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Friday, March 23, 2012

Pocket Patchwork & Another Journey 4 Quilt

The sewing machines have been humming, and the keyboard has been getting a good workout as well as we plow through the patterns and quilt projects for spring market.  I'm just beginning to see a dot that is the light at the end of the tunnel!!

This little gem will be in Journey Four.  I don't have a name for it yet because I haven't decided what historical story will go with it.  Knowing the subject matter and writing the story always plays a huge part in naming the quilt.  I have all the subjects chosen and research complete, I just haven't had the time to write them yet.  I love the soft tones of the background fabrics (Mrs. March by Lecien) and paired it with a bunch of dark browns.  My make-do block is in black and I love how it all turned out.  What do you think? 


Pocket Patchwork News

My first Pocket Patchwork project is ready to go and will begin in earnest next week Friday, March 30th.  We will sew-along once a week.  I thought since we're all pretty busy, that would be do-able.  I'm hoping that if I can find a few minutes once a week, that you can, too!

The photo above shows you the fabric selections I made for this little quilt.  This is a sampling of what you'll need.  Choose three colors, a light, medium, and dark.  I choose to work with Little Gatherings by Lisa Bongean for Moda.  I used 3 charm packs and a Fat Quarter of the brown to start with.  I may add one more Fat Quarter, but haven't gotten that far yet. 

If you want to sew-a-long with me, the best way will be to sign up to receive my posts via email.  You can easily do this by entering your email address in the "Follow by Email" icon on the right side bar of my blog.  That way, you can print the email which will have the photos of what you're making, and the cutting instructions.  While you're at it, sign up to be a follower of my blog, too!

Pass the word to your quilting friends, and ask them to follow my blog, and sign up to sew-along with us.  The more the merrier!!

Sunday, I'm expecting an out-of-town guest for a good long visit.  We'll be here at the house sewing away, and then we'll head up to the Mill Creek Settlement Retreat for a long weekend of shopping, antiquing, eating and laughter.  Sounds like just what a stressed out quilter needs!  Stay tuned for lots of news and photos to come.

And, as always, I thank you for taking a few moments to visit with me! 



  1. Love your little gem and ready to start Patchwork Pockets with you! Looking forward to it!

  2. Lovely block. My brain keeps wanting to call it Walnut flowers....grin. I also love Little Gatherings. I just used it on my Moose on the Porch quilt along.

  3. I am getting addicted to sew-alongs! This sounds like fun. Love the fabric choice...

  4. Love the background fabric on this one just the right amount of busyness!

  5. Your new little quilt is adorable and I can't wait to start the Patchwork Pocket project!

  6. I LOVE your little quilt....it's just wonderful! I'm so excited to start the Pocket Patchwork project with you. I already have some "Little Gatherings" fabric & charm squares, and I have been waiting for a project to use it in!! This is it! I'm so excited to get started!! THANKS PAM!

  7. That is such a sweet little quilt. I love the block Pam! Cute, cute cute!

  8. Can't wait to get started. I invited some of my friends, hope they join in, I think some might but I have them pretty busy with making mug rugs for a year, getting ready to start a Civil War Quilt Along, etc.. But we have to stay busy to stay out of trouble, isn't that right? See everyone when we start the Patchwork Pocket project.

  9. What a wonderful idea to enhance the Prairie Women's Sewing Circle Journeys.
    I have traveled with you on the first 3 and look forward to journey 4.
    I can't wait to see our first pocket. Thank you Pam.