I’ve been talking about it, and showing a few snippets here and there…. but I am officially announcing my free block of the month! It’s called Sew Sweet Simplicity– because the blocks look way more complicated than they are! And, 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)

The Block of the Month will run 5 months- 1 or 2 blocks per month (total of 6 blocks) for 4 months, then borders and finishing for the fifth month. So in addition to choosing which techniques you’d like to do, you can also choose the smaller quilt with just 4 blocks, or the larger quilt with 6 blocks.

You must subscribe to receive the patterns by email! Even if you are a current subscriber- you must sign up for this separately- you will not automatically receive the BOM pattern in the regular newsletter mailing.

Please sign up for the free BOM

by clicking here.

Please note that this event has already started. However you can still sign up! When you sign up, you will receive an email with links to all of the previous blocks.

(If you are having technical difficulty, such as can’t find the email with the pattern, can’t read the file, etc., please visit out FAQ page. Thanks.)

When you sign up, you will receive the monthly PDF pattern, which will include step-by-step instructions with diagrams for each block.

The 4 block quilt is approximately 42″ square, and the 6 block quilt is approximately 42 x 55″.


There will also be a blog hop each month, so you can see how different bloggers made their quilt- different fabrics, perhaps different settings and borders… So be prepared to be inspired. Oh, and of course, you can’t have a blog hop without fun prizes and giveaways!!!

Plus- the quilts shown above were made with my Cottage Charm fabric line, and I will have a limited number of fabric kits for sale. These will be made available soon and will be offered to subscribers first. (FABRIC KITS ARE NOW AVAILABLE- CLICK HERE.)  Sorry- kits are sold out.

Fabric requirements for both the 4 and 6 block quilts are now available here.  Get fabric inspiration here.

I’ve been hard at work, getting the sample done, and playing with applique and embroidery:

Jacquelynne Steves Free Block of the Month

Won’t you please help me get the word out about this fun event?

Please share on your blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or perhaps email this post to a friend who would like to join us (there are handy-dandy sharing buttons right underneath my signature)!!! I also hope that you will share photos of your projects as we sew-along together. I can’t wait to see your blocks and finished projects!

Below, you will also find buttons which you can post to your social media and install on your blog side bar. Also, please use the hashtag #SewSweetSimplicity  when you share your photos on social media- this way, we can all find each other’s photos and follow along!


Please right click on the images below, and save to your computer. Then you can use them in blog posts, in your blog side bar, and post to social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. And of course, you can pin them to Pinterest…

Please link the images to this url address:

Sew Sweet Simplicity Block of the Month!


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