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.

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

223 thoughts on “A Free BOM: Maggie’s First Dance and a Give-Away

  • July 8, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Will be spending my weekend putting everything back where it belongs after getting my living room painted. Would rather be sewing.

  • July 8, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    I am spending my weekend taking it easy after being in the hospital for most of the day. I think some hand sewing will be required for this.

  • July 8, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    I would love to have a copy template of the Starlight pattern. I love the colors, but was thinking it would be beautiful done in Christmas fabrics.

  • July 8, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    I’ve spent my weekend getting to know my new puppy Rosco!
    He is adorable!?

  • July 8, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    I plan to decide if I’m going to do applique or free-motion motifs or embroidery. The important word here is “plan”. My dog Flora is probably coming home this weekend after staying with my sister as I continue to mend from some nasty medical things this winter….. Working on this project is much more tempting than getting AC in, organizing and shredding, finding things that are MIA.
    Susan – what kind of puppy is Rosco? They are wonderful additions to family even if they do drive one nuts!

  • July 8, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Hi there: Happy weekend Everyone. This weekend I am working on completing an order for three Junk Jean Rejuvenation Bags. These market bags incorporate rejuvenated jeans strips and patches, are handmade with personalized embroidery and quilted patchwork. Each one is an original!

  • July 8, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    I will be spending the weekend indoors — hot and humid outside

  • July 9, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Really a pretty pattern.

  • July 9, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Cleaning on Saturday. Church on Sunday morning and evening. Sunday afternoon will be spent looking at quilting and sewing patterns and planning projects.

  • July 11, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Most of the weekend will be spent fabric shopping. My husband and I will be doing a personal mini shop hop to support our local quilt stores. Truth be told, I think my husband usually buys more than I do! (Guys quilt too!).

  • July 11, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    I had the MOST fun last weekend – took a trip to Sisters OR for their outdoor quilt show and logged in total of 23+ quilt shops between our 3 day trip there and the shops around Sisters and Bend. I understand they had over 1200 quilts up in the show, I THINK we saw every one. Maybe! Definitely a fun shopping and quilt viewing weekend. Exhausted but home now!

  • July 12, 2016 at 1:57 am

    I live in Spokane, WA. Our weather has been cool for July. Last year it was in the upper 90’s. Our lawn is nice and green.

  • July 12, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    I spent my weekend with my daughter, who is now living with me. We went Row by Row pattern collecting. We managed to collect 4 more patterns. Now to get my quilt started.

  • July 13, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    Our family spent the 4th by using the time designing a Pillow and working on it. My granddaughters developed a pillow pattern to celebrate the 4th. we are planning to give the pillows to the 2 men (father and son combo) who served in Vietnam and Iraq. The son served 3 sessions and was wounded 2 times. We are giving 2 pillows to a husband and wife pair who met in their service in the Navy and married.

    Granddaughters had more enjoyment making the pillows for the honor of others than if they would have had they made them for themselves. A new family project is born!

  • July 22, 2016 at 1:49 am

    I spent the weekend with family mourning the loss of our mother and preparing our Dad for his move into assisted living. He made it easier for us, as he asked to go look at homes, chose the one he wanted to make his new home and decided he wanted to move on Monday, despite the loss he feels he is very happy with his new home and the new friends he is making. Today would have been their 61rst anniversary. God has been awesome getting us through this time.

  • July 22, 2016 at 6:51 am

    I spent my weekend spending time with my family – playing cards and dice games, watching TV, and I even snuck in some sewing!!!

  • July 22, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    We’ll make our monthly run to grocery shop at the commissary and then because of the heat here in NE Texas, I plan to hit my sewing room and work on this.

  • July 23, 2016 at 11:55 am

    I will spend this W/E just as I spend al or most of all laundry, clearing off meals served during the week to make one dinner tonite. Planning wardrobe for upcoming week of work and of course squeezing in a little quilting time for me. I love Maggie’s Dance as it is in small bits. This is how I can get a big quilt made without the angst of I have so much to do and no time. MD just right. Thanks so much

  • July 23, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Recovering from being sick (but doing calming embroidery) and volunteer work tomorrow.

  • July 23, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Went to Hershey Quilt Odyssey yesterday. Today I just tried to stay cool, and enjoyed my grandson.

  • July 25, 2016 at 10:23 am

    I spent a three day weekend making a crib quilt for my niece who is due to have a baby girl any day now. It came out so cute with 30’s repro charm squares and white sashing! I only have to sew down the back side of the binding and I’ll be FINISHED!

  • July 27, 2016 at 7:54 am

    living in the desert country and staying cool at home with quilting, cooking and completing UFO’s while enjoying company of my son who is home from university for the summer.Just completed one just now…

  • July 27, 2016 at 9:44 am

    I am so excited to start a new bom thank you for being so generous in sharing your talent.

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