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thumbling blocks baby quilt

By Hatun Comak → Monday, January 25, 2021


It has been a long time since I started making thumbling blocks and put them aside. I had started making them without any plan in mind. Lately I need to make a baby quilt to be gifted and has been thinking of what to make. Then I remembered about these thumbling blocks and took them at hand again. I decided to make a colorful bunch of thumbling blocks for the baby quilt. Thumbling blocks is an appropriate pattern for a baby quilt. Especially the baby quilt with bright colors are perfect.

There are various methods of making thumbling blocks. I made them by english paper piecing. Using dark fabric on one side, medium on the other and and a light fabric on top enhances the  3D effect. Here you can have a look at my THUMBLING BLOCKS TUTORIAL and get the free paper piecing patterns.

Making these thumbling  blocks take some time, and after completing thumbling blocks, the rest comes fast. I made 25 thumbling blocks in different colors. I planned to make it as lively as possible.

The next step is to sew the thumbling blocks together. After sewing  them together, I pressed with iron and pulled out the basting thread and removed the papers. If you are new to english paper piecing this ENGLISH PAPER PIECING TUTORIAL might help you.

I chose a plain gray fabric for the background and I placed the blocks on the fabric, pinned them, did the basting and appliqued it to the background fabric.

The last step is making the quilt sandwich and quilting it. For background fabric I used pink flannel. I quilted it by stitching in the ditch around each block. Below you can see the back side of the baby quilt.

 The baby quilt is for a baby girl so I used pink for the background and purple for binding. The finished size of the baby quilt measures 35"×50"

It is ironed lastly and got ready to be gifted. The bright colors will take the attention of the baby. Hope it will be loved.

If you like this baby quilt, you can give it a try. Playing with colors, arranging the blocks is the fun part. I like gifting my quilts since each is unique.

hexagon snowflake quilt

By Hatun Comak → Sunday, January 17, 2021

 Well, it is winter time; perfect timing to make hexagon snowflake quilt. Actually, there is no snow around and it rarely snows where I live. So it will be nice having some snowflakes around. That is where I started my new project.

I not  only made this lovely cushion but also prepared a tutorial in case you would like to give it a try.

Here we go!


  • You will need HEXAGON TEMPLATES. You can choose and pick up the sizes you want. There is from 1" to 5" hexagons in the link above. Here I made hexagon snowflakes with 1/2" and 1/4" hexagon templates. You can download 1/4" hexagon templates HERE.

  • Print your templates and start stitching your hexagons. Do you need help with stitching hexagons? Here is a tutorial to learn HOW TO SEW THE HEXAGONS. English paper piecing method is used for making the hexagon snowflakes. EPP is good for long winter nights. You can make your hexagons while sitting on your cosy couch and watching  your favourite TV program or series. It is a good way of relaxing also.

  • Once I prepared my hexagon snowflakes, I pressed them with iron and removed the paper templates. For background fabric I used light blue fabric so that it could remind of the sky. You can play around the placement of the hexagon snowflakes. I made two 1/2" hexagon snowflakes and one 1/4" hexagon snowflake. When you are pleased with the appearance, pin down them to the fabric.
  • The next step is appliquing them.  I hand appliqued the hexagon snowflakes down to the background fabric.
  • The next step is quilting. I did a little bit quilting around the shapes.

  •  Then I did some embroidery work to give it the ambiance of snowy weather. I also like these little snowflakes.

  • Finally I sewed the back of cushion and it is ready. What do you think?
It is good for winter. If you are a hexagon lover, like me. You can make different shapes with hexagons. I like these hexagin snowflakes pretty much.

dancing ribbon quilt

By Hatun Comak → Sunday, January 3, 2021

I have seen this beautiful, elegant quilt pattern on the net with its fluffy pattern with circles of colors. It had my attention everytime I saw it on Facebook or Instagram people sharing their own work with different color variations. Finally the time  came that I decided to give it a try.

In my patchworld, everyday I learn new things, new patterns. I like challanging myself by practising and updating my skills and knowledge of quilting and patchwork. 

Dancing ribbons quilt is well known and practised by many quilters. And it is my turn now. My plans for this beautiful dancing ribbon quilt is to turn it a wall hanging and use it in my seven year old son's room who is in love with the colors of rainbow.

I chose to work with many different colors for this dancing ribbon quilt. You can choose colors as you prefer, proper to your house decoration.

Dancing ribbons quilt design belongs to Cindy Round Richards. You can reach the free pattern HERE.

Dancing ribbons quilt is done by foundation paper piecing method. The instructions and patterns are shared in the link. The first thing to do is to print out the pattern and and decide your colors. At first it seemed complicated to me and I started by noting down my color choices that matches with the ones in the pattern. Since it is important to sew the colors according to the instructions. Below you can see my color choices.

Every piece has a different color combination, so you need to pay attention to the order you sew them. For background color I preferred to use only white fabric. Once I figured out how to make it, I started sewing. Below is the first piece of dancing ribbon quilt.

The center is combined of eighteen pieces which are made seperately. It was fun to sew these. It is like solving a puzzle and you wait curiously what kind of thing will come out.

When I finished piecing the eighteen pieces, I sewed them together. 

The next step is to remove the papers behind and then sew the edge pieces, which will turn it to a square. Removing all the  tiny pieces of paper behind is a kind of burden. 

Finally I appliqued the center square by hand and it's finished. It still needs quiltibg, though. I like this dancing ribbon mini quilt so much. You shouls also give it a try.