Sunday, September 22, 2013

Last free BOM link is open!

The Fan Flower link is now open.  This is block 42 and is the last in the Vintage Sampler series.  Whew!  It has been a blast to design and share this pattern.  One would think writing 42 block patterns would be a real task, and it was.  But I action wrote 126 patterns because I did three versions of each block.  OMG!

Thanks to all of my great followers and newsletter readers who have faithfully followed this BOM.  I am going to start a new one next month, and no hints will be given as I am still working out the details.

Once this BOM closes the whole Vintage Sampler quilt will be available for purchase as a complete pattern only, and the 12" and 16" versions of the block, available only to my subscribers, will no longer be available at all.

I am introducing two new patterns this month which will be available from my publisher:  They are made featuring the Jo Morton fabric line Dovetails I from Andover Fabric.

The first pattern is called Pave the Way.  It is actually pretty simple as it features plain background blocks and all the design is fusible applique!

The second pattern is called Temple and is a combination pieced and applique quilt using the same line of Jo Morton fabric.

If you are interested in being a pattern tester -- and have a high level of piecing and applique skill AND the time to complete a top in a relatively short time frame -- please let me know.  I have a lot of patterns which need to be tested before they can be published.

Stay tuned for more new designs.

On the home front, the kitties are as crazy as ever.
Clear evidence that they are possessed!

Buffy is sitting on Buster's tail and Buster is sitting with his feet on either side of Buffy giving her a back rub, looking like a total dweeb.
And Rockie, our yellow lab, trashed my office yesterday while I was gone in an effort to climb onto the table behind a set of boxes where the cat food is hidden.  We had just filled the cat food canister and Rocky ate the whole thing.  When we got home his stomach was bulging and the cat food was GONE.  The most damning evidence, however, was the complete chaos he made of my office knocking things down in his attempt to get at the highly ingenious secret location of the cat food. . . not so secret anymore.  Damn dog!
Rocky eating watermelon.
This weekend I had a great time vending at the Nightime Needlers Quilt Show in N. Kansas City, MO. What a great group of quilters and wonderful quilts.  Here is my booth:

And here are a few of the great quilts in the show:

Ok, hope your weekend is going great and you are enjoying this wonderful fall Kansas weather!


  1. Reese, I sure wish I had time to test your patterns... Just love them... Thanks for sharing!

  2. Reeze, I must be a bit of a dunderhead but I cannot find any link to the final pattern block #42 - "Last free BOM link is open!"
    There is nothing in the email except the title and only info on your next projects and adorable kitties. Would appreciate just a little bit of guidance please. :-)
    Thank you so much for having provided this series of patterns.
    regards, Michele-Marie - michrichbloch at yahoo dot com dot au

  3. Michele, look at the top of the blog page at the subject dividers and click on 2013 BOM. That will take you to the pattern page with the flower links.

    Thanks for this great series, Reeze, it took a lot of dedication from you to complete such a lengthy project and it's greatly appreciated!

    Karen in TX

  4. Thank you for these lovely vintage flowers these past 2 years Reeze!!
    I´m about 10 blocks behind still but WILL finish by the end of the year and add more to my album with the others soon...take your time starting the new BOM and I´ll see how far I can get before the gun. :o)
    Your new Pave the Way and Temple quilts are gorgeous and I love the colors you chose.
    Happy autumn quilting and hugs!
    Bobbi in Germany

  5. I am a longarm quilter but I would possibly be interested in being a pattern tester. I am pretty fast at piecing, I do applique but mostly machine applique. Let me know the details.


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