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4th November 2013

2 beautiful new patterns added to the site today. Firstly a fabulously easy to make quilt-as-you-go lap quilt called "Twisted". I used a Bali Pop for mine, but any selection of 2 1/2" strips will do. This pattern is $13.50AU and you can find the pattern HERE.


The second pattern is a set of very handy zippered pouches, all adorned with pretty needleturn applique. There are four different sized pouches ranging from the large pouch which is about 10" wide, down to the smallest which is about 5" wide. Handy for popping a gift in for a special friend or even as the gift itself. This pattern is $13.00AU and you can find it HERE.


10th October 2012

I've got 3 Fabulous new patterns to show you this month Smile

IN THE BAG - A gawjus block keeper or project carrier. This bag also has a removable needlecase, pockets for your large and small scissors and more pockets for floss, needles etc. Find it HERE

DRESSED UP FOR CHRISTMAS - An easy to make hexagonal Christmas Tree Skirt with 5 pretty snowflake stitcheries. Quilt-as-you-go so the back is almost as pretty as the front!! Find it HERE

COLOUR N CARRY - Little kids just love to carry around their favourite things and this little Colour n Carry is perfect for little hands. It's so easy to make and you can personalise it especially for each of your little ones. It has pockets inside for colouring book/s, colouring pencils and felt pens. Find it HERE


17th January, 2012


Once again I'm having trouble uploading pics to this page, but I've got a gawjus new bag for you, please have a look at it HERE. I'm sure you'll love it as much as I do Smile!!


I've also got a brand new pattern in the Miscellaneous section of my store, it's called DEAR DIARY and I know you're going to love it!!! It's a fabulous folder - perfect to take to meetings, or for school!! It houses your A5 diary, a spiral topped notepad and a pen. If you prefer you could pop in a sketchbook and pencil - in fact any hardback A5 book. This pattern is SO easy to make, what a great gift idea for your friends and family! You can find it HERE Smile.

 26th May, 2011


Three cute fabric buckets that all fit inside each other like a Russian Doll!! The large one is 8" high and 8 1/2" in diameter, the medium one is 6" high and 7" in diameter and the small one is 5" high and 6" in diameter. The pic has come up a little distorted - sorry about that, a better view of it can be found in the JoyPatch Store under "Miscellaneous".

There are thousands of uses for these handy-dandy buckets ....... you could keep them in the sewing room with projects in, or perhaps make some in kid friendly fabrics and store some much loved toys or puzzles - you could even use them to store your little girl's hair ties and ribbons. So many uses you'll have to make more than one set!!!

18th March,2011

Here's 2 new patterns to tempt you!!!

The bag is called "Pack up your Troubles" and is about 18" wide and 12 1/2" high with a 7" gusset. It has a zippered top opening and the handles go all the way around the bottom of the bag so it's even good to take heavier items. There are pockets on the front and back and also zippered pockets on both sides of the bag (all the zips are really easy to do!!). I've also included instructions in this pattern for the small travel wallet, just right for carrying passport and tickets, pen etc..  This pattern is $12.50 and you can find it in the "Bags" section of my store.

And the gawjus table topper is called "Teatime Tabletopper" and you can find it in the "Miscellaneous" section of the online store.  ..."Teatime Table Topper" - it's a good sized topper 42" x 31 1/2". It's a fairly easy pattern to make up with a cute little red 'crumb catcher' border around some of the blocks, and all of the quilting instructions are included in the pattern too!! This pattern is also $12.50 and can be found in the "Miscellaneous" section of my store.

10th Agust, 2010

I have 2 new patterns for you!!! The first one, "Honeybun Fun" is one of my favourites so far!!! I made mine using a Honeybun (Moda precut - forty 1 1/2" x width of fabric strips) but you could easily use scraps from your stash. There's a handy zippered sewing box with lots of pockets inside - and you can fill it with your cute needle wallet, zippy pouch, pin cushion and scissor fob!! They're all a breeze to make and I know you'll want to make another set for a friend ....... I did!!

This pattern is priced at $13.50AU and can be found inthe "Miscellaneous" section of the "Store". 
The other pattern I have for you this month is "SQUARE DANCE" - a lapsize quilt (or single bed topper!!) at 54" x 63". It's quilt-as-you-go so it's super easy to put together, and finished in half the time!!! I made mine using a jelly-roll (Moda pre-cut - forty strips 2 1/2" x width of fabric) but it's also a great pattern for using up scraps from your stash!!  

This pattern is priced at $14.50AU and can be found inthe "Quilts" section of the "Store".

Happy stitching,

Joy Smile

November 2009


I'm so pleased with how this block-keeper turned out ... with it's cute little keys and the ruffle at the top!!! This is the perfect way to keep your blocks safe and sound while you're working on your precious quilt. It's 15 1/2" x 15 1/2" so most of your blocks would fit in. The front is applique'd with a pretty embroidered padlock and the keys are available with the pattern or you can This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to order them separately.

I'm having trouble downloading a piccy to show you so pop on over to the "Store" section to see my new block-keeper Smile - it's available as a printed pattern for $12.50 plus postage, or you can have it emailed to you in PDF format for just $10.50 ... and that way there's no postage!!! The keys are available separately for just $5.50 per set (3 keys on a ring) plus postage.

4th October 2009



 This is a terrific pattern for a very handy sized bag!!! 10 1/2" square - you'll be amazed what you can fit in this!!! Perfect for going to the craft show Smile!!! I've used 'bag weight batting' for this bag and as it's a little thicker than your normal batting this bag will stand alone, which makes it easier to pack with all those goodies that you've bought!!! AND it even folds down flat when you're not using it!! This design is available in the usual paper pattern FOR $12.50 (plus postage) mailed out to you or it's also available in PDF format for $10.50, which means I can email it to you within 24 hours of receiving your payment!!! It's cheaper that way AND you don't pay postage!!!!


"Dragonflight" (Queensize jellyroll friendly quilt as you go)



"Diamonds and Braids" (Jellyroll friendly quilt as you go) patterns are now available in PDF format too for just $10.50 each!!! No postage to pay!!

"Diamonds & Braids"

Happy Stitching,

Joy Smile

13th June 2009


I love this new quilt!! Once again I've been playing with jelly rolls and charm squares and this time I've made a Queen size quilt. This one uses one jelly roll and a pack of charm squares plus extra yardage for the sashings borders and binding. It's quilt-as-you-go so there's no struggling to quilt such a large quilt on your domestic sewing machine. It's great fun to make and I love the dragonflies flitting across the middle of the quilt!!! I'm having trouble downloading the pic to this page but you can see it by clicking HERE.

It's in the 'Quilts' section of my web-store for $14.50 plus postage.

While you're visiting pop and see the new pics on my 'Gallery" page. There are a couple of different versions of my Diamonds and Braids pattern on there now!! Diamonds and Braids is another quilt-as-you-go and is great fun to make Smile.

27th February, 2009

I'm so pleased to let you know that I've finally finished my "Pandamonium" pattern!! This is a gorgeous child's or baby's quilt measuring 42 1/2" x 55" when finished.

This quilt would be lovely on the wall or as a cot quilt  for your favourite little darling. There are 5 adorable pandas to applique - sleepy panda, butterfly panda, bamboo panda, peek-a-boo panda and a sitting panda - also there is bamboo appliqued on the top and bottom borders. All are easy to stitch as they are done as fusible applique and stitched with buttonhole/blanket stitch either by hand or on your sewing machine.

You can find "Pandamonium" listed under the "Quilts" section in the JoyPatch store for $15.50 plus postage.

Diamonds and Braids

I have VERY limited supplies of the Diamonds and Braids kit - they are listed under the "Quilts" section of the JoyPatch store.


14th December, 2008

Well, I couldn't believe Spring had arrived ... and now here we are and it's almost the end of the year!!! Is it just me or has time really flown?? I hope you all got your Christmas presents made ready for the big day!! Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year and I'm really looking forward to spending lots of time with the family - we don't all get together nearly often enough and I so enjoy it when we do Smile.

I finally finished my new pattern ... after tossing a few ideas around I finally came up with the name "Old Fashioned Favourites" as I really think of aprons as something my Mum used to wear when I was little - although she NEVER answered the door wearing one LOL.

I love this set which includes the apron, oven mits, pot holder and cute journal/recipe book cover. All of these pieces are easy to make and would make lovely gifts either altogether as a set or individually. The fabrics I used for my samples was Charm Bracelet by Windham fabrics, don't you think they're so fresh and pretty?

Old Fashioned Favourites

This pattern will be available in the 'miscellaneous' section of the website store very soon for $12.50 but if you would like one you can just email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   with your name and postal address and I will send you an invoice for the pattern plus postage.

I hope you all have a safe and happy Christmas - take care ..... Wink

26th September, 2008

I can't believe it's Spring already!! I must admit it's a huge relief to say goodbye to Winter ... I'm not a fan of the cold!!! I'm so pleased that the warmer weather is well on it's way - time to start stitching your Christmas presents, and here's an idea for one Wink.

 I'm still working on a couple of quilts for you but in the meantime I hope you like this bag I have just finished. Aren't these the sweetest, softest, pinky, rosy fabrics??? I just love them, so pretty - especially with the gorgeous ric rac braid and the cute lace motifs!!

This is my new bag pattern, I call it "Ric Rac and Roses" and I hope you like it. It's got a round base and it stands about 12 1/2" tall (without the handles). I've embellished it with my favourite braids and some hand dyed guipure lace motifs. There are 4 pockets around the outside of the bag each closed with a cute ceramic rose button, and yet another pocket inside for your bits and bobs, your mobile phone. and there's even a spot for your sunnies!!! The bag is finished off with delightful prairie points all the way around the top. You'd be amazed at how much you can fit in this bag ... great for carrying your latest project as you stitch on the run. This pattern will be in my online store shortly for $12.50. If you would like to purchase this pattern before it makes it into the store just email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your name and postal address and I can invoice you for the pattern price plus postage. I'm doing my best to arrange some kits for this bag and will be sure to let you know the details when they become available.

Smile **** Kits are available at Country Quilt Co in Ipswich Qld. You can email Suzanne at (please run your mouse over the next part for the email address ...) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    for more details ***** Smile

15th August, 2008

This month I've been using up some bits and pieces from my scrap stash ... it's amazing what I found in there and I haven't even made a dint!!! But I did come up with two new patterns for you ... cushions this time. One with stitchery and applique and one with candlewick embroidery. I hope you like them!! Smile

Hearts and Flowers is an easy cushion to make - it's a good size cushion - great for on the bed - requiring an 18" insert. The centre of the cushion is candlewick embroidery decorated with tiny seed-beads.

In My Garden is another cushion but this time with a cute stitchery on the front. It's a little smaller than "Hearts and Flowers" as it only takes a 16" insert. This one is fabulous for using up the scraps as the first border is made up of lots of small squares and it has a sunflower appliqued in the corner (which isn't as fiddly as it looks Wink).