85F3CE96-2B73-4819-B350-FD64F4FBC6D4 .Quiltscapes.: Sew Sweet Simplicity #3

Monday, December 22, 2014

Sew Sweet Simplicity #3

Here's my third block in Jacquelynne Steves' free block of the month series:


For the daisy center, I again used my Accuquilt cutter.  A leaf motif made perfect daisy petals, and it cuts up to 6 layers at a time - quick and easy!  Nice.

Keeping it "sew" simple with fusible web and a blanket stitch for my applique', as on Block #1 and Block #2.

This block uses so many half-square triangles, I went with a fun and simple way to knock out 8 HSTs at the same time!  Checked with my handy little pocketbook Quilter's Bible for the formula:


Mark diagonal lines in an X
Layer and STITCH 1/4" on both sides of lines.
 CUT in a in + and x
YIELD = 8 "instant" half-square triangles! (Repeat twice for all the light red HSTs)
 Beautiful!

One more block to go in the series!  If you haven't signed up yet, you can join in any time - check it out HERE.  You'll receive links for any previous blocks.  This month (and next) there is also a BONUS block! See more inspiration on the SSS Pinterest page.  Each of us on the block-testing team will be giving away a pattern bundle. 

Leave a comment to win - quickie hand-made gift ideas?  Drawing January 1st.  And for more bonus items, visit Jacquelynne's blog to sign up for her newsletter, with a free pattern...
and a chance to win a precut mini-kit for Sew Sweet Simplicity.

Jacquelynne ~ The Art of Home
Snoodles ~ Lily Pad Quilting
Teresa ~ A Quilt and a Prayer
Sandy ~ UpStairs Hobby Room
Deonn ~ Quiltscapes << thanks for the visit!
Barb ~ Bejeweled Quilts
Sandie ~ Crazy ‘Bout Quilts
Deanna ~ Wedding Dress Blue
Barb ~ Mountain Quiltworks
Barb ~ Garden Path Quilts

42 comments:

  1. Thanks for tne tip on half square triangles. I like this block.

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  2. Love your blocks! So nice & bright. I think potholders, & pillow covers make pretty quick gifts. I like pillowcases for a quick project for kids too.

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  3. This year I made Christmas cards as a secret santa gift for our guild dinner. Card stock with "Happy Christmas" on the front. I cut 4 triangles from scraps and laid them out like a Christmas tree on the front of the card and stitched them down with brown thread on the sewing machine so it looked like the trunk. I left the inside blank for a personal message. They were well received.

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  4. Loving your version of the blocks.....really nice!

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  5. I am quickly becoming a lover of red and your blocks are proof! They are gorgeous!
    My quickie hand-made gift that I often resort to is a mug rug personalized in the recipient's favorite colors and/or potholders. Both are practical and welcomed!

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  6. Your blocks are beautiful! I have been busy making stockings and finishing up some quilts.

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  7. Pillowcases make quick gifts. I love your block. Thanks for the tip for HSTs.

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  8. Quick Christmas gifts for me are usually Christmas Tree ornaments. Last year I made the tea light snowmen that hang on the tree, and the kids absolutely loved them! I love using supplies from Dollar Tree for things like this. cdahlgren at live dot com

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  9. You ladies are so talented , I dream of the day I catch on! Quick gift for me to make tonight is the cake cookies! Three ingredients , any flavor cake mix , 1/2 cup oil & 2 eggs, mix, use the cutters , bake at 350 for15 minutes let cool ! Waalaaa

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  10. My quickie Christmas gifts are quilt as you go potholders. Your blocks are beautiful, Deonn. Happy Holidays!

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  11. My go-to this year Are quilted book covers

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  12. you have been quick with this bock, I only received mine yesterday, have to own up to doing nothing for Xmas this year unless I count trying to finish my CQJP hanging but do not like what I have done so have put it away for a couple of days. happy Christmas to you and yours. your pocket sized quilters bible sounds a good idea not seen one of those before

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  13. I have seen oodles of great ideas this year for handmade gifts. Unfortunately, between my hemming and hawing, trying to make up my mind, and some ill health, Christmas is practically on top of me! Oh well, there's always next year! Magistra13 at yahoo dot com
    Beth

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  14. Quick gift: Microwave bowl pot holder - you can make it in less than an hour and they are so nice so you don't burn your fingers getting that hot bowl out of the microwave and it insulates the bowl to keep the food warm a bit longer.

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  15. I am loving the happy blocks you're making! They're so pretty!

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  16. oops I forgot my quickie handmade gift idea. My Santa Belly Hand Towels.

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  17. I've made table toppers, monogram pillows, coasters, and pot holders as gifts.

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  18. I love to make mug rugs for a fast gift.... by The Patchsmith! She has one for every occasion!
    Susie

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  19. I make a little fabric ornament to put in a Christmas card for a quick little gift.

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  20. Your blocks look great!! My quickie gifts this year are fabric gift bags filled with homemade sweets!!

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  21. Love your blocks! What a great tip for the HSTs! (Don't count me for the drawing, just popped over to see your block #3!)

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  22. Really like the bright colors in your blocks, can,t wait to see what they look like all together. Thanks for the instant half square triangle,too.

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  23. Thank you for the tip - love your blocks! I made a few ornaments this year!

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  24. Great fabric coordination in your blocks. I made some owl potholders for Christmas.

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  25. Great tip on making HST's. Your block is so pretty.

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  26. Like your tip on the making of half square triangles. Lovely blocks with the applique

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  27. I made wine bottle carriers for quick gifts, most of my friends and family will appreciate them 😄

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  28. Love the block of the month projects and the color choices you post for inspiration. Thank you. For quick gifts I've made themed birthday pillowcases and gifted ornaments. I've even embroidered patches for scrap booking projects for new moms to use for their newborn babies.

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  29. What a fun block. This is really so fun to see all the different blocks. I do love quick gifts too!

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  30. Wonderful idea using the Accuquilt! I will do the same! You have such useful ideas Deonn...thank you!

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  31. love your site and the applique you did to the center of your blocks, what a great idea. Thank you for allowing me to enter and a Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  32. I love the tips for quilting, and your beautiful blocks!

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  33. I have a great pattern for Christmas tree napkins. They are super easy to make and are a hit with those who I have gifted them to in the past. I just love your blocks ... the colors ... the fabrics ... are at the top of my list of favorites. Thanks for the opportunity to win, and happy new year to all!

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  34. I like tablet and phone cases, or zippered pouches. They are quick and cute. dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. Love the half-square triangle tip!!! Thanks! Your block is very colorful and appealing.

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  36. Your blocks are sooooooo pretty!! Love them.

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  37. Your block is beautiful and I love that method of making HST's. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  38. Quickie (or not) handmade gifts. Um, not so much. Although I am into making pinkeeps lately and those would make great gifts, if I can part with them!

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  39. Thanks for the tips on making the triangles i am going to give it a try.

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