Sunbonnet Sue and Sam – Russia/Iceland/Netherlands Released…


sam-and-sue-in-russia-iceland-and-netherlandsSue and Sam in Russia and Iceland are released. The Russian patterns are your free patterns for November, and Iceland is the Flickr Reward for November.

I’ve thrown in a Bonus Block this month, The Netherlands is also now available for purchase.

I wish to take a moment and sincerely thank you for your patience during our move. It was easy while we were in Italy, but getting to Colorado Springs has left me with a few awakenings and how difficult it can be to get things done in the USA… We just make everything so over complicated imho and sadly, many people have been so corrupt in their everyday dealings that it makes it hard for others to get things done quickly. I am normally someone who just likes to get things done and out of the way, and when I set my mind to something, it’s on that one soul thing to finish and I do everything possible to get their. Unfortunately, people don’t work the same way I do, so it’s put me in a spin just trying to keep track of everything going on. Thus, my blog has suffered because of it and I am truly sorry I have kept you waiting for these blocks. However, Sam is also being released with today’s patterns, and that makes him on time. 🙂

However, Hooray, I did manage to get this released today!!! I bet you were skeptical? 🙂 Some of you who saw me on Facebook last night probably thought I wasn’t going to get this up after all today, but I have been working on it all day long and that doesn’t include the errands I still had to run at 3pm when I finally stopped and said.. it may have to wait after all… But I’m here and it’s going to now get released.

Flickr Rewards will get caught up this week. I will do them while I am in Utah this week.

If you’ve just found this Block Of The Month, each month at the first of the month, you get to choose what will be released for the next month. The winning block is released as the Free block, the other is the FlickR Rewards block.

There were several people who turned in blocks in the Flickr group, in the past few weeks. If you haven’t visited to see the blocks, be sure to go and see the other blocks. Sometimes it helps to see what others have to do to get your own creative juices flowing. I love each one of them, it’s amazing to see what other people do and how they interpret their own colors to use.

When you finish and post/upload your block to the Flickr group, you’ll get one of the blocks that will go up for sale free. If you end up finishing the 24 released in 2016, you will get them all free. It’s a great way to get a “missed” block also. Details to turn in blocks is below the download images below, and will also be added to the Guidelines and features post. I will also add it to the menu page here.

Please note: You can finish any of the blocks at any time during 2016 and upload them to the Flickr group to claim one of the blocks for sale. For every block, you upload to the Flickr group you can get 1 free. The one exception to this is if you make as an example 2 Sam In Brazil blocks, you still only get 1 free choice.

I know, you’re waiting for the download, so let’s get right to it.. Here you are…

Note:  I have gone back to using Craftsy, but I encourage you, do not use android type devices to try and download. All my files are always zipped and I believe this is what causes you to have problems.

Download by clicking image

DuH I released and forgot to put the links in.. sorry.. fixed now..

Click To Purchase SVG Files with Full pattern
Sam – Craftsy / Payhip
Sue – Craftsy / Payhip

FlickR Reward

Click To Purchase Full pattern with SVG files
Sam – Craftsy / Payhip
Sue – Craftsy / Payhip

The Netherlands
Bonus Block

Click To Purchase Full pattern with SVG files
Sam – Craftsy / Payhip
Sue – Craftsy / Payhip

No voting on December’s Block…
However, just for fun.. tell me in your comment, which do you think I will release as the Free block.

Sweden or Switzerland

Everyone who comments will be entered into a drawing for a selection of 4 Island Batik Fat Eights

If you guess which one I release,
I’ll even throw in an extra fat eight.

Two of these will be given away, that’s a possible
10 fat eights to be had.

Open To All

No Fair Commenting Twice.
You may leave one comment only,
If you enter more than once and I find out,
you will be eliminated with no chance to win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Janeen at Quilt Art Designs and I will be doing 12 Days of Christmas again this year, and wait until you see what we’ve cooked up for fun this year… I can’t wait to show you, this year, we worked together on the same thing and we are combining paper piecing and applique.. Your gonna LOVE it!! Starts Dec 01, you don’t want to miss a single day of it!!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone, and I will Cya Soon with December’s release, hopefully on time… this and next week are very busy weeks for me already…..


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32 Responses to Sunbonnet Sue and Sam – Russia/Iceland/Netherlands Released…

  1. AvatarPamela K. Coughlin says:

    Is there any way to get all the Sue and Sam patterns now? Would love to do this quilt!

  2. AvatarSandra Richardson says:

    I think you are going to release Sweden..just a feeling!!

  3. AvatarLline Woodall says:

    I think the Swiss couple would be nice. Although it seems that a lot of people are choosing Sweden.

  4. AvatarTina says:

    I think you’ll release Sweden :o) but they are both darling :o) Thank you for doing this! I know you have to be so swamped with moving. Hugs to you. Breath :o)

  5. AvatarSilvana Lanza says:

    Mi piace molto quello della Svezia. Grazie per questa opportunità

  6. AvatarDenise says:

    I love the Swedish couple, so that’s my pick! Thanks for a year of patterns 🙂

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  9. AvatarLois W says:

    I really like Sweden.

  10. AvatarLaurie Weimar says:

    I think it should be Sweden. Thanks!

  11. Avatarsusan says:

    I think you will release Switzerland. I love all three of the blocks you’ve released today. Thank you so much!

  12. AvatarLoretta says:

    I hope it is Sweden since I have relatives there.

  13. AvatarSusan Spiers says:

    Love these blocks! Switzerland!

  14. AvatarWendy says:

    They are all very cute but, Switzerland is the one I believe you will choose. Thanks so much for all of the ones you have shared!

  15. AvatarSandy Wootten says:

    Now that you are settling in have a wonderful Thanksgiving

  16. AvatarRommy van Houten says:

    i live in the Netherlands and I like Sue and Samthis time very much!!!. They are so cute. Well done

  17. AvatarEdith Gorzo says:

    Oh, they are all adorable, but I will guess Sweden! Thanks for all that you do. How long after the last blocks are released will we have to collect the Flickr rewards blocks for the ones we finish?

  18. AvatarTrudy Double says:


    It is so good to have you back. We missed you. I love the Swedish set. And I look forward to receiving Sam and Sue in Egypt. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  19. AvatarJoan says:

    It’s always hard to choose, but Sweden it is for me!

  20. AvatarMaryBeth says:

    Switzerland please.

  21. AvatarLori Smanski says:

    Have a safe and fun Thanksgiving.
    Thank you for all the patterns you have shared

  22. AvatarJoyce Carter says:

    Thank you so much for the patterns Marian, and welcome back to the USA. I think you will release Sweden–maybe hoping? Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  23. AvatarAnna says:

    By the way, thank you very much for the designs, being late gave me time to catch up, which I did, now I just have post pic’s to twitter so I can get some of the other cute designs. THANKS AGAIN SO MUCH!!!

  24. AvatarAnna says:

    I say Sweden because that’s where my husbands family came from.

  25. AvatarInez Larsen says:

    Switzerland (I hope).

  26. AvatarBeverly says:

    I’ll say Switzerland because of all that great chocolate for Christmas!

  27. AvatarSue says:

    Sweden please. I hope Denmark will be offered.

  28. AvatarKelley says:

    I think Sweden mostly because I love gingerbread cookies. 🙂 They are both adorable!!

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  30. AvatarBarbara Johnson says:

    I’ll guess Sweden. Why? No special reason, both are beautiful! I just flipped a coin….

  31. AvatarMary Furber says:

    I’m going to guess Switzerland will be the one released. Thanks for working so hard to get these released in the middle of your big move. Can’t imagine what’s involved!

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