2018 BOM

I am celebrating 10 years of providing free block of the month patterns on my blog!  

I will be celebrating with BIG blocks, 

BIG giveaways, 

BIG new tutorials.  

Yup, it's a BIG year.

Starburst Blossoms

We've got a name!  Thanks to all who voted in my Facebook poll.

The free block of the month for 2018 is a pieced and appliqued set of 12 blocks.

2018 Block of the Month 
Size: 62" x 78"
Level:  Confident Beginner/Intermediate
Block size 16" Square

Fabric Requirements:

3-1/2 yards white background fabric.
5/8 yard each, for the 3 narrow borders (pink, purple, teal)
Block and border fabrics require 1/4 yard or less of each color
Each block uses 3/8 yard of background fabric (if using different backgrounds for each block)

Click HERE to download the fabric requirements
featuring Toscana blenders by Northcott

Batik Kit Sign-ups are Ready!

Kits will be supplied by ConnectTheBlocks.com
using first quality gorgeous batiks.
Click on the link above to get more information and to sign up.

These are the first two blocks made with kit fabrics.  They are delicious!!!
Kits begin shipping in February.
Kits do not include the pattern which must be downloaded here.

COMING SOON - April 2018 Block

Click HERE to download the Free April block  on April 1


Block 3: Crazy Tulips

Click HERE to download the Free March block 


Block 2: Periwinkle

Click HERE to download the Free February Block!


Block 1: Roses Around

Click HERE to purchase the January Block!


Bonus Block 3: Flower Wreath

Click HERE to purchase the bonus block
(free ONLY for subscribers from a link in their newsletter)


BOM Program Details:
Please read.
  1. Blocks will be posted around the first of each month (with the exception of January) and will remain available for free for 30 days.  After 30 days the blocks will be moved to my web site where they will be available for purchase.
  2. Blocks are collected by going to my website and adding the free block to your shopping cart.  When you check out there is no charge.  You will receive an email link to download the free pattern.  Be sure you add morningglorydesigns.com to your "safe senders" list so the email does not go to your spam mailbox.
  3. Each month there will be two Giveaways!  You can enter by sending me a picture of your completed block or by posting a picture of your completed block to the Morning Glory Designs Block of the Month Facebook Group Page.  Other giveaways will be sponsored each month to anyone who leaves a comment on this blog post.  Winners will be chosen at random and will receive a free pattern or other cool prizes. 
  4. Block of the month patterns are available only as digital downloads.  
  5. By subscribing to my twice monthly Newsletter "On the Vine" you will receive a second free exclusive Bonus Block each month, available only from a link in the Newsletter.  Click HERE to subscribe.  All information is private and used only to send the Newsletter.  
  6. You are welcome to download and print one copy of this pattern for personal use only.   Others who would like the pattern should be referred to this blog where they can download their own copy.  Sharing is not permitted.
  7. This pattern is copyrighted and may not be shared, copied, altered, adapted, duplicated, sold or used for any commercial purposes without written permission from Morning Glory Designs.
  8. Groups or guilds may use this pattern as a group BOM project or raffle/opportunity quilt with written permission from Morning Glory Designs, and a small licensing fee based on the size of the guild or group.  You may use a quilt made from this pattern for fundraising purposes with permission, for charitable causes or guild support.
  9. Shops that wish to purchase and/or kit this pattern may contact Morning Glory Designs for wholesale terms.

A free BOM pattern is a privilege, not a right. I am happy to share my work with people who are kind, cheerful, fun, upbeat, nice, and generous. If you are grumpy, grouchy, bitchy, mean spirited, demanding, you don't play well with others, or are otherwise cantankerous please find somewhere else to play.


  1. This looks like it will be beautiful as all your designs. I think of the sun when looking at it at first and then the flowers. Perhaps it could be named Sunshining blooms or Sunshine blooms. I haven't had a chance to do the 2017BOM but will when I get a few finished I have started. I loved your Pony Express pattern and made my husband a throw for Christmas with the fabrics. Love what you do and perhaps can get to Ottawa as not too far from Lawrence. Do you have a shop? Thanks for all your free blocks. Betty Barnes

  2. Ciao Reeze e grazie ancora per tutto quello che ci doni e la meraviglia dei disegni. La mia idea per questo nuovo progetto mi fa pensare chiaramente ad un giardino e al cielo perciò lo chiamerei "giardino stellare". Ciao e buon lavoro Silvana

  3. This BOM is going to be so pretty. Thank you.

  4. What a lovely quilt! It makes me smile every time I look at it. So spring like and cheery. How about Starburst Blossoms! Maureen Fletcher in FREEZING!!! Alberta Canada

    1. Maureen, your suggestion won!!!!! Congratulations. Please contact me with your address so I can send your prize.

  5. Name could be Stars Around Roses

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    1. Yikes! I was trying to edit and accidentally deleted my post. My suggestions are Formal Garden or Rainbow Garden. Sorry about my goof.

  7. "Here's To Spring" Something I think we are all looking forward to after all the cold this winter! Gorgeous blocks. Cant wait to get started. Thank you for all the work you do in putting these BOMs together for us to enjoy.

  8. I so appreciate that your generously share these BOMs with us! I was thinking something like "Spring Around the Corner." I'm not great at naming things but sure appreciate your creativity!

  9. "GORGEOUS" !!! That's what it is and what you should call it. Looking forward to making this quilt. Thank you.

  10. The starry corners remind me somewhat of bear paw blocks, so I would call the quilt "There's a Bear in the Garden!" . . .
    Whatever you choose to call it, it's an absolutely wonderful design that I'm looking forward to stitching! Thank you!

  11. This is so pretty! I'd call it "Flowers all Around".

  12. Star Boquet. It is so gorgeous with all of the flowers and stars. Love the soft colours.

  13. Merci pour ce très beau modèle, frais en couleurs, j'adore.

  14. Rainbow Roses or Roses over the Rainbow, is my suggestion. This quilt is going to be absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for your generosity.

  15. Dancing flowers is my suggestion!

  16. Star Flowers is my suggestion. It's gorgeous! Marilyn

  17. "From the garden to me bed" yo creo que del jardin a mi cama seria un nombre muy acertado para este Bom 2018

  18. I'm thinking about "blooms" and "shades" and "hues" and all sorts of words, and my best thought is "Floral Fields." Gorgeous quilt design!

  19. Rainbow Flowers in the Sky

  20. Floral Delights

  21. BOMFLOWER!! Los bloques son preciosos!! Abrazos

  22. Beauty for 30!
    All your quilts are Beautiful, thus Beauty.
    And, 30.....yep for the Beauty of 30! OH! TWO Name Suggestions!

  23. i like Blossoms Never Fade .Once your quilt is made your flowers are forever blooming.

  24. Hi Reeze WOW! Imagine my surprize when I logged on here today to see your gorgeous new BOM named Starburst Blossoms which I suggested on my January post above. It is beautiful and the bonus block is stunning. If only spring were just around the corner like your quilt design promises. Maureen in not as Freezing Alberta Canada

  25. thank you, looks beautiful, can't wait to start!

  26. Just found you this evening, and I love the design! Can't wait to get started!

  27. Thank you again for another beautiful BOM. I hope to complete this one!


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