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AUTUMN GIVEAWAY!

Hello! Hello! Hello! I am so happy you could stop by and visit! I can’t believe it’s been so long since I last posted. There has been a lot happening in my little world here in Montana, but that is for another blog.

Starting tomorrow there is a great giveaway happening here! I will be giving away two (2) digital books (each retails at $9.99) and the Pink Lemonade Digital Pattern (electronic download retails at $7.99).

There is a lot of great patterns in both of these books and the Pink Lemonade quilt is totally great!

A little about the two books:

Quilter’s World: Quilts You Can Make in a Day

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Create stunning quilts in no time at all with this special issue of Quilter’s World packed with 26 beautiful quick-and-easy projects, most of which can be made in a day!

  • Enjoy patterns for every skill level and taste, from coasters to bed quilts!

  • Craft charming chains and make a dazzling quilt using precuts.

  • Ideal for stash-busting, this issue is chock-full of projects to help clean out your scraps.

I made these cute hot pads from this book, using fabric from my stash. They were very easy to make.

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Butterfly Trio Hot Pads- Quilter’s World: Quilts You Can Make in a Day

There are some real great patterns and they are all pretty easy.  I have several ear-marked for Christmas and birthday gifts, not to mention just for my own use.

The next book in the giveaway is Annie’s Favorite Quilts From Precuts.

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Enjoy making the most of your precut stash! With the 28 projects inside this special issue, you’ll delight in the convenience of using precut fabric to create beautifully quilted projects in no time at all.

  • Relax while you stitch up creative treasures with your stashed precut packages, such as Train Tracks (using fat quarters) and Charming Stars (featuring charm packs).

  • Unique time-friendly patterns are organized into three chapters arranged according to the precuts used to make them (5″ squares known as charm packs, 2 1/2″ strips known as Jelly Rolls and, of course, fat quarters).

  • You’ll find designs for all areas of your home, from bed quilts to lap quilts, table runners to mug rugs, plus baby quilts and more!

From this book I made some very cute place mats and a hot pad for Summer. They were called Summer Sea Mats.

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Summer Seas Mats from Quilts You Can Make In A Day

Just by changing the fabric used for these place mats you can make place mats for any season or occasion. How fun is that?

Now for that last item in the give away…..

The Pink Lemonade Quilt –

Pink Lemonade Quilt
Pink Lemonade Quilt Pattern from Annie’s Catalog

Fast and easy piecing makes this quilt pattern one of the quickest quilts for you to make! You can use the same fabrics throughout for a planned “look” or dig into your scraps for your own fun style! Easily adaptable for any age or room decor. Finished size is 52″ x 62″.

I made this quilt in vintage colors. I really like how it looks and it didn’t take me long at all to make.

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Pink Lemonade Quilt – in vintage fabric colors

Now since there are three items in this give away, there are some rules to follow to be a winner.

  1. Decide which prize you would like to win.
  2. Enter for that prize here:     a Rafflecopter giveaway
  3. Have Fun!

It’s as simple as that! Please remember, one winner per household. If you enter for more than one prize, you will be disqualified, so please don’t.

Annie’s Catalog has made this giveaway possible by providing these products to me for free. So give them a big thank you! All of the highlighted information regarding the three prizes come from Annie’s Catalog website.

Until next time – How to choose? They are all so GREAT!

 

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Greetings September!

Hello to all of you visitors! Welcome to LodgePole Quilting! Here at Lodgepole Quilting we are inspired to bring warmth and beauty to your home through originally designed quilted and crocheted items. So please take the time to browse the various blog articles. Also, look for new quilt blocks and designs on the Designing Quilts page. There is also some great Quilting Tips, so be sure to check them out. We try to add new tips and techniques often. While you are visiting, please leave a comment and let us know what you would like to see an article about, relating to quilting, embroidery and crocheting. Thank you!

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I do hope your summer has been great! I know here in the Northwest we have been dealing with a lot of smoke from fires, but at least here in Montana it hasn’t been nearly as bad as it was last year, yet. I was concerned my tomatoes, peppers and chilies might not ripen and grow but I have been picking a lot of small tomatoes and freezing them. The chilies are almost ready to be picked and canned. I am just waiting for the peppers to get bigger. My second planting of carrots seem to doing ok. I’m just waiting for them to get bigger to pull.

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Cactus wall hanging (Connecting Threads kit) made and hand-quilted by LaTawnia Porter Aug 2018

My daughter and her boyfriend, Crystiana and Cody, stopped by here for a couple of days, to visit. They were on their way home after going to the Grand Teutons and Yellowstone Park. It was a wonderful but short visit. I look forward to them coming back soon!

Now on to some quilting fun!

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I told you in my last blog that I had joined the Save The Bees BOM with Jacquelynne Steves. I have taken some pictures of my progress from cutting fabric to my completed Block 1. I used my Accuquilt GO! Cutter where it was possible to alleviate the wear on my wrists. For the appliqued pieces I used Shades Soft Fuse Premium Paperbacked Fusible Web for Machine or Hand Applique. That is some great stuff. It works so good, that I am actually excited to make more quilted items that have applique pieces. I have all ready used it in machine and hand applique projects. I used Aurifil Thread for the hand applique and DMC embroidery floss for all of the embroidery.

 

I did “color” outside of the lines a bit. So on block 2 (which I just received today in my email) I lightly drew a border on the white piece so my applique pieces will be within the block where they belong. On the whole though, it was a lot of fun to do. I have already cut out my applique pieces and started pressing them onto the background piece for Block 2. I am ready to begin the hand applique and embroidery again!

In between the time of completing Block 1 and waiting for Block 2, I completed a WIP that was only 2 years in the making. It was a wall quilt kit I had purchased from Connecting Threads. It was made using the Sedona Sunrise collection by Winthur Sempliner for Connecting Threads. It took me a while to hand-quilt it. I would start and then put it aside and work on other things. Pull it out again and start something else new. But it is now hanging on a wall in my bedroom. I bought some curtain clip rings from Amazon and used a curtain rod to hang the wall quilt. If you don’t want to add hanger pockets, this is a great way to hang a wall quilt.

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I have also started sewing blocks together for my “summer” quilt. I have decided to use a thin loft batting so the quilt can be used year round, if I want to.

And I designed a new Autumn themed place mat and started designing a table cover to accompany the place mats, as well I started embroidering quilt blocks to use in a new quilt project. Don’t look too close to the “art” work on the place mat. An artist I am not. I do much better with stick people. There are a few artists in the family but that isn’t a gene I inherited. Though I do suppose quilting, designing quilted items, embroidery and other needlework projects should and are considered artistic. So I guess that makes me an artist!

I do hope the braided piece in the place mats won’t be too difficult. I haven’t tackled that design yet so I am looking forward to a new challenge. I think it might end up being paper pieced, but we shall see. I will keep you posted.

I got my monthly kit from Annie’s Creative Quilters Fabric Club and it is super cute. I haven’t started it yet, I don’t know why, maybe because I have so many projects going right now. But I think it will work great with my Autumn themed place mats and table cover. When I get that kit made I will post pictures.

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Photo taken by Sharon Follis (copyright protected)

I do hope you all have a wonder week and this month will be a great one for all. I love the onset of Autumn, the cooler nights, preparing to finish harvesting from the garden and the end of the crazy yellow jackets, wasps and hornets. Those flying, biting, stinging things have been out of control this year. I can’t wait for them to go away.

I love pulling out all of my fall toned fabrics and designing quilted items to bring warmth to my home also, finishing up WIPs that will be Christmas gifts for family and friends. What are some things you like about Autumn? Leave a comment sharing what you do at this time of year.

Until next time – Got your favorite lap quilt handy?