If you’ve seen us perform in the last 10 years, you’ve likely seen this quilt. It’s called the Star and Plume, and has 48 blocks to tell the story of Sunbonnet Sue’s encounter with a scary “slasher” guy. She ends up “outgunning” him and they live happily ever after. The song I wrote to tell this story uses 48 quilt block names to tell it, and a number of people over the years wanted to make it too. Two years ago I started the first Block of the Month for the Star and Plume, and the first group has finished up. (I’m still waiting to see their finished quilts!!!).
Now that I have nothing to do on the first of every month – AND because I keep receiving requests to get in on the BOM – I’m starting it again on JUNE 1st.
For $5 a month, you will receive two patterns in your Inbox. At the end of 24 months (if you keep up to date, of course!) you’ll have a finished quilt! The quilt measures 68″ x 90″ and can easily get a border added to make it fit a queen sized bed.
I consider this an excellent learning quilt – not your beginner sampler quilt! Techniques covered include: basic piecing, half- and quarter-square triangles, paper foundation piecing, curved piecing, diamonds, machine and hand applique, and English Paper Piecing. The blocks are sent out from easy to challenging, so that your skills build with each block.
If you’re interested in finding out more, please visit the website and go to the “NEW! Block of the Month” tab on the left hand side.