Friday, 24 March 2017

Easter Blessings 2017

Each year I like to release an Easter Project and this year it's Easter Blessings
A bouquet of parrot tulips, a mischievous bunny and plenty of charm—it must be Easter. I just love this abundant basket of bulbs and it's admiring hopper in the tradition landscape layout (above) but I also know that there'll be those of you who have a perfect spot that would suit a portrait design rather than the original landscape option, so I've made another version. In face, this project offers you three styles: the original landscape layout, a portrait option and an Easter Egg bonus for all those chocoholics out there who want to celebrate the fun of garden treasure hunts along with bunny and bunting to boot! Speaking of bunny, this little fellow is too sweet to kick out of my garden patch, with his twitching ears and possessive taste in tulips, he’s the star of the show.

The finished size is 32 x 24 inches which is a perfect golden ratio number whether you opt for the landscape or portrait layout. With the 2 inch border, you have multiple options. The pattern shows a layout consisting of 2 x 2 inch border blocks which when turned, create an egg shape. However if piecing these 2 inch blocks doesn’t appeal, simply add your 2 inch border and applique the egg shapes into position or leave the egg shapes out completely and replace those motifs with an interesting fabric print. It’s up to you! Which will you choose?!
 
It's a real honor for me to keep up this free Easter Project tradition. When I started out in quilting, I wanted to connect with other people who were passionate about the art of creating and who wanted to be part of a 'creative bubble' with me. A place where we could create and inspire and dream- all in fabric. I didn't know then that this creative hub would indeed happen, but that it would happen unexpectedly and online of all places. But it did and I'm so grateful that it turned out that way.

Another thing I didn't expect was that the Group would attract the most perfect people to it - our Moderators - who, as well as being skilled and committed were also prepared to volunteer their time for free - just to help others get what they needed in order to get on with creating. What an unexpected surprise it is when I look back on how all these events turned out. What a blessing!

This Easter is a reminder to me that life goes on and what time we have is both precious and fleeting. This time last year, I was completely oblivious to the fact that my mother was about to die. In the time since, I've thought a lot about what a blessing it is to have life and to be in a position to share life's passions with others. I do indeed believe in Easter and in the power and beauty of acknowledging that blessings abound. 

It's an honor for me to share my Easter Blessings with you this year 
 I hope that you'll love it as much as I do!
Be sure to come back as I'll be showing you how I made my own Easter Blessings in a tutorial post tomorrow. You know how much I love seeing your work, so be sure to join my BOM Group and share your own thoughts and ideas as you make your block.

Easter Blessings is available to members of my BOM Group for free (it's over in the FILES area)

For those of you who don't want to join the Group over on Facebook, you can download it right here, right now, simple click the link below and a PDF download will begin. 


 Yes, it's currently completely free. 
No signups, email lists, hurdles or other scams, simply download and enjoy.
After Easter 2017, it will no longer be available for free, so if you love it, get it!

18 comments:

  1. Thank you Esther they are so lovely will be difficult to decide which one to make first LOL Wishing you are your family a wonderful Easter full fun, family, and love. Glenda

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  2. Esther, stunning in all aspects, your talent, your perception and kindness..Really going to apply myself to this one..I' m a senior getting very bored with crochet, but not challenging enough. We are blessed to have people like you passing on their skills and love of their passion.����

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  3. Gorgeous, Esther! I love tulips and your tulip designs are wonderful! Many thanks for this and all you do! xx

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  4. It never ceases to amaze me to know that there are such wonderful people as you in the world. This pattern is 35 pages long, and you give it away like it's not a big deal.... I could never afford to purchase the patterns you so willingly give away, so I would like to take the time now to let you know how appreciated you are. Thank you, thank you!! Blessings to you and yours this Easter season!

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  5. Thank you Esther, this is a beautiful project.

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  6. Oh My Goodness! What a beautiful pattern.....and an act of love to make it so we can print it so easily. I think it is beyond my skill right now but I have printed it and, hopefully, with a little more experience I will be able to do it. Thank you so very very much

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  7. This is so beautiful. Thank you, Esther!

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  8. Thank you so much - it's wonderful and very appreciated.

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  9. Just Beautiful- you do such fabulous stuff. Thank you.

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  10. Esther grazie, è veramente stupendo... buona pasqua a te.. e famiglia.

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  11. Thank you Esther. A truly beautiful pattern. Very generous of you to give it away for free!

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  12. These patterns are simply beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  13. Thank you for the pattern. It's beautiful.

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  14. Hi Esther, Happy Easter to your family from mine thank you for your wonderful pattern. xxx Ness

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  15. Thank you so much Esther, beautiful projects, very generous gift from you!
    Very difficult to choose one... Not enough time to finish it this year, but definitely it will be on my "to do" list for the 2018.

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  16. Thank you so much for this beautiful pattern.

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