Jacquelynne Steves

Sew Sweet Simplicity Project Contest!!


This is sooooooo exciting! I hope you will all join in- Today I am announcing the “official” rules for our Sew Sweet Simplicity Project Contest!! I have loved seeing all of your projects, and I thought it only fair to offer a prize- and to give you a little more incentive to finish up your projects and send me your photos! You have over a month and a half to get your projects done, and you don’t have to use all of the blocks- so you have plenty of time… In fact, you have time to send in an entry even if you haven’t worked on a single block yet! You could tell your friends to sign up as well, and have a little sewing party. Click here if you haven’t signed up yet– you will get ALL of the block patterns, border instructions, a bonus tote bag pattern, and more. Yep- FREE.

So here are the official rules:

–Send your photo(s) via email, comments@jacquelynnesteves.com  Subject line: BOM contest

–Entries must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on April 15, 2015. Late entries will not be considered. (If you’re a current BOM subscriber and you received my email the other day, you will notice that I’ve extended the deadline by 2 weeks. Yippee!!!)

–Use at least 1 block from the Sew Sweet Simplicity Free Block of the Month. You can incorporate your block(s) into any project you want. Be creative! You can add your own applique or embroidery designs, embellishments, etc. (If you use someone else’s applique or embroidery design, or a die cut, machine embroidery design, etc., your entry is still allowed, but please give credit to original source.)

–Quilt tops do not need to be quilted, but should be completed up to the quilting step (ie. borders included- we need to see what the completed quilt will look like). However, smaller projects such as pillows, tote bags, etc. should be completed.

–Send 1-3 good photos of your project. You can show us closeups of your work, and show us your project from different angles if appropriate.

–Entries will be judged by me and my 2 daughters. All decisions are final. Entries will be judged based on the following:

  • *Creativity in design and fabric choices
  • *Basic overall design and aesthetics
  • *Quality of construction and workmanship

–Optional- tell us a little about your inspiration, fabrics you used, etc.

–I retain the right to post your photos on social media and/or my blog/web site for promotional purposes, using your first name only for reference/credit (no profile or personal information or links will be shared publicly). You retain the rights to your photos.

–Open to US and international entries.

–Winners will be announced on or around May 1, 2015.

Please be sure to read through the rules carefully and follow them- I wouldn’t want to have to disqualify someone on a technicality!

And now, of course, the important stuff- the prizes….

Third prize will be a digital pattern bundle, retail value $20.


Second prize will be a fabric bundle courtesy of Henry Glass fabrics, retail value $30.


First prize will be a fabric kit for my upcoming 2015 Block of the Month, featuring Moda Fabrics, courtesy of moi! Retail value over $100- here is the very first sneaky-peeky of the 2015 Block of the Month:


I just looooooove this and I’m so excited! I’ve worked on some samples using some other fabrics, and I’m just waiting for the fabrics pictured above to come in so I can start working on the main sample which will be made into kits and available for sale. I think you are going to love this one! It will once again feature options for applique, embroidery, or just piecing.

OK everyone- start your engines (your sewing machine engines, that is!) Good luck!

Have A Quilty Day-CatAndQuilts_JacquelynneSteves


  • Debra Ingle
    Posted February 26, 2015 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    Looks like I need to get busy making my BOMs so I can enter this I would love to win, never won anything, so it would be nice..even to place. Love the prizes too.

  • Linda
    Posted February 26, 2015 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    Ohhhh !!! I can’t wait to join in the fun again… Excited!!! Thanks again for all of your hard work to make this so nice for so many people, whom you’ve never even met. Your a special gal, and I appreciate you!

  • Diana
    Posted February 26, 2015 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    I’ve started but not finished so guess I should put this at the front of my very long line :) Can’t wait for the next one :)

  • Anonymous
    Posted February 26, 2015 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    nice motivation!

    Posted February 26, 2015 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    I have to get busy and catch up.

  • Alice
    Posted February 28, 2015 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    I’m busy working on the blocks. I’m now working on the applique of the centers for the blocks. I can’t seem to find the directions for the borders. I’ve looked through the email several times and just don’t see the link.

  • Posted March 5, 2015 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    one more block left and then the borders – this gives me time to try something different with borders. Then I want to make the cherries (pattern above) ! but I’ll take any of the prizes.

  • Alesha K
    Posted March 7, 2015 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Very generous giveaway and great motivation for all. Thank you!

  • Sheila Ivany
    Posted March 16, 2015 at 4:16 am | Permalink

    I enjoy applique & embroidery. I have many ideas to use these techniques in my quilting; unfortunately my husband has been placed in Long Term Care. So I am in the mist of downsizing, renovating our house for sale & other challenges. But I would be overjoyed to win any prize and file all patterns for later. Thank you for chance to win. Happy Quilting :)

  • Sarah
    Posted March 20, 2015 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    Thankyou Jacqueline for extending the closing date – now I will get my quilt finished in time! I’m inspired by all those other ladies who have photographs of their gorgeous quilts on your Facebook page – they all look so good.

  • Charleen Korethoski
    Posted March 31, 2015 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Besides your unique spelling of your name I’m liking your designs very much

  • Posted April 7, 2015 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    almost there!! life got in the way again!!

  • Jeanne Jones
    Posted April 7, 2015 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    I love doing BOMs. Thank you for the giveaway.

  • Shelley K
    Posted April 7, 2015 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    I am looking forward to your next BOM. You are so artistic and creative with your patterns and fabric. Thank you for sharing so generously of your time and expertise.

  • Anne
    Posted April 14, 2015 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Jacquilynne. I feel I have already won. My daughter, best friend forever, and myself have made all the blocks. And I have embroidered my initials On 2 of them..and on 1.. I did a pretty butterfly on my embroider machine, and then stitched beads onto the wings. I still have the boarders to put on them. And then I will assemble them into a bed runner. So happy I found your blog. Stay with us, please. Anne

  • karen Woodhull
    Posted April 14, 2015 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    So excited about the upcoming QAL!

  • Sally H
    Posted April 14, 2015 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the opportunity to win some great fabric. Looking forward to your new block of the month. Good excuse to buy more fabric.

  • Janet Holland
    Posted April 15, 2015 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    Love Sew Sweet BOM due to its simplicity, size, and diversity. Really like incorporating both embroidery and applique. You’re very meticulous in your pattern block instructions. Thank You!

  • Deborah Stevens
    Posted April 23, 2015 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    Am I too late to join this? I have never joined in on something like this before, and hopefully still have the opportunity. Thankyou.

  • Posted June 12, 2015 at 3:57 am | Permalink

    So much beautiful & inventive very nice, i truly appriciated :) and can’t wait for Next!!

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