Friday, 20 October 2017

Vintage Home BOM Quilt Along!


So this has been an exciting week for launches!  And it hasn't finished yet as amazingly enough I am about to launch my first ever Quilt Along!!

You all know that my Today's Quilter 'A month in the country' BOM has just finished, which means that a new Block of the Month will be starting in the magazine next month, and guess who's designing it?

Yes it's me again! This time I thought it would be a lovely idea to host a QAL alongside it. Today's Quilter have given me permission to show you one of the first blocks (the teapot above) and tell you all about it now, a few weeks ahead of the first issue, so you can get yourself organised and maybe buy a subscription to the mag (read on for a special offer!).

Let me tell you a little bit about the new block of the month and share another wee sneak peek...


...It's called the Vintage Home BOM and every month the blocks will feature items from around the home, with a bit of a vintage or retro twist. We're starting off with a little crockery but will move all around the house during the year.

There's actually some other fun elements to the feature but I want to keep a few things a surprise for now :)

Post edited to include all monthly posts published:
Month 1 post

I'll be using fabrics from Tilda's Harvest collection throughout and the same background for each block (I am using Tilda Doll fabric in Grey Sand), but I'd love to see the blocks made in different fabrics!


So about this Quilt Along - as I said I've never hosted one before and so you'll have to bear with me!

I'd like to keep this nice and relaxed and informal. Every month I'll be posting about that issue's blocks and offering a helpful hand for those sewing along with a little more info and tips to help you make the blocks successfully.

I've asked some of my favourite bloggers to write a guest post during the year. They'll be making a block too (or maybe more than one) and sharing it on their blog. There'll also be lots of sharing on Instagram where we'll be using the hashtag #TQVintageHomeQAL

The lovely guest hosts will be:

Kerry of Very Kerry Berry
Lucy of Charm About You
Florence of Flossie Teacakes
Sarah Edgar of Pretty Fabrics and Trims
and the team at Today's Quilter will also join in for a month! Rumour has it that legendary editor Jen Fox-Proverbs may be dusting off her sewing machine especially!! ;)

So how about joining me?? Do you get Today's Quilter already? If so all you need to do is start sewing along next month! For those of you that don't already have a subscription then this is certainly the time to start!!

I have a special subscription offer for our QAL!

Just click on that link above to save 50% on an annual subscription with Today's Quilter. Your subscription deal includes 13 issues for £38.94 by Direct Debit. Free gift with every issue and Free UK Home delivery. *

Unfortunately I've left it a little late to launch this so you will miss the first issue (sorry! I only just thought of it!). You will be able to find this issue (number 29) in the shop or order a copy online (hard copy or digital) and then your subscription should start for issue 2 of the BOM (depending when you order your subscription). Of course you could just buy a copy in the shops every month if you prefer.

Watch out for the first QAL post in around 3 weeks time. If you don't want to sew along with me then I hope you'll still be here, cheering on from the side lines!

 *SAVE 50% offer available to UK Direct Debit orders only. After your first 13 issues your payments will continue at £46.72 saving 40%. Your subscription will start with the next available issue. Offer ends 31st December 2017

4 comments:

  1. Hi Jo
    This looks a great project! Could you tell me how much of the background fabric I would need for the whole quilt as I'd like it to be the same for each block.
    Many thanks, Diesy

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    1. hi! I've just posted the first month's post and all the info is in here! http://www.mybearpaw.com/2017/11/vintage-home-bom-quilt-along-month-1.html

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  2. I was going to ask the same question!

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