2019 BOM

The new Block of the Month for 2019 will begin January 15, 2019.

Sorry, there will be a short delay in the start up of the 2019 BOM.  Look for a slightly revised version of this design to be released 
Feb. 1, 2019  

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 a tile made by the Motawi Tile Works in Ann Arbor Michigan.  This tile was featured on the cover of their 2011 calendar but is no longer available on their website.  It is among the hundreds of art tiles made by this incredible group of artists and ceramicists.  I have adapted the original tile and made it the centerpiece of my quilt by adding a bit of a modern twist to this early 20th century artwork.

I hope you will join me on the journey of discovery into the roots of American Craftsman style by sewing along with this New Block of the Month.


But first. . . . .   It needs a name.


As always, you, my amazing readers get to suggest the name.  If I use your suggestion you will win a beautiful collection of WonderFil thread, perfect for making this quilt.

So leave your suggestions in the comments below and on January 15, when the first installment is available, the winner will be announce.  I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Thanks for joining me in my 11th year of offering a Block of the Month to my readers.

Stay tuned for more information and program details coming soon.

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