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.
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!
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:
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!
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,
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: