Greetings all new visitors and friends! I am so excited to announce the winner of the Quilts You Can Make In A Day (electronic book) giveaway! (Thank you, Annie’s Catalog, for making this giveaway possible!)
Drum roll please!………..
Congratulations! I hope you enjoy your book! There is a lot of fun and great quilts projects inside of it.
Please look for an email from me (email@example.com) containing your electronic download.
A big THANK YOU! to everyone who entered the giveaway! There will be another giveaway next month, so keep in the know by signing up for email updates!
Hey there everyone! Welcome to all of you new visitors! I am glad you are here today. There are some fun things I want to share with you. So read on and see what’s happening!
I got all of my orders for the reusable dry sweeper pads completed and sent away. After crocheting steadily for over a week my hands were quite numb and painful due to carpal tunnel syndrome. So I had to let them rest and do exercises. That meant no sewing, fabric cutting, blogging, crocheting or any other thing that would bring about more aggravation. Bummer. But they are feeling better now and I did get to do a little quilting these past couple of days.
My garden is abundant in lettuce, carrots, radishes, beets, spinach and more. I have eaten salads every day. I blanched spinach to freeze. I cut beet greens and cooked them with smoked turkey bacon and other yummy things. The beets aren’t ready to pick yet but I am ready to can them. I have my pressure cooker/canner and spices for pickling! My tomatoes and green beans are ready to bloom. Now if the weather will cooperate and give us some needed sun instead of clouds and rain, that would be helpful.
Bush green beans, lettuce and radishes
Zinnias, beets and carrots (not shown)
Tomatoes, cucumber in back and kale
chilies and peppers
Baby green onions between zinnias and beets
My dear husband is on his way home. He will be here early tomorrow morning, just in time to take me to the dentist to have oral surgery. At least this time I won’t be alone while dealing with the pain. He will be able to take care of Monty dog while I recover.
Speaking of my husband, he is so wonderful. He ordered me a new sewing table that will help with my back trouble. The table is adjustable so it should help me to be able to sew with minimal pain. He will also raise my cutting table while he is home. He is the best!
Now, I want to share with you a special project. This project will also include a GIVEAWAY!
Annie’s Catalog has given me a free copy of “Quilts You Can Make In A Day” to sample and share a project. So I chose Summer Seas Mats. This project is two place mats and hot mat made with fat quarters.
This is an ideal project to use some of your favorite fat quarters and have a set of really nice place mats with coordinating hot mat.
The designer used batiks for her fabric. I chose a couple of novelty fabrics with coordinating cotton solids.
Here are a couple of pictures:
I really like the sea shell novelty fabric I picked out for this project. I used a dark orange mottled fabric as well as three different blue/gray fabrics. Many thanks to my friend and neighbor Joyce. She helped me to coordinate those pesky blue/gray colors.
This was a super easy project. But all of the projects in this book are pretty easy. There may be a few intermediate ones, but since you are suppose be able to make any thing in this book in a day, they aren’t that complicated at all. I have a few more projects I have printed out to make from this book. When I get them made I will post pictures of them so you can see what I made.
One of the tools I used in the project is my binding tool I bought. It’s made by Fons and Porter. Let me tell you, my binding comes out right every time I use it! (This tool can be purchased at most fabric and craft stores.)
Now here is the fun part…..
I am GIVING AWAY a free electronic copy of Quilts You Can Make In A Day! (Valued at $9.99) All you have to do is enter the GIVEAWAY! It starts tomorrow, June 26, 2018 and ends on July 14, 2018. (That is my oldest granddaughters’ birthday! What a great day!)
Be sure to do all of the things you are required to! And don’t forget… you can enter the giveaway every day it is running! The more times you enter increases your opportunity to win this great book! Just think of all the great things you can make from Quilts You Can Make In A Day! Many thanks to Annie’s for the free book to review. I am going to make lots of fun things from it.
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Happy Mother’s Day! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day. My wonderful husband got home late Friday night and presented me with a beautiful lilac shrub yesterday for my Mother’s day gift. I can’t wait to get it planted, but we will have to put fencing around it so the deer won’t eat it. Lilacs are just one of my favorite flowers. I love the fragrance. So this one will be planted somewhat close to the house so the scent will waft through the windows.
Now onto the exciting news that everyone is waiting to hear….. drum roll please!
The Pink Lemonade Digital Quilt Pattern Giveaway winner is…..
She will be receiving the Pink Lemonade Digital Quilt Pattern via email. I am very excited for her and I am asking her to send me a picture of her quilt when she gets it completed. I am sure we all would love to see it when she gets it done. I know I will!
I also want to give many thanks to Annie’s Catalog for making this giveaway possible. They generously provided the digital pattern for me to make and showcase on this blog. They also provided the digital copy for me to offer in the giveaway.
Again, congratulations Amber S. for being the winner of this giveaway! And many thanks to all of you who participated in the giveaway.
Be sure to follow this blog. There will be another giveaway soon. Shall I give you a hint as to what it will be? Hmmmm….. I think I will keep it a suspense for now. But I will say it is going to be awesome!
Hello fellow quilters, friends and visitors! I hope you are having a great day! It’s been pretty good here at LodgePole Quilting. I have accomplished a few things and one of those things is completing the Pink Lemonade quilt top!
I have a few pictures to share with you as we go through this great pattern. In Pink Lemonade Quilt – Part 1 and Part 2 I took you through the cutting and building of the twenty (10 1/2 inch) blocks needed for this pattern. I was able to show you how much easier cutting fabric was by using my Accuquilt Go! Cutting System. I also showed you how the pieces of the blocks were joined together to make a block.
Today I will show you the final steps of putting to quilt top together.
I joined the first row of blocks together in the pattern laid out on my design wall and according to the directions. Then I continued in that manner until all six rows were done. When I pressed the seams I made sure they were pressed either to the left or right depending on which row of blocks I was joining together. That way they were pressed in an alternate pattern which will make joining the rows together much easier.
Next I joined the rows together, keeping the pattern design true. By pressing the block seams in an alternating pattern it made this portion of the job easier.
Now that all of the block row are together, here comes the final steps.
Row one: I used the same tan/stone fabric for the first border. I rather like how it gives the top a “sepia tone” look.
Next is border two. Here I used a rose-colored tonal print. It picks up the rose color in the other prints.
The final border is the same tonal print as the rose-colored one, only in gray.
Though I think it looks nice, I kind of wish I had done the borders in a different order. Or that the tan/stone fabric had been more gray than tan. Well, I will definitely do things a bit different next time.
So now that the top is complete, all that is left is making the quilt sandwich, quilting the sandwich and then binding it. My backing fabric is all washed and dried. I still need to “fluff” the batting and get the wrinkles out of it. While I am doing that I will press the backing and get it ready to cut to size. I think with this wide width backing I won’t even have to sew pieces of backing together to make it wide enough! How nice is that?
Now to decide how to quilt it. Allover? Something special on the borders? Hmmmm. Decisions, decisions. I guess I will have to wait until I am ready to quilt it.
Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for the digital quilt pattern of Pink Lemonade. The giveaway will end soon.