Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Its May!  Did you ever dance around a maypole?  Nope, me neither.  But my sister did, in college no less.  I think they had to wear white and put flowers in their hair.  One of those archaic traditions which probably passed into obscurity along with punting and freshman beanies.

However, May at Morning Glory Designs always means flowers in my yard, the end of another academic semester, nice weather in Kansas, and graduations.  Plus, more time to sew and quilt!  I hope you are enjoying your May as much as I enjoy mine.

Block 9 of the Vintage Sampler is ready to go.  Check out the BOM page to see the newest free Block of the Month. 

My local quilt shop, Quilting Bits and Pieces in Eudora, KS is offering my Block of the Month, and they are kitting it with adorable 1930's fabrics.  Here are their first two blocks.

Aren't they cute?  I am so tempted to do them again in 30's fabrics!  Faith made these wonderful sample blocks and used hand blanket stitched edges in matching embroidery floss. Contact the shop if you want to purchase the matching floss along with the kits.

They are offering 2 blocks each month which includes a full color pattern, background fabric and all the flower fabrics.  The price includes sashing and borders.  I know they are only cutting a limited number of kits so if you want to order these you should contact them right away.  They do mail order, and if you pay in advance you get free shipping! 

Rose and Leaf is block 9 of the Vintage Sampler BOM here. It is a sweet variation of the traditional Rose of Sharon block.

And we have a winner!!  Last time I asked for suggestions for a name for the new BOM quilt that I am offering.  And Lynne came up with a winning suggestion.


And let me tell you it was a tough choice and I am glad I did not have to do the choosing.  The gals at the quilt shop chimed in with their favorites and they picked a winner.
Congratulations Lynne, you will receive a free pattern of your choice from
Morning Glory Designs.

There is still time to sign up for this block of the month kit.  Contact Quilting Bits and Pieces to enroll.  Price includes pattern, all fabric for blocks, sashing and borders.

Wow, what a busy month.  And it is only May 2! 


  1. Hi Reeze,
    I´ve finally caught up, finished block 8 last night and just now printed the new block number 9...but it´s only two pages. Where can I get the pattern drawn full-size to use as the placement diagram?
    Thanks for these absolutely lovely flowers, it´s a relaxing evening when I´ve got another needle-turning block in hand!
    Hugs from Germany,

  2. Dear Bobbi, I am so pleased that you are enjoying this block of the month. I have to confess I did not put an applique placement guide with this block because I didn't think anyone would need it. Plunk the flower in the middle and arrange the leaves around it! LOL However, I didn't think that if you are doing needleturn applique you would want that for an overlay or for doing back basting. I will add it to the pattern and upload a new version. Thanks for your note. Reeze


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