Friday, December 1, 2017

December free BOM is now available

The block for December is called Specter Star.  I think it's the prettiest one yet.  But then, like a mother, we think all of our babies are beautiful!  😊

Click on the tab (at the top of the  blog) for the link to this pattern. 

It is the last block in this Fair Isles Winter block of the month series.  I have had a blast designing these blocks and I will miss moving on to a new project.  I am still working on my blocks in hopes of having my quilt finished to publish as a complete pattern in January.

There are still two more installments to this BOM, however.  The border blocks will released in January and February.  They are applique blocks, but if you prefer to use pieced blocks in your border be aware they are smaller than the 12" published free blocks.  You can size blocks down to a finished size of 10" to get them to fit.  Yea right, I can hear you now. . . . stop cursing under your breath.  I'll do a tutorial on how to do that in January.

Every december I design a free poinsettia block for my newsletter subscribers.  This year I am working on block # 3.  You can now download blocks 1 and 2 for free on my website.  Here are the first two free blocks from 2015 and 2016.

The 2017 free Poinsettia block (pictured below in a free runner pattern - coming soon) will only be available to my newsletter subscribers.

Not a subscriber?  Click here to join.  Its free and you only get 2 emails a month and links to my free blocks and bonus blocks every month right in your email.  What's not to love?

Oh, here is the new bonus block for December: Fleur de Lis which is available to subscribers.  The link will be in your newsletter (not in this blog post).

Hope you like it.  Still taking suggestions for next year's BOM (see the previous blog post for more info).  I am giving away 2 charm packs to 2 random commenters who suggest ideas for next year's free BOM.  Leave a comment to be entered to win.  Contest ends December 10, 2017.  

Hope you are enjoying the upcoming holiday season.