Thursday, 11 February 2016

Happy Days BoM - Month 1

And we're off!  The new Sarah Fielke BoM, Happy Days, got off to a start at the very end of January when subscribers like me received our first month's instructions.

I'm not quite finished all that is required this month but I've made good inroads.

I started with LOTS of cutting prep for the many little stars that will be included throughout the quilt.  Sarah hasn't set them all for this month, of course.  Phew!  They can be made as takes our fancy during the first nine months.

After all that cutting I've made three little stars so far.  I am going to work with low volume and palest grey backgrounds in this quilt and want all of these stars to have palest grey settings.  I think they will work quite nicely.

Of course, I was itching to get at the big block set this month.  Known as block 14 it pieced together beautifully and I had lots of fun deciding which of my fabrics to make this first of the big blocks from.

As a little bonus freebie, Sarah sent her BoM subscribers instructions for making a block book.  The idea here is that you have a kind of album in which to hold all the blocks-in-progress.  I wasn't going to make one, but then fancied playing with some blocks and you know how it goes... Next thing there's a block book in progress ;-) I'm adding these blue and orange blocks to some gorgeous orange background, but I'll show you when it's all finished.

With a wee Sunday afternoon sewing before the end of February, perhaps I'll be able to officially be up to date with my BoM for this first month.  That would be good going, wouldn't it?

Are you BoM-ing with Sarah?


  1. Your color choices are really a breath of spring. Fresh, cheerful and with a chance of sunshine. Look forward to seeing your progress.


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