Jacquelynne Steves

It’s Here! Cozy Afternoon Free BOM- Blocks 1 & 2


It’s here! It’s here! Today, I am sending out the first 2 blocks for the Cozy Afternoon Free Block of the Month!

First, let’s get the “technical” stuff out of the way, and then we can get onto the fun, OK?


If you are already signed up, you should have received an email from me just a little while ago with your first 2 block patterns. If you did not receive it, please check the following:

  • 1) Check your Spam folder for my emails – some email providers will automatically route emails to spam folders based on certain words in subject lines or other criteria.
  • 2) If you are a Gmail user, please check your “Promotions” email folder – Gmail routes emails they consider “promotional” into this folder and many emails may be “hiding” there.  The “Promotions” folder can be checked from the Gmail website by clicking on “more” on the left side and then “Promotions”.
  • 3) Please double check that you were successful in signing up for the email list – click here to try and sign up again and if you are told that you are already signed up, then you know that you are on the list!
  • 4) To make sure that future emails from me are not routed to Spam, please add my email addresses to your email address book – this should keep future emails out of Spam.  Please add thenoblewife@gmail.com and comments@jacquelynnesteves.com to your address book.

(If you are a brand new sign up (in other words, if you signed up after I sent out the mailing this morning, June 15, with the patterns), your patterns will be in the Welcome Email which you receive when you sign up.)

IF you follow ALL of the above steps, and still cannot find your email, please contact me at comments@jacquelynnesteves.com. Please be patient- we tend to get a lot of emails with questions during the first month of our block of the month, so it may take us a little time to get back to you.

If you have other questions, such as how to download/save/print a PDF, if the file is unreadable, etc etc. please check out FAQ page– the answer is probably there.

Just ONE MORE THING- Please please 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!!!!

And now, as promised – the FUN!!!!

Here are photos of my first blocks- all 3 versions! Yes, I made this quilt 3 times and enjoyed all of them! I used very different fabrics for each one, and I’m not sure I could choose a favorite:

Here are the machine appliqued blocks:CozyAfternoonFreeBlockoftheMonth-Block1-JacquelynneSteves


And for the embroidered version, I used navy blue embroidery floss. The embroidery for these blocks is very simple- just backstitch and the occasional French knot. I love the way the blues and grays work together in these blocks:

Block1_CozyAfternoonFreeBOM_Jacquelynne Steves


Finally, I did a version which is just pieced. I chose a gorgeous floral for the both the borders and the block centers. Any novelty fabric would also work perfectly with this pattern.

Block1- Cozy Afternoon Free BOM Jacquelynne Steves

Block2_Cozy Afternoon Free BOM Jacquelynne Steves

(If you choose to do just piecing, without applique or embroidery, your blocks will go together super-quick! You may want to make a bunch of these blocks and make a quick quilt, as I showed in this blog post.)

And now- The BLOG HOP!! Visit my featured bloggers below to see how their first blocks turned out! Plus- they will each be giving away the prize shown below! Visit each blog to enter and increase your chances of winning! (Note- I am not doing a giveaway on this post- you must visit the bloggers below to enter).

Giveaway for June- Cozy Afternoon Free BOM

Please click the links below for the blog hop:

The Crafty Quilter

44th Street Fabric

Kathy’s Quilts

Red Letter Quilts

Lily Pad Quilting

A Quilt and a Prayer

Finally- don’t forget to post your project photos to social media!

  • -Post them on my Facebook page
  • -I’ve started a Pinterest group board for this project- please email me (comments@jacquelynnesteves.com) if you’d like an invitation to the group board so you can share your photos and see other people’s photos too!
  • -If you post on Instagram, please use the hashtag #CozyAfternoonQuilt and mention me @jacquelynnesteves.

It was a lot of fun last time around seeing everyone’s beautiful projects- so please share!

PHEW!!! That was a long post! Time to get sewing!

Have A Cozy Day-BOMTeapot_JacquelynneSteves


  • Jackie
    Posted June 15, 2015 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    All of your blocks are beautiful! I love the different fabric choices you made. Thank you for doing this BOM….

    • Posted June 15, 2015 at 10:49 am | Permalink

      Oh I am so so glad you reminded us to check other folders – I follow you via email and blog locum and hadn’t realized ALL your emails were in the spam folders! :( that is now fixed! I am so super super excited to get started! I get to babysit this morning but as soon as I get home – this cozy afternoon is all mine! Thank you so very much for all the work that you put into this!

  • Louise
    Posted June 15, 2015 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    Ready to get started!!

  • Barbara S
    Posted June 15, 2015 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    This is such a sweet pattern, Thanks for sharing.

  • Genia Quinn
    Posted June 15, 2015 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    Love the new blocks. Thanks for sharing!!! You inspire me.

  • Monica Kostak
    Posted June 15, 2015 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Your blocks are lovely! Thank you for the ideas. I wanted to try something a little different in order to utilize my scrap pile and I hope it will work for me…. I already feel a little stressed. But until i get started (won’t be till the weekend) the wheels will be in motion! :)

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted June 16, 2015 at 9:43 am | Permalink

      Scraps will work great, Monica! Don’t stress! This is going to be fun!!

  • Jan G
    Posted June 15, 2015 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    I am sew excited to give this a go!! Thank you they are beautiful!! Hugs

  • Elaine
    Posted June 15, 2015 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Jacquie,Thanks so much for doing this. These are so very pretty. Can’t wait to start.
    You always come up with such pretty blocks.
    Thanks again.

  • Sue
    Posted June 15, 2015 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    love how Heidi took the idea and made it work with her favorite fabric, I am a fan of laurel birch also , now I must look at mu stash and see what I can do, I think I may embroider my blocks. I didn’t leave comments for your blogger friends because I had trouble finding their comment pages, not easy like yours. I am not very up on technology and if I have to hunt for something that is supposed to be there I usually just move on. I love your patterns and the easy to use format of your site. Thank you so much.

  • Posted June 15, 2015 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    love love love-want to run home and start sewing right now, alas I must complete the working day first, cheers Vickie

  • Posted June 15, 2015 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    I just love your variety of blocks and techniques Jacquelynne! I may have to make more than one of these :*)

  • Posted June 15, 2015 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    These are such cheerful blocks. I love that Teresa at A Quilt & A Prayer combined her blocks with the one’s from your last BOM. Thanks for sharing yourself in your blog.

  • Posted June 15, 2015 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    My favourite is your blue embroidery… so pretty!

  • Posted June 15, 2015 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    I think I would like to make this in fall colors.

  • Ann Hixon
    Posted June 15, 2015 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    I am in love with this quilt already……..this is the first BOM that I have ever found that gave you 3 choices in how you made the blocks and I don’t feel so frightened to go ahead and give it a go ….I can see the end from the beginning…….and it is quite exciting..
    Thank you Jacquelynne.

  • Judy Wheldon
    Posted June 16, 2015 at 1:26 am | Permalink

    I am looking forward to doing your patterns, it should be great. Judy

  • Rita
    Posted June 16, 2015 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    After a small glitch I now have the patterns for the first two blocks. Yeah!!! Since I just happen to have Moda Block Party handy and just waiting for a project that is what I will be using. This will be the perfect project for the fabric. I am going to appliqué my blocks. Thank you so much Jacquelynne for all the work you have put into this project, no small undertaking. I love it and can’t wait to get started.

  • Dorothy Bresciano
    Posted June 16, 2015 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    Love this new Cozy Afternoon quilt project.

  • Posted June 16, 2015 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    This is my first BOM! Looking forward to the embroidery and piecing. Love the first two blocks, have my fabric, will make a start tomorrow.

  • Susan in Dubln
    Posted June 16, 2015 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    Love the first two blocks and also the samples Julie at The Crafty Quilter made. I have made five of block #1, using a printed fabric for the center square. I redrew the surrounding strip sets using only 3 fabrics and wound up piecing a few scraps to eke everything out from stash.

    I posted the blocks on Instagram @susansquiltstudio. Am thinking of sashing and setting blocks in a couple of values of ‘denim’ chambray, for a little boy.

    I have pulled another range of fabrics, will again use a printed fabric center but will make both blocks one and two as written this time.

    I may yet do some appliqué or embroidery before the bom project is over! Thanks for hosting and doing all the development work.

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted June 17, 2015 at 6:58 am | Permalink

      Hi Susan! I did see your photo on Instagram last night and was amazed that you had already made 5 blocks! It will be a great quilt for a lucky little boy!

  • Posted June 17, 2015 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    I absolutely adore this quilt!! I’m going to have to make it bigger than your pattern so that I can do all the different options! Thankyou for being so creative and sharing it with us!!

  • Frances Quigley
    Posted June 17, 2015 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    I like these patterns. They can be done with a few choices of difficulty. I have not done much for a week now and it is really getting to me. I can’t go into my sewing room and do anything. I had knee replacement and can’t be sewing like I would like to. But am keeping doing some thing while on my machine. I am embroidering.

  • chris
    Posted June 17, 2015 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    Hi Jacqueline,
    Can you please send me the first block pattern. That one didn’t seem to get through.
    Love your designs and can’t wait to get started. Thank you so much. We are certainly blessed by your creativity.

  • Anonymous
    Posted June 17, 2015 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    so ready to get the first one and get started

  • Doris
    Posted June 18, 2015 at 12:31 am | Permalink

    I purchased the fabric for the BOM quilt and it is beautiful fabric. Love it.
    Thank you for doing BOMs Jacquelynne.

  • margaret
    Posted June 18, 2015 at 1:15 am | Permalink

    I do wnt to do the embroidered one but d not have the printer connected to my new lap top and no clue as to how to do it wirelessly, must put the design on a memory sticj=kand take it to be printed.

  • Posted June 18, 2015 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    These are beautiful blocks! I especially love the embroidered ones :-)
    Thank you!

  • Posted June 18, 2015 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    link in my email just sends me to blog–how do I download the patterns?

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted June 19, 2015 at 7:03 am | Permalink

      Hi Sally- which email are you looking at? Is it my newsletter email (blue background), or your Welcome email from when you signed up (orange background)? The links will be in the Welcome email. If you scroll down to the bottom, you will see links to each block pattern.

  • Posted June 18, 2015 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    I did sign up some time ago. I guess the email I have was just your normal email newsletter (?) I didn’t get the blocks email. Help!

  • Carol
    Posted June 29, 2015 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    I know someone who would love this pattern and quilt. I can’t decide which to do the appliqué or the embroidered version. Thank for true pattern

  • judy
    Posted July 3, 2015 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    I have signed up but have not received the blocks.


  • Posted July 16, 2015 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    beautiful blocks Amazing!!

  • Denise Jones
    Posted August 8, 2015 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    How do I get signed up to start this free BOM? Thank you!!!! It’s lovely.

  • Joan Vanterpool
    Posted August 8, 2015 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    Do you have a template for the embroidered patterns?

  • Posted April 12, 2017 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    I have been to many site for learning embroidery. As I am doing embroidery from 2000 and done lots of jobs but I keep looking for good share like this.

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