Monday, 17 December 2012

"And Sew On…" Announcing a paper pieced BoM!

 I’m a bit excited about this! I have decided to host a paper pieced Block of the Month (BoM) for next year! Even better – the patterns will all be sewing themed! Hence the name "And Sew On...".

Not too many pictures as I don’t want to give too much away just yet, but as I have posted this photo before… I can tell you this Sewing Room block will most definitely be included in the BoM!

A Quiet Play Sewing Room

But don’t worry – that’ll be one of the later blocks – give you a chance to get into the swing of paper piecing first!

So how is it all going to work?!

On the 1st of each month I’ll list a new sewing themed pattern in my Craftsy shop. For free. It will be free for that entire month, right until the 1st of the following month when the next pattern is released. At that point, the first one has to start working to afford my stash habit and sew on Winking smile.

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I have 9 sewing themed blocks designed – all things that you’d expect to find in the sewing room. We’ll start with the easiest one first and work up to some of the harder ones. So with 9 blocks, that takes us right through til September. October will be about putting the blocks together, and November will be for show and tell (and perhaps prizes?! More on that soon!). As for December – eh it’s such a busy time of year, we’ll leave that free for the all-important Christmas sewing!

Each block is 10” square so all put together, you’d end up with a small wall hanging sized quilt around 34” square (with sashing, smaller without). We’ll have monthly linky parties to share progress and then the grand show and tell of finished quilts at the end of the year.

How about a sneak peek for the first block which be available 1st January!

This one is Measure Twice – inspired by Fiona of Finding Fifth (that’s her block in the centre). A nice easy one to kick off the BoM with! Thanks to Fiona and Pippa for testing the pattern!

Measure Twice Jan BoM

So what do you think?! Interested? Questions? Have I forgotten anything?

I hope you’ll be joining in – should be a lot of fun!

41 comments:

  1. Fantastic! Love the first block!
    I will definitely be having a go :)

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  2. I'm in :o) Do we have a cute button for our blogs to help spread the word? Roll on January :o)

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    1. Ooh good idea! Will work on that now! Thanks Sharon!

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  3. I think I'm going to give this a try...I want to learn paper piecing and the first one looks easy? lol!

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  4. I love paper piecing. I'm a follower of your blog. I may have to try this with everyone.

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  5. Oooh I need a mini for my sewing room - totally up for this! All my super cool fabric with sewing images on them will finally be used, too! So excited!

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  6. I'm in! Thanks for doing this!

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  7. Learning paper piecing is a new years resolution. This would be a fun way to do it!

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  8. Oh wow... I'm excited about this! Count me in.

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  9. so excited..I've been wanting to learn paper piecing.. how much material will we need for the project?

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    1. It's hard to estimate fabric usage as a lot of the paper piecing can be done using scraps. For bigger sections though (like the walls in my sewing room block above) I used maybe a F8th of Vintage Modern - definitely less than a FQ!). Hope that helps a bit! :)

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  10. I would love to make a mini for my sewing room, too. Count me in Kristy. Looking forward to it. Thanks so much for a fun way to get to know each other!

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  11. Love it! Hopefully I will be able to play. It looks fun!

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  12. This looks awesome! I will be trying to fit it in for sure!

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  13. i am in!!! and am so excited and happy you are doing this; you are so generous. i love the time frame you have planned to make it a realistic,fun project. Can't wait to start!!

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  14. Sounds like fun Kristy!! Love your paper pieced patterns :)

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  15. I am so in! Really look forward to training my skills to be able to make the "big" block!

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  16. What a great project! Congrats on your first BOM XX

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  17. Sounds like fun Kristy. I promised myself no new projects until I had finished some of the UFO's lurking around, but I think I'll make an exception for this!

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  18. That sounds like fun! I think I'm going to have to give it a go. That way when I eventually kick one of my boys out and have a sewing room I'll already have a decoration for the wall!

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  19. ohhh that's great, I never did do anything with that block so now I can have January off :)

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  20. I wanted to start with PP any time soon so this might be IT as I always wanted to join some of your events. You go Kristy!

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  21. Can't wait! Is it going to be a mystery quilt along?

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  22. Yes, I am interested. I am always looking for sewing related gifts for my sewing friends, so I think this project is perfect! Would we get a sneak preview or each month is a surprise?

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  23. Ooooh, I've never paper pieced but I want to play!

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  24. Sounds wonderful! I can't wait!

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  25. Sounds fun.... I'll have a go. They should look great all together.

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  26. Count me in I have done very little paper piecing

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  27. I'm in! I've wanted to do paper piecing for a long time. This will definitely motivate me!

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  28. This looks like a lot of fun!! Count me in!

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  29. I'm so glad you decided to sponsor a BOM. I am all a-tingle to get started, and am very pleased with the theme! :-D

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  30. I like Sharon's idea of the cute little button for our blogs....Yes please! Please sign me up! :) Looks adorable and looking forward to more details coming soon! I've never participated in a BOM should be fun.

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  31. so cute! I hope I can keep up with all these awesome boms coming in 2013!

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  32. Woo Hoo - I'm definitely participating! Can't wait - thanks Kristy!

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  33. Need to get back to paper piecing. Great idea Kristy. Thanks

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  34. Love this idea so much I'm a new follower!

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