Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Two New Deco Garden Blocks

Are you still collecting those fun Deco Garden blocks?  Here are two new ones to tempt you.  Both are available HERE.

The first one is called Red Rose MGD410-44

Look how fun cool this block looks when four blocks are put together to make a cushion cover or a table runner.

 It even has a certain appeal when placed on a white background.

Here is the second new block.  It is called Peach Blossom.  MGD410-45

I made another version of this block as a wreath, just for fun.  I get a little crazy using EQ7 sometimes.  I like the way the stems make a secondary design.

I would probably make this as a 16" block rather than a 12" block, just so there would be plenty of room for all those crazy stems.  If you want a pattern drawn up for this one let me know in the comments and leave a name so I can contact you.

Here is a four block version of the pattern.  What do you think?  Kinda cool in a weird way.  And the version with the white background is also fun.  Can you tell I get a kick out of doing these blocks? 

OK hope you enjoyed that.  Of course I have 2 more in the works for next month.  

Want 20% off?  Use Coupon Code MGD20% when you check out! Yup, really is just that simple.

Click here:  Morning Glory Designs

Sunday, January 22, 2017

New Website for the New Year

After weeks and weeks of planning, work, and laying down some serious cash, I now have a new, faster and easier to use website.  Thanks to Madi at LikeSew Websites, the beastie is now up and running.  Still a few rusty spots and a couple of missing photos for some of the categories, but its alive!

As for my old site, as Scotty on Star Trek used to say (with a rolling Scottish burr) "Captain, she's breaking up!"  And so am I and WordPress.  PHEW!  I hope you find the new website easier to use. I would love to hear your comments and suggestions about how I could make it better.  I actually have some control over this one.

 I would like to thank my web Maven Jo Ericson from the bottom of my heart.  She was Johnny on the spot every time I had a problem and was always ready to help whenever there was a glitch.  I recommend her to anyone needing a web expert. She has saved my life, not to mention my web site on countless occasions.  And while I am thanking people I really need to shout out at Anne Ashley, the incredible graphic designer who did all the incredible art work and logo/branding on my site.  Anne and Jo are a great team and I am super happy for all the help and inspiration they have given me over the years.

So without further ado, welcome to the NEW and IMPROVED Morning Glory Designs!!

And in case you wondered, no need to change your bookmarks.  It is the exact same URL as the old one.  Just hosted on a new server.

And click on the same link and subscribe to my newsletter because the new 2107 BOM is FINALLY ready.  And as Scotty would say,  "Captain, she's a beauty!"

Thanks for all the Birthday Wishes on the 18th.  It was a great day spent with my family and beautiful grand babies.

Hugs!  Reeze

Friday, January 13, 2017

New Block of the Month for 2017

Finally, I have come up with an idea for the 2017 free block of the month.  Usually it does not take this much time or angst to design and write my BOM, but this year the gears are going around slowly.

I am so tickled by those of you who have written to ask where the 2017 BOM is, but it has motivated me to get to work on it, or rather on all the versions of it I have come up with and rejected.  I am my own worst critic!  But I finally said "enough already" and stood back from all the versions I designed and chose one.  A bit different from last year's Seminole Sampler, or even the Deco Garden Sampler from the year before.

The new BOM  has a name!  

Thanks to all of  you who generously shared your suggestions.  Wow, it was really hard picking a name I like best because so many of them were amazing.  I culled the list down to my top 6 favorites and then just had to choose.  The winning suggestion came from Debbie Green* who suggested Fair Isle Fantasy. Special thanks to those of you who used "winter" in your suggestion.  I thought that really captured the feel of the quilt so I added to the name.

Fair Isles Winter

So here is the 2017 BOM.  What do you think?  NOTE:  Each star block will be unique.  This picture just puts all the same block in each space so as to not spoil the surprise.  Click on the 2017 BOM page for more details.

Thanks for your patience, comments, and name suggestions.

*Debbie Green please contact me to claim your prize.  You did not leave contact information!  I will award the prize to my second choice if I don't hear from you by February 1, 2017.