Monday, October 7, 2019

~Happy Little Things ~ Block 3 ~ GIVEAWAY! ~

***GIVEAWAY CLOSED***
Howdy Happy Quilters!  Today I'm sharing my block 3 of the Happy Little Things block of the month by Jacquelynne Steves.  If you have not yet joined this block of the month there's still time to join in the fun.  Just click the Image below to go to the sign up page and start receiving the blocks by email.  Click here to go to Jacquelynnes blog post about this months block.  Once you make your blocks you can share them on your own social media sites using the following hashtags 
#HappyLittleThingsBOM and #HappyLittleThingsQuilt 
There's also a Facebook group where you can post your pictures and be inspired.  Click here to go to the group 


I'm going to keep this short and sweet.  If you would like to see my previous blocks you can find them here and here.  So lets get right to my block for this month.   I started my block by tracing most of the outline to center background fabric.  I also used a 4.5" ruler to outline the finished block size.


My colors are red and white.  This makes it really hard to keep my fabrics consistent in each block.  So labeling is very important.  On the labels I also add the cutting sizes and amounts.  These have been blacked out to protect the copyright of the pattern.


Below is an example without the measurements.


The tiny little applique was a little tricky to work with especially when putting them in place.  I used an old hat pin to help push them into the correct spot for fusing to the background fabric.


Raw edge applique is so quick and easy!  A quick shot of heat and they are ready to be stitched in place.


OOPS!  Don't forget to add a small square of light weight fusible interfacing to the back.  This will help reduce puckering when stitching around the applique.


In the excess fabric around my block I tested and previewed the tiny blanket stitches. 


A few minutes later she is ready for assembly!  So much faster than handwork.


TADA!  How cute is this?  


Okay lets get right to the giveaway! 


Make sure you visit all the bloggers listed below for more chances to win and for block inspiration.  You can only win once a month.   Each blogger also has there own set of rules for entering the giveaway on their blog, so read carefully!

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

The Crafty Quilter   https://thecraftyquilter.com/

Flamingo Toes   https://flamingotoes.com/

Allie-Oops Sweet Happy Life   http://allie-oopssweethappylife.blogspot.com/

 This months giveaway is sponsored by Martingale.  It is open to all! 
 Giveaway is open to US and International residents. Print copy to US residents, digital copy to International residents.


All you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post.   Just click on the word comments at the bottom.  After clicking you will be taken to a comment box.  Type in your comment and click on the publish button.  Make sure I have a way to contact you, leaving your email address in the comment is a good idea.  Giveaway will end at the end of the day Oct. 13, 2019.  Good Luck to everyone!  Thanks for stopping by my little spot in Podunk!











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67 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness - absolutely love your block. The colors and patterns are beautiful. Has been really exciting these last few months seeing the blocks come out. I have been teaching myself to sew/quilt so this has been such a learning experience. Thanks deanbren87@gmail.com

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  2. So excited to get block #3 and to find out about yet another great giveaway. I have enjoyed this journey so much. Thank you all for doing this.
    Julieb354@gmail.com

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  3. Love the detail you show for how you made this block. I love the testing stitches to the outside of the block.

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  4. I want to do your color pallet now! And I'd really like this book... jmeakim at yahoo

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  5. I just love the bright, fun red fabric, what a wonderful creation! Thank you for sharing, Susan

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  6. Oh I love red & white quilts, cute block!

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  7. I also chose a different fabric selection than what was offered. I have been sewing for many years but am relatively new to quilting so 'translating' the colors/contrasts and labeling everything was a very good exercise. I really like your fabric choices and beautiful work! My name is Susan and my email address is happytrails2u-rv@att.net. Happy Stitching!

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  8. Love the red & white! Thank you for the hint of stabilizing before stitching the applique.

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  9. Very pretty! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  10. Love the red and white in your block, it's gorgeous!! I never would have thought to add stabilizing, great tip!
    patschick@outlook.com

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  11. LOVE your red and white! It's so crisp and fresh looking!!! pehinsa@yahoo.com

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  12. Your red and white block is so pretty! Thanks for a chance to win a book!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  13. Love this Block! The Red+White is so cheerful! Thank you to You+Martingale!
    linda.douglas33(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  14. love your block, have been missing you

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  15. I just love your block! I have always been partial to red & white quilts.

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  16. This book has been on my wish list! So many cute blocks! blmmwarner(at)(gmail)(dot)(com)

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  17. Your block is so pretty -- FYI - congratulations on the win at Quilting-Perfectly imperfect! Pam - richards@ccrtc.com

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  18. I love your work! Thank you for doing a giveaway!❤️ Pray2dayjohn316@yahoo.com

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  19. Lovely to see your red and white block

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  20. I LOVE the red and white! You make it look so easy and yet it's never that way for me lol.

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  21. Your block is beautiful! Thanks for an opportunity to win!

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  22. Very pretty! I love quilts with just two colors.

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  23. Wow, that is very cute indeed!
    jklmengland at windstream dot net

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  24. Nice tip. I need to remember the backing.

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  25. I've always wanted to make a red and white quilt. I can see that you use a vintage iron too!

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  26. Love your block! Thanks!! tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  27. Each person's approach is so different and interesting. Thanks for sharing your red and white. manninglm54 at gmail dot com

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  28. I love your block with the reds! Super cute! Thank you!

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  29. I love your red color choice. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  30. Love your red and white color Way! I have only made one red and white quilt which I donated to a fundraiser. A coworker who lost her home to flooding. But I miss that quilt, it was a beauty. I guess I’ll have to make another one. Thank you for the inspiration and the chance to win the Sunday Best Quilts book!

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  31. Another beautiful 2-color block. So far I have been liking your red and white blocks the best.

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  32. Love your block. I really like to do applique also. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  33. Your block is great! Thanks for the helpful hints on raw edge applique.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  34. I love your block! So cute.

    susan4cats@gmail.com

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  35. Your block is adorable. Thanks for the suggestion about pellon on the back. Hope you are feeling better. K- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

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  36. I just love your red and white fabrics.

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  37. o love your colors, so full of sunshine! thank you for being so sensitive by going to the trouble of protecting the designers pattern! hope this post means you're feeling better

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  38. Fabric does make the pattern! Love red and white quilts! ndfromsd at gmail dot com.

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  39. Love your red and white version of this quilt. I have a two color quilt on my "someday" list!
    Sandy A

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  40. Great book with such beautiful quilts. I've almost stopped buying books but this one is certainly a keeper---I think I would make every quilt in the book! I'd love a copy in order to sew along with the Sunday Best Sampler. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  41. Your blocks are so pretty. I love seeing all the different combinations of fabrics and techniques too. I may have to make more than one of this quilt.

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  42. Your block is so very sweet!! All of them are!
    Thank you!

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  43. I love how you did the middle of the block. I have done that before but not with such small pieces.
    kibbac@gmail.com

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  44. Thank you for the thread recommendation! I am going to look for that now. I love the red and white quilt blocks you are making! Thank you for offering this giveaway. tmmhopkins518@gmail.com

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  45. I like your take on this block. Much quicker than doing it all by hand! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  46. Love the reds. So very pretty Adlopez77atgmaildotcom

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  47. So cute!!!! Looking forward to book! 😊

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  48. Absolutely love the applique work! Thank you for an opportunity to learn new skills and win a copy of Corey's book. Laurie_benson@frontier.com

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  49. I love your red and white block it is so pretty.

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  50. Your red and white block is beautiful, Lea Anne!

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  51. Thanks for the chance to win.. love your red blocks

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  52. Your block is lovely! Thank you for sharing and chance to win.

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  53. Love the red and white combination.

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  54. I am a fan of red and white and love your block

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  55. Any quilt made of red and white fabrics always gets my attention! Those tiny blanket stitches are just perfect and your tips will help me out next time I applique! Thank you!
    duchick at gmail dot com

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  56. Thanks for the advice about the fusible interfacing. The first time I tried machine appliqué, I used a much heavier interfacing and I really regretted that mistake.

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  57. It's great to see your process. The red and white is so pretty.
    judewalahoski@gmail.com

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  58. This is my first Block of the Month quilt. All my quilts only contain squares and rectangles, so I am learning lots of new techniques. Have never tried embroidery, so have a fussy cut cupcake center for a little girl.
    Love your red blocks.....my favorite color!
    dewitt1967@gmail.com

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  59. I like the red and white version. Thank you.

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  60. Love the reds and the flower. Thanks.

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  61. I've enjoyed seeing your reds! They're so touch to find with any much variety these days.
    Thanks for hosting!

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  62. What an easy and beautiful applique.

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  63. Red is my color! This will be a beautiful quilt! Thanks for this blog!

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