My dear friend Andrea from the Willow Cottage Quilt Company and I hope you will join us for our wonderful new Block of the Month programme: -
a quilt that will take you on a wonderful, whistle-stop tour of the British capital…
London Town is our fourth Block of the Month and this year will run for nine months, from November 2022 until July 2023. Participants will receive an exclusive early access pattern book and beautifully packaged kits containing everything they need to create twelve original London Town sampler blocks with my tried and trusted techniques, which include simple machine-piecing, creating angles, adding trims & making bias tape (although you will need to supply your own backing and batting). We include any little extras you will need plus a few special treats and bonus projects along the way!
The quilt will finish at approximately 61" square and this year we've cherry-picked our favourite red, white and blue prints - plus a dash of regal gold - from Tilda Fabric's glorious new autumn collection, Hometown...
We'll start our tour with a bird's eye view of the city from the London Eye, visiting Westminster Abbey and Big Ben before taking a cab to Buckingham Palace to catch the changing of the guard, next we're heading down river to the Tower of London and on to Greenwich to see the Cutty Sark, then it's off to the West End for some fabric shopping at Liberty's before a trip to the Park on the top deck of a London bus. And we'd better take a brolly, just in case.
The programme also includes a special password accessed blog - where I'll explore the history of the London landmarks which inspired my blocks and guide you through the techniques we cover - plus a private Facebook group, a happy and supportive place to cheer each other on as we make our blocks.
If you want to join us on our tour of London, here are all of the important details: -
Please note that there are limited places available for the Block of the Month. There is a £19.75 reservation fee which is non-refundable and commits you to participating in the nine month programme. Reservations are available here. The remaining nine payments will be made by PayPal Subscription and will cost £19.75, plus postage (postage will be £3.25 within the UK, £6.75 to Europe and Australia/New Zealand). If you are purchasing in North America, please reference the listing in Andrea's shop, here.
Andrea and I always look forward to sewing with our talented and friendly block of the month participants and we're excited to share this new British-themed project with you in the year of the Platinum Jubilee. We very much hope you’ll travel along with us! Nicola xx