Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Sew Kitschy – January block

 Happy New Year, my friends! I hope 2014 is filled with fabric, sewing and friends!

So let’s kick off the new year with the new paper pieced Block of the Month! Sew Kitschy! We have 9 retro kitchen themed blocks to make this year! We’ll start with the easier blocks and work up to the harder ones (I’m looking at you Betty!). You can check out all the details of the BOM here. 

Sew Kitschy

Now one thing I’m doing a little differently for the BoM this year – giving you a choice!

You can wait to get the pattern free each month, or you can purchase the entire pattern bundle upfront. 

Upside of waiting – well, free patterns! Yay! Upside of purchasing straight up – no more waiting! hehehe. I thought I’d try this option to cater to those people who don’t love BoMs so much (I gotta admit, I’m personally not so good with long-term WiPS) but would still like the patterns without having to wait til the very end. So – for whatever option you choose – free or paid – go check out my Craftsy store.

Onto the BoM! January’s block is the easiest of the bunch! There are only three sections to put together! Yay for an easy start, right?! We have the oven mitt and pot holder block up first.

Sew Kitschy January Block

I have very creatively titled it “Oven mitts Paper Pieced Pattern” in my Craftsy shop, but in my head I call it “Some Like It Hot”. Just a reminder on the pattern – it’ll only be free for the month of January then it’s paying my bills and we’ll move onto the February block. So head over and grab the pattern! Time to sew!

And a slight confession – I’m not actually sewing along with this one myself. Forgive me, but I’m just not a retro gal! But I did have a blast designing the patterns and am excited about seeing your version! My favourite part of the BoM is seeing what fabrics people choose and how you make these blocks your own! So please make sure when you finish your block that you share it in the Quiet Play Flickr group, or link it up here in the linky party. The linky will be open for the whole month so we can all see what everyone else has made (and pop by and leave comments of course!).

Can’t wait to see your blocks! Happy sewing, quilty types!


24 comments:

  1. Oh, we only have 10 hours to go :-) Sorry to say I won't be doing it since I'm not a retro gal either. Glad not being alone :-)

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  2. Happy New Year Kristy! Hope 2014 is a good one for you!

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  3. Happy New Year to the Future! Its only 15H52 here in SA. Hope your year is great.

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  4. It is 09:00 am on the East Coast if the US and I am a HAPPY quilter! getting started right now!

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  5. Darling pattern.... thanks so very much! Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  6. This is my first sewing QAL priority, Now it was last year too.. but I didnt have goal setting set right.. LOL. I had written on my 2013 calendar every month QUIET PLAY....( I guess this is only funny in my head,) but now I looked back on 2013 calendar to pick up birthdays I see this QP in black sharpie. every month, I took the time to write it on every page.... Moral of the story, I set my goals to high with QALS, grandkids, and personal stuff.. BEING REALISTIC this year is my resolution..

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  7. Looks fun - Happy New Year to you and your family :)

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  8. Neat block Kristy. Great way to start the New Year :)

    Hope 2014 is a great year for you and yours.

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  9. Still a few hours to go here! But wishing you and your family a brilliant New Year full of fun and fabric! I can't wait to start the BoM!! Just need to decide FQ's or scraps?!?

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  10. How do you keep coming up with these fab ideas?????

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  11. Happy NEW Year Kristy! We have still 3 hours to go here in GREECE! Thank you for this pattern! x Teje

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  12. Oh my word someone has completed their block already!! For not being a retro gal, you sure are good at retro design!!! Thanks for the pattern and Happy New Year!!!

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  13. Happy New Year Kristy. Thanks for sharing so much on your blog - I have really enjoyed following along this year, and have even done a bit of paper piecing myself, thanks to your enthusiasm :-) Hope 2014 is a wonderful year for you.

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  14. Happy New Year Kristy! Thanks for the great block to start the New Year out ~ looking forward to getting it made!

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  15. Thank you for 2013 BOM (it is not ready yet).And thanks for this year BOM as well.

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  16. Thank you for another lovely BoM series, Kristy! I LOVE your designs!
    Can't wait to see everyone's blocks this year!!

    Susie

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  17. Happy New Year and thanks for sharing this cute pattern with us. Just printed mine off so I can't wait to get started.

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  18. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

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  19. so excited to get started! I struggle w/ finishing big projects sometimes as I have so many going. This seems like a perfect way to tackle a little each month.

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  20. Just linked up with my block! So exciting! Thank you so much for providing these cute patterns. I've been wanting to get better at paper piecing and this is just perfect. :-)

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  21. I am SO EXCITED to begin. I plan to make a blanket of some kind for my sister; she's a pastry chef. This couldn't be more perfect! It's very generous of you to share the patterns for free, too.

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  22. I made one.. I am so excited. I have to get my camera emptied to take a pic and I did a good job too.....

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  23. I am very excited to participate. I don't think my first comment ever went through.

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  24. I am very excited to participate!! First block is finished and uploaded. Look forward to seeing everyone elses!

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