Big Bloombas is in the house! FREE PATTERN

For those who are a part of my facebook page, MDQuilts, you know that recently I switched back to my fermenting (projects are never UFOs here…they ferment) 30s Repro hexies & jewels quilt.

BigBloombasPic1This time around I finally sat down and did the math to see how many of the Hexie Blooms, 13 hexagons each,BigBloombasPic2





and what I call Jewel Blooms, 6 jewel shapes, I could achieve out of the stash I had set aside for this project.

I purchased 1.5 yards of the modern black & grey print  along with 1 jelly roll of soft creams, pinks, yellows, taupes, and very soft orange kona solids that I am using in the Jewel Blooms.

The 30s repro hexies are what I did in the 3700 miles of car rides in 3weeks in May 2013 when the kids each graduated collage and moved home for 6 days (Pauli) and 2 weeks (Emily) before we drove their stuff to their new out of state residences….whew.   That was a lot of driving.  And a lot of hexies got done when it wasn’t my turn behind the wheel.



Before I left home, I have been in Arkansas since Tuesday visiting Emily, I took this picture of where I was at in my idea for the layout.



Armed with that info, my fabric count, and some time I figured out I can make a center portion for this quilt of approximately 50 x 58.

Big Bloombas Quilt Layout 6x6

Then I will add borders of at least 8″ that will be pieced or maybe even appliqued.  I will cross that bridge when I get to it.

Several of you have asked for the layout pattern.  You can find it as a free PDF on my PDF page of this website under Quilt Patterns.

And if you haven’t “liked” my facebook page yet,, head over and do so.  There’s a lot going on over there each and every day.

Next week when I am home I plan to work on the borders of the Castle Wall Quilt.  Yes that will be a free pattern on the PDF page to as soon as I am done.











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4 Responses to “Big Bloombas is in the house! FREE PATTERN”

  1. Carole Sullivan says:

    I am looking forward to doing this one as well…I am hoping (asking) that you will be carrying the papers for this as well!?!? I am also waiting till you get back as I need more castle wall papers 🙂 I really was trying to commit myself to finishing one of my hand stitching projects till the castle wall block came out-now this one! I just cant sew fast enough. You are such an inspiration for me!!

  2. That’s a lot of miles! You’re lucky you don’t get motion sick when you try to sew. LOL – I like the idea that UFOs are fermenting instead of languishing – sounds more upbeat. I invite you to link to Hexie Weekend – lots of us would love to get your pattern.
    Thanks for sharing, Mickey.

  3. Maggie Szafranski says:

    Awesome! I won a bunch of 30s repro hexies and was wondering what I could do with them!

  4. Corinne says:

    Love how this looks!

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