Friday, March 8, 2024

Block of the Month Series and Kona BOM 2024

Since April of 2023, I subscribed to sew sampler box from Fat Quarter Shop and been making the blocks regularly. This got me interested in other BOM series. By the end of 2023, I have joined the Sugaridoo Happy notes quilt along. I also joined 365 days quilt challenge. This post mainly updates the Kona BOM 2024.

January 2024, I discovered the Robert Kaufman BOM and absolutely loved the color choices.  The patterns are available at the Robert Kaufman website for free. I bought the Kona charm packs for these blocks from the Fat Quarter Shop. Also learned that some are making the blocks without using the suggested white background, which was not included in the charm packs. I challenged myself to do the same, but I took fabrics from different months to complete each block. There is one block here that I used kona white fabric from my stash.

Here are the blocks, in the order I made, so far.

February Block

January Block

December Block

March Block

May Block

April Block

August Block

July Block


Thursday, January 18, 2024

Blocks done for Happy Notes quilt along.

I have only completed one block and the second one is in progress. I am using Freezer paper technique as suggested by Irene @ Sugaridoo. Since its my first time using this method, there is a learning curve.

I hope I'll get better as I sew more blocks and avoid mistakes like the one on my yarn block pieces.

Saturday, January 13, 2024

2023 completed quilts and WIPs along with 2024 List

I started making a few quilt tops and they are in various stages to finish. Here is the list of WIPs and the quilts I want to do in 2024 and also a couple of completed quilts from 2023.

1. Spinblooms started in 2023 and completed in 2023.


2. Little Coffee -Legit Kit started in 2023 - Top paper- pieced, sanwiched and quilting started. Need to complete quilting, add binding or facing and label, by June 2024.

3. Bee paper pieced block - started and completed in 2023.
4.Hibiscus quilt - This one I started in 2021 and still not completed.
Appliqued, quilted mostly, need ot thread paint, face and label. Would like to complete this in July, 2024.

5. Log cabin Lone Star - Center star is peiced late 2023. need to piece the outer areas, quilt, bind and label. Planning to get this done by May 2024.

6.  Tula Pink Besties fabric quilt - started in December 2023, pieced and quilting started. Planning to finish by end of February 2024

7. Sew Sampler Block of the month from Fat Quarter Shop- 9 blocks done, 3 more to do.
Hoping to assemble, quilt, and complete in August 2024.

8. The wayward transparency quilt - started in 2017. It's just too large for my sewing machine. Will get this done by the end of 2024.

9. Small quilt with Bestie's leftover fabric - started in December 2023

10. Flowering snowball - started about 4 years ago with fabric from stash. Would like to see some progress as I did not know what other fabrics to combine with the completed blocks.

2024 list of Quilts that I want to do
1. Poppies - Cherrywood fabric Challenge - due May 1st,2024
2. Happy Notes Quiltalong - Sugaridoo blog
3. Large Camera Block quilt  from Happy Notes bonus - Sugaridoo blog
4. Laura Heine Butterfly quilt.
5. Ice Cream quilt - Happy Notes bonus.

Phew, that's a long list. The goal is to complete at least 4 from the WIPs before jumping into new projects.

Saturday, October 7, 2023

Charity quilt 2023

 I have not made a charity quilt for a while due to work and family commitments. I had some leftover fabrics and blocks from previous charity quilts that are sort of boring. I wanted to make it like-able so I added some fuzzy cut flowers to some of the blocks and some leaves to some blocks. The backing also converted it from gloominess to a vibrant vibe. Cat approved quilt!

Dream big in Fuscia

Loved every minute of quilting this dream Big panel. Few more petals need to be quilted. The first dream-big panel I did was tide-pool, blogged here. This one is called Fuscia, I believe. My free motion quilting has improved a lot. It’s much more smooth and I seem to have a steady pace. Let the pictures speak now.

It's all quilted and ready for facing and labeling.

Monday, September 11, 2023

Quilt Retreat 2021

 This is  a project I started in 2021 when I attended SAQA Ohio rereat.

I was inspired by all the show and shares and different techniques. It was wonderful to hear about each one's process and see it closely. Also got to try some gelli printing, which was fun. This could be something I would be interested to incorporate into my quilts.

 I have started quilting it recently. Want to do some painting to add some depth and dimension, but it's intimidating for me. Chembarathi is the tamil name for Hibiscus flower. Hoping to complete this project by December 2023.