Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Grandma's Lawn Chair Pattern and Blog Hop




Pin ItHi 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 my quilting is straight well not perfect but most of my quilting is straight LOL! I did quilt this with a walking foot with Aurifil 50 wt in a soft pearl grey - it's my favorite piecing and straight line quilting thread! You can check it out here for a great selection!  I did 1/4" from the seam lines both vertical and horizontal. And the binding well I just had to go with scrappy! l love the finished look it gives the quilt! All but the photo below were taken prior to washing but you can see in the binding below how nice and crinkly, cuddly it turned out after washing!



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!



Quilt stats:
Size: 32 1/2in W x 44 in Long (post washing)
Made with FQ's and Kona Charcoal
Quilted with Aurifil #50 Mako 2600
Scrappy binding
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...
Happy Stitching!
Ginny

 

40 comments:

  1. My go to block is a simple 4 patch, makes great backgrounds for applique, borders, and spacers.

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  2. Nice woven effect! great fabric choices Ginny :)

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  3. I love the look of "woven" strips! Just found your blog from FB! Very nice quilt!

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  4. My favourite block to make is an improvised log cabin - I love not having to measure fabric! Love your pretty quilt.

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  5. Just found this site. Will be making Grandma's lawn quilt soon.

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  6. Hi nice to meet you!
    This looks like a quick and fun quilt to make, especially because I make lOts of baby quilts.
    My favorite blocks are star blocks of all kinds. I love the symmetry and symbolism of stars.
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. I like log cabin blocks. Nice neat ones or wonky ones or skewed ones. Single color, two color, all mixed up. There are so many options, which is part of the reason I like them.

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  8. I love the woven effect of this pattern!
    My favourite block is the churn dash!

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  9. Love this quilt! Great color choices and I love the back (and I also love the scrappy binding!)

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  10. Thank you again for the chance, my favorite block is pinwheels

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  11. Lovely quilt. The log cabin is my favorite block - so versatile & so many varieties. Thanks.

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  12. I love a paper pieced star. Just about any star, they are so versatile with just a few fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway! I hope I win!
    lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  13. I like the hst because you can change the look of a quilt just by the way you turn the blocks. Babscorbitt@ gmail dot com

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  14. I like the disappearing nine patch because it just has to many ways to arrange it!

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  15. This is gorgeous Ginny! I know it will make some little girl very happy. I think my go to block is probably just the half square triangle (can that be a go to?), it is super versatile.

    Happy Thursday!

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  16. Hi, I love all your patterns. My go to quilt block is a scrappy star block. I start making them and just can't stop. Last year I made about eighty of them. They finish at twelve inches so I had enough for several quilts. I finished three and still have a ton of blocks left.

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  17. Hi Ginny. You did a nice job on this one. I love the pieced back too.

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  18. I love your version of this pattern! I like making log cabins, especially Courthouse Step blocks.

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  19. My favorite block to make is a wonky star block. So easy and fun.

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  20. My go-to block is Rail Fence - lots of versatility. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  21. I love churndash blocks. It's easy to figure size changes. Love the pink and black quilt.

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  22. My fav block in the churn dash. Not sure what it is about the block but I love making it!!

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  23. I like the disappearing 4 patch block, it looks complicated but is not. Thanks for the chance.

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  24. That's a really tough question! I don't think I have a favorite block, I like a lot of different ones for a lot of different reasons! I think one of my next quilts will be the greek cross so I'll stick with that one for now! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  25. I love this pattern! There are so many ways to change it up with different colors and it looks beautiful!

    I'm just starting to quilt (working on my first quilt now) so I don't have a favorite block yet. The quilt I'm doing has 180 HSTs though so I'm getting good at making those!

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  26. I love the gray fabric you used, I want to try gray, yellow, black, white. Maybe.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  27. I follow on bloglovin, thanks for the giveaway.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  28. I love this pattern! I am a newbie quilter and can't say if I have a favorite block yet....any pf the wonky blocks like stars or log cabins are great. Thank you for sharing! anglanouette at gmail dot com

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  29. I'm not a quilter, but I love weave patterns and this just rocks! Your color palette is gorgeous. Wonderful to see the pattern on black(isn).

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  30. Your pink version is lovely. I don't have a favorite block, but I really love any type of star block. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. I love to make improvised log cabin blocks from scraps. It's a great way to use up leftovers and it frees up my mind!

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  32. There are so many quilt designs to try I usually don't do the same pattern twice. Most of my quilts have featured a pinwheel of some sort. Lately, I've been appreciating the half square triangles and rectangles and their infinite possibilities. But when I saw 'Grandma's lawn chair', I want to make one!

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  33. im not sure if my favorite pattern is the old fashioned nine patch or pinwheel i love making them and ironing out the block and watch it unfold this quilt pattern looks like it would be a fun one

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  34. It's such a lovely quilt--and thanks so much for linking up to 100 Quilts. Happy Sewing!

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  35. Wow I love this pattern I just bought my fabric and hope to win a pattern. My favorite block is the swoon block to make. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. I'm still a beginner so I really don't have a favorite, although I tend to gravitate towards star patterns.

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  37. I have been making a lot of patterns with the 4 and 16 patch.

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  38. My favorite block is a tie between Ohio star and HST

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