I received an email from Kimberly a few months ago. She said she knew how I love to collect old things because I'm so old -- no, no, wait, she's much too sweet to actually say that! :) Anyway, she wanted to know if perchance I had any of the old Kansas City newspapers with the star patterns they published for 30 years or so.
I immediately remembered buying some many years ago as well as a couple of really old books with pictures of those stars in them. I was a brand-new quilter and had no clue what to do with them! But I wasn't about to admit anything until I could squeeze some information from her.
I've known Kimberly ever since she opened the Fat Quarter Shop (although we've never actually met), and no matter how much I beg or attempt bribery, I have yet to EVER get any information from her about new quilts or clubs. I mean, sheesh, sometimes a gal just wants to know what's going on, but that Kimberly won't tell anything! I can assure you, it's not for my lack of trying!
So, although I hate to admit this, I totally caved. Yes, I had some of them, and I'd send them right along to her. She received them in a couple of days, and only then offered a tease -- that there was a SUPER SECRET PROJECT in the works!
Finally, a couple of days ago I get a late night email from her -- "Go look at the What's New page." I was out of bed in a flash (I must get a laptop to keep upstairs) and flew downstairs to the computer! There it was!
The Vintage Kansas City Star Block of the Month!
I was SO excited! For so long I have wanted to make some of those stars, but the templates and hand piecing seemed daunting to me. Well, Kimberly worked it all out for us -- no templates, no hand piecing! All easy piecing techniques using our beloved rotary cutters and sewing machines!
Totally totally excited! It doesn't start until November, so I have plenty of time to get these other projects finished up and be ready to go! I LOVE THIS QUILT!
I hope everyone signs up with me for this one. Maybe we can do a blogger's quilting group like we did on some of the other BOMs - hold hands and do it together! I'll ask closer to the start date, but if there's enough interest, we'll get it going. Maybe we can do the monthly drawing for prizes like before. I don't know. We'll talk about that later.
In the meantime, though, go sign up immediately for this! She always sells out of the really great BOMs quickly, and you'll hate it if you miss out on doing this awesome quilt!
This so feeds into the vintage mindset I've been experiencing lately - the Civil War stuff, '30s fabrics, antique quilts..........
Okay, Kimberly, you can say it. I'M OLD!!!!!!!