Thursday, October 16, 2014

Gearing up -- with a giveaway!

Here at the Lilypad we are gearing up and getting ready for Jacquelynne Steves' upcoming Block of the Month fun! Jacquelynne had a neat idea -- introducing all of us bloggers that are helping out with the PR and also making blocks in our own chosen fabrics!

So, if you hopped over here from her site, here's a great big friendly Lilypadquilting "WELCOME!" for you! (Grin)

If you've not met us before, our crew has a special brand of merriment and mayhem that is all our own . . . our mascots here are Padsworth and DragonDrop. Padsworth has been here the longest (except for Snoodles and Moses the Studio Cat) and he has his own web site that provides virtual design walls for quilters to show their projects, like this:

DragonDrop dropped in, literally, with his own lil parachute (wink) all the way from our sweet friend Mhairi's house in Australia, and he has been having a blast here ever since.

The boyz enjoy scrap-diving to help me plan projects, and also are allowed free rein to use tools and supplies for their own purposes:

The actual human blogger?  Well, some of you peeps know me, but I prefer a small amount of anonymity here in my corner of the interwebs, so I go by my pen name, Snoodles. I adore having the opportunity to unleash my creativity and I enjoy designing and making quilted projects. I also love to review products and let you know when I've found a stellar one!

I especially love to create 3D quilted projects!
We sometimes have adventures with ducklings and rescue pups!

My favorite fabrics are the ones in my stash. (Grin) Seriously, I love thirties reproductions, Asian and batiks, novelties and contemporary. It's all good, and playing with scraps is even more fun!

For this Block of the Month, I have gathered up some of my thirties reproduction scraps, and I think I will have a similar colorway going on, compared to Jacquelynne's sample. Check out these pictures:

I'm really looking forward to all the fun with this Block of the Month starting on October 27, and I'm excited to announce a new giveaway to kick things off!

The first thing you want to do is go to this link and sign up for the party! We'll wait right here till you get back! (Humming . . . )

Wow! You are quick! Now, here is the fun part for this week:

Our lucky winner will receive a PDF pattern bundle, retail value $40! The giveaway is open to anyone who resides on planet earth, so if you are an international follower, you are welcome to enter the giveaway!
Whoops! Almost forgot to tell you -- be sure to hop over to Jacquelynne's and she will have linkies so you can visit all the other bloggers! You might win over at one of their blogs!
We will leave our giveaway open for one week -- enter a comment here on this blog, and if you are a follower, you can have a second entry!

(Waving) Thanks, Jacquelynne, for the opportunity to participate in the fun! Let the commenting and winning begin!


Monday, October 6, 2014

Block of the month plans

Here at the Lilypad, we are getting ready for the upcoming Block of the Month party over at JacquelynneSteves! She's got some great plans and cute blocks laid out -- you're going to want to jump in and join the fun!

I've been pulling some of my thirties fabrics, cos I had an inside peek at some of the blocks, and I think they will look great in these!

I have some more that I need to find.... pardon me whilst I go and play in my stash! (Mumbling . . . "where did those greens go?")

Just hop over to this linkie and you'll find all the news about it!


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

No idle hands here!

What do we see here?  This is a familiar tin, yes?

Ah, when we open it we see some fabric squares, and one cute hexagon . . .

Here's a needle, conveniently stashed in the next piece of fabric, which is a Christmas print:

And some cardstock hexagons, and a bobbin full of my Aurifil thread, and my favorite little Famore scissors from Kelly at IHAN . . .

Yep, I'm prepared. No idle hands here! When I have to sit and wait for something, I can pull out my tin and play!

I think I'll use these hexies on some Christmas projects, maybe potholders or placemats?
Do you have handwork that you like to carry along with you?

I'm linking up with Katherine's Thursday Favorite Things blog hop! Hop over to see her and all the creative things the other hoppers are doing!


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!