“I Love Home” Block of the Month (BOM) quilt along. Sewing LIVE from start to finish. Plus a GIVEAWAY!

It’s time for a new project over on Facebook Live. Yay!

Tonight we’ll be starting the Jaquelynne Steves, “I Love Home” Block of the Month (BOM) quilt along.

The project is the second in my Designer Series on the Penguin & Fish Facebook Live #RelaxAndCraft show.

For the “I Love Home” BOM, we’ll be stitching the cutest embroidered / appliquéd house blocks into the sweetest quilt. There are 4 blocks total that will be sent to your email every month. If you’re signed up, you should have received your first block in your email today.

I’ll be filming the whole process from beginning to end on Facebook Live. That means everything from cutting my fabric, to each embroidery and appliqué stitch, to sandwiching my quilt, and binding.

The awesome thing about working on a project Live is that we all get to help each other out while we work. If you have any questions, I’ll be able to answer them on the spot. And if I don’t know what to do, I bet one of the lovely people in the chat, just like you, will be able to help. There are some new-to-me techniques in this project (like half-rectangle triangles) and I may need a little hand holding. I’ll be there to hold yours as well.

This is going to be fun!

My 8 most used embroidery stitches. (And how to make them)

And be sure to check out her “I Love Home” Pinterest page by clicking here. There are some great examples of different fabric colorways for the quilt. Helped me a bunch.

And for some more fun…

How about winning a box of Aurifil thread!

The prize sponsor for this month’s block is Aurifil and they’re giving away a box of thread from the image below to one of my lucky blog readers!


How to win:

To enter to win, “Like” the Penguin & Fish Facebook page, and leave the comment #ILoveHomeQuilt
on any of my Facebook Lives this week. (You don’t have to be there Live to leave a comment.)
The giveaway ends after Friday’s (Aug 11, 2017) Facebook Live. And I’ll randomly choose a winner on Monday the 14th.

(quick note: I won’t be Live on Tuesday this week, so there will only be videos on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.)

To be notified when I’m Live:

1. "Like" the Penguin & Fish page on Facebook for crafty live streams every night at 9:30pm central time. Click here to get to the page: http://facebook.com/penguinandfish

2. You can either remember to be on the page at 9:30 pm Central time, or to be notified, after “Liking” the Penguin & Fish page on Facebook, click the “Following” tab and make sure Notifications are set to “On”. Then click "See first".

Want more chances to win (and see some awesome work by other designers)?

Check out the lovely people below who are also “I Love Home” BOM quilt along bloggers. Each blogger has a box of Aurifil to give away.

The Crafty Quilter

The Sewing Loft

I hope you join me over on the Penguin & Fish page for my Facebook Live tonight at 9:30 pm Central time. I’ll be cutting the fabric for ALL of the blocks. Cutting is always the scariest thing for me when quilting, so I could use your hand holding tonight. Eeep.




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  1. great video, liked you on FB.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

  2. Love working on BOM with Alyssa! Such a fun group.


  4. I liked and signed up for your facebook page. I had already signed up for your blog.

  5. You are so generous with your tutorials and content! Thank you for that and for the chance to win that great prize!! I am not on FB often so, I hope that this comment counts as an entry. Malinda at MalinB@comcast.net

  6. So looking forward to the FB live videos for this quilt. You got me hooked.

  7. Not everyone of us is on facebook.

  8. Thank you, love your fabrics....

  9. "So many stitches, so little time."

  10. Hi! I prefer doing it by hand applique because I can do it in all the places I go. In the car, in the train, in my free time... and I feel more satisfied with myself.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  11. What a great way to do the BOM. Too bad I am not on Facebook.

  12. #ILoveHomeQuilt on FB Live ~ Thank you for your lovely videos!

  13. Thank you for the stitching tutorial.

  14. Appreciate your video very much. Always interesting to see how others select fabrics. However, it makes me think of a trip to Paducah, when one of my friends said, "Patti is helping me . . . make her stop!" And when several of us tried to locate suitable "cat" fabrics, she said, "Have any of you ever seen a cat?" All good fun!

  15. I enjoyed your video and have signed up for your newsletter. I've llked your FB site as I love new ideas.

  16. I've "liked" your Facebook page.

  17. Cutting is also the scariest thing for me. I dread that first slice of fabric--always afraid I will mess it up. Hoping to win some Aurifil thread as I have been wanting to try it but my budget is really tight as a retiree.

  18. I Love the I Love Home BOM series that just started. I would LOVE to win the Aurifil Thread being on a fixed income I usually can not afford to get the Really Nice items to quilt with. Thanks for showing your video.. I am going to be checking out your videos..

  19. I love the new quilt blocks coming up

  20. I will be choosing my fabrics this weekend.

  21. Hope to join in and maybe improve my applique.

  22. Really looking forward to this project especially since it uses embroidery, applique and quilting all in one!!!

  23. Looking forward to seeing your live posts!

  24. Thank you for being so helpful. I just signed and look forward to getting my free download.. I like your facebook.

  25. So glad you are doing videos on this

  26. like the raw edge machine applique


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