Monday, June 15, 2015

Cozy Afternoon BOM

Cozy Afternoon Block #1
Did you remember that today is the day for the start of the Cozy Afternoon BOM!! Did you sign up to receive your free patterns? If not, click here to join in. This is a 5 month BOM so you will have time to finish this quilt for a Christmas gift if you want.
Although I was initially unsure of the pale fabrics I picked out for my project, I am very happy with how the pale pieced blocks provide a background which features the special design in the centre block. It helps the embroidery to stand out a little more and not distract from it. My photos don't show the accurate colours of my fabrics, and the yellow fabric is not that dark in real life. But you get the idea right? 



You can make your centre blocks using any technique you prefer - embroidery, applique, or even just a plain piece of fabric. Isn't this just the cutest tea cup full of flowers?
I am making my centre blocks using hand embroidered backstitch, with 3 strands of a pink DMC slightly variegated floss.


Cozy Afternoon Block #2


I also added a bit of embellishment with buttons for the flower centres on block #1, and a button for the top of the tea pot on block #2.




Jacquelynne has organized a blog hop for everyone to visit some of the quilters who have completed these first two blocks. 
May I offer you a cup of pomegranate tea while you visit the sites? You are going to have a great time meeting these quilters and being inspired by their projects:

A Quilt and a Prayer
http://aquiltandaprayer.blogspot.com/

Lily Pad Quilting  
http://lilypadquilting.blogspot.com/
Red Letter Quilts
http://redletterquilts.blogspot.com/
The Crafty Quilter

44th Street Fabric
http://44thstreetfabric.blogspot.com/                       
 

And now onto the giveaway :)
Jacquelynne is giving away these digital patterns to one of my blog readers. All you have to do is leave a comment below and tell me what your favourite kind of tea is, if you can even narrow it down to one kind! If you're not a tea drinker, you can tell me what your favourite hot beverage is.
Good luck everyone! The draw will be open until Saturday and the winner's name will be drawn on Sunday.
Enjoy your Cozy Afternoon!

88 comments:

  1. The new BOM is so cute and thank you for the giveaway.
    I love fruit tee, and fresh spice tea right from the garden.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  2. It came out so adorable. I haven't received the pattern yet...it's still pretty early here! I like peach iced tea during the summer months.

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  3. You have mentioned this BOM before and I told myself 'no way' since I am plodding along on other things and don't need more applique in my life right now but you've got me hooked now with the thought of relaxing with simple embroidery...:)

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  4. I love a Chai tea latte for a treat. I want to be a green tea lover, but it hasn't happened yet!

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  5. Drinking tea with you while doing a little stitching sounds lovely! I love blueberry lemon herbal tea from Timothy's.

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  6. My favorite tea is raspberry, or maybe blueberry. But then there is honey chamomile, and all the other fruit flavored teas. Hmmmmm, kind of hard to pick just one favorite.

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  7. Lovely blocks with all those little details. As for my favorite tea I love the Teavana, Kona Blueberry POP. It's delish! Now for my every day sort I stay with the P&G tips. ; - )

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  8. My favorite hot beverage is hot water with honey and milk in it. Yum! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  9. Earl Grey is definitely the best tea. Your blocks are beautiful.

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  10. This looks like such a great project. I can hardly wait to get started. I'm impressed that it's not a long project that takes a year to collect the blocks and then another 3 years to complete. My favourite all time tea has to be peppermint but if I want a special boost I have a Saskatoon Berry tea.

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  11. I love tea. Plain black tea (preferably Tetley British blend) Earl Grey, Lady Grey, Irish breakfast, constant comment, I like herbal twas occasionally.
    I'm planning to enjoy a cuppa this afternoon whilst willing away a cozy afternoon working on A Cozy Afternoon - love the colors you chose

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  12. My favorite tea is English Breakfast. I love Raspberry also when I come across a good blend. I love your block, so pretty. I am signed up for the BOM! Hugs,

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  13. I drink tea all day long. Tetley - just the regular kind is my tea of choice. The odd time I treat myself to some Chai - also by Tetley.

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  14. Cute blocks! My favorite tea is Chai, although I like almost any tea except green. Yes, I know it's supposed to be healthy, and that's probably why I don't like it.

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  15. I am signed up for this block series. My favorite tea....chai with honey and milk or my usual is peppermint!

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  16. Both of your blocks are really pretty! I love redwork!

    I had signed up for this BOM but with everything else I have going on I don't have the time right now so I'll enjoy watching how others are finishing their blocks.

    I host a weekly Stitchery Link Party for all things hand embroidered and I would love to have you come link up this post so that my readers can come see to and perhaps join in the BOM. http://www.supermomnocape.com/2015/06/15/vintage-embroidery-monday-stitchery-link-party-10/

    I do hope you come join in the fun.

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  17. Love your redwork blocks! I plan on doing the applique. Can't do hand work right now. I like vanilla flavored tea. Thanks

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  18. English Breakfast Tea is my favorite. I have a cup every afternoon with cookies or cake or tartlets. Love the soft colors of your blocks....

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  19. I am a coffee drinker, but I am loving this green mint tea I found at the Bigelow Tea Farm in SC this past April. So good hot or cold - just a touch of honey, ummm good.

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  20. Hmmmm... thanks for reminding me that the BOM starts today. I still haven't seen it in my inbox, but I'm eager to get started!

    My current favourite tea is an iced tea that I've been making to take to work on these summer-like days - I fill a pitcher of water and put in 4 or 5 plain old black tea bags and 1 bag of Bigelow's Peppermint Herb Tea. Put it in the refrigerator overnight, then it's ready to fill my insulated pot in the morning.

    The peppermint really makes the tea refreshing!

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  21. I am a fan of pear tea, really anything fruity. Looking forward to seeing everyone's work

    createdandbeautiful@gmail.com

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  22. Smart fabric choices, allowing the embroidery to shine! And I love the subtlety of the variegated floss.
    I prefer hot coffee to hot tea (true Seattlite, haha!), but I do love plain iced tea during hot summers. Otherwise, make it a Long Island please ;-)

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  23. I love your project and now that I have seen so many great ideas I am rethinking my direction with mine. I must make a decision today so that I can begin this evening. I love tea and it is hard to choose a favorite by I do love a cup of English Breakfast tea whenever I get the chance.

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  24. I have signed up to do this. Love the first two blocks. I can't really nail down a favorite tea because I have so many, but a regular go to is English Breakfast tea.

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  25. I enjoyed your embroidery and the soft pastels you used.

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  26. I love Yorkshire Tea, when I can find it! Other than that I love Vanilla Chi Tea! Thank you for sharing..love your colors as I am still working on putting mine together!!

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  27. I love a Chai tea latte for a treat. I want to be a green tea lover, but it hasn't happened yet!

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  28. I love a Chai tea latte for a treat. I want to be a green tea lover, but it hasn't happened yet!

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  29. I really enjoy a hot cup of spearmint tea on a cold winter evening. It just feels so good after facing the elements getting home from work. I will drink the same spearmint tea over ice in the summer for a great pick me up.

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  30. My favorite beverage is coffee. Plain black coffee.

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  31. My number 1favorite hot tea is Earl Grey. Peppermint is 2nd.

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  32. My number 1favorite hot tea is Earl Grey. Peppermint is 2nd.

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  33. Thank you for sharing your blocks... I really like the idea of adding buttons to compliment the embroidered design! Now that it's nearly summer I'm enjoying lemon tea, hot or iced. New favorite is I Love Lemon herbal tea by Bigelow.

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  34. Great embroidered block. This quilt is going to be so cute. My favorite tea is any kind of mint tea.

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  35. I downloaded (and printed) my patterns this morning. Not sure what fabrics I'll use. I love lots of types of tea, but, I'd have to say Constant Comet tea, since it is what my daddy used to make for our tea parties, when I was growing up. It always reminds me of him. My daddy is the one who taught me how to use a sewing machine. He is the reason I now collect vintage sewing machines.

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  36. My favourite tea is Tetley. Your blocks are so sweet. Love the stitchery!

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  37. Your blocks are looking sweet! I'm a flavoured coffee kind of gal!

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  38. Your blocks are very nice. I plan to embroider mine in varigated blues. In the winter my favorite tea is Bigelow's Constant Comment. In the summer there is nothing better than an icy cold glass of home made meadow mint tea.

    villacrestfarm@gmail.com

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  39. I love your embroidery. The pale colours are so serene.

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  40. Lady Grey is my favorite tea. Your blocks turned out lovely.

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  41. I don't know tea well enough to have a favorite, so my absolutely every morning drink is a hot mocha. I have my own machine so I'm not going to me over them!!! I love your blocks, hoping that I can do a decent job on them. Am excited to start!

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  42. I really love Whittard's Vanilla tea bags here in the UK - I drink it black so can savour the lovely vanilla smell. I love your blocks, the embroidery really pops.

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  43. I love that block. My favourite type of tea is oolong. Tea has such a comfort about it. Sit down, have a cup of tea and you always feel better.

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  44. My favorite tea usually has peppermint in it. Your quilt blocks are wonderful. Nice eye candy.

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  45. Your cute embroidery makes me question my decision to applique my quilt . I drink Tetley tea all the time. No fancy flavors just lots of good tea.

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  46. Your two blocks came out really nice. Love teas.

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  47. Love your soft, cottage-y fabrics! They're perfect for the teacup theme!

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  48. I like Earl Grey tea. Thanks for the opportunity to win the patterns!

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  49. I don't think we get pomegranets in New Zealand, I always imagine them as having a flowery perfume, as I only see them in scented toiletries, maybe I need to try one of the new deli tyle vege stores.

    I do so like your stitcheries, I am an addicted stitcher I find it relaxing, but this time I'm going to splash out and try applique.

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  50. Hi Kathy, Your blocks are really pretty. I wish I could embroider, but it's one skill I haven't mastered yet. I did the applique version, instead. Great choice of fabric colors. It really lets your handwork shine!

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  51. Your blocks are very pretty and I like your button embellishments. My favorite tea is Earl Grey.

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  52. Your pastel fabrics really make the embroidery stand out. I'm still trying to decide on fabric colors, much less whether to applique, piece, or embroider the center block. I just discovered this BOM yesterrday and I am so excited.

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  53. I love the inclusion of the little button on the teapot -- I think I may do that with mine! Aren't these designs just darling? I think they'll be keeping hands busy on Sundays! :) Right now, my favorite morning teabag is Lady Grey, my favorite afternoon tea is Yogi's Kumbucha green tea, which is lovely iced, and my new favorite loose tea is a new black tea I just picked up from a local artisan tea shop, called Monk's Meditation. I'm all about some tea!! :)

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  54. Kathy I just LOVE your version of these blocks!!! I might have figured you'd choose embroidery LOL! And you're right - the pale fabrics really allow that handwork to shine! Can't wait to see more :*)

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  55. I am a coffee drinker, vanilla is my favorite. One of my sisters is a tea drinker, she loves all kinds. I will be making this quilt for her.

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  56. I LOVE the button! I also have enjoyed embroidery since I was 5 years old. I can't wait to get this started!

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  57. Coffee all the way, thanks for the chance to win.

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  58. Apple Cinnamon tea is my favorite.

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  59. My gosh, I'm a coffee gal 😄

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  60. Don't drink tea, but love hot chocolate!

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  61. I love the way your stitching looks so I think I will be stitching mine the same so looking through my `Cottage Garden Threads` for colour way to go with my fabrics. My patterns are printed and ready to go. Happy Stitching.

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  62. I am a coffee drinker, but on occasion I love a good spiced coffe . When I eat out Chinese I will have hot green tea.

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  63. Love your use of buttons. I haven't started my blocks yet as I can't decide between embroidery and applique so maybe I will have to do both!

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  64. My favorite tea is Apple Cinnamon. Love your blocks

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  65. I enjoy Earl Grey tea. Your blocks are so pretty! I haven't decided if I will appliqué or embroider mine yet.

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  66. I am in PA, but my stash is in IL. Looking forward to going home next week so I can get started on this BOM.

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  67. I do love hot peach tea, but also love my coffee.

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  68. The red work is adorable, and nostalgic as well.

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  69. My favorite tea right now is honey lemon ginseng green tea. The blocks will be fun!

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  70. Hi, I have seen the blocks out of bright colors by others and thought those best but I really like the colors you've chosen. The embroidery looks great. It is sort of an antique look to me which I find very appealing. Thank you for sharing your blocks.

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  71. Oops, I saw the other blocks first (of bright colors) but yours is just as wonderful. Who am I kidding? I love them all!

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  72. I just like plain old Lipton tea, brewed, then poured over a big pitcher of ice. A good start to a perfect, relaxing summer day.

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  73. I love the embroidery. I think I'm going to do this too.

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  74. Nice idea for the giveaway. And I like your fabric choice a lot.
    My favorite hot beverage is hot cocoa

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  75. Your embroidered blocks look so sweet.

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  76. My favorite tea is anything with chamomile or mint. Beautiful blog you have here!

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  77. I'm mostly a coffee drinker but I have an assortment of herbal teas for later in the day. I like Oolong green tea.

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  78. I love camomile with a bit of fresh ginger thrown in...my own concoction...love your rework

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  79. Love your embroidery, and the buttons are just the right touch! I'm not in the draw....I'm one of the hop bloggers! Just dropped by to say howdy!

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  80. My preferred tea is Iced Tea with Lemon. Sometimes, I do have a cuppa with foods it compliments. Early morning, however, finds me racing for the coffee pot.

    I love to do hand embroidery, but have not chosen to use it this time. Buttons are always a nice addition. Your blocks are really nice.

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  81. The Chocolate Mint is up now in my garden so we're indulging in it fresh in tea and will dry lots for the winter.

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  82. Caffeine plays havoc with my system, so I go for decaf tea, berry or fruity preferably.
    ktsquiltdreams (at)gmail (dot)com

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  83. I love most of the Stash's Chai Teas, black, red chai, white chai and green chai, as well as Earl Grey Double Bergamot. I have a granddaughter who loves these teas also. I love to do embroidery so would start with that one and then maybe try the other two designs as they are all delightful!

    Joyce joycemarlane@aol.com

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  84. Irish breakfast tea is my favorite.
    Chrmar406 at AOL dot com

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  85. I love this new BOM, my favorite tea is green, prickly pear and chai. Really love them all hard to pick a favorite

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