Happy Little Things December Wrap Up

Hello Everyone! Welcome to the last month of the Happy Little Things BOM. If you are making the quilt, you will have received the border and finishing instructions. Make sure to check out Jacquelynne’s information and tips this month. There is also another great giveaway from this month’s sponsor, Thermoweb. Read to the end of this post to see how you can have 8 chances to win.

Before we get started, I want to let you know that all my quilt and bag patterns and finished project bags are on sale for 20% off through December 3 in my shop.

For those following along with me, I have a wrap up of the projects that I did with the Happy Little Things and Bitty Blooms embroidery patterns. First up is the finished block from Month 3.

I finished the block just as it was because it’s the perfect size to use with my Ackfeld Stand. I free motion quilted using a pale yellow Aurifil 50 weight thread, one of my favorites for quilting. Now I have 7 of these little quilts to display during the year. This one will be perfect for mid spring.

Here is my completed set of the Happy Little Things collection. I love Corey Yoder’s Sunnyside Up fabric from Moda. It made Jacquelynne’s designs so fun to work with. I also used Corey’s curated DMC floss pack for all the embroidery.

This set of Project Bag, Needlebook and Pincushion would make a nice gift for your quilty friends and none of them take long to make. You can find the information below to make each one of them:

The Needlebook and Pin Cushion will fit nicely in the bag with a small embroidery hoop, project and threads. If you have made or decide to make one of these projects, I would love to see it posted on the Facebook group or Instagram (see links below).

From top left and clockwise: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall Bitty Blooms

Here are all my Bitty Blooms together. You can find the patterns for these embroidery designs, plus 8 more in Jacquelynne’s shop. I had a lot of fun stitching and finishing these little designs. The designs will also fit into the Happy Little Things blocks. If you would like to see how I finished them, you can find my tutorial here.

Now for the Giveaway!

This month’s sponsor is Thermoweb, maker of Heat n Bond plus other things. I used Heat n Bond Lite for all the small applique pieces in each of the Happy Little Things projects. I recently discovered the EZ-Print Lite printer sheets, too. I used them to make the petal border in this quilt:

Sew Your Stash Along Quilt

They were definitely a time saver.

For your chance to win a prize package from Thermoweb, answer this question in the comments below: When or if you applique, do you use a fusible for machine applique or do you hand applique? If you don’t applique, that’s ok, just tell me that.

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, December 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, December 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.

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  • 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.
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I hope everyone has a joyous Holiday Season and look forward to seeing your finished Happy Little Things projects. Thanks for stopping by!

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53 Responses to Happy Little Things December Wrap Up

  1. Jacquelynne says:

    I love all of your projects, Brenda! Using the charm as a zipper pull is adorable!


  2. Lori Morton says:

    Awesome blocks & projects!! Found you thru this BOM 🙂 Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too 😀 I have done a little Applique…am very slow at hand applique..so also tried the raw edge using machine.


  3. Pamela Jean Richards says:

    Love your projects!! So adorable and easy to work on! I do some applique — use the fusible and machine finishing. Not into hand piecing the applique – will hand quilt.


  4. Jessica Hansen says:

    I have never used a fissile for applique but I totally should!


  5. Love seeing those blocks in the grey and brights – just lovely. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. To this point I have done very little applique but I am keen to do an Orange Peel quilt one of these days. I suspect that it will be appliquéd by hand but I’d also like to see if I could try my luck with machine appliqué.


  6. Sandra Bogoniewski says:

    It’s been a while since I’ve done much applique, but I used to do all hand work. This past year I tried two small in-a-hurry machine appliqued things with fusible, and I can see it’s something I need to explore.


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  8. Teri says:

    Love your blocks! I do use fusible when I machine applique. I also like to do some hand applique when I can.


  9. Karen A says:

    I use a fusible when I am appliqueing.


  10. Susan S. says:

    I seldom do applique but I like using fusibles when I do.


  11. Laura M says:

    I use fusible for machine applique. Really can’t see well enough for hand applique.


  12. Joye Cox says:

    I have used fusible in the past for machine applique. Your projects are so pretty, clever, and useful. Thanks for sharing.


  13. Sandra Stewart says:

    I do some applique — use the fusible and machine finishing.


  14. MoeWest says:

    I always use a fusible with applique. I machine applique for cotton and hand applique for wool.


  15. Paula says:

    Thanks for sharing your cute alternative uses for these blocks. I’ve tried hand and machine applique and have used fusible and no fusible. I don’t do enough applique to know what works best for me. I generally follow the pattern recommendations.


  16. I haven’t appliqué anything. Love all of your projects.


  17. TheGranChris says:

    I do better with fusible but even that needs work. Jmikebalou(at) aol (dot) com


  18. spierssusan says:

    Absolutely Fusible, so much easier, and looks so much nicer, to hand or machine applique! Thank you, Susan


  19. Jocelyn says:

    Love your projects!


  20. Gail Beam says:

    Thanks for sharing your neat projects.


  21. Brenda West says:

    I haven’t done much applique – what I have done has been using the fusible with machine finishing. Thanks for the great BOM experience.


  22. Vicki in MN says:

    Yes I use fusible in all my machine applique projects.


  23. Elizabeth says:

    I use fusible for appillque but usually hand sew it down.


  24. Bonnie Larson says:

    I do both, depending on the size of the project. Love your quilt. Thanks


  25. Linda Cathey says:

    I use fusable for Applique and love it!


  26. Marilyn jade says:

    Love all these projects well done thanks for a chance, New to this computer stuff 60years of embroidery here!!


  27. Shirley Clark says:

    Wow! You’re so creative! I love all of your ideas. I use Heat-n-Bond on all of my appliques. I also use Spray n Bond to hold my projects in place in the hoop. Great products!


  28. Ann Fitzmorris says:

    Happy Little Things has made me happy indeed! Thanks for your inspiration!


  29. Judith Martinez says:

    I love how you used the designs for something besides a quilt. Very cute projects.


  30. I only do hand applique, mostly using fusible for raw edge but sometimes I do needle turn without fusible.

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  31. carol says:

    I have not appliqued. I like your pin cushion.


  32. Diana Adame says:

    I use fusible for machine applique. I am in love with your projects!! Thank you for sharing


  33. Hannah W says:

    Your finished projects are fun and inspiring. I don’t applique much, some raw edge w/o fusible.


  34. shelly says:

    I use fusible and I hand applique. For me it is relaxing to hand applique. I enjoy touching the thread and seeing the thread colors. It is calming.


  35. Lisa England says:

    I have done both hand and machine applique. Which I use for any particular project depends on several things including what the item will be used for, how much time I have to make it, and how complicated the applique shapes are.


  36. LaRue says:

    Thank you for the free patterns. I love the bag as well as needle keeper and pin cushion. On my way to the sewing room to make some for Christmas gifts.


  37. Reba A Walker says:

    I haven’t appliqued yet but I want to. I think using a fusible will be the best way to go.


  38. Pam Kosirog says:

    I use fusible for machine applique on cotton and I use fusible for hand applique on wool.


  39. Helen Bowie says:

    Your projects are too sweet, have to make them. I use fusible a lot with quilting and sewing projects.


  40. susan4cats says:

    I haven’t really taken on the challenge of applique yet.


  41. Debby P in Western NY State says:

    I really enjoyed seeing your embroidered bitty blocks ! I also loved your medallion quilt in red,white and blue color way. I love appliqué by hand and machine and would love to win this prize. Thank you for the chance, and the inspiration!


  42. Judy Walahoski says:

    Hand applique!


  43. Gale Glassy says:

    Great ideas how to use this month’s prize. Thanks.


  44. Grindl says:

    Beautiful projects just beautiful 😍


  45. Shannon Hagerty says:

    I love your projects.


  46. Margaret says:

    I love your little projects and how you’ve made this pattern your own. To answer your question, yes I do machine applique and I do use a fusible (and a stabilizer on the underneath fabric).


  47. Tina says:

    I use fusible. I am not a hand appliqué person.


  48. Jayne P says:

    I love all of your projects. What a great way to adapt a design


  49. Betty Schumacher says:

    Love using fusible on my machine and hand applique work, it makes it come out so much nicer!


  50. Pam says:

    I do use fusible web for my applique now but in the past I’ve used several other methods.


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