Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Grandma's Lawn Chair Blog Hop & Giveaway

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!
 
Grandma's Lawn Chair Blog Hop @ from blank pages...
 
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:
  • 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.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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...

If you just can't wait for the giveaway, you can purchase this pattern on Craftsy or Etsy.
During the blog hop it's on sale for 10% off. No coupon necessary.

41 comments:

  1. Love the colors you used! I'd make one for me! I say that now. But I still haven't succeeded in making a quilt for myself.

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    1. Thanks! Once I whittle down my WIP pile I want to make one of these for me too :) Good Luck with the giveaway!

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  2. What a cute quilt. Looks like a pattern that would go great with lots of different fabrics - but the pearl bracelets were a great choice.

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  3. I'd keep it for myself! I'm loving the look of this pattern so much and I definitely want my own quilt for this one!

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  4. Hi Hilary,
    I just discovered you through Blank Pages. I signed up for your email updates and plan to check out your Etsy shop too! I would love to win this pattern and would make it for myself for a change. I have been collecting Denyse Schmidt fabrics and I think this design would showcase them well. Thanks for the chance to win. Janet

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    1. Thanks so much for following! I think this would look beautiful made with Denyse Schmidt fabrics :) Good luck with the giveaway!

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  5. It woukd be a charity quilt, that is all i make anymore. babscorbitt@ gmail dot com

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  6. Ohhh I would make it for me it is too cool

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  7. I'd make two one for my 5 year old kid and the second one for my 3 year old lady ^_^

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  8. I think it's time to make something for myself. I would love to make it with my Good Fortune stash or the Denyse Schmidt fabrics I have been collecting. Thank you for sharing! anglanouette at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh I think it would look gorgeous made with Denyse Schmidt fabric! Good luck with the giveaway!

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  9. What a pretty quilt!!! thanks for the giveaway

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  10. I would make it for myself as it seems everything I make walks out the front door.

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  11. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! What a great way to use Pearl Bracelets. LOVE this!

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  12. I'd make this for my daughter. I loved the pattern before - but with the Pearl Bracelets?! Awesome!

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  13. I have a new grand-niece or -nephew due around Valentine's Day, and I think this would be darned cute for a welcome-to-the-world gift.

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  14. I would make this quilt in a large size for my step-son and his finance as a wedding gift. Every newly married couple needs a quilt to snuggle with!

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  15. I would definitely make it for myself. Love it!

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  16. I'd make it for myself! I never keep the quilts I make, they are always gifts.

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  17. My first will be made for my new grandchild due in April.

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  18. I would love to make this quilt for my sister!

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  19. What a beautiful quilt! I really like the bracelets fabrics and this made up beautiful!

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  20. I would make it for myself as I dont have many that I have made. I keep giving them to the grand children

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  21. I love it as a baby quilt. An old freind is due to have her first girl next spring, and I'd love to make it for her. She's had a tough year and could do with having some quilting hugs sent her way.

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  22. I'd make one for my son! It would probably be in red's and grey and black. :)

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  23. I would use it as a picnic quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  24. Decisions decisions... One for myself and I'm sure I have a friend that would love this pattern
    contentncm at yahoo dot come

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  25. Would I sound too selfish if I say that I would love to keep this one for myself? But truth be told - one of my kids (or grandkids) will most likely try to claim it. kathleen dot lutz at doh dot state dot nj dot us

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    1. No :) I wanted to keep the one I gave as a gift. Good luck!

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  26. Fabulous pattern - I love your version!
    I'd make one for my daughter!

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  27. Your Lizzy House fabrics look great with this pattern. I happen to have some yardage of this collection and I would love to make a quilt for my daughter. Thanks!

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  28. The Lizzy House fabrics look fabulous in this pattern. I have some yardage and would love to make a quilt for my daughter. Thanks!

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  29. Looks wonderful in Pearl Bracelets. I am in search of a quilt pattern for a wedding quilt for my daughter. This could work.

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  30. For my granddaughter.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  31. I would love to make this quilt for my son.

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