Tuesday, August 17, 2021

It's show time!

Time for another cool Accuquilt show!

Click on this linkie and have some fun! There's a live show today (Tuesday) and there will be drawings and prizes, as well as discounted prices! Just enter the code SHOW 3 for specials.

Come and join the fun! 

Check out this great video to show you the die and wallhanging!

And I just GOTTA show you this:


You can't beat Accuquilt for cuteness and fun! 

C'mon to the party! At noon, Central time!

Love,



Saturday, July 24, 2021

12 Days of Christmas in July


      There's two days left on the Christmas in July event at Accuquilt!

           Head on over to the site and check it out before it's gone!!! 

              Thirty percent off of cutters, dies, and more!

               Just think of all the Christmas gifts you can make!

                                                            Love,


                                                          

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

It's a pickle dish!

If you're like me, your head starts to hurt when you start thinking about all the names for quilt blocks. Am I right? One block can be known by three or four names, and then some seem to be cousins and look very similar to each other . . . 

One such pair is here: pickle dish and wedding ring. Check these out!


In the traditional pickle dish pattern, it appears that there are triangles in each curved unit, where the wedding ring pattern has -- well, they're not exactly squares, but maybe call 'em parallelograms? (Grin)

At any rate, the pickle dish sure looks cute, but it also looks challenging!

Enter the Accuquilt Block on Board!

Over at Creative Latitudes, Darlene's inner squirrel is pestering her to do all kinds of creative projects; well MY inner squirrel is chasing this die! Once she saw how much easier those blocks would be, she put it on our wish list! The Accuquilt Pickle Dish die is specially designed to cut everything you need for one ten inch block in one pass through the cutter; no templates or special rulers are needed. Eleven different pieces will be cut for you in one "fell swoop."



There are specialized dog ears and seam allowances for easy piecing (boy, do I like the sound of that!). And for those visual peeps like me, the die has screen printed letters so we know which shapes are which!

There are free pattern downloads and step-by-step assembly instructions to get us started on some cute projects like these:



(They tell me I need to remind you that links in this post may be affiliate links, which means I might make a small commission if you purchase - but your price doesn't change!)

Hop on over and check out the Pickle Dish Block on Board die . . . and all the other cool products at Accuquilt!

See you soon,



Thursday, May 6, 2021

Stuff and nonsense

I bet you thought I had forgotten all about my Summer Moon sampler!

Nope!


But life happens and takes us away from our passions, sometimes. . . . actually, quilting is excellent therapy, no? It's good for what ails ya!

I got all three Nonsense blocks done: the 5 inch, the 6.5 inch, and the 8 inch blocks are finished!

Gotta love a block that is totally half-square triangles and hourglass units!

My trusty "Bloc-Loc" ruler made short (and precise) work of these -- just look at those points! (polishing fingernails on front of shirt)


I love using all of these different fabrics in the same family of color . . .aren't these bunnies cute? Not sure how that piece of thread jumped onto the block!


If you are inspired to try the Summer Moon quilt, please use this link and hop over to the FatQuarterShop site to purchase the pattern book . . . yes, it's an affiliate link, and I will earn a teensy commission if you purchase anything on your visit. That's what keeps our merriment and mayhem going on, here at the Lilypad! So, thank you very much!!

And here's a question for you -- what's your favorite way to create a scrappy quilt? A variety of fabrics in one color family? Or all the colors in the rainbow?

Inquiring minds want to know!

Love,



Monday, May 3, 2021

Spring has sprung! Let's party!

Everybody ready to party?

What's not to love about a garden party in the spring? Gorgeous flowers, happy colors, a cuppa Earl Grey and a blueberry scone . . . ummmmm.

Now that I have your attention, I'd like for you to know about the Accuquilt party tomorrow!! Right in your own house! 

Accuquilt is bringing the fun (and prizes) right to you! 


If you will click on this link, you will be pre-registered for the event! All you need to do is brew some tea and set out the scones and softened butter -- they will send you a quick reminder when it's time to tune in!

They will be unveiling the newest Accuquilt die -- they've promised this will be a special one. And I be they're right! After all, the adorable flamingo die from last month was hugely popular.....it's completely sold out!

      
You'll want to be one of the first to see the die for May, so that you will have an opportunity to grab one for your own, before it is sold out, too! (Supplies are limited!)

While you are browsing at the Accuquilt site, be aware that this month we are celebrating May Fabric Cutter Mania! There are special opportunities for savings all month long!

Be sure to check out all of the inspirational (and free) patterns and start planning your next spring project!


Take advantage of the sales and discounts -- for example, click on this link from today until May 10th and receive 15% off on 2 Dies, Qubes, or Accessories!


Accuquilt speeds up the cutting process so that you can enjoy the piecing and the quilting!

Having trouble finding the perfect gift for Mom, or for someone else?


Grab a gift card for a gift they'll appreciate!

Here is the link again to register for the party tomorrow! See you there!

Love,



Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Apple core, Baltimore . . . Finished flimsy (and a party!)

(As always, there's a possibility you will see an affiliate link in my blog posts; that is how I can afford to keep bringing you the merriment and mayhem we are known for!)

We quilters like to celebrate when we finish a quilt top, right? 


Well, celebrate with me! Apple cider all around! MMmmmmmm, appley flavor plus cinnamon! Warm and spicy! 

Just completed my Apple Core quilt top. Yes, I know, it's been a long time coming along. It's been one of those projects that is worked on for a while and then put aside, then brought out again!

It's great portable handwork! In fact, I made up a name for it  -- POPR -- portable project!

Here's my top:

I began this back in 2012, can you believe it? Check out this blog post where I began from apple core pieces cut for me by Barb over at Bejeweled Quilts.

Some of the fabrics that she gifted me are my favs on this top; I love the Samoan prints!


Barb included some cute "Santa on vacation" pieces, too, like that on the lower left....Santa is swimming with the dolphins!

Of course, there's a little bit of everything in here . . . some thirties reproductions, some Jacquelynne Steves's fabrics, and it would not be one of my scrappy tops without some Mary Engelbreit!

I agree with Barb, the Accuquilt apple core die makes short work of the pieces. (I still pat my Go!Baby every day and tell it of my undying love!)

So much better than cutting them all out by hand!


If you are new to the Accuquilt concept, you should take a minute to head over to their site and look around . . . my Go!Baby is very similar to the newer Go!Me which is a great starter set! Accuquilt helps us with a die compatibility chart which is very helpful, and they have super customer service, too.

Today they started a new launch party! Click on that link to go and check out all the fun! Gotta love people that throw a great party, and Accuquilt sure does! Giveaways! Sale prices and much more!

The theme is "Put some ROAR in your day!" so I think it's going to be a lot of fun! Click here to be whisked over to the party! They will send you a link so you can join right in!

Hope you are staying warm and quilting!

Love,



Saturday, February 13, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day runner


Ain't love grand? Padsworth, DragonDrop and I love all of our Lilypadquilting friends! And we want to wish you a very happy Valentine's Day!

(Oh, before I forget, there may be affiliate links in our posts here at the Lilypad; that's how we can get more goodies to create the merriment and mayhem that we are known for!)

Anyway, back to our story! I also LOVE bargain hunts and sales, and when Connecting Threads discounts their kits, it's hard for me to resist! They offered a runner kit about two years ago from their "All Season Table" series, and this past week I pulled that bad boy out and made a sweet table runner!

And what's even sweeter is that it is reversible!

I love the kits from Connecting Threads for two reasons: first, they save me time when I need instant gratification from a quick project! Secondly, they are always generous in their cuts of fabric; there are no heart-stopping moments of panic, trying to figure out if there's enough of one fabric or another in order to finish!

With all of the straight lines in these fabrics and block units (except for the paisley), I decided to do some big-stitch quilting with loops and "vines" and of course, hearts.

Don't ya love a striped binding? Awesome fabric choice!

And the way the stitches make the fabrics puff up a little bit after a wash? Love it!

It's hard to decide which of the two sides I like best! (Grin)


Of course, then the other table needed some Valentine's love, so I got out a runner I made some years back and now the window table is happy!


Gotta show you the swirls and hearts once more . . .




In addition to the kit from Connecting Threads, I also used my favorite choice for my big-stitch quilting: Sulky Threads' 12 weight cotton thread
No tangles, no breakage, and the snap end spool keeps my thread storage tidy! Check some out at tese links and you will enjoy it!

What's going on at your place for Valentine's Day?

Love,



Monday, February 8, 2021

Nonsense blocks and traffic humor

I suppose these blocks don't have a whole lot to do with what I saw in traffic the other day, but then it again, it WAS kinda funny! 

I pulled up at a stop light and looked to my left just as this car pulled up alongside:


Out for a ride, just chillin'!

Gotta love it!

And yes, he's out cruisin' in a Mustang GT. (Grin)

Now, for my latest Summer Moon escapades . . . 

Here is the smallest of the Nonsense blocks - I like that bunny print!

This block is almost all half square triangles. Oh, lest I forget, there are four hourglass units there, too!

Don'tcha love it when the points come together!

So, here for your enjoyment are the two smaller Nonsense blocks; the eight incher will be under my needle soon . . . 

Mostly I'm trying to finish up a runner for my table - Valentine's Day is coming, right? 

Reveal will be soon!

Love,