Friday, January 1, 2010

~~ BOUQUET ~~ the unveiling...

Happy New Year!!
Have you rung it in with bells and whistles? Fireworks? Resolutions? However you celebrated I hope you were able to share the moment with those you love! We stood out the front of the house and watched the fireworks display from 'The World", the hill atop our little town. It was so pretty to see, and we were doubly blessed to watch the 8.30 display as well as the midnight repeat.
To celebrate 2010 and all things *new*, I have an offer for those who may be the impatient type...

My new BOM for 2010 is ~BOUQUET~ so firstly, let me share her with you....

I have used Robyn Pandolph's "Somerset Cottage" fabric range and ~Bouquet~ is so femininely delicious in the muted blues, pinks and peaches don't you think?! She also loves to wear silk ribbons, pretty rose and pearl glass beads, and antique lace!

~Bouquet~ is a 6 month BOM, beginning January 7th.
Each free block will be available for 1 month only. As a new block is released the previous month's pattern will only be available as a purchase through my Etsy Store.

I often find that when I begin another designer's mystery BOM that a few blocks in I decide I don't really like all the blocks, and wish I'd not started them, but that is the chance we take with a free BOM. With this is mind I wanted to show you ~Bouquet~ up front, so that you can decide now if you want to make the blocks or not. Also, you can choose the fabrics you'd like to use as you have seen the finished quilt.

Let me introduce you to the blocks.
There are 4 of these corner blocks...

...the centre block with a verse I wrote...

...the Bucket...


...the Chair...
...the Cracked Jug...

...and the Girl.

There are four applique blocks which sit around the centre poem block...

...and one of the borders is edged with vintage lace.

I love ~Bouquet~ and it looks gorgeous hanging in our home!


The final quilt assembly instructions will be given on June 7th.

 I know you will love stitching this quilt!
Hugs
Jenny
xxx

39 comments:

  1. Wow Jenny what a beautiful way to start off 2010 with a free BOM to gather each month. It is absolutely gorgeous and the Rose saying is lovely too. It just looks scrummy in the pastel fabrics, I bet it was a real thrill to make. I am afraid I will have to get it on a monthly basis as work has not been forthcoming in 2009 for either DH or myself. I will have to be careful in what I purchase this year. I have already started selling some of my obsolete sewing machine embroidery cards on ebay. Luckily I have a stash of fabrics I couldn't jump over, and a stash of threads nearly as high, from years of collecting.

    Thanks once again for your generosity to all your Blog readers and a Blessed and Happy New Year to you and your family.

    Maryanne

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  2. That is just gorgeous and so very feminine. Thank you for being so generous as to offer it as a free BOTM especially in these hard economic times. Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  3. Happy New Year to you again Jen...and what a wonderful BOM....so gorgeous and just so very generous...thankyou...

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  4. Oh Jenny-girl it's BEAUTIFUL!!! How do you keep coming up with so many fantastic projects? You amaze me.
    Happy New Year my precious friend!

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  5. Darling Jenny - Bouquet is absolutely exquisite! And what a wonderful way to start the year by giving us the full view of her beauty! :-) Love it!!!!

    Love and hugs and big kisses!
    Vikki xoxo

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  6. Jenny,
    What a great way to start off 2010 with you BOM! I cannot wait, but I will. Thank you for your generousity and kindness. Happy New Year!

    Hugs!
    Pam

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  7. Thanks Jenny ! This BOM is just gorgeous and I look forward to starting each month with your pretty stitcheries.

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  8. Oh gosh Jenny - this is a wonderful start to the new year, such a beautiful quilt. I cant wait to get started on it. Thank you for being so lovely and sharing "Bouquet" with us. hugs xxx

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  9. Oh my how breathtakingly beautiful. I just finished sewing my shabby roses blocks today, need the sashing now thinking how wonderful this would be for my neice Jenny until I just now saw this new one. YOU ARE AMAZING and yes I am screaming that at the top of my lungs for the world to hear. Happy New Year and warm wishes for a delightful and gorgeous 2010. Much love, Patty

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  10. Romantic, charming, sweet. Another gorgeous Jenny-style project. Happy New Year.

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  11. Can hardly wait for those blocks to come out. You have outdone yourself.

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  12. Jenny it's gorgeous! I knew I would be stitching this before I saw it,but wow this is so pretty. I have to e mail my friend and tell her check it right away, we both did Shabby Roses. Thank you so much for your generosity. May the new year bring you peace, grace,and simple abundance.
    Your friend
    Ruth O

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  13. Hi Jenny,

    Gee - January 1st and you're already offering a new and delicious pattern! You gals don't stop, do you??

    I love this sweet quilt and will definitely be enjoying the free BOM. I also love the actual piecing of it and will look forward to those instructions as well.

    Happy New Year!

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  14. Thank you Jenny for sharing. Finished the Shabby Rose and it is now hanging on my parents wall. Is going to be hard to wait for this pattern so I can start it. Will be trying to figure out the colors while I wait. Thanks again and Everyone have a Wonderful New Year!!

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  15. Jenny, it is a beautiful BOM. Happy New Year.

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  16. What a beautiful feminine new BOM. Do you mind if I take your picture and link it to my blog.
    KATRIN W.

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  17. What a beautiful quilt...thank you for sharing your talents once again! Happy New Year!
    I will look forward to the 7th of each month.

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  18. It's beautiful. You are an amazing designer. I'm looking forward to the patterns in the months to come. Thank you for your generous sharing.

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  19. Wow another great quilt from you to follow. Just love it and am going to do this one. Thank you so much for allowing us to have this bom for free once again.

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  20. Oh Jenny this is gorgeous. I am really looking forward to working on 'bouquet' this year. It is so generous of you to share this BOM with us all. Thank you. Roll on 7th Jan!

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  21. Hi Jenny, I wish you a happy and creative 2010! Thank you for being so generous and for your wonderful work, there is something magic in it! Hugs, Renata.

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  22. Oh, Jenny! This is one of the reasons I follow your blog....your designs are lovely, color selections are soft and cheerful and the little sayings say so much. You really inspire me to do more stitchery along with my quilting. Thank you!

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  23. Hi Jenny,
    Love the Bouquet quilt.
    You are such a generous lady offering to give this away free as BOM!

    Hey, your verandah make over looks super.
    Happy creating for 2010
    Hugs,
    Anna

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  24. You are extraordinary! I'm looking forward to every month's pattern! Thanks, Jenny, for your generosity! -karen

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  25. Gorgeous is all I can say! This BOM is going to be fabulous. I love the fabrics that you have used aslo. Can't wait to get started. This is going to be fun.

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  26. It's lovely Jenny! You are on a roll there girl!!! 8-)
    Happy New Year and happy stitchings!

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  27. What a beautiful quilt, will look forward to the monthly blocks. Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  28. Hi Jenny,
    happy New Year to you and your family.
    Bouquet is absolutely exquisite! What a great way to start off 2010 with you BOM!
    Thank you.
    Hugs

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  29. Terrific BOM Jenny...very pretty! Hope you had a lovely Christmas and I would like to wish you a great New Year! CAthyx

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  30. Hi Jenny,
    Bouquet looks lovely. Its great that you are able to show us the final quilt as I much prefer seeing something near finished so I have a better idea where to go. That may not be very adventurous of me, but it does mean I'm more likely to be happy with what Ive done and choose my colours to fit in with the pattern.
    Thanks again,
    Hugs and Happy New Year,
    Sharon

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  31. Gelukkig Nieuw Jaar!!!
    Another lovely BOM coming from you. How very generous. Very very pretty and so very Jenny of Elefantz.

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  32. This is beautiful! I am, once again, in awe of your work. I am very patient and will work on the blocks each month. Thank you very much for sharing your talent! You ROCK!
    hugz
    Pam

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  33. This is so gracious of you to offer this beautiful quilt pattern for us all. I simply adore it and stand in awe of your talent. Thank you!

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  34. Wow! Your generosity is wonderful! Your talent, awesome. Count me in.
    Hugs,
    Frummie

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  35. Thank you so much for the beautiful blocks.I just found your site today.I am just starting to write my own blog and its wonderful to be inspired by talented artist like you.I added your button and and fumbling through getting my blog up and running.
    Thank you again for a wonderful free blocks.

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  36. Wow, Jenny, you have outdone yourself this time.. I am still working on shabby rose but am going to try to get in on this one too. It is lovely and I finally figured how to add it to my sidebar.. Yahoo..
    Hugs,
    Maggey

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  37. Can anyone tell me how to put the picyure of Bouquet in my side bar...?? I am new to blogging...and can't figure out how to do it!!!

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  38. I discovered your lovely blog as well as the free BOM today. What a gorgeous "Bouquet" - I love the fabrics and the stitchery! I have added "bouquet" at the side bar on my blog. Thanks for giving it to us as a free BOM! You are a great designer! Keep it up!

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  39. Hi Jenny, just wanted to let you know I've finished my first block and I love it. I was so determined to finish it before your 2nd block comes out. Thanks again for such a beautiful block.xx

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Hugs
Jenny
xx