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!

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