Monday, November 04, 2019

Happy Little Things BOM

It's time to reveal block #4 of the Happy Little Things BOM!
Block #4 Happy Little Things
Since I really enjoy hand embroidery, I must admit that stitching the flower design in the centre of these blocks is my favourite part! These flower designs by Jacquelynne are so sweet and very relaxing to stitch. 



 preparing half rectangle triangle units
In this block we are sewing 8 half rectangle triangle units. I always need to check, and double check that I have the placement correct before I sew these blocks because it doesn't "look right" to my quilter's brain that wants all the edges to be aligned. But if you follow Jacquelynne's instructions, I promise you they will turn out perfectly every time.


I love my four Happy Little Things blocks! Just wait until you see what I am doing for my quilt layout! Jacquelynne's pattern has several fun borders to add (which I'm doing) and I am also making my version of the quilt a little bigger.

Hop over to visit Jacquelynne's blog The Art of Home to learn more about the Happy Little Things BOM and get your free pattern.
And of course there is a terrific monthly giveaway which this month is a Morse Code Quilts book (so you can make quilts with secret messages!) and a package of adorable holiday pins from Just Another Button Company
You can enter the draws at all of these terrific blogs: 
A Quilting Life
Podunk Pretties
The Crafty Quilter
Flamingo Toes
Allie-Oops Sweet Happy Life
Happy Quilting Melissa 
The Quilting Nook 
Kathy's Quilts (that's me!)

The giveaway is open to all quilters around the world... one prize per person per monthly giveaway. 
You can enter my draw by leaving a comment below and tell me what is making you feel happy today! The winning comment will be randomly drawn on November 10th.
Linking up to Design Wall Monday over at Judy's.
Thanks for visiting!

50 comments:

Jessica Jo said...

Happy today because I got a good parking spot on campus. Yay!

Pam said...

I am going to be working on Block 4 -- I have been using a panel for the centers --- It had 16 blocks - so I am making 4 of each block!! To make a larger quilt.

Love your embroidery work!

Chris said...

Your blocks certainly are happy. What makes me happy today is having a nice warm house to live in on this dreary and windy November day.

dianne said...

no new snow today!!! yay!!! chilly, but not freezing!!! double yay!!!

Amy Dean said...

I am happy today because I got my furnace running again after waking up to a very cold house. I guess there was a pigeon in my chimney!

Deb A said...

Happy today because I finished the embroidery on block 3 yesterday! Block 4 will be taken as hand work next week for a business trip.

Ann said...

I'm happy today because I got to stitch all weekend with friends
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Sarah said...

I'm happy today because my internet is working again and I can now go blog hopping! Love your little four blocks by the way!

Denise :) said...

All your sweetly stitched blocks made me smile! It was like the cherry on top ... my co-worker and I just came back from a very inspiring meeting! :)

Ramona said...

Your blocks are so sweet!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Great blocks!!! Your embroidery adds so much! I'm happy today because we got most of our autumn yard work done!

SandraBogo said...

I can't wait to see how you enlarge the quilt! That's what I hope to do as well, so I'll be happy to see your ideas.

What's making me happy today - we recently moved, so we put an offer on a house this weekend, and it was accepted! AND THERE WILL BE ROOM FOR A DEDICATED SEWING SPACE!!! Yay for house! Yay for not having to put things away most every time I want to sew and quilt! sandrabogoniewski@gmail.com

Laura said...

I'm happy because it's sunny and I've already sewn some quarter inch seams.

kupton52 said...

My grandbitties make me feel happy...the youngest is 7 months old and gives me the biggest smile when she sees me. She reached out for me with both arms extended last week...it made my YEAR!!! Thanks for a chance to win....blessings from southeastern WV....no coal here...only farmland.

Susan said...

What's making me happy today is the sun was shining when I got up.

Maureenclare02@gmail.com said...

Today I will see my two darling grandsons then I will be visiting a friend to show her how to make a cloth postcard followed by a visit to another friend to enjoy fish and chips by the sea. Life is wonderful

The Cozy Quilter said...

Flannel sheets on my bed make me warm and cozy and happy!

Great blocks.

GranChris said...

It's a beautiful sunny day. That works for me.

Paula said...

I'm happy that it was a lovely day today and I had a few finishes last week. Those are keeping me motivated for this week!

Gretchen Weaver said...

My friend Deanna is here from Utah and we got to spend part of the day together!

Deanna W said...

Happy today is my tribe of quilting/knitting friends that came to visit when I needed them...it helped that I made chocolate cake!!

Janet O. said...

Such cute, happy blocks!

Shannon H said...

My daughter-in-law gave me a nice facial today!

Mary said...

Hearing my Grandchildren voices makes me happy today! I like the embroidered centers as well.

Jocelyn said...

I'm happy today because I got to see my grandchildren. Thanks for the giveaway!

Liz Horgan said...

I'm happy because I finished my stashbee blocks for the year last night! Now I can move onto My Happy Things blocks and Julie Cefelu's mini blocks!

Jan Snell said...

I am happy today because I am meeting a friend for lunch at Mc Michael’s and then we will enjoy the Maude Lewis exhibit together. Love the mix of embroidery and patchwork.

Mary Lou P. said...

I an happy for the cooler weather that fall brings and look forward to the holiday season.

Nancy L said...

Happy because it is a beautiful day, I'm feeling wonderful, and it is my brother's birthday!!

Becky said...

Happy today is not a chilly as it was yesterday.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

My happy is that I am finished with Cataract surgery and now in the process of getting back to my quilting!!! Love your Happy Little Things! Bet it will be so pretty when finished! I want to get started on mine and I really like your orange colors!

neflaval said...

Happy to have Jesus in my daily life.

Linda said...

Happy because the weekly Club that I lead went SO well today. Always good but seemed to have that extra “edge “ today. Lovely blocks and your stitched centres are great.

Jenny said...

The sun is shining. Fall is here & I spent the morning with the sweetest 2 yr old grandson in the universe.

audrey said...

The embroidery centers to these blocks is super sweet! I can totally see why you are spending the time to make these happen. This will be a very lovable quilt!

Kathy E. said...

I think this block 4 is my favorite! Love your details!
Today, I am happy that the sun was shining and it wasn't raining! It was cold, but who cares when the sun is out!
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Sharon Aurora said...

Several things made me happy today. Right now I am happy with the embroidery I am doing.

Brenda West said...

Picked a doozie to answer this question today. I am going to be leaving home in a little while to make the 3 1/2 hour journey to the Mayo clinic. I have been going there for 20 years, 18 of which I receive 24 botox injections throughout my face: eyes, throat, jaw and then my back. I had gotten dystonia 20 years ago. The plus of all this - I get to spend the day with my sister, who always drives me. We do a little thrift shopping while there. It also allows me to be able to live day to day- wouldn't be able to do my crafting if I didn't get them. So - it is going to be a good day - another 3 months of being able to do the things I enjoy. deanbren87@gmail.com

Kate said...

Beautiful blocks! That's going to make a pretty spring feeling quilt.

Mary said...

Great combination of Embroidery and quilting. I gotta wait to sew these blocks. LIFE is getting in the way and the Holidays are creeping up way too fast,

SewJackie said...

I am happy today because I've almost finished the lap quilt I am making for my sister. I only need to do the binding.

ThreadCatcher said...

Happy today because I don't have any commitments out of the house so I can actually sit and sew for a nice chunk of time!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I am happy today because this morning I get a manicure and tonight I go square dancing.

Unknown said...

Strangely, the rain is making me happy today - it's giving me a great excuse to stay inside & sew!!
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Bette said...

Today I'm happy because I'm going to a Christmas market & lunch witha friend & then coming home to quilt!!

april dawn said...

Today I'm happy that it's a 3 day weekend. I'm tired!!!

Linda Bick said...

Feeling happy because tomorrow is my sons birthday!

Karen said...

The embroidered version of this quilt block is so dainty and pretty.

Nancy in IN said...

We will eat out, go to our cabin near Nashville, Indiana, and then walk around a lake at Brown County State Park. The sun is shining; although it is cold.

Carol said...

the sun was out today and that made me very happy. It has been raining a lot here lately.
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