I Love Home, Bock 2

Hello Everyone and Happy Labor Day! Today I’m pleased to share Block 2 of the “I Love Home” free BOM by Jacquelynne Steves. It’s not too late to sign up to receive your free blocks each month. This month, Sarah J, one of our featured bloggers, is giving away this great prize…

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Find out how you can be one of the eight lucky winners of Sarah J’s fabrics by reading to the bottom of this post!

Now onto this month’s block!


I love this block! Well I love all of them. It’s been so fun to pick fabrics for both the applique and piecing. The fabrics in this block are Fig Tree Coney Island, Chestnut Street and Strawberry Fields Revisited. The coral house, door and tree trunk are from Corey Yoder’s Sundrops. In my post for the first block, I forgot to mention the background fabric, it’s Graceful Moments by Maywood Studio.


I used my Aurifloss by Aurifil for most of the applique and embroidery details, but since I didn’t have any to match the darker colors, I pulled out some DMC floss.

Just like on the first house block, I added some embroidered details to the applique.


For the windows, instead of using a buttonhole stitch to hold down the applique, I thought I would try a chain stitch and it worked. It adds a little dimension without taking up room inside the applique. I have a tutorial on working the chain stitch on an applique here (the pictures on that tutorial are on block 3 windows). I also used the chain stitch in the heart instead of adding another applique heart.  I liked the details Jacquelynne had from the embroidery design for the windows so those got added, too.

For the roof pieces, I was going for a gingerbread house look. On the dark roof section, I used the light coral Aurifloss on the buttonhole stitch so it would contrast nicely with the top, then used the matching DMC on the bottom so it would blend in. For the dark coral roof section, I used the matching floss so it would blend into the background then added the solid lines from the embroidery design.


On some of the smaller pieces and the tree trunk, I used one strand of floss instead of two just so the stitching wasn’t so dense. I also liked the flowers from the embroidery design so they were added, too.


If you are having problems trimming your applique or embroidery to size, you can make a viewing window. I made mine out of cardboard and marked the centers of the 8″ window to help with the placement.


I mark each corner so I have a reference for trimming. When trimming, make sure to trim 1/4″ outside each mark and make sure your corners are 8″. Mine are slightly less than 8″, so I need to adjust it slightly when I trim.


Block 1 and 2 together.

Be sure to hop around to see everyone else’s second block this month.

You can also follow along and post your own pictures on social media using #ILoveHomeQuilt on Instagram and Jacquelynne’s Sew Quilty Friends page on Facebook and on Pinterest.

Now for the giveaway. Even though it’s still warm where I am, September starts to remind me of fall, my favorite season. What are you looking forward to;  football, leaves changing colors, etc.? Let me know and leave a comment by Monday, September 11 by 11:59 PM, for your chance to win Sarah J’s fabulous fat quarter bundle.

One last thing…for those who follow me regularly, Janet sent me an update on her Coffee themed placemats that she made from my Christmas Placemat Tutorial.


She entered them in her county fair and won First Place! Congratulations Janet!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy making block 2!


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168 Responses to I Love Home, Bock 2

  1. Hope Mitchner says:

    I love fall also. I’m looking forward to long walks to look at the beautiful leaves.


  2. Rita says:

    I love the cooler weather of fall and the colors of trees and bushes in October.


  3. Karen says:

    Born and raised in New England, I am a lover of all things Fall. I married a Floridian and have lived in northeast FL for the past 32 years. I now wait until January to see any change in leaf color!! I am looking forward to a drop in humidity. Dry air, even when it’s warm, is more enjoyable than muggy weather! I could wish for cool, crisp days, but that hasn’t happened too often in 32 years so I’ll look forward to a drop in humidity . . . after the hurricane season passes!
    I am so happy that I stumbled on your blog through a pin on Pinterest! I love to enter giveaways! 😉


  4. Delaine says:

    I love fall and I am really looking forward to the first killing frost in my area so that most of the insects will be gone, and we can enjoy being outside with out them annoying us. Thanks!


  5. Lucy Blum says:

    I love the cooler weather! I’m in Texas and the summers are HOT. This year I’m also looking forward to September because I’m going to Italy for 2 weeks!!


  6. Chris K. says:

    I like the cooler temps.


  7. Cheryl Buchanan says:

    I love fall and the cooler temperatures, changing of the leaves and the smell of apples and cinnamon. Football is just the icing on the cake!!!


  8. Mary Lou says:

    Cooler weather. Definitely cooler weather. It has been hot here in Texas.


  9. Holly Nielson says:

    I am looking forward to cooler temperatures and rain/snow to put out all the wildfires in Wyoming and Montana. It has been way too hot and dry this year. 🙂


  10. Janet T says:

    I can’t wait for cooler weather! 110+ is not a thrill for me!


  11. Karen Brunson says:

    I’m looking forward to some good Oregon rain! We need it soon because of all our fires.


  12. Barbara Basten says:

    I love fall. This year I hope to finish my Halloween quilt! I love the smell of crisp leaves, apple pies baking, canning tomatoes and the sweet song of my sewing machine. God is good.


  13. cheriec12 says:

    Can’t wait till the cooler weather and football.

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  14. Ava D. Troxler says:

    I look forward to decorating the yard for Halloween and all the trick or treaters.


  15. Lori Morton says:

    Loooove your Block!! I look forward to Fall, for changing leaves, cool days & woodburner going, bking more, picking apples for applesauce, Our Anniversary!! :). and sooo much more! Fall is my Fave Season!! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too!! 😀


  16. Sherry Jagels says:

    I love the cooler weather and fall colors of the leaves and trees!


  17. Vicki Formby says:

    I love the colors of fall and the cooler weather.


  18. Lisa Marie says:

    I am excited about football (loved the Tech game the other night!) and about cooler weather and fall colors. I like most everything about fall — except that it ends and brings winter!


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  21. Kathi B says:

    I enjoy fall the most because of all the family gatherings that happen. Also I usually find more time to sew at this time of year.


  22. I love the autumn colors, smells all of the baking and apples coming ripe. It is such a bountiful time of the year. Truly a wonderful time for celebrations!


  23. I’m so looking for the colors of the leaves to change.


  24. Jane says:

    I love when the leaves are on the ground and you can rustle through them – and also the beautiful crisp clear and cold mornings when the sky is bright blue with not a cloud in sight.


  25. Brenda says:

    I am most interested in being able to sleep with the windows open, adding more quilts and blankets as the nights grow cooler and cooler. And in not drippings sweat every time I move.


  26. nancyangerer says:

    When we lived in IL, I always enjoyed the beautiful colors the leaves turned, but 4 years ago we moved to AL where we don’t get the intense colors in the leaves. I do enjoy the cooler temps. Today it was only 81 at about 1 pm. I never thought in all my 75 years that I would say I look forward to the football season, but we always invite UA International students to come over to watch the games, and we have a great time.


  27. Marilyn says:

    I am looking forward to the cooler weather and the gorgeous colors of the season. Thanks for the giveaway.


  28. Angela Bowling says:

    I love the fall. The crispness of the cool mornings and the colors of the leaves. I just love autumn.


  29. Kathryn says:

    For us its Spring and I am looking forward to the new colour and flowers and blossoms in the garden.


  30. Anita says:

    I love the changing colors of fall!


  31. Susan Shamekh says:

    First of all thanks for sharing your idea of the frame window! What I like most about fall is the cooler temperature and the beauty of the leaves changing colors.


  32. Bette Mclennan says:

    Looking forward to the beautiful colours of fall, the warm, rich air & because we’ve been immersed in wildfire smoke so much this summer, just some clear fresh air!


  33. Cheryl Gebhart says:

    Fall is my favorite season too – love the cooler weather and the changing leaves.


  34. Linda says:

    I love fall and the beautiful colors of the falling leaves


  35. Sue LD says:

    I like the cooler temperatures and the beautiful colors of the leaves. I also like all the harvest from my garden.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com


  36. Roseanne says:

    What I love about fall is the cool down in the temperature, the beautiful colors that the trees display.


  37. quilterpt says:

    I look forward to our Indian summer…I live in the SF Bay Area, and we tend to get a lot of fog in the summer, so fall to me is warmer weather (but not hot) and a chance to enjoy the last of the summer season!


  38. Pam S says:

    Wow! I love the colors and textures in your block! You put everything together in such a delightful way. Thanks for sharing this. As for the fall, I’m looking forward to walking through corn mazes with my granddaughter.


  39. Michele S. says:

    I not only love fall, but this is also my birth month. The smell of autumn, the cooler weather, and working in the yard make me feel so happy.


  40. Alta Amagliani says:

    Love the cooler weather and the leaves changing but favorite is the smells of fall


  41. Lori Warnock says:

    I’m looking forward to it all, I love fall! The crisp, cool air, beautiful fall leaves on the trees, pumpkin patch and corn maze visits, fall festivals, gathering around the fire pit to make smores, the beautiful decor, smell of cinnamon and pumpkin pie in the house, Halloween movies and Halloween! I could go on but I’ll stop, lol


  42. Dawn F. says:

    I love fall for many reasons… football starts, the weather cools off. I am looking forward to changing leaves the most!


  43. Wanda Rains says:

    Yay Fall, I love fall and FOOTBALL ! Go Hawks.


  44. I am looking forward to the leaves changing colors and cooler temperatures.


  45. Sherri Hines says:

    I look forward to the bright red leaves on the trees and ground!


  46. Sally Dixon says:

    Fall is my favorite season with warm colors, pumpkins, football, and my birthday!!


  47. Cynthia G Fox says:

    I love Fall in New England–it will be here soon! I love the changing leaves (but don’t love raking), firing up the wood pellet stove, new crisp smells outside and in the kitchen, sweater weather and quilting!


  48. Sharon B. says:

    I love the fall foliage and the cooler weather.


  49. Liz Horgan says:

    I love leaving the windows open on a cool, crisp night and sleeping under a soft warm quilt!


  50. Ola Norman says:

    I love the changing leaves and the crisp air.


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