Today we are releasing the last block, Block #4! Time for another free house 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 I Love Home 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.)
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OK- time for the fun!
The fourth block features a different little house. I made 2 versions of this. First, the machine appliqued version using our
fabric kit SORRY, KITS ARE NOW SOLD OUT.
The combination of the HRT’s and hourglass units make a really, really cool star design, don’t you think??
And here is my embroidered version, done in a palette of red and gray. I like the country/cottage look to it. And remember, even though the embroidery design is fairly detailed, you can make your stitching go much quicker by working with just one color of embroidery floss (I’ve used Aurifloss by Aurifil black #2692):
(And don’t forget about the “wonky house” option for the center for your block!)
I’ve been using my Olfa mat and their newest Endurance blades– they really last a long time! And when you have sharp blades, your mat will last longer because you don’t have to apply so much pressure to cut (your arm will last longer too, lol.)
Our last block (#3) featured HRT’s (Half Rectangle Triangle units). Many of you told me that you had never made HRT’s before, but that you really enjoyed this method! I think it’s pretty fun. We will be making HRT’s for block #4 as well. You can find a tutorial and video HERE. I HIGHLY recommend that you make a couple of practice units until you get the hang of making HRT’s- they aren’t really difficult once you get the hang of them, but they are probably quite different from the kinds of units that you are used to making.
You may also find this tutorial for trimming hourglass units helpful, too!
We LOVE seeing your blocks! Our Sew Quilty Friends Facebook group has been super active this year- I think we’ve got at least 100 different block photos there (and counting!!!) Stop by one or two of the places below and see the incredible blocks everyone has been making!
~~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 #ILoveHomeQuilt and mention me @JacquelynneJostSteves
~~Instagram– post your photos to Instagram and tag #ILoveHomeQuilt 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!
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And now…. the really FUN part… the prizes!!!
This month’s prize is a fabulous prize pack from Olfa! The prize includes a folding cutting mat (great for travel), a rotary cutter, and a package of their new Endurance blades! Wow! Read below to find out how to enter…
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 also to see their fabric choices and see which techniques they’ve used. We have examples of piecing only, applique, and embroidery. “Sew” much inspiration!
Our giveaways this year are fabulous! I am really excited about the prizes we are offering, you are going to LOVE them! Here are our sponsors- please visit their websites and see all the quilt-y and sewing goodness that they have to offer!
This month’s Sponsor! Olfa! They manufacture high quality quilting, sewing and crafting tools. Also stop by their blog for helpful tips and tutorials!
OK everyone- it’s time to SEW!