I signed up this morning, and I am so excited!! Here are some of the details: Club members will get a PDF pattern for the block of the month on the 1st of every month, beginning on January 1st. The PDF patterns will include detailed piecing instructions, with photographs and diagrams, as well as the block template(s). You will receive two sets of block templates each month, one for a 12" finished block and one for a 6" finished block, giving you lots of flexibility for using these blocks not only in your BOM quilt but in other patchwork projects as well. To give you an idea of other ways to use these blocks, Elizabeth used several 6" blocks to create zipper pouches for holiday gifts this year.
What will you need for the club? Well, for starters, you'll need a computer and printer to print your patterns on. Unlike most PDF patterns that you can simply read from your computer or chosen e-reader, you will need to print the paper templates to sew on in order to work on each month's block. You'll also need some fabric that you love. How much? Good question. :) Foundation paper piecing is notorious for using up a lot of fabric, but I will be providing cutting instructions for each block to minimize waste.
Here is rough estimate of the fabric you'll need for the club:
* 35-40 various fat quarters, or 9-10 half-yard cuts of your choice
* 4 yds background fabric for blocks
* 1 1/4 yds for sashing and borders
I'm almost certain that I'll be using solids for my blocks, although I'm not sure yet which colors.
What do you say, are you ready to paper piece along with me? Click here to sign up for the club, and make sure to join the Stitching with Don't Call Me Betsy Flickr group to share your progress and chat with other BOM'ers. Make sure to grab a button, too! I can't wait to see you all in the group, Elizabeth's series sounds really fun!