Do you want to know what goes in to trying to decide on what to do for a Block of the Month? Months of research. I have been looking for the perfect thing (which usually magically appears by chance) since September. Only this year... nothing magically appeared. So instead of doing one BOM I am doing four. I know "Go big or go home!" The other part of this is writing the perfect outline for each one so that you know what you are getting yourself into... then figuring out how to price it so that you get a good value and we don't lose our shirts :) So please check back on this page it is/will be a permanent tab on the blog page that you can reference. I will add things as I get questions from you... it is hard to think of everything you might ask before hand :)
This year I am going to have reservations for each BOM they will just be a fee that reflects how much my initial investment will be so that I don't lose money if you change your mind. Some of the patterns and tools are expensive that I will have to pre-order and I don't want to lose my shirt :) Also, I reserve the right to cancel (and refund) if we don't get enough sign ups for any of the BOMs to make them a go.
We will take reservations until January 31st
Without further ado....
Magic Friendship Medallion B/ROMWe will start with this gorgeous Medallion that Maureen designed
We will be using a combination of all Art Gallery fabrics for this quilt. Inspired by and coordinated with that gorgeous Cabernet color of theirs. It is the one we use very time we do a Fig and Plumb bundle. And it is featured in some of Maureen's gorgeous fabrics in her new collection Fleet & Flourish:
Reservation fee is $10
The Makers Mini Quilt of the Month (MQOM)
At Market in Fall everything was about Mini Quilts that is when I had the idea to do a mini of the month. There are lots of patterns using lots of different techniques. We will start out with a few of the easier ones to get our feet wet (but they will still be cute and fun) and finish with some more challenging ones ... but still they are mini's and won't take long to make. I thought it would be fun for those like me with Crafting ADD to get to finish something each month. I also have a selfish motive. I want one of those super cute craft rooms with a wall of minis :) So yes, we might have a focus of a few minis in here that have a Makers theme... not all but some :)
Reservation fee is $12
Key to Quilting Modern Mystery BOM
The Local by Carolyn Friedlander
Yay! Carolyn is redoing this pattern that we love so much with her new fabrics so we don't have to worry about those pesky ones that are out of print. It will be re-released in February. It is paper pieced but it the best possible way. Nice large pieces that even I can handle (I am notorious for not loving PP ;)) We will start this in March (so that we are certain to have everything available right away) and it is 9 months long. The first month is when you get the lion's share of the fabric because the sashing and background will all need to be sent at once so the first month will be $84, following months will be $14.99 including shipping. Registration is $22.
Registration fees are non-refundable (unless we cancel the BOM due to low turn out)
Woohoo... a 5 hr blog post LOL