Friday, March 20, 2015

Marvelous March Mini Madness and GIVEAWAY! (CLOSED NOW)


Has anyone here noticed that the men around the house are salivating at the prospect of non-stop basketball?
 
Do the initials N-C-A-A or N-I-T make you sigh and roll your eyes? (and head toward your sewing room?)

How about the phrases "March Madness" or "finish your tournament bracket!"

Well, the folks at the Fat Quarter Shop have come up with a great way for us to join the fun in March and play along! 
They are hosting a challenge called March Minis Challenge!
The Fat Quarter Shop team is challenging everyone to create and share their mini quilt projects!

From now until March 31, you can share on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram -- just use #marchminis.

And they are having an awesome giveaway, too! (And they are sponsoring a giveaway here at the Lilypad, down further!)

Over at their giveaway, they filled a package with their favorite small and mini things, including patterns, notions, and precuts!

 

 
 

Here is an example of our kind of minis . . .  here at the Lilypad we like to create mini-quilts to hang on the special display hangers. Padsworth wanted to show you the one that we created for the Fourth of July holiday here in the US. (We love three dimensional quilting!)




 
If you'd like to create one similar to this, here is a link to our tutorial.

Now, down to the important stuff, right? Here is our giveaway!

The Fat Quarter Shop is providing a super-cute pattern:


This pattern has instructions for three mini-projects!
And our winner will receive two mini-charm packs to go along with the pattern!

Mistletoe Lane by Bunny Hill Designs for Moda . . . they always have such cute fabrics!
Now, here's what you need to do, to enter for the chance to win:

1. Leave a comment that tells us what you think you would make with those mini charm packs.
2. You don't have to follow to win, but if you follow, you can leave another comment for another entry!
3. For a bonus, leave a comment and tell Padsworth what you like best about froggies!

Easy peasy! We'll leave this giveaway open for a full week, and then announce our lucky winner!

Good luck! And be sure to check out the fun and enter to win at the Fat Quarter Shop's giveaway, too!

Love,



PS. I might not be able to answer everyone's comments, but rest assured I read them all!

118 comments:

  1. I think I would make a super cute pillow with those mini charm packs!

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  2. I love everything about froggies, mostly their sounds!

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  3. I would make the 3 mins in the pattern, like all of them.

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  4. Froggies are green! Love green.

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  5. A holiday table runner would be the perfect thing to make!

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  6. I would make a placemat, sew useful.

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  7. Hi All, I love the mini quilts they are so quick. I think I would make some pot holders as presents. Thank you for the Giveaway. Hugs, Susie x

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  8. I am a follower of your great blog. Susie x

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  9. Hi Padsworth, we are big fans of frogs here, especially as they keep our garden free of slugs, which we don't like. Our frogs which were born in our garden are now making their way back to our garden for Spring! Hugs, Susie x

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  10. I would use them in a scrappy quilt. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  11. Following on bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  12. Hi, Padsworth! I love all the all the wonderful colors frogs come in, the sound they make and the giant hops they can take. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  13. I would love to make a table runner for my sister!

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  14. I love the Spring peepers!!

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  15. Oh, I think I'd make a little table topper. I've never worked with mini charms before. I'd love to try that.

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  16. I would use them to make a table runner for the holidays.

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  17. I have been following along with GFC. Thanks.

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  18. I don't see many frogs, but my grandkids love it when we do. We love to watch them hop.

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  19. If I were to win the charm pack, I would want to make a Christmas Mini with it to hang on my wall during the holidays.

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  20. Hi Padsworth! Well, of course there are many great qualities of froggies, but one of my favorites is their beautiful green color. I love green!

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  21. I'd make an iPad cover for myself. I never keep anything I make and I LOVE Bunny Hills colors.

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  22. I follow your blog through Bloglovin.

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  23. Hello Padsworth, I love that frogs jump out and scare people. Boo! Rebit!

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  24. I would love to make a cushion cover with this collection!!!

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  25. I follow via Bloglovin, thanks for an extra chance!!

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  26. I love to search for frogs in ponds.... Sometimes it's tricky because they are camouflaged, but it is a fun activity for my kids and I!!!

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  27. I would make a winter runner for my new office at work!

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  28. I would make stockings or table runners with it!
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  29. I love frogs! We had some pet frogs in our Science class, but it I couldn't find live crickets in this area and had to let them go. They were so fun to watch!
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  30. I would use them to make a baby quilt for my coworker. I love working with charms it makes the quilting process go so much smoother!

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  31. Froggys are amazing, Padsworth! I love how the can prevent freezing to death in the winter. Awesome creatures!

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  32. I think I would make a couple of new Pillows for our couch! :) Thanks for chance to win! :)

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  33. Absolutely I am a Follower! Love your Blog...and Padsworth!!! :)

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  34. Hello Padsworth!! Froggies are green, and so cute with thier big eyes & sweet smiles! Have a great day!

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  35. If I was lucky enough to win, I would make myself a Christmas mini of course!

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  36. I'm a happy follower of you and Padsworth.

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  37. Hello Padsworth. I love hearing the frogs that live in the creek next to us. We also have a clicking frog that comes to live in our pond every now and then. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  38. I would make a mini quilt for a wall hanging. I would like to try some FMQ techniques I wouldn't on a large quilt, so a mini is perfect for that. Thanks for the chance!

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  39. Hello Padsworth! I like the fabulous greens of the frog colouring, and when they're out it's spring for sure.

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  40. I love to use mini charms to make fabric baskets using the tutorial on The Pink Penguin blog. It is my go to quick gift and I usually fill them with sewing notions like a pincushion, and needle book.

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  41. I am already a happy Bloglovin follower. x

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  42. Hello to Padsworth. I like frogs as they are a great shape to work with, and I have made several froggie pincushions for friends. x

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  43. I would make the mini on the left side o.f the pattern in mistletoe for my niece.

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  44. Pads worth, I like frogs because they are so hoppy!

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  45. I would make a mini quilt with the mini charm packs.

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  46. I would make one of the pretty table runners

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  47. I like listening to the frogs "peep" in the spring!

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  48. I love all things froggie! They are so cute! I have a nice collection of frog fabrics.

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  49. I would make either a mini wall hanging or a small table runner.

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  50. I would make a new Christmas table runner!! Cute cute cute!!!

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  51. I love hearing the frogs singing in the ditches around the park while I am getting my daily exercise in.

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  52. I'd make placemats or a table runner

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  53. Stuffed animal froggies are the best - so cute and NOT slimy! LOL!

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  54. Ohh I want to do a mini for my sewing room wall, and this would be perfect for it

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  55. Frogs make me laugh, because they have a little bit of history in my family. Several years ago my sister developed a very nasty infection on her left foot, and sadly the doctors decided to amputate. While she was in surgery, my brother, sister-in-law, a friend and I were in the waiting room. We were all tense as you can imagine, and my SIL decided to go to the gift shop. She came back just giggling, and we asked why. There was a big frog balloon that said "I hope you are hopping along nicely soon". We all started laughing, knowing my sister would get a kick out of it. When she woke up, we told her about it and she laughed. Then the frogs began to appear. Little ones, big ones, just to remind her to laugh and she does. So I love frogs because they make my sister laugh.

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  56. How pretty! I would make a Christmas table runner as a hostess gift for my dear niece who always hosts the whole extended family on the holidays. Thanks for sharing!

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  57. I follow your delightful blog via Bloglovin!

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  58. Frogs . . . hmm. They are cute! And one once helped me realize that I need to clean my house better. One day my daughter observed that the dust under a table appeared to be moving. It turned out to be a tiny dust covered frog. How it got in the house I do not know.

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  59. HI, I like Padsworth pretty eyes!
    Thank You !
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  60. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU ON BLOG LOVIN' !
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  61. HI, I'd make a beautiful table runner for my daughter for Christmas! Thanks so for sharing a sweet giveaway! Happy Stitching !
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  62. I'd make a lap quilt for my little granddaughter.

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  63. I love the sound of frogs on a summer night!

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  64. Well a mini charm pack nearly tells what needs to be done. A mini quilt of course!

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  65. I would make a pillow casing for my living room. I don't even know the name of the pattern. It is half-square triangles arranged with a light colored diamond.

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  66. I follow. That's how I found you today.

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  67. What I like most about frogs is they don't live in my area. In Florida, they hop along with us at night, but here in the frosty desert, they can't survive the dry climate and freezing winters. Well, maybe this winter which was unseasonably warm.

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  68. I would make a stocking for each of my 3 nieces with those mini charms.
    ~Brandy
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  69. I follow via Bloglovin'

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  70. My favorite thing about froggies is the memories of chasing them at the cow ponds with my grandpa and dad, and them hiding in the water with just their eyes showing :)
    ~Brandy
    brandizzle7133 at gmail dot com

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  71. I would make the mini quilts shown in the Mini Charmer II booklet.

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  72. I follow you via Google Friends Connect.

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  73. I think I'd make some Christmas placemats or coasters.

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  74. Please tell Padsworth that although I don't generally like frogs, he is just adorable.

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  75. I think I would make a table runner. So much fun!

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  76. Frogs always make me think of spring. When I was little we would go and find the frogs tucked into the moss in "frog land" a mossy meadow behind our neighbors house.

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  77. Mug Rugs would be made. I never have enough mug rugs to spread around house, beach house and RV. I love giving them to RVers we meet on our travels.

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  78. Frogs and the baby frogs each spring around our country home always make me happy. Those frogs will eat a lot of bugs and that is a good thing in the country where we have plenty of them. Happy fat frogs make me happy.

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  79. I follow on Bloglovin...thanks for a great post

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  80. I think a table topper would be great from those charms.

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  81. I love their little froggie eyes!

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  82. I would make mug rugs for my friends. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  83. I would make a mini quilt to hang on my display hangar.

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  84. I follow your blog through bloglovin.

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  85. What I like best about froggies is when you can hear them croak but you can't see where they are hiding as it is always fun to see if you can find them.

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  86. I think it would have to be a cute re-usable shopping bag!
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  87. following via bloglovin'
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  88. What I love about froggies is my little grand daughter hopping around pretending to be a frog. I laugh every time I think of her jumping around.
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  89. That "S" quilt grabbed my eye, go figure (hint, look at my name!) so that is what I would make.

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  90. What I love best about frogs (and toads, love Mr. Toad in The Wind in the Willows) is the sounds they make (yay, spring is here) and also that as a French teacher, I had several, many of which were gifts from my students.

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