Thursday, March 3, 2022

A New Year -- A New Block of the Month

Welcome to 2022!  While the winter sapped my energy and my motivation, signs of Spring are showing up and it is time to bring out a new project that has been in the works for the last 2 years.

As a quilt designer, I dabble in color, shape, and visual relationships. Numbers are as much a part of my work, as my color wheel.  I have always loved what happens when you take a shape and repeat it, or move it around, or turn it upside down.  It is no surprise then, that I stumbled onto Sacred Geometry, which is exactly what I was doing.  Take inspiration from the natural world, history, culture and the visual arts and using elements from each to create my own brand of textile art.

After more than 2 years of reading and studying Sacred Geometry -- the relations of space, shape, time, and pattern, a project evolved which communicated to me on so many levels.  Perhaps it may speak to you as well.  It is my Block of the Month for 2022.  Many of my past designs have been florals.

I love the symmetry of flowers, the colors, the invitation to come closer and smell their perfume.  Like pollinators, the flowers invite us in as we engage in a mutual dance of survival.  We draw beauty from their presence in our lives, and they share their pollen with insects who use it for food while they unwittingly share in the flower's reproduction cycle.  When you superimpose lines and shapes over each bloom, their mathematical and geometric structures become clearer.

This was my inspiration for this years Block of the Month.  OK, I admit it may be a little "out there" and for some even a bit "Woo Woo" but come along with me, if you will, to explore how all this makes sense for the quilter.  Or at least for me! Hahaha!!

Block 1

The first block is a circle, made up of flower petals.  The yellow is for the sun and the small dots on the black background are for the moon and the night.  The circle is the source of all shapes, as we will see as we move through each block in this quilt.

Each month you will get a complete, full color pattern along with an in-depth explanation of the significance and symbolism of the shapes which make up each block.

This is a 10 month block of the month program which will end in December of 2022.

You will be able to purchase each block for $8.00 for a digital download or $10.00 for a printed copy mailed to your postal address each month.

Monthly Subscription

You may choose to pre-pay for the whole Block of the Month at a discounted price.

Complete kits will again be available from and will include all fabric needed to make the quilt plus binding, a print copy of the pattern and shipping all for a remarkable price.  
 The link to order kits ($34.00 per month) will be available March 7, 2022

If you would like to sew along with others or make new friends online, we welcome you to Join the Morning Glory Designs Block of the Month Facebook Group.

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Thanks to those who have been following my Blog and Pattern Co for years!  I so appreciate your loyalty and support.  And Welcome to all of you who are new to my blog. I an glad you are  here and hope we work together in the coming year.