Doing the Rounds

A new BOM for 2018
a beautiful quilt by Susan  over at Thimble Stitch, and BOM by Shiralee Stitches.

Month one has arrived


progress as at 30/01/2018
baby hexies made

progress for 1/2/2018. One triangle and one leaf shape sewn down.
All sewn down 15/2/2018

progress 19/2/2018
a new hexie is completed 21/2/2018
centre hexie pinned down ready for sewing

BOM # 2 arrived in the mail today, 23/2/2018.
progress 8/3/2018

progress 14/3/2018
circles ready for round 2, 16.3 2108
progress 18/3/2018
progress as at 21/3/2018

progress as at 23/3/2018

I have made a mistake here and left of one circle...

which I found on the floor of the sewing room today!

Diamonds are ready to go over the seam between the hexies and the circles.
Progress 27/3/2018

Number 3 has arrived.....30/3/2018
diamonds are being added
preparation for the next round
progress 17/4/2018

#4 has arrived

and a start has been made on the half inch hexies.
more hexies
hexies almost completed this morning 9/5/2018
next lot of hexies started 14/5/2018.
next days progress  15/5/2018
First diamond hexie 16/5/2018
and three more

progress with the hexies
#5 was here when I got back from holidays and #6 arrived last week

with beautiful fabric enclosed.
two more nearly finished.
fabric cut for the hexies to be appliqued on to.

progress as at 9/7/2018.

progress as at 12/7/2018
progress as at 14/7/2018.

Month 8 arrived in the post last week (Aug 20th)
beautiful fabric for the final circles and the binding.

Block 5 already included here, but now have #7 as well.
bias tape made for next round 22/8/18.
progress as at 20/9/2018.

progress as at 24/9/2018
the last few circles have their gathering stitch.
progress as at 1/10/2018.
progress 3/10/2018...39 circles stitched down.
circles finished 8/10/2019

tacking nearly done on the bias strip and some applique

bias strip is on and appliqued
corner flowers are in place , applique has begun 20/10/2018.

One flower done, next one started.

Getting one petal help. St Leonards sewing group.
all large flowers appliqued on

they slowly got better as I went along, the centres might still be covered with circles, I am undecided.

Small hexies appliqued in between the petals.

Progress 31/10/2018.

progress as at 9/11/2018
last petal of the last flower 11/11/2018.
Last two hexies appliqued on after Sandy from Shiralee stitches sent me a piece of fabric I had lost.

Finished. 15/11/2018.

Change of plan, I decided to put circles over the centre of the flowers after seeing a finished quilt that had the I really am finished.

The quilt is off in New Zealand waiting to be quilted by Leeanne of Quiltmekiwi. I am very excited to see what she does.
I need to update a photo of the quilted quilt!

Progress 11/6/2019
Finish!!  25/6/2019.
Many thanks to Leeanne Of Quiltmekiwi, this quilt was not an easy to quilt to manage as I had stretched seams. Leeanne did an amazing job, her quilting is sensational.


  1. Thanks for letting me know about this page Sue. How wonderful to see all your progress through the year. I know you blog about it but its easy for us readers to forget all your work as the months go by. Its just stunning & one of my favourite quilts of all the lovely ones you make. Look forward to when you reveal "a finish". Xx

  2. Such beautiful fabrics in this one. Lots of cutwork. Incredible!


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