Thursday, February 14, 2019

Update on BOM progress + EYE CANDY

OK, I'm really doing this!  I'm taking the plunge and going for it on the Sarah Fielke Block of the Month.  You can see the first post I wrote about this design here along with some fun colorways other quilters have created.  I've colored about a half a dozen different plans before I landed on this one that I'm STILL not even sure if it's exactly what I'll do but at least I have a jump off place.  Here's what I've got so far . . .

The first block we make is only the square that contains the eight little houses.    My plan shows yellow on the houses but they are actually going to be this polka dot fabric with purple roofs, pink doors, and cheddar windows.  See, I'm already off the plan!  But the main goal was to keep it a light color so at least I managed to do that.  

I have so much enjoyed seeing all of the blocks that have already been made.  Everybody who is doing this BOM can sign up for the Facebook group and post pictures of their progress there.  SO MUCH EYE CANDY!!  Oh my goodness.  I got permission to share some of the different versions of this first block of Sarah Fielke's BOM.  So enjoy the view! I'll share my block when it's farther along.

This one is by Suzanne Hampton.  
I love how she used some Mary Engelbrecht scraps for the applique circles.

Here's another example of some fun fussy cutting with raccoons, bears, rabbits, and squirrels!  This block was created by Mari Linfesty.

This one was created by Bernadette Howson. who is going scrappy!  She did have a picture of her completed block but for some reason the fabrics show up better in this one.  Beautiful colors!

Helen Hope is responsible for these fun colors using some Kaffe Fasset fabrics.

This beauty is by Heather Stevens-Lott.  Have you noticed I tend to like the brightly colored ones?

This one was made by Tessa Van Vulpen from Perth Australia.  So crisp and precise looking!  She put house numbers on each house too.  😊

This cutie was made by Colleen Kobata.  Love the gingham and the fussy cut circles!

These beautiful purple and blue shades were put together by Inca Marie Turton
Love those fussy cut owls by Gina Olson-James!

Can you believe this psychadelic block!!   Such a great 60's vibe!   
This was created by Marianne Stewart.

As much as I like bright colors, I absolutely fell in love with this block by Dianna Alger using traditional fabrics.  I think this is my favorite and I'm TRULY tempted to start over using this color way.  It will go better with the colors in my bedroom.  I've never made a quilt for my own bed yet and I think this one might be the one.  Did I tell you my husband is making us a king size bed???  EEEK!!  I can hardly wait!  If the quilt rack he made me is any indication of how it's going to turn out, I'm thinking it's going to look fantastic!

I was told by Dianna that most of these fabrics are from Kim Diehl.   So I'm putting out a call right now!  If anyone wants to sell or destash any Civil War reproduction fabrics or Kim Diehl fabrics, please do let me know.   I am in hunter/collector mode!  I've seen the Wit & Wisdom bundle she has out right now.  YUM!!

Linking to:
Needle & Thread Thursday
Mid Week Makers


  1. Eye candy, indeed! All gorgeous blocks. I still am finishing Grasshopper so couldn't justify starting this one, but seeing your post has me ever so tempted. Happy colouring/stitching!

  2. I am starting to see more of this BOM popping up around the blog world looking forward to seeing what you will do with yours. I was tempted but have too many others I need to get back to as soon as I get Bonnie's mystery quilt finished, I really wanted to get that one done before it got set aside too long but I will be looking forward to getting back to quilts already started.

  3. Love your fabric choices Janice, although I must admit the last block is more you. Just remember to be authentic and follow your heart, no matter what others think it’s your quilt and your choice, be true to yourself and be happy. Happy stitching BOQF!

  4. Hi Janice! Cute, cute, CUTE, c.u.t.e. OMG. I do not need to be tempted into playing along. No. I cannot. But these blocks are SO CUTE. And I love the fabric you selected for your houses. I can't wait to see it all together. Did I mention they are cute?! ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. I’m floored at all this beauty! I especially liked Helen Hope's version. How inspirational.

  6. Good luck Janice and Happy Valentine's! Janice

  7. That looks like it will be lots of fun! I would see all that inspiration and also have a hard time deciding which direction to go. I'll look forward to seeing what you end up doing!

  8. Such great inspiration! All the combinations are lovely. I like the fabrics you have started with!

  9. So much fun placing all those fabrics - they all look great!

  10. I love your fabric choices. Have fun. Can't wait to see your blocks.

  11. This looks like such a fun BOM! Your enthusiasm is a delight to read :)

  12. Wow, these are all just spectacular! I do love the psychedelic one. That last one, with the repro fabrics, looks like she appliqued the windows and doors instead of piecing them like the others. I don't know what size these are but it looks like some tiny work to me. Amazing!

  13. What a big commitment you're making! I saw this BOM, and knew immediately it's not for me. There's no way I could keep up. But I'm happy for YOU to be giving it a try. :-) Hope it's as fun and rewarding as you anticipate.


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