2021-22 BEBE BOLD Sashiko Block Of The Month starts in autumn 2021
Included in this program are pre-stenciled fabrics, sashiko threads, sashiko needles, sashiko thimble and of course the instructions to make the quilt. Please fill in the contact form below to pre-register
The 2020-21 BOM program finished in June 2021, you can now purchase the kit and do it at your own rhythm.
The Sashiko Block of the Month Quilt is designed by Jane MacDonald as a throw/lap quilt. The finished size is approximately 130cm x 105cm however the quilt could quite easily be made larger if you decide to add more at the end of the program. Jane has kept this quilt design quite simple to feature kamon patterns, as well as highlighting boro/slow stitching, appliqué and transferring designs. Jane decided to include sashiko stitch dragonflies on the border as a way of illustrating how to transfer sashiko designs. Jane shows that transferring designs is an important and easy skill to learn that can be used in future projects. Included in this BOM are all the fabrics for the quilt top, instructions, chaco paper, sashiko thread, sashiko needles and thimble. Extra requirements to finish the quilt are quilting thread, binding, backing and wadding. Only fabrics and sashiko thread made in Japan are used to make this quilt, including pre-stencilled tsumugi cotton and woven stripes.
There are 8 blocks plus the border distributed in 5 mail outs:
- November, block 1
- December, blocks 2 and 3
- February, blocks 4 and 5
- April, blocks 6 and 7
- June, block 8 plus border
Costing is 20€ per month for France (totalling 180€) or 23€ per month (totalling 207€) for the rest of the world including postage.
This sashiko quilt has been designed by Jane MacDonald in Australia. A renowned teacher of sashiko, Jane has created this project as a statement piece, for those who enjoy all aspects of sashiko. You will be able to join our dedicated block of the month facebook group which can be a fun way to communicate and share ideas with others participating in the project. Previous block of the month groups have really enjoyed this community aspect of their registration.