Monday, August 5, 2019

Happy Little Things BOM - Block 1!!!

It's the first Monday in August and that means the start of the Happy Little Things Block of the Month!!!    This fun BOM is hosted by Jacquelynne Steves and you can still sign up as it will go from now until the end of the year ;)   And you can read all about Block 1 over at Jacquelynne's blog!!!   And if you are visiting Happy Quilting for the first time, welcome!!!   I hope you will look around for a bit as I have been writting here for 9 years and have so many fun quilt tutorials, project tutorials, quilt alongs, and patterns to share ;)   And without further ado . . .  these are my Block 1's :)



And yes, I made two blocks.   I decided to do a different finished layout (surprise, surprise) and so I am actually planning on making two of each block instead of just 1.  But I love that because it means  I get to see the total difference fabric placement makes in each block, which is always great!!   


I am using Gretel Fabrics from my wonderful friend Amy Smart and I just love how adorable they are in these blocks.  I especially love those scrappy log cabin strips bordering the blocks.   So cute!!!   And isn't the center fabric just perfect!!   I decided to leave the center of the blocks plain and just fussy cut the fabrics I used for them :)  And those little flowers . . . it's hard to not make them the center of every block ;)   



And there they are!!!  Two #1 Blocks for the Happy Little Things BOM!!!    And if you are quilting along be sure to share all of your Happy Little Things  progress on social media with #HappyLittleThingsBOM and #HappyLittleThingsQuilt  and add them to the Happy Little Things Facebook Group.   And be sure to check out  these other bloggers to see lots more Block 1 Eye Candy and enter for more chances to win the August Giveaway!!!

A Quilting Life                               Flamingo Toes 
Podunk Pretties                            Kathy's Quilts  
The Crafty Quilter                         The Quilting Nook  
                  Allie-Oops Sweet Happy Life 


GIVEAWAY CLOSED -  The Winner is #321 . . . Carol!!!  Congrats, I have emailed you :)

Yup, I said Giveaway!!!  With each month's block there will be a Happy Little Things Giveaway and you can enter at each blog as each blogger will be giving away a Olfa Prize Pack!!!  How great is that!!!



To enter is simple.   We are going to run this the same way we do all of our Terrific Tuesday Giveaways :)   (Which is tomorrow so if you are visiting for the first time, be sure to come back for a chance to win some more!!!)      

You have two entry chances, the second being optional, and please leave a separate comment for each.  All Entries are welcome, including International Entries. (but international winners will recieve an alternate prize from Jacquelynne :)    Please just be sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger!!    Comments can be left by clicking on the # Comments link in Red at the bottom of this post :)


ENTRY 1 - Simply leave a comment telling me if you have ever participated in a Block of the Month before??

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Happy Quilting love. You can follow Happy Quilting on BloglovinEmail Updates, or RSS to get daily updates.  Or you can like Happy Quilting on InstagramFacebookPinterestTwitter or Flickr  Any one way will do . . . Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Happy Quilting Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Sunday, August 11th, when I will announce a winner and update it on this post :)

Good Luck and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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345 comments:

  1. I have participated in one other BOM. Love it.

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  2. I participated in a Civil War BOM and created a wonderful quilt. I am currently working on 2 different BOM Donna Weeks (aka Momma llama)

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  3. I also follow Happy Quilting on FB. Donna Weeks (aka Momma Llama)

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  4. I have done several BOMs mostly with a local quilt shop. I love samplers and mysteries, which is what they offered!
    Sandy A

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  5. I follow your blog through blog lovin!
    Sandy A

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  6. Your blocks are so pretty Melissa.
    I have done several BOM's and enjoyed them very much.

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  7. I participated in the First Blush BOM from Fat Quarter Shop. Took 2 years to complete it though!!

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  8. Follow Happy Quilting on Instagram and Bloglovin!

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  9. I follow Happy Quilting on Bloglovin. Thank you for the chance.

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  10. I think I participated in one BOM ages ago. I made a few blocks but never finished. I really want to do this BOM!

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  11. I follow your blog through an RSS feed

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  12. Yes, I do several BOMs each year.

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  13. I am new to quilting and have never participated in a QOM. I'm still a little scared to take the plunge. I'm working on my 2nd quilt with a goal to make one for each of my 8 grands.

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  14. I follow you via email and IG. Love this happy quilt block you made with Gretel fabric. I have some of this fabric for a future quilt. Makes me smile.

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  15. I have participated in a block of the month and I enjoyed it.

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  16. I participated in last year's seeing stars QAL and recently participated in the Fat Quarter Shop Merry Mini QAL, but not a block of the month. amanda.c09 at hotmail.com

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  17. I follow Happy Quilting on Bloglovin as well as on Instagram! amanda.c09 at hotmail.com

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  18. I haven't participated in a BOM before although, I've subscribed to them.

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  19. I have done one or two every year. They are better than the weekly QALs time-wise.

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  20. I follow you on Bloglovin'

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  21. I have participated in BOM's before. I tend to fall behind, but I print them all up and eventually finish!!

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  22. I participated in BOM once, and loved it! Your blocks are pretty, love the colors!

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  23. I'm happily following you via Bloglovin'

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  24. love your blog,your fabric line and your quilts.

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  25. I am currently still working on Save the Bees, it is so much fun to see all the creativity

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  26. I have participated in BOM before, but find that 12 months is to long for me to stay interested. So this shorter BOM is perfect for me. Thanks!

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  27. I have participated in BOM before.

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  28. I've participated in several of Jacquelynne's BOM's!

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  29. I love BOMs! I’ve participated in several over the years!

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  30. I follow you via email notifications.

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  31. I have not participated in a BOM....but I have taken a monthly class for 6 months for the Long Time Gone quilt by Jen Kingwell.

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  32. I've added you to my Bloglovin feed!!!

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  33. I follow you via RSS Feedly to read in Byline.

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  34. I have only done one other BOM - excited for this one!!

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  35. I follow several BOM's. Thank you.

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  36. I am a follower with Bloglovn

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  37. I have participated in several BOM patterns. This one looks neat!

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  38. I have never done a block of the month.

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  39. I saved patterns for BOM's with the plan to make the quilt at a later date.

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  40. I have done both of Jaquelynne's BOMs before!

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  41. This is probably my 5th year doing Jacqueline's BOM--I love them!
    I donate the finished quilt to a fundraiser for one of kids at the school where I work!

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  42. I do follow Jacqueline's BOM every year plus I do BOMs all the time .. plus all other items associated with sewing, quilting, painting, etc., Keeps me young. LOL

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  43. I follow Happy Quilting with via emails ... Thank you~~

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  44. I made "Save the Bees" and loved them.

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  45. So fun! I think I missed your first post about this, so I just signed up. I've only done one other BOM with FQS. Maybe I'll actually keep up with this one. =)

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  46. I follow on IG and in Feedly.

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  47. I’ve never done a BOM but I tried a quilt along this summer.

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  48. I have participated in several BOM's. trotskyn@att.net

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  49. I follow you on FB. trotskyn@att.net

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  50. I have followed several BOMs. They are a great way to learn new techniques and improve my quilting skills. jgsowin@gmail.com

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  51. I follow via email. jgsowin@gmail.com

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  52. I have done BOMs and in fact I've fallen behind on the one I'm currently doing.I've not been sewing much at all this summer and am so ready to get back into it!

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  53. I follow you by email notification!

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  54. I have done one block of the month and several QALs and mysteries. It is a good way to expand my quilting knowledge. Thanks for the giveaway. I love your blocks.

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  55. I have done BOMs and in fact have 4 of them going at this time. Love'm. I am following you on facebook.

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  56. This is my 3rd BOM with Jacqulynne! I also follow on facebook a Mystery quilt block of the week!

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  57. Beautiful! Both of your blocks! I have never done a block of the month before - until now! :)

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  58. This is my 2nd BOM from Jacquelyn. Still working on my bees!

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  59. Yes,I have done BoMs and BO Weeks too.

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  60. I have not done a BOM, however, it is on my bucket list for sure.

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  61. Hello Melissa, Yes, I have followed and completed several BOM quilts in my many years of quilting. They are always fun to do and you end up with a fantastic quilt! Have a great day!

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  62. I follow you on Bloglovin' and Pinterest!

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  63. I've only done a BOM at my sewing shop, and it was a Christmas quilt top.

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  64. I follow you everywhere I can!

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  65. I have participated in more than one block of the months.

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  66. I have only done one other BOM. Thank you.

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  67. Bloglovin is terrific. It has exposed me to many ideas, people and projects. Looking forward to this BOM. It is a happy project

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  68. I have started several BOMs and never finished! I plan to finish this one!

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  69. I have participated in several BOMs in the past. Most of them in my local quilt shop, however I did do one on Craftsy several years ago.

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  70. I have participated & completed 1, and am currently in 3 more.

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  71. I have started a couple of BOMs, but haven't finished a whole one yet.

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  72. This is my first BOM and I am a very new quilter. Looking forward to learning more

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  73. I've participated in several BOMs in the past. I don't always stay on schedule but I do have some finished!

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  74. I love doing BOM's and am currently doing the Stroll in Paris BOM with GE Designs.

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  75. I follow on Bloglovin' and Instagram.

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  76. I partispate in quilt shops block of the month so I am super exicted to do a blog block of the month.

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  77. One of the first quilts I made was a block of the month. Unfortunately, it was a bom by mail, with very scanty instructions from the quilt shop. On the positive side, the fabric was lovely and I am so glad I hung in there because the quilt I eventually finished is one of my favorites.

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  78. I receive email updates at my wordygirl at earthlink dot net email address, and am glad I do!

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  79. I have sewn a Block of the Month before through Keepsake Quilting. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  80. I am following Happy Quilting on Bloglovin. Thank you,

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  81. I have participated in several block of the month programs. One was Bitty Blocks by Quiltmaker magazine. It's a good way to learn new techniques and it goes slowly enough that it's easy to keep up! tkmattson@hotmail.com

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  82. Yes, I've participated in BOMs in the past...and, haven't finished any yet...

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  83. I did the Save the Bees QAL last year and loved it. Adlopez77(at)gmail(dot)com

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  84. I follow many Block of the Months but have not had time to participate as yet

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  85. I receive Happy Quilting emails

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  86. I have participated in two of Jacquelynne’s BOM and several other QALs. Love them.

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  87. I've done BOMs before and I really love to see the varieties in the fabric choice and other decisions.

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  88. I follow Melissa by email and on IG.

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  89. I have, but I,m not always very successful at keeping up!

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  90. I follow you via email notification.

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  91. Yes I have participated in a BOM before. THey are so wonderful for new and inspiring ideas.

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  92. I follow on the blog. Thanks for the work you do to give us more fun!

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  93. I love to follow BOMs ... though admittedly, I generally 'save' them for a later time! It really depends on what I've already got going on! You'll have your hands full doing two blocks each month ... it'll be fun to watch your progress! :)

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  94. Yes and No. I enter BOMs but I have never ever finished one.

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  95. I have done several BOMs and I love them!

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  96. Yes, I have done block of the month quilts before.

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  97. I follow the blog and instagram.

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  98. Yes I have done BOM, some have been mystery quilts. Fun, fun! hayesmbj@yahoo.com

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  99. So far my BOM participation has been buying fabric, lol. And I showed my quilt love by liking your Facebook page.

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  100. Yes, I've done several quilt alongs, including one of Jacquelynne Steves.

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  101. Comment #2 I already follow you on instagram.

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  102. I have done three of Jacquelynne's BOM in past years. I still have fabric and patterns to do two more. I like doing an online BOM but could consider doing two a year.

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  103. I have not done a BOM. I am excited to follow along!

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  104. I have done BOMs before but I haven’t done one recently-looking forward to this one!

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  105. I follow you via e-mail!
    I would love to get an email saying I’ve won a prize!

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  106. I have never done a BOM before. If I am interested in making something, I can't wait a whole month for the next block. Even with leader/enders, if it is something fun to make, I just go full speed ahead with it.

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  107. I've done QALs but the 1 BOM I started fizzled out. Hopefully, this time. Thanks.

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  108. Oh yeah, I follow about everywhere! Thanks

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  109. The closest thing I 've ever done with a BOM was Postcards from Heaven with Jenny and Allie. (that I Never finished.... sigh) I love the Americana look in your blocks.

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  110. Yes I completed last years SAVE the BEES BOM with Jacquelyn. I learned how to appliqué and embroider So with this BOM i should be better at it. I want to Win, Win, Win

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  111. Yes I have done BOMs before. I do get behind sometimes, but hopefully eventually get finished.

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  112. Melissa, these blocks are absolutely adorable. I love them

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  113. I have participated in a block of the month before (it featured flower blocks).
    barbkaup(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  114. I follow you on Bloglovin'.
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  115. I have participated in many BOM's and always look forward to when the new block is released. Signed up for this one today :)

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  116. Yes, I have lots of times
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  117. this is just my second block of the month. will be following you on facebook now.

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  118. I have joined a block of the month several times. They are so enjoyable.
    I follow you all over town

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  119. I have joined several block of the month. Love doing them. Gives me ideas.

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  120. Yes, I have many Blocks of the Month quilts in my collection. I love them. Beautiful blocks.

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  121. I'm following you on Instagram; Joannaperry2638.

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  122. Yes, I seem to love making block collections and have done a few BOM's..... just don't ask it any are actually finished! Hehehe.....
    djaquilter41 @ gmail . com

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  123. I have been designing the BOM for my guild for the last five years and I make everyone before the start of our year so the members can see what a finished quilt will look like.

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  124. I follow via bloglovin or email and also on IG.

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  125. I have done several BOM- love them ! Glad yours finally started !!!

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  126. I have been doing BOMs for years and love them.

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  127. I have done several BOMs, really enjoy them!

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  128. I follow you by email and on IG.

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  129. I just finished a BOM with my quilt guild. It was fun. Thanks!

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  130. BOMs are great - they allow for new techniques and generally just having fun with others. My current BOM is Dear Jane with my local quilt group. I just love little blocks and so the small appliqued centres of these blocks are pure heaven to me.

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  132. I have participated in several Block of the Month projects before. I have had some great experiences with them. bestbelle2010@aol.com

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  133. I have participated in another BOM and love doing them because you are learning different techniques and matching fabrics! Cwilkeraloise@gmail.com

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  134. I love and follow Happy Quilting on Bloglovin. I like Happy Quilting on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. bestbelle2010@aol.com

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  135. I did last years BOM ; Save The Bee’s.

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  136. I have participated in several BOM - enjoyed most of them as there is always something to learn from others. jthauge@srt.com

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  137. I am following you on Pinterest.

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  138. Yes I do lots of BOMs including most of Jacquelynne's! Can't wait to see your layout with double the number of blocks!

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  139. I have never done a block of the month before. I did a block of the week which turned into two blocks a week. I am still finishing the blocks for that one.

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  140. I am now following you on Pinterest.

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  141. This is definitely not my first block-of-the-month. I participate in one at a local quilt shop and have been for many years. Also, Jacquelynne has done more than one and I have loved all of them.

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  142. I have done a BOM with Pat Sloan. Splendid Sampler 2

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  143. I have never tried BOM! I would love to, though.

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  144. I follow you with bloglovin. I also liked your insta post as queencitymama89.

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  145. I have never took part in BOM but always wanted to. I am newly retired, and am so excited to join in!

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  146. This is my very first BOM and I am so excited. I am going to sign up for your news letter.I really think I can learn a lot from you.

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  147. So cute,love your fabric choices! Yes, I have done BOM's before. Don't always finish them at the same time but sure do enjoy them.

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  148. Yes I have done several BOMs. I enjoy them. I get behind though, not as fast as some I guess.

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  149. I'm a first time visitor. Love your fabric choices.

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  150. Yes, I have done BOM's before!!

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  151. Yes I have done one other quilt along. It was fun.

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  152. I already am a fan of yours, & get your e-mail's

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  153. I've done several BOM's but have only ever finished 1 of them LOL

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  154. I have read about them but never participated by quilting.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  155. I follow on Bloglovin' and IG.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  156. I have done a couple block of the months. I enjoy them. thanks for sharing

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  157. I have collected some patterns but have not yet done a block of the month, hopefully soon. mtmom57@gmail.com

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  158. I follow Happy Quilting on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. mtmom57@gmail.com

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  159. I have made some of the blocks for the BOM, but have not yet finished the quilt. Does it still count?

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  160. I follow on bloglovin', email, instagram, and facebook.

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  161. Yes, I have participated in BOMs before. I enjoy this "at home" way of quilting and sharing with others. It also helps me complete my projects and each month, I get the excitement of beginning something new. Most of my past BOMs have been with wool so this is different.

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  162. I do follow you on Instagram. Thank you.

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  163. This is my first BOM and looking forward to it. Love your blocks and fabrics

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  164. I did a BOM once before but it was much longer. I think I like the smaller commitment😊

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  165. I follow you on Instagram and “liked” your last post. Thanks for the great chances to win fun goodies.

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  166. My fist BOM is this years Murder Mystery Quilt. I love it. shan-craft@att.net

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  167. Yes I have done a BOM before and loved it!

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  168. I have followed several blocks of the month.

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  169. I have done bom before. They xan be a lot of fun and it is mist interesting to see ither fabric choices made for each months bom and the overall project at the end. Have fun everyone!

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  170. I do a BOM with my guild every year. Lots of fun and if you win the monthly drawing you have lots of blocks to play with.

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  171. I have done one Block of the Month quilt, a Fat Quarter Shop pattern that my daughter chose for me to make for her.

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  172. I love BOM. It is exciting to see how the Quilt comes together. I am currently doing the Enchanted Garden.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa