Saturday, May 28, 2016

I will be posting a new tute on my website soon. It is a new tute to the site but not a new idea. I've made Dresden Kaleidoscopes for over 30 years and they are still as exciting as when I first learned to make them.

A Dresden Kaleidoscope is a Dresden pattern but the blades are fussy cut to give the Kaleidoscope look. I love them! They are alot of fun to make.

Here are a few of my favorites I've made


And here you can see some of the fabrics that work the best for making these. You need a design or print that has a lot of interest and doesn't have alot of bare spaces. You also need to have at least 3 repeats in a quarter yard. One yard will give you about 6 Dresden Kaleidoscopes. If you pick a fabric that doesn't have at least 3 repeats per quarter yard then you just need to buy more of your fabric so you have enough repeats.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

April BOM 2016

April BOM  an original by Rhonda Woodsmall

      this month we are using my 4 patch squares and HSTs

And here is the layout picture
You can see each individual block(unit)
and how they are turned. Pay attention also to the
colors in each block and where the colors go.

Here you can see some quilt suggestions
using this quilt block. the only thing
I've done is change colors to get other looks

Quilt 1

Quilt 2

Quilt 3

Friday, March 25, 2016

    Happy Easter everyone!!!
       Not quilt related but hope you enjoy!

  Rules of Chocolate Easter Eggs

  • If you get melted chocolate all over your hands, you're eating it too slowly.
  • Chocolate covered raisins, cherries, orange slices and strawberries all count as fruit, so eat as many as you want.
  • Diet tip: Eat an Easter egg before each meal. 
    It'll take the edge off your appetite, and that way you'll eat less.
  • If you can't eat all your chocolate, it will keep in the freezer. But if you can't eat all your chocolate, what's wrong with you?
  • If calories are an issue, store your chocolate on top of the fridge.  Calories are afraid of heights, and they will jump out of the chocolate to protect themselves.
  • Money talks. Chocolate sings.
  • Chocolate has many preservatives.  Preservatives make you look younger.
  • The problem: How to get two pounds of chocolate eggs home from the store in a hot car.
    The solution: Eat the eggs in the car park.
  • Why is there no such organization as Chocoholics Anonymous? 
    Because no one wants to quit.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

My Website

 I have closed my two previous sites
    bitnpiecesworkshop  and patchworkbyrhonda

I opened a new website -

As you may or may not know I started a new website a year ago this april. I hadn't realized it had been that long til I got a notice that my yearly pmt was coming due!! LOL What a shock! I hadn't paid any attention to how time has flown.

So I had this new website and worked on it for several months before taking it live this last November. I just got it where it feels like it is an acceptable amt of stuff on it to be interesting to others and so I proceeded to start doing some marketing work lately. I don't know a lot about this but I do know some having owned and gone through all of this before on my 3 previous sites. Each time I lean more and more. I'd never had an online site before I opened my first one. I didn't even know what a URL or a browser was at that point. LOL

Needless to say I am still learning and struggling through all of the sites intricacies.

  I have now gotten all of my EQ electric quilt lessons on there. I have brought all of my BOMs up to date also. There are some project lessons on there but I have alot more to add.  It takes so much time when you have to add each picture and then put it on the page and make sure the pic is the right size and placed right etc. Now multiply that by about 200 pics and it takes a lot of time. I wish I could just copy and paste each tutorial but it won't copy and paste the pictures. Ah well  it reminds me of the old hunt and peck way of typing. I hunt for each picture add it to the site then click on the add button to add it to the gallery and then click again to add it to my page. Now you know why it takes me so long to get tutorials added!  I am working on getting all of my free tutorials moved to this new website. I want to see all of my stuff in one place.

I'm also working on getting all of my free quilt blocks moved to this site and adding some of the quilts I've designed to show how you can use the BOMs in a quilt.  I love designing! It is my favorite part of quilting tho I love seeing the completed project also.

I hope to figure out the store on my site and get it up and running so I can sell some of what I make. I make small gift items with a mini quilt front on them. Hopefully yet this summer I will have that up and running

You can see my PiecenCut Patchwork site at

I also still use the Patchwork by Rhonda name on the site so you can google that or Piecencutpatchwork

Wishing you Sunshine and Laughter!!! Rhonda