In a style reminiscent of California Faience tiles, we bring you the Button Basket Block of the Month from Morning Glory Designs. 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. The Faience tea tiles were widely copied by other tile companies including the Flint Faience Tile Company in Flint, Michigan, the Pewabic Pottery in Detroit, and Motawi Tileworks in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as well as a large number of smaller art pottery companies located along the Ohio River. The local access to high quality clay made these locations especially popular for the early 20th century art pottery movement.
Our Button Basket quilt is styled after these collectible art deco tea tiles, in colors reminiscent of the art deco period: soft tan, blues, yellow greens and peachy salmon.
This is a SIX-MONTH program so you can have this 53” x 53” quilt complete well before year’s end. Each month you’ll receive the FABRICS ONLY for the previous month's pattern released by Morning Glory Designs. The program includes fabrics for the top and binding plus postage, and there is no registration fee.
The patterns are NOT included with the fabric kit but are FREE from Morning Glory Designs. Be sure and sign up for Morning Glory Designs’ monthly newsletter (scroll down on the homepage until you see NEW BLOCK OF THE MONTH FOR 2019 and fill in your name and email address) – the link for the free monthly pattern is in the newsletter each month, but that portion of the pattern is only free that month. We will be shipping the first month's kits the first week of March (for the pattern released in February), and we're happy to include our international customers once again.
International Subscribers Please Note: As we did for 2018, we've estimated the extra amount of post needed to send kits across the globe; we keep track of exactly how much that postage is, and if you've paid more than the postage actually cost, you get the difference refunded to you. If you've paid less, we take the loss.
Sign up soon - the number of kits we'll produce is limited.