Wednesday 12 December 2018

BOM 2019 is Launched: Hold Onto Your Heart!

Every now and then I design a quilt that seems to take on a life of it's own. This is one such quilt. I'm head over heels happy to announce that it's my paid BOM for 2019. I think it's a splendid quilt and I love every bit of it. I hope you'll love it too. Applique lovers, this is a journey for your creativity to soar through. Get ready for 12 months of paced installments that will accomplish a masterpiece worthy of all your delight and pleasure. 

Let's take a good look at what this design has to offer. 
'Hold Onto Your Heart' is a sentimental quilt: it's full of evocative motifs that represent all those values I hold dear to my heart; love, abundance, perseverance, sanctuary and journey. This is a meaningful quilt, a work of your own hands and passion. 
The middle section consists of detailed applique scenes before the eye reaches outward and rests in the calm borders. I love these strong calm edges. And the details? such details! This is a quilt that will jump for joy at any extra love and attention you invest in it: fussy cutting, broderie perse, stitchery, embroidery, perhaps a few beaded embellishments here and there.. 
This is one quilt that can take as much fussiness as you want! In the pattern there are exquisite extra details that you can't see here -for instance, thorns on the vine (which aren't added to these images yet). 

Lavish all your detailed attention on each little scene and make it as personal as you wish. It is after all a masterpiece of your own making. And I'm still just talking about the centre, there's even more pleasure to come!
At first glance, the design creates an impression of a life map (..or perhaps a treasure map?) before searching for and finding all those wonderful details that make this quilt so special. 
The floral border is a triumph; full of rose heads tumbling through the vines and spilling over into the previous border. Are you imagining your favourite fabrics at work in this design yet? 
You know I can't resist a rose garden or baskets full of blooms, but for anyone not interested in the blooming rose border, there is also an alternative pieced border option included in the pattern that has been designed to zig zag any gorgeous fabrics you may want to use instead. And the alternative border option is not some afterthought - it's been perfectly designed to allow you to compliment the centre with enough visual room to allow you to showcase beautiful fabric prints. 

See what I mean?
Ok, let's talk details!

The Finished Size is 87 x 87 inches for the full floral border. And if you opt for the alternative pieced border, the Finished Size will be 85 x 85 inches. 

This is a 12 month BOM running from January 15th to December 15th 2019.

This BOM consists of a PDF pattern file released each month. You are purchasing the pattern. There are no fabrics or kits available. 

You will access the pattern installment parts via a dedicated BOM 2019 Members Only Download Area over on my website. 

After you have paid, you will need to sign up to this Members Only Download Area in order to access the pattern once the BOM starts. After that time, you will be able to access the Area whenever it suits you and new files will be ready and waiting for you to download 24 hours a day in accordance to the release schedule. 

Whilst you will be accessing the pattern parts via an exclusive members only download area on my website, I hope that you'll head on over to my online BOM Group (on Facebook) where you can share progress pics of your work and generally join our friendly quilting hub. Everyone on there is making one of my patterns and we'd all love to see how you're getting on!

  Early Bird Discount  
BOM 2019: Hold Onto Your Heart 
Complete Single Payment
$83.00 USD


  1. All I can say is WOW! Let me say it again WOW!

  2. Ohhhh my goodness it was only 4am and I saw this beautiful beautiful design Esther????? It not only is beautiful but it has every thing one could want, from the mandala centre to the pansies, diamond hexagons, lovely pair of love birds, bows, Cherries, (lots of circles for me LOL) Stunningly beautiful full rose blooms and then those sweet adorable wee houses YES I'm in love LOL Thank you Esther.

  3. Oh Esther you have the most amazing talent for creating beauty. This quilt looks stunning and it will definitely be on my to-do list. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

  4. Well I signed up for this beauty, thank you for another beauty.

  5. Esther this is breathtaking I love it. This is another gorgeous creation. WOW

  6. dI dream some day of having the skills to make one of your designs, Esther.

  7. Oh my goodness, Esther! This one is a beauty, still trying to finish my Love Entwined. Have to finish it first. Your patterns are amazing. Thank you for inspiring us to want to do so much more. At this rate we will all have to live to 108 years old. Too much to do, not enough time, to do it.

  8. The beauty of this quilt brings tears to my eyes, just unbelievable11

  9. Esther, your designs are just getting better and better! I love the variegated leaves, the birds, the density of the applique, the way your roses tumble through the border just as they do in nature. This is just exquisite!

  10. Esther, this is truly beautiful. Way out of my applique capability.


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