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:

Jacquelynne Steves said...

Wow! It's spectacular!!

Quilter Kathy said...

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

OhioLori said...

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

Pam said...

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

Jessica Jo said...

So different! I adore your RWB quilt.

Linda Bick said...

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

Crystal_235 said...

Love your quilt!

SandraBogo said...

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!

barbara woods said...

love all your beautiful quilts

Ellee said...

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

tac73 said...

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

Laura said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely version of this quilt.

Kaye M said...

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

Renea said...

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

MoeWest said...

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

Kathy E. said...

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

Lee said...

I love your quilt! Its awesome!

LoriO said...

Beautiful! Thank you for all you do!❤️

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

Love the red white and blue quilt.

GranChris said...

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

Jocelyn said...

Your quilt is so pretty!

moosecraft said...

Very pretty! Love the red-white-blue!

Stitchin At Home said...

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

Gail B said...

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

Brenda West said...

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

Liz Horgan said...

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

Vicki in MN said...

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

Dolores said...

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

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

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

Bonnie58 said...

I love your quilt. Thanks for sharing

ShirleyC said...

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

e said...

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!!

sherryberrybim said...

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

Judy1522 said...

It turned out beautiful with the blue fabric.

judi said...

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

Sharon Aurora said...

That looks great! The blue sets it off beautifully.

Lisa Marie said...

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

Carol R said...

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

Diana.Didi said...

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

carol said...

Red and white always work great.

Hannah said...

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

Shelly said...

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

Rue said...

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

Pam K said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Susan4cats said...

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

BunnyeB said...

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

QuiltGranma said...

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

MissPat said...

Love your solution with an amazing result.

Debby said...

The blue was a great fix. Looks wonderful.

Judy said...

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

Shannon H said...

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

Grindl said...

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

Valerie said...

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

Tina said...

Love the scrappy border. tljeo at yahoo dot com

Jayne said...

Lovely to see your choice of fabrics

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