Cozy Afternoon BOM, block 5

Hi everyone!  I’ve just finished the last applique block for the Cozy Afternoon BOM from Jacquelynne Steves.  You can find out the latest information for this month’s block here.

cozy block 5 copy

I’m so excited to see what everyone’s blocks will look like once they’re put together. And I’m excited about this month’s giveaway, too! You’ll find the details toward the end of this post. First, here is what my final appliqued block looks like:

cozy block 5 a copy


I’m cheating a little bit in that I haven’t finished stitching around the applique shapes. It makes such a big difference when it’s totally complete.

I love the design of this block and it has an interesting (and easy) pieced setting. Let me show you how I trimmed the setting triangles down, since it is over-sized. I placed the setting unit on my mat so that it lined up with the lines of the mat. Then I placed the 45 degree line of the ruler on the bottom raw edge of the unit, and the corner of the ruler was placed on the center top of the unit (as shown below).

block 5 cutting 1


Then I trimmed the two sides. Repeat with all setting triangles.

block 5 cutting 2


And now for the giveaway! Jacqueylnne Steves is giving away this lovely pattern pack that includes a Merry Go Round Quilt Pattern and Megan’s Flower Punchneedle pattern.  All you need to do is leave a comment for me here by September 20th.  Remember, international readers are welcome!

Giveaway for September- Cozy Afternoon Free BOM


Don’t forget to visit the other participants in the blog hop for even more chances to win and to see how their blocks are looking.

A Quilt and a Prayer
Lily Pad Quilting
Red Letter Quilts
The Crafty Quilter (that’s me!)
44th Street Fabric
Kathy’s Quilts

Also, Jacquelynne has Cozy Afternoon quilt labels and note cards available!  These are so adorable!  You can get more information about them here.

Cozy Afternoon Note Cards 2

Quilt Label- Jacquelynne Steves

Plus, Jacquelynne is having another Sew Along Day! This will be on Saturday Sept. 26. This is a great way for you to set aside time to get caught up on your blocks (or make extras), and there will be lots of giveaway prizes.
Sew Along Day_Jacquelynne Steves


Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great week!


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  1. You have made another beautiful block! Thank you for sharing how you trimmed down the setting triangles that will be very helpful.

  2. You have sewn a beautiful block. I love the orange corner triangles! (Oh, and I love tea so the tea cups in the middle of these blocks is perfect!)

  3. Your colors are so pretty for this, Julie. I have absolutely adored watching this QAL with all the variety people have come up with for it. It’s going to be fabulous seeing it all pulled together!

  4. Oh, how I wish I had more time to follow along this time! I made the blocks with Jacquelynne last time and really enjoyed it, not to mention learning a ton! She has the prettiest block patterns.

  5. I really love these BOM, see so many different ideas. My BF got me hooked on this one but I have not started it because for 4 more weeks life is crazy, quilt retrteat, Culture DAy to teach spinning to a bunch of grade schoolers etc etc soooo this will be my fall project. Tks for sharing with us.

  6. I can’t believe that we are almost at the end of this fun BOM!! I would love to win Jacqueylnne’s patterns…I have been enjoying making this BOM!!

  7. Thanks for such a wonderful site. Everything is so colorful and fresh. Love your Sept. giveaway. Please make the patterns available after your drawing. Keep up the good work.

  8. My sister gave me Jacquelynne’s website a month ago. I love her style and look forward to making her Cozy Afternoon BOM. I would love to receive her free patterns, especially the flower!

    Thank you for a chance to win these patterns!!

    H. Davalos in San Diego, CA

  9. I just discovered your site and would like to be entered into this great give away! I’m a quilter of one year, after retiring from being a school librarian. I’m hooked!

  10. I am following this block of the month. Unfortunately, it is one of those “save till someday” patterns. I have so many things I want to make and it seems like what actually gets accomplished is minimal. Oh well, I need to take comfort in what I do finish. I am finishing a 2014 BOM, by piecing borders and putting them on. It will probably be another two weeks before it’s finished. I only have time to sew on the weekend, and only a little bit at that. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  11. Your colours are so bright and fresh! Thanks for the demonstration of how to square the corners so accurately. I will definitely be trying that.

  12. downloaded the pdf last night and will embroider my block today, making the block will have to wait as machine out of bounds due to knee injury, loved doing these blocks maybe will do some applique ones too about time I had a go at the technique. Good tip for squaring but the triangles thanks for that

  13. This has been a nice sew along journey! I can’t believe we are about to finish our last block. Thanks for the additional information for cutting at this angle. I can’t wait till this weekend till work on my block!

  14. It is so helpful to see how you actually cut your piece. Using the ruler for accurate cutting is such a chore for me. Thank you.

  15. Love your Block…so Sunshiney & fun! Thank you for showing how to put the corners on your center! You made it look easy & doable for me! Hugs!!!

  16. Cute patterns and I love pinwheels. My little grand daughter loves “spinny” things. Merry Go Round would be perfect for her!

  17. Your blocks are always so pretty and feminine looking. Your fabric choices are very cheerful. Thank you for sharing them.

  18. I am always eager to read your posts. Thank you for the tip on on this block. Of course I am behind but I plug right along. Love the give-a-away and especially the pinwheel. Please enter me in the drawing.

  19. Great idea with the ruler placement. Made it easier for me. Wonderful block, looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

  20. This is my first block of the month project. It’s been great and I’ve learned a great deal. I’ve been posting my blocks on Twitter (also new to me!). I’m a fan!

  21. Julie, You always have such great designs! You have been an inspiration as I wade into the quilting world. Thanks so much!

  22. Thank you ever so much Julie, so much good information & the blocks could not be prettier.

    I am coming out of radiation but think I might be able to get my head on straight (it is the memory) & make a few blocks. I know these have been on your site before & I must concentrate & get to them.

  23. I love pinwheels and have made hundreds but never one like the Merry Go Round. It’s an interesting variation. I used to do punch needle and don’t know why I packed my stuff away. Work got in the way I guess. I love the Cozy Afternoon designs.

  24. I have been waiting for block 5. Now it is wait for finishing! Love you site. I have done some of your projects which have all been fun too.

  25. I have been waiting for this last block. Love your colors. I plan on doing some with appliqué once I finish my fussy cut blocks.

  26. Julie, thank you for offering such a nice giveaway. I refer to your quick tip videos on YouTube always! They are quick, very informative and easy to understand.

  27. Great block. I am not usually a fan of orange and green, but you make them look nice. Good to see that you still have some flowers. With this ongoing draught I hardly have anything left.

  28. These patterns are so cute! and I have just discovered needle punch and need to finish some quilts so I can start this new hobby!

  29. Thanks so much for sharing your squaring up tip. I love this Cozy Afternoon quilt! Haven’t started yet, but am raring to go! Thanks for this terrific opportunity to win “Merry go Round”!

  30. I really enjoy your website. These blocks are so cute. Would love to make them when I get caught up on current project. Thanks for the chance to win the patterns.

  31. I love getting stuff from you I share with my friend and sister to see if they got theirs yet! lol like it’s all the same post. Thank you so Much

  32. Thanks for showing how to square up the side blocks. I enjoy your quilt tips on the quilt show. You’ve asked for suggestions of future tips. I would suggest a segment on thimbles. Seems people use everything from pads to metal thimbles to leather thimbles. My current favorite is the Comfort Thimble made in Eugene, Oregon. It comes in sizes XX-small to X-large so it’s a problems to figure out your size if it’s not at your local sewing shop. Thanks for your blog. I get many good ideas from your your blogging.

  33. It’s Monday morning, I’ve got my cup of coffee, I happily see your post and life is good. Please enter me in the Jacqueylnne Steves give-away and if I win, life will be even better!

  34. I always get inspired when I received your emails. Pinwheel is one of my favorites. Just love that “Merry go Round”.

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