Thursday, September 9
block of the month
These are a couple of the blocks for a block of the month I am doing at a local shop. It's called a $5.00 quilt, but for the life of me, I can't see why. You know the concept of $5.00 quilts, buy the first pattern and fabric for $5.00, then bring it back the next month and you get the next one free, etc. This one is different because at the beginning, we had to buy all the background and focus fabrics, the dark green and center in the above photo, at the beginning. This was presented in a box with a handle and a notebook with the finished quilt on the cover, along with a bill for over $150.00 or more, I can't remember the exact amount. I loved the quilt and have been keeping up with my investment each month. Most months we make two blocks or more and we were able to choose from 3 colorways. I chose Summer, but there was Americana and Autumn as well. Funny thing is that they never ask to see anyone's blocks so I guess we never get charged 5.00 after all. It's a good thing after that initial investment. I really don't think I will do next year as I think having one of 350 identical quilts is not my thing. I would rather make an original. Fun though while it lasts.