Friday, January 1, 2021

2021 free BOM - Block 1 POSIES...


It's a new year, a new day, a fresh start...and "POSIES" - a brand new free block of the month!

On the first of each month throughout 2021 I'll be gifting you one sweet little Posies block to stitch, applique and border in a pretty fabric from your stash.

Posies is a scrappy quilt, purposely designed to use up some of those favoured leftover pieces of fabric we have stored away. 

The completed quilt measures 23.5" wide x 30.25" high

The twelve individual blocks measure 6.5" before piecing into the quilt (6" within the quilt).

I've fussy cut tiny motifs from my Tilda scraps for the applique. This may be something you'd like to try too? When you look through your fabrics you will be surprised at how many little designs are sprinkled here and there - a posy, a bloom, a butterfly, a teapot, a bee...spend time playing eye-spy with your fabrics as you prepare all your fabrics and notions for "Posies". 

Block 1 - teacup posey

Do you like that little bee in the applique? 
This block features backstitch, lazy daisy, chain stitch, satin stitch and colonial knots - plus blanket stitch around the applique cup.

Now, you may be new to embroidery and the thought of so many different stitches has you a tad anxious?
Don't be concerned. 

Need a tutorial for backstitch and lazy daisy stitch? Go HERE where I also share a free practice pattern.
Imagine this block done mostly in backstitch. Imagine you learn to sew lazy daisy leaves and discover them quite easy. That can be a game changer for newbie stitchers.

Don't know how to blanket stitch applique?
GO HERE where I'll take you through the steps and give you another free practice pattern to try first.

Satin stitch a bit daunting?
HERE is a good tutorial.

Colonial knots new to you?
Have a look at THIS tutorial.
Alternatively, try a French Knot which is simpler, by following THIS tutorial.

I love chain stitch for those details I want to stand out.
HERE is a good chain stitch tutorial.

POSIES was free until January 1st 2022.

The complete 2021 POSIES quilt is now available from my ETSY Shop.

I hope you stitch and sew along with me this year! I have so many ideas to share and of course two memberships which will delight your stitching fingers and your homemaker heart.

Let's Stitch Again monthly pattern club - here - which runs for 12 months...

...and The Homemakers Heart digital magazine - here - which is a monthly publication featuring new stitchery patterns, sewing projects, recipes, homemaking articles, encouragement, faith and more.

Did you miss my free Posies pincushion pattern the other day? I always stitch a new pinnie when beginning a fresh quilt project.

You'll find that blog post here and the link to download the pattern is there as well. 

Well my friends, thank you for being here through 2020 and I welcome you to visit often in this new year ahead. My hope and prayer is that we can encourage and inspire each other, sew many lovely things from our stash, learn something new along the way, and walk closer with Jesus than ever before.

Bless you heaps, and happy new year!


PS: There are NEW patterns in my Etsy Shop  today. 


Beth said...

Happy New Year! May your love for Jesus bloom and grow this year like the posies on your quilt - full of joy, grace and hope! Blessings!!

Robin in New Jersey said...

Happy New Year! I am looking forward to getting back into embroidery and participating in this BOM.

Sherry said...

Happy New Year, Jenny! Hope this one finds you and your family happy, healthy and blessed!

Sharon Aurora said...

It is so lovely, Jenny. Thank you. Happy New Year!

Joanne said...

Hi Jenny,
Happy New Year ! to you and your family !
A lovely way to start the day and the new year with a Posie stitchery ! Thank you! And all the and links too :)

Palkó said...

I wish you a blessed, happy new year!
Thank you for all pattern, I like it! :)
Hugs, Palkó

sam said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. Sending blessings to all. Thank you for this sweet stitch a long. I am looking forward to it.

Bonni said...

Happy New Year. Thank you for helping to keep the stitching traditions alive.

Susan said...

Happy New Year, Jenny. Wishing, you and your family peace, health, happiness, and prosperity in the coming year. I am looking forward to his stitch along.

Pilarín said...

Feliz Año Nuevo lleno de proyectos compartidos!!!
Todos mis mejores deseos para ti y tu familia!!!

Gracias por el bloque 1. Es precioso, como todo lo que sale de tus manos de ángel.

Besos desde España,

Tammy said...

Happy New Years. May 2021 be a wonderful and prosperous year for your family in all ways. Thank you for Block 1 of posies

Jill said...

Happy New Year to you and your family and I hope that 2021 brings you all that you wish for. Thank you for the 'Posies' BOM and I look forward to stitching along with everyone.

Di S said...

this looks to be another beautiful BOM. Thank you Jenny

Patti said...

Awww, how cute! Thank you! And thank you, Jenny, for sharing 'how to' links. I admit satin stitching...whew! I avoid whenever possible! So I will take a look at that resource. And thank you for your inspirations, encouragements and sharing faith in 2020 and look forward to your sharing in 2021! May 2021 be full of blessings for you and yours.

Donna said...

Wishing you a Happy Healthy and Creative New Year. Your work is just beautiful and your block of the month looks so inviting..I may have to join you. Donna

Allie said...

Absolutely gorgeous my friend!

Susan said...

Thanks so much, Jenny. I downloaded right away, but I'm still all over the place in planning my year. =)

Brenda said...

Hello Jenny, Happy New Year! This is going to be a fantastic quilt to create with your special embroidery/applique/pieced block designs. Lately, I have been having a great time finishing and starting many hand embroidery projects that are bringing such a special happiness back into my life. Thank you, once again, for sharing your splendid talents and love with us. I pray the Lord continues to shine down on you, your family and your life as he is once again shining his light and love upon me, my family and life once again. As you know his light and love are always with us, he never leaves...sometimes we forgot to see that light and love and let it dim from our view. May your faith always continue to let his light and love surround you and lead you as you always let that light and love shine through you and your words. Thank you and God Bless!

Judy1522 said...

Happy New Year to you and your family Jenny. I pray that you have a year of health, joy and blessings from God. Thank you so much for the beautiful BOM

pat chester said...

Wishing you and your family God's abundant blessings throughout 2021. I may try some of the posie blocks as I want to do some embroidery. will need to check the fabrics I have.

Wilna said...

I wonder how you organize your day with everything that entails housekeeping, running your own business, blogging and doing all the wonderful embroidered patterns. Care to share that with us? A quilting friend of mine spend her days setting a timer every 15min, so for 15 min she does laundry, then she quilt for 15 minutes, then 15 minutes for doing dishes and so forth. She says it help her stay on track with doing household tasks as one get so easily sidetracked.

Lynette said...

This is such a pretty BOM! Thank you so very much for sharing it freely with us.

Kim said...

This is going to be so much fun! I had thought I would not make the pincushion since I have plenty to do, but I just came up with my word for the year and since I used one of your designs a few years ago to make a medallion with my word of the year, I just might do that again with this cute little freebie. Thank you again for your generosity and inspiration.