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I really can’t believe that we are on our very last block! Where did the time go? Next month, we will be adding the borders to our quilt!!



I’ve been following your progress over in the free Facebook group– you guys are doing a GREAT JOB on your Blocks!!!

Time for another free quilt block! PLEASE NOTE- I realize that there is A LOT OF INFORMATION IN THIS POST! PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THROUGH IT ALL- Answers to most of your questions will be found in this post. Thanks!!

The fourth block for the Happy Little Things Free Block of the Month was sent out a short time ago. If you are signed up, please check your email for your pattern. (Please note- sometimes it can several hours for the email to reach your inbox. If you don’t have it yet, please be patient and check back a little later.)

If you can’t find your email, please check your spam folder, and Gmail users please check your “Promotions” folder. If you still can’t find it, please email me  We do our best to answer as soon as possible. PLEASE do not comment here to tell us that you can’t find your email- you comment will be deleted! Please email for assistance. Thank you!!

VERY IMPORTANT- If you email us a question and don’t hear back in 24-48 hours, please check your spam folder! We answer all emails, so if you don’t hear back from us, it’s very possible that our response is in your spam folder!!

For technical questions, like how to download/save a PDF, etc. please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you are NOT signed up yet, please fill in the box in the upper right side bar of THIS PAGE to get your FREE block patterns, or click here to sign up! NOTE- THE PATTERNS ARE NOT ON MY WEBSITE OR BLOG- YOU MUST SIGN UP TO RECEIVE THEM BY EMAIL.

Just ONE MORE THING- Please download and save the files to your computer immediately, so that you can find them when you need them. Don’t rely on trying to find the email with the links later- As many have found, emails tend to get lost, even when you put them in a special folder :)  As this event grows larger with more and more participants, it gets more difficult for me to reply to emails requesting that I re-send the patterns. THANKS SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!

OK- let’s get started!


You may remember that last month for Block 3, we made HRTs, or Half Rectangle Triangle units. We are making them again! This time, they are oriented a bit differently so they’ll make a different kind of star.

So let’s talk about those HRTs again. You can make them with special rulers, but I’ve come up with a really fun way to make them without any special rulers or templates! Watch my tutorial video here:

This is the Cottage colorway- so pretty in classic blue, red, black, yellow and pink. (Cottage kit is now sold out.) This is our machine appliqued version.

This is the Desert Colorway (made with The Art of Home Club members’ only BONUS dragonfly embroidery pattern!) We still have just a few Desert kits left over, use discount code BOM2019 to get $12 off! Click here to get your kit!

We LOVE seeing photos of your blocks!! Be sure to join us over in our Sew Quilty Friends Free Facebook Group for fun interaction with other creative peeps!

You can share your photos and/or see others’ photos here:

~~Sew Quilty Friends Facebook Group– Our Facebook group has been around for about a year now, and it is a ton of fun! It’s also a great place to ask questions about the BOM, or any quilt related questions. Join here and post your photos.

~~My Facebook Page– post your photos to my Facebook page. You can use hashtag #HappyLittleThingsBOM and mention me @JacquelynneJSteves

~~Instagram– post your photos to Instagram and tag #HappyLittleThingsBOM and mention me @JacquelynneSteves

***Even if you don’t choose to post your photos, please visit the sites above to see everyone’s work! It’s really a lot of fun!




Please visit the featured bloggers to enter the giveaway over on their blogs- that’s 8 chances to win! (There is no giveaway here on my blog, you must visit the blogs below to enter).

You will love visiting the bloggers above- not just to enter the giveaway, but you may also be inspired to try a different technique or color combination- I know that they have really inspired me!!

Let’s talk about PRIZES!!!

This month’s prize pack includes TWO of my favorite things! The retail value of this prize is $28.00 US, and it’s open to U.S. and International entrants! Woo hoo!!!

First is the book Morse Code Quilts by Sarah J. Maxwell. When I saw the concept of this book, I thought it was just so clever. Learn to translate the dots and dashes of Morse code into beautiful pieced quilts. The concept is simple, and the possibilities are endless! This book shows how to use Morse code to customize quilts with secret messages and hidden meanings. How fun!!

The second part of the prize is an adorable Mini Pin Pack from Just Another Button Company– I just LOVE the pins and buttons from JABC, in fact, I use them all the time in my projects, and carry them in my online shop! (In fact- the tiny buttons we are using in the Happy Little Things BOM are from JABC! I love them so much!) This adorable little pack is perfect for the upcoming holidays- how cute would they be in a Christmas pin cushion??!!?

This Month’s Sponsors:

This Month’s Sponsor! Visit Just Another Button Company for adorable buttons and decorative pins which will make all of your projects even cuter than you ever imagined!! And check out their Stitch School with helpful and imaginative video tutorials!



This Month’s Sponsor! You’ll love Sarah J. Maxwell’s fresh style! Be sure to visit her blog as well to see what she’s been up to, and check out her latest sew alongs!!







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OK peeps- It’s time to go make some blocks!!