If you signed up to sew along on this fun BOM, you should be receiving your border and finishing instructions today :*) Are you fired up to finish your quilt??? We are showing off our finishes to help inspire you and encourage you to get your quilts assembled and bordered and finished! (You'll be glad you did too - stay tuned for a teaser about an exciting contest at the end of this post :*)
|Please ignore all the strings on my design wall LOL!!!|
I spent hours this past week trying to decide how these blocks wanted to be set into a quilt. I've only done the four main blocks, and had just about decided to keep it at the four and make a small wall quilt. Since I have limited wall space, the smaller the better for me.
However, after awhile it became apparent that inspiration had deserted me, so I decided this was an excellent opportunity to link up with Sharon Vrooman's "Let's Book It" linky party and pulled down a few books from my shelf. (Yes, really, I actually USED one of my books!!!) This book proved particularly helpful .....
This layout was very appealing to me - simple but effective. My blocks are bold and bright, so they don't need a lot of fussy details surrounding them. I wanted something clean and neat and linear. With a little effort, I was able to envision how this setting would look using my blocks and fabrics ....
..... using only the four blocks, it would look something like this -
Black in the background of course, and using the bright oranges, pinks and golds in the cross bars, with the purples and blues in the cornerstones. As I've mentioned before, one of the blocks has a black corner piece, while the other three have a bright color in the corners, which poses a problem.
For this layout to work, I would need to change the corner sections on three of the blocks to black to get that nice joining effect. Not a big deal, but I wanted to be sure of my plans before I tore those blocks apart!
And the more I thought about it, the more I decided I really want to make it bigger and use all the fun kitties left in this panel!
I mean, really now, how could I not include these sweet kitties in the quilt?
Jacquelynne has already planned a new BOM for next summer, so I've decided to put these blocks away and then add to them with the new blocks she designs for the SSS #2.
I have to tell you, I'm SEW happy about that decision!!! It does mean that I don't have a finish to show you all today, but if you want to see some beautiful finishes, all you have to do is go to Jacquelynne's blog, The Art of Home, HERE - and you will find links to some really wonderful finishes by my fellow QAL hostesses :*)
Of course, DON'T GO AWAY before you leave a comment and get in on the GIVEAWAY !!! What is Jacquelynne giving away this month?
This really cute e-Book with SEW MANY cute ideas inside! There are projects, yummy recipes, and loads of fun projects that kids can do! Don't you just want to hug the stuffed dog and cat??? And I know you may not believe it - I'm having a hard time myself - but Summer is going to get here faster than you think! This wonderful e-Book has some really great ideas for ways to keep those kiddos happy and creative during their summer vacation :*)
To win, you simply need to leave me a comment letting me know that you would love to have a copy of this sweet e-Book! No hoops or helicopters or anything scary like that LOL!!! I love comments, so you'll be making my day :*) The giveaway will be open until midnight Sunday, March 1, and anyone is eligible to win!
After you've left your comment here to win the e-Book, hop on over to Jacquelynne's blog HERE to enter to win her BIG GRAND PRIZE!!! Here is what you could win....
You know you want that prize package!!!
Heck, I want that prize package!!!
So many great items! Just in case you haven't yet tried any of Jaquelynne's cards which feature her own lovely art designs, I have several sets and love them! I often send them out to brighten someone's day :) They are the highest quality and you can't beat the beautiful designs.
***************Now, as if that weren't enough .... Jacquelynne has decided to hold a CONTEST for finished projects! She'll be giving away TWO prizes - a fabric bundle, and a KIT for the next BOM!!! She is using some really yummy fabrics in that next BOM, so you want to be sure to get your name in the pot for this contest! Get those projects finished folks!!! Remember, this doesn't have to be a quilt - you can use your blocks to make a table runner, or a tote bag ... the possibilities are endless. You can find the rules on her website tomorrow, so hurry over and find out how you can WIN!!!
Hugs & Blessings!