Monday, January 23, 2017

Good Morning everyone!

It's a beautiful foggy wet somewhat warm day in SE Iowa today!
I'll take that over 6 ft of snow and or ice any day! LOL

Hope you are getting some good quilty time today!

Thought I'd share some things with you today.
I began a new group on FB recently called Rhonda's Shortcuts.
I am offering tips and tricks and free patterns on there. I have
added several tutorials to the files that you are welcome to use
any way you like except selling them.

       Here is the tablerunner I posted on there.
   I'd post the PDF here but I don't see a way to do that.
If you aren't on FB and would like to have the PDF just
email me at patchesbyr@yahoo.com and I'll be happy to
send it to you.






Wishing you Sunshine and Laughter and Warm Weather!!
                                                      Rhonda

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Here we are in the new  year! Hope your quilty journey is going smoothly!

I started a new group on Facebook so I could post my tutorials and get people involved. It is called Rhonda's Shortcuts if you'd like to join us. I am posting projects you can do and sharing lots of tips and ideas I hope will help other quilters.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1834162833463943/

Lots of colds and flu going around in our area. Thankfully we haven't had much snow. so far the ice and snow have been minimal

I have been learning to improve my pattern writing skills and will share those quilt patterns with you soon. I am a member of the Life's a Quilt group on Facebook and I started a BOM last Sept.
I will be making those available here soon also.

So keep warm and keep quilting!! Wishing you Sunshine and Laughter to keep you warm and cozy!!  Rhonda









Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Mouse

Merry Christmas everyone!

  here is a cute little snuggly mouse I found. I thought you might enjoy him in his cozy little bed.

   

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.