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

Today we are releasing the border instructions for our block of the month quilt! Wow! What a fun adventure this project has been!


The border instructions 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.)

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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.

Even though this is the last month of patterns and instructions, in January we will be having a HUGE GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY!!! Be sure to stick around for that! 

It’s time to take a look at the finished quilt! Before I show you the photos of my finished quilt, let me show you what happened while I was taking those photos! I had a visitor in the yard!!

He had been hanging around in the yard all morning, which I thought was odd since skunks are mostly nocturnal, so I called Animal Control. The officer came out and said that since the skunk was not acting erratically, it was most likely out foraging since the weather was turning colder. He told me that usually skunks will give you a warning before spraying, they will charge you and jump up and down on their front paws. So later, I went outside to take my photos and took Alfie out with me. Just about 2 minutes later, I heard Alfie barking like crazy- I ran over, and there was Alfie sitting right next to the skunk and barking his head off! I calmly called Alfie over to me (thank goodness he obeyed!), I gave him a whiff and no stink!! Thank goodness again! I called him into the house, and went back out and found the skunk just “moseying” around the yard, and heading toward my quilt. I just had to wait it out to see what he would do! He walked by the quilt, took a look at it, and luckily he didn’t think that the quilt “stunk” and kept going! I have not seen him since, though I suspect that he may be living in our barn so we’re still keeping an eye out for him.

So, here are my photos!

Look at the beautiful quilting that my friend Daniela did! I think she really enjoys “doodling” with long-arm machine- the patterns that she created are really fun:

And of course- don’t forget to label your quilt!! (Get your labels here.)

We LOVE seeing your blocks! Our Sew Quilty Friends Facebook group has been super active this year- I think we’ve got at least 100 different block photos there (and counting!!!) Stop by one or two of the places below and see the incredible blocks everyone has been making!

~~Sew Quilty Friends Facebook Group– Our Facebook group has been around for about a year now, and it is a ton of fun! 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 #ILoveHomeQuilt and mention me @JacquelynneJostSteves

~~Instagram– post your photos to Instagram and tag #ILoveHomeQuilt and mention me @JacquelynneSteves

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

***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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And now…. the really FUN part… the prizes!!!

This month’s prize is a $25 gift card from Thermoweb! Thermoweb makes a lot of products that you will enjoy using! I use the Heat n Bond Fusible Web all the time for machine applique and Lightweight Fusible Interfacing for hand embroidery. Read below to find out how to enter…

Please visit the featured bloggers to enter the giveaway over on their blogs- that’s 8 chances to win! (There is no giveaway here on my blog, you must visit the blogs below to enter).

You will love visiting the bloggers above- not just to enter the giveaway, but also to see their fabric choices and see which techniques they’ve used. We have examples of piecing only, applique, and embroidery. “Sew” much inspiration!

Our giveaways this year are fabulous! I am really excited about the prizes we are offering, you are going to LOVE them! Here are our sponsors- please visit their websites and see all the quilt-y and sewing goodness that they have to offer!


This month’s Sponsor! Thermoweb! They manufacture high quality quilting, sewing and crafting supplies. Also stop by their blog for helpful tips and tutorials!






OK everyone- it’s time to SEW!