Monday, June 15, 2015

COZY AFTERNOON! Free BOM and a GIVEAWAY!

It's here!! Cozy Afternoon, the new Block of the Month from fabric and quilt designer Jacquelynne Steves! It's a versatile, easy and fun quilt that includes 3 ways to finish your blocks. You can piece them, applique them or embroider them. Jacquelynne provides a video tutorial for the two stitches that are used for this easy embroidery so it's a great chance to learn! This BOM goes for 5 months and includes the pattern for each block, plus border and finishing instructions. Imagine curling up in front of the fire with this quilt, a good book and a cup of tea. Perfect!

This first month, you get the free patterns for two blocks. Here's my Block One:


I put my block one on the floral fabric that I chose to use for the border and the large setting squares just so you could see where I got my color inspiration. I decided to use raw edge applique for my blocks. 
How cute is this little flower-filled tea cup!  Here's my Block Two that is also laid out (not stitched up) on the floral fabric that I'm using.
This block has a cute little bee!

I love the way this little quilt is going to look. You will receive 5 block patterns over the first 4 months of the event and then receive the border and finishing instructions on the 5th and final month. Just visit Jacquelynnesteves.com HERE, enter your email and click to sign up. That's it! Jacquelynne is also the editor of a gorgeous emagazine and it's FREE too! And, just when you thought you couldn't take any more FREE fun, there's more! Just leave a comment on my blog and tell me which way you would finish your blocks and you will be entered to win these  beautiful free patterns!
Because these are electronic patterns, my blog friends from all over the world can enter! Jacquelynne will send the patterns to the winner. The giveaway is open until June 21st. The winner will receive the free patterns the next week directly from Jacquelynne. The ONLY way you can get these patterns is to enter the giveaway on my blog and on the blogs of the other quilters who are hosting the giveaway and showing you their versions of the first two blocks! Here's a list of participating bloggers:

A Quilt and a Prayer


Lily Pad Quilting   
Red Letter Quilts
 
The Crafty Quilter

Kathy's Quilts         
  
Get these cute quilt block patterns, enter my giveaway by commenting with how you will finish your blocks, visit Jacquelynne's website and sign up for her free emagazine and visit the other bloggers listed here to enter again and get inspiration for choosing fabrics and deciding how to make your quilt! Pretty good fun for a Monday! Hope you enter! Cheery wave from Bev



  • *You can just piece them
  • *OR you can applique them (by machine or hand)
  • *OR you can do simple hand embroidery (just 2 super easy stitches- the backstitch and French knots- plus I have a video tutorial for those stitches.)
  • - See more at: http://jacquelynnesteves.com/cozy-afternoon-block-of-the-month/#sthash.hLAZhgMe.zSAugorB.dpuf



  • *You can just piece them
  • *OR you can applique them (by machine or hand)
  • *OR you can do simple hand embroidery (just 2 super easy stitches- the backstitch and French knots- plus I have a video tutorial for those stitches.)
  • - See more at: http://jacquelynnesteves.com/cozy-afternoon-block-of-the-month/#sthash.hLAZhgMe.zSAugorB.dpuf



  • *You can just piece them
  • *OR you can applique them (by machine or hand)
  • *OR you can do simple hand embroidery (just 2 super easy stitches- the backstitch and French knots- plus I have a video tutorial for those stitches.)
  • - See more at: http://jacquelynnesteves.com/cozy-afternoon-block-of-the-month/#sthash.hLAZhgMe.zSAugorB.dpuf



  • *You can just piece them
  • *OR you can applique them (by machine or hand)
  • *OR you can do simple hand embroidery (just 2 super easy stitches- the backstitch and French knots- plus I have a video tutorial for those stitches.)
  • - See more at: http://jacquelynnesteves.com/cozy-afternoon-block-of-the-month/#sthash.hLAZhgMe.zSAugorB.dpuf



  • *You can just piece them
  • *OR you can applique them (by machine or hand)
  • *OR you can do simple hand embroidery (just 2 super easy stitches- the backstitch and French knots- plus I have a video tutorial for those stitches.)
  • - See more at: http://jacquelynnesteves.com/cozy-afternoon-block-of-the-month/#sthash.hLAZhgMe.zSAugorB.dpufV



  • *You can just piece them
  • *OR you can applique them (by machine or hand)
  • *OR you can do simple hand embroidery (just 2 super easy stitches- the backstitch and French knots- plus I have a video tutorial for those stitches.)
  • - See more at: http://jacquelynnesteves.com/cozy-afternoon-block-of-the-month/#sthash.hLAZhgMe.zSAugorB.dpuf

    76 comments:

    Bobbie said...

    Good morning Bev! I'm a new follower and I love the cherriness of your blocks! I'm planning to applique my blocks. I'm hoping to get started this afternoon! Have a cozy day!

    Podunk Pretties said...

    As always I love your blocks, so cheery!

    Quilter Kathy said...

    I love your bright and happy colours! And gorgeous applique!
    I'm making a spring wallhanging with my blocks.

    Lyn said...

    I will be doing the applique method with the raw edge like you did. I love your blocks! Thanks for sharing.

    Jackie said...

    I'll be embroidering the first one. The second one will be appliqued. Love your colors!

    Anita J. said...

    Love your color choice! I will be working on the applique' although they are all so intriguing! I may choose to do others for additional projects.

    Sally Dixon said...

    I love the floral fabric you picked. I plan to applique my blocks. Can't wait to get started!

    Sigi G said...

    I think I'll be appliqueing my blocks, but I'm really itching to try the embroidery way of doing my blocks. Hmmmmmmm - hard decision!

    Marti Morgan said...

    I will definitely be doing applique, I just think it looks so much more attractive.

    Karen McIsaac said...

    I will be doing appliqué too. Love the pop of your colours

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    Heidi said...

    Bright and beautiful!
    And yes, that bee is soo cute!

    Sherry said...

    I haven't settled on my fabrics yet but I think I will be doing the applique version. I do love to do embroidery so maybe I should make two. I love the cheerful fabrics you used in your blocks.

    Rita said...

    This is so much fun, I love seeing everyones fabric choices can't wait to start

    quiltmama said...

    You have an interesting choice of colors.

    Jan Gunter said...

    Oh this is sew much fun!! I haven't put all my fabric's together yet..still working on them!! I will do some embroidery and applique..I think!! Still working it out!

    Jennifer said...

    I pan to finish out the blocks using a combination of applique and embroidery. They are just too cute and I love your flowery background.

    Renata S said...

    Planning on doing the appliqué.

    Julie I. said...

    Thank you for sharing your bright blocks as inspiration for this BOM! I plan on doing embroidery for the block centers, will be a nice project to tote along.

    Kathy H said...

    I think I will do embroidery but since I haven't done much appliqué lately, maybe I can fit one quilt with that too!

    Lynn McIndoe said...

    I am a confirmed tea drinker, so would do the applique. lynnmcindoe at gmail dot com

    dorothy said...

    Your blocks have turned out too cute! I think I will be doing embroidery, love the teacup pattern.

    Dorocarol@gmail.com

    Joan said...

    Love the blocks! Your fabrics are so bright and cheery!

    STH said...

    Love your fabrics--they make the cutest blocks!

    I'm going to do the embroidery on mine, then I think they're going to become a runner for my long dining room table.

    livingincolorblog@outlook.com

    BillieBee (billiemick) said...

    These turned out sooooo cute!

    Gretchen Weaver said...

    Your blocks are very nice. I plan to embroidery mine, in blue of course!

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    Pamela Koppleberger said...

    Pretty blocks; thanks for sharing.

    Anonymous said...

    I plan to use the applique patterns. They're just so sweet.

    remills at amtelecom dot net

    margaret said...

    I have signed up for this BOM but not sure what to do in the centre applique is a technique yet to be tried. Love the background fabric you have used on your first block, bit of envy going on here

    ShinyNewThing said...

    Not sure if mine will be a tabletopper or a baby quilt, I'm going to wait and see how it looks when it starts coming together.

    Liz Horgan said...

    I love all your bright colors!

    wildprairie said...

    I plan on learning to applique the blocks. It will be a stretch for me but I will see how it comes together into a quilt.

    Teatime Creations said...

    Your bright color choices are so wonderul. I hope to stitch a lap quilt.

    Dorothy B. said...

    I lovre your cohoice of colors for the squares. I need to learn how to applique properly so am attemptng the appliqued blocks.

    Gail said...

    I'm going to applique my blocks. Thanks for the opportunity to win the patterns! -Gail
    Malggl@comcast.net

    Deenywv said...

    Love the inspiration fabric for the BOM.
    Thanks

    Carol C Thomas said...

    Your two blocks came out really nice. I hope I can applique the two blocks. New at this technique.

    Jacquelynne Steves said...

    Your blocks are so cute! This is going to be a very happy quilt!!

    sandra campbell said...

    Wonderful ideas, this is so great to check out other peoples ideas for the block, would never have considered using such a dark fabric for the applique background, I do love it, thank you

    Julie @ The Crafty Quilter said...

    I love your blocks, Bev. They are so happy looking! I did the applique version, too.

    Margaret said...

    I love your bright colors. I plan on appliqueing mine.

    BarefootThunder said...

    I am thinking I will do some applique, and some embroidery.

    Judy1522 said...

    I am going to applique my blocks but may have to make another quilt later with embroidery as I love the embroidery version also.

    Lee said...

    Love your blocks!

    Sharon Hite said...

    I love your blocks. I'm still trying to decide on colors. There are so many choices...

    I haven't made up my mind on whether to do a pieced block or the applique. I also had an idea to combine this with my other hobby, cross stitching, and design and stitch a cross stitch block. So many choices.

    cooneen said...

    I love your color choices. I love the emotions bright fabric give. It changes everything about the quilt.

    Ms Amy said...

    I'm going to use a large floral print in the center of each block, so I won't be doing the embroidery nor the applique block center.

    Tina said...

    Great fabric choices!! I am looking forward to getting started on mine. Thanks!!

    Maureen Clare said...

    Wow, your colour way has so much zing. Just love it.

    tamara cruz said...

    Love the colors. I will be doing mine with embroidery :)

    Stacey Trichel said...

    Love the blocks!

    Unknown said...

    Love your blocks. I like getting new ideas. I think I will applique my blocks, but then I might embroidery a second set. I've gotten to where I really like hand work.

    Bobby Justice said...

    Hello fellow quilter. I like the fact that you are using a dark background on your squares. I would like to know where you found the beautiful material for the corners. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work. I am going to applique my tea cups.

    Anita Gambrell said...

    I will be using the applique method, I love these blocks! Excited to start next week on mine!

    JudiH said...

    I'm still deciding between embroidery and applique - I don't think I have time to do both but I love both so much maybe I will have to find the time.

    Cecilia said...

    I haven't decided if I will embroider or appliqué my blocks yet. I love the look of both. I love the colors you chose! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

    Bert said...

    I am not at home, but that's where my stash is. I will be anxious to start next week. Love your blocks.

    Lynette Wilson said...

    Love your choice of bright colors.

    KathyK said...

    Love these designs, they would look bright and cheery in the kitchen or to make as a hostess gift too.

    Kathy Thompson said...

    Hi, I enjoy your choice of material. The bright colors appeal to me. Thank you for sharing.

    Ray said...

    Oh, I love the black and brights together. Your quilt will be so cute!!

    Just J said...

    I can't decide. I may embroidery them or I may see if I can find some teapot fabric to fussy cut.

    Anonymous said...

    Hi,
    I'll try to enhance my abilities in machine applique with this BOM. I like embroidery too, but in this project the applique looks best to me.

    Sabrina van Ginkel said...

    I love your boarder fabric. I plan on doing needle turn applique.

    Carla said...

    I'm likely going to fussy cute some Laurel Burch Hummingbirds for the centers, and may extend that to the plain blocks. I might try my hand at a piano key border since I have yet to make one. I love your bright cheery colors!

    Deanna said...

    Love your style.

    MoeWest said...

    I think I'll do embroidery this time. I did applique for the last one.

    Jacque said...

    Really love the dark background....changes things up! Love your colors, too. Great job!

    GranChris said...

    I like it both ways, applique and embroider. Too cute.

    altsall said...

    You've got me thinking! I'd raw edge the flowers, but I'm thinking the teapot needs polish and maybe trupunto(spelling ?) I think these blocks deserve a 3d treatment.

    I really like both the contest quilts, but I can see that sea star and sand dollar coverlet on my patio chair for the long sunset evenings....

    Nell said...

    I'll be doing applique with a blanket stitch around the figures.

    Thanks for showing us that floral: It really sets off your blocks.

    Lin said...

    I'll be doing applique for mine. I am thinking of trying the embroidery on a companion cushion though - just not brave enough to do the whole quilt!!

    Rebecca said...

    Enie Menie Miney Mo!!! which one do I want?

    gaylynn said...

    I'm not sure yet which way I would finish them. They are all new to me so I might do each one to see which one I like the best.

    Wies said...

    I think I'm going for a applique.

    Linda Plank said...

    I AM APPLIQUING ALL MY BLOCKS AND USING DIFFERENT STITCHES! I AM TRYING TO DOWNLOAD BLOCK 3 BUT HAVE NOT BEEM ABLE TO LOCATE WHERE TO GET IT. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR WORK, THIS IS TRULY A FUN PROJECT!!

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