Thursday, October 16, 2014

#6 Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM, Introduction and a Give Away

 If you are a follower you will recognize me by now I think, but if you are new, 
Welcome to my Upstairs Hobby Room!!
My name is Sandy, and I have been quilting for the last 3 years and blogging for almost 2.
I'm a wife and mother of 3 grown kids ( a daughter and 2 sons ), one married, one out on his own, and one still at home. I live in rural Ontario, on a working farm, and love it. I've always liked to sew, knit, crochet and craft, I even did woodworking for awhile, but when I landed on quilting that was it, I am hooked! I still knit and crochet, but all other creative outlets have fallen away. 
 Three fun facts: I'm tall (5'10"), I love dark chocolate, and I turn 50 in Februrary. (I'm sure you are bored by now, so on to the BOM!! lol)

I want to say thanks to Jacquelynne for asking me to get involved, I am having a blast and it hasn't even officially started yet!!
I hope everyone is getting just as excited about the start of the Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM. If you are here and haven't heard about it, use the link below to get all the info and sign up! There is still plenty of time, the first block release is Oct 27th!!




If you like Quilting, embroidery, applique.... 
This is for you, especially if you want to combine them..
so many options...

I had a great time tossing around what I was going to make, what fabrics I would use and how I would construct my blocks. With all the options it was hard to go with just one idea, so I'm doing 2 different projects. 
1. A table runner
2. A Mini quilt....more info on this to come

All organized and in a bin (! use the 13" scrapbooking bins at Michaels), my first project material. You will have to wait to see the rest. Anyone recognize the fabric? 


And don't forget to enter the giveaway for the fantastic PDF Pattern Bundle

This prize is open to everyone!! Good luck!!




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120 comments:

  1. I am not sure. Maybe embroidery.

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  2. I would like to do applique! thank you!

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  3. I enjoy appliqué. Love your picture with the like showing between the boards.

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  4. I can't decide between embroidery and needle turn appliqué, but either way I want to make it all by hand.

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  5. Yay! Your comment box isn't embedded so I actually CAN comment! Thank you! I enjoyed reading your oh-so-humorous introduction. I've been signed up for ages, even posted about the BOM twice on my QuiltBOM blog. Just waiting for the 27th!

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  6. I haven't decided. Maybe embroidery since I have a lot of embroidery floss I can use.

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  7. I am still learning to accent my quilts, bags etc., But my current love is applique. Thank you for the inspiration. "Sew" happy I found your page.

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  8. I am still up in the air on what i want to do. But, since I have been practicing my FMQ, I should use the negative space for quilting.

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  9. I am thinking the appliqué. I also love embroidery but quilting negative space is my worst skill so I will skip that.

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  10. HELLO, love your Blog! I'll be doing some embroidery,Redwork on my quilted wall hanging for a Christmas gift!Thanks for the giveaway!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  11. I think it will be machine appliqué for me!

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  12. I'm thinking applique but I might decide to do embroidery!

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  13. I think negative space would allow me some needed FMQ practice! MMM, I LOVE Figgy Pudding.
    I will be 49 in Feb.

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  14. i'm not sure what i like best. i'm a beginner with quilting, and not too swift with applique and embroidery. i think i enjoy embroidery more because i find it easier to transport and probably because i have a bit more confidence. sometimes i cant make the turns in needle turn applique as nice as they should be. but then there arent any police watching to see what i'm doin. i'm my own worst enemy. but thank you for the free giveaway.

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  15. I'm not sure,more than likely a mix of all of them.

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  16. Always leave room for some fun quilting! Love negative space!!!

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  17. I think I will be doing applique.

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  18. I'm going to start my first modern quilt and try to leave negative space.

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  19. I'd say I'd try and tackle the applique and embrodiery.

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  20. Love your holiday fabrics. I think I have the same one or a similar one (the one that looks like candy to me)! I am not yet sure if I'll be doing embroidery or applique yet.

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  21. I might leave negative space for some quilting, but I might change my mind!

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  22. I will probably leave negative space for quilting as I'm not certain on how to embroider or applique. Though I should learn as both techniques have beautiful effects.

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  23. I would like to combine applique and hand embroidery. The pattern bundle is fantastic and I need it. Let the fun begin
    katztoo at exede dot net

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  24. I will probably try to somehow combine both embroidery and applique on mine!!

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  25. I think Embroidery would be my choice

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  26. I think I am going to use my focal fabric in the center instead of applique or embroidery.

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  27. I am still thinking about it but leaning more towards the applique.

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  28. I'm leaning heavily towards embroidery ... maybe a little applique thrown in! I love your project organizer! I need a couple of those, especially for my wool projects! Your blog is darling and I'm very glad I stopped by ... I'll be adding it to my favorites! :)

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  29. Kinda leaning to embroidery right now...am learning Applique...but am soooo slow! lol

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  30. Applique would be my choice, although I could work on my embroidery!

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  31. I will be leaving space for quilting. sarah@forrussia.org

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  32. I am still not sure what color way I will be going with. But think I might be swaying for a modern feel!

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  33. I'll be using applique in some, space for quilting in others. Thanks for the fun BOM and giveaway!

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  34. I'm leaning toward doing the applique.

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  35. I will probably do applique!
    Susie

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  36. I will do machine appliqué for my blocks! Looking forward to this!

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  37. Applique for sure and embroidery if my hands are in the mood....

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  38. I love embroidery, sew guess that is what I would do!

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  39. I'm not sure, i like the idea of leaving negative space for quilting, but applique might win out!

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  40. I am going with applique, maye some embroidery thrown in,

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  41. I think I will have to wait and see. I have several applique and embroidery projects going on right now, so I think I might just go with the regular piecing.
    My email is bestbelle2010@aol.com
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  42. I am not sure. I think I will make the decision once the top is finished!

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  43. I think a little applique, a little open space. Not much of an embroiderer. Cant wait.

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  44. I'm thinking all three--embroidery, applique and some negative space. The options could be all or some depending on the design. I'm glad to see your blog in the hop. Now a follower thru Bloglovin.
    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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  45. I'm in. Will be doing applique.

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  46. I plan on using all three- embroidery, applique and some great use of negative space.
    I am a follower too!!
    FinnFinn1@yahoo.com

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  47. I'm not sure, I think I will be using masculine fabric for my son, so I think I will have to play it by ear.

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  48. I will do applique and leave some negative space open for quilting

    Lee S.

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  49. I love all of it and am noit as good on some of the aspects but amd going to do my best love to win and more ready to start.

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  50. I am not sure what I will do. But it seems I surely will have fun!!!

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  51. Already picked my fabrics and can't wait to start!

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  52. I think I'll need to do applique!

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  53. Probably applique but not sure yet.

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  54. I'm feeling more comfortable with piecing and even managed the curves of an apple core quilt. Actual quilting is proving my hang-up at this point. However, I'm game to try applique on one block - just not ready to applique a whole quilt! I like your idea of making a table runner with this BOM.
    Thanks!

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  55. I'd like to try embroidery but really can't wait to see what everyone else is doing

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  56. You are brave to be doing 2 different ones. Looks like fun and like your colors.

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  57. I'm new to your blog, can't wait to check it out and start this BOM!

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  58. Wow - I didn't realize there were options, love to embroider.

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  59. I plan on doing a little of each style and mixing it up a bit.

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  60. I think I am doing embroidery, I do it lots.

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  61. I'll be doing applique and embroidery and I can't wait to start.

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  62. I need hand stitchery to do while riding with my hubby, not that he isn't boring but I find this so relaxing. Is there a picture of what we're going to do so I know how to pic out colors so please, someone email me back (gramachris@charter.net)?

    Chris from Wisconsin - USA

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  63. I think I'll do applique on the block of the month. Should be pretty.

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  64. Probably a combination of applique and negative space quilting. Thanks for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  65. I love applique and embroidery...and am looking forward to this BOM!

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  66. Either applique or negative space.

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  67. I am not positive yet. I think some applique. Thanks so much

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  68. I am thinking that I would like to do a combination of embroidery and applique. This looks like a fun project and I will enjoy making it with my granddaughter.

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  69. I'm not sure if I'll do embroidery or applique... I haven't done any embroidery since I embroidered flowers and mushrooms and peace signs all over my jeans back in the 60's... oops, dating myself ;->

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  70. Looking forward to the Block of the Month.

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  71. I'm thinking that I will do machine applique.

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  72. Initially, I plan on TRYING the embroidery and applique but if I think I might just stick with the blank center fabric

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  73. I am not a huge fan of applique, but I do force myself to do it from time to time. :) Really excited for this BOM

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  74. Machine applique for me... can't wait to start

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  75. I want to do some of each, embroidery and applique. Looking forward to it!

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  76. I like embroidery and hand quilting in negative space.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  77. I think I'm going to Embroidery something in the 1st block.:)

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  78. I think I'm going to try embroidery bc it looks fun but I need to practice some of the videos I've been watching first!

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  79. I'm not really sure yet...leaning towards applique. Thank you!!

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  81. I am so glad to have found your blog! I jumped over here from Jacquelynne's blog! I am leaning towards embroidery.

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  82. Will prolly either fussy cut or leave blank for quilting.

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  83. I can't decide, but I'm leaning towards embroidery. I haven't done that on a quilt yet. cdahlgren at live dot com

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  84. I thinks some applique and embroidery as I enjoy doing both

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  85. I may do some machine embroidery. Maybe some free motion quilting.

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  86. I love Jacquelynne''s BOM. I'm going to do appliqué with the pieced blocks.

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  87. Looking forward to it!!Hi to a fellow Canuck!!

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  88. Have been embroidering for a long time so yes. Like to applique and then apply colorful stitches around the edges to enhance the overall look and feel.

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  89. I plan on machine embroidery. Thanks for sharing

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  90. I think I will piece the blocks, but am still open to applique and embroidery too....will have to wait and see.

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  91. Love this quilt! Can;t wait to start.

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  92. I'm still thinking about it...
    Happy sewing
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  93. I'd thought to do applique but now I'd love the blank space for quilting possibilities.

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  94. 50 is a wonderful age and I hope you enjoy your year at it. I look forward to Jacquelynne's qal; I love her sense of design.

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  95. I think I will include a combination of all of the ideas. Have to wait and see how this goes.

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  96. I'm not brave enough to do applique, so am thinking of either carefully cutting material to make it look like it's appliqued, or just sticking with the piecing.

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  97. I just turned 50 too in April!! I'm not that great a quitting but getting better. Made the grand babies Xmas quilts this year. I will check out your site!! Thanks

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  98. I beat you to the 5-0 milestone and it wasn't as painful as I had anticipated.

    I have been missing having a stitchery project going, since I've been a quilter, so I think I'll stitch the blocks to combine both my loves.

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  99. Those organizers with the handles are awesome. I love keeping all my works in progress in them.

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  100. I think I will be doing embroidery. I love applique but embroidery goes faster for me. I am looking forward to this project.

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