This year I’ve signed up to 2 Block of the Month (BOM) English Paper Piecing clubs. In this post I’m going to talk about the one from Sew and Quilt.
I first remember Jessie starting the club a couple of years ago and I ummed and arghed about it. Deciding in the end against it. In her kit you get all the paper pieces and Liberty fabric each month so by the end of the year you have a quilt top. The theme was based on Lucy Boston’s design Patchwork of the Crosses. I was so very, very tempted. I guess why I decided not to was the fact you don’t pick the fabric and I was worried about not liking the choices. I was also a very new mum and thought I was kidding myself that I would actually have time to do it. Although I did think at least with EPP it something you can easily pick up and put down.
Anyway another year rolled by and the option to sign up opened again. This time I almost did sign up but at the last minute decided against it. I guess I felt a little guilty about the cost each month. I did however have a bit of regret for not doing so, especially when I’d see pictures popping up on Instagram, or moments in between projects when I didn’t know what to do with myself. So come December 2017 when a new subscription opened up and this time with a quilt that Jessie had designed herself I decided no more regrets and went for it! I was so excited and couldn’t wait to receive the first box!
At the beginning of 2018 I decided one of my resolutions was to buy LESS fabric! haha! And to use up more of my stash (more on that in my next BOM post) So the fact that I had signed up to this club means I have to stick to my word. Of course I haven’t been completely angelic about it, but I am buying things with a purpose in mind rather than binge buying like I was doing before.
January (well lets be honest and February) is such a miserable and boring month, so imagine my surprise and excitement when this red box dropped through my letterbox!
Beautifully wrapped in tissue paper was the most beautiful kit I’d ever seen. I knew right then that I had made the right decision to sign up. My nerves about not picking the fabric had gone, because how great to have that done for you so you can just get on and sew! It also pushes me out of my comfort zone and gets me to use different colours and styles of fabric that I would not normally pick myself!
Wonders will never cease but I’ve actually managed to keep up and am eagerly awaiting the box for March! I haven’t done any joining yet, I thought I would wait until I had a few more, and that’s mainly so it’s easier to store away. I will of course keep you up to date with my progress, I have a feeling I am going to really enjoy this, and how wonderful to have a quilt made completely by hand from Liberty fabrics! You can never go wrong with Liberty after all!