And here is mine!

I was sewing a new First Notes quilt along with all of you these past four months, and here it is! I used a Tula Pink fabric that I ice dyed as my main print and added some bold solids for the rest. I think it looks pretty amazing.

Okay, now for some important news. We still have GIVEAWAYS to talk about, plus the GRAND PRIZES!!! So please read through all this carefully.

Are you missing a block? Head to The Not So Dramatic Life and Shoppe Lovingly Lissa to purchase it for $2. We will be removing all the patterns from our shops on October 31st, so do no delay if you need one!

This week’s Sponsors and weekly Giveaway

We have two sponsors again this week. The incomparable Kid Giddy will send one pdf download of her Sew Plush Planner pattern to a Concert Goer and The Electric Quilt Company is sending a copy of Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns to a U.S. Resident Concert Goer.

The Encyclopedia was our resource in finding blocks for the Quilt Concert. I have two editions of this book and they’re usually within hand’s reach whenever I am designing, and sometimes just for flipping through.

Now, if you have already posted your First Notes Flimsy on Instagram you are already entered! Just make sure you follow @kidgiddy and @theelectricquiltcomany AND that you included what country you live in.

Everyone else here are the rules…

Giveaway Rules

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 21th, 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, @kidgiddy, and @theelectricquiltcompany

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 23th, 2021. The winner must claim their prize by responding to the message with their mailing address by 11:59pm on Monday, October 25th, 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.)


We have been able to put together THREE GRAND PRIZES for the Quilt Concert 2021 series.

Grand Prize #1 open to all U.S. residents includes (1) curated 5 piece fat quarter bundle from Dabble and Stitch, (1) Carolyn Friedlander fat quarter bundle from Sew to Speak, (1) $50 gift card to Red Rooster Quilts and (1) queen size wool batting from Hobbs Batting

Grand Prize #2 open to all U.S. and Canadian residents included (1) Oliso mini maker iron from Oliso and (1) set of 3 Sewfine Thread Gloss from Sewfine.

Grand prize #3 open Worldwide includes (1) 6 month subscription to Make Modern Magazine from Make Modern Magazine.

ALL CONCERT GOERS WHO ENTER will also receive a small prize from Cassandra and I.

To enter you must fill out this google form. It will ask for your name, address and a photo of your quilt top, along with permission for us to use that photo in various marketing. You do not have to have an Instagram to enter.

If you have made more than 1 quilt top, please feel free to fill out a separate entry for each one.

Entries must be received by midnight (Eastern Time) October 28.

Winners will be chosen and notified around the first week of November.

Prize from Cassandra and I will be mailed out mid to late November.

PJ Jam Zoom Party!

The party ends on Friday, October 22nd. Stop in and sew/chat with us! We love meeting our Concert Goers. The zoom link is my weekly newsletter, sign up below!

Lovinlgy, Lissa

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