Hello, hello! I’m so happy to see you here today! I hope your week is going great so far. We actually have some beautiful sunshine today after cloudy days. It is getting frosty in the mornings but as long as it’s sunny I can handle it. How is it in your area?
We have two winners of the Autumn Give Away! Let’s give them a big hand!
Colleen P. and Mindy T. are now the proud recipients of Annie’s Favorite Quilts From Precuts. They now have 28 new time-saving quilt projects to add to their collection. One fun fact about these two ladies – they are mother and daughter! The daughter has been quilting and sewing for many years and mom has just started her quilting journey. How exciting is that.
Many thanks to Annie’s Catalog for making this give away possible. Thank you every one for participating in the give away. Sign up for our email to stay in the know for the next give away!
The new LodgePole Quilting Shop is up and running. You can purchase the Shades of Winter Quilt in four different sizes: lap, twin, queen and king. The quilt is custom-made so it does take about 4-6 weeks from start to finish (including shipping time). If you want to order this quilt as a gift for Christmas you will want to order it by the end of October to ensure it arrives before Christmas.
You can also now purchase the Stars Americana Quilt pattern in either digital or paper. This is a great quilt, only 40″ x 40″, which makes it perfect for a table topper or a wall hanging.
This quilt pattern is rich in detailed instructions and colored images to guide any quilter, whether they are a novice quilter or an advanced quilter.
Check out the store often and look for more new items to appear.
I have been making some changes here and I hope you take the time to check them out, especially the new store.
There is only one item listed in the store, but I hope to have more things listed in it by the end of the week. I am going to have some of my favorite quilt patterns for sell. So, stop by and see if there is anything you want to purchase.
Speaking of quilt patterns for sell, I have designed a place mat, Taste of Montana, using appliqued pieces. I am having so much fun with applique that I’m afraid everything I’ve been currently making has applique.
I used my Electric Quilt 8 program to design the place mat and Accuquilt Go! Northwoods Medley die to cut out the moose and bear pieces.
This is just a picture of one of the place mats, I haven’t put the binding on it yet, but it is quilted.
I have been playing around with different fmq (free motion quilting) patterns on this one. It’s been fun and as always a learning experience.
I have also designed a couple more place mats, Shades of Autumn and Christmas Times. Look for these place mat patterns to make their appearance in the LodgePole Quilting Store, soon.
If at any time you click on a link and it doesn’t work, please let me know. What with all of the changes I’ve been making I’m sure there might be one or two links that might have dropped.
Be sure to check back soon and see what’s new here at LodgePole Quilting!
Have you signed up for Jacquelynne Steves’ Save the Bees BOM yet? There is still time! This is a FREE BOM, and who doesn’t love FREE! You can make these super cute blocks from your scraps or go out and buy more fabric! Quilters always need fabric (Wink, wink, nudge, nudge!)
I have just completed Block 3. It was a real easy block to make. I used Soft Fuse interfacing webbing for my hexies and then used a simple zigzag stitch to applique them to my background.
Here is a picture of the three blocks I have completed so far
Save the Bees BOM Block 1
Save the Bees BOM Block 2
Save the Bees BOM Block 3
This is the first BOM I have ever done so it has been a lot of fun. Everyone posts their completed blocks on Facebook so we all get to see the different variations. So sign up for the BOM today, if you haven’t done so already!
In between waiting for the next block to download I have been working on about three or so projects. Ok, I have about 6 projects lined up, three I am currently working on simultaneously and half a dozen UFOs.
One of the quilts I am working on is a lap quilt (for myself). But, if it turns out as lovely as I hope it will it may end up being a wall hanging. It will have five blocks of embroidery with four Nine Patch blocks. A total of nine 15 inch blocks. I am using Emma’s Garden by Maywood Studios. I purchased this gorgeous fabric from FatQuarterShop. I love pansies and the color purple and this fabric is perfect with my embroidery blocks which are made of pansies and butterflies.
Once I have my embroidery blocks and nine patch blocks compete and the quilt top together I will finish the embroidery trim by hand as part of the quilting process. I am still deciding on what I will do for the rest of the quilting. But it will definitely pretty when it’s finished. I will post a photo of the completed quilt. (I purchased the embroidery block kit from JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts.)
The other project I am also currently working on is called Little Bit of Baltimore Collection 21. It is a small quilt with four blocks of applique. I got the pattern from Jacquelynne Steves website.
Top- Block 1 Bottom – Block 2
I really like these colors I’ve chosen for this project. They are kind of muted so the 33 inch quilt can be for many purposes. I have some left over thin loft batting that I think I am going to use. That should allow the quilt to hang nicely over a small table. There is also a candle mat and a small wall hanging that is a part of this collection.
And I am STILL working on my summer quilt which will now have to be for next summer. I know, I know, I need to focus on one project at a time and complete it before starting on another. But there are so many awesome projects out there that need to be made not to mention all of the block and quilt designs running through my mind. Also, Christmas is just around the corner and I still have to finish those projects… At least I am never bored.
I think we are all caught up now. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me. I hope the rest of your week goes well.
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).
Pink Lemonade Quilt Pattern from Annie’s Catalog
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 –
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.
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.
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.
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 –
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.
Now since there are three items in this give away, there are some rules to follow to be a winner.
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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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.
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!
(L) Timeless Treasures Fabric of Soho, LLC, Beeline (from Fabric.com) (R) Save the Bees fabric kit from Jacquelynne Steves.
Blocks 2, 3 and 4 precut
Blocks 3, 4 and binding precut
Applique pieces ready to use
Block 1 applique completed with hand stitching and embroidery
Making HST for block border
Block 1 completed
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.
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!
Autumn themed place mat designed by LaTawnia Porter (Copyright protected)
Embroidered block for new quilt project
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.
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?