Jacquelynne Steves

Final Month for Maggie’s First Dance Block of the Month!


Oh, Friends- can you believe we are at the end?? While the BOM lasts for about 6 months, Maggie and I have been “dancing” for over a year now! It was over a year ago that I designed her and chose the fabrics that we would be using. It’s a bit like having your children grow up and move out of the house- the promise of peace and quiet sounds nice, but you know that you will miss them terribly!!!

Last year, at this time, I had the next BOM planned… but I’m running a little behind this year… getting our new Club up and running took up a good chunk of time over the last couple of months. But don’t worry- my mind is turning over some ideas for 2017’s Block of the Month!

Whether you’ve been with us from the very beginning, or if you just joined in today, I hope you have been enjoying it!! For me, it is such a thrill to see people making and loving a pattern that I have designed…   Getting your emails and seeing your posts on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter is soooooooo much fun!

Remember- soon the free pattern links will be de-activated (somewhere around the end of this month, or the beginning of December). Please download and print and/or save the pattern PDFs- once the links are deactivated, I WILL NOT be giving out the patterns!! Thanks!

(Please note- the patterns do NOT appear here on my blog or website, you must sign up by clicking here and they will be delivered to your email. Yep- they’re free!)

As usual, we are having a great GIVEAWAY this month! Please read through this post to the bottom to find out how to enter.

And now, onto the fun!

I made 2 versions of the blocks, machine applique and hand embroidery. For the machine appliqued blocks, I made the block as shown in the pattern, using 5 setting blocks. Here is my finished quilt:


My friend Danny used her long-arm machine to quilt a cute flower in the “blank” centers of the setting blocks:


Here’s another closeup. I like how the gray corners of all the blocks create that secondary “little block”:


And a peak at the back! You can really see the gorgeous quilting! (and of course, a cute quilt needs a cute quilt label!)



For my embroidered blocks, I decided to make a table runner. I omitted the setting blocks from Month 5, and just added some gray 1 1/2″ sashing strips and borders (finished size 1″ wide). I can’t wait to get this quilted! I think these colors will be a cheerful addition to my decor for just about any season! (Many of you have asked about these fabrics- they are from several different fabric lines, including Camelot and Moda.)




Let’s Share!

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– Lots of quilty chatting going on and new friends being made in the group! 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

~~Pinterest– you can pin your photos to our group Pinterest board. Please email me comments@JacquelynneSteves.com for an invitation to pin to the board.

~~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!

Did you miss previous blog posts, full of inspiration?

Read about block 1 here.

Read about block 2 here.

Read about block 3 here.

Read about block 4 here.

Read about block 5 here. 

The Giveaway!

This month’s giveaway prize is provided by New Leaf Stitches– It’s a pack of Clearly Perfect Angles. You know, we make a lot of HST’s in my BOM’s- if you hate drawing those lines on your fabric, you will love this! Never draw another line!


For your chance to win this handy prize, please visit the blogs below. Please note- there is no giveaway on this post- you must enter at the blogs below. You can enter at each blog- that gives you at least 7 chances to win! Open to U.S. and International readers.

Our AWESOME Sponsors!

Please visit all of our generous sponsors below:

This month’s sponsor- New Leaf Stitches! Check out the site for books & patterns, useful notions, and Kari’s fun blog.











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*This page contains affiliate links, which means that if you decide to make a purchase, I will receive a small percentage at no extra cost to you. This income helps me to pay for my website, email service for sending out the block patterns, groceries, mortgage…. all that fun stuff! Thanks!

Coming Up!

At the end of the month, I will be giving away a huge Grand Prize here on my blog! This is the prize:


Remember, the above prize will be given away at the end of November 2016, so be sure to check back for your chance to win!!!

Have A Quilty Day-MaggieFlower_JacquelynneSteves


  • Bonnie Thiem
    Posted November 7, 2016 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    I have all the patterns ready to start. I’ve been getting ready for our church Craft Fair which was this past weekend. Now I can start catching up on other things.

  • MJ Amirault
    Posted November 7, 2016 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    I have not done the setting blocks yet but have that on the agenda as soon as I finish my Christmas sewing!! So excited to get the instructions to finish the quilt. I did too many BOM this year and didn’t have that feeling of accomplishing anything, but now everything is going to come together. Thank you Jacquelynne for this wonderful challenge. I have learnt to love appliqué, something I had not done very much of before.

  • Diana (Nanna Ray)
    Posted November 7, 2016 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Thanks #Jacquelynne for another wonderful BOM. We have been travelling again for the last two months so I am a bit behind with my blocks but hope to have them finished by Christmas and quilted on my new Pfaff Sweet Sixteen machine. Looking forward to seeing your next BOM creation for 2017. Happy stitching from Nanna Ray. http://Www.1cr8ivMiss.blogspot.com.au

  • Birdie Cade
    Posted November 7, 2016 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    Can’the wait to retire in January & have time to stitch my blocks!!

  • Cheryl Lea
    Posted November 7, 2016 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for this awesome BOM! Your finished quilt is gorgeous.

  • Margaret (margiestitcher)
    Posted November 8, 2016 at 3:08 am | Permalink

    your quilt looks amazing and love the quilting you have done on it. Have not found a border fabric for mine yet but hope to get it completed soon

  • Karen
    Posted November 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Loved doing this quilt…

  • Judy
    Posted November 9, 2016 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much for this amazing BOM. I have kept up every month and am excited to put it all together.

  • Joanna
    Posted November 10, 2016 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Your quilt is beautifully made and beautifully quilted. Thank you for the BOM. It’s been fun.

  • Darlene Poirier
    Posted November 11, 2016 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    Your quilt is beautiful. love how it is quilted. I had so much fun with this Bom. looking forward to the next one!!!!

  • Lyn Campbell
    Posted November 12, 2016 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    Thankyou so much for your wonderful blocks, its a stunning quilt i adore applique, i’m looking forward to completing it in the near future but Christmas is taking priority at the moment. I would love to win some of your lovely products.

  • Marie-Josee Desilets
    Posted November 12, 2016 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    I did not started yet but im keeping evething for later!

  • Denise Parish
    Posted November 12, 2016 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    Have once again loved this BOM. I have just finished quilting and binding Cozy Afternoon and am pleased with the results. I will post when we get a decent day. Now to join all my blocks together and quilt Maggie. Would really love to actually win something as I never have.

  • Phyllis Sheppars
    Posted November 29, 2016 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    Love all the blocks for Maggie’s First Dance. Ive been quilting about ten years. Thanks for the blocks and a chance to win

  • Martha Campbell
    Posted November 29, 2016 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    I love these blocks. Can’t wait to get started on 2017. I’ve been quilting since I was 12 years old . . . oh my!! I just realized that’s 50 years!! Time flies when you’re having fun

  • Deborah Evans
    Posted November 29, 2016 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

    I have started making the Maggie’s First Dance blocks. I have set them aside to repair a quilt for a friend who has a brain tumor. Her mother made the quilt in 1949. There have been many pieces to be replaced as a lot of the fabric was thread bare. I am down to putting a binding on the quilt and it will be finished. I am looking forward to finishing Maggie’s First Dance for my granddaughter for Christmas. Thank you for an opportunity to win items that will enhance quilting.

  • nancy mccallips
    Posted November 30, 2016 at 1:04 am | Permalink

    Love Maggies first dance! I’ve been quilting for 30yrs now and it’s the best hobby I’ve ever had! Can’t wait for the 2017 BOM!

  • Janet
    Posted November 30, 2016 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    Quilting for about 25 years – and appreciate finding your “Maggies First Dance” on your site. 2017 BOM is anticipated as well. Thank you.

  • Kathryn Russell
    Posted November 30, 2016 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    I started quilting in 2006 after I retired after 37 years with the same company. I always loved to do hand work when I had time. With a full time job, a single parent to a daughter who like to participate in sports, going to night school, and keeping a house time was very little. Today I quilt when ever I can and give away most of my quilts. Why make them if you can’t share with others.

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