Wednesday, January 6, 2016

oops! Zodiac BOM!

I just posted, and then deleted, a blog post that is for my Zodiac BOM blog! (I wasn't supposed to share it here. lol.) Yep! If you haven't heard, I am getting ready to publish my first block of the month pattern! I am really excited! And I have created a blog to go along with it, for everyone who purchases the pattern! Throughout the year I will post pattern updates, tips, techniques, and answer your questions, and help you anyway I can. I think it will be a great way to add a little extra encouragement for everyone to finish up the pattern, as well as step outside your comfort zone and try something a little more complex. :)

The BOM is called the Zodiac BOM, as I have named all the patterns after the different zodiac signs. Each pattern will be released on the first day of the corresponding sign. Aquarius is first and will be released on January 20th! Pisces is next and will be released on February 19th, and so on! I love doing things differently, so I think this will be a fun break from the standard everything-comes-out-on-the-first routine.

I will be sharing the full reveal through my newsletter today, so if you want to see it first, be sure to sign up! :) (I also created a free birthday cake pattern for all newsletter subscribers - to be sent out on your birthday month, or mine if you don't want to share yours. I'll share more about this soon!)

But here is a sneak peek, and perhaps my favorite part of the pattern!!

While this is a sampler quilt/BOM, all the blocks will be tied together with this lattice style design that goes throughout each block! I think they look pretty neat together, and you can repeat specific block combinations for some really great designs too! Or just use one block on repeat... they all look great! I can't wait to share more!!

The Zodiac BOM will go on PRESALE *hopefully* today! or tomorrow at the latest. (I just remembered I should probably figure out fabric requirements.... oh yeah. That might be helpful.) ;)

The presale price will be 50% off for a limited time, then go up to 25% off until January 20th. Once it starts the price will go up to full price. After the release of the last pattern in December, I offer the patterns in groups for discounted prices, for those who aren't interested in the entire pattern. But that won't be until December...

ALSO, each pattern will come in 3 sizes!! 9 inch, 12 inch and 18 inch! So there are lots of options as what you can do with the pattern. I love having options, so like all of my patterns, if I want options, I'm going to share those with you too. :)

Patterns also include the standard:
  • cutting templates
  • pattern templates
  • coloring pages
  • block assembly instructions (I'll share paper piecing techniques on the Zodiac BOM - which will be by invite only. I'll allow access to the email address used to purchase the pattern... more details on that to come.) 

Anyway, I'm really excited! And I hope you'll join me!! 
I'll let you know as soon as it's up!



  1. All signed up for the newsletter and the bom!! Looks like fun!! Thanks Diane!! XOXO

  2. Hi Diane! I want to sign up for the BOM but can't find a place to do it ~ I see the pattern is already for sale and I'm buying it. Sign me up!

  3. I'm looking forward to the BOM :)


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