Monday, March 30, 2015

Marvelous March Madness Winner!

It's that time!
Time to announce the winner of the Fat Quarter Shop sponsored giveaway!
What will our lucky winner receive? Just look!

This adorable pattern with three projects!

And TWO mini charm packs, to have fun with!
Super-cute Mistletoe Lane!
Here's Mr. Random now, to select our winner!
Number 91 was Janarama! She blogs over at Sew Peace to Peace, so hop over and check out her lovely projects!
Now, the rest of you can hop over to Fat Quarter Shop and enter to win their BIG GIVEAWAY!!

Padsworth says, "Thank you for all the lovely comments! Good luck at the FQS giveaway! Ribbit!"


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!


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

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Join the club

When you were little (which for me, brings back memories of running for my life from the dinosaurs) did you belong to a club?
(Clip art courtesy of Clips Ahoy)
I can't say that I ever belonged to one (maybe because I was running to avoid the dinos) but now I have my chance!
Our lovely sponsor, the Fat Quarter Shop, is announcing their new clubs, and they look like a lot of fun!
Check this out:
Are you (like me) crazy about Aurifil thread? There's a club for us!
Do you swoon over reproduction fabrics? There's a club for you! It will revive you more quickly than Scarlet can say "Ash-leh, dahling!"

Do your bells jingle when you get a sighting of holiday fabrics? Check out this club!
Are you a Pre Cuts Lover? Your heart will go pitty-pat for this club:
OR for this one!

They have clubs for everyone; if you yearn for batiks, or if you love the latest from Moda's designers, you are sure to find a Fat Quarter Shop club that is perfect for you.

Hop on over and have a look -- and sign up for the one that you like best! The friendly folks at FQS will make sure that you have monthly shipments of fabric goodness!



We have a winner!

We've been happily sewing in the midst of this dreary never-going-to-leave winter, with the Sew Sweet Simplicity block of the month from Jacquelynne Steves!
Today we announce this month's winner here a the Lilypad!

Mr. Random scratched his head, thought for a few moments, and then chose Beth! Beth doesn't blog, so we will email her the happy news!

Be sure to check the other bloggers' announcements - you just might have won there.  And hop over to Jacquelynne's place to see who won that big prize package!

Stay tuned; we'll have some more fun stuff soon!


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!