20 January 2017

Block of the Month ~ 'A Little Happy Christmas!' ~ The Big Reveal!

Ta da.........  I am so happy to share my latest quilt design which we'll be running as a 9 Month Block of the Month Club, starting next month.  I can honestly say that I had SO much fun designing and making this.  Inspired by happy memories of Christmas...which like many of you I'm sure, include.....hanging the stockings on Christmas Eve, making gingerbread, a Christmas wreath on the front door and of course eating figgy pudding on Christmas Day....the design draws on these and more.

Those of you who know me well, know that I loves to make quilts that incorporate lots of different techniques (I think it could be an indication that I have a poor attention span and need the variety!) and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVES hand stitching..... is there a better way to spend the evening I ask!  This quilt certainly doesn't disappoint and includes lots of hand stitches with English paper piecing, applique and embroidery featuring, along with of course, some machine piecing.

Here's some more pictures for you.........

The fabrics I used are mainly a mix of Moda, Tilda and Lecien, carefully chosen to give the quilt a warm and timeless feel.  I really hope that this quilt will be enjoyed and cherished for many years to come....a new family tradition maybe as it is unpacked each year?

I thought it would be useful to share some more information about the Block of the Month club, so I've done it as a Q & A .............

What is a Block Of The Month (BOM) Club and how does it work?

A block of the month is a monthly parcel full of loveliness that you will receive directly through your letterbox. It will include all the fabrics and if required, English Paper Pieces for you to sew that months block, plus of course detailed instructions for how to piece the block will also be included.  We'll also be sharing handy tips on the blog to help you along the way.

The 'A little happy Christmas!' Block of the Month, is a 9 Month subscription running from February 2017 up to and including October 2017.  Leaving you time to quilt (Sarah chose to hand quilt hers in Aurifil 40wt thread) and bind your quilt in time for Christmas!

At the end of the term you will have received enough pretty fabric and instructions to make your very own 'A little happy Christmas!' Quilt Top.

How big is the finished Quilt?

The Quilt measures 44" x  53"

How long will the Club run for?

The club will run for 9 months commencing in February 2017 and will run through to and including October 2017.

What techniques will be used?

The quilt combines a mix of Machine Piecing, English Paper Piecing and Applique*.
*I used the Turn Through Interfacing method for my applique, but you could use Needle Turn or Raw Edge.... it is entirely up to you.

Will I receive exactly the same fabrics as Sarah used?

We will as far as possible send the same fabrics as Sarah used, if this is not possible then rest assured we will send something equally as scrumptious!

What threads did Sarah use?

Sarah used Aurifil 50wt thread for both the machine piecing and for the EPP and applique.  Aurifil 12wt thread was used for the embroidery.  We will be putting together an Aurifil thread pack to co-ordinate, more information to follow.

Will there be a Facebook group for Club members?

Yes......... we have a dedicated Facebook Group for our Block of the Month Club members!  It is a private forum only open to Pretty Fabrics and Trims Block of the Month club members, somewhere where you could share your progress month by month, ask for advice from fellow club members, to share helpful tips and to make quilty friends.

Can I purchase the pattern on its own?

No, not at this moment in time......Sorry!

How do I join?

Places for the club are limited and all our friends and customers from across the world are invited to join.

The monthly Club cost including postage is:

UK Club Price ~ £18.00 (Via 1st Class Mail)
EU Club Price ~ £21.00 (Via Standard Airmail*)
International Club Price ~  £22.50 (Via Standard Airmail*)

*Should you wish to upgrade to Priority Mail please do get in touch.

You can join via the website HERE.

When and how will I make my payment?

The first months payment will be due on the 21st February 2017 and subsequent payments will be due on the 21st of each Month. Parcels full of loveliness will be posted within 2 working days of payments being safely received.

Payments will be made by a monthly subscription service via your Paypal account to us, for those of you already in our Flirty 30's Club or our 'A little happy year!' Block of the Month Club will be familiar with this.  By setting up a Paypal subscription to us your monthly payments will automatically be debited from your Paypal account each month.  Once it is in place you do not need to do anything, with the exception of cancelling the subscription at the end of the Block of the Month. Don't worry we will remind you and should you inadvertently forget, we will obviously refund any over-payment without hesitation!

We will contact Club members nearer the time to arrange this.

We are also more than happy for you to make your monthly payment to us from your Bank Account directly into our Bank Account, should prefer this method, simply get in touch once you have signed up and we will provide you will all the required information.

We are sorry, but Vouchers or Coupon Codes cannot be used to purchase a subscription.

The monthly bundle cannot be shipped with other shop orders or other Subscription/Block of the Month parcels, we're sorry for any inconvenience!

I hope that you will join us and if in the meanwhile you have any questions unanswered, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

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