Giveaway 2 for the Jacquelynne Steves, “I Love Home” BOM quilt along.

I had so much fun this past month working on Block 1 of the Jacquelynne Steves “I Love Home” block of the month quilt along.

Here’s my Block 1 all finished.

(To watch the YouTube replays of me making Block 1 Live, click here.)

Kind of a vintagey, floral explosion.

I like it.

It’s interesting to see the fabrics come together.

I don’t know about you, but I feel like it’s a mystery how fabric and color combinations will relate to each other and in the larger quilt. You can do all the planning in the world, but the result is still ultimately a surprise.

A great surprise because it represents you.

It’s like a fingerprint. No one is ever going to put fabrics and colors together quite like you. And that makes your quilt uniquely special.


If you haven’t joined in on the free "I Love Home" quilt along, have no fear! There’s tons of time to work on it. There are four blocks total.

TODAY is the release of Block 2!

Woo hoo!

If you’re already signed up, Block 2 should be on its way to your email.

If you haven’t joined yet, here’s a link to sign up for the free “I Love Home” Block of the month quilt along. Click here.

Check out Block 2 on Jacquelynne’s blog by clicking here.

Also, check out photos of all the blocks people are making in Jacquelynne's Facebook group. Click here.

With Block 2 comes Giveaway 2!

Speaking of fabric…

Block 2’s giveaway is a gorgeous Fat Quarter fabric bundle from Sarah J. Maxwell, who also happens to be another “I Love Home” blogger.

Click here to find out more about Sarah.

Aren’t the colors pretty! They’re the colors I’ve been gravitating to as of late. I love that blue fabric on top!

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.

Leave a comment while I'm live or after, during a replay.

Not on Facebook? You can also enter on my YouTube replays. Head over to the PenguinAndFishMovies Youtube page, click Subscribe, and leave a comment #ILoveHomeQuilt

Each evening I’m Live is another chance to enter. You can enter every evening during my Facebook Live video, during the reply, or on YouTube.

The entry period starts in tonight’s Facebook Live (Sept 4) and will run through September 10th. I’ll randomly pick a winner on the 11th, and the winner will be announced on Thursday the 14th on Facebook Live.

To be notified when I’m on Facebook Live:

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

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?

Check out the lovely people below who are also “I Love Home” BOM quilt along bloggers. Each blogger has a chance to win.

The Crafty Quilter

The Inbox Jaunt

Designs by Sarah J

Farmhouse Quilts

Podunk Pretties

The Quilting Nook

The Sewing Loft

Good luck! And happy sewing!

xoxo - Alyssa


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  1. Love watching your live posts learn a lot. Have a great day!

  2. Just checked your videos ... what a lot of information! Many thanks!

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  4. I like that you combined applique and embroidery on your block. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks, Joyce. I'm having a ton of fun with the combo.

  5. Thanks, Alyssa, for this email. As I am from Australia I assumed I wouldn't be able to watch the Facebook Alive program so I am thrilled to be able to have access to the replays via You Tube.
    Your version of Block 1 of the I Love Home BOM looks great. Clever idea to combine the applique and embroidery the way you have.

    1. Yay! I'm so happy you can join me in the replays, Kezzie!

  6. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netSeptember 6, 2017 at 3:26 PM

    Love your combination of embroidery and appliqué

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