I am so excited. I am always excited when I am working on a new design. Yup this is the design for my Free 2012 BOM! Wow, I can't resist sharing a few hints with you.
- I love vintage quilts
- I love floral quilts
- I love sampler quilts
- I love those wonderful 30's solid colors (you know, like Kona cottons and Moda Bella Solids)
So of course the new BOM will be the re-creation of a vintage floral sampler, circa 1920-30, in wonderful pastel (and a few bright) solids.
But wait. . . there will be at least three versions of each block!! There will be a beginner, intermediate, and an advanced version of each block -- you can choose! Blog readers will receive the beginner block for free for a month! If you are subscriber to my newsletter you will get all three for free for a month. How is that for an incentive?? :-) Big cheesy grin!
The new BOM will start in January so now is a great time to start taking advantage of sales on those Kona Cottons and Bella Solids. Or you might want to use 30's prints!! They would be adorable in this quilt. Or be wild and use batiks!!
Of course the patterns will all be written for fusible machine applique. But you can adapt the pattern to your favorite method.
OK, have I got you excited yet??? Whooo hooo. I have about a dozen of the the blocks done already and am working on settings. Oh, did I mention there will be 42 blocks??? Oops, another slip there. hehehe -- and since there will be at least 3 versions of each block that means there will be roughly 126 blocks to choose from for your sampler quilt. Whew, I must be nuts.
This is a project I have wanted to do for a long time, and now I can't wait to get going on it. I have my fabrics all picked out. (Remember the applecores?)
I've added a few more greens and blues to this pile since I took the picture.
Hope you will join me in January for the FREE 2012 Vintage Floral Sampler BOM!