Long Time Gone BOM

Long Time Gone –  A 6 or 12 month Block of the Month Program

6 Months – Monthly from December 15, 2017 – May 15, 2018

12 Months – Bi-Monthly from December 15, 2017 – October 15, 2018

Who doesn’t love a scrappy quilt? Jen Kingwell, an Australian pattern and fabric designer is currently very popular. Most everything she creates looks as if she has a bottomless scrap bag, when in truth, she designs fabric too. Her faves are dots, stripes and geometric along with some small to medium scale florals and novelties. Lots of her prints look like our American prints from the 30’s but most are in bright, happy colors.


We love her look here at Inspire! and wanted to share our latest favorite pattern with you. In order to make our version of her quilt – Long Time Gone, we pulled 32 coordinated colors, 8 light background prints in a mixture of cottons and batiks plus two sashing fabrics that are in the taupe-gray range. We think our version is modern looking and great! See fabrics below:


We’ll make the project in 6 sections, each with quite a lot of sewing to be done. Choose to make Long Time Gone in six or twelve segments which include sashing and checkerboard filler blocks. If you choose the 6-month option, by April you will have all everything you need to finish up. This project is about 65” X 68” finished. If you want it larger, just add more blocks!

The particulars-

6-Month Program

  • December 15, 2017 – May 15, 2018
  • Registration fee: $25 (non-refundable)
  • Monthly kit price: $21.99 + optional shipping
  • Block kits will be available on the 15th of every month
  • Month 6 will include binding fabrics and a $25 Inspire! gift card.


12-Month Bi-Monthly Program

  • December 15, 2017 – October 15, 2018
  • Registration fee: $25 (non-refundable)
  • Bi-Monthly kit price: $21.99 + optional shipping
  • Block kits will be available on the 15th of every other month
  • Month 12 will include binding fabrics and a $25 Inspire! gift card


CLICK Long Time Gone BOM for PDF Flyer

Our Policy for Block of the Month Programs:

When you register for our block-of-the-month quilt programs, it is understood that you are registering for the entire program. We will abide by this policy and prepare a kit for you with the understanding that you will remain in the program for the duration. 


There is a $25 non-refundable enrollment fee due at sign-up.

We will be happy to mail blocks if you don’t live close by. Mailing fee will be $6/month to US and $24 to Canada. A credit card on file is required for all BOM kits that require shipping.

Your credit card on file will be charged on the 15th of each month December 15, 2017 – May, 15 2018 for $21.99 for the 6-month program or bi-monthly in December, February, April, June, August and October for the 12-month program. Optional shipping will also be charged on these dates. You may choose to pick up your blocks and we will waive the shipping fee. If, for any reason, we are not able to charge your credit card, a postcard will be mailed to you, and your kit will be held until payment arrangements can be made. For this reason, we encourage you to let us know if you receive an updated credit card or expiration date.


We understand, however, that things happen. If something happens that gives you the need to cancel, please let us know right away!