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!


  1. I have been eagerly collecting your Deco Garden designs ever since you started. I just LOVED the quilt layout but I knew that I would want a bigger quilt than your original design produced.

    So, I've waited. And by golly!! You've come up with even MORE astounding designs and a *fantastic* layout using lots and lots and LOTS of blocks! I'm delighted!

    At this point, I'm actually ready to buy myself a bolt of black fabric .. I'm thinking mottled black? or a batik black? Something subtle, tone on tone sort of thing.

    These blocks are going to be the PERFECT portable, on-the-road project for me to work on as we travel this summer. I *hate* just sitting in the car, being a passenger. Much better to have busy hands and accomplish something by the end of the day's drive.

    Thank you *so* much for creating these wonderful blocks. I'm not certain when my own project will be done, but I'm going to have LOTS of fun sewing them!

  2. Your projects are fantastic. I love the bright colors you are using. Haven't started the new one yet, as I haven't finished the old one yet. LOL

  3. I love the deco flower blocks and I think each new is prettier than the last. It is beautiful on the black!

  4. Love your Deco Garden Blocks and eagerly await the next installment of the Seminole Sampler each month. Rina

  5. I do subscribe to your newsletter, BUT I did NOT receive the Bonus Block! May I have it please?

  6. I like Your designs and I am making the quilt BOM 2015. But the flowers from this year are so beautifull. I want to make them all They are so fantastic

  7. Your talent knows no bounds! Beautiful blocks!

  8. such talent. I have been collecting both the flowera and the strip quilt. have a brother-in-law who decorates with indian artifacts and he will love it.

  9. I like your Seminole BOM in solids. I love your Arte Deco blocks. Each month's make me sigh in delight. Thanks for the chance!

  10. Your ability of designing is very nice. I enjoy the bright colors on the black background as well it does bring them out to say here I am. It is the perfect backdrop for you designs. Have a great summer

  11. Love your designs and patterns, Love William Morris so these are wonderful

  12. love the bonus art deco blocks! thanx for the chance to win the magnolia block.


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