Friday, August 18, 2023

Morning Glories Gift-Away!

Happy Pattern Release Day!

I am so blooming ready to get this one out there to you - it's been a long time waiting!

I tend to flip-flop a bit on projects that catch my fancy.

Sometimes it's scrappy everything - no color control, only contrast between what is foreground and what is background.

Other times - like our July Jacob's Cbain quilt, I pick a color theme and just go with it.
Morning Glories has a little bit of both - more colors involved with strategic placement - a whole ton load of green scraps (So happy to use these!) and a plethora of fun neutrals - just the way I like them!

Morning Glories is completely paper pieced. All straight seams - no curves.

The pattern assumes you have some basic knowledge of foundation paper piecing by machine - but it is so very easy to catch on, and my step-by-step photos will show you the way!

My cutting suggestions include pre-cutting the rectangles needed to cover the skinny bits, and I used an equilateral triangle like the  Clearview 60 triangle or the Creative Grids 8 1/2'' 60 degree triangle for pre-cutting the neutral triangles in Template A before piecing. 

Pre-cutting saved me many headaches when it comes to paper piecing crazy angles and it keeps fabric waste to a minimum.

Even Lola thinks paper pieced scrap quilts are grand!

Blossoms in Pink!

Sunny Yellow!

Juicy Oranges!

Deep lovely reds!

Perfect purples!

Cool Turquoise!

But wait - do Morning Glories really come in all of these colors?

Yes, they definitely do!

The pattern includes 11 pages of instruction, 3 back pages of full - page assembly images, and three additional pages of paper foundation templates for easy printing - Templates are printed 4 units per page to save paper.

I recommend either the printable 8 1/2'' X 11'' newsprint found in the Quilting All the Time category of the Quiltville Amazon Affiliate Store.

I also carry the Carol Doak foundation paper in the Quiltville Store.

And yes, there is a sale going on - all rulers. notions and tools are 15% off using code NOTIONS at check out for a limited time!

But let's get back to this quilt!

Do you see my blocks are arranged in a "Barn Raising" layout? 

And I love little hidden messages that appear hear and there.

I Love 2 Quilt! Do U 2??

I quilted Morning Glories with a beige colored thread in an edge-to-edge design called Nemeshe's Feather Grande by Bethanne Nemesh.

I love how airy and light it looks against the quilt!

Can there ever be too many greens? I don't think so!

The PDF pattern for Morning Glories is currently 25% off through 8/31/23 in both the Quiltville Store and the Quiltville Etsy Pattern Shop.

The finished quilt measures 84'' X 84''.

No coupon code is needed, but if you are purchasing paper or notions and wish to save the 15% you do need to use the code NOTIONS at checkout in the Quiltville Store.  The Etsy shop ONLY carries the PDF patterns, not merchandise.

Let's have a little Gift-Away!

I'll be drawing for TWO winners on Thursday, 8/31/23 and each will receive a Morning Glories PDF pattern from me AND:

A Facets of Green Color Roll from  Cotton to Quilts!

And please be sure to check out her neutral rolls as well - all the fun fabrics are in there!

Winner must have fabric prize shipped to a USA address.  If you live outside of the USA, we can ship the fabric to a friend within the USA who can forward it on to you.

Good luck, everyone!

Speaking of Cotton to Quilts: Did you know that shop owner Irene hosts 3 fantastic retreats at Quiltville Inn each year?

We have a few openings left in her upcoming October retreat! Click HERE for more info and come join us! You can also email the shop at cs@cottontoquilts.com. (Bring a friend!)

I think that's it for today.  The Bonus Quiltvillians are quilting up a storm, and I am headed for a haircut today - most needed.

I'll be back to join in their fun this afternoon -

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

Or in the infamous words of Marilyn Monroe - "Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together."
Vintage Pine Burr variation found in North Carolina.

Have a lovely day, everyone!



  1. Elaine in North Texas9:00 AM EDT

    This quilt is so pretty and the greens are fantastic.

  2. Love your Etsy store!

  3. Anonymous9:05 AM EDT

    Such beautiful fabric! Kimeran Stevens

  4. Love your new quilt Morning Glories - such beautiful colours :)

  5. Anonymous9:24 AM EDT

    Probably silly question, but what is a 'barn raising' layout? Sure a cute quilt!

  6. after all this time, i finally "discovered" an easier way to navigate and post on Bonnie's daily chat! If I bring up the email and then scroll down to read more and click, the whole chat comes up, INCLUDING setting my 'google' to post a comment!... I heart Morining Glories and paper piecing!!! wonder if my increasing macular issues would allow me to make this? have entered, and hope to win, that for sure would give me the incentive to return to my machine!!! Maybe a smaller size throw? in Christmas colors??? maybe get into that Christmas stash??? while my vision is declining, my creative child is just bouncing, god bless her! and all y'all out there esp. our "patron" Bonnie... Cats in Carlsbad CA

    1. Anonymous11:13 PM EDT

      Oh, Miss Cats, I hope you can see well enough to make this one! Hang in there!😻

  7. Anonymous10:00 AM EDT

    I’ve never tried paper piecing but I think it’s time to attempt it. Katy Kelley Myers

  8. Anonymous10:03 AM EDT

    I love this happy quilt.

  9. Meg McKinney10:15 AM EDT

    What a lovely, lovely quilt. Thanks so much for sharing all the steps, lay-outs, color choices. I look forward to seeing your quilts, and how you put them together.

  10. Morning Glories is just lovely!

  11. I have been waiting for this quilt pattern!!!! Thank You!

  12. Cant wait to do this quilt. LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing and teaching.

  13. Love this Sew much even if some cal Morning Glory a WEED. It’s gorgeous. Hope I win this time. My green Stash needs enhancing

  14. Val Lees12:03 PM EDT

    Love the paper pieced top . The green bundle too!

  15. Beth Gustafson12:14 PM EDT

    I love everything about your morning glories quilt…greens, neutrals, other colors as desired, paper piecing 💕💕💕

  16. Bonnie your colors are beautiful !! I love seeing LOLA watching you work!

  17. The quote is a great reminder, and the quilt is a lovely riot of colors! Thank you for brightening my day after a very long first week back at school!! Happy Friday!

  18. Anonymous1:39 PM EDT

    Awesome job, Bonnie, coming up with another spectacular design! Susan in Ia.

  19. Anonymous1:48 PM EDT

    I'm so tickled with your new pattern Morning Glories!! I've been working on a Judy Niemeyer pattern so am in the groove for paper piecing. Allison C. Bayer, Plano, Texas

  20. What a beautiful quilt!

  21. Anonymous3:09 PM EDT

    Excited about this new design. Thank you for the opportunity to win. This one is definitely going on my "to make" list. -Donna Carter, Md

  22. Beautiful quilt and Lola is a beautiful cat!

  23. Absolutely stunning. Definitely on my list to make. Thank you Bonnie for another beautiful pattern.

  24. Morning Glories were always my mom's favorite ! wish she was still with me so she could OOOO and AAAA over this beauty!

  25. This is a beautiful quilt I will have to make! Thank you!

  26. Anonymous9:46 PM EDT

    Beautiful quilt / pattern. Love the use of scrap fabrics!

  27. Liz Greenwald9:48 PM EDT

    Great use of scrap fabrics. Love the pattern❤️

  28. Thank you, Bonnie. I’ve been waiting for this one. 😍

  29. Such a beautiful quilt, Bonnie! It's been a long time since I've commented, but I never fail to check in very early 6 mornings a week. This one has me wanting to comment! I've always avoided paper piecing but maybe this is my time and my quilt.

  30. Lee MacAdam9:45 PM EDT

    Bonnie I just fell in love with this quilt the moment I saw it. It's on my to do list now as soon as I get the pattern.

  31. Anonymous9:22 AM EDT

    Wonderful quilt and green fabric great for this pattern.

  32. Anonymous1:30 PM EDT

    I just order this pattern! Quick question, will 1 of the neutral facet rolls be enough for this quilt?

  33. Anonymous2:49 PM EDT

    I am loving this pattern and working on my 10th block so far. Wondering about a backing. Can you show us the backing you picked for Morning Glories?


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