Things are slowly falling back into a regular routine, with the kids back in school. Summer went by way too fast, if you ask me, but I am enjoying the cooler weather and Fall approaching. I love all the seasons, but there is something so cozy and comforting about Fall and Winter that I do have to admit I like them the most! And of course, as a quilter, I love the idea of bringing out the quilts to cuddle up with on cooler days…I just don’t associate quilts with Spring and Summer as much.
Not that I’m thinking mine is going to be a cuddle quilt, but Maggie’s First Dance should be done in plenty of time for the cooler weather too! Today Jacquelynne is releasing block 4 over on her website, but you should also be receiving it in your email if you signed up.
I finished the applique for this block way back in early summer because I figured with holidays and kids home from school I wouldn’t get too much done, so all I had left to do was the block construction.Here is just the applique ( in wool~ I love working with wool~ nothing to needle turn, no fusible). And then it was time to start “building” the block:
This block was very easy to put together and hardly took any time at all, but do pay attention to the direction of your half-square triangles! You wouldn’t want to accidentally sew one in the wrong direction…
Here is a look at my finished block:
Oooh, so pretty! And here are all my completed blocks so far:I really like how they go together, but don’t match. I can’t wait to decide what I’m going to do with the 5 setting blocks….so many possibilities! Have fun with your block and make sure to share your photos on the Sew Quilty Friends page too!
Now for this month’s prize give-away….yahoo! That is my favorite part each month. I love reading your responses….keep ’em coming! This month you have a chance of winning this amazing bundle of patterns from Deanne over at Snuggles Quilts:This contest is open to EVERYBODY, both in the USA and internationally, so make sure to enter. Here are the fine print rules:
***sorry, this contest is now closed***
- Leave me a comment on this post telling me what your favorite season is and why.
- Enter before midnight EST on September 11, 2016
- Make sure to include your contact information( email), because I can’t let you know if you have won if I can’t get in touch with you!
- The winner will be picked by me and I will contact you, but will also announce the winner right here on my blog.
That’s it! And don’t forget that you can enter at all the other bloggers’ sites too, as well as on Deanne’s website, so lots of chances to win. Good luck!
I would love to have you visit my blog in between updates on Maggie’s First Dance blocks too, so if you would like to sign up and receive an email when I post a new blog post you can click on the “follow” link on the right-hand side of the page, fill in your email address, and then just confirm that you want to sign up when you receive an email in your inbox~EASY! Here are some photos of what I’ve been up to lately:
Hope you visit again soon and happy quilting!