Like to plan ahead? Marcus prepares you for Fall/Holiday 2011 with another beautiful BOM project, this time featuring CHESTNUT & VINE by Faye Burgos, in a quilt design by Vicki Bellino of Bloom Creek.
Faye's rich harvest palette of russet, gold, pumpkin, sage and brown makes this group a winner all season long, moving into the holidays without an obvious "holiday" feel. Vicki makes the most of the sophisticated motifs with simple block construction and beginner-level appliqué with clear, easy instructions for both stitched and fused techniques. Plus, Vicki, our resident Strip-ItT expert, introduces quilters to even more creative new cutting and piecing techniques using Marcus' unique pre-printed stripe fabric, an industry innovation. If you enjoyed the ease & beauty of last year's Christmas BOM, you'll love this year's Strip-It-based design even more!
While the 82" square quilt is larger than the popular Holidays at Home design from 2010, CHESTNUT & VINE is designed for completion in a 6-month timeframe. (Each month blocks/border will be added to the center block, so that at the end of the 6th month, the quilt will be finished.) The program runs from March/April 2011 through September 2011.