Monday, June 15, 2015

Kicking off the new BOM! Cozy Afternoon! and a giveaway!

This giveaway is closed now, thank you for your interest! 
 
Yay! It's time to start the new BOM from Jacquelynne Steves! It's called the Cozy Afternoon Block of the Month and it's adorable! You are going to have so much fun!
 
Let's get started, OK?
 
Today is the day that the first blocks are sent out . . . have you received yours? The center of Block One is a teacup filled with blooms:
 
 
 I love the fabrics that Jacquelynne is using (check hers out at this link to her blog), but I raided my stash and came up with scrappy loveliness . . .
 

 
It's summer time, and these colors make me think of yummy sherbet!! OK, fine, it doesn't take much to make me think of sherbet, but these do the trick! (Grin)
 
I did have a teensy problem on one set of strips -- I think I had lost my focus and my quarter inch seam. Just keeping it real here:
 
 
Yep, I did. I made one strip a little narrower to make things fit. I'm hoping there will be so much else to look at, that no one will notice!
 
 
Block Two has a cute teapot!
 
 
I took this photo before I added the stitches for the bee's lil' trail.
 
 
Same great colors, just different placement, and love those squares in rectangles!
 
 
One more of the whole block, just cos I love it!
 
 
I sure hope that you will join us in this fun Block of the Month party! It's easy to get started; just go to Jacquelynne's blog and click on the link to sign up!
 
And today we have a giveaway! Two wonderful quilt patterns! I've worked with Jacquelynne Steves patterns before, and you will not be disappointed! Great instructions and clear photos and drawings make it easy to put together a quilt top very quickly!
 
 
Leave a comment on this blog telling me what colors you are creating your Cozy Afternoon blocks with . . . and if you are not yet signed up, hop over there fast!!
 
We'll leave our giveaway open for a week and then ask Mr. Random to draw a winner!
 
Be sure to check out the other bloggers' blocks, too!
 
                                         Heidi at Red Letter Quilts
                           Julie at The Crafty Quilter
                        Teresa at A Quilt and a Prayer
                            Kathryn at Kathy's Quilts
                             Bev at 44th Street Fabric
 
Good luck!
 
Love,
 
 

65 comments:

  1. Your blocks look great! Very summery colors. I'm going to scrappify mine too, when the pattern arrives. It's still quite early here, so no pattern in my inbox, yet. Have a great week?

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  2. What a pretty block! I have to hop over to her blog and check this BOM out!

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  3. Your block look great. I will do a scrappy from my stash.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  4. Your block turned out really pretty!

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  5. Soft Pastel pinks, lavenders and yellows.
    mburnette912@bellsouth.net

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  6. Mine is going to be raspberry and greens with some yellow! And maybe a Christmas one too!

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  7. I love your applique centre blocks and your yummy colours!
    Mine is very soft pastels... going for a romantic look! HA

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  8. Jacque, these blocks are SO adorable! What a fun little quilt these will make. Love your color selections too.

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  9. I am signed up, but haven't pulled my fabric yet. Love your blocks and fabric. Thanks

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  10. I have considered many different color choices, as I would like to do several. I love scrappy because I won't have to make any trips to the market. Alas, I like the defined color choices too! Oh Yaay! Another reason to shop for fabric!

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  11. I have to finish these 2 baby quilts before I can focus on these and I am itching to check out my stash and see what draws me.

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  12. Mine will be scrappy and bright. mfhagopian@aol.com

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  13. I am excited to get started I confess I bought the fabric kit as I am new to quilting and my stash just isn't diverse enough to pull from. But it's getting there. Happy quilting!
    createdandbeautiful@gmail.com

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  14. Your fabric choices are really pretty, especially that fun kettle! It'll be so fun to watch everyone's quilts progress!

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  15. I haven't made my final decision about the colors I want to use. I have been playing with some fabrics in my stash but keep changing my mind. The decision will have to be made today because I want to get started tonight. Your blocks are cheerful and fun, thanks for the inspiration.

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  16. With all the choices, I still haven't decided which I want to do.

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  17. I haven't decided what colors to use. I like your blocks. Very nice...

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  18. I have some lovely Batiks in Lavender, purple, and some 1930's prints that will work with them..I think..still putting it together!! lol Thank you for sharing your blocks they are sweet!! They give me more inspiration!!

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  19. I thought I had my colorway set but then saw all these cute blocks from all of the bloggers today and am leaning now toward softer tones than I had originally chosen. I guess we'll wait to see what grabs my fancy when I actually start stitchin'. I'm loving those little squares in the rectangle too.

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  20. Have not decided yet. But I love looking at everyone's choices.

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  21. I haven't decided yet. I love seeing the different colors that everyone is using. Hope to decide soon.

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  22. Thank you for sharing your sherbet colored blocks! I just signed up today, so I haven't decided on my colors yet... perhaps periwinkle and other blues with soft yellows. My MIL has a beautiful table quilt in those colors

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  23. Your blocks look so cute. Love those summer colors.

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  24. Your blocks are so cute.
    Nice colors.

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  25. Love your blocks and the pretty colours! I haven't chosen my fabrics yet, but I like everyone's blocks.

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  26. Your blocks are very pretty and definitely look summery. I plan to embroider my blocks in blue and use blue fabrics I already have on hand. villacrestfarm@gmail.com

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  27. Love the tea pots. So sweet!

    determineddebby at gmail dot com

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  28. I love that you are doing scrappy blocks from your stash. That is what I have decided to do but I am still putting my colors together.

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  29. I'm trying to use up stash so have pulled a mix of 30s repros and vintage-feeling prints. Hopefully it's going to work!

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  30. I haven't picked my fabrics from my stash yet-but after looking at everyone's blocks, I'm inspired to get going!
    I love the colors in your blocks!

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  31. Scrappy fabrics is the way to go. Yours look wonderful. I love the challenge of using up my stash.

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  32. Cute blocks. I like the idea of scrappy. Makes for such an interesting quilt.

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  33. Love it! Your colors definitely say "Summer"! And don't worry- nobody will notice that little "oopsie" except for you!! :)

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  34. Your summer blocks came out really nice.

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  35. I haven't decided on fabrics yet, but I usually like scrappy! Thanks for the opportunity to win the patterns!

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  36. I was originally sticking to the original colour way but have decided now after seeing what you ladies have created I'm going to go with the old fashioned romantic, pinks, burgundies and forest greens with a touch of brown and purple (maybe) or greys. Can't wait to get started

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  37. I love your blocks and the colors you chose! This is such a happy color palette, and your applique is beautiful.

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  38. I love the colors you chose. I'm still trying to decide on what colors I want to use. I need to make my mind up, so I can start stitching. I also have to decide on whether to applique of piece the center square. That decision may depend on what fabrics I choose. All these blogs have inspired me.

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  39. You're right - some nice cool sherbet is calling my name right now!!! Love your blocks and fabric choices - so summery :)

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  40. bright and scrappy! or Christmas... I am still trying to decide!!!!

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  41. I love your color choices. the beauty of the blog hop is the inspiration it brings. since I haven't begun yet it gives me plenty of ideas. Thanks for keeping it real.

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  42. I love green... but I have some sweet purple fabric with frogs. I am not sure yet.

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  43. Mine are all scrappy, pinks greens yellows blues reds and white

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  44. I decided to go with a floral fabric, main color is a bright yellow.

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  45. I love scrappy quilt blocks! I am going to use what I have in my scrap box. It will be different.

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  46. I think mine will be done in blues . I start mine next week

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  47. Love your blocks. I think I will do my in the colours of my Country Rose teaset.

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  48. Great blocks! I haven't decided what colors to use on my blocks. I need to think about it a little longer. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Love this BOM, and I love your blocks. I'm anxious to start. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  50. I like the idea of different shades of blue and white.

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  51. Love the bright and cheeriness of the blocks, so cute!

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  52. I love scrappy bright colors so ill be raiding my stash!

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  53. Hi, I think your blocks are great. I like the colors. You must have an awesome stash! Thank you for sharing!

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  54. Your blocks are very sweet. I think your quilt will be lovely!

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  55. I will probably do my blocks in bright colors as those are what I love. Or possibly batiks. It just depends on what way I go with the middle of the block.

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  56. Hi,
    I don't know yet which colour I will use, since I probably only get to the project in e few months. :-/ To many other things around for the moment. But I think I'll try to use fabric out of my stash, which isn't that big but maybe enough. Will be colourful. :-)

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  57. Beautiful color choices- I love your applique. I'm considering using some Laurel Burch panels and fussy cut the hummingbirds for the centers with some brights and metallic prints.

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  58. I haven't pulled fabrics yet, but they will go with my kitchen where red is an accent colour.

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  59. I haven't made a final selection of fabrics yet, but I have decided on applique. I am considering scrappy, but I may find enough in my stash that that will not be my final choice.

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  60. I am leaning towards scrappy and 'shopping' in my stash but may end up going with a variety of blues which means a trip to the store - oh no!! It depends on who I end up making it for.

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  61. I would make my blocks scrappy since I have a lot of scraps, and would start with embroidery and then try the other two methods. I would probably do them in a combination of red and turquoise. I love this BOM! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Joyce joycemarlane@aol.com

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  62. Cute blocks. I will have to check out my emails!

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  63. This is just the cutest BOM! Love your blocks. :)

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