Posted by: Marlene Wymenga on Jun.17, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

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Have fun on ” Girl’s Night Out” with a great 16″ beverage tote!  Use your imagination and embellish it buttons, glue-on crystals, ribbons and more.

Patterns and kits available on website.



Posted by: Marlene Wymenga on Jan.29, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

Patchwork Garden samples 1-12 002 I finally finished all the blocks for the “Patchwork Year”  Block of the Month.   I used the “Patchwork Garden “fabric by Moda designed by Kathy Schmitz.  The blocks are also designed by Kathy Schmitz.  I love how it turned out with using a red, cream and tan colourway.  I used DMC 3777 embroidery floss.  I had ordered the Sulky thread that was suggested but it was too red.  It needed to be more maroon so the 3777 blends in really nice.  This is the January block.   If you are interested in signing up you may do so at any time.

Registration fee is $15.00.

Blocks 1-12 are $18.00 a month plus shipping ($3.00)

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Then comes February’s block reminding us of Valentine’s Day!  For those of you who are doing the block of the month, I try to follow the fabrics suggested on the pattern but I didn’t feel it necessary to order a whole bolt when I needed only small piece here and there of some  so I  substituted with another fabric in the Patchwork Garden line in a few of the blocks. That does not explain why mine is different from the pattern cover.   I have no idea why I chose the fabrics I did.  My mind must have been somewhere else.   I was going to redo it but besides confusing you it really won’t make any difference.

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Block for March.

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Block for April

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Block for May.

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Block for June.

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Block for July.

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Block for August.

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Block for September.

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Block for October.

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Block for November.

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Block for December.

I have put all the blocks together in a quilt.  I will take photos soon.  I have to decide how to quilt it first.




Posted by: Marlene Wymenga on Dec.10, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

Canadian quilter magazine

Guess who is featured in the Canadian Quilter’s Magazine for the November issue?  It’s me–Pastime Pieces.  I was asked awhile back if they could write an article about me and if I would submit a pattern.  Of course I agreed and since it was an issue coming out before Christmas I thought why not design something for the magazine, something a little different like wool, fabric and embroidery.  The pillow has done really well and receives lots of compliments.  I hope to do lots more designing this winter!

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Here it is!  The line drawings for the pattern in the magazine are not the right size.   It needs to be expanded by 150%.

If you are interested in ordering the pattern or the kit,  it is available on the website.

Posted by: Marlene Wymenga on Sep.12, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

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Even though I do not have any little grandaughters to sew for right now, I sure loved making these little girl dresses anyways.

Olive Ann patterns come with several sizes included in one pattern.  There is also  a pattern for a little baby doll dress  to match inside.

Check out her other patterns as well.

The  Butterscotch dress is made from the Timeless Treasure fabric called White Frog Prince.

Posted by: Marlene Wymenga on Sep.12, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

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1.  Triangle Frenzy Tablerunner- Just by cutting a bunch of 60 degree triangles out of  1 1/2″  Harvest border print using the 12″ or 8″ 60 degree ruler you come up with a beautiful tablerunner.  I have enough left over to make another one.  It is so much fun to make!  I made this one for my sister for her birthday to put in her new kitchen.

2.  Now I want to try the Triangle Frenzy Hexagon or the Easy Striped Tablerunner.

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Posted by: Marlene Wymenga on Sep.11, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

Blue Sampler quilt


Have you always wanted to quilt but don’t know where to start.  Then this is the class  for you!  Join us for a series of 6 classes and learn 12 different blocks – everything from applique to flying geese.  Check website under “Classes”.



Posted by: Marlene Wymenga on Sep.03, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment


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“Sew Kind of Wonderful”  pattern company has all kinds of unique contemporary quilt designs using their Quick Curve Ruler.    I will teaching a class in the next few weeks on one of their patterns the ” Urban Abacus”.  If you would like to join let me know by email or phone (519-676-5059).

Full day class – $25.00 plus supplies.

Posted by: Marlene Wymenga on Sep.02, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

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I used this “Fireside” pattern to make a flannel quilt using the Maywood Woolies flannel.  Nice, warm and cozy for the winter months.

Size:  52″ x 68″.

Kits available (fabrics as shown)  for $79.00 (includes pattern, does not include binding and backing)

Posted by: Marlene Wymenga on Sep.01, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

 Buckets comes in 4 sizes in the Bucket Brigade pattern by Atkinson Designs.
Cute made up in children’s fabrics for toys, etc.

You need 1 yard for the main fabric, 1 yard for the contrast fabric, 1.5 yds of the Stiff Stuff (available on website)

I used “Sewing Box” by Moda in my sample and made the large one.

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Bucket brigade sample

Posted by: Marlene Wymenga on Sep.01, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

Crazy Stitches


Crazy Stitches by Sew Cherished are water soluble sitch guides.  It makes every stitch even and perfect.  There are 35 preprinted different embroidery stitch guides.

Simply separate paper backing off of selected preprinted stitch guide that you choose.  Stick over area to be stitched.  Adhesive backing sticks to most fabrics.

Stitch over guides following lines.

Soak in room temperature water for one hour and lay flat to dry.   Works great!

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