2017 BOM

Welcome to a new year and a new 2017 Block of the Month.  This year's project will be a blue and white star quilt inspired by Scandinavian textiles and tile designs.  It will be available in 14 monthly installments.

Fair Isles Winter
88" x 88"



Description:
The 2017 Free block of the month consists of 12 unique 12" blocks and 13 setting (alternate) blocks which form a sashing between the blocks. A new block will be revealed each month.  Fabric requirements for each block will be in the pattern. The large pieced border uses some of the block in other arrangements to frame the center of the quilt.  The blocks will be released one each month for 14 months.  If you miss a block you will be able to purchase it for a modest fee on my website: http://morningglorydesigns.com


Fabric Requirements:  Coming Soon
You will need approximately 8-9 yards of white background fabric.
You will also need at least 2 dark blue, 2 medium blue , and 2 light blue batiks for the blocks, and a beige or tan batik print.  Plan on at least 2 yards of each of these additional fabrics.  
Exact yardage will be coming soon.


Kits: Only a few kits left!  Order soon or they will be gone!
Kits are available for this quilt in blue and white batiks.  You can order kits (which includes all fabric, a finishing kit, and postage) for $29 per month.  


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FREE Block 9: Urban Star


Now Available!

Click HERE to download the FREE block for September.


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 Block 8: Checkered Star



Click Here to purchase Block 8.


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 Block 7: Summer Star



Click Here to purchase Block 7.


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 Block 6: Swirling Star


Click HERE to purchase Block 6


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 Block 5: Snowy Window


Click HERE to purchase Block 5


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Block 4: Sparkling Star (12")


Click HERE to purchase Block 4


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 Block 3: Breath of Spring (12")


Click here to Purchase Block 3


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 12" Sashing Block (Make 13)


Click Here to purchase  the crossing block.
Still available for half price through the end of September!!!

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Block 2: Bridget's Wedding (12")




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Block 1: Chevron Hearts (12") 



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September Bonus Block is available for free to newsletter subscribers.
If you prefer, you may purchase the September Bonus Block here







Please read the fine print:  Each month I will offer one pieced block for free which you can download. It will be available for free for 30 days here on my blog.  After that it will be available for purchase on my website.  This program will run for 14 months.  Most of the blocks will be released as foundation pieced blocks.  This technique is more precise and accurate than typical rotary cut piecing.  Cutting lists will be included in each pattern for all the patches in the block, sized larger than required, for foundation piecing.

Want the free bonus block each month?  Subscribe to my newsletter.

Bonus Blocks: Additional bonus blocks will be available for free to my newsletter subscribers only.  Others will be able to purchase them on my website.  Bonus blocks can be used as an alternate to the pieced blocks which appear in the quilt design, or in the borders.   Bonus blocks will be mostly applique.

Past Blocks: Requests for past free blocks or bonus blocks will not be honored.  You may purchase any blocks you missed for a modest fee on my website. I have a very busy travel and teaching schedule and it is simply not possible to keep up with such requests and continue to post new free blocks every month.  I really appreciate your cooperation with this.

Kits:  Fabric Kits will again be available for this quilt in beautiful blue-and-white batiks from Peggy at ConnectTheBlocks.com. Kits are available HERE.  Kits include all fabric required to make each block, the sashing blocks, and all the borders.  It includes binding fabric, but does NOT include backing.  Postage has already been figured into the price of each kit.  The kits will be delivered in 14 installments.  The last installment will include the border finishing kit.  You will receive only top quality batik fabriks from the best manufacturers.

Copyright:  This pattern is copyright protected and may not be sold, shared, duplicated or distributed in any manner without the express consent of Morning Glory Designs. If your friends would like a copy of the free pattern they must download their own copy directly from this site.  Any other sharing is a violation of the copyright.

Guilds: Those wishing to use this pattern in their guild or small group will be asked to pay a modest licensing fee.  This fee is based on the size of the group. Small groups (less than 100 members) will be asked to pay a $50 license fee.  Large groups (more than 100 members) will be asked to pay a $100 license fee.  The complete pattern sells for $48.  The license fee is only a little more than the cost of 2 complete patterns.  Yes, it is an amazing bargain for your group or guild.

31 comments:

  1. I love, love, love the first block! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us

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  3. This is beautiful thank you for sharing with us.

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  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous. I posted about it on QuiltBOM!

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    1. Thanks for doing that Susan. I really appreciate you sharing it with others!

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  5. The quilt is lovely. I really like your new website. Thank you.

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  6. Gracias por compartir , el bloque es precioso.

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  7. The 8 or 9 yards of white background fabric... will all of that be used on front of quilt? I'm still gathering my fabrics, and that just seems like a lot. (I am VERY NEW to quilting.) Thank you, in advance, for the information.

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    1. Yes, that does sound like a lot of fabric. But these are 12" blocks which are paper-pieced and it is surprising how much fabric that takes. There is also a lot of fabric in the borders. You may only need 7 yards, but you will not want to run out when you get to the end of the project so I always add an extra yard. Again, these are estimates only. I am still writing patterns and working out final yardages.

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  8. I am just loving all the blocks in this quilt. It is going to be a stunning quilt once all blocks are done. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful patterns, your talent and your time.

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  9. Sandy from AlbuquerqueApril 1, 2017 at 6:56 AM

    Thank you for these beautiful blocks. I was reading over the pattern for the April Block 4 and did not see the templates for the applique pieces. Have I missed something regarding applique templates maybe.

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  10. Thank you for your beautiful blocks!
    Unfortunately, I cannot get the april bonus block. The link is sending me to this side.
    I'm a newsletter subscriber.

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  11. Thank you for the lovely pattern. Guida

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  12. Love the border and bonus block this month. My kind of applique! Thank you for designing and sharing your talent with us!

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  13. The border you show with June's pic is beautiful and quite formal, but I like the flower applique in block 2, also. If we could see the future blocks and bonuses (hint, hint!), maybe we could suggest other border ideas! Whatever, it's going to be a stunner.

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    1. Oh Ellen, good try, but no peeking at the future blocks. hehehe, abut thanks for your opinion on the applique blocks.

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  14. Hello Reeze, where can I find the link for the gorgeous June bonus block ? I'm a newsletter suscriber since some months and I do love this block..

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    1. Hi Esther, the link is in your newsletter. I will send out the newsletter again on the 15th of he month in case yours got away from you.

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  15. Has anyone else had issues downloading? I have tried everything I can think of and all I get is a blank page never the block download. Never had issues before. I cannot even get to the web page for purchases, any links from the web page refuse to load. Its only this site. I'd really hate to miss out on one of the blocks!

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    1. My internet service has been very spotty the last two days. When that happens I always blame it on sun spots. There is nothing to do but wait and try again later. Sorry.

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  16. Have tried for 2 days. Was able to get the regular block but not the bonus block. Even resubscribed t the news letter. Nothing.

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    1. I resent the newsletter tonight, so if you re-subbed you should get it. I tested the link and it works. Hope that helps.

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  17. Thanks for you generosity, talent, time and effort!

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  18. Hello - please excuse my bad english !! I would like the bonus block no. 7 load it but is not free.
    But I have already entered the newsletter a few weeks ago. Can you please help???
    Thank you greetings Evarose

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  19. Hi Reeze, I am a newsletter subscriber and I can't see where to get the Bonus Block #9 free. What am I doing wrong?

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    1. The link to the free blocks are in my newsletter. Check your email for the newsletter and follow the link to the subscriber download page.

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    2. Thank you, thank you it worked. I am not a computer wiz so I am always grateful to the wizards. I love your patterns!

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  20. Thank you for the block of the month patterns, they will make a gorgeous quilt..the link to the free block doesn't work for me..it takes me to a page to subscribe to your newsletter which I already receive...I'll check back later and see if the link works, thanks

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  21. There are 2 links to the free monthly block. The first one is is on the 2017 BOM page. The tab is at the top of THIS blog. The other is in my newsletter. Open the newsletter and follow the link to the subscriber download page.

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I'd love to know what you think! Thanks for sharing your ideas.