It seems everyone is always looking for a quick little project to stitch up! Maybe you need a gift in a hurry, or maybe you just have a free afternoon and want a project you can finish up in a couple of hours. These are all great options that I think you will have a lot of fun with. Wrap them with a cute mug and a packet of tea or hot cocoa, and you’ve got an excellent gift :)
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The big news around here this week, of course, is that the first block pattern for the I Love Home BOM was released on Monday! Yippee! And DEFINITELY check out the bloggers’ posts- their projects are amazing!!! I’m sure it will inspire you to get to work on your project!!
(If you haven’t signed up for the BOM yet, please click here. If you’re signed up but you’re having trouble finding your email, please do not comment on this post. Just email me so we can look you up on the list comments@JacquelynneSteves.com )
Here’s a little bit of what’s been going on, both in and out of the studio! (more…)
It’s FINALLY here! 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 first 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 As this is the first month, and there may be a few “kinks” to work out, it may take us a little while to get back to you, but we will 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!!
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!!!!
So… HERE. WE. GO!!!
Read through to the end of this post to find out how you can win a really great prize :)
The first block is super simple! The blocks will get more complicated as we go along (but nothing you can’t handle, LOL!) In addition to the first block pattern, this month you are also receiving the “Preliminary Cutting Instructions.” This will allow you to cut EVERYTHING for all of your blocks and borders NOW- that way, you can use the fabrics as efficiently as possible, and you get to just do the fun sewing part each month!
I made the sample quilt using machine applique. I love machine applique because it’s fast- that means I can get on to my next project! This quilt was made mostly with Sugar Pie fabric (Moda Fabrics). Isn’t it “cozy” and pretty? (If you love these fabrics, I still have a few kits left, please click here.)
Hey! Did you know that the I Love Home Free Block of the Month starts in less than a week!! Eeek! You are going to love our featured bloggers- they will give you lots of creative inspiration! Today I’m introducing them to you, and next week when we start the BOM you will also be hopping over to their blogs to enter the giveaways! Be sure to stop by this week as well and say hello!
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading some new blogs! Are you excited for the start of Block of the Month?
I Love Birds! I think because they represent freedom- they just fly where ever their little hearts desire! They also sing- I love listening to their songs! I have several bird song CD’s which I enjoy listening to. Now, here’s something that may be odd- I love outdoor birds, but birds indoors in cages kind of freak me out a little! I have no idea why :)
Here are some birds which you can keep and give as gifts all year round- they don’t sing, but they sure are cute!! (more…)
I can’t believe we are halfway through 2017! It’s been really fun to have my table runner projects featured in each issue of Quilts & More magazine this year. TODAY the autumn issue will be released- so check your newsstands or local quilt shop, or if you have a subscription run right out to the mailbox to see if it’s arrived! You can also get a digital copy here.
I chose a palette of “modern” fall colors- soft, almost-but-not-quite-pastel teals, coral, yellow, and purple. It’ still says “autumn,” but it’s a little more unexpected than the standard fall palette of brown, gold, and orange. The dark brown leaf shapes stand out on the pieced background- because this pieced background seems a little bit “busy,” going with a bold silhouette shape was necessary to make sure it didn’t get “lost”:
My quilter, Danny, used metallic thread for the veins in the leaves, it adds a really pretty, shimmery touch, don’t you think? (more…)
Hi there, Friends! I feel like I’ve been so out of touch with you all here on my blog. It has been CRAZY. Like, C-R-A-Z-Y! Not just in the studio, getting ready for our free BOM which starts soon, but lots & lots of personal stuff too. Like, moving youngest daughter into her grad school apartment 4 hours away, and some very serious health issues with our parents which we are dealing with, plus some other assorted stuff, has made for a very stressful last couple of months. I’m doing my best to do the stuff that I HAVE to do, and trying not to feel too guilty about the other stuff which has fallen to the wayside (like my blog!) Hopefully, things will calm down soon, and get back to normal (whatever “normal” is, ha ha. I’ve come to the conclusion that there really is no such thing as normal- you just need to take each day as it comes, and be grateful for it all, good and bad.)
Anyway…. today I will be on the American Patchwork & Quilting podcast! I will be chatting with my friend Pat Sloan about … UFO’s! Because, hey- we ALL have them! And some of us have a better “attitude” about them than others!! I hope you will listen in- if you can’t make it live, then you can catch the recording at any time! (Click here to hear the interview.)
In the studio, I’ve been working on lots of stuff but I’ve just been too busy to post about it :( Like these cute little projects for The Art of Home Club:
Remember in my last post, I showed you all kinds of ideas for fabrics for the I Love Home Free Block of the Month? Well, now it’s your turn! Here is something fun for you to do while you are “patiently” waiting for the I Love Home BOM to start- it’s a coloring sheet for the I Love Home quilt. You can print out as many as you want, get out your colored pencils or markers, and play with all kinds of color combinations! Have fun with it! Your kids and grandkids will probably have fun being a “designer” as well. Try out all kinds of color palettes to see what you like best.
Have you signed up for the Free I Love Home Block of the Month yet? No?? Just click here– it’s going to be so much fun!!
Yep, the BOM patterns and sew along are Free! Yippee! Want to get an optional kit to make a quilt just like the one below? Click here.
Let’s talk about fabrics, OK? One of the things I love best about quilting is how many different looks you get from the same pattern, just by choosing different fabrics. It’s always a lot of fun during our BOM events to see what everyone is doing! Today, I thought I’d show you a ton of ideas for making this year’s quilt. These all show a “focus” fabric in the center of the blocks, but of course you can also make the applique or embroidery option (included in the free pattern.)
As promised, here is the fabric requirement and supply list so you can start thinking about your Block of the Month project. If you haven’t sign up yet for this FREE Block of the Month project, click here for more information.
Approximate Finished Size of Quilt- 54 1/2” x 68”.
Fabric below includes enough for applique (see image below). If you choose to make the quilt without applique, you will have some leftovers.