Saturday, April 25, 2015

Deja Vu?

Have you ever had a quilt stuck in your brain…?  You love it, it has a ‘Deja Vu’ feeling about it, you KNOW that you have seen it in a magazine or a book?  Maybe in real life?  You know that you might already have the pattern…??

I had all those feelings after Claire sent me this picture…one of many that I showed yesterday.


Slowly I whittled away at my brain…and came up with this…


I saw this quilt at Road to California…very similar!  I loved it…It’s called ‘Vintage Spin’ by Kathy Doughty (Material Obsession author).  I think to make this block you start the block off like a Dresden plate and then cut the Dresden circles into squares.  Kind of a waste of fabric…but these blocks are so pretty…and I don’t own Kathy’s newest book..yet!

I kept looking…I found this in my ‘yet to be filed’ pile of pulled out patterns from old magazine patterns…BINGO!!  Come to mama!


This pattern is bang on!


And it’s a paper pieced pattern!  YIPPEEEEEE!!  I’m in LOVE!!


This pattern is called ‘Catena’ and it can be found in Quilters Newsletter Dec/Jan 2013!  Look no further!

Except when it rains out here on the West Coast of Canada it POURS!!  Because LOOK at what I found tidying up my magazines…after some ‘crazy lady’ messed them up!  (Check out the left hand bottom corner…yup…this pattern is turning up EVERYWHERE!!)


This one is made using templates…ugh! 


I rarely have any satisfying results with THESE…(said with disgust!)


It is pretty though….


But what’s THIS?  (Note to self…always read the fine print!!)


It’s a WEB BONUS to Paper Pieced lovers!!  Did you hear THAT music??  So I went on line and found THIS!  Which means YOU can go there too…


…and download your own pattern to make this wonderful quilt!!  Just go HERE!!  And the good news is, the designer of this quilt is Victoria Findlay Wolfe…fellow blogger over at…15 Minutes of Play!  Hey, do you think if we spend 15 Minutes everyday on this quilt it would end up looking like this…??  It’s worth a try!  Go NOW and download your PP templates…grab some fabric and get cracking!  You know you wanna…:o)

Have a Super Saturday and Happy Quilting!~P


  1. I'm glad you found the pattern and the web BONUS! I'll Pass on it. Cheering you on!!! I'd rather use my Marti Michell Templates, OK?

  2. Have fun picking your fabrics, I have one of these I found many years ago. I'll send some pictures for inspiration!

  3. You are not only a wonderful quilter/stitcher, you are a terrific researcher as well. I'll be waiting to see what you do with this pattern!! 😄

  4. Just what I needed - more temptation - lol!

  5. The other pattern is a free download from Craftsy called Kaleidoscope.

  6. You're a super Quilt pattern Sleuth.

  7. This pattern is also in the new American Patchwork and Quilting

  8. this looks an interesting quilt, still have a mental block on paper foundation but have just purchased a DVD by Carol Doak so maybe I will be able to have a go

  9. My brain does not function for paper piecing - honestly!!! I do better with templates, although the pieces never match up. One of these days I'll have to get serious about pp. I really like that quilt - amazing though how over the years, the same quilts show up, just with new fabrics!