Hi Everyone and Welcome to my stop on the Grandma's Lawn Chair Pattern Blog Hop!
This pattern is from the lovely and talented Diane Bohn who blogs over at fromblankpages This is her first quilt pattern and I was lucky enough to be able to test the pattern for her - and Wow! I am so excited to share my results with you! And offer you a great giveaway!
This pattern is well written, easy to construct and fast! What more can you ask for? I love the results!This was made with a wonderful FQ bundle of black/white and pinks from Chrissy and Linda over at Sew Lux Fabric which I purchased earlier this year. I just knew it was destined to be a little girls quilt! Hop on over and check out their fun selection of bundles, fabrics and notions!
The dark grey fabric is Kona Charcoal from my local JoAnn's. I really enjoy working with that color when I am looking for a big contrast! In photos it sometimes reads black but it really is a dark grey and compliments so many whites and bright prints.
On to the pattern- it has 3 sizes, baby, toddler and lap size; cutting diagrams, notes on cutting from different sizes of fabric -FQ, Fat eighth and yardage; tips for using directional print, lots of diagrams to help you with layout and it even includes a couple different color variations to give you a visual! If that isn't enough Diane has included a coloring page to ease your planning.
I made the original size baby quilt, it is a bit larger than what is now included in the pattern but just by one row in length and width - that is the beauty of this pattern - with the ease and simplicity of construction you can easily add or subtract a row to make the quilt larger or smaller depending upon your wants and needs.
I found the piecing and construction very easy compared to what the finished quilt looks like! Is that not the BEST!
For the back I found some wonderful prints at my LQS and decided to piece the back. I think it turned out well and really compliments the weave design on the front without being too much.
My finished quilt is square, my rows are square and lined up and
This quilt will be one that I hate to let go but it is destined to be part of Katie's 100 Quilts For Kids Charity Quilt Drive I am hoping it will provide a little girl comfort and she will love and cherish it as much as I loved making it! There is still time to make a quilt for this great cause and this pattern would be a perfect choice! Detailed, quick, and great results!
Size: 32 1/2in W x 44 in Long (post washing)
Made with FQ's and Kona Charcoal
Quilted with Aurifil #50 Mako 2600
Backing pieced from yardage
If you haven't seen Diane's great block patterns take a look over at Craftsy! She has some awesome blocks - many of which I already had in my library. Grandma's Lawn Chair will be available for purchase there also!
BUT --- for a great finish Diane has been kind enough to offer a free quilt pattern to one of my readers! So to enter the giveaway you need to leave me a comment here, and tell me what is your favorite quilt block to make and why! One winner will be chosen next Wed by the Random number generator/picker. I will notify you by email if you are the winner so be sure you are not a no reply blogger or leave me your email addy. My Instagram followers and Flickr friends get an extra entry. Just leave a separate comment letting me know that you are following me and where! Good Luck!
Be sure and stop by these great blogs and check out the beautiful quilts they made with Grandma's Lawn Chair!!
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...