Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Wonderful Wednesday - Masala Box (Informal) Blog Hop - My Stop!!

Welcome to another edition of Wonderful Wednesday!!  Preeti @ Sew Preeti Quilts called to ask if I would make a quilt using her new Masala Box pattern.  She asked that I post about it today.  I told her that I would try.  If you've been following along, you know that I've got a LOT on my plate at the moment.


It took me a week to work my way around to choosing fabrics.  I started with the print shown below...

... And built a palette around it...

Then some editing took place:

The fabrics that weren't quite right for the front may or may not work for borders, backing, or binding.  The verdict is still out on these selections:

The focal fabric, along with some (or all) of the coordinates, came in a scrap bag from a friend.  If I had to guess, I'm imagining it was Ella:

Once the fabrics had been selected, I got right to work on the cutting:

I made it as far as piecing the strip sets before time to cook dinner:

The next afternoon, I pieced the blocks:

In short order, the blocks for my abbreviated (4-block) version of Preeti's pattern were ready to assemble into a quilt top:

A week went by while I finished up my Guild Challenge quilt, but then the quilt top was complete:


Another week had passed before I could focus on getting my small Masala Box quilt top basted...

... And (minimally) quilted:

That was LAST NIGHT, but my little quilt is DONE:

My schedule was full today, so the photo session (and this post) had to wait until I got home from my appointments.  Have a look at the photo dump, as I'm off to cook dinner... AGAIN!!

Approximately 24" square.

The soft sage green colors (October's RSC Color of the Month is Light/Bright GREEN) were really difficult to photograph, but the quilt was an absolute SNAP to make - even though it took me THREE weeks to complete the process:

I would highly recommend that you head off to Preeti's Etsy shop to purchase your own copy of her Masala Box quilt pattern.  Look for other versions at the following blogs:

Wendy @ Pieceful Thoughts (Direct LINK!!)
Sue @ Kiwi Kids Page (Progress Post!!)
Emily @ The Darling Dogwood (Coming Soon!!)

Be forewarned, if you visit regularly, you may see this quilt again.

Hint, Hint...

The October 2021 TABLE SCRAPS Link Party will be open from  Friday, October 29th @ 12:01 AM - MONDAY, November 1st @ 11:59 PM.  Will YOU will join in the scrappy fun??


Did anyone catch the misspelling of the pattern name before I changed it to the correct spelling?  I've had A day, OK!  Sorry, Preeti!!!!  (It may also speak to just how little Indian cuisine I consume.)

This project was on my Fall 2021 (Ravelry) UFO Club list.  Though I ended up cutting other scraps than I started with, it still counts towards the group stats.  Yay!!

And, since it was an informal Blog Hop, I wasn't sure that there would be a prize, but Preeti has offered a FREE pattern to ONE LUCKY WINNER!!!  I will draw the winner on Tuesday, October 26th @ noon (EDT.)  Please make sure to add your email address to your comment, if you are a No Reply blogger.  Special thanks to Preeti for sponsoring this prize!!

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Until next time...
Quilt on!!!


  1. A lovely version of the quilt, and very creative to use it for table scraps, too. And that dinner thing-- it's like they want to eat every single day! What's up with that? :)

  2. That's a pretty finish, Joy! It's fun to see a mini version of Preeti's design, and I love the soft colors you used. I'm definitely interested in this pattern!

  3. A lovely finish, Joy! I love those mini quilts, perfect instant gratification specially when you are busy, but need a quick finish fix.


  4. I made a test block yesterday, just for grins. I like how easy it is to make, just not happy with my fabric choices. We eat both masala and marsala; I have to be careful how I pronounce it!

  5. I love greens and you have highlighted your focus fabric beautifully!

  6. Pretty pattern and love the color.

  7. Such a soft and lovely version of the quilt. I, too, am working on catch-up with the Tablescraps Challenge. This looked like a good block for the green scapes. My hope is to send photos by the link party for July through October. Have a good week,

  8. This soft version is delightful! i love the way you made it work for you. Preeti has had some great versions…so much fun to see them all.

  9. What a pretty version of the Masala Box quilt! I love the soft colors!

  10. I love the soft bluish greens in your little Masala Box quilt! Very nice!

  11. Oh, that is a nice quilt pattern and the colors are lovely. Life is a bit busy now, I totally understand the timing!

  12. That is a really cool pattern! Love your colors, too. Your weeks, though, sound a bit like mine, although mine don't necessarily fill up with sewing or quilting projects... You did very well on this one!

  13. Your fabrics look great in that mini quilt! Darn on having to cook dinner - there's always something, right? :D

  14. I like your version of this quilt with those beautiful blues!

  15. Oh what a great version of this quilt! I think it is so pretty - and so glad you got sometime to stitch - you are the busiest person I know!!!


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