And be sure to drop byJacquelynne'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.
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!
This giveaway is closed now, but thank you for your interest! Hop around here at the Lilypad and you might find lots of things that are fun! Thanks again!
Our fabulous sponsor, Fat Quarter Shop, is sponsoring a giveaway! Ooooh, and it's a good one!
Let me tell you about it!
Do you watch Downton Abbey? Many people have told me that they do . . . they enjoy the characters and the storylines, and the castle is incredible, too!
Well, the Fat Quarter Shop is just as incredible -- they have an awesome selection of the latest fabrics from your favorite designers, and from some designers that you may not have met yet!
Check out these from the newly arrived fabrics and bundles:
The Fat Quarter Shop offers all sorts of pre-cuts to get your quilting project jump-started -- bundles of fat quarters and fat eighths, jelly rolls and charm packs . . . got your motor running yet? (Grin)
They also have lots of patterns and kits and block of the months to choose from, and if you need notions? Wow! They are well-stocked!
The absolute best part about the Fat Quarter Shop is the stellar service they provide! Fast shipping, wonderful folks to chat with when you have questions, and extremely reasonable shipping rates; orders over $80 ship free!
Our giveaway is a lovely bundle of fat quarters that were inspired by Lady Rose on Downton Abbey.
Check out this bundle of fabric loveliness!
All of the Downton Abbey collections by Andover are fun, and really bring their namesake characters to mind!
Here is how you can enter the random drawing to win this bundle:
1. Tell me if you watch Downton Abbey, and who your favorite character is. 2. It's not mandatory to follow here at the Lilypad, but if you do, you get another chance! 3. Pop over to the Fat Quarter Shop and tell me what catches your eye in the What's New ? 4. Spread the word about the giveaway (Facebook, blog, etc) and let me know!
Easy Peasy!! We'll leave this one open for a week, and then draw our winner! (Please don't take it personally if I don't get your comment answered....that's kinda hard to do, when it's a giveaway, and there are lots of folks commenting!) Good luck!