January 21, 2013

All caught up!

This year has had a rough start with little time and energy for sewing and blogging. Company in my sewing room from December 26th until January 13th followed by a week of sick baby and sick me did not make for an active crafter!

Well, now all is more relaxed here and I am determined to look forward and get back in the sewing/blogging groove.

And what better way to start than to complete one of my January goals - get caught up on my Mystery BOM from Fat Quarter Shop. Mission accomplished! I even got this month's block made up.

Here they are - all finished and nicely pressed!

Block 5 - October 2012 - a very pretty block using quite a few of the colors in the collection

Block 6 - November 2012 - a bit simpler, but still quite nice looking

Block 7 - December 2012 - love the look of this 2-tone block, but wonder how it will fit in with all the more colorful blocks...

Block 8 - January 2013 - simple, but I still managed to make a mistake in the direction of one of the prints... But too excited about being done that I decided to leave it. Who will notice in the midst of a whole quilt?

So - now it's on to my main January goal - finish a quilt for my first nephew - it's a Christmas gift (from 2012) so a bit over due. But in my defence, he wasn't born until December 18th and I didn't know the gender and didn't want to make a gender neutral quilt. It's all basted and ready to be quilted. Hoping to have it done by Friday for the TGIFF linky party hosted by my bloggy friend Nat.


Linking up today with:

The Let's Get Acquainted Monday Link-up, hosted today by Heidi at Fabric Mutt
Plum and June

BOMs Away Mondays at What a Hoot!

If you haven't been there already, hop on over and get inspired by what others are up to!


  1. Love your fabric choices for the blocks!

  2. Sorry you have been ill but glad to see you back in fine sewing form.

  3. Your blocks are lovely, it will be a gorgeous quilt when finished!

  4. Glad you are both better. Your blocks are beautiful!

  5. Beautiful blocks. Marit! I haven't even done one of mine but I'm taking them on a quilt retreat in Feb. I'm happy you are feeling better....nothing like company and illness to zap creative activity.

  6. These are so pretty. I really love the color combo. I didn't even notice the print spin-around until you said something and I went back to look. :)

  7. Had you not mentioned the print direction being off, I would not have noticed.

  8. Your blocks are so pretty! Love the colors

  9. Beautiful blocks and glad you're feeling better. I'm sure your nephew will forgive you if you are a little late ;-)

  10. Gorgeous blocks. Glad to her you are feeling better.

  11. I'm so sorry you've been sick -- I know how awful that can be, especially with kids. It always hits our house like the plague and everyone comes down with it at once, completely knocking us out. Your blocks are just beautiful, and that baby quilt is adorable!

  12. those are some beautiful blocks and such pretty fabrics.

  13. Love the fabrics you are using, Marit! The blocks are so gorgeous, and I like that you left the bits of fabric going the other direction.. gives it character. :) I am leaving one of the diamonds in my current project going the wrong direction, too. ;) We'll see if anyone will notice. Your nephew's quilt is so cute, too! Can't wait to see it quilted. xo


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