Welcome to 2023. This page is going to be dedicated to the projects that I will be taking on for 2023! I will be updating this space as I add to what we hope to accomplish this year.
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Birds of a Feather Mystery Quilt Along
I am creating this Mystery Quilt along because I am part of the Fat Quarter Shop Solids of the Month Club. FQS has made a change to the Solid of the Month club for 2023 and that is that the curation of the FQ’s for each month are exclusive only to the members of the club! This means that when I open my mail and show you what I got for the club I can’t provide a link to that particular bundle.
The FQS Solid of the Month theme for 2023 is Birds of North America, so each month will have a bird representing the colors that they will send to us. I would love to have you join me in making this sampler quilt utilizing the Solids of the Month. I am going to be releasing a bird named or themed block each month during 2023 to use with the fabrics that I receive.
The quilt we are going to build will have 12 – 12″ finished blocks with 2″ sashing in between each block. The finished quilt will be 44″ x 58″. The background fabric I will be using in my quilt is and Essex Linen in Chantilly Off White.
My plan is to release the block on the 4th Thursday of each month because this should give Fat Quarter Shop plenty of time to get the fabrics to us.
Sign up for the FQS Solid of the Month Club here and join me in making this beautifully bird themed quilt, or just use your own scraps and meet me every 4th Thursday and get a bird themed block!
Below is the order of the bird colors that will be released each month for the fat quarters.
- January – Blue Jay
- February – Hummingbird
- March – Goldfinch
- April – Green Parakeet
- May – Chickadee
- June – Flamingo
- July – Oriole
- August – Grackle
- September – Indigo Bunting
- October – Purple Martin
- November – Barn Owl
- December – Cardinal
Below is a layout of the quilt with the Mystery Blocks labeled. Click the picture for a larger .pdf version.
You can follow all the posts for this QAL here – Birds of Feather Monthly Posts
This is going to be 12 months of Fun and Fusible projects! My Mom brought me this pattern and I thought it would be fun to put together with you throughout the year. There are 12 monthly themed applique quilts to do and have to hang on your wall and change out each month.
My plan is to use my own fabrics to make each of these, so grab your fabrics and scraps and join me!
Supplies for this quilt:
- Pattern – Kim Schaefer’s Calendar Quilts – https://amzn.to/3ER5irb
- Fusible webbing – approx. 1.5 yards each month – my favorite is Warm Company Steam A Seam 2 Lite Fusible Web – https://amzn.to/3VLT21J
- Batting – approx. 24 x 32″ each month – my favorite is Warm Company Warm Company Warm & Natural Cotton Batting https://amzn.to/3H4EgiQ
- Assorted fabrics for each month
STATE Quilt Blocks
I am going to continue my State Block Quilt journey where I recreate the State Block submissions from the early 1900’s to Hearth and Home Magazine. I found that in 2023, each State has their how National Day! For the first half of the year it is on every Wednesday, and in the second half of the year it is on every Thursday.
I will be recreating each state of their National Day and if I have already done the State block, I will either reminisce about making it or maybe even make it again!
Make sure you check my calendar for each month to see which State Blocks will be coming up!
To view all my previous State blocks click here – 50 State Quilt Block Journey
Atomic Starburst Quilt – I am going to be doing the Atomic Starburst Quilt from Annie’s Craft Store. We won’t be starting this until April and I will be doing a tutorial about this quilt pattern and if you want to join me, you can find the pattern here – Atomic Starburst Quilt. I am going to be doing my quilt in Christmas Fabrics with a white background and Cori in California is going to be doing hers in Tula Pink with a black background. So you will get to see two very different colorways of this quilt.
2023 Designer Mystery Block of the Month
I am currently in the middle of the 2022 Designer Mystery Block of the Month and I am looking forward to next years quilt! If you would like to join me, check the links down below. This will run from June 2023 to May 2024.
Sign up for the Block of the Month below.
Get the Finishing Kit below – this comes in a beautifully decorated quilt block for storage.
And grab the backing too!
Tula Pink Queen of Diamonds EPP
This one will be really challenging for me because I have never done and EPP and I don’t like hand work, but.. I want to expand my quilting knowledge and skills. From May 2023 to January 2024, hand stitch these dazzling blocks designed by Pink Door Fabrics filled with fabric from Tula’s greatest hits. The Queen of Diamonds Block of the Month program includes block patterns and 31 yards total of 91 different fabrics from Everglow, Moon Garden, Daydreamer, Tiny Beasts, Curiouser & Curiouser, True Colors and Designer Essentials Solids to complete the 60″ x 73.5″ quilt top and binding.
If you want to follow along with me and we can learn together, check out the kit below.
We are going to be doing an Autumn quilt called Roadside Harvest by Corey Yoder at Coriander Quilts. I have the pattern and not the kit, but many of you may have the kit and just need some motivation or inspiration to do this with us. If you would like to join you can grab the pattern below! Join our newsletter and follow us on social media to stay up to date with our QAL. I am going to be using my own fabrics for this and as soon as I have those around, I will put them up here.
- June 16, 2023 – Leaves, we will start with the leaves first since there are so many of them and we can get started on them and work on them as we go!
- June 30, 2023 – Pumpkins, for the next two weeks we can work on the pumpkins and any leftover leaves from two weeks ago.
- July 14, 2023 – Trucks, since we will be truck’in along at this time, we will get our trucks done.
- July 28, 2023 – Finishing up, put the rows together and borders.
Witches Night Out!
Let’s do our next Halloween QAL! I am going to be doing Witch’s Nigh Out by It’s Sew Emma Patterns. Again, I will be using my own fabrics because I have SOOO many halloween fabrics to choose from. The fabrics in this quilt feature All Hallow’s Eve collection by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics if you are interested in using the same fabrics as in the pattern. The pattern is put together with a spiral binding and is beautiful, grab the pattern down below and QAL with us! Join our newsletter and follow us on social media to stay up to date with our QAL. I am going to be using my own fabrics for this and as soon as I have those around, I will put them up here.
- July 10, 2023 – Chevron Pumpkins, Flying Geese Pumpkins and Black Cat Blocks
- July 17, 2023 – Striped Pumpkins, Starlight Pumpkins and Bubbling Cauldron Blocks
- July 24, 2023 – Triangular Pumpkins, Chained Pumpkins, and Bat Blocks
- July 31, 2023 – Mosaic Pumpkins, Witches Hat Blocks
- August 7, 2023 – Chain Block Pumpkins, Mosaic Pumpkin Blocks
- August 14, 2023 – Quilt Finishing