I launched my first free BOM concept in 2014 it has been a very successful annual program that I've enjoyed immensely! However it is a lot of work! 2020 has been a very trying year. I've endured the death of both of my parents, a pandemic and health issues. So I've decided that in future years I will move to a sign up system with a maximum of 100 participants.
More details about how that will work will be released later this year along with the 2021 block of the month design announcement.

Pattern Testing

Today I pattern tested this block for my North African Adventures BOM:
Despite some tiny piecing for those sandals he turned out great.
Blocks for this BOM are released on the 15th of the month, so this block is due for release on June 15th. Ive really enjoyed working with the Paintbrush Studios Painter's Palette solid in Yarrow as the predominant background fabric for this project, it is such a rich, vibrant color.

BOM Re-launch!!!

My two quilt BOMs have been on a hiatus for 6 weeks because I needed to focus on making face masks during the COVID 19 pandemic. But it is time to get back to reality and re-launch the fun!
So if you missed the earlier blocks and are eager to make this fun quilt, you can now buy all the block patterns you have missed in one PDF file and catch up to the current BOM releases!
Blocks included in this file are; nickel, gold, copper, molecule, test tube rack, microscope, lightbulb, striped heart, curved heart. Click here for my Etsy shop:

Catching up!

After two months making face masks, this week is all about catching up on my own sewing tasks!
First I pattern tested this block for my Scientific Adventures BOM June block release:
After finishing piecing my triangle quilt top yesterday it's nice to have my design wall back!!! So I can see my process so far on this BOM and my North African Adventures BOM.
Then I moved on to piecing all these scraps from my priority destash pile of precut 2" squares. I am using them to make quilted covers for dog beds and floor cushions:
212 squares in this one! And I pieced four 36 patch blocks as well for another slightly different one that I'll finish piecing tomorrow hopefully.

Finally a finish!

I designed this quilt top months ago, cut all the pieces and put them up on my design wall, then I spent two months making masks!!!! But today piecing the quilt top finally made it to the top of my to-do list!
 I couldn't be happier, it's just as i had hoped it would be!
I used yardage for the background but all the colorful triangles were cut from solid scraps leftover from other projects!
There is a free printable tutorial on my website:
So if you'd like to see my process for design and construction of triangle quilt designs pop over and download it.