Monday, July 13, 2015

Block 3! The Cozy Afternoon BOM . . .

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED NOW, but thank you for your interest!

. . . and a giveaway! But first, let me show you my block!

I know that many of you are joining us on this Block of the Month adventure from Jacquelynne Steves. Isn't this a fun quilt?


My blocks are looking so summery with these fabrics from my stash. Check out the block center for this month -- a lovely cup of tea with a friendly butterfly who came to call!


I used a machine blanket stitch for the applique, except for some places where a straight stitch was a little easier to handle. On the picture below, you can see the stem of the daisy was backstitched by hand, after the rest of the center was completed. I love how it turned out!


Here is a peek at part of the block, showing how the colors are playing together. Even the navy, which I was worried about at first (grin) is looking just right!


After the center is done, these pink, yellow and orange pieces frame it perfectly:


And here is the completed block:


I hope that you will click on the link and stop in to see Jacquelynne, over at her blog. Don't forget to check out what the other Cozy Afternoon bloggers are showing you this week, too!

Here is our giveaway for July! Three lovely patterns! I have my eye on that Savannah Wool Runner pattern, myself!
 
Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite summer-time food or drink is! Followers can leave a second comment, to increase your chances to win!


These Cozy Afternoon blocks go together so quickly -- if you haven't started yet, don't worry! Just click here to sign up and get started!
 
Love,
 
 

107 comments:

  1. Your applique is wonderful- cute cute block!

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  2. Your colors do work together well and the applique is great on your block. I love to drink homemade iced tea in the summer.

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  3. Your colors do work together well and the applique is great on your block. I love to drink homemade iced tea in the summer.

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  4. This year I've been experimenting with shish ka bobs - yummy! Roasted marshmallows are also a favorite and sweet corn and tomatoes fresh from the garden. Now I'm hungry! :) your block is lovely and I love the way the dark blue makes the other colors just POP.

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  5. I love the stitchwork on your block! Drinking lots of homemade iced tea this summer.

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  6. Your blocks remind me of summer picnics. I love Watermelon! And seeing who can spit the seeds the farthest. I don't buy seedless watermelon because they aren't FUN! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Your block is very nice and I love the blanket stitching...my favorite drink is water, and I need to drink more of it...thanks for the chance to win the patterns, I really like the wool pattern..

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  8. Love your block. Favorite summer food is watermelon.

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  9. Love your block! My favorite summer food is watermelon and favorite drink is water, need lots of water in this Ohio heat and humidity while outside playing with horses.

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  10. My favorite summer time food is ice cream. Love your block.
    Judy

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  11. Very sweet! Love your colors.

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  12. What a beautiful block! I like iced tea, cottage cheese and pineapple, or ice cream during the hot summer.

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  13. Great job on the block! Very cute. It's hard to choose, but if someone gave me sodium pentathol and put me under the lights and forced me to pick, I'd probably say strawberry lemonade is my favorite summertime drink.

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  14. Love your block. I am eager to start mine. In the meantime I will munch on watermelon and peaches. Not necessarily together...ha!

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  15. love this block. favorite summer foods have to be black cherries and ice cream! drinking, sun tea

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  16. love this block. favorite summer foods have to be black cherries and ice cream! drinking, sun tea

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  17. love this block. favorite summer foods have to be black cherries and ice cream! drinking, sun tea

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  18. I love your version of this block, so summery! Favorite summer food? Has to be watermelon!

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  19. Love how you have done this block! Favorite summer food? Cherries, ice cream and wine! (Not necessarily all at one time! )

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  20. My favorite summer food is strawberry shortcake. The addition of the hand stitching on the flower adds texture to the block. Navy is one of my favorite colors. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.

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  21. Due to some dental surgery I have a new summer favorite food! Baked Cod in garlic butter! Omg, it melts in your mouth!

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  22. I love peach ice tea to drink in the summer and for food, it has to be fresh corn on the cob!

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  23. I love frozen drinks! Frozen lemonade is so yummy!

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  24. My favorite food in the summer is salad. I love the corn, avocado, tomato salad from Martha Stewart, but I add Feta Cheese to increase the creaminess.
    You can have the runner pattern, I will take the rest :)

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  25. I love salads in the summer with some grilled chicken tenders!! Love your block!

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  26. I am working on a quilt for a customer/dear friend, it is for her 1st GD that is due next month. I has taken me a bit of time to do her "Magical Fairies in Zleda's Garden! It should be done here in the next couple of weeks and I can really get down to doing Cozy Afternoon! I have some of the fabric cut for the first 3 blocks! Love the BOM this is my first one to try!! I love all 3 of the pattern's sew sew pretty!

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  27. Beautiful job... love your tea cup!

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  28. My favorite beverage is fresh mint from my garden for my mojito

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  29. Frozen drinks are so good in hot Texas summers! Thanks for this terrific opportunity

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  30. Sun tea with fresh-grown mint is my favorite summertime beverage

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  31. Sun tea with fresh-grown mint is my favorite summertime beverage

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  32. Fresh Georgia peach homemade ice cream!

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  33. I love your block. It reminds me of summer. I love sun tea. My food would be anything fresh from my garden!

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  34. Homemade potato salad is definitely my favorite summer food. It. Goes great with all kinds of BBQ.

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  35. Love raspberry lemonade in the summer....so refreshing! Love your tea cup!

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  36. I love the colours in your block - reminds me of summer (whilst we are in the middle of winter here in Australia) I love watermelon salad and tequila sunrises in summer

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  37. I love to eat watermellon on the long hot days of summer.

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  38. I am a follower and I like the colors in your block.

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  39. I love frozen yogurt on a hot summer day.
    Love your website.

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  40. Such a sweet block. I like to drink sweet ice tea in the summer. Sometime I add a little mint.

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  41. I love sweet iced tea in the summer.

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  42. I follow you via Bloglovin'.

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  43. Jacque, your block is so sweetly adorable! What a cute quilt to must be going to be. I will be off to check out that block link.

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  44. I love the way you completed your block!!

    Linda Plank

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  45. Oops! I forgot to tell you my favorite summertime food! Strawberries and strawberry anything!

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  46. Another cute block. Love your applique!

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  47. loving your applique summer food would be radishes from my garden xx

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  48. I love you block and my favourite is iced tea in the summer. tks for the chance to win.

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  49. I also just signed up to follow your blog thanks again.

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  50. I like how the blue corner blocks accentuate the applique design. Thanksforthe chance to win!

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  51. Your block turned out great. I am working on the second one but hope to finish and get started on this one soon. They do really go together so easy and I love the tea themed designs. I did decide to go with machine applique on this one and I am loving it. My favorite summertime food is anything barbecued.

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  52. I love cucumber sandwiches in the summer with cukes from our garden.

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  53. I am loving all the FRESH vegetables from my garden and from friends gardens given to me. But I mostly LOVE Watermelon. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  54. Most exciting things for me right now....just finished the NW Shop Hop and have 45 new fabrics to play with!!!

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  55. Any and all of the fruits and vegetables available now -- the best think about summer
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  56. My favorite summer food is definitely homemade ice cream...maybe topped with a nice port wine :)
    Love your block!

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  57. I also followed you on facebook and bloglovin!

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  58. LOVE your color selections. I am still looking for the perfect fabrics for mine, but yours is just the type I am looking for. As for my favorite summer food it would have to be pasta salad. But I love Meatloaf any time of the year.

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  59. my favourite summer drink is called Clericot, and it is made in a jar, with a lot of ice, fresh diced fruits like peaches, apples, strawberrys, grapes, cherry...

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  60. I love fresh green beans from the garden with cornbread and home grown sliced tomatoes. I am from Tennessee

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  61. Great block! I love quinoa and summer is a wonderful time to come up with cold summer recipes using quinoa. I love it with green onions, green olives, avocadio, a dash of olive oil and lots of fresh lime juice.

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  62. One of my favorite summer foods is sweet corn with lots of salt and butter. Having banana pudding for dessert is also a must do.

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  63. Love how your block came out. I really love a nice tall glass of fresh lemonade in the summer. A nice burger, hot off the grill, goes perfectly with it for a meal. Yum! Now I'm getting hungry. LOL

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  64. I really like the colors in your block! They remind me of a summer day with a bright blue sky overhead!

    My favorite summer food is fresh berries!

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  65. being a southerner my fave summer drink is iced tea, but not sweet just a squeeze of lemon.

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  66. I am busy preparing for a big church fish fry where we feed about 4000 people.

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  67. Watermelon! It never tastes quite as sweet as on a hit summer day!

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  68. Favorite food is watermelon...drink is sweet tea

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  69. Anything cooked on the grill and iced tea.

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  70. I love iced tea, strawberries, and corn on the cob.

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  71. water melon, corn on the cob and lemonade

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  72. My favorite summertime drink is iced coffee. Yum.

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  73. My favourite summer time food is corn on the cob!
    maureeneh52@hotmail.com

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  74. My favorite summertime food would have to be fresh strawberries and peaches yummy! Pick them and eat them warm with sunshine and sweetness!

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  75. I love a good Sun Tea made from green jasmine tea. Yom, yom, yom. So refreshing, and good for us!

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  76. I love corn on the cob and iced chai tea.

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  77. Looking great!! I love this BOM.

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  78. Hum, my favourite summertime food? .... Foods, you mean. There's no way I can choose just one. I love fresh corn on the cob, squash cooked with Vidalia onions, watermelon, butter beans, juicy tomatoes, & fried okra.

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  79. My favorite summer time food is fresh truly vine ripe local tomatoes yum!

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  80. FRESH bacon lettuce and tomato sandwiches with FRESH corn on the cob!!! then if it worked out strawberry shortcake or peach cobbler for dessert!!

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  81. My favorite summer food is Watermelon...I love watermelon and could eat my weight in it! :) and home grown tomatoes, and corn on the cob.. can not choose just one... Love your Block..

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  82. Frogs are an all time fave of mine along with the broccolli, cauliflower, tomato, mushroom, avocado salad with Italian dressing.

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  83. I enjoy cold foods in summertime. Shrimp Salad is one of all time favorites. I also love fresh from the garden tomato and mayonnaise sandwiches with salt and black pepper.

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  84. My favorite drink is iced tea with all kinds of different flavors. I also love getting the big fresh peaches and eating them right from the box.

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  85. My favourite summer drink is a coconut flavoured milkshake. Yummy.

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  86. My favorite summer food would be my garden maters in a fresh salad with homemade blue cheese dressing!

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  87. Beautiful block! Your work is so perfect! My favorite summer food is watermelon!

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  88. I love all the fresh fruits and veggies that are available at the farmers market.

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  89. hamburger with homemade onion rings - ok that is my favorite food all year round :) Leigh K.

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  90. Favorite summer food is fried green tomatoes! My favorite drink is iced tea.

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  91. Thank you for sharing another beautiful block. And I love salads in the summer, good old green salads with maybe chicken strips added and honey mustard dressing. makes me hungry just thinking about it.

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  92. I love iced sun tea as well as fruit and salads in summer

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  93. My favorite summertime food is chilled watermelon wedges and favorite drink would be iced tea (decaf).

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  94. That is the most adorable block Jacque! It makes me want to go and brew a cuppa. :)
    Our favorite summer time food is fresh caprese salad. And drink is honey laveder lemonade.

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  95. Definitely following you and have you in my sidebar too!

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  96. I'm hoping to do all 3 versions of the quilt....(love your applique). My favorite summer-time food is WATERMELON!!! Only in the summer can I get a good, sweet one....and nothing says summer to me like a watermelon. I think it goes back to my childhood----when a watermelon was a treat.

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  97. Very pretty block; the colours are so sunny and fresh, just right for summer. My favourite summer food is mixed salad with a home-made vinaigrette dressing and best summertime drink is iced tea..

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  98. Fresh peaches and lemonade. I love this BOM.

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  99. My Summer food has to be tomatoes red, yellow,purple,and striped. I love your third block. Thanks for being part of this giveaway, have a great week.

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  100. The applique is an inspiration. I though I would just piece or maybe find an embroidery design. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  101. Hey I love this BOM and my favorite summer food is lassi a yogurt drink. Thanks for this opportunity. -wilma

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  102. Tart lemonade with gingersnaps are my favorite summertime treat! A perfect break from quilting away the days in my sewing room!

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