Oh, Friends- can you believe we are at the end?? While the BOM lasts for about 6 months, Maggie and I have been “dancing” for over a year now! It was over a year ago that I designed her and chose the fabrics that we would be using. It’s a bit like having your children grow up and move out of the house- the promise of peace and quiet sounds nice, but you know that you will miss them terribly!!!
Last year, at this time, I had the next BOM planned… but I’m running a little behind this year… getting our new Club up and running took up a good chunk of time over the last couple of months. But don’t worry- my mind is turning over some ideas for 2017’s Block of the Month!
Whether you’ve been with us from the very beginning, or if you just joined in today, I hope you have been enjoying it!! For me, it is such a thrill to see people making and loving a pattern that I have designed… Getting your emails and seeing your posts on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter is soooooooo much fun!
Remember- soon the free pattern links will be de-activated (somewhere around the end of this month, or the beginning of December). Please download and print and/or save the pattern PDFs- once the links are deactivated, I WILL NOT be giving out the patterns!! Thanks!
As usual, we are having a great GIVEAWAY this month! Please read through this post to the bottom to find out how to enter.
And now, onto the fun!
I made 2 versions of the blocks, machine applique and hand embroidery. For the machine appliqued blocks, I made the block as shown in the pattern, using 5 setting blocks. Here is my finished quilt:
My friend Danny used her long-arm machine to quilt a cute flower in the “blank” centers of the setting blocks:
Here’s another closeup. I like how the gray corners of all the blocks create that secondary “little block”:
And a peak at the back! You can really see the gorgeous quilting! (and of course, a cute quilt needs a cute quilt label!)
For my embroidered blocks, I decided to make a table runner. I omitted the setting blocks from Month 5, and just added some gray 1 1/2″ sashing strips and borders (finished size 1″ wide). I can’t wait to get this quilted! I think these colors will be a cheerful addition to my decor for just about any season! (Many of you have asked about these fabrics- they are from several different fabric lines, including Camelot and Moda.)
Lots of people tell me that their favorite part of the Block of the Month is seeing all of the different fabrics people choose- and I agree! Amazing how different a block can look with different fabrics! Please show us your blocks!! You have lots of ways to “show-off”!!
~~Sew Quilty Friends Facebook Group– Lots of quilty chatting going on and new friends being made in the group! It’s also a great place to ask questions about the BOM, or any quilt related questions. Join here and post your photos.
~~My Facebook Page– post your photos to my Facebook page. You can use hashtag #MaggieQuilt and mention me @JacquelynneJostSteves
~~Instagram– post your photos to Instagram and tag #MaggieQuilt and mention me @JacquelynneSteves
~~Linky Page– this is brand new- you can post your photos right here on my website!! We haven’t done this before, so I hope it works OK, lol. Please click here and follow the instructions at the top. You don’t have to have a blog or website to add your photos. This is great for those of you who don’t use other social media (such as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.)
***Even if you don’t choose to post your photos, please visit the sites above to see everyone’s work! It’s really a lot of fun!
Did you miss previous blog posts, full of inspiration?
This month’s giveaway prize is provided by New Leaf Stitches– It’s a pack of Clearly Perfect Angles. You know, we make a lot of HST’s in my BOM’s- if you hate drawing those lines on your fabric, you will love this! Never draw another line!
For your chance to win this handy prize, please visit the blogs below. Please note- there is no giveaway on this post- you must enter at the blogs below. You can enter at each blog- that gives you at least 7 chances to win! Open to U.S. and International readers.
- Farmhouse Quilts
- The Quilting Nook
- Grey Dogwood Studio
- EvaPaige Quilt Designs
- The Crafty Quilter
- Lily Pad Quilting
- My Go-Go Life
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At the end of the month, I will be giving away a huge Grand Prize here on my blog! This is the prize:
Remember, the above prize will be given away at the end of November 2016, so be sure to check back for your chance to win!!!