Monday, December 2, 2019

~ Happy Little Things ~ Giveaway! ~

 *** GIVEAWAY CLOSED***
It's hard to believe the Happy Little Things block of the month is almost over.  If you are just hearing about Jacquelynne Steves and this block of the month you can find all the information on her blog, click here.


Jacquelynne's version of this quilt could be used as a lap quilt or wall hanging.  It can be done as applique, embroidery only in the center block or just a plain pieced block.  Fussy cutting your fabric fabric for the center of the blocks would also be super cute.


 Each year as featured bloggers of Jacquelynne's block of the month we are encouraged to make the quilt our own.  This is my 3rd year as a featured blogger.  I try to do something a little different each year.  You can see my versions of the last 2 years here and here.


My plan for this year was to make a two color quilt, red and white.  Sometimes a plan looks better in our minds than in reality.  But failure is not an option, starting over is also not an option.  So I had to find a way to make my very busy blocks work together or at least get along.  It's just like dealing with a 2 year old child throwing a temper tantrum.  Distraction.  Wave a cookie in his face and BAM...tantrum gone!  The same works for a quilt.  Find something to pull they eye away from the busy blocks.  I tossed around many ideas and I mean that literally.  Fabric was everywhere.  Creativity is a messy process.  After many hours of design changes  and fabric tossing the quilt morphed from an eye sore to a patriotic beauty.  


I was going to stop with the blue border but decided to take a chance on a scrappy border using the leftovers from the red fat quarters used in the blocks.  I love how it completes the scrappy look.




I think she is going to make a nice addition to my ever growing patriotic quilt collection.  The image below is only part of them.  


So let's get to the giveaway!  This months giveaway is a great little bundle sponsored by Thermoweb.    I love this company and all their products!

The rules for the giveaway
  1. Open to both US and International
  2. One prize per person per giveaway
  3. LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS BLOG POST.    Click on the word comment at the end of this post. (not at the bottom of the page).  Make sure I have a way to contact you.  Leaving your email address is a good idea if your not sure.
  4. A winner will be chosen at the end of the day December 8th.
  5. If you are chosen  as the winner you will have 24 hrs to respond or another winner will be chosen.  

There are several chances to win, all you need to do hop over to each of the blogs below and follow the the rules for entering the giveaway on each blog.
Good luck to each of you!

Happy Quilting Melissa http://www.happyquiltingmelissa.com/
Podunk Pretties http://podunkpretties.blogspot.com/    YOU ARE HERE
The Crafty Quilter   https://thecraftyquilter.com/
Flamingo Toes   https://flamingotoes.com/
Allie-Oops Sweet Happy Life   http://allie-oopssweethappylife.blogspot.com/

A Quilting Life  https://www.aquiltinglife.com/

If you are making this quilt or plan to, make sure you hop over to the Facebook group for inspiration or to share your quilt.  When sharing your quilt on social media use the following tags 
#HappyLittleThingsBOM and #HappyLittleThingsQuilt






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56 comments:

  1. Great job Lea Anne! Waving a cookie at a wild toddler or a crazy quilt works... who knew?!?!

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  2. LOOOOOOOVE your Quilt!! Great job!! (The cookie analogy is ABSOLUTELY right! giggle...) Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way :)

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  3. Love your quilt!! The blue just pops the red!! So beautiful!

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  4. So different! I adore your RWB quilt.

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  5. Your quilt will be beautiful! Thank You for the opportunity!

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  6. I've been watching your red and white the most of all the bloggers - I LOVE how adding just the right amount of blue took it to another level. Failure is not an option!

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  7. The sashings and cornerstones look great with your blocks! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  8. I really like your red, white and blue version of this bom. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Thanks for sharing your lovely version of this quilt.

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  10. Your quilt turned out great! I loved it when you said "failure is not an option ". Adding blue makes a lovely contrast to the red and white fabrics. tkmattson@hotmail.com

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  11. Such a fun, happy quilt. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  12. I love the look of your three colour quilt. I'm filing this inspiration away for the future.

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  13. The addition of the blue color to your red and white quilt was meant to be! My eye still settles on the pretty flower blocks and give me an overall patriotic feeling of pride! Great project!
    duchick at gmail dot com

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  14. I love your quilt! Its awesome!

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  15. Beautiful! Thank you for all you do!❤️

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  16. I love the color choice. Red is outstanding. Jmikebalou(at) aol (dot) com

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  17. Very pretty! Love the red-white-blue!

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  18. Love your version and the addition of the scrappy border definitely ties it all together.

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  19. Your quilt is just stunning and I love the fabrics that you used.

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  20. I totally love your colors - your fabrics are perfected. Thanks for everything on this BOM. deanbren87@gmail.com

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  21. Your quilt is beautiful! Thanks for always giving us new ideas!

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  22. It's been so fun to see how different everyone's quilt turned out!

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  23. Your patriotic version is wonderful. Thanks for showing us how you have made the quilts your own through the years. Bravo.

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  24. I love your patriotic version, Lea Anne! I personally don't think you can have too many patriotic quilts!

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  25. I love your quilt. Thanks for sharing

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  26. You did a great job! I wish I'd had time to do this.

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  27. Sometimes you just need a break, no matter how long. Happy you are feeling better and getting your old self back. Love the finish and color a your happy little things quilt. Beautifully and well done!!

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  28. I love your red white and blue quilt! slmcgann@verizon.net

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  29. It turned out beautiful with the blue fabric.

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  30. This is gorgeous! I love the red and white with the pops of blue.

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  31. That looks great! The blue sets it off beautifully.

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  32. Just beautiful! I love the your take on this pattern.

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  33. I love it. You did such a beautiful job making it. The blue fabric is perfect.

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  34. I love the color choice for your quilt--thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

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  35. Red and white always work great.

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  36. My creative process often creates those fabric messes. Great choices for the finish of your quilt.

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  37. Your quilts are gorgeous! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

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  38. Love this quilt in the red, white and blue fabrics.

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  39. Your color choices are so pretty, I love the red, white and blue!

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  40. Diane @ kssk9395@yahoo.com Oh My! This is awesome! I love your quilts! Thank you for the giveaway. Have a wonderful Holiday Season.

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  41. I love the red & blue color choice! Susan4cats@gmail.com

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  42. All the different reds in the outer border look great. Would have never thought to do it like that. ibtexasbunnye@cablelynx.com

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  43. What a nice collection of patriotic quilts! Keep up the good work!

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  44. Love your solution with an amazing result.

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  45. The blue was a great fix. Looks wonderful.

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  46. Thanks for the chance to win!
    judewalahoski@gmail.com

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  47. I think you made a good choice. All red and white would have lost the detail of the blocks.

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  48. Red white and blue ...you can’t go wrong with these 3 colors

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  49. Your red, white, and blue is very pretty. Loved it.

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  50. Love the scrappy border. tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  51. Lovely to see your choice of fabrics

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