Friday, June 24, 2016

Bonus Block 24 now available.

What a week!  I spent 2 weeks preparing to vend at Common Threads, the Wichita regional quilt show and teach at the Reno Quilting and Creative Expo.  Phew.  The show was great and it was so fun to see so many friends and colleagues in the quilting world.

We pulled the whale down to Wichita, and nearly floated home from all the rain!  But we got home, high and dry, and the whale has been beached until the next trip.

I had one day to unpack and repack to fly to Reno to teach quilt classes at the Quilting and Creative Arts Expo.  Wow, is it ever pretty here, at least what I can see of the city from the 26th floor of the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino!  Yesterday I taught and EQ7 Bootcamp and today I did a Merry Go Round hexagon quilt class.

My thanks to a wonderful group of ladies both days who it was a pleasure to work with.  Tomorrow I teach curved piecing without pins in the morning, and a Seminole Sampler workshop in the evening.  Phew!  Saturday morning I teach Color Confidence for Quilters, and fly out Saturday evening.

In the midst of this my website went belly up on the same day I sent out my newsletter!  Called GoDaddy and found out they had not received the payment for my domain hosting.  Yikes!!!  We tracked that down, got it all fixed (they had my email address spelled wrong and were trying to bill an expired credit card!) but it took 2 days to get my site back up.

So. . . . now my new bonus block in on my website and available.  Thanks to all of you who sent me notes about my website being haywire!  I appreciated the kind sentiments.  :-)

Bonus Block 24 Night Shade is now available for $5.50

I think when I get home Sunday morning I will burrow into my comfy bed and sleep for 48 hours!  LOL

Monday, June 6, 2016

June Seminole Sampler Row 6 available for Free

The June Row in this year's free block of the month is ready.  It was a little late getting posted since I was camping for 2 weeks and just got home!  Phew, it was fun and the weather was mostly great.

Ok, here is the new Seminole Sampler Row for June:  The Greek Key.

Some sources refer to this as a snail's trail block.  It is a bit different from a traditional snail's trail, but it is easy and fun to make.  Note that the last block in the row is reversed, just for fun.

If you subscribe to my newsletter (see subscription box in left margin) you will also get the free bonus block.

I love doing these bonus blocks.  If you are doing the layout I designed for these rows you will need a few of these bonus blocks to fill in the side of the quilt.

Tap on the 2016 BOM Tab at the top of the page to see the whole quilt and to download your free pattern.

I also have some new Deco Garden Bonus Blocks for sale this month.  If you subscribed to my newsletter you got last months block free!  Why?  I was just in a generous mood!  LOL

Here are the two new ones:  This is Blue Bells.  I like to show the blocks on both black and white backgrounds.  I prefer the black, it looks more dramatic to me, but the white ones are really sweet and would make a great quilt too.

This is the new Magnolia block.

 Here is another version of it with red petals and blue leaves.  Just thought it looked fun.

Each month I design a 24" pillow or wall hanging with 4 blocks.  I love the effect created by the rotated blocks.  The magnolia block just really came out amazing. Don't you agree?  I loved how the green and blue leaves make a cool secondary pattern which looks so typical of the nouveau style.

The patterns for these blocks are available HERE.  The wall hanging is just 4 identical blocks with a simple border!

Leave a comment and you will be entered in a drawing for a free Magnolia pattern this month.

Thanks and Happy June!