Monday, January 26, 2015

Sew Sweet Simplicity Block 4 and Giveaway

Wow! We're on the final stretch for the Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM. It's been great fun to create these six blocks using basically the same small blocks but placing them in different ways to create a totally different look.

Here is how my Block 4 turned out.



I also did the Bonus Block 2 and like it as well!


Here they are together:



And then I put them all together, and wow - it looks like I'm a quilter :)  Now I need to figure out exactly what to do with them. Do I make more and make a lap quilt? Should I turn this into a wall hanging? Exactly how am I going to quilt the interior of each block? All good questions. The fun is in deciding what my finished project will look like.



What do you plan to do with your blocks?

Once again, Jacquelynne Steves is having a Giveaway to celebrate all you wonderful quilters that are quilting along with us.  For my giveaway, you have two chances to win!

1.  Tell me whether or not you make quilts to decorate your home for special occasions, i.e., birthdays, Valentines, Christmas, Fall, Halloween, Fourth of July, anniversaries, and what type of quilts are they.
2.  Following along isn't required, but I sure do love hearing from all of you and following your quilting stories.  To have a second chance to enter, just let me know how you follow:  Facebook, Instagram, Bloglovin', email, Twitter or Pinterest.

The contest will be open until midnight (Mountain Time) on February 2, so get your entries in soon!

You might want to hop over to these other blogs to see how their newest blocks are shaping up, and enter for other chances to win!

February we'll show the Big Reveal and how these blocks look pieced together into a quilt. Fun, fun, fun!

Quilting with a smile,
Barb

95 comments:

  1. I have made table toppers and coasters for Valentine's Day and Christmas. I have also made an advent calendar and quilt for Christmas.
    I can't wait to see what everyone makes with their blocks

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  2. I have made table toppers and coasters for Valentine's Day and Christmas. I have also made an advent calendar and quilt for Christmas.
    I can't wait to see what everyone makes with their blocks

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  3. I haven't made any quilts to decorate my home yet-I'm a beginner and just learning. I hope to make some placemats though, this year.

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  4. I'm a beginner, so far it's been table runners & mug rugs.

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  5. Just found this BOM so will be following using Facebook.

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  6. I'm a newer quilter, but I'm working on quilts to hang for all the seasons and holidays. I have a long way to go though to get them all. cdahlgren at live dot com

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  7. I do make quilts and things quilty to use around the house. I thought about turning my version into a wall hanging but it looks like it will be a lap quilt to use on the porch this summer. I am having so much fun with it I might even make an autumn version.

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  8. I've been following you on bloglovin. cdahlgren at live dot com

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  9. I follow you on Bloglovin and Facebook.

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  10. I make quilts for special occasions and they are usually table runners, table topper or lap quilts. Your blocks are so pretty. Love the fabrics!

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  11. I do make quilts for different holidays and seasons.

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  12. I make quilts for special occasions (gifts) - new babies, retirements, etc. I follow through Pinterest

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  13. I make Christmas wallhangings and table runners

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  14. I am just a beginner quilter so far I have not made any seasonal quilts but I do have some in mind I'd like to have something to put out for each occasion.

    createdandbeautiful@gmail.com

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  15. I have many projects in mind to celebrate all the holidays, but honestly the only ones I've finished so far are for Christmas. I do love to change all the décor stuff with the seasons and holidays, so there are big plans!

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  16. I make table runners & wall hangings to decorate my home for special occasions.

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  17. love your blocks , already follow, visiting from Vicki's

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  18. I usually make 'holiday' things for other people; I finally did one for me t=for Christmas this year, but I must do more!

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  19. Very pretty blocks~ the quilting is really going to make them pop! Happy sewing!

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  20. I want my blocks to be a quilt!

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  21. I am new to quilting. But will be making for my home and family.

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  22. Your blocks look great, Barb. I love the colours. I make a lot of wall hangings for Christmas as gifts and also for our house.

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  23. Looking forward to getting these two blocks completed. Fun BOM!!

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  24. I do use quilts to decorate. I have special ones for Christmas and winter, plus Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day and 4th of July, and Easter, and Fall. Most are table runners, but I have some wall hangings and placemats, too.

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  25. I follow on Facebook and by bloglovin.

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  26. I do all Holidays however I tend to sway to the season verses the particular holiday. For example spring colors verses ones with jelly beans. I like to drag out the seasons so it is not so limited to the holiday itself. And also since when I started to quilt over 20 years ago, I went crazy with novelty fabrics!

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  27. I follow you every way-except Twitter! Yet to discover that social media yet!!

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  28. i make my family bed quilts and some small quilts

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  29. I haven't made any quilts for decorating yet.

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  30. I follow by email. As far as quilts and their uses,I mostly love to make gifts but have done some decorating quilts this year as we have moved and I didn't know a lot of people, was in a different house so that was new for me. My email is sew6buttons@gmail.com

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  31. Beautiful blocks so far. I enjoy festive and seasonal quilts year around and have different monthly decor. SOme will be out for a quarter if it follows a season instead of the Month's main Holiday.. I follow you via email.

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  32. This is one of my absolute favorite fabric lines you used--Soho Chic. I have been collecting up all of it I can find, and it is getting scarce, but It is so neat to see your blocks. I know what mine are going to be made out of. I have to save one jelly roll to make my Tuffet. Email is my thing not social media. Lovely job on the blocks. Love them.

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  33. I make quilts just to make them. Just so I could learn how to do it an amuse myself. Then I give them to whoever has a birthday that is close or give them to the nursing home

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  34. Thank you for your sweet comment (and suggestion) on my blog. I LOVE the fabrics you have used in your blocks!!! I need to get caught up this week and make mine (this month and last month's). Thanks for the chance to win.

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  35. I do make a few to decorate. We make blocks for each other in our quilt group and trade them each month. So far I have enough Christmas blocks to make a Christmas quilt. I just finished the Valentines blocks last night for our meeting next month. Each month is something different and so fun to do with friends!

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  36. I can't wait to see your finished quilt!

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  37. I don't make quilts for special occasions, I mostly quilt to sell in our craft co-operative and for gifts valerie.boudier@ntlworld.com

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  38. I follow you by email valerie.boudier@ntlworld.com

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  39. I didn't start my blocks yet, but I want to embroider them and I am not sure how to do that- I usually use batting when I embroider. I make quilts for babies, usually. :)

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  40. Yes, I do make seasonal quilts for my home in the form of table runners and small ones to hang on the front door. I also make wall hangings for the house.

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  41. I like to make seasonal table runners and I'm starting Christmas quilts for all of the beds in my house. It's a good way to try new techniques.

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  42. I tend to make quilts and give them away. New babies, special occasions, weddings etc.

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  43. I now follow you through bloglovin

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  44. I make quilt to be used and I've also made some quilts that I display on the walls!

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  45. Oh, my you have chosen my favorite color combinations for you blocks, so they are really inspiring me. I do make table runners and lap quilts for the different seasons, as well as small wall quilts to rotate. I am going to start following you on FaceBook since I have it on every day to follow what family members are doing - so, I think I'm saying you are now part of my family!

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  46. I am not sure how I will use my blocks from this BOM either. Your blocks are great, I love the colors and fabrics. I do love to decorate for the seasons. I have not been that great about it lately but I do have some Valentine things that I plan to put out this weekend. I love to make seasonal table runners and other sewing projects.

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  47. I think your blocks are gorgeous - so beautifully made and I love your colour palette. I have made lots of small quilts - Christmas and baby quilts and they are all given away. I have made a large bed quilt for a wedding present, and 8 quilts for my grandchildren.
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  48. Love your blocks! I decorate my bed with seasonal quilts, my livingroom has three Christmas quilts, and I have a birthday quilt in the works!
    mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com
    following on facebook

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  49. I am embroidering my centers i just might make mine into a table cloth as my table is only small.

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  50. I love seeing everyone's finished blocks. I have a fabric picked out that I have been saving for years (literally!) but have not started the blocks because i am trying to make a dent in my UFOs. I have been quilting for over 30 years and have given a lot of quilts away, but of the ones I still have, I sleep under several of them all winter.

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  51. I mostly make wall hangings anymore - lots smaller and lots less trouble! LOL! Love your fabric choices for the quilt - very pretty.
    Thanks for the giveaway -
    Barbara in TN

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  52. I love to decorate my home with quilty things. I mean, I have to have a reason for buying all this fabric!

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  53. I love to sew for Christmas so I have Christmas quilts, runners, and table toppers that I've made.

    lin.web.28(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. Your blocks are beautiful! I usually make quilts just because they are pretty. I have one that is for Christmas that I've made and that's it really. The do decorate my house though. Little pops of color everywhere!

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  55. I usually just make quilts I am interested in.. Now it mostly from my stash and finishing projects. sewpatsy1@comcast.net

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  56. I make quilts for all kinds of holidays in all kinds of shapes and sizes. I have been quilting about 25 years or more and I have quite a collection.
    sgriffith1@centurytel.net

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  57. Nope, I have not made a holiday quilts...yet!

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  58. Most of the quilts I make I give away, but now I'm working on new ones for our newly renovated home that hopefully should be completed by the end of the summer.

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  59. I make quilts for people to use! I don't have any that just hang!

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  60. I enjoy decorating for different holidays/seasons with wall hangings or mini-quilts. They make me happy to look at. I follow quilt groups mostly on Facebook, a few on Pinterest.

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  61. I have a lot of wall hangings and table runners I've made, some for the holidays. pjrcontest at msn dot com

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  62. I'm loving the Sew Sweet patterns.

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  63. I make wall quilts to decorate for holidays and table runners. I don't have one for every season but getting there.

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  64. I have made them for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas--mostly Crabapple Hill patterns with some changes to personalize them. I'm a big hexie fan, so there is always one (or more) of those going too.

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  65. HI, I'm a textile artist, visiting, via GYB, from St. John's, NL Canada. Enjoyed my visit to your blog . I make little quilty things for my granddaughter.

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  66. making a patriotic quilt for my hubby

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  67. Wow, your work is so inspiring. Especially since I have not even finished my first quilt yet! I suppose you could say that I am planning to make quilts for special occasions because my next two projects are wedding gifts for my cousins. I have to admit that I would love to win such a lovely prize, the timing is serendipitous, my wedding anniversary is on February 2nd. Thank you for this opportunity. 😊. I am not sure how other people are supplying you their email addresses so this will have to do for me: gilshallos at outlook.com. Oh yes, Facebook is where I lurk.

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  68. I quilt, make yo yo's, loom scarfts, hats. Made some Dresden flowers for my mom, turned out ok , just learning.

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  69. Love your squares, very inspiring, I follow on Facebook and through email which Jacquelynne has used several times to contact me to answer questions with her great patience:)

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  70. Your quilt blocks are beautiful. So far I have given away all the quilts I have made (not really that many) so my next projects are to hopefully make quilts for my home that I can display depending on the season or holiday.

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  71. My quilts are to decorate my home, they might be for the season but not necessarily for any holiday.

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  72. I just made my first block yesterday with a friend. She is a new quilter and we were putting our blocks together and all her fabrics were the same value with small prints. Kind of ran into each other. I suggested she replace the block that is listed as red with solid navy. We made a quick trip to Joann's and her blocks are coming out nicely with that one change.

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  73. I have quilts for holidays and for fun all throughout the house.

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  74. I follow on BL, I can't wait to make one of the curve Log Cabins.

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  75. I have some Christmas quilts, and some table runners or pillows for other holidays.

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