Hello Everyone! It’s time for Jacquelynne Steve’s Happy Little Things BOM, Block 3. Be sure to refer to Jacquelynne’s post for information about this block. This month’s sponsor is the craft book publisher Martingale. Read to the bottom of this post to see how you can win this month’s giveaway.
If you’ve visited before during the Blog Hop, you know I’ve been using the Happy Little Things and Bitty Bloom embroidery designs to make small items instead of the quilt blocks. This month however, I decided to make the quilt block.
I chose this one because I liked the lay out. This block does contain a Half Rectangle unit. If you would like more information on making them, Jacquelynne has an excellent written and video tutorial that you can find here. Instead of the published flower embroidery, I used the ladybug from a group of Happy Little Things embroidery designs that are available exclusively to The Art of Home Club members. If you would like to have these extras, you can sign up to join the club. Jacquelynne will be opening the club for new members soon.
I used Corey Yoder’s Sunnyside Up fabric from Moda, just I as did for the Needlebook and Pin Cushion. The embroidery floss is DMC from a curated package by Corey available here. When I saw the insect patterns, I knew I had to use the ladybug on something. I’ll have this block finished for the last month of the BOM so you can see how I plan on using it.
Spring is the theme for this month’s Bitty Blooms finish. I’m using the same technique that I did for the summer and fall finishes. My Bitty Blooms Finishing Tutorial shows you how to mount and add embellishments to your finished embroidery piece.
I’m using three strands of Aurifloss by Aurifil for the Bitty Blooms stitched pieces. I used two rows of chain stitch for the stem on this one and blended thread on the tulip. I wanted a subtle change of color like you see in real tulips. I used three strands of floss and started with two light and one dark on the outer petals until I reached the point that they joined with the back petals. For the back petals and the rest of the front petal, I used two dark and one light strands of thread. For the center petal and french knots, I used three dark strands of thread.
In the spring, I will use the finished piece on my kitchen corner shelves. If you are interested in the 13 Bitty Blooms embroidery designs, you can find them in Jacquelynne’s shop here. Just a note about the Sherri and Chelsi background fabrics from Moda: the pot is from the new collection, Harper’s Garden. The coral piece is from the second collection, Valley, and the blue background and buttons are from Desert Bloom. Which leads me into this month’s Giveaway.
Martingale is giving away a copy of Sherri McConnell’s and Corey Yoder’s book, “Sunday Best Quilts”. US residents will receive a print copy and International residents will receive a digital copy.
I’ve had a signed copy (Sherri and Corey) from Sherri since the book was published and there are just so many great quilts in it. Sherri and Corey have included many tips and stories about the quilts. And if you didn’t know, Sherri and Corey are hosting a Sunday Best Quilts Sampler Quilt Along. They are providing all the information for finishing the blocks for the sampler, but you need the book for the individual block information. I’ve made the first block from the book, but am waiting for fabric to complete the block for the sampler. You can find all the information about the Quilt Along here.
Thanks for all your comments last month and Katherine was my winner. I do read all the comments even if I can’t respond to all of them. For your chance to win “Sunday Best Quilts”, tell me how many BOMs and Quilt Alongs do you usually join in a year. For me, it’s been about 1 or 2, but there so many more that I would like to join, but know I don’t have the time for them.
- Giveaway is open to all US and international readers. US readers will receive a print copy and international will receive a digital copy of Sunday Best Quilts.
- One prize per person per giveaway.
- The Giveaway will end by the end of day on Sunday, October 13.
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, October 16 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.
- A Quilting Life
- Podunk Pretties
- The Crafty Quilter
- Flamingo Toes
- Allie-Oops Sweet Happy Life
- Happy Quilting Melissa
- The Quilting Nook (Me)
- Kathy’s Quilts
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