Wednesday, July 22, 2015

PR Angels for the Pet Show

Ladies and gents!

Start your engines!

(Grin) I just like the sound of that.

It's almost time for the Pets on Quilts Show for 2015! The official start date for our linky party is August 17th!

Now is the time to coax your furbaby onto one of your special quilted creations, and snap a photo. They may be a little confused at first, if you routinely shoo them off the quilts to work on them, but give them a little time to warm up to it. You'll get a great picture!

Are there any who would like to earn extra entries in the prize drawings?

You can be a PR Angel!  Our angels spread the word about the show -- they post the button to get more folks interested.

Post it on your blog.

Post it on your Flickr page.

Post it on Facebook.

For each place that you spread the word, you will receive ten (10) more entries in the prize drawings!

Here is how it works:

The show begins on the 17th of August, and everyone has a chance to join the linky party -- you may have one blog post entry, and one Flickr entry.
The show will continue for about a week, and then voting begins. There will be Viewer's Choice prizes for several categories (Best dog on quilt, best cat, etc). After those prizes are awarded, a random drawing will determine who wins the other prizes!

See?  Easy Peasy!! Now, the button and the code are up on the right hand sidebar here at Lilypadquilting, so go forth and spread the word! When the voting is going on, we'll confirm who our PR Angels are, and add those to our random drawings!

Better hop to it, and get those pictures ready!


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Cozy Afternoon giveaway winner!

Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments! I was blushing at some of your kind words, and I enjoyed reading all of the comments!

Unfortunately, many of the peeps who commented didn't realize that their settings were on "no-reply" so Mr. Random had to make several attempts before we had a winner!

Please, please, even if you think you have your settings fixed up right -- check them out by leaving a comment or by adding your email to your comment.

If your settings are correct (or if I have your email address) you will receive an answer from me, and you will be all set to participate in the random drawing! Yay!

If you don't receive a reply, you'll know something is amiss!

Here is the prize package that is up for grabs, because of the generous sponsorship of Jacquelynne Steves, who is the designer of our fun Block of the Month pattern:

Here is the commenter that Mr. Random chose:

Congratulations! Ramona, you are our winner! Enjoy!

Don't forget, everyone, if you have not started this project, you can sign up here at this link and join in on the fun!


Friday, July 17, 2015

AbbiMays is a Pet Show sponsor - their 3rd year!

Please be sure to enter our giveaway and check out Block 3 in the previous post!

We're so happy to announce that Abbi May's fabric store is sponsoring again! We love the fabrics we find at the online store --  here is the link!

I love the way that Linda has the AbbiMays store organized . . . if you want to shop for animal fabrics, or nautical fabrics, or some other category, you can click on "Shop by theme" and shop to your heart's content.

And if you know that you're searching for a particular fabric, and you already know the manufacturer, you can do that too! Just click on this link!

And if you are searching for a fabric by one of your favorite designers, Abbi Mays has you covered there, too! Click on the "Shop by Designer" tab on the home page!

The photos above are from the "What's New" page . . . a bundle of fabric goodness from Robert Kaufman....In the Bloom! Yummy! And that pattern is a kit designed by Jaybird Fabrics, called "Disco"!

Speaking of kits, Abbi Mays has a bunch of those, and at great prices! Here is the link for the kits page where you will find these lovelies:


You should definitely look for the sign up window on the home page, and subscribe so that you will know about sales and new arrivals.

Are you a batiks lover? Check these out!


If you are looking for a special gift for a special quilter, turn to Abbi Mays for a gift certificate. They'll make sure your someone has fun shopping!

Put your paws together in a round of applawse for Abbi Mays fabrics! They are sponsoring a prize for one lucky winner in August, at our Pets on Quilts show!
One lucky Lilypad show winner will receive an e-certificate to shop in the store! $35 to spend! Yipppeeee!

Thank you, Linda, and AbbiMays store! We're so happy you are sponsoring our show in August!


Monday, July 13, 2015

Block 3! The Cozy Afternoon BOM . . .

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED NOW, but thank you for your interest!

. . . and a giveaway! But first, let me show you my block!

I know that many of you are joining us on this Block of the Month adventure from Jacquelynne Steves. Isn't this a fun quilt?

My blocks are looking so summery with these fabrics from my stash. Check out the block center for this month -- a lovely cup of tea with a friendly butterfly who came to call!

I used a machine blanket stitch for the applique, except for some places where a straight stitch was a little easier to handle. On the picture below, you can see the stem of the daisy was backstitched by hand, after the rest of the center was completed. I love how it turned out!

Here is a peek at part of the block, showing how the colors are playing together. Even the navy, which I was worried about at first (grin) is looking just right!

After the center is done, these pink, yellow and orange pieces frame it perfectly:

And here is the completed block:

I hope that you will click on the link and stop in to see Jacquelynne, over at her blog. Don't forget to check out what the other Cozy Afternoon bloggers are showing you this week, too!

Here is our giveaway for July! Three lovely patterns! I have my eye on that Savannah Wool Runner pattern, myself!
Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite summer-time food or drink is! Followers can leave a second comment, to increase your chances to win!

These Cozy Afternoon blocks go together so quickly -- if you haven't started yet, don't worry! Just click here to sign up and get started!

Friday, July 10, 2015

"Farm Girl Vintage" blog hop

It's my turn on the Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along!! Thanks to Lori of Bee in My Bonnet, and the Fat Quarter Shop, some of us bloggers have been entertaining and enticing you on Fridays!

Each Friday another blogger has showcased one of the cute blocks in Lori's new book.

Today, I'm showing you my block -- Grandma's Quilt Block!  OOOPS!

You know we "keep it real" here at the Lilypad . . .  do you see anything wrong with my first block? Do you think I was in too much of a hurry at that point? (Grin)

I chose happy, summery colors that look a lot like reproduction prints -- they are actually from an older line by Mary Engelbreit, called "Friends and Flowers."

Love how these colors make me think of summer fun! Here is the completed block:

I actually put together three of these cute blocks, and thought I would put them on point for a table runner:

Now, I'm auditioning fabrics for the setting triangles:


What do you think?

Be sure to hop over to see more of the blocks that are detailed in the book!

Inspiration on "Potholder Row:" 

Love what you see here? Click on this link and Padsworth will make certain that you land on the page where you can purchase the book!

Thanks, Lori, and thank you, Fat Quarter Shop! We've enjoyed being a part of Farm Girl Vintage Fridays!