Friday, September 20, 2013

Grandma's Lawn Chair Blog Hop & Pattern Giveaway


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

I am so excited to be a part of Diane's Blog Hop for the Grandma's Lawn Chair Quilt Pattern.  In case you don't know Diane, she is an amazing person and crazy talented with sewing and designing.  She has been creating mind blowing paper piecing patterns in her craftsy store (I just bought one of her alphabet patterns and love it!) and now she has released her first quilt pattern!

Grandma's Lawn Chair

As soon as I saw the Grandma's Lawn Chair pattern I gasped with excitement and started cutting away!  Into my precious Heather Ross Briar Rose, nonetheless!  I am so glad I did and I was kind of amazed when I had a toddler sized quilt about 48 hours later (and no I didn't stay up all night or anything).  This looks complicated, but it is so fast to sew!

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I ended up making the toddler quilt, but the pattern comes with options for a smaller baby quilt and larger lap size.  I am thinking of making a lap size quilt next with scraps and charm squares from my rainbow swaps!

I free motion quilted this with rows of loop de loops and backed it in a Michael Miller ta dot print.  For the binding I chose some green seeds from the Flea Market Fancy reprint.

Briar Rose Lawn Chair

You can purchase the pattern HERE on Craftsy or HERE on Etsy.  Plus, Diane has offered a free pattern to one of my readers.  Leave a comment telling me what fabric you would use to make your own Grandma's Lawn Chair quilt and I'll pick someone to win the PDF of her pattern.  I'll leave this open until Monday, September 23.

Be sure to stop by the other blogs to see all of the beautiful quilts!

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 Petit 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...


37 comments:

  1. Hi Courtney,
    I'd like to start out with a baby quilt and then get up the nerve to cut into my collection of Denyse Schmidt fabric! I've been hoarding waiting for a pattern that can showcase great fabric & be interesting as well. I love the Briar Rose quilt you made and can relate to how you felt when you decided to 'CUT'!
    Thanks for a chance to win,
    Janet
    janetmoilanen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I think I would use some of my warm fall colored batiks. With a cream background it would look so comfy.

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  3. Love that you cut into your Briar Rose. Mine is still staring at me on the shelf. I might try something low-volume with some text.. Great pattern!

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  4. I'd make a scrappy ROYGBIV quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. I would use Road15 by sweetwater
    Shawn

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  6. I have a stash of Nordika that I have been eyeballing for a project. Thanks!

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  7. I love the way your quilt turned out! I think I would make it completely scrappy using low volume prints for the background and probably (knowing myself) a rainbow of other prints! I think it'd look fantastic in solids as well! Maybe like 5 or 6 different colors, or an ombre look...oooooohhhh that'd be really pretty!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win this pattern!

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  8. This is so pretty. I can see this quilt in Kona solids.

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  9. I think it would look great with Nordika (but really - any fabric would be awesome!).

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  10. I would like to make mine scrappy with greens and purples. Thanks for the chance.

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  11. I don't know wich fabric line I'd use, but I have to say that I really like yours, those little prints and colors are perfect for a little girl!
    Thank you so much for the chance ^_^

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  12. I think I would make it very scrappy and have each strip different from my stash. It would have to be bright! I'm also thinking red, white and blue would be great!
    contentncm at yahoo dot com

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  13. Your quilt is adorable! I think I'd use green and blue fabric from my stash. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  14. I would have to choose Nordika. I love this because it truly does look like the old lawn chairs!

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  15. I think this would look fabulous in Comma fabric! Thanks for a chance to win this great pattern! :)

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  16. I think this would be very cute in Apple of My Eye.

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  17. Love this pattern. I would use Lori Holt's Gracie Girl. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. I have some Nicey Jane that would look
    Perfect made into this

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  19. I love this pattern - and just might consider using a rainbow of Kona solids. kathleen dot lutz at doh dot state dot nj dot us

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  20. oh, i could totally see this in solids. i like the prints, but think a gradated stack of solids could make this really special!

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  21. I would love to do this in tidepool batiks and try to make it gradient

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  22. I love this pattern - it would look fabulous in rainbow colours!

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  23. I think Simply Style would great in this pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  24. I'll search some special fabrics for this quilt, probably some batiks, since I love those.

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  25. I want to make this quilt for my daughter's "new" room - in white with bright pink, lime green, navy blue and aqua strips

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  26. Mine will be made with a wide assortment of batiks. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  27. Wow, this has to be one of my favorite renditions of this quilt. I love the froggie scene print running through it. This pattern has so many possibilities.

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  28. Wow, I will have to think about that one, lol
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  29. I'd be tempted by legacy prints from angela walters.

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  30. I would probably use novelty prints or batiks to make this great quilt.

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  31. Love you Briar Rose version! But I think it would be neat with brights against navy :)

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  32. Your quilt is beautiful, I love love love this pattern. I hope I win!

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