2019 BOM

The new Block of the Month for 2019 is ready.

UPDATE:  Laser Cut Kits are coming!!!!


This year's block of the month is a medallion quilt and each month will feature a new border.  It will begin with the 24" center applique block over the first two months, and then add a pieced border each month until finished.

This design is a fresh modern twist on the Art Deco and Arts and Crafts style of the early 20th century.  Often referred to as Craftsman Style it featured clean, geometric lines and rich earth tones in ceramic and wood, but with a bit of whimsy left over from the Art Nouveau and Bauhaus styles of European art and design at the turn of the century.  This quilt commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the American Art Deco movement as seen in the great architecture of Detroit, Miami Beach, Cleveland, New York and Philadelphia.

The inspiration for this quilt came from several flower basket tiles from the early 20th century Arts and Crafts stylistic movement.   The first of these was the California Faience Co.  Founded in 1915 by William Bragdon and Chauncey Thomas, California Faience was among the most aesthetically refined and financially successful art pottery studios in the state’s history.  From its inception the company produced tiles, decorative vases, bowls, jars and trivets, including popular “tea tiles”, until 1959.  The studio’s  most celebrated project was the famous Hearst Castle in 1927.


California Art Pottery studios were not the only ones flourishing in this aesthetic movement.  Between 1880 and 1950 Art Potteries all over the country were producing tiles, vases, bowls, and ceramic pieces with soft luster glazes and beautiful and unique shapes.

The Flint Faience Co in Flint, MI started in 1921 as an offshoot of GM's auto production.  The Champion spark plugs ceramic parts used large kilns. The kilns needed to remain heated to produce consistent results so they used them at night to make tiles.  They produced plain field tiles along with "geometrics, stylized florals, animals, even faces," and decorated the homes of GM's early executives in Flint, MI.  This is an example of one of their popular floral tiles.  By 1933 the Company was closed when the kilns were needed for full time production by the growing auto industry.


In addition, potteries along the Ohio River flourished, just as did the Michigan potteries due to the local access to high quality clay.  Between 1840 and 1967 there were literally hundreds of potteries along the river centered in East Liverpool, OH.  Art pottery was brought to America by the 1893 Chicago Exhibition and the Ohio potteries were the leading producers, establishing the reputations of Roseville, Rookwood, Weller, Stanford, McCoy and dozens of others.



Most of these potteries and tile works went out of business after WWII due to overseas competition.  But a few resilient Art Potteries and Tileworks still produce exquisite pieces in Ohio, Michigan, and California.
Our Button Basket project is styled after the collectible art deco tea tiles produced by California Faience and Batchelder potteries in California, Flint Faience, Pewabic Pottery, Motawi potteries in Michigan, and Rookwood pottery in Ohio. Its colors are reminiscent of the art deco and craftsman period:  soft tan, blues, yellow greens and peachy salmon.

The Button Basket Block of the Month

Fabric Requirements:

The complete quilt measures 53" x 53"

3-1/2 yards  Off white
1/8 yard   Cream/light yellow
1/8 yard   Peach
1/4 yard   Light peach
1/8 yard   Pink
1 yard    Light green
1/4 yard   Dark green
1/2 yard   Light (bright) blue
1/4 yard   Blue gray
1/2 yard   Dark blue
3 yards    Super dark blue
1-1/2 yards fusible web for the applique
3/8 yard Super dark blue for binding
3-1/2 yards backing fabric

Please note:  The pattern is written for use with fusible web and raw edge machine applique.  If you plan to use a different applique method please adjust your fabric requirements accordingly.  The requirements are generous to allow for straightening and the occasional mis-cut.

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Block 1:  The Basket


Click Here to purchase Block 1


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Block 2:  The Button Flowers

Click Here to purchase Block #2

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Block 3: The First Border


Click Here to purchase Block #3

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Block 4:  The Second Border


Click Here to purchase Block #4

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Block 5:  The Third Border


Click Here to download Bonus Block 5 for Free 
during the Month of June 2019

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Block 6: Border Applique & Finishing 


Coming July 1, 2019

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Bonus Block 5: McCoy Swan Vase


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Bonus Block 4: Roseville Water Lily Vase

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Bonus Block 3: Lily of the Valley Vase


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Bonus Block 2:  McCoy Vase






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Bonus Block 1: Shawnee Vase

Available from www.morningglorydesigns.com

The Bonus Blocks this year -- available only to Newsletter Subscribers  -- are a collection of American Art Pottery pieces from the same early 20th century period as the Button Basket.  If you want the Bonus Blocks for free you must be subscribed to the newsletter by the first of each month when the Coupon Code for the Bonus Block is released.  The code changes monthly, with each new bonus block.  You may purchase the bonus blocks on my website HERE.

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2019 BOM Program Details
Please Read

6 Rules for the 2019 Block of the Month

1. This is a 6 month block of the month program, with one installment offered for free each month.  The pattern file is available  on my website at www.morningglorydesigns.com.   Each month I will offer a free block.  The block will only stay free for 1 month, then it will be available for purchase on my website.  Requests for past blocks will not be accepted.

2.  This pattern is copyright protected.  It is free, but it cannot be shared, sold, distributed, or copied in ANY FORM without consent of Morning Glory Designs.  You may download and print 1 copy for your personal use only.  Others who may want a copy must download their own copy.  Groups or guilds wishing to use this pattern must obtain written permission to do so.  I can provide multiple copies for the use of guilds and groups for a modest licensing fee.

3.  If you subscribe to my Newsletter you will have access to a second free block each month.  It is ONLY available for free to subscribers.  Others may purchase it from my website.  You may not share this pattern with anyone else.  It is also copy right protected.  I earn my living by selling patterns, speaking and teaching quilt classes.  Please support and protect small businesses run by women, like mine, by respecting my copyright.

4.  There is a Facebook Group for posting progress and asking questions about the current (and past) Morning Glory Designs block of the month programs.  You are welcome to join.  Be sure to answer the questions when you request to join or your request will not be accepted.

5.  A block of the month is a privilege, not a right.  I make it as easy and accessible as possible, to download the free PDF pattern; but I will also protect my ability to make a living from my work.  I am a one person company, well two if you count the Hubs who does all my folding and bagging.  I do not have the time to respond to requests for free patterns or merchandise, or to teach you how to use your computer.  That is why you have kids and grand kids.  To contact me, you may email me through my website.  I always love to see pictures of your work so please send those to me anytime.

6.  I am happy to share my work with quilters who are friendly, cheerful, kind, generous, thoughtful, and happy.  If you are bitchy, negative, grouchy, demanding, grumpy, feel you are entitled, or don’t play well with others,  please find somewhere else to play.

147 comments:

  1. Blue Deco......Serenity......Dresden Beauty.....or Blossoms Blue?

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    1. I always love alliteration in the name of a pattern. thanks for this great suggestion :-)

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    1. this would be a great name if I could say cerulean without tripping over my tongue! :-)

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  5. Napier after the city in New Zealand famous for its Art Deco styling

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    1. Cool!! I will have to go online and have a look. Love this architectural style

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  6. basket of dreams, dream maker, dreams all around, bubbles all around, dreaming of bluems, bountiful bubbles,

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  7. Not your Grandmothers flower basket.

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  8. Blue Heaven or
    Heaven's Basket

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  9. "A Touch of Deco" or "A Deco Summer" lovely, looking forward to creating this. thanks for another wonderful BOM.

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  10. Blooming blues, thank you for another beautiful BOM

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  11. "Basket of Deco Memories" or just "Deco Memories"

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    1. hahaha, this one cracked me up. Thanks for the suggestion! :-)

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  13. Spring Blossoming, it looks like it's trying to break the hold on winter. meladycat2000@yahoo.com

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  14. After a long winter. I would call this quilt, Welcoming Spring Blooms.

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    1. I like this, it acknowledges the original artists.

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  16. It looks so bold to me "Winter in Blue"

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  17. "B4" (Beautiful Blue Basket Bouquet)

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    1. hahaha, I love this one! alliteration and and acronym in the same title. My english teacher would be proud. Thanks!

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  18. Artiful Flowers
    Delft Blue Deco Blooms
    Basket of Art Deco Blooms

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    1. Is that Asti in terms of Spumanti? Love it! hehehe

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  20. Deco Blossoms is my suggestion. Looking forward to the BOM!

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    1. for a minute I thought you wrote Posum blue beauties. I thought, HUH???? hehehe I need to fix my glasses.

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  22. debbie steffan@hotmail.comJanuary 5, 2019 at 11:21 AM

    Blooms and Borders

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    1. like this one, has a nice ring to it and is descriptive as well. good suggestion!!!

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  23. "Delft porcelain meet quilt" this is what I thought. or "Beautiful delft"..
    see https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delfter_Keramiken.
    The Bouquet is beautiful. You are a great designer.

    Greeting Guilitta

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    1. hi Guilitta, it is nice to hear from you! Hope you are doing well. thanks for a great idea.

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  24. when I first looked at this I immediately pictured an art deco piece with a modern feel - so how about "deco goes modern" or "modern deco"

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  25. Blooming Bubbles or maybe Deco Divine pjrquilter@msn.com

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  26. I suggest "Blue in Bloom".

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful BOMs!!!

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  27. I post this here only because I know you'll be reading these comments. My question is: what is the name of the pattern referenced in your Star Point Tutorial? Thanks!

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    1. The star point tutorial was for a block in the Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler.

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  28. hmmmm… Winter Blooms or Baubles and Blooms

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  29. Whole quilt American Tiles. This beautiful center Michigan Tile.

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  30. Art Deco Basket or Basket Medallion.

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  31. At The Savoy....thinking of the Savoy Ballroom during the roaring 20's.

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  32. Name could be "Glory Gathering"

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  33. WOW!!!! What a lot of great suggestions. This is going to be hard to choose. Thanks for all of your wonderful ideas.

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  34. The Beauty of the American Motawi Tile

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  35. “Basket full of Posies”. Beautiful

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  36. Spheres in Deco, or Deco horizon. Thanks, Guida.

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  37. Love this pattern and all of your designs Reeze. You did get some great name ideas. I like the reference to the tile works suggestions - we would always be reminded of where your inspiration came from. Thanks!!

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    1. I agree Faith, I am starting to lean in that direction.

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  38. Flowers on South Beach or Miami Blues. The image immediately made me think of all the art deco buildings in Miami and along the strip of south beach. I adore the style of your new BOM! Beautifully done!

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  39. Blue Summer (or: Blue Summer Garden)

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  40. GALACTIC FLOWERS

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  41. WHIMSICAL MINJONETS
    French name Minjonet means -petite blue flower.

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    1. oh what a great suggestion! I love the way that sounds!!

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  42. These are some amazing suggestions. I already have a list of favorites, although it is going to be tough to choose! Thanks so much for your creative ideas. I knew you would have the perfect name. Keep em coming. The contest continues until January 15.

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  43. no one said MOTAWI in BLOOM. this may be my first block of the month and trying applique. I love this.

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  44. Sacre Bleu . Literally, Sacred blue but The phrase originated from the words "sacré dieu".

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    1. Jane this is a great suggestion. I love the play on words.

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  45. Art Deco-rated 100th Anniversary Quilt

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  46. Fleurs En Mosaique. Can't wait to start! tissyramsey2@yahoo.com

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    1. cute idea. this is in the running for my top 10

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  48. I am new subscriber to your site--love the idea of BOM--such a lovely block--just beautiful hugs, Julierose

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  49. Has the first block posted yet? Can't seem to find it and am waiting anxiously as always for your wonderful patterns! Thank You so much!

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  50. Hi. Love the pattern. I can't find the block either. Can someone point me in the right direction...many thanks!!

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  51. Floral Bloom.

    I can´t find the block though I follow the link.Thanks

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  52. I cannot find the coupon code for block 5 McCoy Swan Vase. Thanks for your help.

    Linnie

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