Category Archives: 2016 Block of The Month

Block of The Month 2016 – June

Happy Dancing ….June Borders are on the the quilt  !!! YEAH!.. and the  2016 Craftsy BOM Garden Charm Quilt top is complete I am so happy with how it all turned out. So much colour , it also help me put a big dent into my stash 🙂  I probably won’t get it quilted  until fall..ish 🙂 but that’s ok I have a lot to fill up the summer months . This was a wonderful online class and Lynette Jenson did a great job. The class materials were very clear and her instructions were easy to understand. The beginning was here in January and grew to a huge quilt of 92″ X 83″ (233.68cm X 210.82cm) I hope I got the metric right. I had to make a couple of adjustments with the borders since I was using from my stash and wouldn’t you know it, I didn’t have quite enough black to cut the outside border to match the class materials. Which is really ok because there is plenty of overhang with this quilt.  I have learned a lot from this class about patchwork. patterns that involved triangles and techniques that I may not have tried otherwise or muddled through terribly lol  I’m one of those people that if you tell me I will forget but show me I will remember . I love that old saying and it definitely fits 🙂 I am so happy with this quilt top I really want to make another one…not right away of course lol its just that I enjoyed the learning of it and the great results.




Thank you so much for dropping in. I hope you have  great week crafting at what makes you happy.

Izz 🙂







June 6, 2016 · 11:54 AM

Block of The Month 2016 – May

Beautiful May, and with May is the BOM and on time !! Now isn’t that great lol  I had to burn the mid night oil to get this one done and I’m glad I did. With the long weekend coming up and company coming 🙂 I had to straighten up the sewing room, I think I may have to bunk someone in there lol. I seem to spread out my projects when I’m working and this is a project that needs a lot of room !

I tried to get a good pic of this months work but the wind just won’t stop blowing, well not until today when I don’t have an assistant lol  and when the wind isn’t blowing the black flies are biting 😦 so its not a good idea to complain about the wind too much.

Here is the windy stage of May..The Modified Piano Key border. 112 – 2.5″ X 8.5″(6cm X 22cm) strips and 224 – 2.5″ (6cm) squares, plus the Ohio Star Blocks that were made back in February . Right now the quilt measures 68.5″ X 76.5″ (174cm X 194.3cm)

This project started back in January with the centre of the quilt and Ive been building out each month with the free Craftsy class 2016 Craftsy Block of The Month. I have put quite a dent into my stash but I really think I could get another one of theses out of my stash 😮  lol  There are 2 more borders to go and June will see those finished.




Sew…until then…Thanks so much for dropping by and have a great weekend crafting at what makes you happy.

Izz 🙂


May 20, 2016 · 10:49 AM

Block of The Month 2016 – March

Its been a busy month here and the time has gone by so fast ! Not that I procrastinate at all 😉 but it just might be that I have a few irons in the fire lol  ..Don’t we all?

This is the 3rd stage of the BOM…it started here   in January and stage 2 in Feb.  which also included the Ohio stars for this month.

BOM March 20162

The border for this month is called the Modified Pinwheel Block

A lot of small pieces, something else I don’t usually do. I am really stepping out of my comfort zone of this one 🙂 and it helps

that it’s an online class. Its encouraging that others are stitching this their fabrics at the same time..which reminds me I have to pop over to Craftsy and post there too 🙂

BOM March 20161

and March’s BOM is complete

BOM March 2016

🙂 The sun was coming into the sewing room this morning and making it very bright..a good time for pics, so I hope they look as bright to you as they do to me…my pics aren’t always nice and bright lol

I’m pretty excited about April BOM ..there is going to be appliqué work !!

Thank so much for dropping by and taking a look see 🙂   I hope you have a great week crafting at what makes you happy….



March 30, 2016 · 10:30 AM

Block of the Month Quilt for 2016

Wow , its February already! Time is flying by, and I have so many things on my to do list this year. Working from my stash is one big thing I want to stick to. I’m one for buying fabric because it catches my eye and I don’t know what I am going to do with it but I just know some fabulous project will come up… yea right… well its time to make a fabulous project happen and its going to happen with the help of Craftsy and the 2016 Block of the Month from Lynette Jensen  

The first section is a set of hourglass blocks and a border. I love paisley prints and small prints.





January’s block is complete :)….now its time to watch the next class material and work on February’s block…

Thanks for dropping by and have a great weekend crafting at what makes you happy.



February 4, 2016 · 8:58 PM