Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year and New Block of the Month!

Wow, it has been forever since I posted a new BOM.  The Vintage Sampler BOM took 2 years to complete and so many of you enjoyed those vintage 30’s applique blocks.  How many of you actually started that quilt??  LOL

If you missed any Vintage Sampler blocks they are now all available for purchase on my website.

Well, I finally finished my design for the new 2014 BOM and it is a bit different from my last one.  I hope you like it.  I am still tweaking the border and sashing, but it is pretty much done.

What I really need is a name!  So I have a pile of fat quarters all tied up in a pretty bow which will go to the person that suggests the winning name for my new Block of the Month Quilt.

mexican tiles BOM final
Here is how this one works. Each block will be available for 1 month for free.  After 30 days a new block will be posted and the old one will be removed.  Past blocks may be purchased on my website for $3.50 each.  I will not honor any email requests for missed blocks.
Newsletter subscribers will also receive a link to the free block, plus a bonus block each month available only to newsletter subscribers.  The sashing and border blocks and instructions will only be available to newsletter subscribers.
Here is Block #1:
Block 1

 I am doing my sample in batiks with a few prints mixed in.  I would love to see what colors and fabrics you will do yours in.  The blocks are 8” squares, and the finished quilt measures 43” x 53” – a nice throw size or large wall size quilt.
With the additional bonus blocks, subscribers will be able to make a much larger quilt.

Bonus blocks will not be posted on my blog or sold on my website.  They are available ONLY to newsletter subscribers.  Not a subscriber?  Click the button on the left and sign up. Smile

Fine Print:  My work is protected by copyright.  You may make one copy for yourself for personal use only.  Absolutely no other use may be made of this pattern without the written consent of Morning Glory Designs.  Do not share copies with your friends, post on any digital media, print multiple copies, or any other form of distribution.  Your friends are welcome to download their own copy.  This pattern may not be used by guilds or small groups without permission.  I cannot continue to provide free BOMs unless these copyright conditions are met.  Thank you for understanding and cooperating.

135 comments:

  1. Muchísimas gracias, Reeze, por compartir durante un mes tu diseño. A mi me vino a la cabeza el nombre de "vidrieras de flores", pero en inglés no sé como sonará. Abrazos

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    1. Stained glass flowers is a great suggestion. Thanks so much for submitting it.

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  2. Thanks so much for your new BOM -- it's beautiful!

    The blocks remind me of lovely tiles, so I have a couple name suggestions:

    A Tiled Year

    Or on a lighter note:

    A Tiling We Will Go

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  3. Hi Reeze, first of all best wishes for the new year, second thank you so much for that gorgeous BOM, love it. It reminded me also of tiles so I came up with "Happy Tiles Trail" .
    Regards from Holland, Anita Westerveld.

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  4. It will be fine!!!! I like it very much! I shall sew it with pleasure!!!!!

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  5. I agree it is beautiful and reminds me also of tiles but more like those beautiful old mosaic style ones. So, how about Mosaic Medley?

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  6. Very pretty and only one word came to my mind "Prestigious"...

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  7. Happy New Year Reeze - your new BOM design is just beautiful. I love the Tile look as well and wondered if you should incorporate some history into the name ? Tiles de LaLonde ? I sure don't know any French -- but saw that you lived on the LaLonde farm growing up so I thought it might be a pretty name. Another options would be fleur de laLonde ? Thanks for continuing to inspire and share your wonderful creations! Happy New Year!

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    1. Hi Karen, I love the idea of using my maiden name. I showed this one to my sister and she had to chuckle. Thanks for such a fun suggestion.

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  8. Celtic Mosaic comes to mind. Happy New Year's Reese! Thanks for the new BOM. I am about 3/4 done on my Vintage Sampler. I had my DH cut out the applique for the blocks, as a keep busy project for him, due to ill health.

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  9. Another winner Reeze! the border reminds me of Tiffany stained glass so my suggestion is Tiffany Tiles. Whatever you call it, it's beautiful!

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  10. Great quilt. I would call it Reese's Provonce or French Provonce. I know it is misspelled but it is a french word and I was not close enough for spell check to find it.

    jean

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  11. I love this wonderful quilt design. Thank you for sharing it so graciously.
    Until a name is given I'm putting in my BOM folder under the file named 'Morning in Mayfair'. I don't know why.... it just sort of suited me. Alma.

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  12. Beautiful. Definitely tiles. And my first thought was it looked Celtic. So how about "Celtic Tiles."

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  13. Oh Reeze, I just love this! This quilt reminds me of something in the line of French beauties. Perhaps a name line "La Belle de Paris". I love the border just the way you have it. Thank you for sharing your patterns. Hope you have a very Happy New Year.
    Hugs,
    Gypsy

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  14. I also see stained glass in your design so I suggest, Stained Glass Revisited.

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  15. it's gorgeous! celtic summer would be a nice name for it.

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  16. "Cashmina" or "Cashmira" as it reminds me of some Indian icons!

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  17. Reminds me of the Kaleidoscopes we all had as children. You twisted them around and around and each side was exactly the same. The colors were so beautiful so I would say Reflection Symmetry.

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  18. Flowerish Mosaic

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  19. A bit Celtic, a bit Scottish, how about Highland Flowers?
    Wish you a very happy 2014!

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  20. Lovely BOM....thank you! How about the name Hacienda? This makes me think of unique and one of a kind hand painted Mexican pottery.

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  21. Charlemagne's Paladins or simply The Paladins. They were to Charlemagne what the Knights of the Round Table were to King Arthur. When I saw these lovely designs, I immediately thought of romance and heroes.

    Karen in TX

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    1. I'm trying to learn how to post other than anonymous. Just testing it out with this reply. Karen in TX

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  22. What a beautiful quilt. I like the name Fleur. Not sure of the spelling. Hugs

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  23. How about Reezes Tiffany Splender:? I like the ring of that. Thank you. Lovely pattern.

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  24. It's lovely and I immediately thought of the tables at Chili's restaurants ! I've studied them many times while waiting for food.
    Spanish table tiles?

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    1. Now that made me laugh out loud katzber. I sat at those same tables. I wonder if subconsciously I was remember those? hahaha thanks for the reminder and the laugh!

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  25. Did anyone find the bonus pattern? I looked the whole page over, but didn't see it.
    Another great name-Tiffany's Elegance.
    Or--Elegance Revisited.
    Happy New Year and a great year it will be, especially with all of us working on this fine quilt.

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  26. Tiffany Mosaic. It looks like Tiffany glass with mosaic tiles. Lovely!

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  27. When I saw this quilt I thought of Casbar Tiles. I'm not sure of the spelling but I see a beautiful tile floor.

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    1. Hi Gari! How you doing in the warm south? I love your suggestions and it was on my list. Can't wait to see what gorgeous stuff you do with this BOM. Always love your work.

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  28. I think around the world in 12 months

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  29. Many of the blocks remind me of those Celtic garden layouts you'd see on castle grounds around the UK. We spent 3 years stationed in England and loved roaming around the old castles. The gardens were stunning when in full bloom. Very graceful and beautiful. That's what I see when I look at your new blocks. How about the title of Reeze's Celtic Gardens?

    Tammy Magill

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  31. Oh such a beautiful pattern Reeze!!! My first thought when I saw it was of the Mediterranean - such rich, flowing colors and design. Suddenly, I was walking along the warm sands, feasting on all the lovely color and foliage of the Mediterranean coast. I have to do this one, even though I had decided not to do BOMs this year! So here are several suggestions:

    Mediterranean Stroll
    Glory of the Riviera (or just Riviera)
    Isabella
    Blooms of Valencia

    Thanks for sharing another great design with us!!!

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  32. Oh yes it´s lovely Reeze!
    I can´t think of a different title than the many good ones listed here, but really like Gidget Lowther´s "Mosaic Medley" for it. :o)
    I´m still working on Block 32 of the Vintage Flowers BOM, will finish it this year sometime. (*grin!* maybe even 33-42 while I´m at it!)
    Happy New Year and hugs from Germany! Bobbi

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  33. I love this one Reeze! I'm thinking Celtic Morning!

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  34. How about Celtic Love or Celtic Tiles. It is gorgeous.
    Connie

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  35. What a great pattern. It reminds me of antique tiles. Ilike the name Antique Tiled BOM.
    Debbie NY

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  36. Everything looks so beautiful in that Quilt they only thing I could think of was Spellbound.

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  37. Oh, I'm stuck in snow and ice wanting to get warm - so when I saw your Mexican tiles all I could think of was . . .

    GARDEN PATHS . . . feeling warmer already walking around these beautiful courtyards!!

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  38. Jean from Pittsburgh, PAJanuary 2, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Wow!!! I can't finish looking at the beautiful quilt. My first thought was fussy cutting the kaleidoscopes. So Kaleidoscope Garden is my suggestion. I love the border. Will we be able to purchase the pattern for that? Thank you so much for this gorgeous pattern.

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  39. I like this quilt a lot, has flair and movement - Fiesta Time. Thanks for the BOM!

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  40. I would like the name: Azulejos (spanish) or Tiling (English).
    Thank you for sharing and the prize, I hope to win!!!
    Yasmin

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  41. I think your blocks look like Spanish tiles. thanks for the giveaway.

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  42. How about Cathedral Windows?

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  43. Like that BOM will call it Reeze's Delight :-)

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  44. Beautiful! Cathedral Floors!

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  45. It looks more like Cathedral Tiles, on the floor, walls, windows or ceiling.

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  46. Garden Tiles
    Mexican Garden

    Bonnie B

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  47. Beautiful quilt. How about "Talavera Tiles, Kansas Style"?

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  48. Thank you for the BOM collections! You are a wonderful quilt artist, and so generous.
    Your new quilt reminds me of a garden that was recently featured on an episode of Victory Gardens. And the cornerstones remind me of The Garden Maze quilt pattern. So I'll suggest Victory Garden. It is beautiful, no matter what it is called. :)

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  49. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.netJanuary 2, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Mosaic Tiles. I am really looking forward to this new BOM. However, I was not able to print out the pattern. I was able to print last year's blocks. What am I missing?

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  50. What a lovely pattern for a blanket. I love the border. I hope I can manage to sew this one.
    regards Esther

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  51. What a great pattern! My only thought for a name was "Twelve for the Road". I don't know why, but that just stuck with me!! I hope you find the perfect name for such a wonderful design.

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  52. Maravilloso proyecto!!!!!
    Me encanto el diseño y ví Mayólicas, ese sería el nombre que le daría al quilt.
    Muchas gracias por compartir
    !Project Wonderful!!
    I loved the design and saw Majolica, that's the name you give the quilt.
    Thank you very much for sharing!

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  53. Beautiful! How about Celtic Fiesta

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  54. Arabic Tiles came into my head. Don't know why. Reminds me of the accent tiles you can buy for outdoor cooking areas. These kind of tiles are a bit of happy for my eyes. Hope you can give us the border tile a little early as I would rather work on a couple of those every month than try to do them all at one go at the end, more likely to get it done before the next years boms pull me away. Can't tell you how many ufo's I have that just need the borders to be ready for quilting. As always your designs are inspiring. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  55. Qué hermosura de diseño!!!!!!!!!! Me hace acordar a los pisos de las casas antiguas y de grandes mansiones!!!!!! Le pondría "Magnificencia". Muchos besitos y gracias por ser tan generosa al compartir!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  56. It's a beautiful pattern. I think I will make it, thanks for share!. A voice inside my mind whisper "bonjour jolie"

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  57. WOW is that beautiful! You have done it again - just when I didn't think you could top the Vintage pattern you come up with this. I am humbled by greatness!

    This lovely pattern reminds me of Mexican Tiles I've seen on floors, decorating walls and table tops. How about calling it "I dream of Mexico." Whatever you call it, it is a beauty.

    Quick note, I do get your Newsletter/email but for some reason the one announcing this lovely quilt ended in mid-sentence and no link was available. Was able to get to your blog so that was helpful. Should I sign up again or could that just have been a glitch?

    All the best - Terri at the Drake's Nest in Palm Bay, FL

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  58. Hello! I would love the name "Memorias de antaño" that would be in Spanish and in English it would be "Yesterday's memories". Happy new year! I hope that you have a great one. Lots of love, from Costa Rica. PURA VIDA!

    http://emiquilts.blogspot.com

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  59. Bloomin' Blocks

    Jeanette Silvey
    dacuda70@knology.net

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  60. It reminds me of dancing, I think you should name the quilt "Let's Get Ready to Ruuma " Thanks for all the hard work you did for this BOM. Tommye Reeves

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  61. Thanks for the lovely new BOM,it reminds me of a MODERN MOSAIC SPLENDER............Best wishes for 2014.

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  62. Thank you for the lovely BOM I think it reminds me of a "Victorian Stained Glass Window"

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  63. Seem to me to have a french tiles feel about it. So how about "Exposition De Fleur" meaning flower show.

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  64. I love the quilt, I would have to agree looks like tiles, mosiac. Reeze's Mosiac Tiles, Morning Glory Tiles, Windows to the World, my suggestions. Thanks for being so creative.

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  65. Textured Talavera.
    Talavera is the beautiful Mexican pottery and tiles that come from the Spanish colonial period. Your quilt design represents the richness of the old world design and its colorful heritage. Barb

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  66. A mi me recuerda una vidriera. yo lo llamaria " La vidriera de Reeze"

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  67. I love everything you do .
    I am flowing your lead in saying the name might be
    " Reezes A Bit Different" O just " A bit Different"

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  68. Kaleidoscope

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  69. Beautiful Design! I am thinking "Celtic Morning".

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  70. When I first saw the quilt, it reminded me of a beautiful English Manor Garden. My name for the quilt would be "My Dream Garden"

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  71. What a pretty design! I would call it Tiles Around Us or United Tiles. Some remind me of Mexico, some Italy, some French :)

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  72. Well I had typed out a long explanation but then it didn't post so short and sweet I like "Fiesta Tiles" Since they look like mosaic tiles and there is a Hispanic influence and they make me think of some of the beautiful old pottery designs.

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    1. Elayne, you won the name the quilt contest! Please send me your contact info so you can claim your prize. Congratulations!!

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  73. Hola me encanta esta labor.....podria decir muchos nombres......soy de Sevilla.....España.......diria......Azulejos Sevillanos......muy hermoso......muchas gracias....Feliz año nuevo.....un beso

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  74. what beautiful blocks, I would call them Tempting Tiles

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  75. I'd suggest Morning Glory's Magnificent Mosaic

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  76. a few more thoughts...

    Bella Florentine because to me it has a bit of an Italian (thinking Florence mosaics) look as well...

    Tiled Opulence

    Tiled Treasures

    Simply Glorious
















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  77. I think "Turkish Delight" would be a great title for this stunning beauty. It reminds me of tiles on walls and floors found in various Turkish buildings. It's a great quilt!
    Kathleen

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  78. It reminds me of "Palace Gardens" - that would be my suggestion.

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  80. A nice name for the Quilt can be: Kaleidoscope

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  81. First time with Morning Gory will follow block of the month, quilt looks
    fabulous

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  82. Hi Reeze! Thanks for the GORGEOUS project!!! I suggest "Blooming Tiles" for the name.
    Sue V.

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  83. What a fabulous BOM Reese! To me, it has the feel of Celtic/Scottish stained glass/window type thing lol. I was thinking about 'Through the Looking Glass', but what about 'Celtic Windows' or 'My Highland Garden'? Sometimes naming a piece can take longer than it's creation :)

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  84. Darlene S - Just discovered your website. Where have I been? Love this BOM, Reeze. Thanks for all the wonderful work that you do. My thoughts for the name are: "Tiles a la Applique" or "Tantalizing Tiles" or "Tiles Galore." I love applique and this certainly has caught my eye!

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  85. The blocks remind me of my visit to Catalina Island off the coast of Southern California. They have tiles every where. I'd call it: Catalina Tiles.

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  86. This is a beautiful tile quilt design. I am so looking forward to making this one this year. I think a beautiful name that goes with your blog is Glory Tiles.
    Thanks for your giveaway.

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  87. I like the pattern and absolutely love the colors. My first thought for a name was "Geometric Beauty".

    Marge mhuewe@redlake.12.mn.us

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  88. I thint it is a Mosaik
    nice coulor

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  89. Muchas gracias por tu nuevo BOOM. Es realmente precioso.
    Me recuerda mucho a la cerámica de los patios andaluces, por eso el nombre sería "Ceramic of flowers and stars".
    Soy Marian Corral, del blog
    http://entrehilosyencinas.blogspot.com.es/
    mariancorral@gmail.com
    Saludos

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  90. That's just gorgeous, and another quilt to add to my must do before I die list! If we are signed up on your list from last year, do we need to sign up again?
    Anyway, I thought of the "Italian Villa Quilt", as a title I just see a gorgeous tiled floor and can imagine copying the floor for a quilt. Thanks much!

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  91. Did anyone get a link for the bonus block in their e-mail? The only link I had was to this page. Do the bonus blocks start next month? TIA.

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  92. Love your new block of the month. I would name it Tile Mania.
    Thanks for your patterns. Have a great 2014

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  93. The new design is beautiful! It reminds me of the decoration of Spanish pottery that I saw on my visit to Mexico! I would call it thus "Spanish Gres". Have a nice day!

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  94. Mexican Matins or Tijuana Tiles

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  95. Darlene S - Here are a few more of my suggestions for the BOM: Tiles and Tidbits; Mystical Tiles; A Sunny Day; Mosaic Reflections; Hacienda Tiles; and Mosaic Impressions.

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  96. The blocks remind me of flowers and a garden path weaving thru them, so Tile Garden or Mosaic Garden. A gorgeous quilt that would be fabulous in Northcott's Stonehenge fabrics.

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  97. How about, '21st Century Tiles', or 'Third Millenium Tiles', or 'Tiles 2014' or 'Study in Tiles' or 'Eclectic Tiles' or when my hairstylist finished a hair cut, she'd say, "Best one today'. So why not, 'Best Tiles This Millenium'.

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  98. I've thought of another name to marry the two predominant cultures I see in the quilt....Flores de Tiffany . Just another thought.

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  99. I traveled to Mexico a few weeks ago for business and walking around some of the other parts of the cities, I saw tiles that the ones in the BOM all over the place. The most notable were in small coffee shops or eateries. When I saw the blocks for this BOM, all I could think of was a nice siesta in one of those coffee shops.... so why not "Afternoon Siesta" or simply "Siesta".

    Thanks for the great BOM!

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  100. Moroccan Mania! THat's my title for your new BOM! Thanks for sharing it, Reeze!
    Cathy vonJess

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  101. Ah, ha! I thought of another name... "Shangri-La" or "Shangri-La Gardens."

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  102. Beautiful! I would call it Talavera Tiles, because it looks so much like the tiles you see in Mexico, called Talavera.

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  103. Glory-us Tiles
    Thank you so much for the free designs. Read my newsletter today and now have a bonus block, too. Woo Hoo!

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  104. Celtic Dreams
    English Garden
    or Spanish Tiles
    Whatever the name, a beautiful quilt!

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  105. I just found your site and BOM. I'm excited to participate. I've been wanting to make a quilt like this for awhile. It so reminds me of New Mexico and Santa Fe. New Mexico's slogan is "Land of Enchantment" so maybe Enchanted Tiles or Santa Fe surprise, Spanish Rose, Flamenco! I think I'll stop there.

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  106. I like Florentine Tiles. They remind me of Florence Italy.

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  107. "Quilt Seville" es muy parecido a los azulejos sevillanos de España.
    Besoss...Kisss

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  108. The first thing I thought of was the Deco movement and the work of Mucha, so here are my entries:
    Deco Delight
    Alphonse's Dream
    The Leaded Garden or The Glass Garden (reminds me of stained glass)
    Whatever the name it's beautiful!

    Andrea (kmen3035 @ hotmail dot com)

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  109. "Quilted Terrazo: A Softer Side" or "Quilted Terrazo: The Softer Side"
    (pronounced ter·raz·zo) My first impression of this beautiful quilt reminded me of detailed mosaics. Instead of layering stone chips or tile-like marble, layered fabric reveals a " quilted softer side." I am new to your site; I've already traced out my first block on freezer paper for traditional applique. Thank you for sharing your intriguing, warm-hearted ideas.

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  111. Not sure where to post this message...I previously signed up for your newsletter and wondered how long it takes to rec. an acknowledgement or info? I tried to sign up again just to make sure I did it right, but it stated that I'm already a subscriber. Thanks for your assistance.

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  112. Being a new quilter and scrolling on-line to try my first-ever BOM, this lively & bright quilt quickly caught my eye & interest due to its vibrant colors & various block patterns.....instantly i thought of naming it "Ufloria"....I cant wait to start on it...thank you for sharing!
    BOM (it is my first time, excited)

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  113. Magnifico! Beautiful quilt and one I'll have to try :) Thank you.

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  114. Hi I have not been on your site before but the quilt is lovely and would like to do it. I am offering the name of "Tuscany Square" as a title.

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  115. Here are a few more titles for your wonderful quilt:
    "Sophistication Times Twelve"
    "Intricate Stepping Stones"
    "Mosaic Sophistication"
    I am so looking forward to receiving your on-line newsletter and becoming more familiar with your site and quilting materials and products. Thank you, Lorraine

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  116. So sorry. I just noticed that someone else said, "Stepping Stones." Guess I should have read all 124 entries. Many apologies.

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  117. Did I miss the post? Do we have a winner?

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  118. Thank you for all your posts! And Bizzy Bear, indeed we do! It was soooo hard to choose as there were so many suggestions I liked and more poured in every day. But I am down to my top 10 and I will post the winner tonight when I get home from work!!! Whoooo Hooooo. It will take me till then to choose and I could still change my mind! HAHAHA I hate having to choose among so many great names.

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  119. OK so today is the 18th and I am looking for the name because like you said you definitely have a tough decision to make because there were so many great names given so drum roll please. What is the name?

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