Saturday, February 20, 2010

Love Knows No Season February block

Changing the block of the month on February 15th created quite a flurry of messages in my e-mail inbox. All of a sudden, a bunch of you found my website for the first time, and you had missed the January download. Please put a reminder on a date on your calendar to remind you to download the blocks each month before the 15th, because the old block will be removed on that date, and the new one will take its place on the free download link. In December, I will try to include instructions for setting the entire quilt top together with the block instructions.

I'm happy to say that my web designer and I decided to make any missed blocks available to you. There is now a link on the Block of the Month page that will take you to a page where you can purchase any missed blocks for $5 each. If you want to wait until the end of the year, I'm planning to make all the patterns available along with an instruction booklet for about $20. The booklet will include instructions for how to set the blocks together for the quilt top, and also several smaller projects using the blocks.

The transactions will be handled through PayPal, so that I can now take international orders, too. The pdf block patterns and instructions will be sent to you via e-mail message as soon as the order is processed.

I've been overwhelmed with the amazing response to this project. I've even gotten a bunch of photographs of finished blocks. We're working on setting up a photo gallery that you may view on Picasa. I'll let you know when that is up and running. In the meantime, e-mail me your photos of finished blocks. It has been so much fun to see how different they are. Each of the quilt makers who have sent me photos interpreted the pattern in her own unique way. I love it when this happens. Thank you for so much interest in this quilt.

The February block is now available for free download. Check it out! (UPDATE NOTE:  This is now part of a pattern available for sale.  See "Love Knows No Season")


  1. I try several time to send you my photo of the block but emails are always returned with error message, yahoo adress not valid... !

  2. Bea, your file was probably too large for my e-mail to receive it. Make it less than 1 Meg, and it will probably go through then. E-mail address:

  3. There is a free-ware that I have been using for years.. it is call Irfanfiew. I change my photos to 640x 480 The picture is great, and you can send more than one picture that is 1600 x 1200 as it comes off my camera. Elsie, I just found your blog and I'm going to order Jan-Mar blocks. They are great, but I will do needle turn. Thanks for making these free to us.
    Deanna Ahern