I completed the final block in the Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM, which in my case was Bonus Block 2. It turned out to be my favorite block because of the chevrons in the patchwork and the blue fabrics I used.
Since I only had 5 bluebird embroidery patterns and needed 6, I made a duplicate of one of the blocks and used blue floss for the flowers.
Jacquelynne posted the final instructions and the time has come for me to decide what to do with these pretty blocks. I really don’t need another wall hanging and the embroidery patterns were of kitchen subjects, so I decided to make panel curtains for my kitchen windows. I have a bay window with three sections and a large window over the sink. I decided to make one-block sections for the two small bay windows and two blocks each in the larger windows.
The first step was to pin the blocks to a backing ….
…and then do some very simple big-stitch hand quilting along with some random starbursts.
I auditioned several different approaches to making the curtains, including using some old lace material, but decided to keep it simple and streamlined, using sashing and borders. I just completed the curtains and the first non-snowy, bright, cheerful day that comes along, I’ll post some pictures.
This has been an interesting BOM series and you can still make your version from Jacquelynne’s web site – she doesn’t archive patterns for very long, so it‘s best to copy the free patterns and save them for when it‘s time for a new project in your sewing room.
The embroidery patterns were found here.
8 thoughts on “Sew Sweet Simplicity Bonus Block #2”
Lillian, that block is so cute! I need to go back and look at the other one like that and see them together. I love the idea of curtains, and would never have thought of it. The door to my deck could use curtains, too, and I never worry about it, since it faces the woods. But how cute would that be? Thanks for the idea!
Your blocks are so cute! I think your curtains will be very pretty!
It’s been fun following along on this project. Looking forward to seeing the curtains themselves on some fine, sunny spring day.
Just when I think I couldn’t like this series anymore – I do! And I cannot wait to see your curtains………I hope it gets sunny soon!
Such fine stitching. You do beautiful work.
Kitchen curtains sounds like a fun plan.
So cute!! Love the little bird lifting the lid of the teapot. I also like those pretty colors.
I really like these blocks–and love the idea of making curtains. I hope you’ll share photos of the final product.