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 5, 2016 at 12:42 am

    I spent my weekend going to a flea market yesterday and working on my Splendid Sampler blocks. On vacation this week so looking forward to getting block 2 of Maggie’s First Dance hopefully completed.

  • July 5, 2016 at 1:05 am

    Cleaning house, company coming on Wed. Oh well I have a clean house.

  • July 5, 2016 at 1:11 am

    Relaxed, spent time with family and went to the fireworks.

  • July 5, 2016 at 2:27 am

    I spent the weekend trying to get the stitch regulator working on the longarm and painting ceramic figurines with my girlfriend. Quite an enjoyable weekend.

  • July 5, 2016 at 3:07 am

    I spent Saturday doing the usual chores but woke up on Sunday feeling like I was heading for a cold. Headed to bed with my laptop late afternoon and spent some time looking at wonderful quilting sites and catching up on posts on the quilting sites I belong to. It did the trick – woke up Monday feeling fine.

  • July 5, 2016 at 5:47 am

    I sewed Maggie’s first dance block ! I love it! It’s so happy and pretty for a summer sew !
    Thank you so , so much !

  • July 5, 2016 at 6:44 am

    I spent my weekend in church with family, taking care of a friend, watching fireworks and making sample crafts film the campets who arrive next weekend

  • July 5, 2016 at 7:13 am

    I did some sewing, cooking, cleaning, and relaxing with friends – great weekend!

  • July 5, 2016 at 7:17 am

    I spent the weekend with three of my grandchildren, playing, fishing and more playing.

  • July 5, 2016 at 7:37 am

    My son and I cleaned up the backyard on Friday morning and then I did a whole big lot of not much. Read a couple of books, made a table runner for a friend and all in all, just had a very low-key, restful long weekend.

  • July 5, 2016 at 7:54 am

    I am spending the weekend with family and lots of food.

  • July 5, 2016 at 7:56 am

    I spent the weekend cleaning the house, making raspberry jelly, and finally getting into my sewing room for some quilt top piecing. I have to make myself do the housework first, or it doesn’t get done!!

  • July 5, 2016 at 8:10 am

    We had a wonderful weekend. It seemed so long this year. Our daughters had friends over on Friday. We joined neighbors for a pool party on Saturday, on Sunday we traveled to drop off our girls at Horse Camp/Bible camp and Sunday we visited our favorite winery with my husband’s parents. It was a long and relaxing weekend. Now a child free week to sew.

  • July 5, 2016 at 8:13 am

    We had a very quiet weekend. Stayed at home and did tons of little jobs that we had been putting off until another time. :) Thanks for the cutest giveaway.

  • July 5, 2016 at 8:34 am

    I spent the weekend visiting family and attending picnics in my hometown.

  • July 5, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Spent a quiet weekend at home. Some sewing, a BBQ ON THE 4 th of July, and fireworks from my cozy couch on tv…

  • July 5, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Had a lovely weekend–wonderful weather–low 80’s. Enjoyed Sunday church outside in the Glen. Spent time with friends and watched the fireworks. Thanks for the chance to win. I L+O+V+E the block—so many ways to embellish !!

  • July 5, 2016 at 9:51 am

    I had a really nice weekend doing some cooking and working on putting my current quilt project together.Happy Quilting

  • July 5, 2016 at 9:52 am

    I had a busy weekend.

    Saturday went to a free motion quilt class and then ate crabs.

    Sunday went to a play at the Kennedy Center ‘Kinky Boots. my sister and I loved the movie so I treated. Then we went to my cousins for a cookout and more crabs. Then I went home to my grandson’s birthday cookout.

    Monday I slept all day and then visted Black Hog’s Barbecue and then came home and watch Zootopia and ate popcorn.

    A Great Weekend!

  • July 5, 2016 at 10:00 am

    We spent the weekend helping my son dig out bushes, trim tree branches, shampoo the carpets and wash the dog!

  • July 5, 2016 at 10:25 am

    I spent my weekend sewing HST’s and visiting with family. Lovely time doing both!

  • July 5, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Spent with family riding in the mountains, watching fireworks and then some “me” time working in my sewing room.

  • July 5, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    I spent my holiday weekend resting with family and good food.

  • July 5, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    I spent the holiday weekend with family and spent four hours on the 4th in a fun outreach for our church at the Fabulous Fourth Festival in Columbus, NC!

  • July 5, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    I spent the holiday weekend with family & friends and participated in a 4th of July parade with my historical society.

  • July 5, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    We spent time with family, playing,eating and watching fireworks.

  • July 5, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    We attended a 3rd of July picnic at a local lake then on July 4th we drove to Harrisburg, PA to attend the American Political Item Collectors biennial national convention. I love the Starlight pattern.

  • July 5, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Your block is great – I love the bright colors! We spent the weekend down the shore at our little home away from home. Thanks so much for the chance to win :)
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  • July 5, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Enjoyed home made ice cream, vanilla of course! Stitched some red, white/cream, blue fabrics, and then watched fireworks over the lake!!

  • July 5, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    I spent the week end taking the back off of an antique baby quilt. It was an absolute mess. Re-did it and it looks so much better. Would love to win your pattern. It looks like it would be fun to make.

  • July 5, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    4th of July weekend was spent in the house working on UFO’s as it had rained ALL holiday weekend!

  • July 5, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    I spent my weekend with family and friends visiting our lake home. We spent time on the lake and also went to the fireworks via the lake.
    We cooked dinner on the boat while waiting on the fireworks.
    Couldn’t have ask for better weather for it!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • July 5, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    I spent the entire weekend in bed after having out patient surgery. Not fun.

  • July 5, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    I spent the weekend taking it easy, sewed for a day, picnic &neighborhood fireworks yesterday.

  • July 5, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    I spent my weekend by catching up on some BOM’s and by getting my 2nd Maggie’s First Dance block cut out and halfway sewn together. I also finished the top of a table runner my husband asked me to make for his sister’s birthday and I started two new quilts for Christmas presents for the four foster and two grandchildren of our son and daughter-in-law. Busy sewing weekend.

  • July 5, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    I had a wonderfully peaceful weekend ~ finished a 4th of July pennant flag quilt top, began cutting out and stitching blocks for a sample future BOM quilt for a local quilt shop, and finished my tuffet. A great few days off work, spent time at rest on Sunday with the Lord and praised Him Monday for blessing me with this free life I live her in the good ol’ USA!!!

  • July 5, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    I love the oops. I’ve done that recently, too. I spent the weekend doing some sewing, some cleaning, some baking, some shopping, and some visiting at a cookout. Nice way to spend a weekend! Thanks for the chance to win the great pattern.

  • July 6, 2016 at 9:24 am

    I traveled to my home in West Virginia. All roads lead home! I visited, enjoyed the property by taking a couple of rides on the Ranger and spent an hour with the Quilting Bee Ladies at the Commission on Aging Center! Flea Marketing with my honey and found a fabulous old carboy for wine making and a hand crank stone for sharpening knives. What a fabulous weekend!

  • July 6, 2016 at 9:25 am

    I spent my weekend practising paper piecing -technique (as I am a newbie in quilting) and trying to figure out in which order to put the blocks I have made from the prize coats won by our racing greyhounds during racing time from years 1982-1992! It Will be my Memory Quilt (wall hanging).

  • July 6, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    I spent the weekend quilting, doing laundry, and visiting with family to celebrate Independence Day.

  • July 6, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    We went to Greenfield Village in Dearborn,MI to see and hear their salute to America program it was great!

  • July 6, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Spent my weekend quilting – then getting food ready for a party!!!! (way too much food but fun!!!)

  • July 6, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    I started my weekend meeting my boyfriends siblings, very nice people and had a good time. Then from there I went to see a few waterfalls with my boyfriend. Had quite a hike to some of them but had a great time. Weather was perfect for all the outdoor activities!

  • July 6, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    I finished a fabric box, with 4 blocks of machine embroidered flowers, one on each side, the first of Maggie’s First Dance, photos to go onto my blog tomorrow, we had a friend stay Saturday night, then baking to do, for family, friends and grandson at Uni. Looking forward to block #2, love the way those flowers branch out. And as I am way down in New Zealand, so appreciate an international digital giveaway.

  • July 6, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    I spent the weekend finishing up my Maggie’s First Dance Block # 1! I had forgotten about it and was scrambling to get it done before the second block was released.

  • July 6, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    I worked on a quilt for our church quilt ministry, finished sewing an apron for my granddaughters 10th birthday and worked on Splendid Sampler blocks. Went to a few yard sales. Appreciate being able to inter for this give away. Living in Alaska leaves me out of many.

  • July 6, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Relaxed, relaxed and relaxed some more. It was delightful.

  • July 6, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    I spent a fun filled weekend traveling around our SW PA and WV quilt shops collecting Row by Row kits and pins. I am guilty of bringing home alot of new fabrics as well…. ME BAD!

  • July 6, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    It would be so cool to win! We stayed home, and I continued my purge of clothing that’s too big. It was so hot, inside was the no place to be!

  • July 7, 2016 at 12:05 am

    I spent my weekend visiting with family and then having a wonderful afternoon and evening watching live music and then the fireworks display here in my lovely little town. I also went to a couple of quilts shops on Saturday to get my local Row by Row kits – all so much fun!!!

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