That’s not just a Sondheim musical!

This is it! Let’s put First Notes together. It really is a simple last step with this pattern, in fact I’ve noticed a few Concert Goers already have theirs together without the pattern.

Don’t give up if you are missing blocks tho! We have the next few weeks set aside for finishing up any blocks as well as the flimsy (AKA a quilt top). And all the blocks are available in our Etsy Shops, The Not So Dramatic Life and Shoppe Lovingly Lissa.

Also new to my shop this week is the Hollyhock Potholder Pattern!!! If you are brand new to the paper piecing technique, this is the pattern for you!!! I have step by step and detailed diagrams to help you create your first Paper Pieced block. And don’t be frightened by the odd angles for binding, because I have included step by step and detailed diagrams for that as well! The Hollyhock pattern is on sale for the month of October, so grab it soon!

First Notes

I love all the prints I used in this version and I can’t wait to put together the ice dye version I’ve been making along with all the rest of the Concert Goers since June.

Sponsor and Giveaway Prize

Have you ever been to Paducah, Kentucky? The American Quilter’s Society has a very large, very popular Quilt Show there every spring. It’s also the home of the National Quilt Museum. Last, but not least, you can lose yourself at the largest quilt shop in America, Hancock’s of Paducah.

We are thrilled this week to introduce Hancock’s of Paducah as a Quilt Concert Sponsor. One extremely lucky Concert Goer will receive a $100 giftcard from Hancock’s. You’ll be all set to get your fabric for next year’s Quilt Concert Series!!!

Giveaway Rules

This week’s prize is open to residents of the United States.

In order to enter for the prize drawing you must do the following

1-post a photo of your finished First Notes flimsy (a flimsy is just the top, no quilting required) on Instagram using a public Instagram account by 11:59 Eastern on Thursday, October 14th, 2021  (if you don’t want to make your primary account public, you can always create a second, public account to use for this quilt along and other projects like this)

2-follow @cassandrabeaver@lovinglylissa, and @hancockspaducah

3- include the hashtags #quiltconcert2021 and #quiltconcertquilttop

4- Write in your post the country you live in. <——do not forget this!!!

Winners will be selected by random drawing and will be contacted via Instagram direct message by Saturday, October 9th, 2021. The winner must claim their prize by responding to the message with their mailing address by 11:59pm on Monday, October 11th, 2021. If the prize is not claimed at that time, we will select an alternate winner.

 (This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram.)

Pottery Class update

My completed face pot came home today!! It’s hard to see all the nuances of the glaze in a photo, but it’s still pretty cool.

Today we did some slab work. My first is this “pint glass tumbler” that currently looks more like a vase. If I ever drink my ice tea out of it remains to be seen. Then I made the base of this pumpkin that looks fabulous! I have one more slab that I laid over a rectangle dish to give it shape, but it wasn’t dry enough for me to take off and photo before class was over.

It’s funny that I anticipated the tumbler being easy and the pumpkin being a disaster and it’s looking like its going to turn out the opposite!

Lovingly, Lissa

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