4" x 5" Quilt-Block Anthology
If you're a reproduction fabric lover, you know the options for great quilts and fabric have been in short supply the last couple of years. As we are continually working to put together great choices for our customers, we realized this was a great time to re-introduce The 4" x 5" Quilt-Block Anthology.
The book features 182 - 4" x 5" quilt blocks. The unique size means that you probably haven't made these exact blocks before. The blocks in the book focus on a palette of 1800s reproductions fabrics in shades of red, blue, black and double pink along with shirting-style prints for backgrounds. Our program will use this palette.
We're so excited that the Little Companions Shirtings group from Paula Barnes is en route--it will be perfect for this quilt. We'll also use an array of reproduction fabrics from your favorite designers in the colors shown. We've seen some lines on the horizon that will be perfect!
There are several quilts shown in the book using the blocks. Of course, we want to make all the blocks so our program focuses on this quilt, The Sparrow's Window,
by Linda Koenig. It finishes at about 77" x 93".
We're offering this program over a period of 12 months so you'll make 15 blocks a month with 2 extra along the way.
The book is currently only available as an E-Book from Martingale Patchwork. So, if you already own it, great! If not, check on resale sites or purchase the E-book here.
We've located sashing and finishing fabrics that are a close match to the originals. You can order our finishing kit & we'll ship it in mid-late January when the program starts so you can set your blocks as you go. Or, you can provide your own sashing and borders. If you want our sashing and border kit, these are the fabrics we're using and you can order your kit here
. We're providing 7 yards of the light print for the main sashing and borders and binding and 1 yard of the dark blue for the inner border. A matching backing of the light print is also available. You'll need 6 yards of backing. Order the backing here.
Then, sign up
to receive the 12 monthly kits. We'll be sending a huge variety of 1800s reproduction fabrics in the colors shown, carefully curated to make that month's blocks. The first kits will ship in mid-late January, 2021. Each kit is just $21.95 plus shipping.
We think this is an amazing quilt that would look great in other palettes, too. If you would like to see a version in more contemporary/modern prints, email us--if there's enough interest, we'll add another colorway.
As always, if you're already participating in a BOM, feel free to email us to have this added to your shipments.All of our Special Programs or Monthly Programs require a commitment from you for the length of the program. Signing up for a Block of the Month is the same as putting a "quilt" on lay-away". You are making a commitment to purchase the entire set of patterns or kits. You have the choice of prepaying for the entire BOM or paying on a monthly basis. There are NO exceptions to this rule, so please don't ask if you can discontinue a program once you've joined in.