Wednesday, April 18, 2018

I love a bargain!

2 Weeks Of Craftsy Unlimited For Just $1 at 4/18-4/24/18.

If you love bargains, too, check out the one right there! Two weeks of binge-watching on Craftsy for just a buck!

Pardon my dust.....I'm clicking on that button and heading over there!


Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter!

I'm not ashamed to say Hallelujah!

At Easter, we are reminded that there's an end to suffering and that there is a purpose in the pain. 
Our Savior rose from the dead.
He triumphed over evil. 
And Jesus is, indeed, coming again in glory. 
We will live with Him forever!

This I believe.
This is how I live.

I'm wishing all of you wonderful Lilypadquilting followers a blessed and fun-filled Easter! 

He is alive!!


Monday, March 26, 2018

Is it Christmas? Nope, but it IS a box of goodies!

Sigh. Does it seem like there is never anything in the mailbox but bills?
Are you longing for some fun and excitement?

Well, have I got some news for you! (Grin)

(This post contains affiliate links. Click here for my full disclosure.)

I just found out about the quilting community called "Quilty Box" and I'm so excited to tell you about it!  We don't have quilting bees much anymore, but this online community comes pretty close!

Quilty Box is a monthly subscription (long term commitment optional) that lands a fabulous box of goodies in your mailbox (or on your porch, or wherever.....make sure you get to it before your woofie finds it!) and their online community on Instagram is a treasure trove of inspiration and fun!

That's a photo of a typical Mini Quilty Box; those are smaller packages for on-the-go or even for beginner quilters, at a smaller price!

That is a photo of a "QuiltyBox Classic," and they are available for one, three, six, or twelve month subscriptions!

Top designers think and noodle (and pat fabric, I'm sure) and put together inspiring packages that fly to your doorstep from Montana... That one is a Jinny Beyer palette!

The head of the company is Patrick, and he tells his story on the site: "As the son of a quilter, I learned about the community of quilting at a young age.....quilting is just as much about sharing as it is about the actual process...."  Very true, Patrick!

Here is the low down on the boxes: each box for the month includes a pre-cut pack of fabric (layer cake, fat quarter pack, several charm packs, or a jelly roll), a pattern or two, and two other items....these could be thread or a template. Each month's box has a retail value over $60.  Check out the postings on Instagram -- quilters post pictures of what they received, and of what they made!

And listen to this: You can get $10 off any Classic subscription by signing up for their newsletter!! Once you are on the homepage, just scroll down to the window for sign-up.... Click on this link to get there! 

I hope you will use my links to click over and see all the fun -- I never recommend a product unless I truly believe in it -- and the Quilty Box folks are awesome! (In fact, a portion of their sales is donated to the Quilts for Kids program!) 
You will also find sales of past boxes (you can check out the quilty awesomeness before you sign up!), notions, thread, and much more!

If you should want to click through later, I've placed a button on the top right-hand side of my blog -- just come to the Lilypad and click there!

Here's to more quilty awesomeness!


Friday, March 16, 2018

Ready for binding.....

I have had so much fun on this little project. And it really IS small, just a tabletopper!

There may be affiliate links in this post....just click here for my full disclosure!

Let me go back a few days....

I used my Accuquilt GoBaby to cut out the pieces to make shamrocks -- using the heart die for them. I love my cutter -- I cranked out these pieces in under five minutes! Talk about instant gratification! 

You can cut three different sizes of hearts from the one heart die....see up there? I drew around the edges of the hearts with a permanent paint pen, to show myself where they were.
Then I can pile my fabric on top of just one of the hearts and get three identical pieces to make a shamrock!
I ironed the Heat n Bond Lite on before running it through the GoBaby! and it cut perfectly! 

Turn the handle.....

Then peel and place and iron.....ready to stitch! Well, almost.....gotta put them in their places. 

And I got this pile of scraps already fused with Heat n Bond Lite, to cut the stems from, for the shamrocks!

Once that was done, I ironed them down. At the last moment, I decided some little hearts that I cut freehand from the orange dot fabric would be perfect accompaniment for the shamrocks. I just pinned those down to stay until I free motion quilted. I figured I would stitch them down at that time. 

I enjoyed quilting this, nothing fancy, just echo quilting around the shapes. 

There's one of the hearts, stitched in place.

Now my topper is ready for binding!
I think that orange dot will be perfect -- check this out:

I'll be back soon and show you the finish....for now, I'm off to celebrate! Yes, it is St. Paddy's day -- but it's also the day that Mr. Snoodles and I will celebrate our fortieth anniversary!

Can't imagine that we'd forget our anniversary -- the whole world celebrates with us! Heehee!

Be back soon!


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Workin', workin', workin'.....

Another sneaky peek at my project:

See you again soon!