Well hello there……it’s been a while!!  Just thought I’d pop in an say “hi”.  In case you don’t know, I have an IG account that I’m pretty active on, so if you’re interested in staying more current on what I’m up to you can head over there.  I mostly share a lot of process shots, some finished quilts, and of course, talk about how much I love quilting and making things!

Bodhi Quilt by @bloomingpoppies

Bodhi Quilt by Karen @bloomingpoppies

Speaking of making things (couldn’t resist that segue),  I recently designed a new quilt!! And it’s great for beginners!!  And quilters with overflowing scrap bins!!  That’s right, my Bodhi Quilt pattern is finished and ready in my shop!

Bodhi Quilt- Pattern Tester Version

photo and quilt by Aelix @littleacreative

This quilt comes together really fast and let’s you use up some of your favorite scraps or that special fat quarter bundle or two that you’ve been holding on to for just the right project.  Well this is it!!

Bodhi Quilt- Bloomingpoppies

Bodhi Quilt by Karen @bloomingpoppies

With this pattern, I give you options for making either a small crib size or a larger throw size.  Can you just imagine how much fun a little one  would have visually exploring all the prints on this one during tummy time?

Bodhi Quilt in Solids by Bloomingpoppies

Bodhi Quilt by Karen @bloomingpoppies

And don’t worry, if you’re a solids lover, this pattern is definitely for you as well.

Bodhi Quilt in Solids by Bloomingpoppies

Bodhi Quilt by Karen @bloomingpoppies

I love working with solids and couldn’t resist making another one of these with some of my favorite leftover solid scraps and a lovely dark background.

Bodhi Quilt-Throw Size by Blooming Poppies

Bodhi Quilt by Karen @bloomingpoppies

Last but not least, hoping to finish up with some quilting soon on this sweet, ultra scrappy throw size Bodhi. You can see here that, I dug deep into my scrap bin and went for a fun mix of “vintagish” and more modern scraps I had.

Bodhi Quilt by Blooming Poppies

Bodhi Quilt by Karen @bloomingpoppies

It was really a fun one to make and I think it will be a perfect picnic quilt for next summer!

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So that’s what I’ve been up to over here.  How about you?  What have you been busy creating or hoping to create?  If you’re just starting out as a new quilter, or know someone who is, this is a great first project.  I invite you to head on over to my shop and check out the listing!