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Cozy Afternoon Block of the Month and Give-Aways

Guest Blogger

Please join me in welcoming guest blogger Jacquelynne Steves to the blog today. She’s sharing her upcoming free block of the month project with us, plus she’s giving away two fabulous digital pattern bundles! See below for how to enter the give-away.

Cozy Afternoon Block of the Month

Thank you, Michele, for having me as a guest here today!

Today, I’d like to talk to you about a brand new FREE Block of the Month which I’m hosting, called Cozy Afternoon. When I designed this project, I was thinking about spending a cozy afternoon, curled up with a cup of tea and a favorite stitching project.

You will have 3 different options for making your blocks:

  • you can just piece them
  • OR you can applique them (hand or machine – I did machine applique)
  • OR you can do simple hand embroidery (just 2 super easy stitches – the backstitch and French knots – plus I have a YouTube tutorial for those stitches)

There’s something for everyone and the choice is yours!

Cozy Afternoon Free Block of the Month

The first block will be released on June 15th (tomorrow), and it will run for five months (not too short, not too long – just right!). We will have featured bloggers who will be showing you how their project is coming along and giving you ideas for fabric choices, plus there will also be lots of give-aways. If you did my last Free Block of the Month (Sew Sweet Simplicity), you know that there are also bonus patterns and other surprises for this event…

And, just like last time, we will have a really fun Sew Along Day! What’s a Sew Along Day? Well, on that day we will get together and have a virtual sewing party, showing our projects, sharing tips and suggestions, and giving out cool prizes. This is an international event – it’s really fun to see what our friends on the other side of the world are working on at the same time as us!

This is really going to be fun and I’d love it if you would join me for this fun event! Just click here to sign up, and every month the patterns will be delivered to your inbox.

Of course, you can use any fabric that you love! Here is the quilt done with some different fabrics – amazing how different the same exact quilt pattern looks when you play with the fabric choices:

D-Cozy Afternoon Free BOM- Jacquelynne Steves- Different Colorways

And just for fun, today we are giving away two fabulous digital pattern bundles! This bundle includes patterns for quilts, embroidery and stuffed animals, plus recipes and fun craft projects. Did I mention that it’s fabulous?? See below on how to enter!

E-Digital Pattern Bundle- Jacquelynne Steves- QG

Once again, thanks so much to Michele for having me as a guest here today! I’m sure you love her blog and web site as much as I do, it’s such a great resource for quilters and sewists.


Please note: You can sign up for the FREE BOM at any time, so don’t worry if you sign up after the start date (June 15th).

Updated Monday Afternoon

The first two blocks have been released. Aren’t they just adorable?? Read the blog post here.


What version are you making? I’m thinking about trying my hand at the embroidery. I have some yummy 12wt Aurifil threads to use.


Enter the Give-Away

There are two steps to enter the give-away to win Jacquelynne’s fabulous digital pattern bundles:

Step 1 – Sign up for the free Cozy Afternoon BOM project.

Step 2 – Leave a comment below, letting me know that you signed up and also what you have been doing this weekend? Gardening, stitching, visiting with family, whatever.

Two random winners will be selected from the comments on this blog post on Thursday, June 18th, 2015. Winners will be notified via email, so please be sure to enter your email address correctly both when you sign up for the BOM and when you enter a comment below.

Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon,


Winners Announced

Thanks so much to everyone that entered the give-away. The winners have been chosen and have already received their wonderful bundle of PDF patterns. Here are the lucky recipients:





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191 Responses to “Cozy Afternoon Block of the Month and Give-Aways”

  1. Jill says:

    Just signed up! This weekend I went to Los Angeles to visit some of my husbands friends and sightsee. I also fabric shopped at Mood fabrics, where I bought some silk (I am also a garment sewer.

  2. Paula says:

    Hi Michelle, I signed up. This weekend I went to my father in law house and play a lot with my nephews. It was a wonderful weekend.

  3. rachelle pare says:

    I was working at our bi annual quilt show in Sylvan Lake. What a great time

  4. rachelle pare says:

    Yes I am signed up for Jackie cozy afternoon block of a month. It’s beautiful

  5. Cathy Koehm says:

    I’m excited to be a part of this fun “adventure” and to be entered into your drawing!
    This past weekend my sister flew from AZ to CA where I live to celebrate her 58th Birthday (I remember when I turned 58…). It was a fun time! My father passed last December so the birthdays are somewhat sad and strange for my 4 other siblings and I missing him celebrating with us. My mother passed 13 yrs ago next month.
    After my sister flew home I immediately started back at my part-time job as a sewing and quilting teacher at JoAnns Fabrics.
    Yesterday I had three precious little (!) girls learn to make a smocked dress! Only one girl (the youngest with her own sewing machine) had ever sat at a sewing machine before and so I prayed no one would sew their fingers!
    I have five other classes this week and only one is for adults! Stressed, yes I am as this is the first year I’ve ever taught children!
    I am thrilled for this chance to do something for myself! I only own one quilt that I’ve made! All have been gifts over the past 15+ years!
    Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your “community” of quilters!

  6. yvonne craig says:

    I was helping my daughter unpack. She had fire at her home several months ago, so for last two weekends we are finally moving back in! Yeah!!!

  7. Maria Slowik says:


  8. caroline Rohrer says:

    This weekend I will make a nice breakfast for my husband to celebrate Father’s day . Mainly this weekend I’m making a sample quilt I will be teachin in the fall
    I signed up for the cozy quilt

  9. Susan says:

    I already signed up for JS’s BOM. I am probably going to try the embroidery as it is only two stitches and I haven’t embroidered for awhile. I won’t be doing too much of anything this weekend as I had major neck surgery two weeks ago and with all the restrictions I am on I don’t have that many options besides walking around. I will probably try to catch up on email, check out some new blogs and sort some beads I was given.

  10. Robn Bunch says:

    Am already signed up for the BOM.
    This weekend I will be working in my yard and deciding on my next project.

  11. Fred says:

    I did!
    This WE, it was my niece’s wedding, in Belgium, great fiesta!!

  12. Courtney S says:

    Just signed up (I’m thinking about doing the hand embroidery version). I had a lazy Saturday & then celebrated my youngest nephew’s birthday on Sunday.

  13. Tina says:

    Thanks for the BOM! This coming weekend I will be working on a Irish Chain quilt at a work day with my quilt guild. On Sunday my husband is going to transform our garage into a sewing room. This has been the idea since we moved in November. He is replacing the garage door with a wall that has a window and a door of it’s own. (Sigh)

  14. Greta says:

    Been signed up for a while :) I am finishing UFOs until the heat breaks.

  15. Jennifer P says:

    I spent last weekend recovering from a week at the beach with the entire family and this weekend coming I will be babysitting one of my grandsons while his mom and dad go off for an out of town wedding. In either place, I will have my applique with me!

  16. Annette Bratke says:

    I’m signed up for the BOM through Jaq’s website. I’d love to win these other digital patterns. This past weekend, believe it or not, I planted my summer garden. Yes, it is the middle of June but I live in Montana – enough said!

  17. Sandy Curtis says:

    I am signed up, now to decide whether to applique or embroider, maybe I’ll do both! I did a little gardening and some stitching.

  18. Cecilia says:

    I’m signed up and am looking forward to making these blocks. I was able to start quilting a king size quilt for my in-laws.

  19. Hagrids Mom says:

    Already signed up for this BOM at her blog. I can not believe how much extra information she gives. There are several colorways shown, not to mention the 3 ways to do the block, applique, pieced or hand embroidered. I still haven’t decided my colorway yet, much less if I will hand embroider it.!! This weekend I am still trying to get thru the incredible amount of boxes in my house labeled sewing room by the movers. Anyone interested in old quilt magazines, by the year …. do let me know. (Please!!!)

  20. carol says:

    I have signed up and downloaded the blocks. I don’t know what color choice or how I will do the center. This week has been dodging RAIN

  21. Kathy Kurtz says:

    Mickele, it signed up for their block of them month,beactiful blocks. Kathy

  22. Polly says:

    I signed up for the BOM a few days ago. This past weekend I spent Sat. with my siblings cleaning out 54 years of “stuff” from my Moms house to get it ready to sell. Sunday I did a walk for Boston Children’s Hospital, where my grandson has been for over 4 months.

  23. Cy says:

    I signed up for the free BOM. Saturday was spent shopping for my sister, who has had a stroke and can not do it for herself. Have you ever tried to buy shoes for someone else when they are not with you? And as she wanted a specific brand/style that was not in stock…. Sunday after church I did some washing, I am a pre-wash the new fabric gal, then just relaxed and prepared for my out of town Dr. visit on Monday.

  24. Cindy Proehl says:

    I absolutely adore this pattern. I can’t start on it immediately but plan on doing it fairly quickly once I get time… so cute!

  25. LoAnn says:

    Hi! I haven’t decided which I am going to do yet, but leaning towards applique. Just finished “Tipsy Tumbler” and almost done with “Ladies Luncheon” quilt top from “BLOCK” magazine. These are made for

  26. Miranda says:

    I just signed up for the quilt along and I can’t wait to get started. This weekend I will setting up for my first craft show. I’m nervous and excited!!!

  27. Pam says:

    Just signed up for your cosy bom project! I will love doing this quilt because I love my tea time everyday! I usually take a break around 3 or 4 pm and make a pot of tea for myself with a cookie or two!! Doesn’t that sound nice!! The British know how to do things right! Thanks for your sweet pattern!

  28. I am signed up and getting ready! Loving this blog hop! This past weekend I went to Florida’s Country SuperFest ! It was great! This weekend is the Big a Green Corn at the Tama Creek Tribe!

  29. Pat Bean says:

    I just signed up for my first BOM! I am excited to try, as I am a beginning quilter. Wish me luck! I spent the weekend working in our 5 acre “yard” – lots of mowing and trimming. I am hoping for a more relaxing weekend coming up. (and a start on my new project!)

  30. Nette says:

    Just caught up with your BOM through Michelle’s site. It’s really cute, and will be great for our monthly get together as a table cloth for our afternoon teas. It is freezing down here in Briagolong, Victoria – that’s in Australia. So think of us when you are sitting in your lovely sunshine. Quiet weekend sorting out my wall-hanging for this year. Bright fabrics keep you happy during the winter months -Happy Quilting – Nette

  31. Kimberly Kolter says:

    Hello everyone!!

    I just signed up for Cozy BOM and am looking forward to it. This past weekend I slept. I did so much on Thursday and Friday while still recovering from knee surgery. All my body wanted to do is crawl under my down comforter, in my sweet spot, and sleep to my hearts content!


  32. Marjorie joseph says:

    I sign up today . like the quilt by the month .

  33. Linda says:

    Yes I’m signed up. I did the last one too !!! I’ve been so busy with gardening and quilting that I haven’t been reading my emails! Lol hopefully I’m not to late to enter!

  34. Elenice says:

    Estou inscrita.
    Adoro seus post já escolhi os tecidos e logo começo meu projeto igual ao seu em tons de azul, São lindos

  35. Blair says:

    I’ve been finishing my spring/summer plantings…but couldn’t resist a compulsive trip to my lqs (local quilt shop) to pick up MORE un-necessary but of course beautiful fabrics…which of course will be fabulous for this quilt-along..thanks for doing this..I know all too well the time and effort to share this…hope I win your giveaway…I give all my quilts away for charity and could use the extra resources..enjoy your day!

  36. Blair says:

    Oh, sorry forgot…yes I’m signed up!

  37. Ysleta Meek says:

    What a neat idea. I too will probably use this quilt to serve tea to my girlfriends next spring. Thank you. I’m signing up for the BOM!

  38. Jan says:

    Just signed up for this BOM. This is my first and I am a little unsure of what to do, but, here goes!

  39. Melba says:

    I am signed up for the BOM. I would like to win the patterns. I am always on the lookout for new patterns to make, especially ones I can adapt for baby quilts for mission hospitals our church sponsors.

  40. Marcia says:

    I just signed up for the Cozy Afternoon BOM. It looks like fun! Thank you for sharing your talents.

  41. Marcia says:

    I forgot to say that this weekend I am packing for vacation and doing some computer time.

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