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If you haven't seen much activity here on my Blogspot blog, it is because 

I have a new website

I'd love to have you visit at 


There are new and updated patterns that I post about as I finish them.

There are tips and techniques and much about So Many Things Fabric


Memories Made from T-Shirt Quilts

I have been working on a new website where I have some new posts. I'll be moving the posts from this site over there during next few the months. 

Read my latest post on using t-shirt quilts at the link below: 


You can read the first few posts by clicking the pink BLOG button in the header. 

Thank you for visiting the new Patchwork Breeze website. 


Quilted Garden Party Row Along Show and Tell

From the many patterns designed for the row along "It's a Garden Party" a number of designers combined the patterns and made quilts. Today is the day they show us their creativity. 

Click the links below. I hope you are inspired by the projects posted. 


Placemats for Warm Meals on Cool Days

Fall is making its arrival in Michigan! 

The sun sets earlier each evening.
We've had a few nights of hard freezes this past week. 
Apples of all types can be found at the Farm Market. 
Pumpkins are for sale on roadside tables, priced to match the size.

This week it's time for Carla's Hello Fall Blog Hop. Forty bloggers have joined, posting their sewn projects, made for this season of cooler temperatures and various holidays. And you are invited to see what they have made.

Fall is time for meals of soups for my husband and I. We use the crockpot to cook the soup overnight. It also keeps the soup hot for the following day. We don't mind having the same soup two nights in a row. Cheese sprinkled into our soup the first night and a biscuit the next night adds variety. We follow no recipes for our soups. We add what we have and some spice. Making soup for so many years has led us to what we like and ingredients that go well together.

I made fall-themed placemats to protect the tabletop from the warm bowls.
Here is a photo of the backs of the placemats. I used two different fat quarters of Island Batik fabrics I had in my batik box.  
I had 2 yards of a lighter Island Batik fabric allowing me to use the same fabric for the placemat fronts. I embroidered a fall design in the bottom corner of each piece of fabric. 

The fall designs came from a free embroidery set I downloaded a few years ago from Artistic Threadworks.  (This design set is listed HERE.)
I used the batting as the stabilizer behind the embroidery design on the machine (reducing one step and one item to work with). I layered each designed front with one of the backing fabrics and stitched diagonal lines through all the layers. I marked the lines with a water-erasable fabric marker.
The final step was binding each placemat. I found a half yard of a Island Batik fabric in a lovely golden color with tiny green dots. It was definitely fall-like and matched both front and back of the placemats.

Thank you for stopping by. 
I invite you to comment and tell me if you used placemats during meals; and, if you do, have you made them? 

Here is the list of all the bloggers for this Blog Hop. 

Monday, September 21st

Tuesday, September 22nd
Wednesday, September 23rd
Thursday, September 24th

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2 Days Until Hello Fall Blog Hop Starts

I'm looking forward to seeing what the season of Fall inspires others to sew or make. Carla of Creatin in the Sticks hosts great blog hops. I know the ideas these 40 quilters present this week will be awesome. I wonder how many of them I will decide to put on my "future projects" list.

Oh, Carla says there will be a giveaway or 2!

Below is the list of blogs to visit each day this week. I hope you enjoy them. I look forward to your visit here on September 23!

Monday, September 21st

Tuesday, September 22nd
Wednesday, September 23rd
Thursday, September 24th

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