This is the Laurel Burch kitty that graces my Block #3 for Jacquelynne Steve's BOM Cozy Afternoon =^..^=
Last month, we made Blocks #1 and #2 --- you ARE making these with us aren't you? These first two blocks were fun and quite easy to make - and I LOVE EASY!!! Don't you? Not to mention FREE, of course :*) You can see my post on making the first two blocks HERE.
If you've just discovered Cozy Afternoon, it's definitely not too late to join in! Or how about inviting a friend or two to join in the fun with you? Just go to THIS LINK and sign up - you'll receive Blocks #1, #2 and #3. And it won't take very long to catch up either :*)
Assembly of this block is easy - which is a very good thing because I almost waited too late to make it!!! I was so looking forward to this block, and it was on my calendar for this weekend ... but ..... Saturday was a blur of things we had to take care of around the house, and then we unexpectedly added a 12-hour trip yesterday to pick up our granddaughter Sara. I got home about 8:30pm, got Sara and her puppy Link all settled in, and was just about ready to fall into the bed, exhausted, at about 10:30 last night when I remembered!!! Yep, I still had a block to make and this post to write - YIKES!!!
Miss Sara was an angel, keeping me company (and keeping me awake!) while I pulled fabrics, cut them up, framed my kitty, and began to sew my block. Sara chose the kitty for this block =^..^=
Then I put her to work pressing my seams as each piece came racing out of the sewing machine......
...... she did an awesome job and saved me SO much time!!!
Many of you may remember Sara from her visit last summer when we had fun teaching her how to sew. You can read all about those adventures HERE if you're interested :) We sure are hoping to sneak in some stitching time this visit too!
Finally, my block was done!
Oh my gosh, I love it!
These blocks are really fun, and I love that they are easy to make but still have great visual impact. Here are all the blocks so far on my Design Wall ....
The blocks in the corners are the Cozy Afternoon blocks, and the others are from Sew Sweet Simplicity, Jacquelynne's BOM last year. Next month I'll add Block #4 to the center of the layout and it will really begin looking like a quilt top!
As always, to celebrate this month's new block, Jacquelynne is offering a wonderful package of her PDF digital patterns to one lucky reader here at A Quilt and A Prayer. I spy the cutest little petal pincushion in there!!!!
The giveaway is open to all readers and will end promptly at midnight, central time, Sunday, July 19. For your chance to win, just leave a nice comment on this post telling me the most exciting thing going on in your life right now. I love happy stories! Be sure to visit Jacquelynne's blog today as well, and see all the other bloggers who are sharing their finished #3 blocks and hosting a giveaway - multiply your chances of winning!
And don't forget to mark your calendars ---- Next block - August 10th :*)
Hugs & Blessings!