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 thoughts on “Cozy Afternoon Block of the Month and Give-Aways

  • June 17, 2015 at 12:42 am

    Woops, forgot to say what we did this weekend — Saturday I went to Foam Fest 5km run with my daughter, her family and friends! Totally enjoyed watching everyone with costumes and happy smiles getting foam and water and muddy all over. The smiles were the important part! Sunday was spend recovering.

  • June 17, 2015 at 12:47 am

    What a pleasure that you have a plan to get back on track with blogging!

  • June 17, 2015 at 12:47 am

    I have signed up. Spent the weekend, cooking sewing, knitting and moving our local craft /gift shop to a new location.

  • June 17, 2015 at 12:48 am

    I have signed up for the Cosy Afternoon Block of the Month.
    This weekend I have been busy sewing laundry bags for my current charity I am supporting Aussie Heroes Quilts and Laundry bags charity.

  • June 17, 2015 at 12:54 am

    I spent the weekend celebrating my Granddaughter’s graduation from the University of Oregon School of Architecture! We are so proud of her!

  • June 17, 2015 at 1:06 am

    I have signed up!! Might try my hand at the applique version. I work every weekend – the graveyard shift no less – every Thurs night thru Mon morning. So my “weekend” is Tues and Weds when I get to baysit my grandson who is 3 1/2. That is when my fun begins!!

  • June 17, 2015 at 1:09 am

    I am signed up. I am working on a quilt for my Granddaughter’s high school graduation present.

  • June 17, 2015 at 1:10 am

    Signed up! I worked the weekend and gardened when I got home!

  • June 17, 2015 at 1:13 am

    I signed up for Cosy Afternoon yesterday. Last weekend was a quiet weekend quilting. We had been away for a few days, so it was good to be home.

  • June 17, 2015 at 1:14 am

    Whaaat a wondefull give away. I have signed up for this cute Bom. The blocks are lovely.
    What I was doing last weekend – celebrating the birthday of our granddaugther (5 years old). Baking breads, a little quilting and knitting. Walks with the dog. A nice weekend. Greetings from Denmark, Anne-Mette

  • June 17, 2015 at 1:14 am

    Downloaded the first two patterns this a.m. Have a feeling I’ll be doing the pieced version, although I would love to mix machine applique and embroidery. Just so many hours in a day.

  • June 17, 2015 at 1:15 am

    I have signed up for this very pretty BOM.last weekend I enjoyed our very warm winter weather here by spending lots of time in the garden on Saturday & then looked after our very cute 3 year old grandson on Sunday. I cut out some Spiderman fabric on Saturday night to make bunting for grandsons room.

  • June 17, 2015 at 1:25 am

    I am already signed up for this BOM along qith doing your aiming for accuracy too. Good to see you are on pinterest and now following you. This weekend I am off to the Yorkshire Modern quilters group where we are making bags.

  • June 17, 2015 at 1:27 am

    I am so excited! This new quilt along ( I did join) looks so fun. Thank you for offering something homey. Love the teapot!

  • June 17, 2015 at 1:35 am

    I have signed up for the “Cozy Afternoon” BOM. Love these Blocks, just trying to decide if I want to make the applique, or the embroidered blocks, might just have to make both, and that is what I plan on doing this weekend, sitting in front of the sewing machine sewing those blocks. Looking forward to the fun, and I hope I am picked to win this bundle.:)My email is

  • June 17, 2015 at 1:42 am

    I signed up just at this moment, early morning in Germany.
    A lovely BOM but i am not sure about my favorite way to do it. I love all, maybe i will mix it.
    This weekend? I have to knit a little sweater and sew on my Birthday DJ. Only 20 InnerBlocks to do.
    I wish you all a good time.

  • June 17, 2015 at 1:42 am

    I ordered the fabric for the cosy afternoon quilt along. In the meantime, I am enjoying time with my husband, daughters and their families but I am itching to get home and sew.

  • June 17, 2015 at 1:44 am

    I am already signed up and have received my first 2 block patterns. Stayed home and sewed this past weekend. It was raining, so our outdoor plans got changed. It was great to stay home and just do as we pleased.

  • June 17, 2015 at 2:01 am

    i forgot to say i signed up for the BOM. planning fabric now!!

  • June 17, 2015 at 2:08 am

    I have signed up for the BOM and it’s just adorable!! Spent Saturday running some errands, stopped by the farmer’s market for some berries then went to a few quilt shops gathering the fabrics to make a quilt for Christmas for one of my granddaughters. Sunday was spent mostly making jam then some outside chores since the weather was so nice. :-)

  • June 17, 2015 at 2:11 am

    Returned Sunday evening from a lovely holiday in South West France and Northern Spain. Catching up on the weeds which have grown like Triffids while we were away. :)

  • June 17, 2015 at 2:12 am

    Oh yes – and I’ve just signed up for the BOM.

  • June 17, 2015 at 2:25 am

    I’ve just signed up for the BOM. This weekend I spent packing and sending my older son for his two weeks language study visit to Britain. And rest of the weekend I will look at my little dancing daughter at folk festival.

  • June 17, 2015 at 2:31 am

    Signed up for the BOM going to appliqué my blocks. This weekend we spent time with our daughters and three grandsons, they are visiting for two weeks.

  • June 17, 2015 at 3:05 am

    I spent my weekend cleaning up after a big quilt project. Put my 1 block wonder on the design wall to finalize the layout and start sewing the top.

  • June 17, 2015 at 3:33 am

    I have been a follower on your blog for ages and am so looking forward to starting your BOM.
    This last weekend we went to football ( rugby)A lovely family day. Sunday Church was a blessing and a restful afternoon. Saw my little grannies lots over that time.

  • June 17, 2015 at 3:38 am

    I have signed up because I am interested in learning to embroider. I’ve never seen a site that offers both, how unique. The patterns are just beautiful too. It all sounds perfect.

  • June 17, 2015 at 4:33 am

    Had a busy weekend doing what I like to do best. Sewing :)

  • June 17, 2015 at 4:43 am

    Thank you for including me, I had a busy weekend, cooked did some gardening and of cause some cutting out for a new quilt.

  • June 17, 2015 at 5:21 am

    I signed up and would love to do the embroidery on the blocks! thanks! I spent the weekend with my husband – hiking!

  • June 17, 2015 at 6:47 am

    I am signed up for Jacquelynne’s Cozy Afternoon BOM. We had a picnic to go to over the weekend.

  • June 17, 2015 at 6:47 am

    I’m all signed up. This weekend we will be traveling to see our DD and DGS in LesMiserables.

  • June 17, 2015 at 6:48 am

    Looking forward to making the Cozy Afternoon quilt – I am making samples for a local quilt shop. Georgia Sewing & Quilting in Buford, GA. Great selection of fabrics and patterns!

  • June 17, 2015 at 6:50 am

    I am signed up and doing the applique version, probably in Christmas fabrics. Busy weekend doing laundry, cleaning grill, outside furniture and very little sewing!

  • June 17, 2015 at 7:22 am

    I have entered the Cozy Afternoon BOM, will either do the hand embroidery or the applique, haven’t decided and maybe do both! This past weekend went to Quilts in the Court Yard so many lovely quilts. Also, ordered an embroidery machine!! :)

  • June 17, 2015 at 7:32 am

    I have joined the Cozy Afternoon BOM earlier.
    This past weekend I spent at Special Olympics Summer Games chaperoning, coaching and encouraging our athletes to do their best and have fun.

  • June 17, 2015 at 7:50 am

    I am already sign up,have my Fabric picked out.have downloaded the patterns ,and will start on the week-end.This pass weekend i was doing some sewing for our local Lighthouse craft shop.

  • June 17, 2015 at 7:57 am

    This past weekend was quite enjoyable as the weather was beautiful; therefore, we planted some flowers and visited with family. As to what version for the BOM, not sure yet! Once I purchase the material, I will decide.

  • June 17, 2015 at 8:02 am

    I will be trying the embroidery. Some small handwork for summer. We attended 2 graduation parties over the weekend. Thanks for this opportunity.

  • June 17, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Just about to go home to Australia after spending a month with my son and his family in MA. Spent last weekend camping in a cabin on the Mohawk Trail and visited a wonderful quilt shop on the way home. Looking forward to starting this BOM!

  • June 17, 2015 at 8:21 am

    I spent this past weekend cutting out pattern pieces for an “Orange Peel Quilt” for my mom. I wanted to get a jump on that before the “Row by Row” quilt challenge starts this coming Sunday. I have 5 quilts I’d like to get made by the end of this year. Will I make it??? :)

  • June 17, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Love this nice pattern, all excited to start it. Last weekend I was working, yes, working retail sucks. So I will work today on the Christmas present for my hubby, he loves bears and this will be a log cabin with …….. oh I will show it on my blog, when the top is finished ;-)

  • June 17, 2015 at 8:35 am

    I am signed up for the BOM! And the first two blocks are *so* cute! It’s just my cup of tea! ;) This weekend . . . mostly it involved getting ready for Vacation Bible School going on this week! Our ladies have planned an afternoon tea for Saturday (at a local tea shoppe)–it’s the proverbial brass ring! :)

  • June 17, 2015 at 8:42 am

    I have signed up and this weekend I was working on my Christmas exchange quilt that my friendship group do. I am getting a handle on it. will be so glad when it is done. Thanks

  • June 17, 2015 at 8:45 am

    I have signed up for this great free block. I am sewing a overnight bag – applique quilts – embroidery machine blocks so many projects to keep me out of trouble. Thanks for a chance to win. Cheers Ilse

  • June 17, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Hi, I have signed up for the bom, I will be quilting of

  • June 17, 2015 at 9:59 am

    I have signed up, printed the fabric requirements, intro, and instructions for the first two blocks. I’ve also collected all the fabrics i need. Now to get started cutting and piecing. This past weekend it was very hot here in southern Ohio, so spent a lot of time in my Mom’s inground pool (the water felt great in this heat wave we’re having), went to see Jurasic World, planted more flowers around my house, took care of my horses, and did some sewing! Good weekend!!!

  • June 17, 2015 at 10:04 am

    i am signed up for the cozy afternoon qal and i am making the blocks for a baby quilt.

  • June 17, 2015 at 10:27 am

    I have been working and cutting out quilt squares :)

  • June 17, 2015 at 10:50 am

    I’m signed up and ready to start. The first blocks are beautiful. I collect tea pots and have made a couple tea pot quilts so I’m really excited to get going on this one. This weekend I worked on a round robin block and made backing and cut batting for a couple tops that are ready to quilt.

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