Monday, August 1, 2016

Monday Motivation Jacquelynne Steves Maggie's First Dance Block 3

Welcome back to Monday Motivation!  I cannot believe we are already on Block 3 for Maggie's First Dance by Jacquelynne Steves.  Hope everyone is having as much fun as I am creating these beautiful blocks!

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This month, I decided to go along with the color scheme of the pattern as it was written.  I am so very pleased that I made that choice.  I love the calm colors with the pop of red!  I used Katie Jump Rope by Denyse Schmidt for the colors. The sweet grey dots are Zen Chic Modern Backgrounds for Moda




I continued with the thread painting as with Block One and Block Two.  These are the Aurifil 50 wt colors that I used for this block.  The 50wt is really very nice when thread painting.  You can go over areas many times and it remains very flat and also does not clog up the machine or break. Pretty amazing! 





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To enter for your chance to win this prize is easy!  Please share your favorite summer memory in a comment! 



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137 comments:

suesinger said...

We toured natural parks.

rosemaryschild said...

Can't wait to get started on the 3rd block! My favorite summer memory is taking my two little boys to the beach-they screamed at first, then wiggled their toes in the wet sand & built a sand castle. They were not ready to go home, finally with a promise to come back, they agreed. Happy memory for ever!

Sumac said...

my favorite summer memories are of gardening with my mom.

vetta said...

My favorite summer memories are the walks I take with my husband.

quilter said...

My favorite summer memories are the vacations with my husband over the last 25 years.
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MoeWest said...

One of my favourite summer memories is a houseboat vacation on the Shuswap Lakes in British Columbia. It was very relaxing! There was a slide into the water off of the upper deck. Each night we would beach the boat and have a campfire.

Michele T said...

My favourite summertime memory was a family camping trip to the East Coast!! We enjoyed ourselves so much that we went back two years later!!

sam said...

fishing at a river bank and roasting marshmallows over the bonfire.

Sue Hook said...

My favorite memory from this summer is 4 days in Omaha with my granddaughters

Mary Wilkes said...

My favorite summer memories were from a long time ago. The year I graduated high school and all my friends who worked together went to the beach almost every day. It was such a happy carefree time in my life.

Sally Heilinger said...

My favorite summer memories are from the many summer weekends we spent at my grandparents cabin on the water. The one I remember most is when we visited their neighbors and got to ride their horses. Great fun for a 10 year old!

G wenna Doty said...

I love all my summer lake trips with my grandkids!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are getting older and harder to all get together at one time

Nancy J said...

Super thread painting, do you use the same colour in the bobbin, or a clear monofilament?

Nancy J said...


My favourite summer memory, was when we were staying in a very tiny bach, it was 8 feet by 10 feet, and was Christmas, here in NZ that is summertime, but that year, was a bit cold, so we had soup and toast for our meal that night.This was in about 1974!!!

Dianna Lynn said...

My favorite summer memories are the weekends my family spend at our lake cottage.

Marsha Hodgkins said...

I really love thread painting details on my projects so I was very interested in your use of thread painting. Wonderful block! Thanks for sharing.
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Alice Benner said...

We haven't done a summer vacation as yet - planning to head to Chattanooga in September for Quilt Week and visiting with family.

Gill said...

Childhood summers were always long and sunny weren't they???

Monica said...

Camping and going to the beach.

Unknown said...

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Kathy E. said...

Lots of great summer memories here! My favorite summer was 1983 when I graduated from college in May and married my sweetheart in August! This week, we will celebrate 33 years together. That summer, we also bought our first house and moved in just a week after we married.

Anita Jacksonn said...

My favorite summer~ When my babies were small and watching them play out in the summer sun, feeding chickens and loving each other!

Jan Gunter said...

Love your "Thread Painting" I am going to give it a go after my sewing room is repaired from the tree falling on it! Sooo for now I just look at everyone's blocks and things and dream and drool! My favorite summer memories are as a kid spending all summer with my grandparents either in Kansas or Arizona I would not trade those for anything! Thank you for sharing Kim

Theresa said...

Summers at the lake.

Lisa Marie said...

A summer trip to Ireland and Scotland is the best memory.

Rosa said...

So beautiful block.One of my best summer memory is going to the beach with my brothers and sisters,we rent a large house and spend one with together.Reminds me Christmas Eve.

Judy1522 said...

I enjoy seeing your thread painting each month, you do such a great job. My favorite summer memory is laying in the shade of a tree and looking at the beautiful blue sky. That is probably why blue is my favorite color.

Sewmom18 said...

My favorite summer memories are swimming and riding horses.

Vicki H said...

One of my favorite summers was a surprise birthday party when I was 12.

GranChris said...

I grew up in hot Kansas with no AC. The best part was cold watermelon and ice cream cones.

Gail said...

My favorite summer memory is spending time with my two grandsons. Watching them grow & marveling how delightful they are to be around. I hope to be living closer to them by next summer. Then I will also have a granddaughter. ๐Ÿ˜€

Julie said...

My favorite childhood memory is Sunday fishing trips to the big river with a fried chicken picnic lunch and stopping for root beer floats on the way home

Lee said...

Sunday picnics at my grandmothers w/ all my cousins!

Betsy said...

Playing cards all day on the back porch with my sister.

Carlie said...

Having picnics in nearby state parks.

Liz Horgan said...

My summer memory is playing in the neighborhood with friends!
Great block!

Cheryl said...

My favorite summer memory is my daughter's July 5 birthday every year. I can't believe how fast she is growing up.

Susan Stanton said...

My favorite summer memory is taking the kids to Chincoteague Island in Virginia for a week of family fun!

tac73 said...

My favorite summer memories are camping trips with family.

SLO Dian said...

I love your blog, it is so full of inspiration!

teachpany said...

I loved spending days at my grandparent's Summer bungalow. There was a main house, and the bungalow, and lots of property in between. All my cousins would come, and we'd play flashlight tag, and have BBQs, and go to the beach, and the lake and canoe, and ride bikes, and just have fun. I also loved camping with my family, and exploring the US. Great block!

lalaluu said...

I loved visiting Salt Lake City and Yellowstone National Park 2 years ago. I need to plan a trip like that again!

sisylyn2 said...

My favorite summer memory was visiting my grandma Stevenson and watching her make quilts on a frame with no machine. She promised to teach me how but died before she could.
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Darlene Poirier said...

My favorite summer memory was when I was a child going to the shore to dig clams, and have a bonfire on the beach.

Nettie Oxford said...

Favorite summer memory is sleeping outside.

Determined Debby said...

I am still trying to build more memories of fun summers with my kids. One of my favorites would be on the gulf coast in Florida and hunting for sand dollars and shells. The kids always love the beach.

Kathy Stoessner said...

Each year we take our grandboys on a 2 day vacation. They are just 7 and 10 and the world is amazing through their eyes.

Betsy said...

Summer's are for cooking out,making icecream and catching lightning bugs

Susan Crist said...

Every summer I went to my great-grandmother's home place with my grandmother and we listen to the Indy 500 on the radio

Susan Crist said...

Every summer I went to my great-grandmother's home place with my grandmother and we listen to the Indy 500 on the radio

Susan said...

My favorite summer memory is vacationing on the shores of Lake Superior in Michigan's upper peninsular.

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Jeannie said...

Birthday parties for my son's with all the family. We would swim in the pool and play a wild game of whiffle ball.

scottylover said...

Love the colors in your block!

My birthday is in the summer, so my favorite memories are of the fun birthday parties I had as a kid. We would play games in the yard and eat cake and ice cream on a kid sized picnic table. Those were the days!

Sandy A

Dee Hutchinson said...

Summer time e is time with family and grandkids.

Betsy said...

Being off from work for 6 weeks and catching up on my gifts for the Salvation Army wish tree at Christmas and being with my 19 month old awesome grandson

Learn How To Make Quilts said...

Vacation in Sequoia national park for a week with my family. I was in my early 22 and my four sisters and i and parents had a blast and adventures in cooking hiking ice cold creeks and bears.

Cindy said...

My favorite summer memory was camping with my family as a child. I remember our favorite campground in Tennessee like it was yesterday. My dad and his buddy would sing around the campfire, and always drew a crowd.

Sandra Gromatzky said...

My favorite summer memory was when we took our Missionette Girls group on a camp out and for the first time they helped me reach a goal to walk up to the falls where we were staying at Nambe Falls, New Mexico. I have a fear of heights but they talked me through it and I got to see the falls.

Denise said...

Going to my grandma's house and laying on the porch swing listening to the birds.

Tonya Stewart said...

My favorite summer memory is going to visit my sister and taking a day to go to 6 different quilt shops! We had a blast with our daughters on a girls day...lol

Tonya Stewart said...

My favorite summer memory is going to visit my sister and taking a day to go to 6 different quilt shops! We had a blast with our daughters on a girls day...lol

Amanda Best said...

My favorite summer memory was going to Disney land with my Mom and little brother. I still think of that vacation often, it was a dream come true!
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Christel Janz said...

My favorite summer memory is any of the vacations spent with my daughters and husband exploring national parks.

Musicat said...

I think my favorite summer memory is when my oldest daughter was 18 months and we went to South Dakota to visit my grandparents. I was a wonderful visit and, unfortunately, the last time I got to see my grandmother. I thank the Lord I got to see her then.

Linda Janovitz said...

Vacationing in the cool mountains.

Miriam said...

Visiting Grandpa and Grandma in Kansas. Grandpa made a huge tent in the backyard using ladders and taros. He even put overstuffed furniture out there for us kids--my sisters, cousins and me. We made hand cranked ice cream and ate big slices of ice cold watermelon and spit the seeds.

Miriam said...

Visiting Grandpa and Grandma in Kansas. Grandpa made a huge tent in the backyard using ladders and taros. He even put overstuffed furniture out there for us kids--my sisters, cousins and me. We made hand cranked ice cream and ate big slices of ice cold watermelon and spit the seeds.

Carol Gregg said...

Summer is when my first baby was born. It also reminds me of when Koolaid was the drink of choice, and bologna sandwiches were a staple in our diet. Such memories!

Vera said...

Summers visiting grandparents and cousins.

Vera said...

Summers visiting grandparents and cousins.

Unknown said...

Playing in the creek.

Marcia said...

It's a toss up between reading books outside and catching fireflies.

Peggy Wagner said...

My favorite summer memory is when my husband and I got married!

Sherry Powell said...

My favorite summer memories are of the ice cream truck!

Joyce said...

My favorite summer memory is going to the beach with my brother. We grew up in California and Dockwieler Beach was just a short bus ride away. Mom would pack us a lunch and we would grab our towels and set off for a day of sand and surf. So much fun.

Laura said...

My favorite summer memory is walking along the shore at low tide and checking out tide pools and then as the water comes over the hot sand floating.

Sandra DeMers said...

I remember going to the beach with my children when they were small. It was always a wonderful way to spend time together!

Stamplady Coffelt said...

Going to the beach

Laurel Lee Pedersen said...

Playing in my outside "kitchen" making mud pies.

Nancy B said...

My favorite summer moment was helping my granddaughter Victoria piece a king size quilt top for her bedroom. My daughter did the pressing, Victoria did the sewing and I did the cutting. It went together so fast!

deb frazier said...

Favorite summer memory was visiting my husband when he was working in Rochester NY and visiting the Falls and riding on the Maid of the Mist under the falls.

Kaye Walker said...

Getting to travel by car from Kentucky to Washington State, down the Oregon coast to the Redwood National Forrest across California to Reno and back to Kentucky through Colorado, Kansas and Missouri. We saw so many beautiful sights. We truly live in a wonderful country.
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Tamara Carlisle said...

My favorite summer memory is summer church camp. My grandma and I shared a room for the week. We always had a great time. Gram & I were very close. I loved her so.

Jeanne Brown said...

MY favorite summer memories are of spending summers with my grandparents. They lived on a lake and I got to swim everyday. Loved it!

Sharon Schley said...

Some of my favorite memories are the ones made with my littles playing on the beach.

Lin said...

My favourite memory is camping with my family as a kid. We travelled to a different place each year.

Karen M said...

I always loved running through the sprinkler on a hot summer day.

Busy Lizzie's Pink Patch said...

My favourite summer memories are all summer long camping with my children. Their favourite days were upside down days .... Starting with supper and ending with breakfast! With sea swimming in between. Such happy days.

Donna W said...

My favorite summer memories are Bible camp. Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, it was so much fun to go to Wisconsin and go to summer camp. All of the outer door activities, the lake, the camp fires and the Bible lessons were fantastic and I loved every minute of it.

Beth said...

Hmmm...I have lots of great summer memories, having grown up by the beach. But some of my earliest are from when we were very little and could see the Disneyland fireworks from our front lawn. All the moms on our block had the same rule: once the fireworks were over, it was time to come in and go to bed. That practically guaranteed sweet dreams.

Catherine Cook said...

My favorite summer memory was when all 4 of my children can home at the same time. My kids are spread out in all four corners of the US so it very unusual for everyone to get together at the same time. Family time is to be cherished.

Annette Canonica said...

My favorite summer memories are of bicycling. Riding along quite country roads with no timetable, enjoying the fresh air and wildlife.
Annette

Eve Adam said...

My first grandbaby๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป. MUST make her a quilt!!!!!!

Carol said...

My favorite summer memory is having our grandchildren here for a week and all the fun we had together. Priceless!

Gail Kratz said...

Always LOVE those Quilty Hugs...thank you....my favorite summer memories are every summer season as it awakens after a long winter...warm,beautiful sunshine....

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

My favorite moment this summer is being on vacation this week in Orlando, Florida with my older sister, my younger sister and her husband, my nephew and his wife and their two kids.

DD said...

Weekends at the Grandparents farm . Swimming in the pond, fried chicken supper and when in season morel mushroom picking in the woods.

cynthia wie said...

Hi there, here in Sweden we love to have midsummer dance. ;-)

Kathy said...

one summer we rented a cabin in Wisconsin - what fun that was

Tammy Barnhardt said...

My favorite summer memory has been camping with my family!!

Shawna said...

My favorite summer memories are from this year. We went to Germany for two weeks to stay with the family of our foreign exchange daughter and it was a wonderful, magical experience.

Seacoast Quilter said...

My favorite summer memory is staying at my grandparent's home for several weeks with my sister. Nana had an old 3 story farm house with 2 barns, lots of gardens and trees, and unlimited fabric. I started sewing at a very young age!

Tina said...

Oh, it was a summer vacation with my family camping in Jackson Hole, WY. We took a month traveling there and back visiting the Grand Canyon, Bryce, and Zion canyons on the way. I remember one night watching shooting stars streak across the sky.

Suzy Marshall said...

One of my most favorite memories of summer was a family visit to Mt. Rushmore as a kid. I was in awe. Now that I am an adult, I would love to go back for a visit. Take my husband. He has never been. I tell him pictures don't do it justice. You must be standing on the patio looking up at it to feel what a beautiful monument this artist has built! It's an awesome feeling!

Becky Babcock said...

My favorite summer memory is visiting our rustic (only the fireplace and a woodstove in the kitchen for heat), beach cabin in Gearhart, Oregon when I was growing up. So many great times!

Judi Jordan said...

My favorite memory of summer is playing in the rain when I grew up in Minnesota. We'd play in the gutters and eat the sand! Ha-ha

katsdar said...

My favorite summer memory: Playing on the slip n slide as a kid and running down the ice cream man!! showing my age, lol

Patty said...

My favorite summer memory is this year (short memory), staying in out of the heat and working on a quilt.

Wilma S said...

While it is summer here where i live we went home to escape the heatwaves. Back home since it was another country it was monsoons and we love rain. getting wet in the rain, walking in umbrellas, waddling in the stream is my favorite memory with my children.

Brenda J said...

I always loved staying at my Grandparents for the week when I was young. There was a little girl about my age who lived beside them and we did all the childhood fun things like making mud pies. My Grandparents lived in the country. We would also collect lightening bugs and she would give me one of her Anacin bottles to put them in. I also remember catching tiny frogs in the field by her house, and putting them in coke bottles.

Nancy said...

My favorite summer memory is the family trip from Michigan to Minnesota to my grandparents' small farm. We could explore, visit the barn and animals, went fishing and swimming in the small lake and had picnics with all the relatives who came.

labfish said...

Living in WV, I spent many a summer day at and in a river in the woods. Such cold water on what we considered a hot day at 85 degrees. Good times!

Jody Kirkwood said...

Best summer memory, going to Disney world. My son was a Make a Wish child. For a few days we were just a normal family going on vacation.

Cecilia said...

My grandchildren took turns visiting us for 6 weeks this summer and my favorite memory is when my husband and I, along with my oldest daughter, took them all to Silver Springs for a ride on the glass bottom boat and had a picnic afterward. I love your color choices.

heathquilter said...

My favorite summers were when I married my husband and we went to Pacific Northwest for honeymoon--a real treat from the Texas heat! Then our son was born in 1980, which hit all records for heat...but I didn't care, he was my first baby!

Rhonda Laddusire said...

New to florida and really enjoying our time on the ocean, boating and snorkeling.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

When I was about 15 (almost 55 years ago), I loved to sneak out and lay on an old driveway in our backyard and look at the stars.

Becky McCoy said...

Going to visit my grandma!

Gaming Alex Kilgore said...

My fav summer memory was goin to visit and stay with my mamaw and papaw at there house. Miss them so much. Miss the good ole days.

Karen said...

Seeing my grandchildren suddenly get confidence and blossom in an area. My 5 yr old has been clinging to the side of the pool in the past months, but she started clinging to the sides of the 6 ft area. Then I sent her to a week of camp in our neighborhood with other children. I went to pick her up the second day and she was standing on the end of the diving board, over the 10 foot water, and she jumped in, then swam to the ladder. My mouth dropped and didn't close. She did it again, and again. I texted her parents.....You won't believe what Elizabeth just did!! I was so proud of her. Lifeguards were nearby, yes. It's like she held this secret and then she let it out.

Rebecca said...

Favorite memory of when I was little and going each summer on the family vacation. My father had fun planning it all cold winter.

Mama Higgins said...

My favorite summer memories are of traveling (moving, actually) cross country last year with my two grown children and our two animals.... We had a great time!

minibea12 said...

My favorite summer memory is spending the day with my family at the Indiana State Dunes. So much fun!
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Nancy in IN said...

Visiting with grandchildren. Two of them stayed with us at our cabin.

Kathryn P. said...

Camping on the river is my favorite memory. Seemed like it lasted forever even though it was just a weekend. :)

Stitches said...

My favorite memory is a vacation we took with all 3 kids to California, we drove and got to see lots of sites..

shobs said...

My favourite memory is the long break from school and curling up with books!

Joanna said...

My favorite summer memories were family clamboils when we were kids. Lots of work for the adults but I think everyone enjoyed them.

SheilaC said...

Loved tent camping when my kids were little!

Shelley Walling said...

Camping camping camping!!!!

Shelley Walling said...

Camping camping camping!!!!

Coll Thom said...

Camping with family, cabin rentals on Travis City bay as a kid so fun!

Coll Thom said...

Camping with family, cabin rentals on Travis City bay as a kid so fun!

Janet Ward said...

So sorry Zi missed your Birthday, and your drawings... I can't keep up with all the designers and their seperate pages!! It is sad... I wish their had been a special one place to see the going ins and events and drawings!! Happy 60yj Birthday Jacquelynne Steves. Thanks for all you do! Thanks for your block and free things!

cowings said...

The first year we got our camper we rambled all summer. Had a wonderful family summer.

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