If you follow my blog you'll know I love patchwork - and possibly quilting too! In an effort to improve my quilting I signed up for a couple of workshops at www.craftsy.com. The quilting is still a work in progress, but what I'm really really excited about is discovering a monthly block club run by Amy Gibson, one of their tutors.
I was so impressed by her workshop on Craftsy that I popped over to her blog - www.stitcherydickorydock.com. And this was where I read about her sugar block club. Each month a pattern for a block is emailed to you with a shopping list and instructions - very clear and easy to follow - about how to put the block together. Then at the end of the year all the blocks are made into a quilt.
In addition to the block instructions you also get a yummy dessert recipe and a personal challenge based around one word. This so appealed to me that I signed up immediately. And almost immediately the first two projects arrived in my inbox. Then followed an impatient wait until I could get my hands on some fabric. I bought three fat quarter bundles from ebay and the background fabrics from my favourite shop - Stitchcraft Studio - and then I was off and running.
Here are my fabric choices:
So here are my first two blocks. Can't wait to see what the next block looks like and I'm counting down the days until 1st March when the next project will arrive.
January - Intention
February - Mercy
Thanks for dropping by today. Hoping this may have inspired you to join in, would be good to see some names I recognise over at the club's flickr group.