Details are here https://www.sarahfielke.com/pages/block-of-the-month-2017
I am really enjoying working on the 2016 BOM 'Happy Days' in my Liberty fabrics and so of course I have signed up for 2017!
The nice thing about these BOM programs is that they are pattern only, we are all free to chose any fabrics we like - perfect for my stash diet! Each month there are instructions and videos by Sarah demonstrating the process, and a very friendly Facebook group where we can all share progress.
The fabric requirements were posted today, and it's a perfect quilt for scraps. I have had great fun raiding my stash this morning! I have also indulged in an early Christmas present to myself and bought a piece of gorgeous Liberty Tana Lawn to fussy cut. Isn't it fun? It's called 'Gallymoggers' which I think means 'crazy' and comes in different colours, this is cream.
I will use the same background throughout the quilt, which I think will tie it all together, that way I can go a little off-piste with the scraps. I have an unnamed white cotton that is big enough and a bolt of Kona Cotton in 'Snow' bought on sale. I am leaning towards the Kona as it is a lovely soft cream
I find my Jinny Beyer palette tool really helpful when selecting colours as the swatches are actual fabrics. I have selected the colours that are in my feature fabric. This is on the white b/g
and on the Kona 'snow'
I have pulled anything that I think will work, this may look like a lot of fabric but all of these pieces are less than a FQ
I have also raided my scrap bin - I keep anything bigger than 1" square, so lots of variety here :)
While I am waiting I will keep working on the appliqué for the 2016 BOM 'Happy Days'