Monday, September 14, 2015

Cozy Afternoon Block of the Month - The Fifth and Final Block!

Jacquelynne Steves releases the fifth and final Cozy Afternoon quilt block today!
This month's block features a teacup and butterfly to applique or embroider.
Cute Cute Cute! I plan to use the pattern the pattern to embroider tea towels, however my Quilt Along is a Cozy Christmas version!
I love visiting all the bloghop participants to see their versions! 
Kahryn @ Kathy's Quilts
The Pinterest Board is another fun way to view more versions of this Quilt Along!

This month I have embroidered the bunny character from Jacquelynne's fabric line, "Joy, Love, Peace, Noel".  He is my favorite critter yet, and represents my favorite carol as well, "Noel".
I have found that I love coloring the fabric in preparation of embroidery! It took a bit of practice to ensure each color would hold fast.
Using Crayola crayons, with a heavy hand, I then heat-set with an iron and ran them through the wash before stitching.
Next month, we work on the setting!
I hope you will visit Jacquelynne and share some love!
I've never hosted a Quilt Along, but I know she has put a lot of time and effort into this free pattern and I am filled with gratitude! Perhaps you are interested in joining her Sew Along Day:
Now for the GIVEAWAY:
Jacquelynne has generously offered an electronic 'pattern bundle' giveaway -
This bundle will be awarded to one lucky reader at each stop in the blog hop!

To enter the giveaway:
Please leave a comment on this post prior to Sunday September 20th, at midnight!

The winners will be contacted by email on Wednesday, the 23rd!

Remember to leave your email address if you are a no-reply blogger!

Thank you so much for visiting! Please know how much I appreciate your comments even though I may not be able to reply to everyone during a giveaway - 
especially this month since I am still in Alaska!!
In other news, today is Day Fourteen of the Jaftex 85th Anniversary Bloghop and Giveaway!
Visit  Melissa @ Sew Bitter Sweet Designs!

Thank you and Good Luck!


  1. Each block you've shared has been so delightful! Love it when I see a quilter's own twist to a project. And I'd love to try coloring mine sometime. Thanks for sharing how you achieve such a pretty result. And for sharing your blocks and this opportunity for the giveaway.

  2. These combination blocks with the hand stitch and machine piecing are so lovely. Do like how you colored it. I may try inktense pencils because I had some and they are supposed to work.

  3. Your blocks is as adorable as all the others. Can't wait to see them all put together! Just love your centers!

  4. Great fabrics and love that you are doing a Christmas theme! I love this BOM!! quiltsbycheryl at hotmail dot com

  5. Love that little bunny! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Love your block! Thanks for sharing how you did your bunny too...sounds like a fun Project to do with my Grangirlie! :)

  7. I've not heard of using crayons to color an embroidery design. What a genius idea. The colors really enhance your cute bunny.

  8. Love the bunny!!! So glad I found your blog!


  9. What a cute bunny! I like using coloured pencils like Inktense with embroidery too. It adds life to the stitching.

  10. Cozy Christmas is just the sweetest collection of blocks. With your coloring technique they turn out so terrific Heidi! I love this little bunny!

  11. I love your blocks! I will have to try coloring sometime soon! I can't believe that we are almost at the end of this fun BOM!! I would love to win Jacqueylnne's patterns...I have been enjoying making this BOM!! Thank you sew sew much!!

  12. Love your block. Would love to win.

  13. This is such a cute BOM. I love teacups.

  14. Your block is awesome - love your center with NOEL!
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

  15. This one is my favorite, Heidi!!! I can't wait to see this set all together. And thank you for sharing how you do the coloring. Do the crayola colors stay true as you heat set them, or do they change? (Meaning the actual color, not the fade-out factor)

  16. So beautiful Heidi... just love your creativity on this project!

  17. I really love those teacups!

  18. I love the coloring idea. Thank you for the tip!

  19. I love your bunny and the coloring idea! Thanks! Chris

  20. Thanks for sharing your process for the coloring of your blocks. I love the way they look and it is a process I would like to try some day.


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