Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Vice Versa Block of the Month Club 2014 {my year of selfish sewing}

via Gen X Quilters
Happy New Year!  My New Years Resolutions is to write 2014 instead of 2013.  Nailed it.

Moving on to more exciting things!  Like the Vice Versa BOM Club hosted by one of my good friends, AnneMarie of gen x quilters!  I have never been part of a Block of the Month club but I'm really excited to begin on Friday!  
AnneMarie has designed the above quilt layout just for us, and I love the traditional blocks set in a contemporary layout and with solid colors!  Each month we'll be making two blocks: really two of the same block, but with the colors inverted!
Like so:

Get it? Gorgeous, right?!

So here's how it works.  Sign up and purchase your monthly subscription and then starting this Month you'll be emailed the instructions for that months block.  You pick if you want to make a lap size (9" blocks) or large twin size (12" blocks.)

You can start anytime, and even purchase individual months if you want.  At 2 blocks per month, it's totally doable and you'll have a finished quilt by the end of 2014!  

Not only is this my first BOM but its also my first ALL SOLIDS quilt!  After much deliberation and scrutinization (and the deconstruction) of my Kona color card... I've come up with my 5 colors:

My last few quilts have been very aqua and pastel so I've decided to step it up with some Jewel tones... including pink and purple! I'm rather excited, if you cannot tell.

Now go and check out this fun Club and join the Flickr group too - to see everyone's progress!  I'll be sure to show monthly updates on my blocks too.

Ok, so just one more resolution:
Selfish sewing!  
That means lots of quilts, projects, maybe even some clothing for me, my family, and my friends.  No custom Etsy orders for 12 months.  I'm usually such a push-over and can't say no to extra fabric money... but 2014 is my year.  "No" is my new favorite word ;-)

Thanks for stopping by!


Angela Welch said...

I love your "selfish sewing" resolution- good for you! Those solids are beautiful together.

Carla said...

Very very cool setting in that quilt. Happy New Year