Sunday, 1 October 2017

Carpenter's Square

One of my patterns "Carpenter's Square": the blue/gold one I made, the red/grey/black was made by my good friend BJ. I really like this pattern.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Quilts made by my staff (daughters) and me lately

Sheesh! What a busy life! Here are some pretties for all of you to look at. All are my own patterns. Most have kits. My daughters are helping a lot with my piecing these days. A couple of these were made by friends. Thanks friends and daughters!

Monday, 17 April 2017

100 Blocks Volume 15

Watch for the upcoming issue of "100 Blocks". It will be on newstands (and available on our website the first week of May.  My block is called "Spectrum".
Karen Bialik

Friday, 18 November 2016

My block in "100 Blocks" magazine

I am thrilled to have my block in the latest issue of "100 Blocks". It's on page 8, the first block in the magazine. Ha, ha! I am number 1! How cool is that? Here's the picture of my block.

I'll be giving away a pattern of mine (viewer's choice) to one lucky person leaving a comment. You can see all my patterns on our website: and keep up to date with new patterns as they are released on my facebook page:

Yo-yos rule! I also like Dresden type blocks. This is my first time making skinnier spokes in a Dreseden and having space between. This block remindied me of the Bachelor Buttons that grew wild around our house when I was a kid. My favorite color is blue, but not just any blue. It has to be a bright blue. Love the brights.  I had fun playing with these fabrics (Topsy Turvy by Northcott).

I've also attached a picture of our two new rescue kittens. They match the block and are wild and crazy, just like the fabric!

Thanks for visiting, and especially for commenting. Quilting is the best addiction one can have.

Karen Bialik
The Fabric Addict
Remember: It's only an addiction if you admit it!

Sunday, 28 August 2016

100 Blocks

Yay! I have another block published in the Super Great magazine 100 Blocks, Volume 14. It is on sale now. It's the most fun magazine. 100 original blocks and all the directions to make each block are included. If you want a copy and can't find one locally, send me an email and we can arrange delivery of the magazine to you.  Here is my block that is published in this volume. They named it "Blossom Burst". Page 8, the first block in the magazine. This is the EQ image, the "real" block has yo-yos around the outside (the green circles) and a yellow yo-yo in the center. I don't know where I saved my photo of the actual block. The actual block and instructions are included in 100 Blocks. So excited! Happy Dance! I'd love to have everyone on my Facebook page. Quilters have taken over Facebook!
Cheers! Karen Bialik, The Fabric Addict. It's only an addiction if you admit it!

Saturday, 23 July 2016

We had a family get together today. Instead of eating too much, I brought along a quilt to bind. This big Queen (88" x 98") is being held by my tall husband and my tall nephew. The pattern is "Nine Patch Tumbler". Have two kits available. The batik feature fabric has butterflies. Very pretty, I think.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Strip Easy Chevron in Sandscapes by Northcott

Our newest display: Strip Easy Chevrons using "Sandscapes" fabric by Northcott and my pattern "Strip Easy Chevrons". Kits are available with choice of border colours. Pattern is $9.98. Mention this blog post and 10% off all Sandscapes and/or the pattern/kit.