Skill Builder BOM 2015

I love Alyssa and Pile O Fabric’s Skill Builder BOM – so there was no way I could not do this years. How awesome is the design for Technicolor Galaxy?

So I did my original colour sheet – all rainbow, and was pulling my fabric to audition colours (OK I may have bought some Alison Glass specifically for this project) and then I came across some yardage in my stash from Anna Maria Goodfolks that I was saving for something special. And then I got thinking that fussy cutting it might be perfect for this project. So I took the leap and did the middle circle in the fabric.

(and sorry about the grainy photos)

Oops 2am #latenightsewing #technicolorgalaxy

The back #technicolorgalaxy
and then of course I had to replan the entire quilt colours and of course it had to be all Anna Maria. I actually don’t have much Anna Maria in my stash (now remedied) and I asked the girls of the GWSMQG if they were willing to destash any scraps. I love those girls so much – they totally came through with some awesome scraps for my project – some quite rare as well!

So I have gone with a Blue/Grey, Orange/Red, Pink/Purple Colour Scheme.

My star points





And I could not let my original fabric pull go to waste – so I made another center piece. This time I quilted it with some insulBrite in it so it could be used as a heated table placemat/runner. I gifted it to Hayley, one of the girls in my Aussie Handmade Birthday Club.

My second version of #skillbuilderbom #technicolorgalaxy - a placemat/table runner thing!

Starts, finishes and Bees!

I really need to remember my login more often!

How about we just do a nice picture based recap!

Quilty finish Number #3 for the year – a quilt for Baby Eve
Dodgy night time photo - but done! This one is going to love in Tassie! #arizonafabric #aprilrhodes


I started a most awesome glam clam quilt for my daughters bed. I have finished piecing the top now just need to piece a back together and quilt! I have broken into the precious fabric for this one – I need to start using it rather than collecting it! Little Mister has been “helping” by playing eyespy with it (when he should be sleeping)
Little mister likes the #catandvee panda panel the best on his sisters quilt #useallthegoodstuff #glamclamquilt

Bee Blocks

Stash Bee Hive 4

Jan for Renae

March for Amanda

My month was Feb and these are the fantastic blocks I have received so far.

feb blocks

The Bee Hive

Feb for Dellas
Day 3 of solo parenting, working full time and getting sick. Tv is babysitting while I have some ME time :) #beehiveswarmraylee

Mar for Kay
#tictactoeblock #thebeehivequilts #beehivequilts #beehiveswarmraylee block for @kayprovins - I hope it is Ok Kay!

April for Isabel
Next block for @lambandwolfie #beehiveswarmraylee #tictactoeblock.