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We've got some awesome BOMs lined up! Want to be first in line when new Block-of-the-Month Programs are added? Scroll down (to the right) to see what's coming, then sign up for the one(s) in which you're interested, with no obligation. We'll notify you when they're ready for sign-ups!
Sacred Geometry Block of the Month
Sacred geometry? What is THAT? The Urban Dictionary defines Sacred Geometry as “the underlying geometry in nature. Example: the Fibonacci sequence, the seed of life, the flower of life, the tree of life. One can see sacred geometry in naturally occurring ratios in our bodies, plants, seashells, spiral galaxies, sunflowers” and more.
In Reeze Hanson’s latest Block of the Month, we will explore various forms of sacred geometry as we build our blocks each month. Each pattern will come with a brief explanation of the significance and symbolism of the block, with inspirational sketches and how-to techniques. In the end, we’ll have an exceptionally unique, almost reverent showcase of various forms of sacred geometry. And if that description is too esoteric for some, it’ll be a beautifully unique quilt that one won’t need to appreciate math to enjoy the beauty.
Join us on this 10-month journey as we explore the mysteries of the underlying geometry in nature, starting with the flower of life in Month #1. This will be a 10-month program, beginning in March 2022, but you can jump in anytime. We recommend joining Reeze’s Morning Glory Designs’ Facebook Block of the Month group, for tips, tricks, and to see everyone else’s quilts as the program progresses.
This will be a large quilt (65” x 77”) with lots of gorgeous batik fabrics on a background of solid black and tonal black for the Fibonacci sequence (the curved part of the background). Your cost per month will be $38 which includes all the fabrics for the top, the pattern each month, and postage. We hope you’ll join us on this month’s adventure! With great regret we must let you know we are unable to ship kits outside the USA. Postal costs have become prohibitive and even asking you to pay part of that cost, it nearly doubles the cost of the kits for most locations.
Beach Dreams Block of the Month
Balmy breezes …. sunshine …. the soothing swish of waves brushing the shore …. the music of sea birds in the air accompanied by the slap of flip-flops against one’s heels … the chime of sail and flag riggings gently hitting their masts …. the tangy scent of salt and seaweed in the air …. the warmth of the sun on your shoulders ...
Connect The Blocks and Morning Glory Designs are excited to partner again in 2021 to bring you this sea-worthy Block of the Month! After a tumultuous 2020, aren’t we all ready for some calm? Our beachy BOM represents the easy-going life at the beach.
This will be a 12-part series that will include piecing, applique, and some paper-piecing. It’s appropriate for confident beginners and seasoned quilters alike and when it’s complete you’ll have a beautiful large lap throw or wall hanging (approximately 68” square) to give someone special or keep for yourself.
Your subscription to this Block of the Month (BOM) includes all the fabrics you need to make the top, the printed patterns and templates for each block, and the postage to send it to you monthly (within the United States*). The first kits will be sent out in January, usually about a week after you sign up. If you choose to start later in the year, that’s no problem! We’ll work with you to complete this on your time schedule.
Ready to begin? Go HERE to subscribe!
Would you rather subscribe to the patterns only? You can do that directly from the designer HERE.
*International Sewists: As much as we love all of you, shipping costs outside the USA have become so prohibitive, we no longer offer Blocks of the Month kits internationally with postage included. However, if you really want our kits, we will certainly work with you to make that happen - shipping costs will remain outrageous, but we can lower those costs by sending quarterly, every other month, or whatever works for you. If you'd like to discuss possibilities, contact Peggy at "quilt.junkie@ConnectTheBlocks.com".
Southwest Sunrise Block of the Month
It is our great pleasure to partner with Reeze Hanson of Morning Glory Designs to bring you this unique quilt. It was love at first sight when we saw the initial design, and as the quilt has been tweaked and refined, our love for it has grown. For 12 months, you will receive a kit and pattern to assemble this quilt in easily manageable sections. Along with that you’ll receive the story behind the symbolism in each block. “Southwest Sunrise” calls upon symbols and cosmology of many Southwest Tribes: The Zuni, Pima, Navajo, Hopi, Pueblo, Apache and Tohono O’Ohdam. The iconography of each tribe’s belief system has become associated with this region of the United States, even among the non-Native Americans who live in the Southwest. When completed, this quilt will tell a story – a story about hope, about women, and the ties that bind us all to Mother Earth. It is a positive story with a happy ending – and a gorgeous, meaningful quilt.
Ready to join us on our journey? Sign up HERE.
Deco Garden Block of the Month
Evocative of the Art Nouveau period with the look and feel of Tiffany stained glass, Deco Garden is a stunning design you will be thrilled to display.
We're delighted to be partnered with Morning Glory Designs on this project! This is a 13-month program that will include all the fabrics you need for the blocks, sashing, borders and binding shown here for this 56"x62" quilt, along with each month's pattern. The fabrics are all Anthology batiks with solid black as the background fabric. As always with our BOMs there are NO registration fees and NO additional shipping charges. The cost you see here is what you will be billed each month.
For more information and to sign up for the Art Deco Block of the Month, go HERE.
Toes in the Sand Block of the Month
Don’t we all dream of putting our toes in the sand at the beach sometimes? It doesn’t matter where we live, the song of the surf calls to the beach bum in all of us at some point. With “Toes in the Sand” you can visit a different beach every month. Make blocks inspired by the big boulders of Big Sur or the tiny pebbles of Pebble Beach. Join us on a 14-month beach-hopping trip up the California coast as we visit Jaybird Quilt’s favorite beaches, making two blocks at each visit (each month). Go here for details and sign-up to make this twin-size quilt. (As with all our kits, postage is included in the monthly charge of $18.00 and there is no registration fee.)