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A Free BOM: Maggie’s First Dance and a Give-Away

Hello everyone! I hope you’ve all had (or are still having) an enjoyable long weekend. Canada Day was Friday, so our celebrations happened then. Hope my quilting friends in the United States have a wonderful day today.


I’m excited to share with you Jacquelynne Steves FREE Block of the Month, Maggie’s First Dance. The appliqué layout version is shown below; however, you can choose to do fusible machine appliqué or embroidery for your blocks.


July is block 2 of this BOM. Here’s my embroidered version:


I used one less print, in favour of using more of the colourful dots fabric. The fabrics I’ve pulled for this project are shown below. I need a table runner for a gift later this year, so I’m thinking these pretty blocks will be perfect to use for that.


I’ve also finished the embroidery for the first block. It was a first time trying hand embroidery, and I really love the process. There’s nothing better than sitting outside on the porch stitching the summer evenings away.


Milo loves our outside office:


Yes, I made my first embroidery Oops when stitching block 2 last week. Oh well, it was quick to unstitch and redo.




To help celebrate Maggie’s First Dance BOM, I’ve giving away four copies of my Starlight Templates and Table Runner pattern.

To enter the give-away, just leave a comment below telling me how you spent your weekend. I’ll randomly choose four winners on Friday, July 8th. Winners will be notified via email.

Also, don’t forget to sign up for Maggie’s First Dance BOM to receive the two designs already released and get the future ones when they become available.

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This post was published on July 4th, 2016. Post topics: Free Projects, My Quilting Journey, Quilt Gallery.

223 Responses to “A Free BOM: Maggie’s First Dance and a Give-Away”

  1. Kay Lemieux says:

    I spent the weekend doing some planting in the garden. Well first I had to do a lot of weeding :-)

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

  2. MaryAnn Hollingsworth says:

    Start a new quilt for our first grandson to be born in October. Went to gym to exercise (ugh) and came home and enjoyed hotdogs and rib and then read. Read the instruction on how to put the quilt together and then went to bed.

  3. Lanetta says:

    I spent my weekend making blocks #1 and 365challenge blocks and splendid sampler.

  4. Tamara Bain says:

    I’m going to sound like such a suck-up but I was away from my sewing for the whole week before, so I spent the weekend doing my blocks for Maggie’s First Dance. No, honest. I’m not making this up.

  5. Suzi says:

    We had a bbq with the neighbors

  6. Sandi Kelly says:

    I spent my Canadian holiday weekend, celebrating a friends birthday, as well

  7. Karen Addleman says:

    I spent the weekend enjoying some “down time” with my daughters. Just relaxing was lots of fun.

  8. Nancy Lewis says:

    I spent a quiet weekend at home. Our grown children have been here already this summer, so the rest of the year I will get a lot of quilting done.

  9. Sharon Melville says:

    I spent the weekend with my family enjoying the warm weather.

  10. Gina says:

    I had to work over the 4th of July weekend, so I didn’t get a chance to do much at all. I start at 4am and work until 1:30pm on the weekends, but am so tired from getting up at 3am, that I usually take a nap after work or I just can’t function. I did make it to a friend’s wedding reception on the 3rd, as I had asked my boss if I could Monday the 4th off so I could go out of town for the reception. He let me have off, and my best friend and I went to the wedding reception, then to fireworks later that night. Monday the 4th was spent sewing and relaxing at home. My boyfriend and I grilled out and sat around a fire and just enjoyed the peaceful and gorgeous day.

  11. Linda says:

    I organized all my unfinished projects, hoping it would give me some renewed energy to finish at least some of them!

  12. Lois says:

    I spent the weekend taking antibiotics and getting over a nasty summer cold. Thank goodness for emergency clinics and the service they provide when the regular physician is getting a day or weekend off.

  13. Terry Helms says:

    I spent my weekend watching “drive-in movie” movies on TV with my cats taking turns sitting in my lap being brushed and scratched where it itches.

  14. Maureen says:

    I spent the weekend helping my daughter get ready for the birth of her son, their second child, and watching my Granddaughter. She doesn’t like loud noises, so no fireworks!

  15. Glenna Denman says:

    We had a quiet weekend, except that I fell while cleaning our porch – lucky no broken bones, just injured pride and swollen ankle and foot, but it did result in our spending the time quietly. I love how you finished your Maggie #2 according to the erroneous instruction, it looks very nice. I may have to make one of each kind!

  16. Liz says:

    The weekend? I covered a couple bolster pillows, both came out differently, so they had to be redone…
    We bought a griddle grill, love it, cooked hamburgers and hot dogs, hung out on the hammock and then watched fireworks on tv! Sometimes the simple times are the best times! ;-)

  17. Deanna Klintworth says:

    I spent the weekend viewing some quilting videos and trying some of the technics I learned. It is so fun.

  18. usairdoll says:

    Love your block! Great fabric choices. I had to giggle when you showed you stitched part of the fabric by mistake. Only because I’ve done the same thing and more than once, hehe.

    The 4th holiday was spent with my family, my two kids and grandson in the pool with cousins as well. We did a BBQ and fireworks as well. It was a great day!

    Thanks for a chance to win.

  19. Deeny says:

    I went to my nephew’s wedding on Saturday and since we’ve had flooding here in WV, I’ve been trying to get yard cleaned up.

  20. Jessica Shull says:

    I spent my weekend sewing and swimming…not at the same time..lol


  21. Rose Landon says:

    Spent the weekend just relaxing around the house. Did a bit of yard work and worked on a quilt for a Christmas present.

  22. Linda says:

    We had out of town guest for the 4th. BBQ and fishing

  23. Bronwyn Silvester says:

    Here in Australia its winter having cold rainy days . I will be meeting with friends making and eating soup as well as patchworking .love the new block of the month and all the other goodies on your page. Thanks

  24. Lynda Sturm says:

    Hi, Ive been reading the other replies and I think I might be the only Australian to enter. Its winter here and it rained on the weekend so most of my weekend was painting or sewing. Indoor activities

  25. Vicki L says:

    It was a great week-end just to get some things done including cleaning up my sewing room to get ready to start some new projects. Love your Starlight pattern. Stars are a favorite for me…getting ready to make a star challenge block for our upcoming quilt guild show. Thank you for this giveaway opportunity.

  26. Bev Leischner says:

    I went to a dinner theatre to help celebrate my DD & SIL’s anniversary
    so no sewing last weekend ?

  27. Karen Jones says:

    I weeded my garden, helped my husband finish making our dock, and then quilted for the next 1 1/2 day.

  28. Kim says:

    Spent my time with family and teaching my granddaughter to sew….the legacy continues

  29. Loisjean Radomski says:

    Saturday was spent cleaning and sorting though clothes to donate what I don’t wear. Sunday was church and helping in Sunday School. Both days were spent trying to stay cool and get my sewing room back in order.

  30. Darrell says:

    I spent the holiday weekend with family, celebrating. And watching fireworks on TV and dealing with helping a dog who doesn’t like the loud sounds.

  31. Judi says:

    As it is winter here I took advantage of the sunny weather and finally pruned my roses so hope to have lots of lovely flowers come spring.

  32. Maureen Haynes says:

    I spent my weekend gardening and sewing.

  33. Deb Wood says:

    I played with the grand children, sewed a little, ate a lot, all in all had a good time.

  34. Quilted Gardner says:

    My DIL cooked a big meal, almost like Christmas. She, my son, their children & friends came overon the 4th. What a joy to share a fabulous me & laughter with my children. Thanks gor asking ,& thanks for the giveaway.

  35. Laurel Clarke says:

    I spent the weekend picking out countertops for my sewing room. I am looking forward to setting up my space and working on projects such as Maggie’s First Dance in my newly remodeled space

  36. Diane Fields says:

    I spent the weekend fussing over my new mid-arm. Had to package it back up and return it, as it’s not working properly. *sigh*

  37. Frances Graff says:

    I spent the weekend with my Mom, who has altzheimers and hand piecing

  38. Susan Kirby says:

    Quietly quilting and enjoying the sunshine

  39. Lori Shore says:

    I spent the weekend with my in-laws having a barbeque and got to see my son (he moved out with his girlfriend a while ago and I don’t get to see him as much as I’d liked to).

  40. Karen Poling says:

    My extended weekend was spent at my daughter’s house playing with my 6 week old first great grandson, floating in the swimming pool, and visiting with lots of family. Some time was also spent gathering Row by Row patterns and fabric shopping. When I got home I printed off all the pattern downloads I missed while out of town, including block 2 of Maggie’s first dance.

  41. ritainalaska says:

    I had a quiet holiday weekend, reading patterns and books, knitting on my knitting projects, drawing applique pieces on fusible, hand-hemming binding a finished quilt and fusing for yet another applique project. I watched special local events on tv, too. Nice long weekend!

  42. Lynne Logue says:

    I spent the weekend with my girlfriend of 47 years! We went for brunch and shopped for bedding plants, and contemplated buying cell phones & losing the land lines! I am still contemplating while doing some needlework :)

  43. Emm says:

    Had a great time with family and friends

  44. wilma says:

    I spend the weekend working on the 365 challenge quilt, I went to the bee in a little town called Den Dolder. I had lunch with my mother and sister an did some embroidery. The next day sunday I went to church and then I worked on my dear Jane. In the afternoon came my youngest son for the first time with his girlfriend for diner. It was a wonderfull weekend with a lot of quilting.

  45. Becky says:

    I spent the wkend, just relaxing. I did cook on the grill and enjoyed the fireworks! And of course, I did some quilting!

  46. Sue Grenier says:

    I spent the weekend with family and friends. We enjoyed great conversation, great food and an amazing fireworks display.

  47. Rosemary Yelland says:

    I traveled to Nashville to visit my daughter. And I didn’t sew at all.

  48. knittingdancer says:

    I spent my weekend with friends at a cookout.

  49. Bobbie Z. says:

    My weekend was filled with a multitude of projects and fun. I did some gardening, finished a crocheted blanket for my Prayer Shawl group, watched some movies and TV series shows that I adore and of course I ate great picnic foods. I also enjoyed the company of my entire family. As the kids get older, it is harder to have everyone together because they have busy lives too.

  50. Judith Martinez says:

    I spent the weekend working on organizing my home from our move. Slowly but surely I’m making progress.

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