Sunday, August 23, 2015

Botanical Beauty

Occasionally I receive a commission for a special quilt project and this month Becky at Patchwork Posse commissioned a quilt for her club and Facebook group.  I was thrilled to take up the pencil (or in my case, the computer) and come up with something special for her.

Since I am in the art nouveau mood with my 2015 Block of the Month, I took several of my favorite bonus block patterns and put them together into a throw quilt I thought her subscribers might like.  I call the designs Botanical Beauty and and did two different versions.  Yea, I can't do just one.

 Blue Bell Block

Trillium Block

Using these two blocks and the border block from my Deco Gardens BOM I came up with this:

I loved the way the blocks swirled around the middle making a secondary pattern of leaves in the middle.  Just to be goofy, I offered a second version with a lime green background, just for fun.

I should not have been surprised when she picked this one as the one to offer to her subscribers.  She preferred the lighter background.  Isn't it amazing what a small (or large?) difference a background color can make?

Want the pattern?  Join Becky's Posse and it will be yours for free!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

August Block

If you haven't picked up your free August Block of the Month yet be sure to click on the BOM tab and download it.  This is the center block in the 3-block panel that forms the first row of the design.  It is also repeated in the last row.

August Free Block of the Month
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August Bonus Block

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I gotta tell you I really fell in love with this bonus block and have designed a small quilt project using it and next month's bonus block.  You can get it for free if you are a member of Becky Jorgenson's Patchwork Posse quilting site.

Also next month I am participating in an EQ Seasons Row-A-Long Blog Hop and you are NOT gonna want to miss this.   My row (and the free pattern for it) will be featured on September 15.

Sign up for the EQ Seasons Row-A-Long on Facebook.  The other rows are even cuter than mine and they each represent one of the seasons.  Mine is summer, of course and camping season.  Wait till you see some of the quilts the girls are putting together with the rows.  OMG I am soooo wanting to do one.  So check out my blog in September for this cool event.  I will be offering great fabric pack and pattern giveaways all month long!

Oh, and I saved the best news for last.  Grandbaby #2 is on the way!