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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Our Final Cozy Afternoon Together!!!

Today is the day you will receive your instructions to finish up your Cozy Afternoon top!  Here is mine....


I have to admit, I am very happy with it!!!

It was actually all finished several weeks ago, but then I decided I really didn't care for my choice to use small purple cornerstones in the chain around the center block .... See that previous version below ...

Can you see the purple squares?
To me, the purple breaks up the chain - which defeats the whole purpose of putting the chain design in there, right?  So, while at retreat last week, I took out all the offending cornerstones ....


.... and I replaced them with bright colorful orange ones!


I am much happier with this result!




I had originally thought to try to find a Laurel Burch cat print for the backing, but one of my guild friends recently had a de-stash sale, and I picked up this fun and very colorful cat print for $2 a yard - woohoo!!!


Have you ever seen a GREEN cat?  BLUE?  FUSCIA?
These are SEW FUN!!!
And you gotta love those cowboy hats LOL!!!
They look kinda "Nashville" don't they?

I hope you've had as much fun as I have while making these fun blocks designed and shared with us FREE by Jacquelynne Steves!  You can check out her final blog post HERE - and you'll find all the links to other guest bloggers as well.  I can't wait to check out all the finished tops!!!


As always, Jacquelynne is offering a lovely GIVEAWAY of digital pdf patterns to one lucky winner on this blog.  I'm going to make it SEW very easy ... Anyone can win!  Just leave a comment - any comment! - on this blog post before midnight, Monday October 19.  I'll pick a random winner to receive this awesome prize!

In addition, I thought it would be fun to reward my lovely faithful followers with a Giveaway as well!  If you are a follower, leave a SECOND COMMENT, telling me how you follow A Quilt and A Prayer and you will be entered into a drawing for a set of Jacquelynne's Cozy Afternoon Quilt Labels!!!  These labels are SO, SO NICE!!! The photo below shows one of the labels on the left, sewn onto Jacquelynne's quilt - there are 10 adorable labels total in the set.  They are cloth labels printed with the fun applique designs from the Cozy Afternoon blocks!


This picture also shows the cute notecards on the right
the notecards are not included in the giveaway!!
You can get your set of these from Jacquelynne's Shop HERE

Remember - you must be a follower in order to be entered in this second giveaway.  It's just my way of saying Thank You for hanging in there and loving me even though I have been rather absent lately.  I appreciate you each and every one!!!

Hugs & Blessings!
Teresa
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49 comments:

  1. The change to the orange is better for the chain design. I love LB fabrics, but that backing is just fabulous.

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  2. Teresa, your quilt turned out to be a real stunner! And that backing! Oh, my goodness, it's such fun!

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  3. Hi Teresa, I've seen two of the Cozy Afternoon finishes in this morning's blog reading, and they couldn't be more different! What a great, versatile pattern, and of course being a lover of color, I just love your version! Your eye for color serves you well indeed!

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  4. I, too, have seen two finishes this morning .... and like Quilting Babcia said, they just couldn't be any more different! (I wonder if she's seen the same second one I saw?). Your finish is spectacular ... and your choice to replace the purple cornerstone with orange was genius!

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  5. I will agree that the orange is better than the purple.

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  6. I just got the email for the finishing of the Cozy Afternoon this morning. So I don't have my top done. I also need to sew the last pieces onto my block #5 first. I have other things I am working on now too. Love your top Teresa!

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  7. Очень забавные коты на вашем одеяле!

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  8. It's awesome Teresa! Love it! That backing fabric is perfect!

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  9. Have thoroughly enjoyed Jacquelynne Steves BOM's. This is my second one of hers. I have done others from different sources. I like Ms. Steve's BOM's because I can make the choice to do machine applique or hand embroidery. Either way I love projects with texture and dimension.

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  10. Really pretty, Teresa, and I gotta say, those cowboy cats are a hoot!

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  11. What a stunner! And if you are happier with the orange cornerstones (and you are the one that had to do the work to replace them), then more power to you!. Glad you are pleased with the results of your labors.
    Oh, that backing fabric is wonderful! Laurel Birch meets Brad Paisley, or something like that. : )

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  12. Orange was a good choice even if it meant some extra time to "do over." Beautiful result!

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  13. I have been looking forward to your finish, and you have not disappointed us!
    Laurel Feline Love at it's best!!
    I do love how you have combined both of Jacquelynne's BOMs - so creative!

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  14. Beautiful finish! Jacquelynne's designs allow such creativity. I love seeing quilts that follow the same pattern, and turn out so differently. Wow, such effort to changing those squares, but one must follow one's heart and just do it.

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  15. Wow! What a beautiful quilt! I'd love to see how you replaced those cornerstones. There have been times that I've thought about doing something similar, but the thought of taking the WHOLE quilt apart has been too daunting. Perhaps if I could just take out the offending square, I'd end up liking the quilt(s) better.

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  16. I just love your top, and the others I have seen!! This has been sew much fun to do this BOM sad to see it end...but will be here for the next one for sure!!! Oh and I have learned a lot of new tricks and have pushed me out of my comfort zone!! That's a good thing :) Thank you

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  17. I follow you by email and Pinterest!!

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  18. I love your quilt! I'm doing 3 versions of Cozy Afternoon and one of them uses Laurel Burch blue cats. Yours is much more colorful.

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  19. Another "eye-poppin'" masterpiece!!! Bravo, well done!! I agree - I like the orange cornerstones better! (Like my dull colored schemed eyes could even tell the difference!! LOL)

    Blessings and hugs!

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  20. I follow you on google.

    P.S. Only you would love a fuchsia cat!! LOL

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  21. I love the fabric you picked for this BOM. So bright and colorful!!

    tjpets@cville.net

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  22. That turned out so well. I love the secondary chain in it and the backing fabric is perfect!

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  23. I love your quilt! Gorgeous fabrics and I love how you used them!

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  24. Love all the colors of kitties! LOL I'm not in the drawing, just stopped by to see your wonderful quilt!

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  25. I have iterated - and will re-iterate - you are one amazing quilter/artist. The orange is great!

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  26. Wow! Your finished quilt is a stunner! So clever of you to combine the Sew Sweet Simplicity blocks with the Cozy Afternoon blocks. And you found the perfect backing fabric!

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  27. That backing could not be more perfect for that quilt. Great find!

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  28. the backing is great as well as the front of the quilt. Also love the Laurel Birch quilt.

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  29. This is great and beautiful ! Enter me Please!!!

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  30. I follow A Quilt and A Prayer by email updates and now I think through G+.....een having a few issues with internet but I will be a follower in every way !

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  31. Loovvve your quilt😊. It really does look better with the orange instead of the purple.

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  32. Awesome quilt! That will be a perfect backing, too.

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  33. You are so smart about changing out that purple for the orange (even though I'm a purple gal). lol It looks so much more cohesive to the overall look of the quilt. Love your cat backing and those cowboy hats are purrrrfect!!!

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  34. Opps, forgot to tell you that I follow via email direct, which you probably already know! You know you are special in my book, when I have to walk to the library to check your blog to be sure I didn't miss anything!! lol

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  35. Very jazzy! I didn't see what you disliked about the purple blocks initially but I think you are spot on with your comment about the orange replacements helping to enhance the 'chain' effect ... I'll have to remember to look out for that in future!

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  36. Love your voices in color for your Crazy Afternoon BOM

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  38. Wow! Does this one ever look different from all the rest!

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  39. Yes, the orange does help. Nicely done! Cute backing. Love those cowboy hats on the kitties.

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    1. Hi there, I love your find shed quilt! The orange looks great, but you know me and my purple love! Lynn M aka lynnielou!

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    2. I also follow your Blog via Blogspot. I love keeping track of you this way! Lynn M aka lynnielou!

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  40. Wow! Yours is just awesome! Love the cats in 'cowboy' hats!

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