First of all let me mention Abacus is in:
|Photo Courtesy of Ms. Glass|
We are starting this amazing new program just a little something to spice up your weeks through the Holidays. Something that doesn't induce guilt but that is just for you. A little alone time during the bustle.
We will conducting our own version of the Sampler Block Shuffle. It is a program developed by Moda in which we publish 3 free patterns for quilt blocks each week. Yes, I said free. The patterns are free all you have to do is come to the website every Friday morning and download them. Each set of three will only be available for one week. The next Friday they will be removed and the next three will be displayed. Here is a layout of the quilt. The white squares are where the blocks are placed. The quilt measures 60"by 68".
The rest of the story:We are going to use a combination of Canyon by Kate Spain, Simply Colorful 2 by V & Co., and modern low volume prints like (but not limited to) Abacus, Modern Background Paper, and Drawn . So it should be bright and beautiful. Moda says 2 layer cakes and a bit extra should make the blocks so just as there is with layer cakes there will be some duplicates of prints but I think that will make it nice and cohesive.
If you want to see some beautiful Canyon mini's check out this link (click the pictures to enlarge)
1. Get your block patterns on Friday morning on the website or in the store anytime during the week.
2. Monday we will post a picture of our three blocks and offer a kit if you desire to purchase there is not an ongoing obligation you can choose to buy the weeks you want and skip the weeks you don't. Or make the whole thing out of your scraps, we don't judge. For you over achievers, you know who you are, you can choose to make your flying geese at the same time so they are all finished when you are ready to put your quilt together. You will need 6 flying geese per block each week or 18 per week.
3. We will offer a finishing kit reservation. These will be very limited.
I know we are all busy during the holidays and not everyone wants to start a wip right away but why not collect the patterns and a few fat 16ths for a friend as a Christmas present (we finish with the blocks first week of January but it could be the gift that keeps on giving for a week or so) or for yourself as a reward for making it through the Holidays without choking anyone. (You are not going to choke anyone are you?) At the very least come on over to the blog with your coffee on Monday mornings and check out Joanie's progress. Joanie is one of my assistants at the shop and she has graciously agreed to make our blocks for this... since I am still making all of the blocks for the BOM :) Maybe I will make the Flying Geese... or maybe I will just get my coffee and watch too :)