Thursday, April 28, 2016

Maggie's First Dance BOM - giveaway!

This is so exciting!

I'm always happy to be working on one of Jacquelynne Steves' wonderful patterns. This one is no exception -- there are so many ways to be creative here!

This pattern can be completed with embroidery, or applique, or even fussy-cut block centers, to showcase one of your favorite fabrics.

If you haven't signed up for this Block of the Month yet, hop over here (click on that link) and sign up quick!  Come on! What's not to like? Can we say F - R - E - E ?!!! Yes, this talented designer is sharing this with us for nothing! Nada! Zilch!

This is a photo that I snagged from Jacquelynne's blog, and look at how cute it is! If you like these fabrics, you'll need to hop over to her store and see if there are any kits left....they were selling fast.

Today all of the bloggers that are helping with this Block of the Month are introducing themselves to you. I hope you will hop over to Jacquelynne's blog -- there's lots to see! Here is a list of the bloggers participating:  (You are here!)

For those of you who may not have visited here at the Lilypad before, let me introduce you to my two assistants. What would life be like, if I didn't have a frog and a dragon frolicing in my sewing room?


Meet Padsworth:

Padsworth is truly a hard worker. He HAS to be . . . you can't count on Moses, the Studio Cat:

Or on Kooshie, the resident duck herder (as long as you don't say "bacon" anywhere near her, she's quite reliable).

Well, Padsworth used to have a virtual quilt design site, but it kinda petered out. So now he fills in at a lot of different tasks:

He helps announce prize winners!

He also auditions fabrics!

He keeps track of designs and such in my notebook!

And he is invaluable when my machine needs some looking after.

And you will also see DragonDrop:

DragonDrop arrived a couple of years ago from "the land down under." Our gracious friend, Mhairi, allowed us to adopt him, and he keeps busy, too!

He checks projects to make certain they are ready to be posted here at the Lilypad.

Someone has to build houses out of the charm packs, don't ya know?

He helps with the placement of applique, too.

Keeping the bobbins of our favorite Aurifil colors organized is important!

And it's a tough job, but someone needs to dive in the buttons regularly, and keep the stock rotated. (Grin)

Me? My name is Snoodles -- I prefer a certain amount of anonymity on the Interwebs, though many of my followers are better acquainted with me, and know my real name. I'm a retiree-wannabe, with so many designs in my head, and scraps in the bins, that there is not enough time in the day to get my work done and my quilting, too. I'm looking forward to the day that I can retire and play all day!

I enjoy applique (you can zoom in on that photo to see my original design at the top).

I added a completed "Swoon" quilt to my resume last year.

I loved making Jacquelynne's last design:

And small projects are fun, too, like Elizabeth Hartman's pillow.

Now, enough talk about me and my assistants -- you want to know how to win a prize, right? This time we are giving away two digital patterns from Jacquelynne Steves!

Two beautiful patterns -- the Merry Go Round pattern AND the Amelia pattern, which includes a charming pillow to go along with the quilt!

Here are your instructions -- be careful, read quickly, this tape will destroy itself in five, four, three, oh wait! This is the interwebs, we're OK.

1. Leave me a comment and tell me about your most memorable dance. (The name of the BOM is Maggie's First Dance, ya know, in honor of her grandma!)
2. It's not required that you be a follower, but if you are, you can leave a second comment for another entry in the giveaway.
3. Please make sure that you leave me a way to contact you. Lots of folks don't realize they are "no-reply" commenters, and if I can't respond to you via email, I will choose another winner, because it's really time-consuming to track people down. (Grin) You can ensure that I can reach you by including your address similar to this: padsworth(at)thelilypad(dot)com. I might not be able to answer each comment, but please know that I appreciate them all!

Easy peasy!

Our giveaway will be open until May 4, and then we'll huddle and choose a random number winner!