Monday, November 7, 2016

Borders and finishing - Maggie's First Dance (Giveaway closed now!)


Have you been sewing along with us on the free Block of the Month from Jacquelynne Steves?

We've had a blast with this project!

This month, it's time for borders and finishing . . .  I changed things up a bit from the suggested borders, because I had a certain spot on my wall where I wanted this to be displayed.

Here are my blocks assembled into rows:


Aren't they cute?


Now here is my take on the borders:


I used a white border half the width of the suggested one, and then went ahead with the floral print right next to that.
I love, love how the borders sparkle! The floral is such a cute print, and really pulls all those colors together!




I'm not sure how this next picture happened . . . looks like someone's toes are in the photo. Who is that photo bombing?


I'm going to "sandwich" and quilt this as soon as possible!
Any way, I hope that you are all excited for this month's instructions to slide into your inboxes, and that you will hop around to all of the other bloggers that are participating. Check these out:
http://greydogwoodstudio.com/

https://farmhousequiltsblog.wordpress.com/

http://thecraftyquilter.com/

http://www.evapaigequiltdesigns.blogspot.com/

http://gogokim.blogspot.com/

http://lilypadquilting.blogspot.com/  (You are here!)

https://thequiltingnook/wordpress.com 
                                                      
As always, we have a fun giveaway for you to enter! This one is sponsored by Kari at New Leaf Stitches! 
I hope you will hope over to her shop and look around -- she has some awesome, helpful products there for us quilters!

This one is called the Clearly Perfect Angles Pack . . .


Here is a video so that you can see this cool product in action!



Would you like to win this? Tell me in a comment: do you always sew a perfect quarter inch seam? Do you sometimes hit the magic "quarter inch"? Or do you just sew, pedal to the metal and not worry if you are accurate? (Gasp!) For sure, that makes matching things up just a tad difficult! (Grin)

Be sure to enter the giveaways at the other bloggers' sites, too, OK?
We'll leave this one open until the 14th, to give everyone time to enter.

Good luck! Oh! PLEASE make sure that you leave your email address as part of your comment, OK? I have SO many no-reply folks, and I want you to have a chance to win! You can do it like this: quilterjane(at)jane(dot)com


Love,