My blog, as well as just about everybody's blog, is easy to access using an application called Bloglovin'. I really like it because it keeps all my favorite blogs in one or two daily e-mails and then I can click on the ones I want to look at further and then scroll through the others. One of the blogs I read regularly is written by Leah Day, creator of the 365 Day Free Motion Project, and it was on her blog that I learned last month about Quilty Box.
Quilty Box is a subscription where you can either go by the month or pre-pay for longer periods of time. Prices range from $48/month for month-to-month down to $44/month if you prepay for 12 months. I decided that 3 months would be a good period of time for me to decide whether or not it was for me.
My first box arrived last week and you can see the contents above -- let's look closer!
First I looked at the very nice two sided card that described everything in the box and contact information for each source in case I wanted to buy more -- I think that's brilliant! What if you loved the thread and wanted to know where you could get your hands on it?
The card also talks a little bit about Tabitha Martinez, the curator of this particular box, and offers a code to Quilty Box subscribers for a 10% discount, good through 12-31-15.
The box contents were based around the above cute book that features raw edged birds in various projects, some of which featured crocheted edgings.
Placemat with piecing, applique, thread sketching and a bit of crochet....
Pillow using the same techniques -- I could just see this in a child's room!
The materials in the box to help you make some of the good stuff in the book were a charm square pack featuring 16 fabrics from Cotton & Steel.....
coordinating yarn and crochet hook....
a couple of spools of Konfetti, 50 wt. cotton thread from WonderFil Specialty Threads and a scissors holder so you don't misplace them while you're doing all this fun stuff.
My take on this: I think it should have been named Crafty Box rather than Quilty Box due to the multiple techniques featured. Leah is challenging herself to make something from each box and she made a coaster with crocheted edging. I could see why Leah was delighted because crocheting is one of her skills, but it isn't something I see myself doing anytime soon and, frankly, the book was a little too cutesy for me. Maybe if it had been skulls and roses?
That said, the quality of the materials was very good and I was not disappointed in any way with that. Also, if the items had been purchased individually, they would have added up to more $ than the box cost.
I have two more months coming in before I make a decision whether or not to continue.
Meanwhile, this cute Quilty Box is this month's GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!! If you would like to have the contents of this Quilty Box for your very own, there are two ways to get your name into the drawing...
* Follow my Blog and leave a comment on this post telling me that you followed and want to win the Quilty Box. (If you already follow my Blog, just leave a comment on this post and we'll get your name in!)
* Like our Facebook Page HERE. Then share THIS Facebook post and leave a comment on the post telling me that you shared and that you want to WIN!!
We will draw a name on September 15! Good luck!!!!!!!!!!