Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Join the club

When you were little (which for me, brings back memories of running for my life from the dinosaurs) did you belong to a club?
(Clip art courtesy of Clips Ahoy)
I can't say that I ever belonged to one (maybe because I was running to avoid the dinos) but now I have my chance!
Our lovely sponsor, the Fat Quarter Shop, is announcing their new clubs, and they look like a lot of fun!
Check this out:
Are you (like me) crazy about Aurifil thread? There's a club for us!
Do you swoon over reproduction fabrics? There's a club for you! It will revive you more quickly than Scarlet can say "Ash-leh, dahling!"

Do your bells jingle when you get a sighting of holiday fabrics? Check out this club!
Are you a Pre Cuts Lover? Your heart will go pitty-pat for this club:
OR for this one!

They have clubs for everyone; if you yearn for batiks, or if you love the latest from Moda's designers, you are sure to find a Fat Quarter Shop club that is perfect for you.

Hop on over and have a look -- and sign up for the one that you like best! The friendly folks at FQS will make sure that you have monthly shipments of fabric goodness!



We have a winner!

We've been happily sewing in the midst of this dreary never-going-to-leave winter, with the Sew Sweet Simplicity block of the month from Jacquelynne Steves!
Today we announce this month's winner here a the Lilypad!

Mr. Random scratched his head, thought for a few moments, and then chose Beth! Beth doesn't blog, so we will email her the happy news!

Be sure to check the other bloggers' announcements - you just might have won there.  And hop over to Jacquelynne's place to see who won that big prize package!

Stay tuned; we'll have some more fun stuff soon!


Monday, February 23, 2015

BOM borders -- and a giveaway! UPDATED

ALERT: This giveaway is closed now. Thank you for your interest. Please take a few moments and enjoy looking around our blog!

Please see update at the bottom!

Today is the day for the borders and finishing tips on the Jacquelynne Steves BOM, the Sew Sweet Simplicity quilt project! All of you subscribers will get your instructions today!

Here is how my four blocks went together . . . I wanted them to "float" in the white border, and I placed a pop of yellow as a cornerstone right in the center!

Here's another peek at the center and the cheerful thirties' prints:

Love those prints with pups, kitties, and kids!

Now I'll get it sandwiched and quilted . . . then bind it with a scrappy binding -- I love those!

Today if you pop over to Jacquelynne's blog, you'll find even more fun: a super-duper giveaway, so be sure to click over and enter to win!

 -- and don't forget to visit the other bloggers in our Sew Sweet Simplicity hop:
Snoodles ~ Lily Pad Quilting (You're here!)
Check out the Pinterest page here for lots of inspiration!

Seriously, if you have been enjoying Jacquelynne's great pattern and you like her fabrics as I do, check out the kits available for her new Peaceful Pastimes quilt; it's just gorgeous!

And yes, we have a giveaway here at the Lilypad!! Look!

Padsworth just hopped over and wanted me to tell all of you that there will be another giveaway announced (I know, right? An extra one!) over at Jacquelynne's place, so you will want to be sure and visit there!
Comment below for your chance to win . . . tell me in your comment -- what is your favorite use for orphaned blocks . . . the ones that we make and lay aside, and then find later. Do you have a creative use for them?

Please, please, please, leave your email address as part of your comment....I have had about 90% of my commenters end up being no-reply! That means I can't tell you thanks for your sweet comments, and that also means I can't contact you if you win!!  Boo. You can leave it this way if you like: name(at)gmail(dot)com....or yahoo, or whatever.
Just make sure I can contact you!!  (Grin)
Good luck!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

New Block of the Month!

Remember this sneaky peek that we showed you recently? Well, a new Block of the Month is coming, and boy, is it going to be fun!

See that button on the right hand side bar? We are one of the team! Ribbit! We are going to have sample blocks to show you as each month goes by!

I hope that you will check out this post over at Jacquelynne's blog and join us, OK? Sign up to get her emails and you will be in the know when we get started!

And if you are going to join us, place that badge on your blog so we'll know!

Jacquelynne has posted fabric requirements and everything, so that you can be ready to start!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bunny mug rug!

The lovely Rhonda over at  Ravelly1 blog has giveaways for her cute mug rugs that she creates. You really should pop over and see what she's up to, for there are some wonderful Block-of-the-months, designs and tutorials for you to look at!

Here is the bunny mug rug that she created and put up for adoption:

And the bunny came home to stay with me! Woot! An adorable spot for my cuppa joe to rest in the early mornings at my desk!

Thanks, Rhonda!
You are just one of the reasons this virtual quilting community is SEW wonderful!