I Love Home-Block One and a Giveaway!


Jacquelynne Steeves, I Love Home, Block OneGood Afternoon, Quilters!

Welcome to all the quilters joining us from the I Love Home blog hop!

Today is the first day of the Jacquelynne Steves Block of the month project.  There are eight quilters participating–a great chance to see one quilt completed eight different ways as well as an opportunity to meet 8 new bloggers!  WIN-WIN!

Speaking of WIN–each month YOU will have an opportunity to win great prizes by visiting new websites.

All of the patterns are offered at Jacquelyn’s’ website FREE!  Just sign up at The Art of Home HERE.


When you sign up you will receive the pattern for Block One today.  (The other blocks will be available FREE each month).

https://jacquelynnesteves.comAs you can see, I changed the color way.  I used a medium blue fabric in the center because I plan to machine quilt (with a Aurifil 28wt cotton thread) the motifs in the center of each block– (most quilters are appliquéing the houses in the center).

Jacquelynne Steeves, I Love Home, Block OneAURIFIL THREAD GIVEAWAY

Aurifil Thread is sponsoring the  Block One giveaway!  Thank you, Aurifil! Aurifil 50wt cotton is the perfect thread to use in both the bobbin and on top when piecing this lovely quilt.  When we begin quilting it, my choice is 28wt cotton by Aurifil–the heavier weight shows our quilted line better!

Win one of the thread collections by leaving a comment at an of the designers who are participating in the blog hop.  YOU have eight chances to win!  You must leave a comment by August 14!

Aurifil Thread GiveawayA FEW TIPS

Time Saving Techniques

The center of the four blocks are all the same, so it will save time if you stitch four at once.
Jacquelynne Steeves, I Love Home, Block OneThe corner squares are all the same as well--so stitch all 16!
Jacquelynne Steeves, I Love Home, Block OnePIECING TIPS


I always piece with Aurifil 50 wt in both the top and the bobbin.  We will use the heavier weight-Aurifil (28wt) cotton when we begin machine quilting. (More on that to come)

Machine Set-up

For best piecing technique, be sure to use a single hole throat plate.  The smaller hole helps support the fabric from below and the needle can pierce the fabric more readily–less jamming and better stitch formation.

A Favorite Tool

Have your stiletto handy–it really helps feed the pieces through the machine–especially as you feed each new piece under the presser foot.

Jacquelynne Steeves, I Love Home, Block One

When you’re done, give the block a quick pressing and admire your work!
Jacquelynne Steeves, I Love Home, Block One
Be sure to check back frequently-

We will be doodling some options for the center block quilting–to make our quilts look like HOME!

Happy Homemaking!


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471 thoughts on “I Love Home-Block One and a Giveaway!

  1. Not sure what I’m suppose to comment about, other than running to all these sites, finding where and what we are suppose to do, takes a lot of time.

  2. I like the space in the middle block for fmq; will look forward to seeing what you put there. Thanks for your helpful tips.

  3. Hello from Rockwall, Texas. I love Aurifill threads for applique and quilting. I am a beginner but I am loving taking some classes at a local sewing center.

  4. I took a family vacation August 1st-11th. Home now and ready to start my blocks. I’m looking forward to your quilting motifs in the center of the blocks and hope to follow along.

  5. To be honest I have never used Aurifil thread. All the new threads on the market today make it do hard to know which or what to use. So I thought it would be smart to try more than one, so that’s what I am doing.

  6. I have a box Aurifil thread,That is labeled Aurifil MAKO’NE 12/2 but haven’t used it a lot as I need to figure out how to adjust the tension first,as the thread broke the last time I tried to use it on my Machine.

  7. I’ve never used Aurifil thread..but I know other quilters who love it. Would love to give it a try.

  8. II love Aurifil for piecing and I love your quilting motifs. Thank you for participating in this quilt-a-long. They are always fabulous. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  9. I use Aurifil thread for all my quilt needs. Love the colors & how the finished piece looks, even found machine quilt thread with Aurifil. Yumm your block is great, thanks for tips.

  10. I’ve never done applique in any form but think I would prefer machine. I want to learn! I have a lovely Bernina to work with and can’t wait! Guess I’ll have to since I’m in an arm splint for the next 5 weeks.

  11. Your block is great and I love the idea of making all 4 centers at once. Great tip. BTW I love Aurifill thread it is lint free and my machine is much happier.

  12. I love your color choices and your suggestion to make all of the squares at the same time. Can’t wait to see where you go from here!

  13. I love the colors and quality of the Aurifil threads. Thank you for including me for a chance to win.

  14. I use Aurifil thread for all my machine piecing. I only do a little machine quilting and Aurifil is my thread of choice for that also.

  15. I love your colors you chose. I would like to use the same colors. Can you tell me the fabric and colors you used? Thank you for the opportunity to win more Aurifil!

  16. I really like your color choices! I haven’t tried Aurifil thread yet, but this would be a great opportunity to give it a try.

  17. I haven’t tried Aurifil thread yet due to cost but I know many people love it and I would love to win a box.

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