It is time for Block 3 in the I love Home BOM! I am enjoying this quilt so much, how about you? You just can’t go wrong with house blocks in my opinion 🙂
Are you ready to get started? Okay then! ( If you haven’t signed up for these blocks, there is still time! You can go here for more info: https://jacquelynnesteves.com/i-love-home-bom-block-3-is-here/)
Block 3 is soooo cute..it might be my favorite block yet…Shhhhh! Don’t tell the others 🙂
I of course had to include my cute little girl and her baby! And I chose to do some extra machine quilting touches on the windows!
I have found just the perfect shades of thread to do my appliqué with ( with the perfect name, I might add:D), and these adorable buttons were just what I needed to find the perfect doorknob because my door was in need of a doorknob!
Sewing this block surround is a little more tricky, due to the Half Square rectangle blocks! Luckily Jacquelynne has provided a great video tutorial which explains these very well. ( I didn’t mess mine up AT ALL, so that says something!). I love her way of squaring the blocks up too….going to remember that little trick!
The Half Square Triangles are of course much easier to do…especially because we have already done those in the previous 2 blocks! I used a great little ruler to square these up: It is called “Cute Cuts” and is designed by Lori Holt.
This ruler trimmed my blocks to just the right size, and because it has all those diagonal lines, it was a cinch to line it up! I only have the 4 1/2 inch size but am seriously considering picking up a few more in different sizes!
Another tool that was super helpful is the Purple Thang. I only got one of these recently but already it’s a tool I would replace immediately if I lost it! It is so helpful in guiding your fabric through your machine without risking sewing your fingers!Here is the block, all finished up! So cute! I can’t wait until I get all the blocks together and see what they look like ….this quilt is going to go on display as soon as I finish it!
Alright, now for the “business” part of this blog post: Last month’s winner of the FQ bundle was Delaine Elliot….yay for Delaine! And this month we have another great prize give away: I love buttons and will be sure to check out Michelle’s website! You can too by clicking here.
To enter to win this prize ( and it’s open to everyone, everywhere!!) please tell me if you are making any quilted Christmas presents and if you have started yet….Christmas is sneaking up quickly and I guess I would like to know that I’m not the only one who is not on the ball~teehee!
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