Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sneak Peek at Sew Sweet Simplicity Free BOM and Giveaway!



Fall is in the air and what better time to take on a new project than now?  Especially when you see this quilt!

Oops - that's not the quilt! That's a picture of my front yard. Autumn is in full swing around here and I just love the contrasting colors of red, yellow, green and blue, even with a little neutral tone in the house - the perfect makings for a quilt!
 
I'm participating as one of the Featured Bloggers for the Sew Sweet Simplicity Free Block of the Month Blog Hop sponsored by Henry Glass designer Jacquelynne Steves, The Art of Home.   And unlike some BOM's, this one is free! Just sign up and join us for the fun and prizes.



For this quilt I'll be making six blocks, but there are many options you can choose to make this quilt your very own. You can do just four blocks, or six like I am doing. You can include embroidery or applique in the center of the blocks, or just piece the blocks and let the fabric tell the story.  And you can choose to make the blocks into a lap quilt, table runner, pillows - whatever your heart desires.

The block designs are beautiful, and they work up well. 

I've been having fun selecting my fabrics, and finally settled in on Soho Chic by Sandy Gervais for Moda.  I fell in love with the rich teal color and the happiness the fabrics invoke.  Now I just have to dig in and start cutting.


The first block will be released on Oct. 27, so you still have plenty of time to sign up.  I'll be having several giveaways of books, fabric (did someone mention fabric?) and thread throughout the Blog Hop, as will the other featured bloggers.  So be sure to sign up today.



Did someone mention GIVEAWAY???  That's right - today I'm giving away this awesome bundle of patterns.  Entering is easy and you have two chances to win. Plus, it's open for International entries as well as US entries. This giveaway is open through Oct. 23.

1.  Leave a comment telling me if you have participated in a BOM before and if you finished the quilt.
2. Follow along with me here on my blog, on Facebook, or Instagram for another chance to win! Just tell me how you follow.

Fun times ahead! And you'll end up with a cozy quilt to boot! Sign up today and then check back on October 27 when we all get started.

Quilting with a smile,
Barb

133 comments:

  1. The only BOM I have participated in was though our guild several years ago and yes I did finish it. Whenever I see it--I start to sweat thinking of what a challenge it was at the time! I have not committed to any BOM online worried I would fall behind! I have been contemplating this particular hop--mainly because of all the freedom and she live about 45 minutes from me. Figure I could drive to her if I had problems--HaHa!!!

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    1. That's why this BOM is so neat - you can do as many or as few blocks as you want. And it's free! No worries.

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  2. And yes I am a Happy-Happy-Happy follower on your blog but am going onto Instagram in a minute!! See you there! Am I now a stalker?

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  3. I did one BOM from an Australian designer, never finished :-(

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  4. I have done several BOM's. some are finished, some are not

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  5. I have done a few BOMs and have finished those. The ones I did this year is not quite done yet.

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  6. I attend a monthly group at our local quilt shop and we do BOM projects. This is my first online one. Createdandbeautiful@gmail.com

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  7. HAPPY TO FOLLOW ON FB.

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  8. HELLO, no I have not.
    Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  9. I have done several BOM projects and have finished most of them. This one looks super fun and easy to keep up with!

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  10. I love your fall colors! I've never done a BOM before, so this sounds like fun. I like the teal and the plum together-nice fabric choices!!

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  11. been a quilter since 2001 and a quilt blogger since 2006. never tried a BOM. :)

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  12. I've done two or three and all but one are finished. I'm really looking forward to this one because of all the options.

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  13. You now have a new follower via Bloglovin and FB.

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  14. Yes, I've done a BOM before and I did finish my quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. Yes I have done several BOM's and yes I have completed the quilts :-) I follow by email .

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  16. I did participate in the Craftsy BOM but did not complete the quilt.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. Yes I participated in our local quilt store's BOM.....no, i didn't finish it! :(

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  18. I haven't done a BOM before. I think I might try this one. Thanks for the great give away. vickise at gmail dot com

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  19. Oh, I follow you by email. Thanks again! vickise at gmail dot com

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  20. This is my first BOM. I love the fabrics you chose and can't wait to see all the different selections. This will be fun!

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  21. Oh Barb your Fall colors are beautiful!! I have done a BOM and finished it!! Three cheers!!! Looking forward to watching your progress on this one! V:)

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  22. I am really liking your fabric selections! They will be great together! I have not participated in a BOM before and I am really looking forward to my first one! I can't wait to get started.

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  23. I have never participated in a BOM. The block designs are really cute.

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  24. I follow you on instagram. My username is shroomfrog :)

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  25. I have years ago but I was frustrated. I like to have all the instructions in front of me at once. I am a read it front to back person, then start.

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  26. I follow yor blog by email valerie.boudier@ntlworld.com

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  27. I follow via facebook and instagram
    cooladam1 at live dot com

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  28. This is my first BOM and I am really looking forward to it

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  29. Hi
    I've signed up for the BOM - looks great! Can't wait to start! I have done other BOMs...does it count if the top is together but not quilted.....a continuing WIP!!!
    churcae(at)auburn.edu

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  30. I have never participated in a BOM.

    t_ktl@yahoo.com

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  31. I have participated in many BOM. Most I have finished.

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  32. I am a follower.
    Your front yard trees are gorgeous. I love fall.

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  33. This will be my fourth BOM and I have finished one of the quilts and am now getting ready to quilt another one.

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  34. I have done two BOM and am happy to say I have finished both quilts!

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  35. I did and finished them too. Sometimes it takes me a loooonger time though. Like the christmas wish from Gail Pan...

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  36. Well, I started a BOM last year which is probably only a quarter done but I'm going on a quilt retreat next weekend so MAYBE I'll finish it - yay!!! This year I have two BOM's on the go and Jacquelynne's will make my third but hers is sooo sweet plus I'm a big fan of Jacquelynne's, so couldn't resist. I am determined to keep up!!!!

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  37. I've participated in a number of BOMs . . . I'm a *great* collector . . . not so great a finisher! LOL! I have done a couple of BOM's with our LQS and have finished (some of) those -- does that count??!! :)

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  38. And I follow via GFC! And now on IG, too! :)

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  39. I have never done a BOM before. I feel I will run short on time and not get it done.

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  40. Have never done a BOM before now..this is a first for me! Yay! :)

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  41. Following your Blog thru Bloglovin :)

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  42. I have never done a block of the month before. sarah@forrussia.org

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  43. I follow you with bloglovin. sarah@forrussia.org

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  44. I have worked on 2 blocks of the month. I finished one but not the second.

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  45. I have a BOM flimsy from two years ago. This year I am in two BOMs. I'm keeping up pretty well with one of them and I've decided the other will have to wait.

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  46. I have finished a few BOMs, but I must admit I have some still to be finished.

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  47. I did a paper piecing BOM at Quiet Play last year and I did complete the quilt. All the other BOMs I've started have fallen by the wayside!

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  48. I started but never finished a BOM. Have all the parts and perhaps one day I'll finish it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  49. I have followed some BOM this year but am working on our sons sewing for his wedding right now first

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  50. Never really started a BOM but am doing so now. I liked you on facebook.

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  51. i have participated in a BOM but haven't actually finished the project... hoping to finish this one!!

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  52. I have done several Block of the Month projects and some of them I have finished and others I haven't gotten done, yet.
    My email is bestbelle2010@aol.com
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  53. I am following your blog via email.
    My email is bestbelle2010@aol.com
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  54. I've done a Craftsy BOM but not yet an applique, although I've done applique. Looking forward to this one!

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  55. I just signed up to follow your blog.

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  56. I'm in. I have participated in several quiltalongs. Three finished and 2 are waiting to be quilted.

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  57. Thanks for being on the Blog Hop for Jacquelynne's BOM. I've completed the piecing for several BOMs but the quilting--not so many. I'm now a follower using Bloglovin. Love the deep colors in your fabric choice. Thanks for the chance to win some patterns.

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  58. I have participated before in a BOM and yes have finished the quilt but I must confess I have not finished all of those that I have started. thanks for the chance and love your colors!

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  59. I did participate in a BOM a few years ago- its still awaiting the binding(that's the part I hate) but its near the top of my wips soon to be finished. Thanks for the chance to win. I am a follower too!!
    FinnFinn1@yahoo.com

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  60. I've never participated in a BOM before, so I'm getting super excited about this lovely one.....

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  61. I have finished some BOM's and others still wait for me to come back to them. Since this will be a smaller size I should be able to finish before life causes changes.

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  62. I'm fairly new to quilting. I have not finished a BOM yet. Last Saturday I managed to acquire the final pieces of fabric needed to complete the FQS Wishes BOM. However, I have 3 other projects to complete for birthdays in the next month. They come first.

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  63. This is my second one, but the other one only started last week!

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  64. I have never participated in a BOM or QAL before!!

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  65. Farm Quilting follows you on facebook.

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  66. I've done a few different BOM's but only finished the one I did in 2013. I made three quilts as gifts for my kids Christmas Eve presents.

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  67. I've never done a Bom before. Can't wait to start.

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  68. I have and yes I finished the quilt - matter a fact I added blocks to it to make it fit my queen bed in my quest room. It was my first FINISHED quilt only a few years ago.

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  69. I've made and finished a couple from my local quilt guild.

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  70. I do lots of BOM's and collect even more. Some are finished. Others are WIPs. Some are just for inspiration and learning something new.

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  71. I've followed two BOM before. I kept up with one of them. I still have a couple of blocks to finish on the second.

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  72. I've never followed a bom online.......really looking forward to it. What fun!

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  73. I'm new, and I'm in a couple but their not over yet. I definitely plan to compete them! Thanks for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  74. I follow you on bloglovin! Thanks

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  75. I have been signed up with Jaquelynne for some time and I can hardly wait to start this beautiful BOM!!

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  76. I've only done one 'official' BOM quilt and I'm aaaalllllmmmooossst done! I have half a dozen setting blocks left to make, then stitch it all together. It's only two years old, so I feel pretty good about that ;-> I've made lots of blocks from the $5 block club at my LQS, but that's not technically a BOM, and most of the blocks are still in the 'I'm still just a block' stage....

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  77. I've participated in several BOM's and have finished more than not.....even if the finish took a little longer than anticipated.

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  78. Yes I did a BOM from Raspberry Rabbit. I did finish it. Thanks so much

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  79. I have done a BOM for the past 4 years at one of my local quilt shops and I have finished 3 of them. We are working on the 4th one this year. I have also done several on-line BOM's through Craftsy and I have completed them also. I receive your email newsletter. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  80. I am thinking this would be a great quilt for our new camper. I can't wait to start this BOM with my granddaughter. The hardest part will be picking out fabrics and deciding between applique and embroidery.

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  81. Looking forward to the Block of the Month.

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  82. Yes, I have participated in BOMS before and have completed them. The nature of the BOM makes for fun variety.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  83. Follow via Blogluvin

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  84. I've participated in one. But never finished it.

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  85. I have started a QAL and did not finish the quilt.

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  86. The 27th needs to hurry and get here, I can't wait!

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  87. Can't wait to see what yours looks like!

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  88. I'm looking forward to this. I've done some BOMs and the blocks are done, but the quilts are not done. I better get on that, lol.

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  89. This is my first BOM, can't wait to get started.

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  90. Never BOM Before, Hope to do good on this my 1st. LOL :)

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  91. This looks like so much fun! I am a new quilter and haven't done a BOM yet....I think this will be my first. Thank you!

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  92. I've done a couple of quiltalongs and finished the quilts. Looking forward to this one. cdahlgren at live dot com

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  93. I have made quite a few BOM's and given them away as gifts. Had such fun. I have also done mystery quilts. Lovely to be able to add in embroidery in this one and so looking forward to it.

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  94. I have a flimsy from one BOM I did and a set of patterns and fabric put aside for another,,,I am looking forward to this one starting-my first online BOM

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  95. This will be my first BOM, I,m excited!

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  96. Also I'm following the blog but about to check out Instagram too :)

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  97. Currently working on my first BOM and am following your blog via google(bloglovin)

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  98. I have signed up for BOM's but life tends to get in my way!!

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  99. I guess I've done BOM if you consider a Quilt Along which I am currently doing with Sew Kind of Wonderful and the new pattern Curve It Up which is 12 different blocks with curves. It has been great and I have just finished my nine blocks and am ready to sash and border for the end of Oct deadline. I really like these things. Her QAL inspired me to do a whole quilt while posting online and create my own quilt blog. Doing ok with both so far.

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  100. I love BOM's or QAL's and yes, I have finished them. I was making four as of last week. I'm looking forward to Jacquelynne's very much.

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  101. I've begun to follow your blog by email.

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  102. I have started one, didn't like the way it was going to stopped, and am excited to try this one out. I like that we can see how it's going to turn out and have choices as to the finished size.

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  103. I "follow" you by my saving you as a favorite blog and checking in with you frequently.

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  104. I did a BOM by mail and did finish it, eventually. I ten dto work at my own pace, letting real life interfere, but I plug along.

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  105. I follow you via email: wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  106. I have participated in a BOM once before and finished the top but have yet to quilt it as I am just starting out with FWQ and don't feel I want to wreck the top so I am practicing on other pieces at the moment :) Looking forward to this BOM as a great learning experience! i am thinking of using teals as well!

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  107. I did a BOM last year from the Quilting Gallery with 30's inspired fabrics. It is one of my favorite quits!!

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  108. I have participated in a few BOM and have completed a couple of the quilts. I do have a few more that I should complete. I do plan to sew along with this one, I love Jacquelynne's design.

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  109. I have not participated in a BOM event. I am still in the beginners stage. 4 patch and nine patch are my current blocks.

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  110. Liked Mountain Quiltworks on facebook: Nicole Sender.

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