Blizzard Buddies – Block of the Month

Blizzard Buddies – a 12-month Block of the Month Program

January 15, 2018 – December 15, 2018

Join us for a year long journey in hand embroidered redwork. Each month, beginning on January 15, 2018  you’ll receive a pattern booklet, background fabric and Cosmo floss to make a different hand embroidered redwork Snowman plus fabric and directions to make several of the pieced blocks from the quilt Blizzard Buddies by Annies’ Quilting.  You can make the redwork blocks into any of several different projects included in the book but we’ll focus on the quilt project. Blizzard Buddies finishes 48” X 58” and if you LOVE redwork, this book will give you projects and ideas for many years.

 

New to hand embroidery? This is the perfect beginner project. The pattern book uses only simple stitches and all of them are well diagramed in the instructions.

 

Here’s how the Block of the Month will work:

 

  • Pay a $25 non-refundable registration fee for the BOM program.
  • Each Monthly Kit is $10.99 + optional shipping. Kits will be ready for shipping/pick-up by the 15th of each month.
    • January 2018, the first month’s kit will include the pattern book – Redwork Blizzard Buddies and fabric kit. Every month thereafter, through December 2018 you’ll receive fabric for the redwork block, fabric for a few of the pieced blocks and Cosmo floss for embroidery.
  • The last block will be shipped by December 15th2018 and includes the last block kit, along with border and binding fabric plus a $25 Inspire Gift Card.

Registration:     

CLICK Blizzard Buddies for pdf flyer

Additional Items you might like to have to complete this project:

  • A few yards of Pellon Shape Flex stabilizer. This makes a nice stable base for hand embroidery yet remains soft and pliable. Fuse to back of the hand embroidery background after tracing and before stitching.
  • Light box – for tracing the design onto fabric.
  • Red Pigma Pen (permanent marker) or Frixion pen, heat removable marker.
  • Small, spring embroidery hoop – 5”-6” is easy to hold and work with
  • Chenille Needles and good needle threader
  • Light colored 50wt piecing thread
  • Best Press or Flatter sizing – helps with both piecing and finishing embroidery