How very very exciting to finally be done with this block of the month. It has been fun and great to see the samples that have been made from this series and to see others enjoy making it as much as I have provided it to you. It’s taken far longer than I would have liked to finish this block of the month but I now consider it finished with one tiny exception but that will take place silently.
Twas The Night finishes with 25 blocks instead of 24, I found an additional block that was provided to me when I commissioned this artwork that was to be a finishing block. I commissioned it separately and then went and forgot about it.
The current blocks 23, 24 and 25 do not include the machine embroidery files, but they will be added later this week. I wanted to get these released because I know most of you are not using the cutting files or the machine embroidery files.
The cutting files are in the zip files, when you purchase your blocks you’ll receive an update email when I add the machine embroidery files and you will need to re-download the pdf file to get the worksheets. I expect to have the machine embroidery files done by the end of this week.
I had mentioned in an earlier post that this Sew Along from The Red Boot Quilt Company would be starting soon, but I didn’t know when it was starting only that the theme of it was to be Paper Dolls. It officially started February 21 and thanks to Nan who reminded me it in a comment she left for me.
Paper Dolls is an every two-week release pattern update. There are 35 total blocks in this one and you can download the patterns all year long There are three different download spots on the web available to you. You can join the Facebook group which is the one place you might like to do anyway simply because you can see what others are doing with there blocks and how they are coming along… Lots of inspiration in that group.
Second, The Thermoweb blog. They have always posted The Red Boot Quilt Companies patterns so this is the one place you can always count on them to be at also especially if your not a social media person.
Third, the Red Boot Quilt Company website itself has also created a page for the Paper Dolls Sew Along… On my Around The Web BOTMs page for this blog, I have it listed for this page also.
Each year with sheer anticipation I look forward to various designers and their block of the months. I just know they have planned something special for us that year. I am always saddened when they decide to take a break or stop for a year or so, but I totally get it also. The sheer amount of work that goes into a block of the month for free or for purchase is unbelievable. You can’t even imagine unless you’ve done one for yourself. At the same time, if you’re creating that quilt I know you look forward to getting it pieced or appliqued to go into your planned project so it has to be a let down when the designer is late, such as my current botms.
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I love my followers, ya’ll are so wonderful about letting me know about new BOTM’s, or events going on the web… it allows me to help share with the rest of you. A Huge Thank You to Marge, she wrote to me yesterday about a new BOTM she found and thought I’d like to post it on my blog.
Each month a free new pattern. This is adorable, a Sunbonnet Sue Christmas botm. I have added it to my botm page for the Around The Web BOTMs. The January block is up and will be up until February 29, 2020. I do not know if the blocks will still be free after February 29, 2020, or not, so be sure you get to there website to download. They have precut kits also available to purchase if you want to make it quick and easy.
A little oops, I forgot to post the url on this post yesterday when I wrote it, so have linked it on the image above.
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Today I have for you Sue & Sam in Nebraska and Idaho. I know it seems like it’s been a while, but 12 Days kept me very busy as did the rest of December and January. Because I’m also trying to finish up Twas the Night I have held off doing these and at the same time, I do expect to have at least two releases per month over the next few months of 2 states per release. I need to finish Twas The Night which is just two more blocks and then it’s done and we’ll be zooming on Sue/Sam in the USA… I won’t finish by my March deadline, but I do think we can finish by June 2020 if all goes well.
We are finally at the halfway point for Sunbonnet Sue/Sam… doing 50 states is a big undertaking, Nebraska is the 25th state, and Sue/Sam USA is now 50 blocks large. Idaho makes it the 26th state, so we are now more than halfway done… LOL!! and there are 52 blocks. In the end, you’ll have 100 blocks for this botm.
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I really wanted to get these done in December, but block 22 has so much detail it has literally taken me the last 3 weeks to write this pattern. By itself, it has 158 pages in the pdf. It’s mainly the embroidery section, the block just has a lot of detail. With it being 2020, I’ve also made a small change to my patterns for the new year and I hope you’ll like the change… You’ll see it in every 2020 pattern this year.
If you were here yesterday, you saw the free pattern I’m giving away till Monday. I am releasing the full set of animals today also.
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Each year I bring you this list of events that have been planned out for the new year. Each of these bloggers has created an event that they will feature monthly sometimes weekly on their blog.
Today I have what is the start of those previously announced for 2020 that I have found or been sent an email about.
The requirements to make this list are simple… KIF… keep it free. Your event must be free… no book purchases, no magazines to be purchased, no pattern purchases. The pattern for the block of the event must be free for a long enough period of time to allow people to download it.. This time period is normally a month’s time.
And here is the list… Continue reading