Free Pattern - Gifts of Grace Block 4

It's time to give you the next block in the Gifts of Grace free Block of the Month pattern.  This month we are focussing on patience - a willingness to stick with things ... and people!  I hope you enjoy stitching this block.  You can download it from my website here.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the "Download Block 4" line.

Don't you think this little bird is waiting patiently on her nest?

I've been revisiting one of my older patterns with new fabric and I am really pleased with how it has turned out.  Here are some sneak peaks:

Some Suffolk puffs and Prairie Points:

Plenty of embroidery (even if you can't see much of it!)

And of course, lots of applique:

Now, there's just the label and samples to do, and lots of reworking of the instructions and templates.  I already have my next design scribbled out on paper, so I'm itching to start.  BUT I need to have some patience, and be disciplined enough to finish this project COMPLETELY before I start something new!  It's so easy to be a starter and not a finisher, isn't it!

Happy stitching!



  1. thanks Val, the little birdie 'patience' is so lovely... I need more of it....he he... and I love your sneak peeks... so pretty... is that garden party fabric I see.
    Hugs Dawn x x x

  2. I'm loving your revamped project in the new colours... especially because I know what it is! Your patient little bird is cute!

  3. Love Patience :) So sweet and I also love your project in the new colours. Very pretty and am looking forward to seeing it all done.

  4. Thanks so Much Val, Patience is lovely as are all the wonderful things that you post . I love your blog!!!

  5. How I love this one, Val - that's the sweetest little birdie ever! Thank you dear one! Your re-vamped project looks so lovely, can't wait to see - guess I need some patience too!

  6. Hi Val,
    Thank you for "Patience" block of the month.
    Soo very generous and gorgeous too!
    Oh, what a good idea, visiting old patterns with new fabrics.
    Happy Creating,

  7. Thanks for the next block - certainly a fruit of the Spirit that I need to work on! I just love your "old" patterns with the new fabrics and embroidery - it spurs me on to finish what I've started so I can get to your patterns! Thanks for sharing!

  8. P.S. Could you tell me what the pattern is that you featured above? I'm still relatively new to your work and REALLY like it! Thanks

  9. Thanks Val ... this new block is gawjus too, I certainly need some more "patience" lol.
    Love your sneaky peeks!!!
    Joy :o)

  10. Thank you for the patience block and all your other BOMs The little bird is so sweet. I'm curious like kelly, what is the pretty pattern you are revisiting/ I've only been following your blog since Feb. I really enjoy it.


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