Monday, December 2, 2019

Happy Little Things BOM - Finishing and Giveaway!!!

***Just a quick reminder - Today is the last day to take advantage of Happy Quilting's Weekend Sale and get 30% off all pattern ;)

It's the first Monday in December, wow how did that happen!!!  It is really throwing me for a loop having Thanksgiving in the last week of November, I totally feel like I am already playing catch-up for Christmas.    But, one good thing about it being December, it means I get to share the Finish of my Happy Little Things Block of the Month!!!    This fun BOM is hosted by Jacquelynne Steves and has been so much fun!!!  You can read all about The Finishing Instructions over at Jacquelynne's blog!!!    And here is my Happy Little Things Finish ;)



As you can tell right away, I finished my quilt a little different than the instructions ;)   I decided to make 9 blocks total, including an extra basic center block, and then use 16 Cornerstones that are 2 1/2" and then 24 Sashing Strips that measure 2 1/2" x 12 1/2".   That made the quilt finish at 44" x 44" so it is a great baby size quilt!!!


And I love that the Cornerstones and Sashing really set off each block, especially those adorable Log Cabin borders.  It really allowed each design to just shine.   So fun!!!   And of course, the  Gretel Fabrics from my wonderful friend Amy Smart  are just perfect for this little baby quilt.  It is so fun to see all of these blocks together in such an adorable finish.  


And when it came time to quilt it, I really had some custom quilting fun.  I used a whole ton of quilting designs to really make this pop!!!   I quilted wishbones in the sashing, ribbon candy in the log cabin borders, pebbles in the background, wayv lines in the star points, and double arches in the center of the blocks.   Yup, like I said, lots of custom quilting fun.  


And talk about some awesome texture!!!    I just love  how this picture really shows off the quilting and makes each of the blocks pop.    So great :)  I just keep running my hand over the top of this quilt to feel all of that yummy quilting goodness. 


And that is my Happy Little Things Block of the Month Finish!!!  And I am so glad I got to participate in this wonderful quilt along ;)   It has been such a great project!!!



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 your finishes to the Happy Little Things Facebook Group.   And be sure to check out  these other bloggers to see lots more Happy Little Things Finishes and enter for more chances to win the December Giveaway!!!

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

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 Thermoweb Prize Pack!!!  I love all things Heat n Bond for doing applique, so this is so great!!! 



GIVEAWAY CLOSED - WINNER IS #71 - Bonnie58!!!  Congrats, I have emailed you :) 

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 receive a digital copy :)    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 that tells me one project you hope to finish before the end of the year ;)  

 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, December 8th, when I will announce a winner and update it on this post :)

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 ;)  

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

  1. Christmas gifts for 2 friends!
    Stephz0607@gmail.com

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  2. Great job on this project... the quilting is awesome... I'm going to try some wishbones on mine too!

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  3. Love the fact you did more blocks -- I had a panel with 16 centers -- used those instead of embroidery. Machine issues this year!! Once I get to Florida I hope to finish up several quilts I have pieced - including this one!! richards@ccrtc.com

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  4. I follow you on Faceobook, e-mail and love your Tuesday give aways!! richards@ccrtc.com

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  5. You are right that you your quilt shows how much fun you had in creative quilting, Melissa! It is a perfect baby quilt...lucky babe! I have hopes to finish a scrappy table runner by Christmas. Mostly, I just want to get it done so it's off my sewing room floor! Happy Holidays to you!
    duchick at gmail dot com

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  6. I need to quilt a quilt top I made for my sister-in-law during a class earlier this year. I’ve never made a quilt for her or her family, so it will make a nice holiday gift!

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  7. I follow this blog via Feedly RSS!

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  8. I hope to finish my tree skirt because, as of now, the tree looks bare with no skirt.

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  9. I follow you by email and bloglovin.

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  10. I definitely plan to finish Christmas stockings for my daughter and her husband, as this is the first year they get to really decorate for Christmas.

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  11. A baby quilt for my brother and his wife.

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  12. I follow your blog, FB and Instagram

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  13. I'd like to finish a graduation quilt for a grandson.

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  14. I follow your blog via bloglovin.

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  15. There are pillowcases cut out that need to be finished in time for Christmas. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  16. I follow Happy Quilting by email. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  17. Your quilt is just beautiful, so bright and happy. I am working on six advent ornaments that have to be done by Dec 8th. And I have a quilt that has to be done by Christmas. Get busy me.

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  18. I follow Happy Quilting's blog via email notification. Love it!

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  19. Lovely quilt! I hope to finish quilt for granddaughter before year end.

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  20. I happily follow your blog by email.

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  21. I am HOPING to finish up two table runners and bind 4 quilts.
    crazeematz@gmail.com

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  22. I am going to finish at least 2 baskets and some other small items in progress.

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  23. I follow Melissa by email and on IG. So happy that I do.

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  24. I'm knitting at the moment and have a shawl to finish

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  25. I have two Throw size quilts to finish in time for Christmas..priority mode now! giggle... I loooove your idea to make it big enough for baby quilt!! Beautiful!!! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too :D

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  26. I follow you thru Email, Bloglovin & Pinterest :)

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  27. I hope to finish a bird quilt I started a few months ago

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  28. A tablerunner I just need to quilt, plus a million other things.

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  29. Cleaning and decluttering my home is a project I want to finish by Christmas.

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  30. I follow you via my yahoo email address.

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  31. I am quilting a queen size quilt and would love to finish before year end.

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  32. I have a Christmas Tree quilt with twinkling lights that needs to be finished for my idea of a Christmas Tree.

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  33. I follow you on bloglovin and by email

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  34. I need to finish a lap quilt for a friend!

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  35. I hope to finish my Happy Little Things couch quilt before December 30 to give as a wedding present.

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  36. I made a quilt top using these squares. I doubled their dimensions and doubled the amount (8) and used some Sunbonnet Sue embroideries for the centers.. I'm loving it. I need to embroider our signatures in the last block and get it on the frame before the end of the year so I can give it to my mom's cousin, Suzie, whose grandmother I got the embroideries from. I'm so excited!

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  37. I just finished piecing a wall hanging. Now to get it quilted.

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  38. An embroidered gift for my daughter! Thank you, Susan

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  39. I follow you by email newsletter! Thank you, Susan

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  40. Ha, ha, I'm hoping to finish a Christmas quilt, before the end of the year :-)

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  41. Your quilt looks so fun! I love the fabrics that you used: Love that Gretel! Looks like a great boy's quilt! And I hope to finish a quilt for a sweet young lady that I used to hold who is now graduating from college: how does time go so quickly?!!!!

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  42. I've been unable to sew for several months, so I won't be finishing anything before the end of the year. Fortunately, I'll finally be able to start new projects in the new year!

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  43. I would like to finish the sewing machine cover for my D1

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  44. My project I wish to finish before the end of year - I got a loom not to long ago - I want to get a few rugs made. Thanks deanbren87@gmail.com

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  45. I follow on Bloglovin, email updates, instagram, pinterest and facebook. Thanks deanbren87@gmail.com

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  46. I have to finish my family grab bag quilt and secret santa gift for workmate!
    One top is finished and I'm working on the second top--gotta keep going!

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  47. I follow by email and bloglovin!

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  48. I need to get three table runners finished up for orders, a candle, snowman and a pineapple one.

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  49. I hope to finish an embroidered binder cover for my brother as a Christmas gift.

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  50. Such a delightful finish! I’m traveling, so am reduced to handwork only. Prepped some scraps for 3.5” drunkard path blocks to keep my hands busy.

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  51. Right now I am working on small (12" X 15") wall hangings and I am hoping to finish them soon. I also have one or two Christmas stockings to finish up. I think your version of the quilt is lovely. Making it into a 9 nine block quilt has made it your very own quilt.

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  52. I love your quilt and the fabric you used. I hope to get a quilt finished before Christmas, but it isn't looking to good!!

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  53. I am finishing up a Holiday pillow

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  54. I follow your blog, Facebook page and on Pinterest

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  55. I need to finish 2 Xmas stockings yet this week. No pressure!!. Thanks Melissa

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  56. I am going to finish a baby quilt for a new grandchild.

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  57. I'm trying to finish a flannel quilt for my grnd daughter.

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  58. Your quilt is gorgeous!
    I have several projects to get done this week, and then some next week. Then for family Christmas the 21st. I always thought that when I retired, I'd have plenty of time to get things done ahead of time - wrong!

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  59. I follow you on FB and Instagram.

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  60. I hope to finish remaking a project bag that I bought at a craft fair after I took it apart.

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  61. I follow Happy Quilting on Facebook and get your emails.

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  62. I hope to finish my Christmas quilt that I have been working on for a couple years or moree. I'm quilting it now so I am hopeful.

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  63. I follow Happy Quilting on Bloglovin.

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  64. I hope to make a couple of Christmas pillows--Your quilt is great!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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

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  66. I'm hoping to complete a doily I've been working on for a while.

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  67. I like the blog on Facebook Judith Martinez

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  68. What a great baby quilt! The center star would be a great place for embroidery of baby's name and birth information. I have more than one project I hope to finish for Christmas but one is a heart-shaped backpack for a little girl.

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  69. I'm going to finish a table runner that is reversible. One side for Christmas and the other for snowy winter months after Christmas.

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  70. I follow your blog on my blogger dashboard/GFC.

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  71. I hope to finish my son's musical quilts, (they are both band directors) :)

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  72. There is so much I'm hoping to finish before Christmas, my son's quilt is at the top of the list.

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  73. I follow your blog, thanks for the great content!

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  74. Before Christmas, I need to finish 4 small sized quilts for my grandchildren. Busy, busy!

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  75. Those corner stones and log cabin borders around the blocks look great and really make the blocks pop.

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  76. I'm working on a crib quilt for my granddaughter which I had hoped to finish by Christmas. It has a lot of hand sewing, however, & I find my hands keep cramping up. Not sure if I am going to make it.

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  77. I just love your quilting on this project! The texture is wonderful. I am hoping to finish two rag quilts in time for Christmas. This is the first time I have made one.

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  78. Hope I can finish my embroidery on this quilt before the end of the year!

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  79. My grandsons dinosaur quilt. He’s 4

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  80. I hope to complete my Murder Mystery Quilt.

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  81. I am hoping to finish some needlebooks and Pincushions I am working on.

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  82. I need to make an apron for my MIL! tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  83. I get your emails. tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  84. I'm going to finish a quilted tote bag for my daughter. I do like your version of this quilt.

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  85. Thanks so much, Melissa. This is a nice Christmas surprise. Have a wonderful Christmas season to you and your family

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

Melissa