Monday, September 5, 2016

Block Four of Maggie's Dance - giveaway closed now!

This giveaway is closed now, but thank you for your interest!

It's time for the fourth block in our Maggie's First Dance quilt along, with the cute pattern from Jacquelynne Steves hitting your inbox today!

Here is the center of the block; I'm doing applique, and I love this flower and butterfly!

Jacquelynne's patterns are always so clear and well written - I love how she makes the half square triangles and the flying geese, too!

I have a tip for you today -- this may be something that you don't have to worry about, but sometimes I have trouble starting on a corner and stitching. My machine sometimes wants to be ornery and try to eat the corner and make a mess! Tell me you have had that happen too!

Jacquelynne's pattern calls for these white rectangles and the squares you see above.

She instructs us to match the bottom corner of the square with the bottom corner of the rectangle. Don't stress about the top not lining up, OK?
Sew along the line you made on your square . . .

But here is what I do:

I start my stitching at the top of the square, not at the bottom.
Here is another picture, since I've probably made this as clear as mud:

I get much better results that way!

Here is how my block turned out:

We were having a thunderstorm when I wanted to take these pictures, so I had to do them inside. That one was a little washed out, so here are some closeups:

I hope you will go to the other bloggers' corners of blogland and check out their blocks, too!  (You are here!)



We're coming down the homestretch of this quilt along . . . I hope you are sewing along with us.

I expect you'd like to know about that giveaway, am I right?

We have a guest blogger this month -- Deanne from Snuggles Quilts is offering a pattern pack! Check this out!

And what do you have to do to win this prize? We'll have a random drawing of the comments left on this post. Tell me what kind of soup do you love to make or eat in the fall? Yep, that cool weather is coming, and it always makes me think of making soup and cornbread! I'm an old-fashioned Southern gal!

We'll leave this giveaway open till Saturday, and if you are a follower, you can tell me in a second comment, to increase your chance of winning! This is open to any quilter in this galaxy, so be sure to enter and try to win!

PLEASE leave your email address for me in this fashion: doodlebobber(at)yahoo(dot)com.  OK? I was sad to have to re-draw names for our recent giveaway, because I had not way of reaching the winner! Don't let that happen to you!

These look like great patterns! Thanks, Deanne, for sponsoring the prize!

Good luck, everyone!