Sew Sweet Simplicity Setting Option

***This Giveaway is CLOSED***

The final installment of the Sew Sweet Simplicity Block of the Month comes out today.  As a fortunate pattern tester, I had a  month to think about this ahead of time and had a lot of fun designing a setting plan that used the 12 blocks I created so far (2 each of the six Jacquelynne designed).


By creating alternate blocks and setting the whole thing on point, the finished top is 50″ x 67″, a large throw/couch quilt. If you added a border or two, it would be a twin size quilt.  Not too bad for 12 fancy blocks and a few extras!


The alternating blocks use the central snowball block that anchors each of the other blocks.  A set of written directions follows. This was a fun finish.  I wish I could say it was completely finished, but the top is at the quilters right now.  I’ll share more as soon as it is back from visiting Tara to get some of her magic.


As usual, there is a giveaway and more fun (Including a preview of an upcoming event that might or might not include another block of the month.  Shhh!  Don’t tell!) from Jacquelynne.  Enter the giveaway here and on the other participating blogs to have a chance at more nice prizes.


Here you can leave a comment for a chance at an e-book, retail value $14.95. There are several  little projects in this book along with recipes and fun crafts and projects that kids (of all ages) can do. At the Art of Home,  Jacquelynne’s own blog, she is giving away a large prize, which includes thread, patterns, book, tote bag and more. Retail value $70.


Tutorial:  Alternating 12″ Snowball Block

CUTTING: one 6-1/2″ square four 2″ squares two 3-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ rectangles background fabric two 3-1/2″ x 12-1/2″ rectangles background fabric ASSEMBLY: 1. Attach the 2″ squares to the corners of the 6-1/2″ square using the diagonal stitch-and-flip method as shown in the block patterns designed for the Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM. Press. 2. Attach the 3-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ rectangles background fabric to the sides of the 6-1/2″ block. Press. 3. Attach the 3-1/2″ x 12-1/2″ rectangles background fabric to finish the alternating block.  Press.


I used six of these in this on-point layout. The setting triangles are 3 blocks 18-1/4″ squares, cut diagonally twice.  You will have two left over.  The setting corners are two blocks 9-3/8″, cut diagonally once. The quilt went together easily.  If an on-point setting appeals to you, consider alternating blocks.  It gives a new look (and a larger quilt).

54 thoughts on “Sew Sweet Simplicity Setting Option

  1. Your finished top looks great. I can’t belive how different it looks in different colors and with a plain block in the middle. Can’t wait to see what it looks like quilted

  2. Thanks, Deanna! Another wonderful top. I love your setting. I have found a setting block I really like, but it will take some time because it’s a little complicated. I’m in no hurry. I do love these blocks! At least the three I’ve made so far. LOL

  3. I love this! Its very southwestern, and thus on trend. What fabrics did you use might I ask? Thanks!

  4. Your quilt is very pretty! I love that you turned the quilt into a twelve block top – you’ve been busy! It’s been so much fun being a fellow blogger on this project! Barb

  5. I’d love to win a copy of the book. It was fun to see your blog and what you’ve done with the Sew Sweet Simplicity blocks. Adding the extra snowball blocks was a nice touch.

  6. It is interesting how each quilter has chosen such unique ways to make their blocks and finish this quilt. Thanks for sharing yours with us.

  7. that is so pretty and I hadn’t until now noticed how southwestern it looks…my daughter (Flagstaff, AZ) would love it…I’m going to have to go back and collect the block patterns…and I do like the alternating snowball blocks…tooo many ideas—toooo little time!!!!

  8. Wowie!! Your Quilt is Amazing! So different than the others…uniquely yours! Looove it!

    Thanks too…for chance to win 🙂

  9. Your colour palette is striking – beautiful. Your block arrangement is very pretty and I would like to see it after the magic has been applied!
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  10. I love how you finished your quilt!!! It’s beautiful!!! I’m so impressed with all of the different outcomes from the same pattern…I’m a new quilter, but so in love with all of this fun!!!

  11. Deanna, this is just beautiful! What a great way to grow your quilt by setting the blocks on point and adding the snoballs to fill. This has really been a fun process!

  12. So pretty! The white background is so fresh and sets off the blocks beautifully! Such a great idea! I have 4 blocks made and need to get busy to finish my project!

  13. You were industrious, making extra blocks. I love your setting. My 6 aren’t completely finished, but it was been a fun BOM. Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. I love the look of the quilt with the vibrant colors and the white background. It really stands out! Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. Thanks for sharing your idea for finishing the quilt. Your quilt top is beautiful. I am excited about getting to my quilt blocks and putting them together.

  16. Your quilt looks beautiful. I love the fabrics/colors. I’m doing the six block version. Can’t wait for the next block to be released. Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. Would love to win! But it is more fun to see how everyone puts their quilts together and how the same pattern can be so different.

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