!

  11. Gill Wright March 7, 2022 at 4:50 pm #

    My favourite is the green misty pine. Reminds me of our home on Three Mile Lake, Katrine, Ontario. Just love it
    Is there somewhere I can get the throw quilt in the green as a kit ?
    Would love to make it and hang it here in our home.
    Thank you

    • Gill Wright May 23, 2022 at 7:40 am #

      Hi Patti
      I am making the Misty Pine quilt in green, love the way it is coming together

  12. Carol Andrews March 9, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

    Hi Patti. Such a great post filled with so much eye candy. 💕. I love the green colorway of Misted Pines. I see the beautiful pines outside my windows and on the mountainsides every day. The collection reminds me that spring is coming.

    • Patti March 29, 2022 at 12:46 am #

      Thanks Carol! I thought Spring was here, then we had 15″ of snow yesterday. Great for snowboarding, not so good for the tulips

  13. Carol Andrews March 29, 2022 at 1:18 am #

    15”? That’s crazy!


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