04 January 2021

New Year, New Quilts!

I seem to have signed up for a few BOMs this year (!) They are all pattern only in an effort to use up some of my ever increasing stash, why is it no matter how much I use, my scrap baskets never seem to empty??!?

In recent years I have started to enjoy working with a more modern vibrant palette and have accumulated lots of scraps from various projects, number one on the list starts on 1st March and is by Jodi at Tales of Cloth - Sunshiny Day   Jodi specialises in EPP cut from recycled paper and while I admire her eco credentials I find EPP hard on my hands so instead I have opted to hand piece this one.  I am planning on a totally scrappy version using lots of modern low volumes and bright scraps.

I have also signed up for Sarah Fielke's new BOM Rainy Days and Sun Rays  this is the sketch by Sarah, I did buy a FQ pack to get me started but will pad out with fabrics from my stash. I have really enjoyed stitching with Sarah over the last 5 BOMs I really like her down to earth Aussie attitude :) and her patterns are fun to make!

I discovered a new to me app called Recolor it was fun and easy to use, this is where I am heading with colours ...

My real life quilt group (Queen Bee Quilters)  have decided to stitch a quilt together next year and have chosen Dashing Dutchman by the Crafty Nomad here in the UK. I am not sure about fabrics for this one and will probably stop after the centre section as I am not keen on the final border, but it will be fun to sew along with my fellow Bees, I have pulled all my bright scraps and ordered a Navy Background.

This is Moda Grunge Hits the Spot in Navy 

And finally ! as a member of The Quilt Show I get the BOM pattern for free each year, I think I might have a go at this one again using lots and lots of scraps.

with maybe this antique London map fabric for the backing, London by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics

I think that should be more than enough to get on with!


  1. Wow, you will be busy this year! I’m not an EPP person either! I signed up for Sarah’s 2021 BOM quilt as well. The circles will be huge! I first want to finish my Growing Wild quilt though. I also joined in a club at my LQS, which will only start after the lockdown will become less strict. We all work on one of Kim McLeans’s quilts. I was just asked by a friend about what colours to use for the Wendy Williams quilt! I think the London print will be grat as a background!

  2. sometimes EPP is hard on my hands too and I do not have any project that uses it in my plan this year. I hadn't checked out the Quilt Show in awhile and I have a membership to it! I should at least check and see what is offered this year

  3. You have such great ideas for projects for the new year. Sarah Fielke is a temptation to me again this year. I love the color-way you have chosen - it's so fresh.

  4. Great choices every one! So looking forward to see how things progress. Happy New Year!

  5. I have admired your quilts and colour choices for a while. It’s funny but I also love Sarah Fielkes BOMs (although still haven’t finished the simple folk one...) and have an EPP project for this year. I will be joining in with the quilt show BOM too as I’ve been a fan of that designers style for a while.
    We will be happily busy and I look forward to seeing your progress.
    Thank you for sharing your projects and Happy New year

  6. It's my belief that stash busting projects generate more stash, in some strange and entirely nonsensical fashion. They also never use as much as you think they will!

    I'm looking forward to watching these projects grow, though...

  7. You’re going to be a busy girl!! Looking forward to progress reports. Have fun!