I Love Home Block 3 and Giveaway!

Hello Everyone! For those of you looking for the Minis and More Parade, you can go here or scroll through this post about a lovely house BOM (and add your chance to win a giveaway).

Today I get to share Block 3 for the I Love Home BOM by Jacquelynne Steves, but first, this month’s sponsor. It’s a great assortment of buttons and charms from I Love Buttons, Etc.


I know for myself, it’s always fun to add embellishments to my applique.ย  Read to the end of this post to see how you can win this great giveaway.

Now for this month’s block…


Again, another great block by Jacquelynne! She has added a new to me technique in the star units this month, Half Rectangle units. I want to give you a tip about piecing the Half Rectangle units. Read the instructions carefully! Even after I read them and looked at the diagram, I still sewed the star half rectangles wrong. Fortunately, I noticed the mistake before I cut the fabric. Jacquelynne has created a tutorial and video to walk you through making and trimming the units to size. They are not hard, but you do need to pay attention to the directions.

It seems like each month, I’m adding a few more details of embroidery to the applique. I really like the way the embroidery gives the applique some depth. Maybe a few buttons could be added to these blocks after they’ve been quilted. (Wink, Wink)


This month, I used Aurifloss byย Aurifil, DMC Floss and Sue Spargo’s Eleganza Perle Cotton.


Instead of using a fabric center for the flower, I used the chain stitch to outline the center. Again it just adds some dimension to it. The windows are also outlined with the chain stitch.

I used Sue Spargo’s variegated thread as the leaves on the flower this month. Can you tell which stitch I used inside the leaves? It’s the buttonhole stitch! The outside of the leaf is backstitched, then I used the buttonhole stitch for the center stem inserting the thread into the bottom of the leaf.

Button Hole Stitch Details

Here is another example of using the buttonhole stitch by itself. For those new to embroidery, you don’t just have to use it to outline your applique. These flowers were designed by Jenny of Elefantz.


Another new detail I added this month was the scallops over the window. These are in the embroidery design so I thought I would add them here. Last month I added them, but didn’t fill them in. This month with the lighter fabric on the house, I thought the satin stitch again added dimension to the house.

I hope you think about adding some details to your applique. Maybe you’ll be the lucky winner of the button package this month.

You can win “The I Love Buttons” package by leaving me a comment telling me if you’ve ever used embellishments on your quilts or embroidery. The contest is open to everyone, international readers included. Leave me a comment on this blog post by Sunday, October 8 at 11:59 PM EDT.ย Please note this is a day earlier than the other posts.

Be sure to check out all the other bloggers to see their wonderful Block 3 and enter on their sites for a chance to win, too.

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.

Thanks for stopping by.




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99 Responses to I Love Home Block 3 and Giveaway!

  1. I have not used any embellishments on my quilts.


  2. elizabeth says:

    I’ve only quilted for a year on and off, but since someone once told me there are no rules, I use anything that takes my fancy: colourful beads in all their shapes and colours, pearls and trinkets from broken necklaces and various trimmings, like ribbons and rick rack. Funny, I’ve never used buttons!!


  3. Skye B says:

    Your embroidery details are amazing! They really add that extra bit of depth, colour and of course prettiness ๐Ÿ˜ƒ and thank you for the tip with the instructions


  4. Brenda says:

    You do great work! I have used crystals and a little floss in my quilts and embroidery designs. I’m not much of a hand-stitcher, though! I do love adding the bling and some charms and buttons as well!


  5. Daryl says:

    Beautiful! Yes I love love love embellishing quilts with all kinds of bling.


  6. Lydia S says:

    Love the block and the way the embroidery gives interest to the applique. I have used buttons on quilts. I like the extra something it adds.


  7. Willow Olson says:

    Your detailed embroidery is beautiful! I have not used embellishments on my quilts or embroidery, but I do have an idea of how I would like to add some bead work to a future mini on my project list ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. Susan L. says:

    Love your version of this month’s block! Yes, I have used embellishments on some of my quilts. Usually just on wall-hangings though.


  9. Marsha says:

    I don’t usually use embellishments but I did make several snowmen embroideries where I used tiny black sew-on snaps as the snowman’s eyes. It works great! They also look awesome as the spots on the back of ladybugs! Now that’s a new hint for you. Love your block and love the addition of embroidery to it. Thanks for the idea about the buttonhole stitch around the flower; going to do that right away on a flower project I’m in the process of finishing!
    Marsha (quilterinmotion@gmail.com)


  10. Sherri Parent says:

    I love trying new things with my quilts and have used different types of embarrassing to make them unique…usually buttons.


  11. princess says:

    I do like using the right embellishment on my quilts and embroidery. It is an unexpected touch no one expects to see unless you do it all the time, them people would say where did she put it now… but I’ve seen people just OVERDO. Also somepeople forget to ralize not to pput them on quilts for baby or children. It’s just hard sometimes to find just the right one(s).—Robin ๐Ÿ™‚


  12. Nancy Goeben says:

    I have not used embellishments on my quilts only on wall hangings and table runners.


  13. Angela Bowling says:

    I have used buttons on quilted items but only on wall hangings. Buttons add some extra cuteness to many designs.


  14. pam shallenberger says:

    i have used buttons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  15. Jane Spence says:

    Yes, I have used buttons. They really add character to a quilt!


  16. Wendy says:

    Cute block, love the embroidered extras! Most of the quilts I have made lately have some type of embellishment or embroidery on them.


  17. Maria says:

    I have never used embellishments but would love to try. I really like your blog and am hoping to win the buttons as a chance to try something new. Xoxoxo


  18. Karen Jones says:

    I rarely use embellishments, but I do incorporate embroidered blocks into my quilts.


  19. June Waggoner says:

    I love adding embellishments to my quilts. It makes them so much more personal. I like to add button bugs or flowers, plus I like to embroider added pizazz.


  20. Karen Brown says:

    Never used embellishments


  21. Beverly Baker says:

    Just started using buttons and embellishments this fall thanks to Pat Sloan and a few free patterns she posted on her site. The detail buttons add to my small projects (mini quilts, table runners) are amazing. They not only add interest but make things “pop.”


  22. Pam Dudeck says:

    Love embellishing with embroidery and buttons. Cute block.


  23. Bonnie L Thiem says:

    Yes, I have used buttons on my quilts before but my long arm quilter hates it when I put them on.


  24. kbaby29 says:

    My godmothers quilts inspired me to be a quilter as an adult when I retired after becoming ill. Her quilts often had embellishments on them and where sometimes pretty wild. And i loved them. I have almost all of them. I cherish them. So I do embellish on some on my quilts in many different ways depending on what the quilt is being used for, the pattern, the person is going to and my mood. Its a lot of fun. I dont do quite as much as my godmother did ๐Ÿ˜‰ But i dont think anyone does or ever did. God bless her soul.


  25. Shirley Totos says:

    Yes I sometime use embellishments on wall hangings. I use buttons, little bows or sometimes bells. I think it adds a little interest totheproject.


  26. I’ve not made any intricate quilts and have not used any embellishments. I have made mostly utilitarian quilts and one wall hanging. But want to take a new leap with my art.


  27. Amanda Tingle says:

    Yes I have added buttons to spruce up the quality look of my lap quilts.


  28. Debra Ingle says:

    I use embellishes on my quilts and other items, such as cute buttons, seed beads, and fiber. Love the way it add beauty and character. I LOVE these little buttons too, would love to be the lucky winner of them.


  29. Susan Vacek says:

    I love to embellish my quilts – I like to embroider with lots of different kinds of threads and also use beads, charms and buttons!


  30. Tina Sheppard says:

    I jut recently made my first wall hanging. What a joy!! I love it. Made in all batik fabrics, it is a vase of flowers being knocked over. Water is spilling and flowers are flying. There is a dragonfly flying over the wreckage I named it “no, No , KAYLEE DONT!!” It has buttons, and beads as well as the dragonfly.


  31. jonibeth2 says:

    On occasion I use buttons and embroidery, just depends on how I am viewing things!


  32. Gloria says:

    I love using buttons and other embellishments on my quilted items! I’m currently doing some various crazy quilting projects that are giving me a chance to use lots of wonderful embellishments.


  33. Rebecca Britton says:

    I have used beads and buttons on embroidery. I have a Christmas quilt that will have buttons and ribbon on it when finished. Thanks


  34. Katie Higgins says:

    No I haven’t used any embellishments as of yet but i also haven’t finished much yet


  35. Marcie Higgins says:

    I’ve never used any embellishments, but I’m pretty new to quilting. I’ve just started out a project that will be using some buttons! I can’t wait to get it finished!!


  36. auntiepatch69 says:

    I’m new to quilting and have not used any embellishments on my quilts. I made a wall hanging using zippers…….would zippers be called an embellishment?


  37. Jo Malicoat says:

    I just finished a wall hanging for my granddaughter and used kurumi buttons on it. They were a bit of pain to put on, but I love how they look! I’ve also used ribbons, bells and buttons on a Christmas wall hanging I did last year. I think it’s fun to use embellishments!


  38. Jeannie Mayer says:

    I’ve used embellishments on my first mug rug. It turned out great!


  39. Nancy Bowers says:

    I have used beads and buttons many times as I make a new quilt.


  40. Judy says:

    I am working on a set of embroidered blocks right now that will eventually be turned into a quilted wall hanging. I love the embroidery that you are adding to your blocks.


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  42. Donna Pfost says:

    I have never used embellishments on my quilts, but its never too late to start!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have done lots of embroidery, however.


  43. Kari says:

    I made a small quilted piece I use as a dollie. It was fun and has tiny buttons on it. It’s one of my favorite things.


  44. Darlene Poirier says:

    your blocks look so whimsical. love them


  45. Sonya Fisk says:

    I have used both on one quilt but that is all


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  48. Renee s says:

    I have put buttons on wall hangings and on needlework projects, they add a level of fun.


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