In the summer, Rita (Red Pepper Quilts) put this photo on her blog and, although the idea of a BOM programme ("block of the month", where a fabric shop sends you a block pattern and the fabrics to make that block each month) had not appealed to me before, both the fabrics in the quilt and the challenge of all those different circles really appealed to me and so I signed up.
Amitie and the quilt designed by the shop's owner, Jennifer Kingwell, and the whole thing is shown in this blog post of hers. For months one and two, we have been sent the fabric for three of the circles. The first involved curved seams and meeting 8 points in the centre which I struggled with for quite a long time but got (nearly) there in the end.
For cirles two and three I made a right mess of piecing the small inner circles. I machine pieced them and they were a right mess so I took them apart and hand sewed them and they were an even worse mess so ended up appliqueing them in the end. I decided to throw in a few of my own fabrics to circles 2 and 3, not because I don't love the ones Amitie sent but to see how I do with mixing them up a bit as colour combinations are not my strong point. Hopefully November's fabrics and instructions should arrive soon. If anyone reading this post is also doing this BOM, I'd love to see how you are doing too.