Jacquelynne Steves

My Free Block Pattern for the Aurifil Designer of the Month Series!

Aurifil Embroidery Thread- Jacquelynne Steves

My month is finally here! Have you been following along and getting your free Designer of the Month block patterns? The theme for the Aurifil Designer of the Month series this year has been Blue… Are you a “blue” person? I never really thought I was, but after a recent trip to Delft in The Netherlands (home of the beautiful blue and white Delft pottery and china), I got “the blues!”

Aurifil Embroidery Thread- Jacquelynne Steves-2

I was inspired by the beautiful floral motifs on the Delft pottery. My daughter and I even made some hand painted plates when we visited the Delft factory:


So here is the block that I designed for Aurifil- it’s called Modern Delft! A nod to the traditional, with a modern block design (the teapot in the photo below was actually purchased by my daughter in the town of Delft). I used 2 strands of Aurifloss #2740 for the embroidery:


But then…. those of you who have been following me for a while know that I’m a bit of an “overachiever,” lol. So…. after I made that block, I thought I should really make a block with a nod to the beautiful windmills in The Netherlands:


So I came up with this block- it’s the same basic design but instead of the embroidery in the center, I used a pinwheel. This block is called Modern Delft II:


You can read my full interview and story about the blocks, as well as get the FREE block patterns, here on the Aurifil blog. You will also find out how to enter the block challenge for a chance to win a box of Aurifil thread!! And, see Pat Sloan’s version of my block here.


And don’t forget to ask your favorite quilt shop for Aurifil thread! You can also find it online here. I have to tell you that the folks at Aurifil are a pleasure to work with, and their thread is divine. I have been using their 50 wt. thread for all of my piecing and machine applique for several years, and now I just love the Aurifloss embroidery floss as well :)

Lovely Day Bicycle Art- Jacquelynne Steves


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    Sue Dickerson
    Posted June 21, 2016 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    I like the two blocks. I would like to try the Aurifil thread and I plan to. Thanks for the pattern and your site I enjoy it.

  • Lani Ichikawa-Ennis
    Posted June 21, 2016 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    Awe… Alfie is ADORABLE!!Thank you for adopting :)

    Your blocks are beautiful too.

  • Judy
    Posted June 21, 2016 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Blue is actually my favorite color and I really like both of your blocks so I understand why you can’t choose between the two.

  • Lynda Morrissette
    Posted June 21, 2016 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    I really enjoyed your two blocks. But, most of all I loved the pictures of Alfie. He is a really sweet dog. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Marjorie
    Posted June 21, 2016 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    I like the
    Aurifil that I have tried….have you ever made the Delft Tulip quilt? I made it a couple of years ago…it’s really quite lovely.

  • Debbi
    Posted June 21, 2016 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    Alvie is such a sweetie. We have three rescues; aren’t they the best! I love the hedgehog patterns. Thank you so much for the links!

  • Susan
    Posted June 21, 2016 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    I love your delft plates! The blocks are nice, too. =)

  • Sharon
    Posted June 22, 2016 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    I love your Delft plates, your blocks, your designs, your embroidery, your fabric choice, and of course, Alfie.

  • Gayle Bryant
    Posted June 22, 2016 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    My favorite shade of blue! I had never used Aurifil threads but will begin as soon as I locate a local source. I do shop on the internet but also like to support the nearby shops. Thanks for the ideas – these blocks would be great on kitchen towels and potholders in my kitchen.

  • Jackie Silar
    Posted June 22, 2016 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    I really love the windmill block, the other one is good to! Thanks

  • Carol K
    Posted June 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    I like them both but the pinwheel is my first choice. LOve Alfie’s baby pictures. He was soooo tiny!

  • Leslie K.
    Posted June 29, 2016 at 12:04 am | Permalink

    We are returning to the US today, having just spent two weeks in Europe, with a stop in Kinderdijk! These blocks came at a perfect time, as I am sitting in the airport thinking about my next quilting projects when I return home. I will definitely be making these blocks…I love them both! Thanks for the patterns. (I wish we had been able to go to Delft….)

  • Sandra D in Joliet
    Posted July 11, 2016 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    I haven’t received notice of an E-magazine in quite sometime. I thought maybe I had been dropped from the list somehow but when I tried to sign up again it told me I was already signed up. I just want to make sure I’m not missing out.

    • Sandra D in Joliet
      Posted July 11, 2016 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

      Thank you for your reply Jacquelynne! I just wanted to be sure I wasn’t missing them. Take your time………….

  • BALANDRE Janie
    Posted December 4, 2016 at 2:05 am | Permalink

    j’aime beaucoup ! très jolis blocs. I love your blocks !!!!!!

  • Donna Bennett
    Posted March 24, 2018 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    Ok I must be the biggest dummy in this group. Is there a place to find the other blocks for this? I have gone to every place —obviously not—haha. That I can think of to find it. It is beautiful!

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