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Pink Lemonade

May 3rd, 2011

Some people leave for a trip or outing and worry they’ve left the iron or coffee maker on.  I worry I’ll leave the house and forget to bring some kind of handwork to take along.  I once had a lunchbox filled with fabric scraps, English paper-pieces, needles & thread… the who schebang.  My little handwork travel kit.  My big fat plans: I was going to make a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt.  As it turns out… I made placemat.

Time to rethink just how much handwork I want to do - balancing the doing with the finishing.  Enter “Fast & Easy Granny”. Still handwork… just a lot faster. Bigger = faster.
Pink Lemonade

Time to rethink the name - sounds like Granny’s a wee but saucy.  Luckily Quiltmaker found just the perfect name for it: Pink Lemonade.  I’m so excited for my block to be in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 3, and once I read the cover - my excitement escalated and I pee’d all over myself.
Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Volume 3

I made my block in Rosalie Quinlan’s beautiful Sweet Broderie fabric by Lecien.  I did a mock-up quilt in Photoshop - wish I could sandwich and baste a real quilt as fast as I can in Photoshop.  Are you listening The Great Gazoo?
Pink Lemonade

Another mock-job, this time in Happy Mochi Yum Yum and white.  I hope my block is given a try and the process is enjoyed as much as it is for me.
Pink Lemonade

I’m told Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks will be out on May 10th, so be sure to look for it. Visit the entire blog tour and see a heaping spoonful of blocky goodness.  Two copies will be given away on my blog - one from me and one from Quiltmaker. Leave a comment by this Saturday morning (PST) and I’ll have random.org pick two winners.

Edited in:
The give-away is now over and random.org has picked two winners!
1st winner: Comment #165 - Eileen
2nd winner: Comment #59 - kathy harris

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254 Responses

  1. The fabulous Cathy A allegedly said:

    That looks so pretty in a quilt sized version!!

  2. The fabulous Pat V. allegedly said:

    This is very cute. I’ve never gotten excited about hexagons, but the four blocks together looks doable — a small table topper, perhaps?

  3. The fabulous Lynne @ lilysquilts allegedly said:

    Oooh, now I am a BIG hex nut - as in I love all hexes but I really love big hexes, this is a fabulous block LOVE LOVE LOVE it

  4. The fabulous Pauline allegedly said:

    Congratulations on having a block in this magazine! Being a hexie lover, I really like your block. Like you, I always have something to work on when I’m going to be out for a while.

  5. The fabulous Debbie Samuelson allegedly said:

    Hexes…oh boy! They scare me just a tad, would love a copy of the book, congrats!!

  6. The fabulous Tegan allegedly said:

    That looks gorgeous in sweet broderie… and even more so in happy mochi yum yum! (I’m just a tad bit excited to get my hands on some of your new line! :-P )
    I definately want to try my hand at that block! It looks time consuming… but so satisfying once done!

  7. The fabulous Marie A allegedly said:

    Pink Lemonade is adorable!

  8. The fabulous janine b allegedly said:

    goody goody yum yum!!

  9. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    Gorgeous block - love the colours!

  10. The fabulous Sharon Griffith allegedly said:

    Oh just love th block and the color…grandaughter would love this on her bed….congratulaitons

  11. The fabulous GailM allegedly said:

    Love Hexes. Congratulations.

  12. The fabulous Debbie allegedly said:

    I have all past copies of this great 100 block mag and spend hours gazing. Can’t wait for the new one. Love Pink Lemonade - looking forward to reading the assembly instructions.

  13. The fabulous KT allegedly said:

    Very pretty–love the colors!

  14. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    Moncia!! Love Love Love it!!! You are just a bunch of luscious crafting goodness rolled up into a sweet package of inspiration! MY HERO! :o)

  15. The fabulous WandaFish allegedly said:

    I kinda liked ‘fast and easy granny’! Whatever the name, it’s a fab block and your mockups look fantastic - it really would look incredible in your new fabric line. Love it!!

  16. The fabulous Martina allegedly said:

    Lovely block! Like it in sweet broderies!

  17. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    Your block is adorable! Love the yellow and pink combination!

  18. The fabulous Karen a/k/a/ TheLazyQuilter allegedly said:

    So cute… I’ve been lurking on FQS awaiting Happy Mochi Yum Yum!

  19. The fabulous Teri M allegedly said:

    Never tried hexegons but they sure are cute!!!

  20. The fabulous Peach Rainbow allegedly said:

    Sweet Sweet Block!

  21. The fabulous Vickie Angell allegedly said:

    Love your “fast and easy Granny”!!! *wink*

  22. The fabulous Robin (rsislandcrafts) allegedly said:

    I love hexagons. Your first version in pinks looks great. I think the second version has so much promise. It could be a signature quilt or you could put pictures in the white squares. It would work nice to showcase a bunch of pictures for a couple’s 50th wedding anniversary.

    Great job!

  23. The fabulous Katie allegedly said:

    What a great way to get the feel of the block without so much fussiness. And I love how it could be used to showcase a larger motif.

  24. The fabulous Deb A allegedly said:

    Congrats on having your block in the book. Love the combination of colors.

  25. The fabulous Janet allegedly said:

    Love it! And congrats!

  26. The fabulous Judy C in NC allegedly said:

    What beautiful colors and block. This is a wonderful giveaway and opportunity to win this book. Wonderful block that says happy all the way. Judy C

  27. The fabulous Colleen allegedly said:

    Congrats on your adorable block! thanks for the mag. giveaway!

  28. The fabulous Chris allegedly said:

    I love those hexies. Congrats on a wonderful block getting in the magazine.

  29. The fabulous Toni Anne allegedly said:

    I love that block! I just recently started a grandmothers flower thingy. Its a slow go, I can’t really hand sew as much as I’d like, the hands don’t always cooperate. But I have a few flowers completed, in a week. Its comming along, It probably won’t be a large quilt maybe a small table quilt or runner. Thanks for the great blog, you’re on my favorites but now I follow! ;>

  30. The fabulous Teresa in Music City allegedly said:

    Pink Lemonade is so sweet - would make a lovely baby quilt for a little girl I’m thinking!

  31. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    Cute block and I love it all mocked up in your new fabric! Sigh…so many projects I want to do.

  32. The fabulous Kris S allegedly said:

    Congratulations on being included in the magazine and being a cover girl! Love your bright colors.

  33. The fabulous Darlene B allegedly said:

    Congratulations! Must be fun to see your work on the cover of a great magazine!

  34. The fabulous DianeP allegedly said:

    Congratulations Monica! I was so hoping that you would have a block in this magazine and what a pretty block you have!

    It’s pretty in pink AND better in Happy Mochi Yum Yum too. Hard to decide which oneI like best!

    Thank you for the chance to win the magazine - it looks like so much fun!

  35. The fabulous Diana allegedly said:

    What a sweet block! Is it applique on to the background fabric? Your blog is just as “sweet” as your “Pink Lemonade”. Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. The fabulous Deb S. allegedly said:

    “Fast and Easy Granny” seems more like you but Pink Lemonade will please the masses. I love the block!

  37. The fabulous Connie allegedly said:

    Love both versions! Can’t wait to see Happy Mochi Yum Yum in person. If you get the Great Gazoo to respond can you give him my email? I need him to visit my house too :) Thanx Monica Xoxo

  38. The fabulous Deb G. in VA allegedly said:

    Love your block, especially in the quilt with Happy Mochi Yum Yum and white! Can’t wait to get a copy of the magazine!

  39. The fabulous Lori S allegedly said:

    Your block just might inspire me to give hexes a try! Thanks for the chance to win!

  40. The fabulous Mary Jo Jones allegedly said:

    Darling block…love your fabric choice…I guess I would love everything that YOU do! Congrats on the magazine…hope I win one.

  41. The fabulous Alison allegedly said:

    Love the hexagons! Once upon a time, last century, I travelled from London to Paris for 5 days and DID leave my iron on…still have nightmares about it

  42. The fabulous A.J. Dub allegedly said:

    Is this the post to enter to win the book?
    I love the pink lemonade. Fabulous colors!

  43. The fabulous Kay allegedly said:

    Good morning…
    Even though I’m not a pink person this quilt is adorable. Happy, Cheerful…

    Metro Atlanta

  44. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    This is funny, I just started sewing hexes, but without the paper. I’m going to learn the hard way why paper is so necessary aren’t I? Congratulations on the book, looks lovely!

  45. The fabulous Dee Johnson allegedly said:

    Don’t you just love a good “to go” project:)

  46. The fabulous Lori allegedly said:

    Very interesting. I am anxious to get the magazine to see just how you did it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  47. The fabulous Tabitha O. allegedly said:

    I read this post fast and skimmed over your ‘easy granny’ block name and just about lost it course then I went back and reread lol lol pink lemonade is a cute name for it much less controversial lol lol but in my head I would always call it ‘easy granny’ hahahahaha

  48. The fabulous Tamara Schroeder allegedly said:

    Love the quilt colours and pattern!

  49. The fabulous Ricki allegedly said:

    I love the pink and yellow combo, especially the block in the lower right corner. It reminds me of my baby girl’s nursery. It’s such a bright and happy combination! I love the full-size quilt…it’s beautiful!

  50. The fabulous Jennifer Padden allegedly said:

    Never had the desire to do all that hand work for a traditional grandmothers flower garden, but you make it look too cute to pass up. Thanks for the inspiration.

  51. The fabulous Anne allegedly said:

    Congratulations! So pretty!

  52. The fabulous Lisa Marie allegedly said:

    When you invent the product to do actual quilts with the speed of computer mock-ups I want to buy it! Really, you could make a fortune. Thanks for the chance to win.

  53. The fabulous Teri allegedly said:

    Would love to win a copy as I have purchased the first 2. What a lovely block. I have been planning a quilt in this color way. I may need to rethink my plan

  54. The fabulous Linda allegedly said:

    interesting block, lots of room for playing!

  55. The fabulous Sherri allegedly said:

    Love the fast & Easy Granny block! So cute…and wondering how it’s made! This magazine is such a great resource!

  56. The fabulous Nichole allegedly said:

    Love your block and your quilt mock ups. Thanks for the chance to win!

  57. The fabulous elsa allegedly said:

    oooh, so pretty in pink! love the blocks.

  58. The fabulous Natalie VV allegedly said:

    Quilts! Beautiful Happy Zombie and her beautiful quilts!
    I remember quilting… *sigh*
    Congratulations to the sweetest Zombie on the block

  59. The fabulous kathy harris allegedly said:

    Very cute block. I have never wanted to make a hexagon quilt as they seem to take forever but this one has changed my mind. Love pink lemonade.

  60. The fabulous Carol Sc allegedly said:

    Hexagon quilts have never been my favorite — but I like the way this one looks — maybe the size of the block has something to do with that. The block is perfectly named.

  61. The fabulous Cat allegedly said:

    What a fantastic idea. Love the look of the quilt. Congrats on being in the magazine.

  62. The fabulous SewLindaAnn allegedly said:

    Loving the tour, hexagons are awesome! I just scored some from the thrift store that someone made using magazine pages. Thanks for the quilt ideas, good fabric choices.

  63. The fabulous Mary Kastner allegedly said:

    Cute block. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of the magazine.

  64. The fabulous Helen allegedly said:

    I love your block and I’d love to win a copy of the magazine so I could give it a whirl! Thanks for the giveaway and congratuations on having your block published.

  65. The fabulous Marcia Mersky allegedly said:

    Nice pattern Monica - I’d love to win a copy of the book! Can’t wait for some Happy Mochi Yum Yum too!

  66. The fabulous Carla allegedly said:

    LOVE your quilt! Definitely my favourite so far! The colours are so soft & feminine!!

  67. The fabulous Sandi Price allegedly said:

    Fun hexie block, but I like your original name better - LOL

  68. The fabulous Marge in Louisiana allegedly said:

    I like the pinks which are so springy and happy looking. Congratulations.

  69. The fabulous Leslie allegedly said:

    I like your block. I think it would make a cute quilt for my neighbor! Thanks for the giveaway!

  70. The fabulous Kimberly allegedly said:

    Me me me! And then maybe some day I’LL be the saucy Grandmother!

  71. The fabulous Vida allegedly said:

    Can hardly wait to get my hands on one of the magazines.

  72. The fabulous Carol C. allegedly said:

    What a great idea! I love the block, and the fabrics you chose! Congratulations on being in Vol 3!!

  73. The fabulous Penny Geer allegedly said:

    I have some vintage GFG blocks that I have been looking for a setting to place in. This block might be the perfect companion.

  74. The fabulous Lindsay allegedly said:

    Love those large hexagons!

  75. The fabulous Mary W allegedly said:

    What a fun block. A much easier way to use those hexagons!!! I love your blog and am a follower to boot. Have a great day!!

  76. The fabulous Sandra allegedly said:

    What a wonderful block. Can showcase fabric in many ways.

  77. The fabulous mean sarah jean allegedly said:

    it really feels like pink lemonade. simply perfect.

  78. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    That’s my kind of grandmother! Love your block and love you’re name is on the cover! You rock. xo

  79. The fabulous Deb allegedly said:

    Love doing hex’s This is a great idea Love it!

  80. The fabulous Jan Dee allegedly said:

    The quilt is so adorable. I would just love to win a copy of the magazine.

  81. The fabulous Rose allegedly said:

    Very nice!

  82. The fabulous Julia allegedly said:

    Oh, how very cleaver! Loved your post and your block! Thanks for the giveaway.

  83. The fabulous Lee Ann L. allegedly said:

    I love your designs from this block!

  84. The fabulous tammy allegedly said:

    i like the fast and easy name better; block names SHOULD be funny imo. your new line looks lovely!

  85. The fabulous Debbie in WA allegedly said:

    I love hexagons and your design is great.
    Wonderful happy colors for Spring and when I wish it were Spring.

  86. The fabulous Cory allegedly said:

    I love this block. I can’t wait to get the mag and make this one. It will be at the top of the list. Thank you. Take care and God bless, Cory

  87. The fabulous Dianne allegedly said:

    Love the block!

  88. The fabulous WendyMT allegedly said:

    You are so much fun to read! Congratulations big time on making not only the 100 Blocks magazine, but also the cover! You rock! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  89. The fabulous Linda E in AZ allegedly said:

    I like the pink quilt better.
    thanks for the chance to win!

  90. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    That is so cool your name made it on the front cover! Your block is really cute, and I especially love seeing it pictured quilt size. I think it would make a wonderful summer tabletopper.

  91. The fabulous Dianne Bondaroff allegedly said:

    Congratulations on being featured in 100 Blocks. Great way to make the hex block a winner.

  92. The fabulous Sabine allegedly said:

    Stunning and absolutely amazing, liebe Monica!
    You deserve it that your name is mentioned in that magazine!
    Ich wünsche dir alles, alles Liebe!
    Sabine xxx

  93. The fabulous robin allegedly said:

    Great block!!

  94. The fabulous Natalie allegedly said:

    How adorable! I love both looks and can’t wait to try it out :)

  95. The fabulous Kynomi allegedly said:

    Great job. Congratulations.

  96. The fabulous Jill allegedly said:

    Very cute quilt block! Congratulations on having your block included and you name on the cover. I always enjoy reading your blog, there is always something inspirational to be found on it. Thanks for the chance on the magazine.

  97. The fabulous Shannon allegedly said:

    I love the block. I can’t wait to get my copy and make these fun Hexies!!

  98. The fabulous LizA. allegedly said:

    Love, love, love anything with hexes!

  99. The fabulous Sherry Book allegedly said:

    What a coincidence…I just started getting into hexagons, and here’s your lovely block! Congratulations; can’t wait to see it in the magazine.

  100. The fabulous Marie allegedly said:

    I love grandma’s flower garden and hexagons. Congrats. Love the Pink Lemonade name-so fitting

  101. The fabulous Gill allegedly said:

    I love hexagons but it’s probably a good idea the name was changed from fast and easy granny!!!

  102. The fabulous DianeY allegedly said:

    Both your mock-ups look so pretty! Love the bright & cheery colors

  103. The fabulous Stephanie Matz allegedly said:

    Love the hexes and the quilt pattern. Congratulations on your achievement. And by the way, love your blog and the get right to it way you communicate! Your wonderful personality sure does come across!

  104. The fabulous Shelley allegedly said:

    Now that is a GFG I might be able to finish! Congrats on getting in the book, and great block!

  105. The fabulous Mary C in WA allegedly said:

    I like to have a take a-long project when I travel also. Last road trip I took 4 quilts to stitch the binding down on. Hope I win the Magazine from your Random pick. Cute fabrics!

  106. The fabulous Linda in PA allegedly said:

    Cute block! Congratulations on getting it published in the 100 Blocks magazine. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  107. The fabulous Linda Smith allegedly said:

    Love your blog name! And I love your fresh take on Hexies.

  108. The fabulous simone allegedly said:

    It was great catching up with your blog again (o:
    Loved the two ladies sitting there (o:

  109. The fabulous Karyn allegedly said:

    LOVE the Yum Yum & White. So cheery, yet not too busy for my eyes.

  110. The fabulous paulette doyle allegedly said:

    A very sweet block!! Love the quilt!

  111. The fabulous Debbie allegedly said:

    Pink Lemonade is darling! I really like it!

  112. The fabulous Laura T allegedly said:

    I really like the mock-up in Happy Mochi Yum Yum and white. Congrats on having your block in the issue!

  113. The fabulous Jana allegedly said:

    I love it!

  114. The fabulous Robbin allegedly said:

    Love your block. Can’t wait for the magazine. Hope to win a copy. Thanks!

  115. The fabulous Beverly Atkins allegedly said:

    Love, love, love your block! It’s my favorite. I want to dig in some fabric and get it going. Thanks for a chance to win!

  116. The fabulous Debbie St. Germain allegedly said:

    Wonderful block, I am doing something similar with blue and white christmas shades. I plan on quilting snowflakes in the hexagons, so will see. What do you use for folding back your edges? I use glue on mine, but wondering if there is a better way?


  117. The fabulous chris allegedly said:

    i am DYING over here waiting for happy mochi yum yum to be released!

  118. The fabulous Lindy allegedly said:

    This is so much fun visiting blogs! Congrats and thanks!

  119. The fabulous Elizabeth McDonald allegedly said:

    What a cute blck! I am definitely going to try it! I am so happy that I found your blog — will be back again and again!

  120. The fabulous Brittany allegedly said:

    What a fun block and all of those large hexies together look amazing. Add that project on my very long list of projects to finish … maybe if I quit my day job … hmmm.

  121. The fabulous Julie in WA allegedly said:

    Oooh, I love the second design, using the white. That is a wonderful way to showcase a very special line of fabric!

  122. The fabulous Crystal allegedly said:

    I love the hexagons! I have no patience for the paper piecing, so just love this! So creative!

  123. The fabulous Sallie allegedly said:

    very pretty! Thanks for the chance!

  124. The fabulous Joanna allegedly said:

    Perfect fabric and name for your lovely block.

  125. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    Love the hexagons! Congratulations on eing selected for the magazine.

  126. The fabulous Patty allegedly said:

    You just make my day with your beautiful designs and no-hold back text!

    thank you for every post!

  127. The fabulous Karen Snyder allegedly said:

    Congrats! Looks fabulous.

  128. The fabulous Ivani allegedly said:

    Congrats on beeing in this wonderful magazine. Love the block and the quilt. I’ll give it a try.
    Thanks for the chabce to win a free copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Magazine.

  129. The fabulous Krista - Poppyprint allegedly said:

    Ah….yeah, fast and easy granny does sound a bit dodgey, although my very own Nanny would have LOVED it. She had the coordinating (clip on) earrings, bag and shoes to own it, too!

    Congratulations Monica - sweet block!!!

  130. The fabulous Shannon allegedly said:

    Beautiful! I love your blog and I’d love to try my hand at a few of those quilt blocks! :-)

  131. The fabulous Jen in NY allegedly said:

    Oh that is beautiful! The fabrics you chose are gorgeous. Congrats on the magazine, they are lucky to have you!! Looking forward to your new fabric line. :-)

  132. The fabulous Nikki allegedly said:

    I really like your block. Appliqué is way less tedious than sewing hexies together, IMO. :)

    Love the new line, too!

  133. The fabulous Nikki allegedly said:

    Oh, and I am the same way…always worrying about if I have a hand project to work on. Usually I bring a few, bc I overestimate my free time!

  134. The fabulous Liz Boswell allegedly said:

    love it! would make a great mini for doll quilt swaps! congrats on your block in the magazine. btw….“Fast & Easy Granny” does sounds like a entertainer at a VFW hall. just saying….(mauh) Liz

  135. The fabulous Subee Mohr allegedly said:

    Perfect name. I am also sometimes working on a GFG…maybe someday!
    Pick me!
    XOXOXO Subee

  136. The fabulous Erin allegedly said:

    I love hexagons and I LOVE your block!

  137. The fabulous Cecilia Young allegedly said:

    Your block does look easier than piecing all of the single hexagons, but I still enjoy handwork and will keep doing that. But, that said, I definitely want to try your block. I like the quick results as well. Thanks for such a great idea (block).

  138. The fabulous Nancy D. allegedly said:

    I love the pink and yellow together. Congrats on being in the magazine.

  139. The fabulous Lynne in Hawaii allegedly said:

    Love the pink lemonade version…very girly.

  140. The fabulous Kate allegedly said:

    Very cute and love the bright colors!

  141. The fabulous Carrie P. allegedly said:

    Pink Lemonade is a perfect name for the block. Love it. congrats!

  142. The fabulous Billie K allegedly said:

    Love the blocks and block colors.

  143. The fabulous Leslie Schmidt allegedly said:

    This is such a cute way to get the feel of hexes without the tedium, even though I like doing hand work. The thought of stitching all those itty-bitty pieces and then sewing them together is a bit daunting. Enter the fabulous Happy Zombie with the perfect solution! Yum, yum, I say!

  144. The fabulous Madeline allegedly said:

    just loved the fabrics in your block!

  145. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    Love the quilt! It would be so cute for my grand daughter!

  146. The fabulous Kathy T. allegedly said:

    I wish I had your creative ability. The block is unusual.

  147. The fabulous Joyce allegedly said:

    I have been following your blog for some time and really enjoy seeing your ideas and new designs. Love the new block!!

  148. The fabulous MaryBeth allegedly said:

    Being a Grammy myself I kinda like Fast and Easy, LOL.

  149. The fabulous Lynn M allegedly said:

    Your block and quilt remind me of cotton candy. They’re both so cute.

  150. The fabulous Gigi Minor allegedly said:

    Lovely and refreshing! Perhaps Granny’s Pink Lemonade would work ; )

  151. The fabulous Kaye M. allegedly said:

    Pink Lemonade is a wonderful name for your block! It describes it so well. Thanks for a great up-date to a traditional pattern.

  152. The fabulous Jen allegedly said:

    Darling! I love making quilting easier!

  153. The fabulous Donna Russ allegedly said:

    I loved you block and colors, and the brightness of it all your blog is very nice Thanks for sharring.

  154. The fabulous Jeanne allegedly said:

    Love your block and quilt. Also love the name Pink Lemonade. Congratulations on being in the magazine

  155. The fabulous Mary Ellen allegedly said:

    Love your block like everyone else. Clarify something for me, I thought the longer a hand piecing project took, the better it was?? Please don’t tell me my 60 degree diamonds (started in 2001) are not becoming more precious!
    Love your blog, I only follow 3 and you are one of them! thanks.

  156. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    Great block. Looking forward to 100 Blocks Vol.3

  157. The fabulous Sharon S allegedly said:

    My favorite colors! Always inspiration Monica!

  158. The fabulous Mary C in KC allegedly said:

    I love your block. I too have a “to go” box with Grandmother’s Flower Garden pieces. I haven’t worked on it in a long time but I still haven’t quit.

  159. The fabulous Christie B allegedly said:

    Congrats on your Pink Lemonade block in Vol. 3! Cute use of hexies! HUGS… and stitches

  160. The fabulous Charming's Mama allegedly said:

    I live pink lemonade and would love to have that book. Thanks.

  161. The fabulous Cindy W. allegedly said:

    Very interesting quilt block/pattern. Thanks for a chance to win.
    Cindy W.

  162. The fabulous Maryellen McAuliffe allegedly said:

    Cute block. I don’t enjoy hand work, either, so will be looking to see how you did this! Thanks.

  163. The fabulous Dana allegedly said:

    I like the idea of a fast and saucy grandma, but pink lemonade is nice. Thanks.

  164. The fabulous Christine M allegedly said:

    The pink and yellow is so pretty. I just love your blocks.

  165. The fabulous Eileen allegedly said:

    AWESOME! Not the pee, the magazine!!

  166. The fabulous Donna K. from n. TX allegedly said:

    Great block. Thanks for sharing.

  167. The fabulous Melinda allegedly said:

    Oooh!I really want this one. Love your block!

  168. The fabulous Kristyne allegedly said:

    Monica, I LOVE that you used hexies. The very first … 3 quilts I made were english paper-pieced Grandmother’s Flower Gardens (but I was taught to use (*&%^ cardboard templates instead of paper - that’s when I discovered leather thimbles). To this day, some 26 years later, Hexies are my all-time-sentimental favorite quilting shape. I even finally got hex tiles in my bathroom last summer during a reno… anyone else design their house around quilting?

  169. The fabulous Kathie L allegedly said:

    I love hexagons, so I naturally love your block. Thanks for the giveaway. Kathie L in allentown

  170. The fabulous sandra allegedly said:

    I’m a saucy GRANNY and like Pink Lemonade, too! like the block and thanks for a chance to WIN!

  171. The fabulous Bridgette allegedly said:

    Fast and Easy Granny huh? I think I’ve met a few of those. I call them Glama’s ;)
    Congrats on your block, I’d love a copy of the mag!

  172. The fabulous janita allegedly said:

    very cute i would love a copy of the book. Thanks for a chance to win. Janita

  173. The fabulous Becky in Georgia allegedly said:

    Oh, I like this kind of hexagon block! Thanks for a new quilt look!

  174. The fabulous nurse payne allegedly said:

    WOW!!!!! you never cease to amaze me :-D!!! Awesome job as usual and thank you for the opportunity to win!!! You rock, sista

  175. The fabulous Shelly R allegedly said:

    What a cute and fun block.

  176. The fabulous Melissa Garcia allegedly said:

    Love this block. The colors are so Springy. Congratulations on being in the magazine and on the cover!!!

  177. The fabulous manybooks allegedly said:

    They are very fun blocks!

  178. The fabulous Carol C allegedly said:

    Lovely block. Very creative. I also made a grandmother’s flower garden table runner. Started while on a cruise and finished it about 3 months later. Congrats on making the book.
    PS loved your comments. My grandma always said - it’s better to be nice than right.

  179. The fabulous Karin allegedly said:

    Swoon. Your talent just blows my mind! I can totally see this in red and white- in my house! ;) I see a copy of Quilmaker’s 100 Blocks in my future.

  180. The fabulous Christy allegedly said:

    I love the pink and yellow together. I’ve also had to rethink my handwork. Since February, I’ve made about 10 hexies. Somehow, I don’t think they’ll ever make it into a quilt!

  181. The fabulous Carolyn H. allegedly said:

    How cool is that to have your name on the cover as well as have your block included in this awesome issue? I love the look of your hexagons and would love to win the copy of the magazine.

  182. The fabulous Sherrill allegedly said:

    Now that’s MY kinda g-ma’s flower garden! LOL Too CUTE!!

  183. The fabulous Judy W allegedly said:

    I love the Pink Lemonade quilt block. Thank you so much for sharing it!

  184. The fabulous Betsy allegedly said:

    Congrats, Monica!
    I’m excited to pickup a copy of that book! I pieced a small table topper with those dang hexagons. I loved doing them - until about the 80th one! I’d love to see an easier way to do them - in YOUR fabric.

  185. The fabulous Kelly Rachel allegedly said:

    Wow Monica! So yummy yummy yummy!! I have lots of hexies - I think this looks way more fun than hand piecing them together. I’ll have to get me a copy of that book!

  186. The fabulous Patty d allegedly said:

    Congrats on being published!

  187. The fabulous Txriceam allegedly said:

    Cute block—and Fast and Easy Granny is a cute name, but Pink Lemonade works too.

  188. The fabulous VickiT allegedly said:

    LOVE IT!!!!!! I just love hexies but haven’t yet taken the leap to hand quilting at all. I have the papers and all things needed to do them but have not attempted yet. Your block is awesome since it must be faster than hand doing those and just an FYI ~ I really kinda liked your name for the block. lol

  189. The fabulous Jennifer allegedly said:

    I like “Fast & Easy Granny”. Let granny have some fun at this time in her life. ;)

    I love the mock up in Happy Mochi Yum Yum. Is it available yet?

    Thanks for the chance to win and congratulations on making the cover.

  190. The fabulous Tammy Hempel allegedly said:

    I have kept away from hexagon blocks but your block has got me wanting to try making one. I think it looks very interesting, It will definitely go on my to-do-list!!

  191. The fabulous Lyn allegedly said:

    Love hexes! This past weekend I finished a quilted pillow for my mom for Mother’s Day with a central GFG flower. Definitely will be making your block! (And I really liked the pink mockup).

  192. The fabulous Jillquilts allegedly said:

    Great block and the name is very appropriate!

  193. The fabulous Janet allegedly said:

    Pink Lemonade is lovely!

  194. The fabulous Jeanne Bishop allegedly said:

    I love your block!

  195. The fabulous Sheri allegedly said:

    Another fantastic design! Thanks!

  196. The fabulous duff allegedly said:

    Actually, my vote would’ve been for “Fast & Easy Granny” because my mom lives in one of those retirement communities and let me tell ya….whew! those grannies are smokin’!

  197. The fabulous Kasi allegedly said:

    I love that pink lemonade fabric. I love your mock-up quilt. THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT!!!!!

  198. The fabulous ~Kathleen allegedly said:

    Cute cool quick block. I think you are definitely onto something big! Love it!

  199. The fabulous annie allegedly said:

    congratulations on making the “cut”

    good for you

  200. The fabulous Marcy allegedly said:

    So why did it take so long for someone to think of this? Everyone loves the look of hand pieced gramma’s flower garden. But this idea rocks. Have the look now–the quilt now–before your eyes are too old to see it. U R the greatest for inventing another wheel.

  201. The fabulous Dana allegedly said:

    Love the easy look of it and the double diagonal pattern it makes. So nice!

  202. The fabulous Ariane allegedly said:

    I love your block! It looks great!!

  203. The fabulous quiltcookie allegedly said:

    really clever idea and the pinks and yellows together are so cool.

  204. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    Just being at your blog makes me happy!
    Congrats on being in the magazine!

  205. The fabulous Nancy B from Many LA allegedly said:

    What a great block and quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!

  206. The fabulous Ginger allegedly said:

    Love that block. Thanks for giving us a chance to win the bookazine!

  207. The fabulous Deb allegedly said:

    Perfect name for a beautiful quilt! I love the pinks! Congrats on your block in the book!

  208. The fabulous Bronwyn allegedly said:

    I haven’t attempted anything with hexagons yet, but I am tempted by your sweet block.

  209. The fabulous Allison White allegedly said:

    I would love to win a copy! Glad to see your latest design in the Quilts & More magazine. Thanks for doing the give away!

  210. The fabulous KathiD allegedly said:

    Oh, SNAP! That is so darn cool I want to SCREAMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!

  211. The fabulous KathiD allegedly said:

    P.S. Yet another magazine for my Hall of Fame Friends collection!

  212. The fabulous KathiD allegedly said:

    However. I rather enjoy the name Fast and Easy Granny.

  213. The fabulous Bailey allegedly said:

    I love your block and think it would be great for me…love bigger=faster!!

  214. The fabulous Barbara Young allegedly said:

    I am a big hexagon fan and this is just another great way to use it. Thanks.

  215. The fabulous Evelene Sterling allegedly said:

    Pink! Pink! and more Pink! I just love your block and congratulations on being in the magazine.

  216. The fabulous kwiltnkats allegedly said:

    Monica, Pink Lemonade is a great name (thanks to Quiltmaker) for your block. Fast & Easy Granny doesn’t roll off as sweetly! Love your version with Sweet Broderie fabrics. You made me laugh with your blog post. Sandi

  217. The fabulous Jamie allegedly said:

    I like Bigger = Faster. Your block would be a great way to use up scrapes or make an I spy quilt. I think both names are good. Why can’t Granny be fast and easy?

  218. The fabulous Marika allegedly said:

    Very beautiful block ,thank you opportunity that it is possible to prepare it if I win it :)

  219. The fabulous Mary Catherine vonJess allegedly said:

    Pink Lemonade is a great name for your block/quilt! That is the 1st thing that came to my mind when I saw them! Delightful!

  220. The fabulous Leena allegedly said:

    Congrats on the appearance in Vol 3. I do agree that bigger = faster -> to finish, to be quilted, to be used…:)

  221. The fabulous Sue Abrey allegedly said:

    What a great block.

  222. The fabulous Gene Black allegedly said:

    I love doing mockups in photoshop elements or EQ just to see what it will look like in a quilt. It certainly saves time when you realize you don’t like it as the only block in a quilt.

  223. The fabulous NancyisScrappy allegedly said:

    LOVELOVELOVE!!! I want to try it with feedsack, too!

  224. The fabulous June allegedly said:

    i LOVE how happy the mochi yum yum mock up is! congrats!

  225. The fabulous Ellen Ban allegedly said:

    Love your block!

  226. The fabulous dawn allegedly said:

    I’ve been playing with large hexies lately but haven’t found the perfect layout yet. This just might be it! Thanks!

  227. The fabulous Whitney allegedly said:

    Oh I just love this block! And I can’t wait to get my hands on that magazine!

  228. The fabulous deb allegedly said:

    Your block is so bright and cheerful! Love the fabrics you’ve chosen for the mock-ups.

  229. The fabulous Karin allegedly said:

    Sooooo pretty! Love ‘em both, and would be THRILLED to win this book!! Congratulations on being included!

  230. The fabulous Kathy Kramer allegedly said:

    I love your block! The colors are so summery and lighthearted. Thanks so much, and congratulations on making it into Quiltmaker! Kathy

  231. The fabulous JOPSY allegedly said:

    Oh just FAB! When I improve (at quilting) I’d love to give it a go!

  232. The fabulous Ginger P allegedly said:

    Way cute and cheery. Love pink lemonade!

  233. The fabulous Linda B allegedly said:

    Makes me want to pull out my GFG I started years ago. That book would really help me teach people I work with who want to begin quilting!

  234. The fabulous Debbie Gallett allegedly said:

    The big hexies are fab.

  235. The fabulous Brenda allegedly said:

    You’re block is sooooo beautiful….more so YUM YUMmy!!! Thanks for your inspiration.

  236. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    I aspire to be a saucy Granny… but the kids have to date for that to happen. Until then, I’ll make quilts, and enjoy Pink Lemonade! Congrats on the cover plug - you are famous!

  237. The fabulous Stacie allegedly said:

    I also started some red, white, & blue hexagons to take with me whenever i had some free time- that was years ago & they are still in the travel bag, maybe I should get them out & make a placemat !
    your color combinations are fabulous.

  238. The fabulous Allison allegedly said:

    Hexagons…awesome! I haven’t worked with them yet, but this inspires me!

  239. The fabulous Nancy Sue allegedly said:

    What a great block! Love the first quilt especially in the pink and cremes! So many possiblities! Thank you!

  240. The fabulous Wrennette allegedly said:

    You know, every time I arrive on your blog I am “treated” to something new (for me), exciting (for me), challenging (for me), and here, again, I have been treated to something that is going to be great FUN (for me) that will move me forward. I wish I could learn at your side…watch you do things that are so difficult for me but seem to be so effortless for you. You should TEACH !!! There you have it.
    I appreciate that so many of your creations end up in the magazine so that we can all enjoy them. Thankyou for creating and sharing.

  241. The fabulous Marlene allegedly said:

    Love your 1st quilt with the fussy placement of the background fabric it looks like you’ve really done some special piecing. Nice!

  242. The fabulous QBee - Mary Ann allegedly said:

    Love your fabric and your blog and your ideas. Singing like Mr. Rogers “won’t you be my neighbor?” Well, you probably won’t move to small-town Minnesota, so I’ll just continue to enjoy “knowing you” here.

  243. The fabulous amy dame allegedly said:

    oh wow! i love hexies, but i never seem to be able to finish anything out of them (i’m jealous of your placemat - mine turned into random appliques, i didn’t even have enough for a placemat!)

    your block is lovely, and it looks AMAZING in the white layout!

  244. The fabulous Beth T. allegedly said:

    As I ponder when/whether my teeny hexies will ever become a full-size quilt, I am charmed and delighted by your pattern. Hooray for you!

  245. The fabulous wendy allegedly said:

    I’m not really a pink fan, but your block looks amazing as a full sized pink quilt!

  246. The fabulous Brie allegedly said:

    You my dear friend never cease to amaze me. Can’t wait to get my hands on Haapy Mochi Yum Yum *SQEEE*

  247. The fabulous Kerryq allegedly said:

    I must try this virtual quilting in Photoshop or Illustrator. I think I would perfect my 1/4″ seam in a virtual situation! Bravo on your “shut up and quilt” post. It’s okay to debate, in fact it’s healthy to debate. Sniping? Not so much.

  248. The fabulous Eileen allegedly said:

    I had to tell you that I started my beginning sewing class. I made a pillow case. I love this! I will be 40 this year and I can’t believe I am just now learning this awesome craft!! Thanks for shaking your pom poms at me!!!

  249. The fabulous Angie Spendlove allegedly said:

    Wonderful quilt! Can’t wait til the 10th, I’m on the hunt - thanks for being a great source of inspiration, and for the chance to win a great resource!

  250. The fabulous Mary on Lake Pulaski allegedly said:

    Am I late? Love your block with Sweet Broderie!

  251. The fabulous sandra allegedly said:

    love this! am afraid to get E-quilt cause I’d never get any quilts done Playing!

  252. The fabulous Leslie allegedly said:

    Congratulations on getting published in what is sure to be bestseller! You must be thrilled! i love your pink lemonade quilt!

  253. The fabulous Annmarie allegedly said:

    I’d love to try out your block in bright colors. Thanks for the chance to win the magazine.

  254. The fabulous Deserae Fiedler allegedly said:

    I love your block! The quilt version is beautiful!

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