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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