I know I know, it’s still August and I’m already talking about next year’s BOM. I just wanted to give people a head’s up so they could plan, if they happen to be the planning type. Also, since questions about color and fabric are my most asked questions, I wanted to tell people about the fabric that I will be using so they can order it if they are interested.
So, here’s the scoop.
I will be offering an appliqué BOM next year starting in January. I’m calling it “My Tweets” and each block will have a cute bird theme. The small blocks will all be free on my blog and there will be instructions for completing the quilt with the 12 small blocks plus an appliqué border. If people want to make the medallion setting (the one shown above) I’m asking that they purchase the pattern for the center. This helps me keep this blog going.
I wanted to find a fabric line to use for this that was bright and cheery but not exactly like Florabunda. I absolutely love the “Happy” fabric line by Me and My Sister and Moda. Seriously, how can you not love a line of fabric called “Happy”? You can see pictures of it by going here or here.
Kimberly from Fat Quarter Shop has graciously sent me a Fat Quarter Bundle and I am busily working on finishing the center block in “Happy” fabric for you all to see. I am also planning on designing some fun free projects using that fat quarters from the bundle that don’t make it into the quilt so none go to waste. If you don’t know about Fat Quarter Shop, please go check them out right away. I’ve added them to “My Favorite Websites” section. They are my absolutely favorite for online fabric ordering. Every time I have ordered from them they have gotten the fabric to me within a few days. They have a very accurate estimation of how much fabric they have (none of this backordering and waiting 3 weeks only to find out your fabric isn’t coming kind of thing) and wonderful customer service. So go visit them and order a bundle or two (you know you want to).
For the background blocks I am using Bella Solids Bleached White and you can order it from Fat Quarter Shop by clicking here. You will need 8 yards. For the small squares in the sashing and the binding you will need 2.5 yards of a coordinating blue fabric. I am going to use one of the blues from the “Happy” collection. The yardage for this fabric line will be at Fat Quarter Shop in September and I will let you know when it’s in and what other quantities I am ordering.
I am so excited about this I can hardly sit still (maybe that’s from the coffee) and I am drawing birds on everything. So mark your calendars and come quilt (tweet) with me in 2011.