Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sneak Preview

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!


  1. Oh, Yes! I have a stash of 30's and Kona's to use for this! Thank you for a new design to make in 2012!!!

  2. WOO HOO I can't wait. I have all the fabrics and of course I will add to it. I can't wait for January. Thank you

  3. oooooooooooooh BEAUTIFUL! Can't wait to see more of that one. It looks gorgeous already.

  4. It looks like it will be beautiful. This is what I've been waiting for to use my collection of 30's prints. I can't wait. :)

  5. Can you tell us how many colors and approx yardage we'll need when we go shopping? I'm still new to applique and have a teeny tiny stash.

  6. His works are beautiful, I wonder how this will be GOOD! I'll be waiting anxious.

  7. ik ben vreselijk nieuwgierig
    Wil graag meedoen

  8. me gustaria apuntarme podrias decir la cantidad de telas que se necesitarán? muchas gracias por tan bello trabajo

    escribo desde espa├▒a

  9. I am really looking forward to this BOM. I have gotten a friend to sign up for the newsletter also and am hoping she will be doing it with me. I was wondering what size block these are going to be and yes, we will need an idea of the amount of background fabric we will need. I am thinking Kona Snow will look good for this.

  10. I'm looking forward to seeing more of this!! I have a nice stash of 30's I'm thinking just might actually get used, instead of just patted regularly!


I'd love to know what you think! Thanks for sharing your ideas.