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Want to see how many different quilts you can make using just Block #1 from the Cozy Afternoon Free Block of the Month?? Today, I thought I’d show you some options for things you can do with only ONE block. If you did our last BOM, Sew Sweet Simplicity, you remember that there were a lot of HSTs to make and trim. The block patterns for this BOM will go together much more quickly (I made the embroidery/applique options for Cozy Afternoon a little more detailed than Sew Sweet Simplicity, so I decided to make the piecing simpler.)

Because the block piecing will go together quickly for this one, you may decide that you want to make a lot of extra blocks! This is what the appliqued version of Block #1 will look like:

Cozy Afternoon Free Block of the Month- Block1- Jacquelynne Steves

Below you will find some designs that I put together in my EQ7 program, using only Block #1.

By doing the very simple piecing in the above block, you could make this cute table runner in happy colors. (We’ll call this one “A”):

Cozy Afternoon BOM Tablerunner- Jacquelynne Steves

You could take the same blocks shown above and make a quilt (“B”):

Cozy Afternoon BOM- Block 1 Quilt- Jacquelynne Steves

(Fabric for 2 above projects: Meadowbloom by April Rosenthal for Moda Fabrics)

If you prefer a more traditional look, what about this red and blue quilt. I used assorted “low volume” prints for the strip pieces in the blocks and I used assorted reds for the block centers (“C”):Red and Blue Quilt 3 for Cozy Afternoon Block of the Month- Jacquelynne Steves

Here is the same quilt, using the same red for all of the block centers, and with sashing and red cornerstones added (“D”):

Red and Blue Quilt 2 for Cozy Afternoon Block of the Month-Jacquelynne Steves

And here is the same quilt again, but this time I’ve added blue to the strip pieces in the blocks (“E”):

Red and Blue quilt for Cozy Afternoon Block of the Month- Jacquelynne Steves

(Fabric for 3 above projects: Polka Dots & Paisley by Minick & Simpson for Moda Fabrics.)

And here is one that I did, set on point, in Christmas colors (“F”):

Christmas Quilt - Cozy Afternoon Free BOM- Jacquelynne Steves

(Fabric for above project: Tole Christmas by Gina Martin for Moda Fabrics.)

So many options for just one block!! Which one is your favorite?? Let me know in the comments!

(P.S. Please visit me over at Jenny of Elefantz this week! I did a guest post there- you will love Jenny’s wonderful blog! She shares recipes, encouragement, and lovely embroidery and sewing projects- don’t miss it.)

ELEFANTZ guest blogger

Have A Beautiful Day- Bird Art- Jacquelynne Steves