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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Introducing...

...my new project for 2009... Homespun Magazines Mystery Block of the Month quilt!

I only heard about this yesterday when a few of the ladies on the craft forum mentioned this BOM in Homespun, and how great it was. And I thought, "What BOM? What am I missing out on? Gah, I have to buy Homespun, and NOW!"

So, when I eventually got my hands on the latest Homespun (the last copy in my local newsagents mind you...alot of ladies must have had the same idea as me,) I soon found what all the fuss was about. Incase you haven't heard about all the 'fuss,' I'll explain! Some of the top Aussie designers ( Leanne Beasley, Rosalie Quinlan, Lynette Anderson, Anni Downs, Bronwyn Hayes, Natalie Lymes, Amanda Browning and Natalie Bird) were asked by Homespun to help them make a quilt in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The designers were given a stack of fabric, and the theme of 'women and friendship,' and then to go for it! So each month, for nine months, there will be a block (or two/three) in each issue. It's a mystery BOM, so they haven't shown the finished product, only the first two blocks. But, the blocks are gorgeous, so you know it's going to be a great quilt!

So of course, I had to jump on the bandwagon. And as much as I like their fabric choices of pink and brown, I don't love them. So, I went through my stash and decided that blues are definately more me. So, this is the result of raiding my stash, and visiting Spotlight this morning... Blues with cream and tan.



I can't wait to get started! :D

7 comments:

Farmyard Crafts said...

OOohhh.... I too have the Homespun (it's the only magazine I'll subscribe to!).... you're so organised and keen!! I cleaned off my kitchen bench before only to find the magazine again - I had a quick flick and have decided that I might make it too!! I love your colour choices!! Very fresh! :)Can't wait to see how you go with your blocks... you'll have it done in no time!!

princess pudge said...

oh sam, they're gorgeous!!! this is so exciting that this quilt is uniting so many of us and that the colour palette is so varied!!!

clare said...

Well we can't wait to see its progress , have fun .
Clare's Craftroom

Michelle said...

love the fabric...
i too much prefer blues...can't wait to see your projects as they are done...

Tozz said...

Sam yours is going to look fabulous!! I love your fabric choices and look forward to seeing your finished quilt :)

MissyMack said...

Thanks ladies! :D I'm really quite excited about this, and have even made a little journal to record my journey. I've pieced the first block together, just need to start on the applique and stitching now.
Hope I can keep up this level of enthusiasm for the whole thing!!

Lynette Anderson said...

Your fabrics are gorgeous and I will look forward to seeing the end quilt.
Not sure what to suggest about your wrinkly edged quilt (post above this one) but I expect unpicking is about the only solution, sorry.