…..and that title is said in the best possible tone!!  Here’s wishing Everybody a fabulous quilty 2020, may you all have lots of ‘ CreativeTherapy’……….

This is my latest Mystery BOM offering for you all…….. ‘ Garden Blooms ‘!!  We’ll be starting this one off on or about 20th January.  It’ll run over 6 months, 2 blocks a month (and a most important link & construction month). approx. 54″ x 58″ finished depending on your choice of borders.  You can join in whenever you want along the way…..

I spent many happy hours wandering around our garden and the local garden centre (with their permission I hasten to add) taking photos of colourful flowers.  As you have probably gathered, I love colour, the brighter the better, I see bright colours as happy.  All colours reflect moods in my world, I prefer to be happy and jolly, so I made a conscious decision very many years ago, things about me are colourful…….

anyway, I digress……. Flower Photos, I took hundreds of them!!  I printed out many, I doodled designs from lots and ended up making 10 main fabric blocks with very important added bits!

I’ve used the Makower Spraytime fabric range, this is a range that is readily available, plus one other designed fabric that will be ‘fussy-cut’ and that you must love!   Each block has a pieced background, with Bondaweb Applique on, although you could use another technique for applique.  Gutermann threads have been used throughout, I particularly love the variegated threads, yummy!!!

I’m a bit old fashioned in how I run my Mystery BOM clubs, I like to post out full sized paper patterns each month.  I know if I’m taking on a project design I like to be able to get stuck straight in and not have to go trundling down to town to have things re-sized and printed.

There will be a written ‘how-to’ with accompanying photos where needed.  Each block will have a picture of the original photo used as well, that way you’ll hopefully see how I arrived at the design……..

Each block background has been pieced, the flowers represented with applique circles and stuff…… details have been added throughout with simple hand embroidery, although if you’re not up for embroidery, the detail can be added by quilting in a varied colour.

It’s another of my ‘Scrap n Stash’ quilts, so you could make the whole thing from fabrics you have to hand if you so wanted…….

To sign up all you have to do is go to my shop and purchase the first part of this mystery Garden Blooms  BOM (and 2nd if you want, but that can be done further along the make)  The price of this BOM includes postage within the UK only, anyone wanting to take part further afield will need to contact me for a price.  You will receive a full sized pattern for each block, a written ‘how to’ with colour photos where needed to add clarity for making. Each block is a design in itself, so could be used for panels with bags, cushions, wall-hangings, whatever you fancy!


There is a support group set-up on Facebook for you to share your makes and queries in private, we have to keep the Mystery until its finished, there really is nothing quite so much fun as a quilt unveil!  This one should be just in time to go public at this years Festival of Quilts, you’ll find it hanging on the Kaleidoscope Books stand!   The quilt is away from me at the moment as another UKQU member is busy long-arming it for me, Sarah Wickett of Ambleside Quilting…….

Happy New Quilt Everybody!!

Abbie xxx