by Yoko Saito

Now that 3955 is well underway, we've spent some time researching what other project in the Scrap Valley book would be a good candidate for a monthly program. Lots of you have weighed in and we have a wish list of projects. We'll be searching for fabrics for some of them when we're at Spring Quilt Market. 

For now, though, we're confident we have the fabric secured to bring you this beauty:

Kindness finishes at 71” x 83”.

It features pieced feathered star blocks and gorgeous applique accents.

 After searching for months, we finally located fabrics that we’re confident will allow you to recreate this beauty with a look that is close to the original. Scroll down for images of the fabrics we'll primarily use in this monthly program.

You’ll need the Scrap Valley book for the pattern. Order it here if you don’t already have it.

The quilt uses 4 yards of a background fabric in the center of the quilt for the star blocks and applique blocks. The original quilt uses a woven beige fabric with blue & black accents. It’s no longer available. Recognizing that everyone has opinions about stripes & backgrounds, we’ve decided to offer you your choice of 4 backgrounds. Pick your favorite & we’ll ship it with Month 1. The background kit retails for $43.

Option 1--most similar to original in terms of stripe effect

Option 2--subtle check with a hint of blue--sold out

Option 3--subtle stripe 

Option 4--a tonal check if you're not a fan of stripes.

Order your background choice here.

Then, the quilt uses yardage for the appliques and the borders. We’re putting together a second kit of yardage for those elements. We’ll ship in in Month 2 to help balance your costs. The fabrics will primarily come from the Riverbanks line shown here—we’ll match your border fabric to the background fabric you select (a couple lean more beige/grey; a couple lean more taupe-y/brown—we want your end result to look good and we’ll make sure it does!) The applique/border kit includes 7 1/8 yards of fabric and retails for $75.95. Order your applique/border kit here

Then, sign up to receive kits to make the star blocks. There are 30 blocks in the quilt. We’ll send you fabrics to make 3 blocks per month making this a 10 month program. Because you’ll have the applique fabrics early, you can work on the applique a little at a time along the way.

Monthly kits are $16.95. The original quilt uses more than 150 fabrics for the stars. We'll work hard to give you a huge variety in the colors & styles used in the original. The first kits will ship in July, 2017. Reserve your spot here.

We are exploring offering acrylic templates for hand or machine piecing for this quilt. If you’re interested in those, please email us or comment on your order so we know if this is worth pursuing.

We hope you're as excited about Kindess as we are. Don't delay in signing up as a couple of the background options are in very short supply.



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