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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

October - Pumpkins & leaves & Anniversaries

Here's my scarecrow pillow 
from the Moda "I Can Make That"
Blog Hop.
The fabrics are a combination of
my Sweet Violet fabric line


and Betsy Chutchian's "Sarah's Story" line.
I thought they went together in a most
pleasing manner :)

To purchase a kit to make the pillow top
you need to click here.

Our vintage book (or books in this case)
for October is both books of
Pinecones & Hollyberries by
me & Sue Spargo.


Here's a picture of the quilts on
the back cover of book #1.
The Urn Tabletopper is 20" x 43'
 and the House quilt is 54" x 54".

It's never too early to start on Christmas stockings
and presents so next week I'll show you
some of the stockings you can make with
patterns from this book. 


Meanwhile, it's sunny and warm with only a 
slight wind - perfect weather for sitting
on my front porch


or up by the garden
and stitching.
My 50th Anniversary is Friday
and I'm still working on the quilt top.  :)

Have a good week ladies

Monday, October 7, 2019

The winner of the last drawing

Was #5

Julie Rose said
  1. Love that Angel table topper--just perfect for the holiday season....hugs, Julierose



    And since there were 2 quilts I decided to do another drawing.

    I kind of skewed the results by taking out all the entries that said they
    wanted the Tablerunner and the entries by Daniel from
    Microsoft that were really ads for Microsoft and ran the new numbers.

    The winner of the long cabin pattern is Anna who said

    Oh my gosh . . .what a great idea for a log cabin. . .the angel tablerunner is cute too, but the log cabin would be my choice.


    OK ladies, if you will email Tammie at janpatekquiltsinc@gmail
    and tell her which patterns you won, she'll mail you your patterns.

    It's been a really fun Hop and I hope you all got lots of ideas for quilts to make.

    Right now I'm working on my 50th Anniversary quilt and a 
    Purple House Pillow to go with my purple quilts.

    Check back Wednesday for the jpgs of the House pillow and the scarecrow pillow.

    Right now I have to go let the chickens out.  

    Everyone here was up late watching the Chief's game.  
    We lost :(  But I guess even with Mahomes we can't win them all.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Day #10 - Last Day of Hop

And 2 Quilts designed by me :)


Home, Sweet Log Cabin Home
made with Sweet Violet fabrics


and an Angel Tablerunner
made with Sarah's Story fabrics
by Betsy Chutchian.

To win your choice of the patterns, 
make a comment, any old comment,
and I'll have the Random Number Generator 
pick a winner which I'll announce Monday.

The winner of the Over the River BOM
 is Mary Ann who said
"I love this quilt.  It speaks to all aspects
of winter and the holidays, both religious & Whimsical.


Mary Ann, please email Tammy at 
janpatekquiltsinc@gmail.com and tell her you
won the Over the River BOM and she'll 
mail it out to you.

Now lets get hopping over to see what 
Zen Chic has for us by clicking here
and what Deb Strain has for us by clicking here

Have a good weekend and
See you Monday.  :)


Thursday, October 3, 2019

Day #9

Over The River BOM


Quilt designed by me
Fabric - Sarah's Story by Betsy Chutchian.

This is one of my husband' favorite quilts.
I don't think I've ever designed a quilt he
didn't like but every once in awhile there 
is one that he loves.

It has all of our favorite elements
Home, nature, God (besides the obvious 
church & angels, there are lots of stars and moons,
which in my quilts stand for the celestial), 
and of course
kids and grandkids.

Make a comment, any old comment,
and I'll have the Random Number Generator 
pick a winner which I'll announce tomorrow.

The winner to the Beeskep and Violets 
quilt kit is Lantha who said
"we need our bees!.  The jobs they do and 
the products they produce are vital to our lives.
Pollination, honey, beeswax, not to mention VIOLETS!

Lantha, please email Tammy at 
janpatekquiltsinc@gmail.com and tell her you
won the Beeskep & Violets kit and she'll 
mail it out to you.

Now lets get hopping over to see what 
Kathy Schmitz has for us by clicking here.



Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Day 8 - Hump Day this week

We're back to Sweet Violet
and this is

Beeskep and Violets
36" x 36"


And I'm going to do this a little
differently this time.

Usually I stay away from asking for 
anything controversial in my comment
but please make a comment about why we need
to make sure our future
includes bees so that we can also have violets.

And because I think bees are so important
I'll have a drawing for a kit for the
Beeskep & Violets wallhanging.

Of course I'll have the Random Number
Generator pick the winner to announce on
Thursday.

Good luck ladies.

Meantime, lets hop on over to see what
American Jane has for us by clicking here.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Tuesday, Day 7


Sarah's Secret

And our Mini Quilt (25" x 20") for today
(fast and easy stitching


To enter my drawing for a free pattern 
make a comment about why you love 
being a grandma and I'll have the 
random number generator pick a number 
and announce the pattern winner tomorrow.

The winner of the pattern for "Welcome"
is Karen from Breezy Point who said
The free block today looks pretty
challenging, but striking.  Love the little mini-

Karen, if you will send your name and snail mail
address to Tammy along with the name of the pattern
you won, she will send your pattern to you.

Now we've got some hopping to do.
To go see what Betsy is doing click here
and to catch up with Lisa Bongean click here.

See you again tomorrow for Day 8.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Day 6

Back to Sweet Violet

And our Mini Quilt for today
(fast and easy stitching - it's only 26" x 16")


not only welcomes you to Moda's blog hop
but will welcome guests to your home.

To enter my drawing for a free pattern for 
Welcome, make a comment, 
any old comment and I'll have the 
random number generator pick a number 
and announce the pattern winner tomorrow.

The winner of the Winter Wonderland BOM 
is Moosecraft who said
"Winter Wonderland is perfect!  You've got all the 
snow, trees and woodland creatures (and a kitty)
surrounding a cozy home!
Inside that cozy home is where I spend most of
my winter....stitching, of course!  :-)"

Moosecraft, if you will send your name and snail mail
address to Tammy along with the name of the pattern
you won, she will send your pattern to you.

Now we've got some hopping to do.
Let's go see what Rachel Benchley of
Basic Grey has in store for us.  
To get there click here.

And be sure to come back tomorrow for
Day 7 and another quilt.
I was a little late today because that
Kansas City Chiefs game yesterday exhausted
me and I overslept.  - But WE WON!



Friday, September 27, 2019

Day 5

Back to Sarah's Story

Winter Wonderland BOM
Fabric by Betsy Chutchian
Pattern by me


We just did a Halloween pillow so
lets start getting ready for winter.

I do so love this quilt and am almost,
but not quite, looking forward to snow 
and all things Christmacy.

To enter my drawing for a free pattern for 
Winter Wonderland BOM, make a comment, 
any old comment and I'll have the 
random number generator pick a number 
and announce the pattern winner Monday.

The winner of the scarecrow pillow kit 
(she signed her post "unknown") said

"I like that it looks so much like fall without 
just traditional orange fabric.

Unknown, if you will email Tammy at 
janpatekquiltsinc@gmail.com 
she'll snail mail your kit to you.

Now ladies, lets do some hopping.
To see what Robin Pickens has for us

See you Monday ladies for a new quilt on Day 6.







Thursday, September 26, 2019

Moda Blog Hop, Day 4


OK - this is going to be a little different.

The designer for today is ME 
and
to get to the pattern for my block,
click here

But I didn't just make an 18" block,
I turned it into a pillow
and I didn't just use the Sweet Violet fabric
but instead
used a combination of Sweet Violet
and Sarah's Secret.


Here it is sitting in my chair in the living room.


To make the pillow, follow the directions 
for the pillow top given in the link.

But then you need to turn the 18" top into a pillow
for the instructions on how to do that click here.  


To enter my drawing for the pillow kit, make a comment, 
any old comment and I'll have the 
random number generator pick a number 
and announce the pattern winner tomorrow -
(I know this gets repetitive but I can't think of
a different way to say it and I really need to
say it each day).

The winner of the BOM pattern is 
IowaTall Girl who said

                                            iowatallgirlSeptember 26, 2019 at 3:14 AM
                     I really like purple but haven't used the color too much in my quilts.
                                        Maybe winning would inspire me to do so!

I hope you like it :)
Even if I do say so myself, the quilt looks awesome on a bed.
Happy quilting 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Moda Blog Hop - Day #3

OOOOPPPS
I set this to post but I must have
done something wrong.
OK - so you'll get 2 posts in the same day and I'll have to
choose a comment from 2 posts

Back to Sweet Violet

This is Little House in the Big Garden - 
a 12 month BOM
made out of my Sweet Violet fabric line.


I just redid my guest bedroom when
Susanne Steil came to visit from
Germany and this is the quilt I put on the bed.
She seemed to find it cozy.

To enter my drawing for the BOM, make a comment, 
any old comment and I'll have the 
random number generator pick a number 
and announce the pattern winner tomorrow -
(I know this gets repetitive but I can't think of
a different way to say it and I really need to
say it each day).

The winner of the Church Bells pattern is
                                                           
                                                QuilterSeptember 24, 2019 at 8:40 AM
                                                                   who said
                                            Perfect pattern for all the things you think of during
                                               the Holidays - like the smaller size also.. something I
                                                              might actually get done...
Quilter, please send your snail mail address to
Tammie at janpatekquiltsinc@gmail.com
and tell her you've won the Church Bells pattern 
so she can send you your pattern.  
Congratulations. :)

Now that that's taken care of lets hop over to
Barbara & Mary - https://www.meandmysisterdesigns.com/blog/
and see what they've got for us.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Day 2

This is
Church Bells in the Snow
made with Betsy's fabric line Sarah's Story.


And I just love it, even if I do say so myself.

To enter my drawing for a free pattern for Church Bells,
 make a comment, 
any old comment and I'll have the 
random number generator pick a number 
and announce the pattern winner the tomorrow.

The winner of the Tulgey Wood Farms pattern is
                                                               
                                                                               Barb who said
                                      I love the simplicity of your designs. I'm working on a Halloween one now!

Barb if you will email your snail mail address to
Tammy at janpatekquiltsinc@gmail.com and let her
know which pattern you won, she'll mail it out.

Meanwhile lets hop on over to
Lynne - http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/ 
and Corey - https://littlemissshabby.com/ 
and see what they've got for us.

See you tomorrow

Monday, September 23, 2019

Moda Blog Hop - Day #1

At Spring Market in 
Kansas City, I had quilts
and patterns from my Fall line
Sweet Violet and Betsy Chutchian's
Spring Line Sarah's Story.

Tulgey Wood Farms

On the 26th I'll post a picture and 
pattern of a pillow that
I designed using both lines.  
That day I'll have a drawing for a Pillow Kit.

To fill in the other days I'll post a picture
of a quilt and have a drawing to give away a pattern 
of the quilt I designed using either 
Sweet Violet or Sarah's Story
I'll also give you a link to the work of
other Moda designers who might be having
a give away too.

To enter my drawing each day, make a comment, 
any old comment and I'll have the 
random number generator pick a number each day
and announce the pattern winner the next day.
If you already have a pattern for that quilt, just email
Tammy and we'll let you chose any single pattern from the store.
Good luck ladies.

Meantime, we have some hopping to do.

Our designers today are Lella Boutique and Sheri & Chelsi.
To get to Lella Boutique go to  https://lellaboutique.blogspot.com/ ,
To Sherri's blog go to https://www.aquiltinglife.com/ ,
and to Chelsi's blog go to https://chelsistratton.wordpress.com/ 



Wednesday, September 18, 2019

My Oh My -- It's been a Day

I ended up in the hospital 
for a short second
but am home and fine now.
I'll tell you more about it later
but meantime


wanted to show you the quilt Mary and Connie 
were talking about on Chicken Scratch.

This is my 25th Wedding Anniversary Quilt.
They used this pattern to make a quilt for
Connie and Roy Tesene's 30th anniversary.

It's in my book Together Again.
If you want to make one of your very own
(whether it's your anniversary or not)
you can click here to get the pattern.

Have a good day ladies.



Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Quilting friends are the best friends.......

Some come all the way from Germany (Susanna Stein) to see you
and others just come from Lenexa, Ks (Robin Allen).


And while Susanna (on the left) was taking
a selfie of the 3 of us


Pep was taking a "selfie" of us taking a "selfie".

Besides taking pictures, we've laughed and eaten
and stitched and stitched.

Susanna and I have worked on my Anniversary Quilt 
and Robyn is working on this awesome quilt
for her granddaughter - nice bright colors.

Our vintage book this month is The Pokeberry Quilt,
a memory quilt I made for my father.


Each block in the quilt hold a memory
of my father - It's a very special quilt for me.

Our Deal of the week is Millennium Garden, 
a BOM that I designed with Alma Allen.  I have been
blessed to work with so many talented people
over the years and Alma was one of them.


And as well as being an awesome quilter 
she is a very nice lady, a 
real joy to work with.

To get your copy, click here.

See you next week ladies and
keep on quilting.
:)








Thursday, September 5, 2019

A Day Late........

Well, Maybe 5

One of the not so great things about raising chickens is
that everything wants to eat them.
Recently we've been having a lot of trouble
with critters getting into the brooder house 
and dispatching my babies. 
Raccoons are NOT CUTE when they kill
my chickens.
We still had all of our laying hens but I lost my 
"pet" chickens - ones that are around not because they 
produce well but because I like the way thy look - 
kind of like playing with dolls. 

We called in a Conservation Agent who helped us
get the brooder house secure again.
I tried to order new babies from the usual hatchery
but it is past the hatch date.  Our friendly Conservation 
Agent came to the rescue Again with the news that the Amish
were having a small animal auction last Friday so my sister 
Nancy and I got in the car and drove to Jamesport.
We didn't have an address but "just find a place with 
lots of buggys and pickup trucks and you'll be there."

And guess what I found?


Lavender Orpington babies.


Who will grow up to be Lavendar Orpington hens 
& roosters. So now I have purple chickens to 
go with my purple fabric and quilts. 
I am assuming they will lay tan
eggs like my Buff Orpington hens but who knows.
Maybe I'll get lavender eggs - my aracaunas lay blue eggs.


And I also bought these 4.  They have feathers 
on their feet like my Cochins did.
Does anybody have any idea what breed they are?
I haven't had time to research it


mainly because I've been working on this months
Tablestand Quilt - Fall Favorites.

I would have gotten a turkey too (Max and Zoie both had
pet turkeys when they were kids) but they came up last and 
Nancy and I were too tired to wait.

Have a good week ladies - maybe I'll be back on schedule 
by then and post on Wednesday.
Holidays always throw me off.  :)

And I almost forgot
Our
Deal of the Week


2 patterns for the price of 1.


Trick or Treat
and
Wilhamina Witch.

To get your copies click here.





Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Rainy days make me want to nap.......

And it seems I'm not the only one.
Kitty Kate Kat is taking a
deserved rest - she was up all night - 
outside with Muffin Kitty, a big stray
male who has taken up residence in our barn.
He's called Muffin because of his color.  
He's gotten friendly enough that he will
let me pet him.  
When he gets a little tamer, he will go 
have a visit with the vet.


Meanwhile Kitty Kate Kat has been spayed 
and had all of her shots so no little kitties 
will come visiting.

Her real name is Katherine the Great and she lives with
Queen Elizabeth, our English Bulldog.


Deb Strain asked on Instagram if we had 
any furry friends who helped us work.


Indeed we do.  Besides Kitty Kate and Elizabeth, 
there is Jake's Welsh Corgi Dobby.
Dobby got his name because he likes socks.
He's staying with us while Jake is in 
college and now Dental School.


And while the animals are hanging around
keeping us company I have been working on
blocks from our 50th Anniversary Quilt - above - 


and the Clover Meadow Wallhanging.

The quilt we're featuring from our vintage book
Country Paths is November's Song


You can get the book with the pattern for 
this quilt by clicking here.


Meanwhile Fall is just around the corner
and to help us get ready, our Deal of the Week
is 20% off our Pumpkin Man Quilt.  
You can get your kit by clicking here.

I hope you and your dog (or dogs & cats)
had a good National Dog Day.

And I'm sorry, folks but the kit won't be in
the store until the 28th.  
I clicked on "Publish" instead of "Schedule".

Keep on quilting







Meanwhile

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy..........

Lazy, hazy, crazy,
Well...... kind of!


Martingale is getting set for
my Sunny Days to come out.
It will come out in January and
we're taking Preorder this month.
We should have it set up by next week
so be sure to come back then.


Meantime we're still selling our Vintage
book Country Paths (one of my all time 
favorite books) at 1/2 price.
This is one of the quilt patterns in it


by the name of Oak Leaves and Turkey Feathers.
You can see why this is one of my favorite books.
I just love these colors and fabrics.


And speaking of all time favorites and
things that I love, this is our grandson
Jake.  You saw him graduating from UMKC 
last May.  This week he started at UMKCs
School of Dentistry.  All of his hard work
in college paid off.
Congratulations Jake - only 4 more years of
hard work and you'll be a dentist.

Following up on the Watermelon Days 
theme, our Deal of the Week is 
the Prize Watermelon Tablestand Kit for 25% off.  
Gotta love ice cold watermelon on a hot, muggy
summer day.  :)


Well, I'd better get back at it.
Pep and I have been married 50 years on October 18th
and I'm making us an Anniversary BOM.  
Its 93" x 99" - Whew!
Stay tuned for further installments.