Jacquelynne Steves

New Free Embroidery Pattern- Home Tweet Home

Here is my latest free embroidery pattern, called Home Tweet Home. There’s no place like home- even if you’re a little birdy! Wouldn’t this be cute on a dishtowel? 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.

What other ideas do you have for this pattern? Let us know in the comments!!

(Embroidery videos here, here, and here.)

Click here for a printable PDF of this pattern. 

19 Awesome Father’s Day Gifts to Sew!

It’s one month until Father’s Day! Are you looking for some great Father’s Day Gifts to sew up? It can be hard to find gifts to make for the guys- but I’ve found 19 awesome ideas for you! Most of these can be completed in an afternoon. What a great way to show dad (or any wonderful guy in your life) how much you appreciate him! Best part- these are all FREE tutorials and patterns!

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Dandy Drive Quilt Along Wrap Up & Giveaway

It’s graduation season! Last Saturday, my oldest daughter graduated with her Master’s degree in school counseling. It’s been very cool here all week, and Saturday it looked like it was going to rain all day- not good for outdoor graduation! But the rain held off, and the ceremony went as planned.

Tomorrow, youngest daughter graduates with her undergrad degree- and more chance of rain! Fingers crossed that once again the weather cooperates! Next year, she will be off to grad school to pursue a doctoral degree. Yes, I’m a pretty proud mom right now! (more…)

Free Embroidery Pattern- “Hope”

This is a QUICK post! There’s a lot going on here… getting ready for the 2017 Block of the Month, and lots of “behind the scenes stuff”. Spring is definitely here- in fact, for some of you, it may actually be feeling like Summer! Here is a sweet and simple embroidery pattern for you to stitch up while sitting on the porch, on the beach, or maybe in the car while on a road trip…. 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.)

Enjoy, my friends!!

Click here for printable PDF of pattern.

Dandy Drive Quilt Along- Week 5

It’s week 5 of the Dandy Drive Quilt Along- have you been following along? We have made all of our blocks, and now it’s time to put them together. This is the quilt that you can make if you make 11 flowers and 6 butterflies as described in the original pattern:

 

I made just 1 flower and 2 butterflies, then I added several borders- this made for a very quick project and allowed me to showcase some really pretty fabrics. I will admit that I really didn’t plan this out too much- I just made a bunch of border strips, and added them until I was happy. Then, I decided I wanted it just a little larger, so I added the pink borders to the sides: (more…)

Dandy Drive Quilt Along- Week 4

Here we are at Week 4 of the Sew Along, and I think this is my favorite block! Hop on over here to get your patterns for this quilt along, if you haven’t done so already! this quilt along is being hosted by Sarah J. Maxwell and Pat Sloan, and the pattern was designed by Sarah. And we have another giveaway, so read on!

Week 1 we made the flower centers:

Week 2 we made the flower petals:

Week 3 we made stems and leaves:

And now, we are making the Butterflies! Aren’t they pretty!  (more…)

My Summer Table Runner in Quilts & More Magazine!

It’s been so exciting to have my table runner series featured in Quilts & More magazine during the year of 2017! TODAY the summer 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.

Do you like sunflowers? Yes? Then I think you will like this table runner! I’ve done a pieced “split rail” block for the background, and I like how the applique extends onto the blue border. It was really fun going through my scraps to find different yellows and greens for the applique.

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Dandy Drive Quilt Along- Week 3

It’s Week 3 of the Dandy Drive Sew Along- how are you doing? Remember you can get the free patterns here. And we have

In the last couple of weeks, we’ve made our flower centers and added the petals:

Now it’s time to make our stems and leaves! Doesn’t that black background look great? (It is Moda Essential Dots.) Here’s the stem and leaf block: (more…)

In the studio this week…

This is one of my favorite times of the year… the sun is coming up earlier… and I’m awakened to the commotion of birds chirping chirping chirping away outside the window… they each seem to be clamoring to be the loudest in the tree… it’s as if they can’t wait for their day to start! Sometimes they are so impatient that they start chirping even before the sun comes up.

I’ve been working on some painting, just a little at a time… just trying to grab 10 or 20 minutes here or there. You can see that the warm spring weather has inspired me to paint some pretty butterflies- pretty soon, we will have the real things in our gardens:

 

I’ve been working on the 2017 Block of the Month! The applique is all done, and I’ve been putting the blocks together. Soon, we will be cutting and folding the fabric for kits. I still need a name for this BOM, though! Club members got a sneak peek a few months ago… look for an announcement in the next month or so. The first block pattern will go out in August!

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Dandy Drive Quilt Along- Week 2

It’s week 2 of the Dandy Drive Quilt Along! If you haven’t started yet, never fear! Just  hop over here to the blog of Sarah J Maxwell for the instructions. And yes, there’s another GIVEAWAY, so read on….

This week, we are going to add the petals to our flowers. Last week, I showed you my flower center.

Here is the completed flower:

Here are a couple of tips for making this block: (more…)