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Glorious Autumn Block Party – Lisa Sipes and Craftsy

Glorious Autumn Block Party and Super Deals for Quilters

Hi everyone! Welcome to Block 45 of our Glorious Autumn Block Party. This is our last block! Today we have Lisa Sipes as our featured designer and a new class from Craftsy to tell you about too.

Visit the Block Party Headquarters for more info and upload your completed blocks to the Flickr group.


Super Deal from Craftsy

Award-winning quilter Andi Perejda introduces the rich tradition of hand quilting. Learn how to choose fabrics, threads and motifs for beautiful results!

Online Quilting Class

Hand quilting may become your favorite antidote to the rush and bustle of your busy life. Andi will inspire you to pick up a needle and thread and finish your work by hand, with beautiful designs and surprisingly easy techniques. Andi shows her award-winning work, then guides you step-by-step through designing, marking and stitching your quilt.

Class info and registration here!


Featured Designer: Lisa Sipes

Lisa Sipes

How did you get into quilting?

That is a long story best summed up by saying that my mother ruthlessly wrangled me into it! I began longarm quilting before learning to piece. I started longarming in November of 2008 and this is my first quilt made in early 2009. I didn’t know how to bind, so it was sewn to the back with a visible running stitch!

lisa-first-quilt

How/when/why did you transition from a quilter to a designer?

I realized after completing my fourth-ish quilt that I don’t really like following a pattern. I like to make it up as I go and keep my fingers crossed that it works!

Which quilt is your favourite? Did you design it? Why is it your favourite?

My favorite quilt is always my most recent quilt, or whatever I’m working on at the time. Unfortunately I cannot share a photo!

How many UFOs do you currently have? I have one that I’m working on myself, one that I have someone piecing for me, and several stuck in my brain but I do not consider any of them UFOs. I am anti-UFO.

What size of quilt do you prefer to make/design? It depends on my mood and the function of the quilt. I like to do anything from 40×40 to large bed sized.

What colour do you use most often in your quilts? All of my most recent quilts has been BRIGHT. And one that I’m working on is even shiny. ;)

Favourite one-sentence tip for a new quilter: You’ll never know what you’re capable of until you try.

Favourite size and brand of rotary cutter: 45mm Clover! It’s my baby!

Favourite quote or mantra: “Do Epic Shit” – Am I allowed to say that?


Block Party #45 – Pumpkin Patch(work)

Here’s Lisa’s block: Pumpkin Patch(work). Don’t worry, the background looks more complicated than it really is. Head over to Lisa’s blog to view the tutorial.

pumpkin-patch-work

Put four together for a lovely wall hanging or table topper as Lisa did:

pumpkin-quilt

See the previous free quilting blocks!


Thank you!!

I want to thank all of the fabulous designers and sponsors that helped make this Glorious Autumn Block Party a huge success.

I hope you’ve enjoyed meeting new quilting friends and all of the free blocks.


Blog Hop Party

Don’t miss our 5th birthday party where more than 170 quilting bloggers from around the world are helping us celebrate by hosting give-aways on their own blogs. Visit the party blogs and enter their give-aways!

Blog Hop Party

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This post was published on December 13th, 2012. Post topics: Free Projects, Quilters' Discounts, Special Features. Post tags: .

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