Saturday, May 19, 2018

A Happy Spring Giveaway

Lemoyne Star: QuiltBee
The Official Cookie Tester cut the lawn today for the first time this season and that glorious freshly mowed grass fragrance is everywhere. What a wonderful sign of spring and a terrific way to begin our May long weekend. It seemed to set the stage perfectly for a bit of a giveaway.












Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star ruler: QuiltBee
Some time ago Jane and I dropped in on Roberta with a few quilts for her to quilt and had a great visit. We got a peek behind the curtain to see how she works her quilting magic. We also got to see some of the projects she's working on and she sent both of us home with a little gift - the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star ruler. Apparently she had to buy six at a time (!) but she was so keen to try it out that this didn't prove to be an obstacle so she shared the wealth. Long story short, I came home with two - one for me and one to use as a giveaway, so Cocoa and Quilts is our giveaway sponsor 😊.


There are instructions included with the ruler and I was really impressed with how well things went together.














Not one Y seam to be had!
















The directions were very well written and, being a leftie, I was happy to see cutting instructions for both right and lefthanders. It took me about an hour from start to finish to make a block, including cutting, but now that I've done it once I know that it would get quicker the more you do.











Lemoyne Star mug rugs: QuiltBee
You can make blocks from 3" to 12" in size. Roberta made about 12 of them at once for mug rugs and is down to about five or six as they make great little gifts. She's thinking that it is probably time to dig the ruler out again and make more, maybe with her Fig Tree stash. They would be gorgeous.











Lemoyne Star: QuiltBee
Mine is an 8" block (I didn't want to start out too small before I knew what I was doing) but I'm thinking that I might make a couple of 7" blocks for potholders for the Holly Bazaar.













scrappy Lemoyne Star: QuiltBee
I've seen this scrappy version on Pinterest which I just adore and would like to see if I could create something similar...














Lemoyne Star quilt block: QuiltBee
and this one that I saw on Craftsy. Drool.

So, if you are keen on the Lemoyne Star block and would like to make this ruler your own, just leave me a comment with what you'd like to make with it; the Official Cookie Tester will draw the winner on May 26. Good luck!....M









p.s. Just to give you a further idea of Roberta's very generous spirit, she recently quilted 20 - yes 20! - quilts for the folks in Humboldt struggling to deal with the aftermath of that fatal bus crash that killed so many of their hockey team. She is part of a small army of quilters worldwide who made and quilted quilts for this effort. They had  hoped to get 200 donated and I believe will have about 1,000 all told. How wonderful.

17 comments:

The Cozy Quilter said...

Those scrappy stars look like fun!

Jayne Jacobson said...

I love the leymone star and would love to make some star pillows for my teenage granddaughters who love pillows. And stars, but I find Y-seams hard to make with only one arm to work with and it not being my predominant one. Fact is, I wasn't born a left hander. Thanks for the opportunity .
Jayne in Utah

Anonymous said...

I’d love to make a scrappy star tablerunner.
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Sue SA said...

Ruler looks great, never realised that some instructions are converted for left handers, must remember to be on look out for my mother. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Stroud said...

I LOVE Lemoyne stars and have never seen the ruler! Many thanks for entering me in the drawing!

Charlene S said...

I would love to use the ruler to make a Quilt for DGD#5 in blues and yellows. Scrappy blues with constant yellow.

MoeWest said...

I have always liked this star block but never made one. I would love to win the ruler! Thanks for the giveaway.

Marly said...

I'd love to use that ruler to make mug rugs, pan holders, place mats ... in short, whatever ... to give away at Christmas. How generous of your friend to make all those quilts for a good cause; that town must really be suffering.

Jac Cherry said...

i would love to use this ruler as I have been attempting star quilts for my great grandbabies and newest granddaughter. I have to keep walking away as I get frustrated. Thank you for considering me.

Kyle said...

I've always loved the variation of that star block but have steered clear most of the time because of the Y seam. This ruler seems to have eliminated that hurdle.

Talulah Harper said...

Hope to make placemats. Looks like a challenge I’m up for.

Sarah Aldrich said...

I would make a Quilt called "Lucky at an Unlucky Time". I would donate the Quilt to one of the families who lost their home when a small tornado ripped through our town this week. We were lucky - no major damage, no power for 6 days and counting, lots of trees down and electrical off the house, but we are okay. I just ran into a customer who told me, "My home is toast, I'm moving out today." It almost made me cry. The townspeople have been wonderful helping each other out, but it's been a lot of stress on a lot of people. I think that hope and giving back will work miracles. Thanks for listening.

sissy said...

I think that if I won this wonderful ruler that I would start with the mug rugs. And then a table runner. That block looks difficult but I love it. I hope that I win.

Red Shoes said...

As a newbie to quilting I'd hope to be able to use the ruler/template to make an accurate block that would look nice enough to use in ANYTHING, lol.

JB said...

I would love to learn to make a well-constructed Lemoyne Star. This ruler brings hope. : )

Lisa Newman said...

I would definitely love to make the small lone stars into a bed size quilt! Thanks for passing along the generosity!

Anonymous said...

I'm quite smitten by quilts with houses or stars....more so with houses AND stars! I would have a great time making a bunch of blocks (I really like yours by the way!), especially with this ruler, then making the quilt! Thanks so much for a chance at the give-away.
Maureen
mgw070 at rogers dot com