Sea Glass BOM by Fig Tree, Block 4

Hi everyone,

I had a chance in the past few days to catch up on my Sea Glass BOM by Fig Tree & Co. This is a year long block-of-the-month that started in January.

I worked on the flying geese border units that we were supposed to make with the month 3 blocks, but I didn’t have time in March. We made 27 flying geese units, and we could mix and match the colors in whatever order we wanted.

The block for April is called “Ocean Coral,” and I really love the darker blue aqua print! I believe that print is from the Breeze line of fabrics by Zen Chic. I may have to get some more of this fabric for my stash!

Here’s a look at my 2 blocks this month plus the flying geese from last month:

Sea Glass BOM, Block 4 “Ocean Coral” and flying geese

I always like to take pictures of my blocks outside whenever possible because the lighting brings out the richness of the fabrics. I had the opportunity this morning where the weather was calm.

Ocean Coral blocks

The softness of this color palette is really appealing to me right now during our COVID-19 crisis. As I sew together more blocks, I can see the sea glass emerging! I need to find some real pieces of sea glass the next time I can go to the beach.

Sea Glass BOM, blocks 1-4

Stay safe and imagine soft ocean breezes soothing your worries away!

Happy quilting,


Little Protean Mini Quilt Finish

Hi everyone,

Recently, I made a very dynamic and wavy looking mini quilt called Fierce Protean. This mini is approximately 21 x 21 inches finished and is designed by Eye Candy Quilts.

I made this mini as a shop sample for The Confident Stitch in Missoula, Montana. If you’re in that area, you can stop by and see it in person.

The quilt only uses 2 blocks. One is traditionally pieced and one is foundation paper pieced. The triangle shapes come together to form a wavy motion, especially when you limit your color palette. I did add a color pop using yellow. The yellow bits remind me of sun sparkling on the water.

I did circular free-motion quilting, which I think enhances the overall effect of moving water.

Here’s a look at the finished mini:

Fierce Protean Mini Quilt

Cat Inspects Fierce Protean

Happy quilting!


Giveaway Winner and Aurifil January BOM Block

Hi everyone,

I drew a random number from all the comments on my Wake Up to Kona blog post . . . drum roll please . . .

The winner is Diane from my studioQ. Congratulations! I have sent you an email and will be mailing your 4 Kona fat quarters soon.

I hope everyone enjoyed the blog hop and a big thank you to Madame Samm and Carol, our cheerleader!

I’m participating in several BOMs this year, one of which is the Aurifil BOM starting this month! I use Aurifil cotton 50 wt thread exclusively for all of my piecing because of the high quality and consistency of the thread. It sews like a dream in my Bernina!

January’s block is designed by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic.

I had a nice piece of Kona Cotton Shadow in my stash that I originally had planned to use on another project. I’ve moved onto a different background piece (which I’ll post about soon), so decided to use this lovely light gray for this BOM. The red and black fabrics are pulled from my stash and come from different fabric lines. I really love how the black and red pop against the gray background.

Aurifil January BOM

Aurifil January BOM

To get the pattern and to learn more about the Aurifil BOM, please visit their blog here.

Happy quilting and hope you get a chance to sew this weekend!