Monday, August 31, 2015

September BOM

     My original design--  uses 2 of my shortcut blocks -  my boston blocks and half square triangles.
  You can find the directions for these shortcut blocks here-
  follow the above link and then click on the shortcut blocks tab to find the shortcut block directions

 Once you have learned to make the shortcut blocks then you make as many as you need. Look at the layout picture to see where the colors go and how to lay the blocks so you get this design.  If you need any help just let me know and I"ll be happy to help you.

 You will need a 2 1/2" template to make this into a 12 1/2" quilt block. You can use any size template you like but it will be a diff size depending on the size of template you use.
  If you need a template email me at patchesbyr@yahoo with your postal address and include the 2 1/2" template size in your message.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Piece n Cut Patchwork

Check out my new Website - Piece n Cut Patchwork!

I'm still working on adding more of my tutorials to it. So check back and see what more there is to see!
I can't believe it is the end of August here in Iowa and it is only 72 degrees!! It is usually in the 90s this time of year. We did have some heat a week ago and now it is cooler! So glad for that!

I was trying to resolve an issue with my Skype yesterday and I got an interesting video call. It was through Facebook and was my daughter in law.  I didn't know you could video chat in Facebook! So I missed the call. I called her on the phone and no she hadn't called me and didn't know you could video chat on FB either. So she started checking and my 4 yr old grandson Colton is the culprit who tried to video call me Grandma Rhonda LOL. The child shall lead the way LOL   Now my daughter in law and I both know you can video chat on FB LOL

On to quilting - I am working on some coin purses but this time I am putting little kits together to put in them. I plan to have them ready to sell soon. I  have 2 made so far. one is a sewing kit with 2 bobbins w/ thread / small scissors/2 hand needles and 2 pins/ seam ripper/ and I plan to stick a sucker in there LOL

The other one I am going to put bandaids and other first aid stuff in. so it will be a First Aid kit.

I just thought they'd make cute purse stuffers. something to throw in your purse and take with you.

I have more in mind and need to get busy again. I hope to have something to show you all soon!

Wishing you all Sunshine and laughter!! God Bless Rhonda

Monday, August 17, 2015


Here are a couple of trifold patchwork billfolds I finished recently. 
I make them trifold with a pocket on each end on the inside with 3 credit card pockets in the center of the inside. I use velcro as closures cause I find it easier to do than zippers. Tho I used to use zippers. 
I also add a pocket on the outside of the billfold. 

The sizes depend on the size of the mini quilt I make for the front. I started making these in 1990 and have made quite a few over the years. 

The green one is 6" x 4 3/4"
The red one is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

The red one isn't as crooked as it looks LOL it just wouldn't stay straight for the picture. 

These are for sale. I will have them on my new website soon but if you are interested in them you can email me at   They are each $15 plus shipping.