My First Block Of The Month… Do You Remember It?

Little Treasures BOM

It seems funny to me that it’s been four years now since I offered what was my first block of the month. They were these very cute dolls from Graphics and Graphics. It was called Little Treasures. I’ll show you some of the patterns in that set in this post for those of you not aware of it…

I’ve often said how much I love seeing the patterns created, part of the reason I do my block of the months the way I do now is so that I can see them be done. I don’t like forcing people to do them, but they are an amazing amount of work and time to create so I went that route so that my time would also pay off in seeing how you created the pattern into fabric and decoration. Hopefully into a beautiful quilt that will be treasured.

This past week, one of my first “followers” someone whose name I immediately recognize as just that, Joyce Carter wrote me that she had finished her Little Treasures quilt and she sent me a picture also of this very beautiful quilt. I have to admit even now as I write this I can feel the “tears” coming thru my eyes. It is just so beautiful and she’s agreed to let me share it here with you all today.

Did this just not turn out so darn cute?

Joyce noted in her email that she added earrings to all the girls, ribbons, buttons, bows, and is planning to add a bracelet with beads and sequins on one of the girls.

Her son took the picture she sent me and sadly there were no closeups, but still, I have tried to upload the largest image possible so you could see it well, clicking the image should give you the full size of the quilt. You can see all the extras that were added to the quilt. Btw… Joyce created this quilt entirely by hand. She is giving this quilt to her daughter.

This block of the month had 12 actual patterns with 7 bonus patterns.
One of those bonus patterns has never been released, I suppose I need to get that done, I totally spaced it off but there it was just sitting there in the folder waiting to be released… so perhaps I’ll get it done soon now that my mind is back on that…

The following are the patterns in Little Treasures that were released in 2014 and 2015. All of the released patterns are available on Craftsy.
Clicking The Image Will Take You To That Pattern Page At Craftsy.

Was this a memory lane experience for you too. I know it was for me. Four years doesn’t seem like a long time, but when you run a blog or any website, four years is a lifetime because of everything that comes in between it and there have been many patterns that came after Little Treasures, but it is still my most treasured of any of the patterns I have released and for many reasons.

Thank you, Joyce, for sending me a picture of this beautiful quilt.
You truly gave the patterns life.

Goings On Around The Web

Wooly Block will have two new patterns today around 10am est.

Cya Soon,

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10 Responses to My First Block Of The Month… Do You Remember It?

  1. Lana Ramsdell says:

    Your designs are just awesome! Wish I had time to do them all. Keep’em coming.

  2. Eileen says:

    Beautiful quilt, you should be proud as the designer ! I have just discovered your blog, lots of great stuff !

  3. Ronelle says:

    Wow, what an exquisite quilt! Well done to Joyce.

    Thank you very much for sharing the finished quilt with us. Although these ladies were before my time, this quilt sure is a wonderful inspiration. I love your work.

  4. Sobana Sundar says:

    Wow. Those were so cute. I understand what you are saying about wanting to see your creations. Next year I am going to do the Sue and Sam and share it with you.

  5. Susan says:

    I didn’t download many of those, but I have your ornament row and bows and berries. =) I didn’t realize that’s when you started the BOM, though. What fun to see them again. Joyce did a wonderful job!

  6. Brenda says:

    Wow, Marian. Those are beautiful young ladies!! And Joyce’s quilt is a treasure. I hope her daughter realizes that. I’ve only recently “found” you, so I don’t remember the BOM but I’ve enjoyed seeing your creations since I found your blog! You are very talented and these are adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Rosemary Barron says:

    I’ve been following you and doing your BOMs since I found your blog. This one was before that time but I love it and will be looking for the patterns. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Wendy says:

    I remember those little sweeties! I was able to collect a few of them but had an unfortunate disaster with my computer and lost them. The quilt is beautiful and should be cherished!

  9. Deborah Hickey says:

    Marian, Joyce did a excellent job on the little treasures. Thank you so much for your time and all the free patterns you give us. I have learned so much from you and still look forward to finishing Sue and Sam.

  10. Marian, these are sweet, and so sophisticated in their design. I appreciate being a part of the group following you along your journey, and enjoying all the talent

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