Quilting month by month

Pat Sloan's BOMIt’s only one week into March and I’ve already completed Pat Sloan’s Block of the Month, this is a record for me! At the beginning of each month Pat is publishing a pattern for a mystery quilt block, by the end of the year I should have a new quilt top and hopefully will have learned lots of new techniques along the way!  Everyone taking part puts photos of their blocks on the facebook page, it’s great seeing all the different colour schemes and the difference colours make.

Flying GeeseThis month’s block used flying geese technique again, so I’m getting much better at making neat points, practise makes perfect as they say. I’m using fabric from my stash, I’ve put together a collection of about 8 fabrics, using the autumn leave pattern as a starting point, the only one I’m not sure about is the pale blue with ditsy flowers which I used in the second, heart shaped block. It’s the right shade of light and dark blue but it’s just a bit busy! I’m still debating whether to remake block two without the pale blue, or whether to have faith in it and use it in another block, maybe a smaller piece. It’s got to be one or the other, what do you think?

Three BOM's



About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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5 Responses to Quilting month by month

  1. Stephie says:

    I’d leave it until you’ve got a few more blocks made – I think it will be great next to some blocks with the light toffee coloured backgrounds and that that will ‘calm’ the busy-ness of the print 🙂 Looks great though. I think you’re brave doing a mystery quilt, I’m just too much of a control freak to not know what’s coming, haha!!


    • craftycreeky says:

      Thanks Stephie, I think you’re probably right, I’ll hang fire for a few months! It’s the first time I’ve done a mystery quilt, I’m using it as a learning experience 🙂


  2. Beautiful points. Inspirational 🙂


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