I haven't talked about The After FLOCK much lately, and since I have a couple newsworthy bits that might interest you, I thought I'd start out by showing you Kathleen's project that uses the Big Day Quilt pattern. Recently she finished up her quilt top using 20 of the bird blocks from The AfterFLOCK. She collected the block kits each month for the last couple of years and finished her quilt top recently. She then put it on the longarm for some of her own custom quilting.
Isn't it terrific?!
For this photo, the quilt isn't quite finished yet, it's pieced, and quilted, but not trimmed and bound, so I hope Kathleen pardons me for showing you her almost-complete masterpiece!
Here is a close up of her quilting on one of my favorite blocks from the collection - naturally it's the Ruby-throated Hummingbird block.
She added unique quilting textures in each block, flowers for the hummingbird, fish for the Kingfisher block, and so on.
Here is my smaller, 12-block version of the Big Day Quilt pattern. A 'Big Day' is a bird watching term - it is a competition between bird watchers to see how many birds members on competing teams can spot and log on one full day. My version isn't quilted yet.
The Big Day Quilt Pattern has been available to FLOCK members, and the introductory price is about to go up, so I thought you might like to know about it, too.
The Big Day Quilt pattern was created to accommodate all 17 different bird block sizes from The AfterFLOCK. It's a huge pattern that encompasses everything from fabric selection tips to right-sizing blocks that may need a little adjustment. It's so big, there are four different files to download the whole thing. HOWEVER, as big as it is, it's broken down into logical segments and is easy to follow.
Even if you haven't collected the FLOCK blocks, this pattern could be a great way to convert a collection of orphan blocks into one cohesive quilt.
If you've been tempted by The AfterFLOCK, and haven't taken the plunge, this may be the perfect time to jump in and become a member of the AfterFLOCK, grab the Big Day Quilt Pattern for motivation, and start collecting the blocks for your next fan-bird quilt!
To learn more about The AfterFLOCK, CLICK HERE. And join.
One more thing. . .
If you're just too impatient to collect all the AfterFLOCK blocks one month at a time, there is a new solution with your name all over it.
The AfterFLOCK Field Guide Collection pulls together all 64 of the AfterFLOCK blocks in one big slam dunk collection.
At $1,497, it's no small investment. However, all 64 of the block kits from The AfterFLOCK - precision laser cut and ready to sew - arrive in two shipments straight to your door.
AND you save over 40% of the accumulated monthly payments.
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