Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Jennie's Thread Along - A BOM

2013 seems like it is going to become the year of BOMs. I've already signed up for a couple! But as well as taking part in others, I decided in the last few months that I would like to host one myself. I really hope you'll take a moment to have a look my BOM and I'd love it if you would join me.

The plan is some embroidery, some tiny piecing, some applique and a finished wall-hanging sized quilt at the end of the year.

Don't worry if you've never done any embroidery before - the designs are made up of small motifs so you can do just a couple of motifs at a time, and I'll be posting some tutorials as we go explaining the basic stitches.

There will be twelve blocks plus a centre and each block will reflect a month of the year and a colour from the colour wheel to give a rainbow finish. There will also be a straightforward applique section to each block and pieced section.

Of course, if tiny piecing isn't really your thing, then the size of the embroidery will fit perfectly in a 7" diameter embroidery hoop, or you could make a mini quilt for each month with a simple coloured border.

I'll be posting the instructions and pattern for the first block on Saturday 5th January and then on the first Saturday of the month for the rest of the year.

I've put a bit more information on The Thread Along Page about fabric requirements and I'll link to each post from there, so you can easily find all of the posts about the Thread Along

There's a button you can grab

Jennies Threads

And a Flickr group you can join!

I think I have now reached the limit of my technical abilities!

Happy New Year!!!

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