Well it’s finally 2021 and time as they say starts a new each year. I haven’t made new year resolutions for many many years as I find they don’t really put me in a mindset that says I should set a goal to do it and then keep it. I know many people who can do it, it’s just not something I’ve been able to do. At the same time, I do finish thing that I start, which is why I am intent on finishing up Sunbonnet Sue’s botm over the next few months, why I am still part of Quilt Block Mania… this little free pattern has given me an opportunity to explore new ideas and at the same time offer a free monthly pattern for all who visit.
I keep these patterns free for one month only unlike many of my other free patterns which range from one day to 2 weeks. This is the only event I am part of where I keep the pattern free for the entire month. Once a free pattern expires, it’s marked at a very high price in the shop so that you won’t make the mistake to try and purchase what isn’t a full pattern. My full patterns are different from my free patterns in that they include more features that make it easier for you to create the pattern.
I’ve had this blog now for seven years come April. I’ve made many changes to my patterns over the years and that continues to happen as I’ve done so again with 2021. I will no longer include SVG Cutting files or machine embroidery files with my patterns. (They will finish with the Sunbonnet Sue in the USA series but no other patterns will include them) For many years I offered these as extras but to many artists do not allow SVG to be distributed in this manner and because I did this as a free feature along with the machine embroidery I’ve chosen to discontinue it. This makes it much easier for me to release patterns in a more timely manner. Instead I will add current tutorials on how to convert the templates and layouts to SVG cutting files for you to create on your own over the next few months or so.
My health continues to be an issue. I spent last week in the hospital with appendicitis… I couldn’t believe that at 60 it happened to me, but it did and my entire mind was boggled by it, thankfully they didn’t burst but the doctor said it looked like they were close to doing so. I am grateful that the pain has gone away as it was worse than my current back pain is.
Today’s release is January’s Quilt Block Mania block. The theme is Romance… such a great theme and for such a fun upcoming holiday. I chose to do a fun gnome much like last year’s but slightly different. I hope you will enjoy it.
The free pattern includes only the 12-inch pattern. The full release pattern includes 9, 12, 15, and an 18-inch pattern.
Click the above image to download the pattern.
Download expires February 2, 2021
When you add the free pattern to your cart, your also given an option to save 15% off for the month on the full release pattern. This is the only way to get the 15% off.
The full release pattern below includes sizes 9, 12, 15, and 18-inch
Click the below image to purchase the pattern.
When you add the free pattern to your cart, you’ll be given an option to also save 15% off on the full release pattern.
Artwork Inspired from Creative Fabrica
This pattern is very easy to create. It does contain a bit of required embroidery but you could easily use your sewing machine to create the lines on the beard.
This month’s other bloggers and designers who are participating are:
Chain of Hearts by Carolina Moore
Heart Postage Stamp by Slice of Pi Quilts
Special Delivery by Appliques Quilts and More
Intertwined by Devoted Quilter
Interlocking Heart Halves by Blockofthemodotcom
Romantic Patchwork Heart by Love to Color My World
Love Notes by Blue Heron Quilting
Woven Together at Patti’s Patchwork
LOVE ARROWS by Cotton Street Commons
refracted heart at Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Be Mine by Perkins Dry Goods
Love is family at Puppy Girl Designs
Love Owl-Ways by Studio R Quilts
Lacy Hearts by QuiltFabrication
Piece of My Heart by Orange Blossom QDS, LLC
Quilting by Candlelight by Snowy Days Quilting
Sunset Walk Block by Sara Flynn
Mini Log Cabin Heart by Katie Mae Quilts
Flowers and Candy by PhoebeMoon Designs
On Point Heart by Oh Kaye Quilting
Love My Gnome
Love Conquers All
Blue Bear Hug by Blue Bear Quilts
Love Me Knot by Pretty Piney Quilts
Pieceful Heart by Off the Wall Quilt
Rose Buds by Rona the Ribbiter
House of love
First Love by Sarah Marcina
Love postcard by Capaquilts
Sunbonnet Sue weekly releases start this Friday… please be on the lookout for that post.
I have also been asked if I’ll be doing my yearly post for the block of the months for the year. Yes, this is still planned. I hope to have it up next week for you. Thanks to those of you who’ve written me with botm announcements. They are much appreciated.
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