Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Cozy Afternoon Finale!

Today is the release of the last step of the Cozy Afternoon free block of the month project. Click here to get to Jacquelynne's blog post with all the details (click here to sign up to receive the pattern).
What a fun quilt it has been to make! My version is a soft, light version of Jacquelynne's pattern. I made my quilt smaller by eliminating all the alternate squares, and just using the 5 stitchery blocks on point.

It measures 34" square, which is the perfect size for a wallhanging.

I would have liked to use more of the blue colour in the quilt top, but didn't have enough yardage, so I added a little blue flange around the edge using this technique. I'm so happy with that bit of blue peeking out there to interrupt all that pinkness.


The free motion quilting was a little tricky at times because I did not want to quilt on the embroidery, so I tried to slow down and quilt as close as I dared to the stitching.


Here is the list of my quilty friends who are blogging today about their version of Cozy Afternoon:

The Crafty Quilter

44th Street Fabric

Red Letter Quilts

Lily Pad Quilting

A Quilt and a Prayer

I hope you can hop over and visit them to see what their creativity has produced. Each quilt is so different that it's hard to believe they are made from the same pattern!
Have you started your own version of Cozy Afternoon? Don't forget to add a label to your quilt.  I usually just tuck a little triangle into one of the corners under the binding. I try to remember to write the name of the pattern designer, and of course my name. If you don't want to make your own label, you can order the official labels here.


A huge thank you to Jacquelynne for sharing this wonderful pattern with all of us! And not only did we get this free BOM, Jacquelynne is also giving away these patterns to a few lucky readers. Just leave a comment on the bottom of this blog post and tell me if you have already started your Cozy Afternoon, or have you printed the instructions to make in the future. I will randomly draw the winning blog comment on October 19th. You can enter to win the draws on each of the participating blogs listed above.

44 comments:

KaHolly said...

I like the way you set your blocks. It came out very pretty!

Deb A said...

I have them all saved off..... I'd like to try them as a stitchery like you only in blue =)
Your quilt came out lovely.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Congrats on a pretty and cozy finish :)

Katie said...

I like the smaller version for a wall hanging but I may make the original size to use as a table topper.
Your colours turned out perfect.

Deanna W said...

So many things happening, I don't have time right now but the patterns are saved for future use!!
Yaaaa for another finish!!

Teresa in Music City said...

Kathy, your version is beautifully soft and sweet!!! It makes me want to run to my studio and grab some soft pastels and start stitching them up :*) I've really enjoyed watching your stitchery blocks each month. Great finish!!!

Cindy said...

I'm still trying to get my fabrics together. I'm hoping to do both an embroidered and an appliqued version.

Karen said...

How interesting to see all the different versions showing such creativity.

МАРГАРИТА said...

Очень красивое, нежное одеяло!!!

Gramma said...

Thanks for your inspiration. I printed out the directions to do some embroidery in the future, but am ready to finish a fussy cut version soon.

Julie Cefalu said...

I love the wall hanging size, Kathy! It turned out really cute. I still need to add the borders to my quilt.

lenie said...

Inspired by all the various versions to try this with a different set of fabrics!

superstitches said...

I've enjoyed this BOM very much.

Cathy Wilson said...

I've saved all the steps and plan to do it someday soon!
cathylouwilson@gmail.com

Suzanne Jankowski said...

I like that you turned yours into a Wall Hanging. Very lovely. Have not started this project yet but I have downloaded all of the blocks so that I can work on them in the future.

Janet O. said...

A very soft, gentle version--having just come from Teresa's bright Laurel Burch cats version, it is hard to believe they are the same pattern!
Good work!

Heidi said...

Your fabric choices (and quilting!) really allowed the embroidery work to shine - great choices:)
I also made a piped binding for mine, (now I wish I had shared that in my post!) I felt like I needed to bring the red to the outside just a touch. Seeing your finish make me even less patient to finish my own!

Flickenstichlerin said...

Congratulations to this wonderful finish, gorgeous quilt.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Julierose said...

Such different versions of this lovely piece! Fun to see them all. I like your soft colors a lot...feels "cozy"...hugs, Julierose

Ida from Central PA said...

I've printed the instructions, and am inspired by your embroidered blocks. Beautiful! Thank you!

Mary said...

I love the Pastels in your quilt. So soft and soothing. I didn't save the pattern and didn't plan to make it. Nice of Jacqueline to give a pattern away here.

Darlee Byron said...

So pretty! Love your embroidered blocks. I think they look so lovely done in one color. I made mine in green. Hand embroidering is relaxing and brings back so many memories of days gone by when I first learned how to stitch.

kupton52 said...

I have indeed started my Cozy Afternoon---all 3 versions: A thimbleberries with applique, a 30's repro with embroidery and a Laurel Burch with fussy-cut cats! I just love Jacquelynne's well-written, easy-to-follow patterns.

Jan Gunter said...

I have been working on mine, i just picked out the fabric for the last blocks..just need to cut them out and put it all together!! I like the idea of making the 5 blocks as a wall hanging great idea!! Thank you this BOM has been sew much fun that I will be doing the next one!! I love Jacquelynne's patterns! jangunter@live.com

Shelby Cosgrove said...

I got in late on the this BOM and have been working hard to get my blocks done. I managed to finish the last 3 this weekend and I'm hoping to start the sashing and borders this weekend. I used a novelty print for my centers since I was playing catch up and also wanted to use what I had in my stash. I like how you made yours without the alternate blocks.

Shelby Cosgrove said...

Not sure if my email will come up....haven't done much blogging or replying to blogging using a google sign in.

tjpets@gmail.com

Ivani said...

Love your version of Cozy Afternoon Quilt. I have only 2 blocks stitched and 3 otthers to go.

Lesley said...

Beautiful quilt!

Jacque said...

So lovely....beautiful fabrics! (I'm not in the drawing, just stopped by to say "Howdy!")

Jacquelynne Steves said...

Love the touch of blue you added to the binding. Very pretty! Thanks so much for being part of my Block of the Month!

Linda said...

love the blue flange really sets off the quilt.

Anita Jackson said...

I've only saved the instructions of each step to save for a winter blues project!

Dee M said...

Very pretty. Love the softer look.

Clare Lloyd said...

Your embroidery looks so pretty. I must remember to label my quilt too...thanks for the reminder. X

Judy1522 said...

Your quilt turned out very pretty and it is nice to see a different way of putting the blocks together. You will have a beautiful wall hanging.

Alison Martindale said...

Beautiful, I especially love the little blue edge strip you added, such a great idea!

Denise said...

Yours is so pretty and I love the fact it is a wall hanging
I am moving so don't have a lot of time to quilt but will start back up again soon.

sewhappyquilting said...

Such a pretty quilt and I agree, the blue flange is the perfect touch!

margaret said...

the delicacy of the fabrics here works so very well. Mine is waiting to be finished but sewing machine has to go on for a repair so is on hold for mnow

Carol said...

I love the fabrics you chose and the way you made it into a wall hanging. I have saved the patterns to do in the future--love the tea cups--and it is on my "will definitely do" list. Thanks for sharing!

Kate said...

Congrats on the gorgeous finish!

brenco1 said...

Your quilting is awesome and I love the fact that you did not want to quilt on the embroidery. I will try to remember this. Possibly will do echo quilting around the design.

Laurie T said...

It's so interesting to see the different ideas used to complete this pattern.

jbsews said...

The embroidery is just lovely!