Jacquelynne Steves

In the studio this week…

Are you enjoying the change of seasons? Here in the northern hemisphere, we are welcoming the beginning of fall, while our friends in the southern hemisphere are looking forward to spring! Both of these seasons seem to be perfect for creative inspiration, don’t you think?

Daughter was home and I think she saw something on Pinterest which gave her the idea to make a wool flower wreath for her apartment door. She made a form out of some old coat hangers, and wrapped it with batting scraps (see- those scraps come in handy!) Then she wrapped it with some pretty twine which I had in the cabinet (I bought it years ago, and was glad that it was finally put to good use.) She went through my chest of wool for supplies to make her flowers, she had fun making all different types and shapes of blooms:

Didn’t it come out great?

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New Free Embroidery Pattern- I Love Fall!

Everyone seems to say that Fall is their favorite season, or at least in the top 2! I guess because it makes us think of snuggling up with cozy comforts, like a cup of tea, maybe a piece of freshly baked pie (who can resist the smell of a pumpkin or apple pie in the oven??), and cool weather stitching. If you love fall, I think you’ll love this little embroidery pattern…

You could also use it for a coloring sheet. Get my coloring tips in this video, and tips for using watercolor pencils in this video.

(Embroidery videos here, here, and here.)

If you would like to try the Heat n Bond lightweight fusible interfacing mentioned in my videos, please click here.

And if you like cute embroidery patterns, consider joining The Art of Home Club– there are so many new embroidery patterns released each month which are exclusive to Club members!

Click here to get the printable PDF.

25 Free Thanksgiving Quilt Patterns & Sewing Projects

The leaves are starting to change, the air is crisp… it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving! The holiday comes much sooner for our Canadian friends than for the U.S., but the sentiment is the same. Here are 25 Free Thanksgiving Quilt Patterns and Sewing Projects! You will find some wonderful projects for the season. Some are simple, some are more challenging. I think there’s something here for everyone!

Do you have favorite traditions for this holiday? Mostly, our traditions center around the food! Mom always makes her homemade cranberry relish… Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be the same without it! I always make my Simple Garlic and Butter Green Beans recipe (easy to make ahead!)  and Triple Corn Spoon Bread casserole.

Find more FUN food ideas here.

Some Thanksgiving printables here. 

We keep the decorations pretty simple- I like to decorate with lots of natural materials from our own back yard. It’s very inexpensive and like the homey, rustic look. Get some ideas in my blog post here.

**Please note that as of the writing of this post, all links are correct. These are not all my own projects- If you have a question about a particular project, please ask the owner of that specific website.

This post contains affiliate links.

Appliqued Fall Leaf Pillow

Appliqued Fall Leaf Pillow - free pattern

 

Fall Mug Rug

Free Fall Mug Rugs Pattern

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I Love Home BOM Block 3 is here!

I Love Home Free Block of the Month, with options for applique, embroidery, and piecing only | JacquelynneSteves.com

Can you believe we’re already on Block #3?! Time for another free house quilt block! PLEASE NOTE- I realize that there is A LOT OF INFORMATION IN THIS POST! PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THROUGH IT ALL- Answers to most of your questions will be found in this post. Thanks!!

The third block for the I Love Home Free Block of the Month was sent out a short time ago. If you are signed up, please check your email for your pattern. (Please note- sometimes it can several hours for the email to reach your inbox. If you don’t have it yet, please be patient and check back a little later.)

If you can’t find your email, please check your spam folder, and Gmail users please check your “Promotions” folder. If you still can’t find it, please email me comments@JacquelynneSteves.com  We do our best to answer as soon as possible. PLEASE do not comment here to tell us that you can’t find your email- you comment will be deleted! Please email for assistance. Thank you!!

VERY IMPORTANT- If you email us a question and don’t hear back in 24-48 hours, please check your spam folder! We answer all emails, so if you don’t hear back from us, it’s very possible that our response is in your spam folder!!

For technical questions, like how to download/save a PDF, etc. please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you are NOT signed up yet, please fill in the box in the upper right side bar of THIS PAGE to get your FREE block patterns! NOTE- THE PATTERNS ARE NOT ON MY WEBSITE OR BLOG- YOU MUST SIGN UP TO RECEIVE THEM BY EMAIL.

Just ONE MORE THING- Please download and save the files to your computer immediately, so that you can find them when you need them. Don’t rely on trying to find the email with the links later- As many have found, emails tend to get lost, even when you put them in a special folder :)  As this event grows larger with more and more participants, it gets more difficult for me to reply to emails requesting that I re-send the patterns. THANKS SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!

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Half Rectangle Triangle Tutorial (no special ruler required!)

Easy HRT Tutorial- Make perfect half rectangle units, no special ruler required! | JacquelynneSteves.com #quilt #quilting

Today we are going to learn about Half Rectangle Triangle (HRT) units!! This Half Rectangle Triangle Tutorial will require no special rulers. You probably know what Half Square Triangle units are- we use them A LOT in quilting. They look like this:

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Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Bread Recipe

It’s time for a little fall baking! Daughter was home for the weekend last week, and I asked her to bake something up (because, she likes to bake, and I like to eat! Ha!) We decided that it was definitely pumpkin bread season, and it’s never bad to add a little chocolate, too, right? So here is daughter’s Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Bread recipe!

Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Bread Recipe | JacquelynneSteves.com

(Looking for more fall baking recipes? Click here!)

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24 Free Projects to Sew for Fall

24 Free Projects to Sew for Fall | JacquelynneSteves.com

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the days are growing shorter and cooler… In fact, where I live, we’ve had a very early fall! It seems that it was hot hot hot one day mid-August, then the next day it was cool, and it’s been cool ever since! (I’m not complaining, it’s been wonderful weather here.) It certainly puts me in the mood for cool-weather projects, colors, and beverages (I do enjoy my tea, and last night my husband and I splurged and split a piece of Pumpkin Pecan cheesecake!) So, of course, I also love free fall sewing projects!

So here are some projects for your to get cozy with… I hope you will enjoy working on them!

As of the writing of this post, all of the links and downloads work properly. If you have a question regarding a specific pattern, please contact the owner of that particular website. This post may contain affiliate links, which means that if you make a purchase on that website, I may make a small commission at not extra cost to you. Thank you.

Fall Foil Leaf Pillow

Fall Flannel Table Runner

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Free House Quilt Block-I Love Home BOM Block 2 is here!

Are you ready for block #2?! Time for another free house quilt block! PLEASE NOTE- I realize that there is A LOT OF INFORMATION IN THIS POST! PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THROUGH IT ALL- Answers to most of your questions will be found in this post. Thanks!!

The second block for the I Love Home Free Block of the Month was sent out a short time ago. If you are signed up, please check your email for your pattern. (Please note- sometimes it can several hours for the email to reach your inbox. If you don’t have it yet, please be patient and check back a little later.)

If you can’t find your email, please check your spam folder, and Gmail users please check your “Promotions” folder. If you still can’t find it, please email me comments@JacquelynneSteves.com  We do our best to answer as soon as possible. PLEASE do not comment here to tell us that you can’t find your email- you comment will be deleted! Please email for assistance. Thank you!!

VERY IMPORTANT- If you email us a question and don’t hear back in 24-48 hours, please check your spam folder! We answer all emails, so if you don’t hear back from us, it’s very possible that our response is in your spam folder!!

For technical questions, like how to download/save a PDF, etc. please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you are NOT signed up yet, please fill in the box in the upper right side bar of THIS PAGE to get your FREE block patterns! NOTE- THE PATTERNS ARE NOT ON MY WEBSITE OR BLOG- YOU MUST SIGN UP TO RECEIVE THEM BY EMAIL.

Just ONE MORE THING- Please download and save the files to your computer immediately, so that you can find them when you need them. Don’t rely on trying to find the email with the links later- As many have found, emails tend to get lost, even when you put them in a special folder :)  As this event grows larger with more and more participants, it gets more difficult for me to reply to emails requesting that I re-send the patterns. THANKS SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!

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In the studio this week!

What glorious weather we are having here! It’s been in the 70’s and low 80’s for several days, and we are expecting more of the same over the next several days. But I’m thinking of and praying for those of you braving Hurricane Harvey down in the Houston area! I can relate- when we first married, my husband and I were living down on St. Croix where my husband worked for an oil refinery. We were there for Hurricane Hugo. It was really scary- our house was spared (though we had quite a bit of damage), but many of our friends lost everything. There were bare slabs of concrete where houses once stood, and palm trees were sheared off in half. The local firehouse served as a shelter that night, and we listened to the wind whip through- and start to pull the roof off while we were inside. To this day, I hate extreme winds, I’ve seen first hand what they can do.

I realized that I forgot to share these shots my husband took in our back yard several weeks ago- 2 little spotted fawns appeared one Sunday morning, and happily munched on the grass. Mama was no where to be seen. So cute and sweet.

It’s starting to feel like fall, and I found a 50% off fall decor sale this past weekend while I was out shopping! I picked up this beauty… I know it’s a little early, but I figured, why put it away and then have to take it out in just a couple of weeks?? So it is happily displayed on our front door (on the interior side). I love how that yellow pops against the dark door!

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Wonky I Love Home House Block!

Last week, I was doing some work on my website and realized that I have a Wonky House Block tutorial…. and then I thought about the I Love Home BOM that we’re working on right now… and then I had a crazy idea to combine the two! (Yes, I know- I really live on the edge, lol.)

So, in addition to the applique, embroidery, and just piecing instructions found in the BOM pattern, you now have a FOURTH option for making the I Love Home quilt (gee, I wish I had thought of this sooner!!)  (more…)