Monday, 1 January 2018

January Block of the Month


Hello to everyone!

A very Happy New Year to all of you. I hope it will be a year filled with peace and loads of sewing...





Today I get to reveal the
Block of the Month for January.


Our theme this year is "Into the Wild" but we will be concentrating on Birds...

The blocks will also have a strong Charley Harper influence to them along with a little of myself mixed in there too.

I really hope you enjoy the blocks this year. 





The first block up is a 'Vireo' and our block has the moon behind them showing through the leaves...
The block measures 16" (41cm) and is on the Intermediate level



Here is a block sewn up for us by Joan Wintersgill of Texas.


The pattern has 2 different colour ways. You can sew your bird in the bright colour or the more natural (as in nature) colours.

Either way its really beautiful .... its up to you.

I have added both colour ways in the pattern with fabric charts and patterns for both.










This is the block in the natural colours sewn by Ulrike Brandl of Germany.

The pattern was reduced to make an 8" block. Its amazing!






This block was sewn by Mania Hatziionannidi of Greece.

I love the dark background fabric!













This cute as can be cushion was made up by Magdalena Alge.
Isn't it beautiful! So pretty.


You can go and download your Free for the Month pattern 

Once the new block arrives in February this block will be a paid block.

I hope you all enjoy the Block of the Month this year....
Here is some of the other blocks I have done, but I just haven't had time to finish them all yet...


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17 comments:

CJ Jolly said...

This 1st Block is WONDERFUL!
"Thank you!"

& to the testers... They are all GREAT!

Happy New Year to ALL!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year and thank you so much for this wonderful block. I like it very much.

Greetings from Germany Claudia

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, I LOVE this pattern! This BOM looks like it will be fabulous, thanks so much!

Joan said...

Fabulous first block and the others you shared in the collage look just as wonderful! Thank you!

sam said...

Looks so exciting. This first block is beautiful. Thank you

Loretta said...

Happy New Year! I can wait to get started on this BOM.

jay dahlgren said...

I absolutely love this block! This is going to be a great BOM! Are you planning to make all of your backgrounds the same colors, or will they all be different? Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com

Kim said...

These are stunning!

Diane H said...

Thank you! This is going to be amazing. Happy New Year.

Joan Wintersgill said...

Thanks for letting me test it for you and I love the plans for the upcoming 2018 year.

Elsa said...

I love Charlie Harper designs, especially the birds. I just happened to have made a collage of this one and carved a stamp.
Thank you for the time you take to make these beautiful patterns and your generosity , can't wait to sew this one up!

Lori said...

this is such a sweet block. thank you. I look forward to this BOM

Needled Mom said...

This is such a pretty block. Thank you.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Thank you very much - such loveley pattern!

Jackie said...

What a fun year this is going to be! Thank you....

Susan said...

What a great start to the new year of blocks. I loved seeing all the versions people have made.

jay dahlgren said...

I absolutely love this QAL! I bought 4 yards of a beautiful sky blue planning on using all the same background fabrics. Will using all the same backgrounds work, and do you think that would be enough if I'm careful? I noticed that some of the birds are blue, so that's why I'm wondering if a blue background will work. Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com