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Monday, November 24, 2014

Sew Sweet Simplicity Block #2 - and a GIVEAWAY!


Have you signed up for the Sew Sweet Simplicty Block-of-the-Month yet?  

If not, what are you waiting for????  
Jacquelynne says there's still time, so go HERE to get your FREE blocks!



I just couldn't wait to share my Block #2 with you!  

I'm having so much fun playing with this Laurel Burch panel of cat prints!!!  




I think this month's cat is very enigmatic, don't you?
Perhaps he was a Pharoah's cat?
I think he knows things mere mortals like you and I just couldn't possibly know.....
Like whether the chicken or the egg came first....
I think he'd say "Neither - the CAT always comes first!!!"

Can I just say that using all these bold and vibrant prints makes me a very happy girl?  (But you all knew that, didn't you?  LOL!!!)  My favorite fabric in the block is this awesome offbeat orange/black dot, with splashes of light here and there .... oh my!!!



I think it plays well with the orange background in the panel block, and somehow it just says BIG CAT to me.  It certainly dominates the block, doesn't it?  I couldn't resist adding in that luscious, sparkly blue again, with just a touch of purples for the star points ... YUM!!!  



Once again, Jacquelynne's instructions for this block were spot on!  I breezed right though it :)  
However, I did choose to make a change in the color values suggested in Jacquelynne's block, keeping the color running diagonally out to each corner instead of having the neutral in the corner block.  



I wanted the eye to be drawn to the awesome cat in the center, and I think it worked :)  So don't be afraid to play around with color values and how you want your block to be viewed.  There are so many opportunities to make this fun, versatile block your own!

SEW - once again, here are both of the blocks I've done so far - Block #2.....



And Block #1...... (you can read more about this block HERE)



Aren't these designs fun?  Jacquelynne has done a beautiful job in designing them!  If you haven't visited her blog, Jacquelynne Steves - The Art of Home, I suggest you visit her today!  She always has yummy stuff on her blog - quilts, crafts, decorating ideas, recipes - she's sure to get your creative juices jumping!

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Now, don't go away too quickly!

As promised in the title to this post, we've got another awesome chance at a great GIVEAWAY prize for you!!!!  Jacquelynne is graciously offering another PDF Pattern Package containing TWO of her lovely patterns to one lucky winner here!


How can you win?  Chance #1 - Simply leave a comment ON THIS POST and tell me if you would make the cherries or the pears in your version of the Grandma's Pantry quilt - or maybe something else altogether?  

 But wait - there's more!!!  .... Chance #2 - if you are a follower of my blog, you may leave a second comment telling me how you follow, and I'll put your name in the hat for a second chance to win!  How easy is that?

Remember - PLEASE be sure to leave me a valid email address!!!  If I cannot contact you, I will have to choose another name, and that would be a shame!  I was really surprised at how many No-Reply Bloggers left comments on the last giveaway.  PLEASE make sure you are not a No-Reply Blogger, or leave your email in your comments if you're not sure.


The giveaway is for all readers, domestic and international, 
and will end at midnight EST on December 1, 2014.
Due to the Holidays....
EXTENDED to midnight Wednesday, December 3!!!!

Hugs & Blessings!
Teresa
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75 comments:

  1. Don't put my name in the giveaway--I don't need more projects to tempt me (besides, if Denise signs up, she will win anyway, right?). But I had to say how much a love your cat blocks. You and I have very different quilting styles, but I always love what you do with color and design. You are a master, and when something is beautifully made, it catches my attention, whether it is in my colors, or not. And I love what you said about the cat in your second block! Spot on--the cat ALWAYS comes first, at least to the cat. : )

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  2. Teresa, your cat block is so cool! Your fabric choices are so exciting. I always love to see how you interpret a pattern with your love of bright colors. Both blocks are stunning! The pear quilt looks pretty attractive to me. Thanks!

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  3. Another gorgeous block. You have such vision!! I'd make the cherries!

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  4. I'm loving your blocks! I'd make the cherries.

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  5. I love your cat block #2. I think the use of that orange all the way out to the corners really brings the eye to the cat. Your color choices are spot on ... like Janet said, your quilting style is so different than mine, but your color choices are always perfect!

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  6. What Janet said was NOT funny! :P LOL! And I love how you're showcasing the cats with your blocks -- and with your fabric choices, it's giving it a whole new look from the original! And pears . . . I'd do the pears!

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  7. another neat block.
    i would do the pears.

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  8. And I'd follow you to the moon and back! :D

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  9. ROFL I had fun looking at your block, but more fun reading the comments. I think pears would be nice.

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  10. Those cats are fabulous!!! I LOVE the bright colors.

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  11. Teresa your blocks are so pretty and colorful!

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  12. The cherries! Love your cat blocks.

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  13. Teresa - Your cat blocks are just fab-boo and make me happy too!! LOVE bright!!

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  14. Bwahahaha! Absolutely- the cat ALWAYS comes first :) Thanks for the inspiration- your blocks are striking!

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  15. Love your LB kitties in these blocks.

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  16. This is so, SO pretty! I love Laurel Burch fabrics so much. I've got a Christmas quilt to sandwich and quilt this year that I made from them last year. The cat panels are so perfect in the center of these blocks.

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  17. I love your take on the pattern. Wonderful. To answer your question, I would do the pears. Less fiddly and you can use a variety of fabrics. Green, yellow and red - as opposed to just red cherries.

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  18. I love the fabric you are using for your BOM your quilt is going to be beautiful.

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  19. I am a followr of your blog through Bloglovin.

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  20. Totally would make the cherry one.. we have a HUGE cherry lover in the family!

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  21. I really like your block with the cat picture centered in the middle. Very creative! I've made my first block for the Sew Sweet Simplicity project and may start my second one tomorrow. This really has me excited! I would make the Grandma's Pantry quilt using apples. I'm a teacher and apples are just part of the job!

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  22. I follow A Quilt and a Prayer on Bloglovin'.

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  23. I love the cat block! fabulous!!

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  24. Hummm, I think I would make it with jars. sarah@forrussia.org

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  25. I follow with bloglovin. sarah@forrussia.org

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  26. I would make the cherries; however, I can't leave without telling you that I absolutely love your use of the Laurel Burch fabrics and the dark background. SESalyards@aol.com

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  27. The pears ... and then the cherries! I love your blocks in the Laurel Burch fabrics!

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  28. Love the vibrancy of your blocks. They are very lovely.

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  29. I would make the pear version! It's great!

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  30. You did a good job on your second block

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  31. I would definitely make the cherries! I could never eat a pear, tuck! Lol! I love your block with all that color, the cat will draw eyes to it for sure! Thanks

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  32. I follow you by email! Thanks for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  33. Wow I adore the way you framed the cats. I have that cat fabric, more ways to use it. I like the cherry pattern. Thank you for a chance to win. Happy Quilting :)
    email: smivany@gmail.com

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  34. Enjoyed your blog, just became a follower. Keep up your astounding work.

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  35. Wow, your blocks are so different and bright! I love the cats and the colors. I would probably use the cherries in my quilt. Thanks got the giveaway.

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  36. Love your cat blocks , the colours are such fun . I have the pattern printed off but not started . I like the cherries , very cute !

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  37. I think I would love to make the cherries quilt.
    rsgrandinetti (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  38. I love Laurel Burch. What a great way to showcase those prints

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  39. I love the cats in your blocks! I'd make the cherry quilt.

    lin dot web dot 28 at gmail dot com

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  40. I love the cherries . Your block is beautiful

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  41. I love your cat blocks. I would make the pear version of the pattern.

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  42. How fun are your blocks! So colorful and you are right, they make me happy, hehe. If I won I'm not sure, maybe two rows of cherries and two rows of pears?

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. I'm a follower via BlogLovin.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I think that the cherries would be fun to make. Your blocks are both great.

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  45. I love how bright and different your blocks look in the vibrant colors.
    I would make a combo of the cherries and pears in the quilt. Need both in a pantry!

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  46. I think I would make the cherry since I own a pear pattern ....which i haven't done either!

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  47. I think I would make the cherries. Love your block!!

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  49. What a cool cat. Your quilt will be amazing. I would like to make the pear pattern. Happy Stitching.

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  50. I love the Pears! I would love to incorporate a Pear Tree (maybe with partridge) and make it kinda Christmasy

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  51. My friend sent me a link and info to your blog and the sweet simplicity. I'm a newbie and she's a good friend trying to show me the ropes. Japan92254@gmail.com just in case...

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  52. I see you are a cat lover like myself....love the cat in the middle of the block...great idea...haven't done my blocks yet at xmas kinda got in the way. but after xmas I will definitely get crackin thanks

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  53. I'd probably do the cherries because of the bright colors--love the bright ones in your blocks!! I, however, may do peaches or apples as we get lots of apples here and we can peaches for the winter months. I'm going to be following your blog from now on. jsabol@min.midco.net

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  54. I love your blocks! Did I say LOVE! I will not have to look around for a panel to make a similar quilt! Haven't started mine yet.

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  55. How unique!! I love your blocks.

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  56. The cherries are cute, but maybe row of each. I love your cats. So fun and happy.

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