Wander Lane by Nancy Halvorsen

See what’s happening On Wander Lane this month with Schoolhouse Haven On Wander Lane by Art to Heart. This 8-1/2″ x 11″ pattern offers a block of the month stand alone quilt measuring 30″ square, plus six additional projects including an additional appliqué and pieced quilt, a table topper, a pot holder, pillows, mini quilt and mug rug! The main appliqué block and one each of the three pieced border blocks is used to make the large “On Wander Lane” BOM quilt measuring 60″ x 72″. There’s lots of fun happening On Wander Lane!

Schoolhouse Haven on Wander Lane - Block 9

The remaining books in the series offer the same potential.

Midnight Manor on Wander Lane - Block 10
Harvest Acres on Wander Lane - Block 11
Mistletoe Crossing on Wander Lane - Block 12
Frost Hill on Wander Lane - Block 1
Loveland Cottage on Wander Lane - Block 2

These books are due to arrive in January so schedule a class now.

New BOM from Bonnie Sullivan

Bonnie Sullivan is releasing her new wool on flannel block of the month and it was worth the wait! Each pattern can stand along as a wall hanging, pillow or framed but when you combine them all it is magical!

There are eight reasonably priced patterns in the series. Each pattern includes other finishing ideas as well as a pic of the entire project.

Simple Blessings Part 1
Simple Blessings Part 2
Simple Blessings Part 3
Simple Blessings Part 4
Simple Blessings Part 5
Simple Blessings Part 6
Simple Blessings Part 7
Simple Blessings Part 8

You may want to take pre-orders from your customers so they can order them all. They will be arriving next month so place your orders now. Don’t forget to order the black stripe flannel from Maywood Studio, Charcoal Stripe Flannel #F18508M-JK that she used as well:

Charcoal Stripe Flannel

You know they will want exactly what Bonnie used!

Laura Heine BOM

BOHO Blooms is a five part block of the month that is just genius! Each part can stand alone or complete them all to create a 70 inch square of work of art! The first four panels measure 25-1/2″ x 41-1/2″. The fifth block – The Butterfly is the center 14″ square that provides the center of this heirloom. Add a border – or borders – if desired to make it fit the space.

Block #5 and Putting it all together:

BOHO Blooms Block #5 Collage Pattern by Laura Heine

Block #1:

BOHO Blooms Block #1 Collage Pattern by Laura Heine

Block #2:

BOHO Blooms Block #2 Collage Pattern by Laura Heine

Block #3:

BOHO Blooms Block #3 Collage Pattern by Laura Heine

Block #4:

BOHO Blooms Block #4 Collage Pattern by Laura Heine

The Gypsy Quilter® Appli-Fuse Mats are the perfect companion for this technique.

Silicone Appli-Fuse Mat 17in x 24in

These mats come in four different sizes – in this case – the bigger the better!

Blocks 4 and 5 are expected to arrive later this month so ask your customers who would like the entire series so you can order them now!

A Galactic Fabric Explosion

Galactic Explosion

Galactic Explosion 12-Part BOM Pattern Booklet #NRDGEBOM is a sampler in two colorways: VENUS (brights) and MARS (earth tones). Nine stars in the center are surrounded by a piano key border and a dancing star border.

Galactic Explosion 12-Part BOM Pattern Booklet
Galactic Explosion 12-Part BOM Pattern Booklet

From Marcus Fabrics the Galactic Explosion BOM fabric by Nancy Rink Collection are featured and include a mix of tone-on-tone brights for the VENUS version and semi-solid textures for the MARS version. The full color, saddle-stitched, 52-page booklet includes complete separate instructions for BOTH colorways. 91 x 91″ finished size. Perfect for a Block of the Month or Saturday Sampler program.

There are two 60″ wide coordinating fabrics.

Navy Galactic Mars 60in Quilt Back
Navy Galactic Venus 60in Quilt Back

Contact Nancy for a shop cutting guide and program information: nancy@nancyrinkdesigns.com

Everything is due to arrive next month so place your orders now.

A Sew Kind of Wonderful Nativity

I just love this! Helen Robinson of Sew Kind of Wonderful has a created modern look with simple piecing using the Sew Kind of Wonderful tool A Starry Night is wonderful in every way!

Starry Night
Wonder Curve Ruler

She has created a bonus block which can be substituted for the camel block in the quilt or made into a pillow as an accent.

Starry Night Cow Bonus Block

She has even created a coordinating coloring book! Talk about adding that awe factor to a gift!

Why not feature this quilt as a block of the month starting in January so it will be done in time for the next holiday season? The quilt finished to 75″ x 78″. The pattern comes with multiple layouts so you can adjust the size to fit your needs. The quilt pattern is due to arrive this week. The bonus block, coloring book and ruler are already in stock. Wouldn’t this be a great gift – especially if they know it will be featured in upcoming classes????

New from Thimble Blossoms

Wouldn’t this 65” x 78″ quilt be a great block of the month class? The pattern is fat quarter friendly and uses simple piecing techniques. Six month block of the months are becoming more and more popular.

Stroll


Grace is a great fat quarter friendly quilt that finished to 72″ square.

Grace


Adventure is a two color quilt that reminds me of the woven throws that were so popular when I was growing up. But in these fabrics and this design, it looks oh so modern and measures 76″ x 76″ . It is a strip pieced block so it goes together faster than you think.

Adventure

Sunny Side is a 1-1/2″ strip friendly quilt that has the look of a half log cabin block but with a modern feel! 

Sunnyside

All of these patterns are due to arrive the middle of November so order them now.

Table Runners with A Modern Flare

What a great series of classes or online videos! Why not offer a table runner of the month instead of a block of the month? The designs are dramatic but simple so most of the work can be done in class. And, many of the runners offer opportunities to teach different techniques and tools.

Modern Holiday Table Runners
Modern Holiday Table Runners

The book is reasonably priced and most of the patterns require fat eighths so they are easy – and affordable to kit!

Dear Diary

This new Block of the Month by Sherri Noel is written in chapters.

Dear Diary Block Of The Month Quilt

Each of the twelve chapter begins with a life affirming quote and is set off with blocks that all come together to create a charming 84 inch square quilt.

The pattern comes in two booklets – one for the pattern, the other for the techniques. What an opportunity to grow as a quilter while creating a work of art! Wouldn’t this be the perfect graduation gift? Or birthday gift to welcome someone into their teen years?

Or, make it for yourself – we all need a reminder sometimes to focus on the positive! This pattern is due to arrive next month so order it now and add it to your class schedule!

Stitchin’ in the Kitchen

I love, love, love these kts by Bareroots. Each kit includes a high quality Dunroven towel; floss; pattern and the rickrack trim.

What a great foundation for a project of the month program. All of the designs are also available as patterns and additional towels can be ordered separately. Design a program that works for you!

Main Stream Modern

Erin Underwood is one of those designers who can create dramatic quilts that appeal to all ages. Basically, they appeal to everyone! And, as a quilt teacher and shop owner, her designs are full of learning opportunities.

Star Studded is a perfect example of a quilt that would be a great block of the month. The stars showcase several different techniques to make a stunning quilt.

Hexology is another design that can be broken down into a block of the month.

Over Under Weaving Wonder is a stunning quilt whether you choose a light or dark background. Plus there is a great space for dramatic quilting.

Continuity can be made with a background accent fabric along with your favorite fabric strips.

These pillows have texture built right in – just fold the strips and let the fun begin. There are two options – couch and bed size!

All of these patterns are due in this month so start planning your classes accordingly!