Saturday, July 14, 2012

New Block of the Months

Starting in September we will be offering two Block of the Months.  Both quilts draw their fabrics from the new Penelope range from Lake House Fabrics and they are gorgeous!  The first program is almost sold out, we are making up 12 kits and are keeping the program limited.  It involves a good deal of applique and was designed by Jennifer Bosworth of Shabby Fabrics, the applique will be completed doing the spray starch method that Jennifer uses.  We will have silk threads available for hand sewing the applique, we have also brought in the industrial freezer paper that Jennifer uses!  The BoM includes the pattern, embellishment kit and all the fabric for the quilt top and binding; the wadding and backing are not included.  All the participants are invited to meet at the shop on one Sunday each month to review that month's block and share any tips or ask questions with all the other participants. There are only 4 places remaining, if you are interested please give us a call for more information.
This is a photo of the pattern cover, most of the fabric has arrived in the shop and the last few bolts will be shipped around the first week of August. I am so excited for it all to be here so I can start working on it.

The second Block of the Month is a beautiful and striking quilt that consists of 12 distinct blocks and 4 applique blocks in the centre.  The applique blocks can be constructed using your favorite method. The program is the perfect project to undertake if you wish to improve your skills; we will review precision cutting techniques and perfecting our sewing and block construction skills. This Block of the Month includes the pattern and all the fabric for the quilt top and binding; the wadding and backing are not included.  We will be meeting at the shop on the same Sunday as the other BoM, but at a different time.  By running the meetings on the same Sunday we can dedicate the classroom space for people  wishing to work on their projects and their is no pressure on time.  A few places have been taken up and just like Sweetheart Houses, there will only be 12 kits made up.

Having made a quilt similiar to this colour scheme I can honestly say don't be put off by the black, it is incredibly striking and really makes the other colours pop!  I am waiting for the last few bolts to arrive and then the sewing will begin, my patience is being truly tested right now.

Happy Sewing 
Anne Marie

1 comment:

  1. Do you think I could justify the montly flight just to attend the casses? I wish I could!