I am excited to introduce y'all to an amazing new PDF quilt pattern called Grandma's Lawn Chair by Diane at from blank pages. I was over the moon when I got the chance to test this pattern for her. I had an amazing time making it and I am so happy that I was able to help Diane with her very first full-quilt quilt pattern!
The pattern is 15 pages long and is loaded with amazing features and diagrams. You have the choice of making 3 different sizes: Baby (33.5" x 39.5"), Toddler (39.5" x 45.5"), and Lap (69.5" x 75.5"). Diane has done a fantastic job making it to where anyone could make this quilt. I would definitely say it is perfect for a confident beginner, and it sews up quite quickly.
Included in the pattern:
Included in the pattern:
- Table of Contents
- A few tips regarding the fabric you choose.
- Cutting instructions for three different quilt sizes: Baby, Toddler, and Lap size.
- Tips and instructions for using directional prints as well as directional prints for the background fabric.
- Cutting instructions include how to cut from yardage, as well as how to cut from fat quarters (or fat eights for the baby size).
- Piecing instructions.
- Fabric variations and color schemes, as well as a key for cutting if using scraps.
- LOTS of diagrams
- Coloring pages for all three sizes so you can play around with your layout before cutting any fabric.
I made the Baby size quilt out of a fat quarter bundle of Pearl Bracelets that I got from Pink Castle Fabrics, and some Kona White for the background. I also backed in in some yardage of Pearl Bracelets that I had on hand.
I love how it turned out, and it has already been gifted to a friend who had a baby last month. Part of me wishes I had kept it because it was so adorable, but the baby size is just that much too small for my growing William :)
The pattern looks pretty complicated but this quilt came together so quickly, that I was able to finish the top in a couple of afternoons. Diane shows you a great way to strip piece your fabric which makes these blocks come together in a matter of hours. I adore the weaving pattern the fabrics create.
The pattern is very well written and easy to follow. Diane even provides a nice little key for abbreviations that occur within the pattern.
Once I got my top finished up, I quilted it with gorgeous Aurifil 50wt thread by echoing the seam lines. This was my first time using my new walking foot for quilting. I don't know how I ever did anything without that thing.
I think I might like the way the quilting looks on the back more than I do on the front. I can't wait to make another quilt from this pattern! I think I will make the lap size so I can have a nice quilt for when I am sitting on the couch.
Now time for the fun part! Diane is giving one of my readers a free download of her new pattern. Just use the Rafflecopter widget below for your entries! The giveaway will be open for a whole week and I will notify the winner next Tuesday.
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And don't miss out on the other wonderful ladies who are part of the blog hop! You can go check out what they made with the pattern and get more chances to win the pattern :)
Here's the line up:
Mon 9th - Diane @ from blank pages...
Tues 10th - Julie @ Jolie Maxtin
Wed 11th - Ginny @ Fishcreek Studio
Thurs 12th - Kelleigh - guest blogging at from blank pages...
Fri 13th - Sara @ Sew Sweetness
Mon 16th , Diane @ from blank pages...
Tues 17th - Hilary @ Young Texan Mama
Wed 18th - Mike @ The Amateur Quilter
Thurs 19th - Rachael @ imagine gnats
Fri 20th - Courtney @ Mon Petite Lyons
Mon 23rd - Jamie @ Sunflower Seeds
Tues 24th - Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts
Wed 25th - Krista @ Spotted Stones
Thurs 26th - Cristy @ Sew Much Like Mom
Fri 27th - Diane @ from blank pages...