Wednesday, February 3, 2010

2010 Designer Mystery Block of the Month

One of Kimberly's most (in)famous quotes around these parts is, "I have an idea." Those words started the first Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery BOM in 2008, and now here we are in our third year of it! Before we used lines by perennial favorites 3 Sisters for Moda, but this year we're shaking things up a little. Cheryl's here to share a little more with y'all about the this year's club! Click for all of the details and to sign up!

One of the most exciting things around here is the think tank. As ideas began to circulate about the next (our third!!) Designer Mystery block of the month program, a very special plan emerged. We wanted to have a different "feel" with this one...to use fabric unlike the previous programs and have blocks that in no way resembled the first two quilts.

Which comes first, the fabric or the block design?? No matter, the decision was soon made. The 2010 Designer Mystery Block of the Month will debut in June, featuring 12 Days of Christmas fabrics by Kate Spain (see our previous post about her debut line Verna), and best of all, novelty blocks depicting some of the most recognizable holiday icons.

Kimberly has had many, many emails from you asking what kinds of blocks will be included. What things come to your mind first when thinking of Christmas? Here's a little teaser for you -- the blocks include 2 different packages, 2 different ornaments, a Santa hat, a fabulous gingerbread house (fabulous!! see the sneak peek below!), a stocking, a mitten, a tree, a wreath, peppermints and a basket. And we've brought back our favorite quilt designers to the line-up, with the addition of our Pam Buda, Carrie Nelson, Sherri Falls and Gudrun Erla!

The designers this year are:
One block has already been tested (instructions proofed, fabric cut and block completed!), and another one will soon be ready. Can I tell you, the wreath block is simple but absolutely adorable!! Can't wait to get to the next block!

The 2010 Designer Mystery quilt, setting by our good pal Brenda Riddle, is one of the cutest Christmas quilts I have ever seen! I get to see gorgeous fabrics and creative patterns and designs every day, and this one has me itching to join! Every block will be a happy, whimsical memento of that favorite holiday. Everything about it makes me smile! Sprinkle some funky stars in the corners (another little teaser!) for added smiles. I'm spreading the word...you will NOT want to miss this one!! Please join us!

Cheryl Cohorn
Fat Quarter Shop

6 comments:

Jen said...

I'm already signed up and excited for the first block to arrive. Is it June yet?

Cindy said...

I am ecited, signed up and ready to start.

Thank you all for this fun event. I was not lucky enough to partake in 2008 but did 2009 and now 2010 looks to be just as fun.

Sherri said...

Signed up just the other day...can't wait! Can we start it early lol?!

kate spain said...

This sounded like too much fun to pass up! I signed up as soon as I heard about it :) Thank you Kimberly and everyone at FQS for organizing this (i'm totally honored), and to the amazing list of designers for your generous creativity. Can't wait to be surprised by what you've come up with!
xok

Jane said...

This is so exciting. This is my first BOM experience, so bear with me for a stupid question: Is the fabric sent along with each month's pattern (in otherwise, included in the price)?

Jane at mccrthyj@gmail.com

Bree's place. said...

YAH!!! I am going to love this one! You've got to stop putting out such great BOM's, I'll never find for everything else I want to make!