"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New free BOM quilt pattern for 2012 - and a giveaway to celebrate!!

I'm so excited to share my latest free BOM quilt with you today! 
This BOM will be spread over ten months, January-October, with a new block shared on the 3rd of each month (so mark that in your calendar!). 

"Promises & Borders" is a design that can be used in three ways. 
The Promises are Scripture promises from God's Word, a new one each month, and if you want to you can use the blocks just the way they are. 
The second way you can use this BOM is to use just my block Borders and add your own verse or quote in the centre, making the quilt a very personal one for you.
The third way is to use the blocks in different projects - on cushions, framed, or a pieced quilt centre perhaps.

The "Promises & Borders" quilt has nine main feature blocks, plus a row of applique and wording, and finishes at 46" x 50".
The first block is a promise that has been underlined in my Bible for the past 18 years;
Can you see how easy it would be to add your own verse or quote inside the border?
You'll be piecing the blocks as we go, and I'll share all the fabric requirements, cutting instructions, and threads used before you begin.
You can download the full quilt requirements HERE.
You can download Block 1 - Jeremiah 29:11 HERE.
Now to the giveaway!!
For your chance to win three gorgeous skeins of hand-dyed Australian "Cottage Garden Threads" (I have used these in the Promises & Borders BOM), PLUS a charm square pack of lush "Cabbages & Roses"....
...this is what you'll need to do: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

ONE ENTRY:  Put my "Promises & Borders" button on your blog with a link back to me. Only then can you leave ONE comment for ONE entry.

(right click on the photo and 'save' to your computer, then use to upload onto your blog page)

A SECOND ENTRY: Email everyone you know about the "Promises & Borders" BOM and giveaway, or talk about it on your Facebook page, then leave ONE COMMENT for ONE more entry. (If you do not have a blog you can use this option for ONE entry)

Comment entries are for this blog post only. 

Make sure you leave an email address in your comment so that I can contact you if you are a no-reply blogger or do not have a blog. If your name is drawn as the winner and I cannot contact you I will draw a new winner.
Please do not enter if you do not intend to follow the rules. :-)

This giveaway is open until January 10th. 
I will draw the winner on January 11th.


So what do you think? Do you like the idea of "Promises & Borders"?
I'm off now to stitch Block 2 for February, after all, I have to keep one month ahead of you!
Have a wonderful day!


  1. I have posted about Promises and Borders on my FB page. Thnakyou again Jenny for a chance in your generous and lovely give away. Cheers Kaylee