Sew Sweet Simplicity Block #3 and Bonus Block #1

What fun I've had with this months block. I made two version and tweaked the bonus block to give you all something to think about and maybe try for yourselves!! ;)

BOM Info:

There is going to be a "Catch Up" Sew Along Day on January 10th 2015. This event will run on FaceBook and Instagram and is a great way to get started on your blocks, or get caught up, or maybe just to make some extra blocks...more information to come.

But first....the give away, excuse me, the give aways for this month!! Yes there are multiply giveaways this month!! (I'm going to show you up front and not make you scroll to the bottom. Lol, an early Christmas gift to all.)
If you are here first because you are following my blog (thanks) you will want to go over to Jacquelynne's blog for the chance to win one of the 3 Mini-Kits she is giving away. You can enter here for the PDF pattern bundle. You can also enter at each of the other BOM hosts sites as well to increase your odds of winning the PDF prize bundle. (Links provided below)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

UpstairsHobbyRoom (you are here)

 What I've Been Up To:

Block #3

My table runner version of the block...(sorry the lighting was really bad)

and the back of the runner...

Version 2 of Block 3

Using a font from Word or check out for lots of free fonts to download. I printed this at 450 I think , but had to trim to make it fit, so double check your sizing.

I could say I decided to put the block on point to add to the tweaking....but I like to keep it real, I'm not perfect... lol, I misjudge the block layout and appliqued the W side ways!!! So it was on point or redo.... ;)
Silver Lining.....I love it!!!

My Version of Bonus Block #1

I took the bonus block 1 pattern and upsized it to 32" square to put on my coffee table for Christmas

I love how it turned out!!
No tutorial, but here is a quick list of the dimensions I used:

  • 5-5.25" for half square triangles (then trim down)
  • 4.5" for squares
  • 4.5 x 8.5" rectangles
  • 16.5" centre

The last thing I wanted to share with you today is Jacquelynne's free Emagazine. If you haven't signed up you should check it out. The Emagazine is full of lovely crafts to do, yummy recipes, and graphics by the talented Jacquelynne, and if you need another reason...besides free and full of great projects to try...sign up this month and you will receive the Red and White Quilt pattern for free too. (it would look great as a blue and white or green and white or yellow and grey or.....I think you get where I'm going with

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