To start the year off with a bang we have a new Block of the Month all ready to go for you. I know many of you followed this journey on Facebook or Instagram with me, and we are finally ready to let you start! So get your stitching fingers warmed up – nightly therapy here we come!
The Quilt measures approx 48” x 48” so not too huge for you.
It features hand embroidery, Easy machine pieced dresdens in a snowflake variation and machine applique. I've used my simple gluestick applique by machine method to assemble so it comes together quite quickly.
There are 13 stunning but simple embroidery designs using 13 colours from the new range of variegated Cosmo Seasons threads. I feel quite excited about these as I helped develop the colours with Lecien – and they made my very own Hugs ‘n Kisses red thread which you know I love so much. (its #5006)
So the pattern is a BOM but you can get it as a full pattern set – or monthly with fabrics and more included.
In the full pattern only set you will get:
13 x colour stitch guides with colour photos
13 x iron on transfers for all embroidery designs
The Quilting designs/templates I used
Cutting Layout and design guides and of course my normal step by step instructions.
AND an acrylic wedge ruler – the Razz-a-dazzle ruler. Yes, this comes with the pattern set so you don’t have to find one – they are not overly common in this size.
The fabrics I have used in the original quilt are from the Lecien L’s Moderns and 1000 colours ranges. 39 fabrics in all – you could use your stash, collect your own styles and colourways or we have the original fabrics available as full kits or BOM mailouts.
I used Auriful 40 wt threads in matching colours to quilt all of my snowflakes and a blending 50wt thread for my background quilting. Auriful Australia have kindly made up special Razz-a-dazzle packs of the threads I used. And they are a wonderful selection of great colours that you may use often so are good for your thread stash.
I used 5” Applique paper pre-cut circles to perfectly applique my embroideries to the snowflakes. I didn’t include these in the pattern kits as you may have your own preferred method – or you may already have some applique paper you can use there – but you can order them separately. We have included them in our BOM monthly mailout option.
To see all the details and different options you can head to my website..
So, lets start the year with a bit of Razz-a-dazzle – stitching begin…
hugs for today