Sunday, February 12, 2012

New Pattern–Market Place Mosaic

I am so excited to be bringing out this pattern.  I have been working on this design for a long time, then just let it simmer for several months, and finally got off my fanny and got it completed.
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I saw this fragment of a tile floor in a book called The Tile Book: Decorating with Fired Earth by Elizabeth Hilliard, page 141, and thought it would make a great quilt design. I first talked about this design back on May 12, 2010!! I designed the quilt pretty quickly, but spent a long time trying to find fabrics and colors that I liked and that felt right for this quilt. At first I wanted to use Stonehenge fabrics.  I love them and used them in my Bath of Apolausis Quilt I made last year.  But Ro Gregg’s new fabric line called Marblehead just came out in December and I loved the tones and textures that look like marble and stone.

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I loved the detail in the red tiles and drew the motif as an applique.  But four of those motifs in one block was just too small for a quilter, so I opted to put one large motif instead of four small ones in the center of the blocks.applique
It really stands out against the dark blue background, even better than it did against a red background.  But then you can make it any color you want it to be in your version!  Don’t you just love that?  I designed it for fusible web so it would be easy and fast to add to the mosaic block
I really love those stone and marble textures in this fabric.  And these blocks are easy enough for a beginner to make with rotary cutting instructions which are fully illustrated in color!
It is available NOW on my website for a great price, only $9.00.  And best of all it is a downloadable PDF so you can have it today!

This is a companion quilt to my Bath of Apolausis Quilt which came out last fall.  The are both available now on my website you you could take your pick of either one, or get them both!!
Final Version for QW
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You will find the Bath of Apolausis quilt here.

Now for more good news:

I have posted the next Vintage Sampler Block on the BOM page a few days early!  Whoo Hooo.  So go get the Camellia Block while its free!
My newsletter subscribers will still get the two bonus blocks on the 15th as scheduled.  And I have posted the next two blocks on my website, so if you just can’t wait, you can purchase Block 5 and 6 (set of 3 blocks for each) at a very special discounted price for a short time.

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Block 4 – Camellia
Sample Block made by Pattern Tester Charlene Calhoun

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Block 3 and Winners!

Vintage Sampler BOM Block 3 is posted. 
Check it out on the BOM page.  Its a cutie this month, and appropriately,  a Morning Glory! 

Morning Glory 9" Block made by pattern tester Charlene
Got Winners! 
Time for the winners of the give-aways to stand up and be counted! (And to get their goodies)

Winner 1:  Posted a comment about the new Vintage Sampler BOM:
Vicki x wins a Free Pattern of their choice!

Winner 2:  Posted a comment and placed my BOM Badge on their Blog or Website:
Kathy Wylie wins a Fat Quarter Bundle!

Winner 3: Posted pictures of completed blocks on the Vintage Sampler Flickr Group page:
Grams 2012 wins a Charm Pack!

Winner 4: Suggested project ideas for blocks?
Debby Patz Wins a Fat Quarter mini bundle!

CONGRATULATIONS to all of this month's winners. 

Please send me your complete name and mailing address to claim your prizes. 
Email me at reeze AT

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments and links.  I so appreciate your support of this project. 

Leave a comment about how you would embellish block 3 and become a follower on my blog to be entered to win a Fat Quarter Mini Bundle in February!

If you have not yet subscribed to my newsletter you are missing out on more free blocks -- twice a month.  You could be getting the free patterns for these two additional block!
12" Morning Glory Block
12" block by Pattern Tester Jean B

16" Morning Glory Block
Thanks for playing along with this years Block of the Month.  If you haven't started yet, now is a great time to begin.