Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sew Sweet Simplicity Block 1

Watch out quilty world I'm busting out of that tightly stitched quilty style!  That's right I'm stepping outside of the box with the Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM blocks.    For those of you that know me and my style, you know I almost always use white for the background fabric.  Well it's time to step out of that rut, join the solids movement and use up some of solids stash accumulated over the years. 
Why hadn't I made this move before?  Oh I'm not saying the white love affair is over, it'll always be my go-to for the clean crisp traditional look, but I can't wait to make the rest of the blocks...SQUEEEEEAL!...Doing my white girls can't dance move, which isn't as pretty as my block.
So what's the BOM
 It's a freebie, of course, you know me... love the freebie's! 
Jacquelynne Steves has put together the sweetest little BOM that doesn't take a year.  That's was a winner in my book.  
And she's giving a few options for the quilt.  You can choose from embroidered centers....   
...or nothing in the center of the block.  For now I'm going with the blank centers, leaving them open for custom quilting.  I could change my mind later...I'll see how it grabs me after seeing a few of the blocks together.  And if I decide to call it done after 4 blocks she's given the pattern for that also.  I'm telling you this gal has thought of everything!
There's still time to join in if you're interested, block two still hasn't been posted.  The only thing you need to do is hop over and sign up and she'll mail you the free patterns when they're ready.  It's that simple! 
I'm looking forward to seeing the creativity with this pattern from all the other quilters.  There's already a few quilters posting pictures on Pinterest, click here to see the sweetness!

~ Lea Anne ~

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  1. I like your starting block, Lea Anne! I'm doing the BOM as well -- found a bird print for my centers and to set the color scheme!

  2. Your block is gorgeous! Love the pink. It's really pretty. I'm like a freebie! Thank you for sharing. I'm heading off to sign up. :)

  3. Oh this is tempting! Your block is pulling me in! Glad to see you are happy and dancing about this BOM. Your block is very pretty!

  4. Your block looks great! I used pink as my background color for the Aurifil BOM. For this BOM, I think I'm going to use cheddar. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Oh, you went out of your comfort zone and it looks wonderful! I have always used white too but I am thinking of making a bee in your bonnet block with mint green as a background,like Lori did. Seeing your block makes me think I might be able to break free. You did a wonderful job.

  6. yes your block has worked, I am collecting them and doing it when I have all the blocks, at the moment my plan is to embroider in the centre but who knows I could change my mind

  7. Thanks for the "shout out!" I love your block- your colors are really pretty! I can't wait to see the whole quilt when it's finished!

  8. I love the colors you chose for your block, the pink background with those brown pieces really pops!

  9. Definitely pretty in pink! Have fun with the quilt along.


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