Giveaway! I Love Home Block of the Month

Good Morning, Quilters!

It’s a busy week here at The Inbox Jaunt!  Tomorrow my new Craftsy video, Creating a Quilting Plan:  Approaches for Any Quilt is released!  Be sure to check in tomorrow for all the details!!!!

And today we have a giveaway!


Block 4 is available HERE  from Jacquelynne Steves  

Block Four is the final block.  Next month we add borders and finishing touches!

While you are stitching the blocks, it is helpful to start planning  how you will quilt different areas of the quilt.  Each area of the quilt  will need it’s own “quilting plan” including batting, thread and motifs.

Machine Quilting, Lori KennedyWHICH MOTIFS TO CHOOSE?!

There are so many possible motifs to quilt, we need to narrow the focus.   

One way to choose motifs is to stick to a theme.

For this quilt, I looked for motifs that fit our I Love Home theme like hearts and houses.

The Sweetheart Border and Row Houses are perfect for the borders.  Find the Sweetheart Border HERE and the Row of Houses HERE

Both motifs can also be found in my book, Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 HERE on Etsy  (Personalized, signed copies make great gifts!)

To test your motifs, use a vinyl sheet and a wet erase marker.

Read HERE for more tips on this method.
Machine Quilt Design Tips


This month’s prize is from Olfa– a cutting mat, rotary cutter, and package of Endurance blades.  Olfa mats come in a variety of sizes and I have used them for more than twenty years!  Thank you, Olfa for transforming quilting with rotary blades and mats and for this fabulous giveaway!

To enter, please tell us YOUR biggest quilting challenge.  Is it planning the quilting, choosing the motifs, picking the right thread…or is it something else?  Leave a note in the comment section by the end of the day on November 9th.

***Please note that this giveaway is open to US winners only this time, due to shipping costs.


There are seven other quilters participating in the I LOVE HOME project.  Be sure to see their blocks and enter their giveaways for more chances to win!

Good Luck!

Tomorrow:  Turn YOUR UFOs into completed heirloom quilts with —Creating A Quilting Plan:  Approaches for Any Quilt!

Happy Stitching,


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590 thoughts on “Giveaway! I Love Home Block of the Month

  1. My biggest challenge is deciding how to quilt (as so many others here have also confessed to ) Will need to spend some time exploring your site for inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

  2. My challenge is the measurements. I do exactly as the instructions say, and my square is always smaller than what it should be, and then even smaller if I even it up.

  3. When the top is completed, I spread it out and it hits me like a brick! What do I do with it now? I so admire those who can “see” larger patterns in a top. I seem to be stuck in the minutia and cannot grasp the larger picture. HELP!!

  4. My challenge begins when the pattern ends. I like following rules to piece it, but when it comes to choosing thread and quilting designs, I freeze up because I’m afraid I might ruin it. With practice, I am getting more confident, but it still seems to challenge me!

  5. I love planning a quilt, juggling different colors. I am just learning free motion quilting. I was a hand quilter before. So the challenge is free motion.

  6. My biggest challenge is deciding what to do next. I have so… many quilts that I want to do and there isn’t enough time to do everything I want to do. Also I’m never sure how to quilt the ones I have completed. I don’t feel that I am creative enough!

  7. My biggest challenge is deciding what to do FIRST! My husband and I both just recently retired from 30 years in the corporate grind which didn’t leave a lot of time for hobbies. Now that I have time to do more than mending or hemming, it is going to be difficult deciding which project to tackle first. What a wonderful problem to have!

  8. So far my biggest challenge is the (fmq) quilting. I’ve only been quilting for about a year and the throat on my machine is small so it’s tough to get a quilt in there. I’m still working on it.

  9. My biggest challenge is getting material to match. With so many amazing colors, textures and patterns, I really struggle! But, I am getting better!!! I love your tutorials and info above. Thanks

  10. My biggest challenge is to stay away from the computer and blogs and emails and go over to the sewing machine and actually sew. It is so frustrating to realize all of a sudden it is 4pm on a Saturday afternoon, and I haven’t sewn one stitch, but I’ve downloaded lots of free patterns! I think it is a hoarding disease! Can’t get enough of those free patterns…I am a subscriber to your blog and admire your free motion quilting skills! Someday I’ll try it! ljbisme at msn dot com

  11. Nerves. Absolutely nerves. I just have such a hard time letting myself try. Oh, and time. I have no time.

  12. My biggest challenge after deciding on the fabric is laying everything out to make the quilt sandwich, because I don’t have a lot of open space in my home.

  13. My biggest challenge is finishing quilts. I love starting them but then I am thinking about which one will be next. I have so many UFO’s!

  14. My biggest challenge was trying to figure out how to measure how much material I would need to finish my quilt for sashing, borders, and backing. I love the BOM blocks for I love Home Quilt.

  15. Sigh….choosing the quilting pattern for the completed top, can’t seem to get it from my brain to the top ….

  16. getting started is always the biggest challenge because I usually have other unfinished projects so I hesitate to start another one.

  17. My biggest challenge is deciding on a quilting plan. I love picking the fabrics and colors, choosing the pattern, and making the blocks. One the top is done, figuring out how I want to quilt it is a stopper for me. Your blog, books, and classes are a great help in this process. I would say that the second huge challenge for me is actually marking the quilt to quilt it. Knowing what to use for marking and when to do the marking (one block at a time or the whole thing…) are always a puzzle for me.

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