Monday, October 3, 2016

Monday Motivation Jacquelynne Steves Maggie's First Dance Month 5

Welcome back to Monday Motivation!  Can you believe we are on month FIVE with the Jacquelynne Staves Maggie's First Dance BOM?

It has been a fantastic learning experience for me with the thread painting of blocks using Aurifil thread for blocks one through four!  To see more of my thread painted blocks visit one, two, three and four.







This month is the setting blocks! I wanted for my setting blocks to be background so my main thread painted blocks will POP!



For the setting blocks, I used Denyse Schmidt Katie Jump Rope and pieced using Aurifil thread.  To make the process faster, I chain pieced them!



Chain piecing works better if your bobbin has thread! 







I am looking forward to next month when we finish up the quilt top!  You can still participate in the Maggie's First Dance by visiting JacquelynneSteves.com .




Make sure to stop by and visit the other bloggers for this event! Say HELLO and see how they are creating their blocks!  Variety is the spice of life :o)

http://greydogwoodstudio.com/
https://farmhousequiltsblog.wordpress.com/
http://thecraftyquilter.com/
http://www.evapaigequiltdesigns.blogspot.com/
http://gogokim.blogspot.com/  ( it is me...YAY!)
http://lilypadquilting.blogspot.com/
https://thequiltingnook/wordpress.com







The October giveaway is sponsored  by Christa Quilts!  This giveaway is open internationally!  The giveaway is open until 10 October and a random winner will be chosen and contacted on or about 12 October.  If you are a no reply blogger, please leave your contact information in your comment.  






To enter for your chance to win this prize is easy!  Leave a comment on what the weather is like where you live!  It is really starting to feel like Autumn here in VA!



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97 comments:

Mary Rogers said...

I live in Durango, Colorado and we are experiencing gorgeous fall weather. The leaves are turning and the sunny days are crisp.
I enjoyed your blog site and look forward to reading your future posts. The quilts are all beautiful. Blog on!

Brandy said...

I Springfield, Missouri the morning is cool and sunny with a high today of 80°F. Last week was cooler and really felt like fall!

Brandy said...

I Springfield, Missouri the morning is cool and sunny with a high today of 80°F. Last week was cooler and really felt like fall!

rosemaryschild said...

Love your soft Autumn colors-very pretty! It's wonderful here in south Mississippi. Cool in the mornings, but warming up during the day. We even get a soft breeze now & then, which keeps the humidity low-relief!

Alice Benner said...

It is cool and foggy here this morning. Later this week is supposed to be near 80!!!!!

kim leavens said...

LOL, I've done that way too many times, then I curse haha!! Your blocks are amazing. Here in Wisconsin it's cool in the mornings and when the sun does shine it's quite nice in the afternoons, with leaves in golden reds, yellows, oranges starting to fall.

mangozz said...

Just think of all the thread you saved! Don't you hate it when that happens? I am in New England (Massachusetts), and it has cooled off wonderfully. Cooler nights make sleeping a lot easier and in the daytime I have more energy.

Cindy Schultz said...

We have been have gorgeous fall weather in Montana but today it is dark, cloudy and cool.

LindseyAnne said...

I live in the UK and it's just beginning to get autumnal here. It's been a lovely sunny day today but the mornings are becoming chilly. Need to get my sweaters out!

Gloria Cotten said...

Today is beautiful in North Carolina, sunny with temps in the 70's. Love it! cotten.gloria@gmail.com

Jagels said...

In southeast Kansas it is beautiful outside, cool but not too cool, just right! And sunny! thanks.

Cathy Wilson said...

For south TX, the humidity is a little lower which makes the temperature much more tolerable, Looking forward to lows in the low 60s later this week! Almost time to sleep with the windows open!

Mary Lou said...

Well, I live in Texas where we are feeling the tail end of summer with some moderate temperatures. But I am currently in California on the north coast where we are enjoying scattered rain & sunshine.

Mj Amirault said...

I live in Nova Scotia and we have moderate weather, neither too hot in the summer or really
cold weather in the winter, although some years I wonder if winter will ever leave. Today is an overcast fall day, 16 degrees, but it is suppose to warm up the rest of the week with warm days and cool nights.

joolz said...

It was COLD this morning. Not my cup of tea for sure!

Julie.mirdoch@shaw.ca

Susan L. said...

It has been quite chilly here in CT. Fall is definitely in the air!

Deanna said...

The leaves are just beginning to change color here in mid-Michigan and it is 69 degrees!

Geri A said...

I live in Northwest Minnesota, on the prairie. We are having a gorgeous day today - in the high 60's and the most deep blue sky. Early this morning, on y way to a medical procedure, I saw the most incredible rainbow!! Weather man is forecasting our first frost on Friday.

Kathy E. said...

It is definitely feeling fall-ish here in NE Iowa. The leaves are starting to change colors and the temps have dropped almost to the point that I want to turn on the furnace. We won't do it yet though! I noticed your sewing machine is outside...do you sew out there sometimes?

nance said...

We live in the Florida Keys, and right now are preparing for the side effects of Hurricane Mathew, (minimal expected, but need to be aware)

PatriciaEE said...

Central California weather is all over the place. Cloudy and cool today but will return to low 80s later in the week. Wishing our fall weather would be permanent.

Camille V said...

I am at the lake near Hayward, WI. We are blessed with clear, dry weather in the 60's. Fall colors are beginning to dot the landscape. Truly a delight on a sunny day!

Laura said...

On beautiful Vancouver Island Bc Canada, it is overcast and 14 C. Quite a lovely day for a walk.

wendy said...

Here in Lansing MI it has been a little cooler and rainy for the past few days. We had a bit of sunshine today and it is supposed to get a little warmer again. Not looking forward to the cold winter weather!

Robin in MN said...

In west central MN it is unusually warm - 65 at 8PM is pretty nice for this neck of the woods! In my humble opinion, it can stay this way until next April!

Beth Andrepont said...

Here in south Louisiana we have had a small amount of cool weather that has been nice, lows in the upper 60s and highs in mid 80s.

Cindy Worthington said...

I live in Plano, Texas, and its beginning to feel like fall. Crisp cool breezes in the early mornings, warm shirt-sleeved afternoons!

Linda Janovitz said...

Hi, your blocks are wonderful, love your choice of fabric ! It is still warm here in Surprise, AZ. It was 101 today. Thank you for all the fun !!

margaret said...

blocks looking great will make block 5 hopefully tomorrow so good that we cut the blocks out prior to starting the quilt. here in the UK it is chilly in the early morning but has been pleasant during the day not sure how long that will last

Gail Beam said...

I live in Mahomet.IL and we have had some nice fall weather the last couple of days. Your blocks are just beautiful.

Gail said...

The weather here in sunny South Carolina is wonderfully warm & dry. Probably won't feel like autumn for a few more weeks.

ELIZABETH CROSS said...

I am from Alexandria Ontario Canada, It was a warm day 15'(59'F)but nights have cooled down,so windows are mostly closed.

gigi said...

It's definitely autumn here in Minnesota. Still some days in the 70's, but needing a jacket the other days. Thanks for the giveaway. I just discovered your blog yesterday and started to follow you. Thanks!

Annabelle Hammer said...

Hi, I am registering for the giveaway. I live in Northern Virginia outside of Washington DC and the leaves have started to change color here. This morning, the temps are in the mid-50s. I like to take my morning walk before I settle down for many hours of sewing in the late morning and afternoon. I have recently retired after 31 years of working for the federal government and am devoting as much time as possible to quilting.

Anita Jackson said...

Currently in Southern MD, It has been raining lots! But the sun popped out all day yesterday and the weather is fantastic! It makes me want to snuggle up and sip hot cider! anitalynette.simmons@yahoo.com

Allison CB said...

it is cooler here in Alabama - mid 70s this morning and really really dry! Hoping for some rain!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

Lauri Miller said...

It is beautiful fall weather here in Colorado, loving it!

Afquilt said...

Weather has turned to fall here. Great that its not so hot all the time!

Cat Crain said...

Just barely starting to get HINTS of fall... SIGH.... HOTlanta is fitting this year...

mygeneration said...

weather is beautiful in Northern California. warm in the day and cool at night.

Donna W said...

It has been cloudy and rainy in Wisconsin. Starting to feel a lot like fall. Suppose to be real cool this weekend - lows in the 40s.

Roseanne Carr Atkinson said...

Hi! Here in Roy, Utah it has been storming quite a bit. We 99% of the time don't get tornadoes, but we gave had 3 within about 6 weeks. The trees are all changing to there beautiful, red, orange and yellow color. What a beautiful time of year.

Roseanne Carr Atkinson said...

Hi! Here in Roy, Utah it has been storming quite a bit. We 99% of the time don't get tornadoes, but we gave had 3 within about 6 weeks. The trees are all changing to there beautiful, red, orange and yellow color. What a beautiful time of year.

Sherry said...

I had to laugh at your missing bobbin thread, as I just did that on a quilt I finished this week. I only got about 20" missed, but had turned the quilt around and still didn't see that it was missing something. It's definitely fall here. We have the beautiful colors, a nip in the morning air and leaves floating to the ground all around.

Anita said...

In Norway it is getting chilly, with frost during the night, but the days are beautiful and sunny!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

It has been unusual warmer this fall in north Alabama. The high temperatures this week has been in the upper 80's and low 90's.
Looking forward to the weekend when the cooler fall temperatures are suppose to arrive.

judi said...

It feels like Fall here in CO!! Today's high is supposed to be in the 50's and we actually turned on the heater for a little while last night.

Janie Sommers said...

It's a little warm for southeast MO. Expecting it to cool off to highs in the 60s by the weekend.

Maureen Timerman said...

Canastota NY...61º and fair right now.

patricia said...

Next door in DE. Not much different. Just glad Matthew won't reach us.

Gaming Alex Kilgore said...

I also live in Va. southwest Virginia is my home sweet home. but also lived near Virginia Beach. Right now it's starting to feel a lot like fall. Cool mornings and cool evenings but still hot during the day. Love my sweet Va home. lganme@yahoo.com

Ann Dunn said...

We just started to have fall-like weather this week although it's warming up again here near San Francisco. My husband and I are flying to Atlanta tomorrow to visit relatives. We planned to visit Savannah and Hilton Head but Hurricane Matthew may make us change our plans.

Thanks for having this giveaway.

anndunn24(at)gmail.com

Nancy J said...

Here in New Zealand, it is spring. Yesterday we had gale winds, I was waiting for tall trees to topple, today we have lots of rain, Cherry blossom is starting to show, bulbs have almost finished (daffs) bluebells in pink and blue are flowering and the grass is growing. This is another very generous give-away, thanks so much for your part in it all.

sam said...

In Florida where we are awaiting the arrival of Matthew. Can't wait for Saturday when all the madness will have past us.

justj5036 said...

I live in south Texas. Although my husband claims a cooling front has come in, it still feels like summer and 90 degrees to me. I miss the Pennsylvania autumns of my childhood.

OhioLori said...

I live in Ohio...close to middle. :) We have had an amazing week of wonderful weather!! Nice..into the 70's..cool 50-60 at night. Rainy & chilly Last week tho...and by this weekend..more normal Autumn temps will be back! Definitely Enjoying!!

Love your choice of fabrics for your blocks! Thank you for chance to win the Give-a-way too! :)

Laurel Lee Pedersen said...

I live in Dallas, Oregon - about 45 minutes from the coast. It's a rainy week, but I'm ready for it. Nice to have it cool 60-65 degrees.

Marsha Lawrence said...

Bahahaha. Bobbin check!!
I'm not even commenting for the giveaway; I was just so amused by your one-thread sewing. We must be sharing a half brain between us, because that's the sort of thing that happens regularly around here. :D

Michele said...

I live on the coast of SC where we're anticipating a hurricane.

Deb said...

The weather here in the midwest is perfect fall weather....warm with a little breeze and falling leaves....I am loving it!!!!

mgquilts said...

The calendar says October but it still feels very summery here in NE Texas...93 degrees today.

Ca Miller said...

After a much rainier than normal summer, we are having some lovely not so hot, not so humid sunny days with lovely breezes, and the gorgeous first trees are turning stand out fallish colors, and the pear tree is loaded and ready to be picked, and the soccer games are so enjoyable to watch, just for being outside . . . Middle of Missouri, in the middle of the Midwest

Fran said...

We are having a beautiful fall here in BC, sunny and dry, but there is a little fresh snow on the mountains as a portent of what is to come!

Connie said...

What a relief from the 100's. we are experiencing 80's and low 60's at night. NICE!!!

Carol Denson said...

I also live in Virginia, and the weather has definitely cooled off this week! Fall is here!

Carol Denson said...

I also live in Virginia, and the weather has definitely cooled off this week! Fall is here!

Debbie said...

I'm in St Paul, MN and today was about 65 degrees but tonight it will be darn chilly maybe 30!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I'm in Northern California and the last few days we've had a few days in the low 70s. They say we have a few more days of 80s coming this weekend though. I'm so ready for the cooler weather to stay for abit!

Thanks for a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

GranChris said...

I'm outside Charlotte,NC and it's cool and wonderful. Your block is wonderful. Jmikebalou(at) aol (dot) com

Kelley said...

Adorable patterns! Would love a chance to win! thank you for all you do!!

Jinger said...

It's beginning to feel like Autumn in my part of Virginia too!

sharondavis205 said...

Surprisingly, we have had cool temps so far in October and last week of Sept here in NW Alabama. Seems like the cool temps are a bit early this year -- maybe just me. I am sure enjoying the cooler weather. Love to sew when it cools with the windows open.

June D said...

It's perfect sunny and 72 in San Diego. Has been wonderful.

Thanks for the chance!

Kathy's Korner said...

We have had a few fall-like days in Alabama but it has been hot this week. I am ready for the cool breezes of fall. Love your blocks! Thanks for the chance to win the patterns.

Janet Greenslade said...

I live in Queensland Australia, it seems we have passed Spring and moved into Summer here, we reached 30C today =)

eileen said...

I live in Valencia Spain and here it's hot and 80 degrees...waiting for a change in the weather and hopefully some rain...we are suffering a drought, really tough for the fruit and veggies ! Thanks for the giveaway!
Eileen

Sumac said...

It's chilly here in southern VT, but at least the sun is shining for my day off. I have got to bring my houseplants in!

BettyK said...

It has been warmer than normal here but expecting a week or so of cooler days tomorrow. Also, humidity will be lower, the best part.

karen said...

I live in Vancouver Washington & it's been raining all week! Good for quilting. Thanks for a chance to win.

kathee58 said...

Cool, so many bloggers! I am a little new to quilting and so much want to be part of the giveaways. My new husqvarna Epic want to quilt!

Thank you!

Kathryn said...

What wonderful fall days we are having here in Pennsylvania. I'm anxious, though, for my friends and family in Florida.

Patricia said...

We are having the first really sunny day in weeks. We are also doing a happy dance as we probably don't have to worry about Matthew. I'm on Long Island New York

atmomma said...

I'm in Texas. Yesterday was 90 degrees and we're supposed to be in the 70s tomorrow. I'm certainly ready for Fall weather!

Sylke Feldhusen said...

It's autumn in Norway too, but with sun today ;)
I love the fabrics and colors you're using!

G wenna Doty said...

weather here in Arkansas has cooled down some but the days are still pretty warm but the night time temps are cooling off. Leave colors are changing some.

Sarah Carnahan Craig said...

It's a lovely fall day in central PA!

Cindy Marler said...

Thank you so much for your beautiful and informative blog - I LOVE QUILTERS!

Karen Jones said...

It's getting cold and wet. The perfect weather for a fire and snuggling.

Judy1522 said...

It is definitely fall here. We are having some rain and wind and colder temperatures.

Kiy N said...

The weather here is finally sunny. Has been rainy for over a week.

Leah Greenwalt said...

Here in Kansas City, autumn is coming! Today we are experiencing thunderstorms with tornado watches. Cold snap starts tomorrow; lows in the low 40's and highs in the low 60's. Just thankful I'm in the middle of the country not in the path of hurricane Matthew. Love how you flower blocks pop on Maggie's first dance!

janie said...

Hi from New Brunswick, Canada where we have been having a fab fall with temps in mid to high 20sC. Ready for fall but not winter. Happy quilting

Katie Higgins said...

Here in Payson, Az it has been cooling off nicely. But hey what do you expect to happen up in the mountains in the middle of a pine forest? Even in the middle of a mostly desert state. fall is here.

Colleen Gonzales said...

I live in Henderson, Nevada, and the weather has been beautiful here! Clear skies, high 70's, and a gentle breeze! Perfect for walking!

Susan Griffith said...

The weather here is definitely feeling like fall. Colder nights and cooler days and the last couple days have been rainy. I really enjoy the four seasons.

Eve Adam said...

Wow, here in northern Arkansas it is just turning chilly. Still have the windows open, but went to long sleeves😁.

gaylynn said...

I'm in Burleson, Tx. which is just south of Ft. Worth. The weather was up to nearly 80 but in low 70's at night.

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