JACQUELYNNE STEVES – BLOG HOP!
Hello everyone! I’ve discovered that I love having the time to put my feet up and focus on some hand applique – which I love doing! I’m a participating blog shop for Jacquelynne Steves’ The Art of Home “Sew Sweet Simplicity” Blog Hop and am taking my time creating the blocks for her pattern ! The blog hop with its free beautiful quilt pattern doesn’t start until October 27 so there is still plenty of time to join. Click on the link in the right border of this front page, or click here http://jacquelynnesteves.com/sewing-quilting/sew-sweet-simplicity-free-block-of-the-month/ to sign up and for more information.
I’m quite tickled over the line of fabric that I chose to create the pattern in. It’s totally “not me” but once I saw it I fell in love with it! You’ll just have to wait and see the blocks as I post them! This is where my hand applique is coming in while I’m relaxing. You have the option of doing the applique any way you’d like to – or do embroidery instead, or just plain piecing!
I’ve been a quilter for around 23 years! I owned a quilt shop in our small town for thirteen years where I taught loads of classes, designed the yearly Block of the Month programs, and became fast friends with many of my customers. I just loved owning a quilt store. I became ill so now that part of my life is behind me, and when I wondered exactly what I was going to do with myself I discovered that I really enjoyed my quilt pattern making and that is where my heart is now. I sell my patterns through Craftsy and Etsy. I really love getting online and perusing my favorite quilt websites and quilt blogs. A favorite of mine has always been Jacquelynne Steves! So this blog hop is going to be great fun for me!
And talk about fun! Who doesn’t like winning giveaways! There will be lots of giveaways of books, fabric and thread! AND the first giveaway starts today! Leave a comment to this post telling me which is your favorite way of doing applique (and why!), and I’ll put your name into a drawing to be held on October 23. The gift is a surprise from Jacquelynne that retails for over $40!