Here we go! I am so excited to make this quilt. There are new techniques, time-saving tricks and tips to improve your accuracy. If you followed along in 2014, then you’ll notice some new block units in January’s design. We’ll be learning how to make picket fence units that waste less fabric than traditional construction methods.
I’m also very excited to be using the Calypso Batik line from Moda. I designed the quilt to feature as many fabrics as possible from this stunning line. I chose the line partly because it was beautiful and partly because it was supposed to be out in December. But as many of you are finding, the yardage does not appear to be available at any online fabric retailers yet.
I’m working on some solutions for you all. First you can click here, to find a quilt shop near you that carries the line or should be getting it soon. If you don’t live near a quilt shop, you can always ask a quilt shop to mail it to you and they’d probably be happy to. I am also working with my local quilt shop to see if they can put together kits. They are looking into it and should have more information later this week.
This blog and the Block of the Month has grown much faster than I ever anticipated. Thank you for being patient as I work through some of the growing pains.
And on the new mom, balancing a blog note. I managed to make the tutorial with only one meltdown from my daughter, the beginnings of which you hear on the video. She chose this weekend to decide naps weren’t really all that important, which makes filming slightly difficult when you have a husband who works weekends. But we made it through thanks to Mickey Mouse Clubhouse which was paused every time I hit “record” on the camera.
Just click here to download your free printable instructions for this block.