2019 Happy Little Things BOM, Block 2

Hello Everyone! It’s time for Happy Little Things, Block 2, BOM by Jacquelynne Steves. Visit Jacquelynne for important information about this month’s block, to see the quilted version of the block and to sign up if you haven’t already done so, it’s not too late.

Again, I’ve made a little project instead of the quilt block. I also used the Bitty Blooms embroidery designs to make a Fall small decoration to go on my kitchen shelves.

This month’s sponsor is Aurifil and the giveaway will be a Designer Thread Box. I love Aurifil thread. I use it for general purpose sewing, piecing, and quilting. I also use Aurifloss, a 6 strand embroidery thread. I used the Aurifloss in the Bitty Blooms this month. Read to the bottom of this post to see how you can have 8 chances to win your own Designer Box of Aurifil Thread.

This month, I used the embroidery design to make a Needle Book. I have several, but I made this one to hold needles for different types of projects that I can keep on my table where I do hand work. If you recall from Block 1, I’m showing you how you can use your embroidery or applique in different ways besides just in pillows or quilts. I’ve also written a tutorial for making the needle book. If you decide to make one, tag me on social media, #thequiltingnook, I’d love to see it.

It has an inside pocket so you can take it on the go with your scissors and thread, too. I made four “pages” using felted wool. Each page will store needles for embroidery, cross stitch, applique and general sewing.

I made it with a 1/2″ “spine”. I wanted it to easily close with the folded wool. The tutorial explains how to make the spine using the quilting.

I now have a set of two sewing accessories. The Needle Book finishes about 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. I also made a separate elastic band to keep it closed for travel.

I created this month’s Bitty Blooms piece for Fall.

I embroidered the design on a linen napkin and used Aurifloss to stitch with. You can find the Bitty Blooms patterns and the cute buttons I used on the Needle Book in Jacquelynne’s shop.

I used Vonna’s, The Twisted Stitcher, tutorials for mounting it, the same as last month’s. The only difference was in the placement of the mounted pieces and using the rick rack on the embroidered piece. This month, I placed each piece 1/2″ away from the two sides and bottom edge. You can find my Bitty Blooms Finishing Tutorial here. I used Christy’s, Java Girl Stitches, YouTube bow tutorial for making the bow. It’s a simple technique without twisting the ribbon.

I started making the transition from summer to fall in my kitchen, starting with the Bitty Blooms Fall piece.

I also finished the Chalkfull Harvest small cross stitch by Hands on Design and Pricilla Blain.

I used 16 ct chalkboard Aida and all the called for threads. It makes a nice addition to my kitchen shelves.

And just a quick reminder, all project bags and patterns are on sale for 15% off in my Etsy shop through Labor Day.

Now for the Giveaway. Thank you all for your nice comments last month and Julie was last month’s winner. This month, please leave a comment (instructions below) and tell me if you decorate for fall.

Giveaway rules:

  • Giveaway is open to all US and international readers.
  • One prize per person per giveaway.
  • The Giveaway will end by the end of day on Sunday, September 8.

Please be sure that I can contact you immediately with your email, or be sure to include your email in your comment. If I choose your name but cannot contact you immediately, I will choose another winner. 

If I do not receive a response from you by Wednesday, September 11 by 8:00 AM Eastern Time, I will need to choose another winner.

Use #HappyLittleThingsBOM and #HappyLittleThingsQuilt for social media. We would love to see your progress.

You can also post photos in the Sew Quilty Friends FB group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/SewQuiltyFriends.JacquelynneSteves/.

Be sure to visit all the bloggers to see their version of Happy Little Things and to increase your chance of winning.

Instructions to leave a comment:

  • Scroll to the bottom of this post, past my signature, but before the next blog post
  • On the second tag line, you’ll see a number, then “Comments” (unless you are the first to comment)
  • Click on comments and the comments page will open.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the comment list to leave your comment.
  • Remember to leave you email address in the email box when you type in your comment. No one else can see it.

Thanks for stopping by!

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142 Responses to 2019 Happy Little Things BOM, Block 2

  1. Angela Moore says:

    We usually do decorate for fall and Halloween, but this year it may be delayed since we just moved and I’m not sure where my Halloween decorations are. Guess I’ll have to make more!!


  2. Angela J Short says:

    Your needlebook is so pretty! I decorate a little for fall. Enjoy your day!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom


  3. Veronica says:

    Yes, I decorate for fall with projects and quilts I’ve made over the years. When I open my totes, it is like a new surprise all over again.


  4. Judy Walahoski says:

    Love your needle book. Fall is my favorite season. I like autumn decorations.


  5. sewingwithd says:

    No, I don’t decorate for fall. It’s not a favorite season for me so I don’t have many fall things. itzdiane@yahoo.com


  6. Karen says:

    I have a scarecow that I put up as well as a pumpkin and autumn wreath.


  7. Glenna C Denman says:

    I do decorate for fall. My street has a mixer each month and we always host in November, and I do go overboard with fall decorations for that. I do love your little projects and really MUST make them myself to add to my fall décor.


  8. Stephanie Zelonis Hironimus says:

    I try to decorate for fall because a) I have a young daughter who enjoys seeing the decorations, b) my husband’s birthday is October 30th & he loves Halloween & c) who does not love fall decorations?!? I love your fall pillow 🙂


  9. Susan Clarkson says:

    I decorate for fall & Halloween together. Love to use pumpkins, black cats (have two living examples), fall colored leaves, etc.


  10. Pilarín says:

    Sí que decoro mi casa para el otoño y también para Halloween. Me ha encantado la versión del guarda agujas. Gracias por el tutorial. Gracias por la oportunidad del sorteo.


  11. Ellen says:

    I love Fall, best season ever and definitely like to decorate it!


  12. Jessica Hansen says:

    Fall is there only season we decorate the exterior of the house for, and always the same few things centered around some corrugated metal Jack o lanterns. I love it.


  13. Bette says:

    I decorate for fall, but not until October. Trying to hang on to summer for as long as possible!


  14. Judith Martinez says:

    I don’t really decorate for Fall.


  15. lee says:

    I love decorating for Fall! My favorite season!


  16. Ronelle says:

    Love your projects. Thank you for the needle book tutorial – I’m definitely going to make one.


  17. Pam Jolly says:

    I don’t decorate for fall, but enjoy seeing fall decorations.


  18. vickie mone says:

    hi – I love…love….love the warm fall color scheme so of course I decorate (over-decorate) for fall.


  19. Carol K says:

    My goodness! All that eye candy and Fall ideas. I love decorating for Fall, it’s my fav time of year. I’d also love winning those Aurifil threads. I have so many projects I could use them with.


  20. Kristi Castanette says:

    I love Fall but don’t decorate as much now as when our children were young. I love all of your decorations!


  21. Tonya Flores says:

    I don’t decorate for fall. Christmas is another story!! And, in AZ…It’s basically fall at Christmastime…so I count it! 🙂


  22. Pat Giarrusso says:

    I love decorating for fall and every other season! My favorite holiday is Halloween so fall decorations gets two uses! Love your little embroidery patterns. I also collect pin cushions so these are perfect!


  23. connandvansmom says:

    Love your fall decorations and the needle book tutorial is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I too decorate for fall. It is my favorite season to decorate .


  24. Rebekah Newell says:

    I use to decorate for all seasons and holidays! but since our house burned in March I dont have anything to decorate with so until I get more decorations I will not be able to!!


  25. Susan Stanton says:

    Yes, I love decorating for fall. Just yesterday I bought three glass pumpkins for my mantel. Now I need a new table runner to put them on!


  26. Amy Salamone says:

    Fall is my favorite time of the year. I decorate for fall alone, Halloween and Thanksgiving. I have specific pieces that stay up the entire fall season and others that are changed out monthly.


  27. Pam Allen says:

    You have a virtual plethora of inspiring ideas.


  28. Bonnie says:

    What a lovely needle book! I enjoy decorating for fall – pumpkins, scarecrows, and colorful floral decorations.


  29. Bonnie says:

    Love decorating my dinning room with table runners and small quilts, and the seasonal dishes. Block two is amazing.


  30. Love your block! Hope my entry isn’t too late? mainlineministries@hotmail.com


  31. I love your little needlebook! Your projects are so beautiful using these patterns!


  32. Deborah says:

    Oh my goodness those needlebooks are wonderful what a great idea. Love your Fall display. thank you for the chance for the give away too.


  33. Joan M says:

    I love to decorate for fall. Your projects are lovely.


  34. Aldrich Sarah says:

    I do not decorate for fall. I own a gift shop and ny now I am working like crazy and have to decorate for Christmas the day after Halloween. Even at home I start early or it never gets done!


  35. Carol says:

    I do decorate for Fall. I love dressing up my home for each season.


  36. Valerie says:

    Love your needlebook. I do not decorate for fall but after seeing your display I might make more of an effort


  37. tracihg says:

    Reading your blog and just looking at all you’ve accomplished makes want to do this more than anything, thank you for being such an inspiration for me.


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