Monday, December 15, 2014

Sleighbells ring . . . are ya listenin'?

DragonDrop and Padsworth are urging me to help some of you who may need some ideas for Christmas or Hanukkah gifties!

It's that time of year, and I can hear the sewing machines humming as you scramble to finish projects!

But it never hurts to know a little dragon magic to whip up a quick hostess gift, or a gift for someone who just slipped your mind. (Seriously, haven't you had that happen? I sure have.)

This project was shared by SewCalGal a while back, and these are nifty last-minute projects!

You can find a tutorial for these placemats right here at Lilypadquilting!


These tea (or java) wallets are so much fun to fill with an assortment that's just right for the recipient . . . and the best part is you can use up your scraps to make them!

And hotpads make great hostess gifts, so use up your Accuquilt scraps to put one like this together.

There are also tutorials here at the Lilypad for a Roanoke Star tabletopper, and lots more. Just check out our tutorials page and get started!

Gotta run now; if I put the pedal to the metal, I might finish in time!


Friday, December 5, 2014

Giveaway winner!

It's time to announce our winner for the November giveaway from Jacquelynne Steves and the Sew Sweet Simplicity Block of the Month!

I know that many of you are following along and sewing with us -- it's been great fun to see blocks on the Pinterest page.

Mr. Random chose Christine!

Congratulations! Christine has been a long-time follower of Padsworth and DragonDrop (and me) and we are happy she is a winner!

Stop by Christine's blog to see what she's been up to -- there's a lot going on "down under"!! (Seriously, I don't see how she does it all!)

We'll have some more fun things to see and do, very soon!


Friday, November 28, 2014

Are you a Black Friday shopper?

If you are, you will want to check out the awesome sale at our sponsor, the Fat Quarter Shop!

Personally, I'm the online shopping kind of person, so this is right up my alley!!

They are offering a huge discount on everything in their store!

Run, don't walk, er, click really fast and shop!!



PS Don't forget our giveaway! You have a few more days to enter!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Block number 2!! (and a giveaway!)

This giveaway is closed now....Thanks for your interest!

NOTE: Giveaway extended through December 3! Enter to win!
Today the patterns are released for Block #2 of the Sew Sweet Simplicity project!

This has been so much fun so far -- the combination of embroidery (or applique) with the pieced blocks is great!
Here is a reminder of my first block:

I'm using embroidery on mine, and thirties repro fabrics!

Be sure to hop around and see how each of the peeps in the blog hop have made this block their own:

BOM Bloggers (go ahead, click on 'em!)

Snoodles ~ Lily Pad Quilting (You're here!)

And be sure to drop by Jacquelynne's blog to see the latest -- the blog hop, giveaways, recipes and more . . . that lady is busy! (Grin)

Here are some photos of my version of Block 2:

You'll have to forgive the blurry picture; of course it was raining when I was ready to take my photos!

There's the embroidery block, made up and ready to go!

The whole block . . .

A close up of the stitchery . . .

And a special photo of my helper on these embroideries:

My handy-dandy Frixion pen! (Bet you thought I meant Padsworth, right?) I should write an ode to this pen. Draw out the pattern, make a mistake or two, add a little heat and the lines disappear! Wowser!

And today we have a giveaway contest starting! This one will remain open for a week, and then we'll let that adorable Mr. Random Number Generator choose our winner.

Our lucky winner will receive pdf patterns for the cute penny rug and for the Grandma's Pantry quilt, too!

Please be sure and look at all the different quilters who are working along with us on this fun project! Here is a link to the Pinterest page.

For even more fun and fabric loveliness, check out the Facebook page, too!

You can leave comments below to enter to win the patterns! And if you are a follower, you can enter with another comment to tell me so!

You can still sign up for this fun pattern -- just click on that link up there for Jacquelynne's blog, and you will find the instructions to join us!

Good luck!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Downton Abbey fabric bundle winner!

 First, let me say a big, Lilypadquilting "Thank you!" to our fabulous sponsor, the Fat Quarter Shop! I hope that all of you had fun looking around over at their site, and that you will continue to shop over there . . . Kimberly, Daniar, and all the rest of the FQS crew are Truly Nice Folks, and will take good care of you and your order.

Then, a hearty "Thanks!" to all of you who participated in our contest -- it looks to me like the hands down favorite of the peeps who watch Downton Abby is the Dowager Countess, played by long-time British actress, Maggie Smith. Gotta love her portrayal of the character . . . she is awesome in all of the parts she plays.

Well! It's time to announce our winner!

Mr. Random chose number 88!!
That's Shauna, from over at Shauna's World blog!  Yippee! Congratulations! I know you will have fun creating with your prize!
Thanks again for playing along with us, everybody!