Welcome, Peanut Patch!

Now that we’re well into our second year of QM’s Patch Pals, it almost feels like each new design deserves a birth announcement.

Announcing the Arrival


Peanut Patch

Date: July/August ’12

Proud Parents: Denise Starck and the QM Staff


QMMP 120800 ELEPHANT 350 Welcome, Peanut Patch!

Peanut Patch, Quiltmaker July/August '12

As we produce each issue, the whole staff looks forward to what Graphic Designer Denise Starck will come up with next. First we see the design in rough sketch. Over time, Denise fine-tunes it.

Eventually we send the pattern to a home sewer and we’re always delighted when the finished quilt shows up in our office.

Here are a few of my other favorites from the Patch Pals series.

QM110601 Welcome, Peanut Patch!

Ruff Patch, Quiltmaker May/June '11. Kits available.

Kits are available for the Patch Pals and they include the pattern. Or just dig into your scrapbag and go for it!


13771 pattern img Welcome, Peanut Patch!

Polar Patch, Quiltmaker Nov/Dec '11

All of the Patch Pals quilts are the same size (about 40″ x 51″), so the borders and center portions are all interchangeable. You can use any center you like with any border you choose. Isn’t that a cool idea?!

13619 pattern img Welcome, Peanut Patch!

Purr Patch, Quiltmaker July/August '11

You can see all of the Patch Pals on one convenient page. Denise has a few more adorable Pals up her sleeve for the coming months. We think you’ll enjoy them!

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email: editor@quiltmaker.com.
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4 Responses to Welcome, Peanut Patch!

  1. Lovely! These just keep getting cuter and cuter.

  2. Becky Weimer says:

    I just started working at a quilt shop. Earlier this week, a lady brought this pattern in to choose fabrics; but, she’s doing the elephant in purples! :)

  3. Jill In OH says:

    Oh, I think this one is my favorite!!!

  4. Claudia says:

    I just saw “Mr. Peanut” at the grocery store a couple of hours ago. Each one is more fun than the last I think. I think I need to borrow some grandkids.

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