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!

Love,


56 comments:

  1. I created a wall hanging out of three orphaned blocks -- blocks I rejected for a quilt. My Dad loved it when I gave it to him in addition to the quilt I made for him. I also will make pillows.

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  2. I just used two orphan blocks to make a little bag for carrying the extra parts for my spinning wheel (oiler, orifice hook, hex key etc)

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  3. I've made scissor "keepers" from 12 inch finished blocks as gifts.

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  4. My favorite use for orphaned blocks is to make them int pillow covers. If I have at least 3 that match, I will make them into a runner.

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  5. Such a cheerful quilt! I can't seem to get enough tote bags, so I find that is a good us for orphan blocks.

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  6. I love 30's prints! And this quilt is so cute! Your handwork is lovely!

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  7. Ahhh, my friend and I just came across some orphaned blocks. We make quilts for charities and when we found the blocks, we decided to lay them out and then we pulled a bunch of other fabrics. They will become baby quilts for a children's charity that sends to third world countries. Mothers come to birthing centres with nothing for their babies and so hats, booties, and blankets are needed.

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  8. I'd love to win a copy of the book. It was fun to see your blog and what you've done with the Sew Sweet Simplicity blocks. I don't quilt enough (yet) to have lots of orphan blocks, but I did use one for a pillow, and table runners and totes are always favorites items for me.

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  9. Your BOM looks so sweet. Delightful fabrics for this design. Great job.

    Orphan blocks are great when framed. You can also wrap them around a blank canvas and hang on the wall.

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  10. I like to make pot holders out of orphaned blocks. Or if I have more of the same fabrics, I will make a tote bag. I love your blocks! Great job!!!

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  11. Your quilt top turned out so sweet.

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  12. My orphaned blocks are usually used for table toppers and sometimes if feeling generous I give some to my niece. lol

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  13. Your quilt is looking lovely, Jacque. I may be strange but I don't have any orphan blocks! If I did, I might use them for cushions.

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  14. Another great set of fabrics used on this project!

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  15. HELLO,I like to used my small 'orphan blocks' in scrappy pillow tops; potholders and sometimes in Christmas ornaments! Thanks for your neat giveaway!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  16. Thanks for your giveaway - would love to win Jacquelynne's e-book. Great job on the BOM - I like to used my orphan blocks to make small quilts for cats/dogs for the SPCA in my area.
    rachel.gagnon5@sympatico.ca

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  17. I use my forgotten blocks as part of a sampler and then give the quilt to charity. It's amazing how all those mismatched blocks can come together to make a very pretty quilt. edrin1932@gmail.com

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  18. I've been using orphan blocks in quilt tops for Aussie Hero Quilts which is similar to Quilts of Valor but is for the Australian Defence forces.

    Hugs
    Naomi

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  19. I have all my orphan blocks thumb tacked to my walls as inspiration. Until I take one down and build something out of it

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  20. I thought there were six blocks to this sew along... Thanks for the chance to win.
    Shahann at yahoo dot com.

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  21. I like to make cushion covers out of orphan blocks! thanks!

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  22. I would like to make charity quilts with my orphan quilts. I've got quite a pile of them and need to get busy doing that!

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  23. Orphan blocks/trial blocks can wind up being used in a pieced backing or, if they're smallish, in a mug rug1
    Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity! Those Sew Red Glasses and Aurifil threads are calling to me...

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  24. Ive not had any upto now. But if I did have any I think I'd like to do mug rugs

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  25. I don't have many orphan blocks, but have made Pillow tops, Hot Pads, and afew Doll quilts...depend on block size of course...lol

    Thanks for chance to win this Give-a-way too :)


    bearpaws9(at)copper(dot)net

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  26. I'm a newbie and jumped in never having done a block, so no orphans here! Love the cheerful colors you used. Thanks for the giveaway chance :)

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  27. Your quilt is lovely and your colours are great so is the embroidery - love that.
    I don't have many orphan blocks but I have used one once or twice to build a child's quilt around, using the colours involved to make either broad bands of colour or large blocks or colour to make a quick colourful quilt top for a charity quilt.
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  28. Hi Snoodles, love the quilt and the blocks. I decided not to take part in the quilt along as I have so many other quilts to get done and didn't want to start yet another project, but I do love the blocks. My orphan blocks get made into mug rugs or mats and given away as little presents. Thanks for the Giveaway. Hugs, Susie x
    susie@tomparr.co.uk

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  29. My orphan blocks get used for making mug mats or candle mats or similar small projects. Claire
    iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  30. I've made a discovery recently of some orphan blocks which helped me speed up the process for making my aunt a table runner as a birthday gift!! Since I hand quilt it was a time saver but with shipping she received it only 3 days after her special day!! Perfect!

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  31. I haven't really found a good use for orphaned blocks so I'll read through these comments for inspiration!

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  32. I like to make orphan blocks into pillows - and when I give them as gifts people think I made them special for them!
    beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. That's just so cheery and fresh looking! I have some orphan blocks that I really need to do something with, but just don't have a plan yet. It will come though.

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  34. I'm a beginner so don't have a lot of orphans yet, but have made throw pillows out of the couple I had.

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  35. I'm a newbie quilter so I don't have any of these yet !! But I've made some extra of a few of my favorites and I think they might be pillows! loudog91301@aol.com

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  36. Orphan blocks are great for potholders or wall art!

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  37. Barb, your quilt is fabulous - oh, I adore 30's feedsack repro prints. Cheerful, indeed! I use my orphan blocks as centers for round robin exchanges, where you supply the center block and others in the group add a border. I love it!

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  38. Pretty quilt! I like to make sampler quilts.

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  39. I have used several orphan blocks for pincushions. I have made a pillow or two with them also.

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  40. I love to use them to make pillows!

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  41. I usually make potholders out of them. Love your quilt.

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  42. Lovely job! Also I love orphan blocks, so much fun to figure out what you can do with them and challenge yourself! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  43. I'm actually new enough to quilting that I'm still making orphan blocks! I do enjoy the practice of making the blocks, and plan on putting them together for a queen size quilt for the guest room someday.
    ~Brandy
    brandizzle7133 at gmail dot com

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  44. Love the yellow in your squares, it really makes them pop. dscholsky@hotmail.com

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  45. I made a sampler quilt out of 12 orphan blocks. They were mostly different sizes. I put borders around all of them and then trimmed some back to make them all the same size before piecing the blocks together. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  46. I would love to make the cat quilt it is so purrrrrrfect!

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  48. I don't have any orphan blocks yet as I have not been quilting that long. When I do have some depending on size I will use them for potholders or mug rugs or maybe incorporate them into quilt backings. Your quilt top is beutiful it looks like Spring.

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  49. If the orphan blocks are at least 12", I quilt them and bind and use on top of some of my older plant stands or in a 12" free-standing rack.

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  50. love your work. thanks for the chance to win this ecopy book

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  51. Beautiful! Can't wait to make this too!

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  52. i love to make pillow covers out of them

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