Friday, December 31, 2010

Gift to self

As a gift to myself, I have decided to join another block-of-the-month club. This one is through a local quilt shop, Gathering Fabric. They are going to be working on a gorgeous applique quilt from Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts called "Hop to It."

startup pack for my Hop to It quilt
The cool thing about this group is that there is no requirement to purchase any fabrics-- the shop is very supportive of those who want to use their stash. But, for those who want it, they created some beautiful kits. And the kit was too pretty for me to pass up. But no doubt I'll be supplementing with stash fabrics as well.

What I really love about this program is that I get to go once a month and meet with other people working on the same project. I found that to be so inspiring and motivating for me as I worked on my "Greenpiece" quilt last year. I'm looking forward to our first meeting in mid-January!


  1. What pretty fabric, I can't wait to see the first block!

  2. Sounds like lots of fun. Beautiful fabric and a lovely pattern.

  3. Oh, I can't wait to see how your quilt turns out. My Wednesday applique group is doing this BOM too. I missed our first meeting because of my cold. I was so upset.
    Anyway, they also had a kit. I think they were using "Bliss" from Moda. I did not purchase a kit even though it was beautiful. I am using Martinque. So it is definitely going to look a lot different from yours and the kit our group is using. This will be fun to do this together with you too.

  4. I have that book and it's on my to do list!

    Happy sewing!