Monday, September 23, 2013

Grandma's Lawn Chair Blog Hop & Giveaway!

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

My talented friend Diane over at From Blank Pages has designed her first quilt pattern called Grandma's Lawn Chair.  Check out her Craftsy page because she also has some awesome paper piecing patterns as well!
 
 The pattern was very detailed and has lots of illustrations!
Diane has thought of everything for this pattern and the instructions have three different sizes. I chose to do the toddler size.  My sister-in-law is pregnant and having a little girl in January, so I thought this was a great pattern to use for her baby quilt!  The pattern went together super fast! I got the top together (including cutting) in one day! Well, sporadically on one day between naps and after Jared went to bed!
Here is the quilt top I made and I love how it turned out!

 
I haven't had time to quilt it yet, but that's on my list for this week!
If you're interested in purchasing Diane's Grandma's Lawn Chair, you can purchase it on Craftsy or Etsy!
 
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.
 
Great pattern Diane, and thanks for letting me be a part of the blog hop!!
Make sure you check out all of the other stops on the blog hop as well!

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...


Diane is nice enough to let me give away a PDF copy to one lucky reader! I will choose a winner next Monday Sept. 30th!  Leave a comment below and you will be entered to win!

 

100 comments:

Janet M said...

Hi Jamie,
I like the way you used a print in the background 'behind' the weaving in your 'Grandma's Lawn Chair' quilt. I'm new to your site. Thanks for a chance to win the pattern!
Janet

Gill said...

I love this pattern - I'd love to make a rainbow version!

Kim M said...

I love this quilt pattern and can't wait to make a quilt with it. I think I'm going to want to keep the quilt for myself!

Vicki H said...

Love the pattern. I would like to make the lap size.

Michele T said...

I love this pattern and your quilt turned out lovely... Those colors are perfect for the new addition to your family!!

Carmen N said...

I love this pattern - thanks for the chance to win!

Ella and Nesta said...

It's really clever! I`d love to try a version with shades of grey on a white background.

Swedish Scrapper said...

My gram had a lawn chair like this pattern-- she had the blue and white one, and grandfather had brown and white. I think it would be super to do both!

ljeanne said...

I remember when these lawn chairs were all the rage. At first they were one color and then multicolor. You had to have one and each member of the family got to pick their favorite color. The quilt is too cute.

scottylover said...

These are the type of lawn chair we had growing up. I remember having to restring them every couple of years. My grandma had the old metal chairs that were too hot to sit in if they had been in the sun at all.

Love the pattern!
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Lisa said...

Your quilt is going to turn out so beautiful! Thanks for hopping along!

Ellee said...

Nice color choices for your strips. The print is great for the background. You've done a good job. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Carla G said...

What a fabulous quilt! I'd love to make one for myself too! Thanks for a chance to win the pattern! :)

Alicia said...

I think she made a fabulous fabric selection for her cover quilt. WOuld love to win a copy.

Lisa E said...

This sounds like a great pattern for a baby quilt. I have a few of those to make!

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Nice! Like your print background!
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Cecilia said...

I would love to make this in bright colors on a white background, like her rainbow version.

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Trish said...

Such a fun quilt! Love the colors you chose :)

Michele T said...

This is such a great pattern... love the colours you chose!!

Violet said...

Gorgeous! I love the mix of pattern and solids you chose. Congrats on your niece-to-be!

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MHE said...

I would love to win this pattern. I love your version of the quilt too!

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Cute pattern, I then you did a great job on your fabric choices.

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I love this pattern - would love to win it. Your quilt top looks lovely.

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