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Sew Along Day is here- Jacquelynne Steves

Hello!! Here we are!! It’s Catching Up Sew Along Day and I’m so glad you are here!! This is a fun opportunity to get caught up on your Cozy Afternoon Free Block of the Month, and I’m so excited to see how your blocks are coming along!

As I post updates, I will add to the TOP of this post- so if you are just joining us, scroll down to the bottom where it says “Introduction.” Remember, I’ll be posting every hour, so remember to refresh your page!

PLEASE NOTE– due to the amount of activity going on during this Sew Along Day, I will not be able to answer your individual questions regarding the technical aspects of the pattern (i.e.- can’t find pattern, didn’t receive pattern, can’t print, etc.) If you are having a technical question, please email me here rather than commenting on this post, and I will answer it asap after the Sew Along. THANKS!!

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Wrapping Up!

And the winner of our final giveaway for today was Bev Gunn via blog comment.  Congratulations!

As a thank you for participating- I have a special surprise for you!! It’s a sneak peak at the 2016 Free Block of the Month!!!

2016 preview

This concludes our Sew Along! I hope you had a lot of fun and got a lot of sewing accomplished. Of course, you can feel free to continue sewing and posting about your progress!

Thanks for Sewing Along with me! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Now, I think I’m going to go take a nap!!!


Hour 4 (3- 4 pm, EST New York City time)

The winner of the book was Jan B via blog comment. Congratulations!

Wow! Can you believe it! We’re almost done. The prize for today’s final giveaway is a bundle of my Peaceful Pastimes fabric and a panel of Cozy Afternoon quilt labels– the perfect finishing touch for your Cozy Afternoon quilt!

Prize Four- Sew Along Day- Jacquelynne Steves

To enter the giveaway, answer this question in the comments below:

If you had an extra uninterrupted hour in your day, every day, to do whatever you want, what would you do with that extra time?

(Please comment by 45 minutes after the hour- I will be drawing the winner at 55 minutes after the hour.)

I know you are all thinking- SEW!!! But honestly, I think I would say exercise- it’s the thing that I just can’t seem to fit into my day!

So here is my finished block. I added some embroidery to the butterfly, and added a string for the tea bag label.

Wool Applique- Cozy Afternoon- Jacquelynne Steves

Remember in the video I talked about using cotton or silk thread if you don’t want your stitches to show. That is what I did here. Later, I might go back and add some decorative stitches around the edges of the applique- I haven’t decided yet.

Wool Applique- Cozy Afternoon-closeup-Jacquelynne Steves

Stay tuned- next hour I will be revealing a sneak peek of the 2016 Block of the Month!!


Hour 3 (2- 3 pm, EST New York City time)

The winner of the pattern bundle was: Bobbie via Facebook.  Congratulations!

The prize for this hour’s giveaway is a gorgeous designer box of Aurifil thread:

Prize Three- Sew Along Day- Jacquelynne Steves

To enter the giveaway, answer this question in the comments below:

Where are you and what’s the weather like where you are today?

I originally had decided to do a live Periscope broadcast today, but then I remembered how busy I was last time we had a Sew Along Day, following the comments and adding the prize entries into the basket…. So I decided to pre-record a video for you about wool applique. One of my friends recently posted on Facebook that she hadn’t done any wool applique because she didn’t think she’d like it- but she tried it, loved it, and her first wool project ever won a 1st place ribbon at her State Fair!! Isn’t that cool??

So, here is my video which is a quick introduction to wool applique.

Speaking of winning, Ann made the Sew Sweet Simplicity quilt from my last Block of the Month, and took home a ribbon from the Coos Sand ‘n Sea Quilt Guild Sea of Quilts Show! Maybe your Cozy Afternoon quilt will win a prize?!

Ann- Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM- Quilt Show Winner


Hour 2 (1- 2 pm, EST New York City time)


Phew!! I am trying to keep up with your comments best I can! I am also fielding comments over on Facebook, so please forgive me if I miss yours!!

The winner of the book and patterns was: Julie B via the blog. Congratulations!

The prize for this hour’s giveaway is bundle of digital quilt patterns:

Prize Two- Sew Along Day- Jacquelynne Steves

To enter the giveaway, answer this question in the comments below:

What did you have for breakfast today?

Hmmmm. Today I had a slice of Ezekiel sprouted grain bread, organic peanut butter, and a glass of almond milk with a little agave syrup to sweeten it and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top. Doesn’t that sound healthy and delicious? Ever since I started having some trouble with food allergies lately, I have been trying to eat healthier…

Sew Along Day breakfast

Have you tried wool applique? I love it because first of all, I looooove the texture and rich color of wool. Second, there are no edges to turn under, so it’s really fun, simple and relaxing.  Once your pieces are pinned or glued down to the background, you just stitch. In the next hour, I will be sharing a little introductory video with you…


Hour 1 (noon- 1 pm, EST New York City time)

Ok, here we go!

The giveaway for this hour is an autographed copy of Christa Watson’s brand new book, Machine Quilting with Style, PLUS a bundle of her fabulous patterns!

Prize One- Sew Along Day- Jacquelynne Steves

For your first chance to enter the giveaway, answer this question in the comments below:

What are you working on today? 

Today I will be working on a different version of one of the Cozy Afternoon blocks. This is one of the test blocks I did way-back-when. I thought I’d play with some wool applique in the center- I love how it is coming out!! You may notice that the block is pieced from the directions for Block #2, but the applique is from Block #5… ‘cause I do what I want, LOL! (I know, I know- I’m really a rebel…)

Sew Along Day project wool applique- Jacquelynne Steves

OK everyone- let’s go sew!! Don’t forget to comment to be entered for the prize!



We will be starting at Noon Eastern time (time zone converter Here).  You can participate here on my blog, and also on  Facebook. Before we get started, I will explain how this will work.

There will be giveaways every hour. I will post updates here at the top of each hour.

Comments (here on the blog and on Facebook) will receive 1 entry, photos (which can only be posted on Facebook, not here on the blog) will receive 2 entries, and videos (Facebook) will each receive 5 entries!! Your entries are cumulative, meaning that once your entry is put into the drawing, it will remain there for all of the hourly giveaways (unless I draw your name for a prize, then it will not go back into the drawing.) All prizes will be awarded by random drawing. Giveaways are open to U.S. and international winners. You can enter each hour.

You can participate on one or both of the platforms (for example, you can comment here on the blog, as well as post your photos/videos on Facebook for another entry.)

If you are going to participate here on my blog, all you have to do is follow along and comment when prompted. This is important- remember to refresh the page frequently so you get the latest updates! (To refresh the page, just click that little circle-arrow-thingy in the address bar of your browser.) AND- be sure you are not a no-reply blogger. If I draw your name, but your email is not immediately available either in your profile or your comment, I will draw another name.

To participate on Facebook, follow along on my Facebook page and comment on my posts when prompted. You can also post your photos and/or videos directly to my page (once again, photos will get 2 giveaway entries, and videos get 5). Refresh the page frequently to be sure you don’t miss any updates.

OK! We will be starting very shortly!! Remember to refresh your page!!!!


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