Thursday, October 22, 2020


As November approaches, leaves turn pretty colors and then fall to the ground.  Pumpkins pop up everywhere.  Candidate signs litter along the roadways.

It is voting season!

Have you voted yet?    If not, consider this a friendly reminder.

If you have, pat yourself on the back!  Voting is such an important right and you should wear your 'I voted' sticker with pride.

My quilt measures 24'' x 24''.  I wanted a simple sign of encouragement to hang on my porch.  You can find the tutorial here.  The only change I made was to the letter V - I wanted something a bit more 'pointy'.

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Journal Cover

Need a fun and quick gift idea for someone this holiday season or just to say thank you?  How about a journal cover?

I had some fun fabric scraps to use for the cover.  I love the texture from the quilting!

I used these moleskin notebooks - you can get them with lines, blank pages or dots!

I've been busy with big secret projects in my sewing room and it was nice to put those aside and actually make something in about an hour.  More of these in my future for sure!

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

September Temperatures

The days past slowly but the months are going by quickly!  Does that makes sense?  It seems like I just posted my August temperature quilt update and now it is September's turn!

It was an interesting month for temperatures - starting in the 90s (the red) and then about 2 weeks of highs in the 80s but lows down in the 60s before fall weather suddenly rolling in with highs in the 70s (yellow) or some days only the 60s.

So unusual for North Carolina.  (And October spoiler - so far cooler temps remain - in 2019, we had a day hit 100 degrees in October.)

Different quilt design but compare the colors to my 2019 version.

You can read more about the design here.  The net is the 2020 quilt will be functionally sized at 48'' x 48''.   The quilt records both high and low temperatures for each day.   The block is a simple one - the low temperature is the smaller rectangle - vertical for odd numbered days and horizontal for even numbered.  

The fabrics are all Painters Palette solids and I keep the color gradient at the top of my design wall so it is always available to reference.  

I've made temperature quilts for 2018 and 2019.  Want to make your own temperature quilt - check out my tutorial!

Have a wonderful day! Patty