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The fourth block for Maggie’s First Dance 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.)
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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!!!!
Read through to the end of this post to find out how you can win a really great prize :)
And now, my blocks!
Here is my appliqued version of block #4:
And here is my embroidered version. Again, I used 3 strands of Aurifloss #2630 embroidery floss by Aurifil- I love this “modern” gray color! I also used Lightweight Fusible Interfacing* on the back of my embroidery. I didn’t used to use interfacing on the back of my embroidery, but I like how it gives a little more body to the fabric, and adds an extra layer so any extra threads on the back don’t show through to the front.
Sew Along Day
Sew Along Day will be held on Saturday, September 17, from noon til 4 pm Eastern time. Mark your calendars for a fun time to catch up on your blocks, see what others are making, be inspired, and of course, win cool prizes!!!
Can you do me a favor?? There’s still time to sign up, so if you have a friend (or 2 or 3) who would like this project, please invite them along!
Lots of people tell me that their favorite part of the Block of the Month is seeing all of the different fabrics people choose- and I agree! Amazing how different a block can look with different fabrics! Please show us your blocks!! You have lots of ways to “show-off”!!
~~Sew Quilty Friends Facebook Group– we’ve just started a new Facebook group about a week ago and it’s already so much fun :) Lots of quilty chatting going on and new friends being made. It’s also a great place to ask questions about the BOM, or any quilt related questions. Join here and post your photos.
~~My Facebook Page– post your photos to my Facebook page. You can use hashtag #MaggieQuilt and mention me @JacquelynneJostSteves
~~Instagram– post your photos to Instagram and tag #MaggieQuilt and mention me @JacquelynneSteves
~~Linky Page– this is brand new- you can post your photos right here on my website!! We haven’t done this before, so I hope it works OK, lol. Please click here and follow the instructions at the top. You don’t have to have a blog or website to add your photos. This is great for those of you who don’t use other social media (such as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.)
***Even if you don’t choose to post your photos, please visit the sites above to see everyone’s work! It’s really a lot of fun!
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This month, we are giving away a pattern bundle from Snuggles Quilts! Each of our featured bloggers will be giving away this pretty bundle, retail value $30 US. Giveaway is open to US and international readers. That’s 8 bundles we’re giving away!
I was browsing around the Snuggles Quilts site, and every pattern is cuter than the next!
For your chance to win a beautiful pattern bundle, please visit the blogs below. Please note- there is no giveaway on this post- you must enter at the blogs below.
- Snuggles Quilts (Deanne is a “guest blogger” this month! Be sure to check out her beautiful block! She is also giving away a pattern bundle!)
- LilyPad Quilting
- My Go-Go Life
- Grey Dogwood Studio
- The Crafty Quilter
- The Quilting Nook
- EvaPaige Quilt Designs
- Farmhouse Quilts
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This month’s sponsor- Snuggles Quilts! Adorable quilt patterns & beautiful books!
OK peeps- It’s time to hit those machines and get to work!!
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