Block 3 and Bonus Block 1 are being released today for the Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM. We're half way finished! It's been fun for me to see the different variations Jacquelynne Steves has come with on these blocks. All are a bit different and yet go together so well.
Enough of the suspense. Here's my version of Block 3:
I have to tell you, because it's in my DNA and I just can't help myself, I messed up on this block. If I didn't point this out, you may not recognize it. But I just feel obligated to point out all my flaws, lol!
What is it, you might ask? Well, if I had followed the pattern correctly, I believe the points in all the corners should have been the dark fabric. But some way or another I pulled the wrong squares, sewed them up, laid them out, stitched them together, and came up with what I have here. In my desire to get through this so I could get my Christmas cards sent out, I did not relish the idea of picking out stitches. Besides - I liked the way it looked! So I left it.
And then I worked on Bonus Block 1:
I think I got all the colors where they are supposed to be, but with me, you never can be too certain, lol! Here are both of this month's blocks side by side.
It's coming along quite nicely! And I'm getting some ideas for quilting inside the centers once I have it all together. Stay tuned!
Jump on over to Jacquelynne's page to download the latest two patterns. We will be having a "Catching Up" event in January- this will be a Sew Along Day for those of you who haven't started yet, have fallen behind, or maybe are all caught up but would just like to make some extra blocks for other projects. More details to follow, but it should be lots of fun!!
Now we're having another Giveaway! This time one lucky reader will receive a pattern for Jacquelynne's Nantucket Quilt and her Sun Blossom Tote. These are downloadable pdf patterns open to US and International entrants.
To enter, leave a comment below and let me know whether you are a Summer or Winter person and why. I live near a ski resort and so winter is a big deal around here. You either learn to do lots of outdoor things, or you hibernate. And when you hibernate, you pack on the pounds and get grumpy, so that's not much of an option. I can't downhill ski any more, but I love to cross country and ice skate. There is hardly anything more beautiful than gliding through the woods and listening to its silence.
For another chance, I'd love to have you follow along on my blog or Facebook - just mention how you follow. This giveaway will be open until January 2. Good luck!
And last, but not least, have a happy and safe holiday season!