Monday, December 02, 2019

Happy Little Things Reveal and Giveaway Draw

The finishing instructions to the Happy Little Things BOM have now been posted and it's time to finish up your project! Hop over to Jacquelynne's blog The Art of Home to read all about it.

4 embroidery blocks in the centre of the quilt

This has been such a fun project to make and I especially enjoyed working on the four embroidery blocks in the centre of the quilt. 
That salmon coloured fabric is a hard one to photograph and looks different in every single shot I have taken.


top and bottom scrappy borders added
Here is the quilt after the scrappy top and bottom borders were added. I loved being able to use up all those little scraps from piecing the centre blocks! I had to do a lot of piecing small scraps of the white fabric sashing to get all the way around. The instructions said you need 2/3 yard for the sashing, and you really do! I managed to squeak it out of two fat quarters, but it was tough! Lesson learned... follow the directions!



Here is the finished quilt top in the daylight! 
finished quilt top

The on point grey gingham fabric is perfect for the final border and I was so happy I had enough (including the binding). I was hoping to get the quilt finished for the big reveal today, but ran out of time.

I did enjoy getting started on the machine quilting process. Picking threads is one of my favourite tasks, and I always chose a few spools to start. The soft green is for the bobbin, the cream and the salmon are for the majority of the quilting, and the grey might not actually make it into the quilt.


I have started free motion quilting around the embroidered flowers with the open U shaped foot so I can see exactly where the stitches are going. I hope to finish the quilting this week so hand stitching the binding can be my focus for Slow Sunday Stitching.

So guess what? In addition to receiving the Happy Little Things BOM pattern free, we are also having a giveaway of a Thermoweb prize pack! !


If you like to use fusibles, you will want to win this package (open to US and international sewers). You can enter my random draw by leaving a happy comment below. The winner's name will be drawn on December 8th.
And if you want more chances to win, visit the other bloggers below. You can see their version of the Happy Little Things quilt and enter their draws for up to 8 chances to win a prize (one prize per person per giveaway).

And for another special treat, hop over to Sarah's Quilting by the Sea blog to see the lovely red and white table runner she made with these embroidery blocks!
You can see more projects over at the Sew Quilty Friends Facebook group.
Thanks again to Jacquelynne for another wonderful quilt pattern, a fun BOM adventure, and for all the wonderful prizes that have been generously offered to our blog readers. 

55 comments:

Jacquelynne Steves said...

That came out very pretty!!

Mary said...

Very nice! Interesting color changes whith each photo. Can you turn off the flash? Getting a good flinsy picture is hard. Thanks for sharing this cute project.

OhioLori said...

Your Quilt is Beautiful! & thanks for your point about following directions :) & for chance to win your Give-a-way :D

Pam said...

Love your quilt!! So adorable! Thanks for great ideas!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cute top!

SandraBogo said...

I've never thought about using a gingham on-point. That's a great idea. Love how yours turned out!

Marie said...

That is such a happy little quilt Kathy - you are going to enjoy quilting it. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Chris said...

I love using fusibles (however that word is spelled) for machine applique.

barbara woods said...

love what you did with your

Frog Quilter said...

Great almost finish. Pretty.

Glenda said...

The on-point gingham is so lovely: a little detail that makes a big impact.

Laura said...

I love picking threads as well. Your selection of aurifil made me smile.

tac73 said...

Love the soft colors and embroidery in your quilt! Thank you.

Sarah said...

Such a pretty finish! I agree with you I loved doing the little embroideries in the middle and I was totally inspired by yours!

Deanna W said...

Your little quilt is adorable. Nice to have another one almost finished! Who doesn't like a chance at a draw prize!!!

Joye with an e said...

Lovely finish. Thanks for sharing.
joyecox@yahoo.com

Sandi said...

I do some applique — use the fusible and machine finishing.
Sandy rskhdr@bellsouth.net

Julierose said...

Lovely fiish--your colors are so soft and pretty hugs, Julierose

Kathy E. said...

Such a fresh, pretty quilt! I love that salmon color and I totally agree that it's so fickle in photos! It must be bashful in the light. Great project!
duchick at gmail dot com

MoeWest said...

I like the way you did the borders! Sometimes you just want more length.

Paula said...

Thanks for sharing your thread choices. It's always interesting to see what others do for the quilting design and color.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I like the way your quilt turned out.

GranChris said...

This is just plain sweet. Great color choice. Jmikebalou(at) aol (dot) com

Jocelyn said...

Your blocks are so pretty!

jrquilts said...

Just adorable. hjrogers@sympatico.ca

moosecraft said...

I'm always curious....how do you begin (and end) quilting in the middle of a block? Do you bury the ends? Or, just take a few locking stitches, then trim the thread level? So far, it's just been straight line quilting for me (with machine) as I'm unsure of the (start/stop) technique to use with the machine...

SandraC said...

Your quilt turned out so pretty!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

free motion quilting in place of embroidery!! Fun Concept!
Merry Christmas

Brenda West said...

Thanks for sharing this experience with us. Love your work. Choices in fabrics is so sweet. deanbren87@gmail.com

Dolores said...

What a lovely quilt it turned out to be. Your fabrics are just right.

Vicki in MN said...

Happy is how I felt seeing all the creative versions of this pattern.

Barb said...

So charming and lovely embroidery too

MissPat said...

This is a charming piece that lives up to its name, "Happy little things". I haven't followed along on this one except for the bloggers I actually follow, so I should go look at everyone's finifh.
Pat

Bonnie58 said...

What a beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing

Kristina said...

So very lovely! Love your embroidery.

ShirleyC said...

I love your fabrics and the designs you chose. It's all so pretty!

Melanie said...

Very beautiful. Love to see it quilted!

Ann said...

Happy Little Things has made me happy indeed! Thanks for your inspiration!

judi said...

The embroidery is really my favorite part of these blocks.

carol said...

Love the quilt and gray border.

Diana.Didi said...

Thank you for the inspiration! I love the color choice and the embroidery!

Hannah said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely version of the Happy Little Things BOM!

Shelly said...

Thank you for your fun blog. I also enjoy picking out my threads! I love the colors.

Lisa Marie said...

Your quilt definitely gives off a happy vibe! Love it.

Rue said...

Love your quilt and the machine quilting is beautiful.

Helen Bowie said...

Love your choice of color. Very nice!

Judith said...

Thanks Kathy for letting me know about this sew a long. Mine is almost finished and I have enjoyed it. Your quilt is lovely.

Susan4cats said...

Your quilt is lovely!

Judy said...

Thank you for the chance to win!
judewalahoski@gmail.com

Debby said...

I like your embroidered blocks. It’s crazy how different the colors look in different light. I love seeing how the pattern varies when people use different techniques such as appliqué and stitching.

Grindl said...

Love love love

Shannon H said...

Your quilt turned out very nice.

Sharon Aurora said...

Very pretty finish. I was wondering how I will quilt mine. I always have trouble trying to figure out how to quilt embroidery.

Tina said...

Love your border. tljeo at yahoo dot com

Jayne said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely quilt