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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Quilt Improv Blog Hop & Give-Away!

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I was contacted by James Brooks at Stitch Craft Create letting me know of a blog hop featuring the book Quilt Improv by Lucie Summers.

Would I like to participate?  OF COURSE!

You know that scrappy wonky freeform improvisational quilts are amongst my favorites – I’ve always got something going on the side in the sew-as-you-go genre.

I’m game!

I waited patiently for my very own copy of Quilt Improv to arrive ---it came while I was in Germany and was waiting for me when I got back!

This book is chock full of inspiration and gorgeous photographs.  There are easy quilt “Recipes” to help break you out of your self-imposed “all lines must be straight and all points must match” straight jacket and the projects will give you the nudge you need to let go!

I love Lucie’s way of breaking away from rigid rules.  “Approximate sizes are given for the quilt units but don’t be ruled by measurements – Just add pieces or trim units as necessary

I like this girl!

I think she and I would get along famously if we had time to sew together, can you imagine?

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Quilt Improv on top of my ever-growing pile of green string blocks!

A bit about Lucie:

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Lucie Summers lives in a farmhouse surrounded by countryside in Suffolk, UK, with her farmer husband, two boys and an anti social ginger cat. She graduated a million years ago from Norwich School of Art & Design where she specialised in print making.

A million years later, she's still printing up a storm and sells her distinctive fabrics and products under the Summersville label on Etsy, an online marketplace for handmade goods.

Lucie has been featured on many prestigious design blogs and is becoming well known for her colourful and unconventional approach to creating quilts.
She has won many awards in the UK for her distinctive pieces and has written many articles and tutorials for US patchwork and craft magazines as well as being featured in countless craft books both in the UK and worldwide.

Lucie loves charity shops, the seaside and summertime, but really dislikes cold weather, baked beans and raisins.
Read news on Lucie and her colourful life at blu-shed.blogspot.co.uk

I wish I had time to play with some of the ideas in the book – but you all know I’ve been a road warrior the past couple of months.  I AM so anxious to get playing with my scraps – and I love how Lucie makes it look so easy!

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She approaches each individual technique in improvisational piecing, referring to them each as building blocks.  And they are!  The techniques you work through in each chapter can be combined with each other in many different inspirational layouts.

Many you will recognize from traditional string quilts, such as the basic string block, rail fences and chevrons, but these are brighter, bolder, a bit more free!  Each technique can be made into a mini quilt all its own – or combined into larger quilts.

I fell for this one hook line and sinker:

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I love this little ditty called “Pieced Squares”  Bring on the bright and saturated colors!
((And the polka dots in here make me happy!))

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The book is full of large full color photos in gorgeous settings!

This is one of my favorites, all in solids!

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But I really love this one also!  An uptake on basic crumb piecing – but look at the color gradations and the sashings – I love this!  It reminds me of the fields I saw in Ireland ((Only reference I have, I’ve not been to England yet, but that is coming up this next August 2014! YES!)) as viewed through a paned window.  Doesn’t your eye just go toward the yellow in the upper right?  That’s where the warmth and sunlight is.  Beautiful!

From the back of the book:

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About Quilt Improv:
Take inspiration from simple objects to create 12 beautiful, contemporary quilt blocks. Create original quilts from each block design and adapt them to your own style. Learn how to interpret print, pattern and shapes into unique quilting ideas and experiment with a range of innovative techniques for impressive, professional results. Covers techniques such as square piecing, basket weave, half-square triangles, chevrons, quarter circles and portholes.
Are you game? Ready to play in the scraps? Would you like to win a copy of Quilt Improv? 

Leave me a comment in the comments section below!  I’ll draw the winner on New Year’s Eve!

And while we are at it, here’s the run down of the blog hop. Be sure to visit and register each day at the blogs below for even more chances to win!  Dates go all the way through January and I’m looking forward to reading the posts all through the BLOG HOP!

DECEMBER:
Improv Quilts Quilt Block Designs
Mon 16thSummersville
Wed 18thThe Long Thread
Thur 19thA Stitch In Dye
Fri 20thFresh Modern Quilts
Sun 29th Quiltville’s Quips & Snips
JANUARY:
Improv Quilts Rope Quilt
Mon 6thDiary of a Quilter
Wed 8thBlueberry Park
Thur 9thSew Take a Hike
Fri 10thVery Kerry Berry
Mon 13thSew Justine Sew
Tue 14thJaybird Quilts
Wed 15thLily’s Quilts
Thur 16th – Cut To Pieces
Fri 17thHappy Zombie

Improv Quilts Railings Quilt

Mon 20thFreshly Pieced
Tue 21stFresh Lemons Quilts
Wed 22ndCrazy Mom Quilts
Thur 23rdGen X Quilters
Fri 24thHandmade by Alissa
Mon 27thDon’t Call Me Betsy
Tue 28thI’m a Ginger Monkey
Wed 29thSew Mama Sew
TBC – Ryan Walsh Quilts

Good luck, everyone!!


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Lisa Marie said...

I hadn't seen this book until now and it looks great. I love Lucie's style and fabrics so I would love to check out her book. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sam said...

Hi Bonnie Thanks for all you do; really enjoying the mystery quilt. I would love to win this as I am still mostly stuck in a box.... but I am trying with all your encouragement. Sam (samsandradownes@gmail.com)

Anonymous said...

This looks so interesting and fresh! Would love it!
Shelvy bud-n-shel@juno.com

Nancy-Rose said...

Thanks for the opportunity to enter the drawing! nancyrose123 @ hotmail.com

Fran said...

This book looks like it will supply hours, days, weeks...years of FUN!

Jo said...

This book looks like it may attack my scrap stash. It's wonderful.
I do need help to reduce my stash.
Keep up the good work Bonnie

Carin@Ullhärvan said...

Of course I'd love to win this book, I could need to get out of my usual box and try something different!

ajsgramie said...

What a cool book. This would be a great addition to my Bonnie Hunter books.

Ruth said...

It looks like tons of fun! Please enter me in the drawing!

Ellie said...

Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this beautiful book! Wonderful inspiration!

deb said...

I really love the red pink and black in the next to last photo!!! looks like a great book!

Garnet said...

Very interesting book - thank you for the opportunity to win. Love visiting your blog, always something to inspire.
guwood at myway dot com

Tiffany said...

Looks like a fun book - would love to win! Thanks

tubakk said...

This book is crying my name, actually. I LOVE scraps and scrap quilts. I really found out a while ago that my stash is scrappy, and just scrappy. Thanks for the chance to win.

Charlotte Taylor said...

Hi Bonnie. I love when you do giveaways. Thanks for giving us a chance to win. The book looks very interesting. iamctaylor@bellsoth.net

Becky said...

What a cool book! It looks like great fun.

Donna Frunzi said...

Thanks Bonnie! This book looks absolutely wonderful!

Josie McRazie said...

Beautiful and vibrant! I just love improv!

Mayleen said...

Currently working on a "points must match" quilt and am so ready for the fun of a scrappy project like the ones in the book. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

Nancy said...

Great quilts. Thanks for the giveaway

Anonymous said...

I would love to use my crumbs, via her instructions! That would be one more bin emptied & used up in a quilt. Thank you for offering the give a way! Catherine (csimmons2100@yahoo.com)

Sherri said...

I am such a rule follower. Maybe I need some of this 'improv mojo' too loosen me up a bit. Thanks for the opportunity to put my name in the hat for a chance to win.

jackiet said...

Hi Bonnie, Would love to win the book. I really heed to increase my comfort level with doing things outside the box.

cshamp said...

I would love to win a copy!

Jacki said...

Me, me, me.... Pick me!! I have so many scraps that haven't made it into your scrap system yet and just need to be used up.

SewQuiltOn! said...

The book looks wonderful. Yes you two would have a great time collaborating! Thank-you for participating.

Gayle from MI said...

I want to take the time to thank you for giving me the push I needed to get my sewing room in order. I listened to you speak in Ann Arbor MI in November of 2012. After leaving that meeting I came home and assessed my scraps which were housed in three large and very overflowing bins. After all they were being saved for over 15 years. I started cutting up the scraps every morning for 10 or 15 minutes. I am happy to report that all of the scraps are now cut and filed away neatly. I have started three different Leaders and Enders projects and am trying to find another project using the scraps that I can work on so that I can continue to use my 10-15 minutes of studio time. Thanks again for sparking my creativity!

kath in ohio said...

Love Lucie Summers-now I can follow her blog! Would love the book! And all the daily posts on this blog hop!! Kmfosnaugh@gmail.com

Mtntop Quilter said...

It looks like a very fun and creative book. I will keep a look out for it.

Bea Kiesow said...

Bea Kiesow bskiesow@gmail.com.com. Yes love this book and the wonderful blocks. Thanks for a chance to win.

MaLan said...

I already got it and I love it...I am also w Gwen Marston fan, I really am hooked by liberated quiltmaking

Anonymous said...

Bea Kiesow bskiesow @gmail.com
Yes would love to win this book. Thank you for the chance.

Elizabeth Rodgers said...

Thank you, this book looks so cheerful and sunny, it is 35 in Louisianan today, now feels like 75. Thank you again.

jean said...

These quilts look great, I'm eager to see the rest of the book.

Bonnie58 said...

Looks like a great book. I'd love to give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing

Catherine Remus said...

That looks like so much fun! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of the book.

Ann in the UP said...

Just what I need! MORE ideas and inspiration, but never pass up a chance!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this chance Bonnie, my mother & i have just start to quilt together & this book looks like it has some great projects for us. allisone63@optusnet.com.au

Heather Noordermeer said...

Love the quilts in this book. So unique. Thanks for the giveaway!

just me said...

would love this book.. thanks Bonnie :)

LisaMarie said...

This looks like a great rule-breaker book that I could really use. Thanks for the giveaway!

LintLady said...

Hello Bonnie,
yes! I don't like rules while sewing either, so this book with its nice quilts would be just perfect for ME!
Happy new year for you and thank you foe sharing all your nice work.
xxx Doris

Karen said...

I LOVE improv quilting. Been making crumb strips like the ones you were working on on Quilt Cam. Waiting to see what you did with yours. I find it very therapeutic.
I have made several wristlets using the improv quilting. They take a while longer but they are awesome. I want this book.

Lauriejo said...

Ooooo what a fun book! Thanks Bonnie

Cherry said...

Hi Bonnie - thanks for a great giveaway! I have a hard time releasing control & going scrappy so this book just might be the thing to help me break through.

Marj said...

I would love to have a copy of the book and just maybe it would help me tame some of my scraps.

suzanne, dutchess county NY said...

Looks like a fun book. Instead of calling these types of quilts "modern" I think they should be call " freedom" or " liberated" quilts. Free to piece for color and just go for it attitude, just plain fun and satisfying.
Have a great trip to Texas

Anita said...

Hi Bonnie!
Thanks for the great QuiltCam yesterday, it has been a while since I attended the last one.
The book looks fantastic, just what inspiration I need for my growing scrap bins. I would love to read the book and get ideas of how to reduce the size of these. Maybe there is even room for leftover Halloween fabrics in one of these projects, even though most of the orange ones are being used in Celtic Soltice.
I wish you a Happy New Year!

Greetings from a Norwegian quilter currently in the US.

Frog Quilter said...

Would love to win a book that gives more options for using scraps, my favorite play time.

Anonymous said...

I love the Improv Quilts. Just thinking of all the bonus quilts that can be made from all the leftovers in my scrap bins makes me ready for the new sewing year! Bring on the Improv quilts. LOL
Ardis

Pat said...

I haven't bought a quilt book in quite awhile, but this one just sings! Thanks for the chance to win it, and also thanks for highlighting it. Win or not, I hope to own this book and take inspiration from it!

Connie Wood said...

Looks like a fun way of quilting. and a good way to use up scrapes and orphan blocks and parts. Would love to win! Connie

ckwood@charter.net

Carla M said...

wow, this book looks fabulous! I love making improv quilts.

Barb in Mi said...

No measuring - I like it and the quilts are beautiful!
Thanks for a chance

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

I have been hearing a bit about improv blocks, and the bits that you have posted look so interesting :)

Glenda said...

Sometimes we need permission to play and this book does that. How much fun is this???!!!

Mary Ellen said...

This book is right up my alley. I would love to win!

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Steven Turner said...

Thanks Bonnie - the book looks amazing! I'm just getting into improv piecing so this would be ideal.
turner(underscore)post(at)hotmail(dot)com

Wendz said...

It's quilters like yourself and Lucy that keep us quilt mortals going. Would love to become the proud and inspired owner of a copy. Thank for the chance.

Martha Patterson said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Hope you have a safe and wonderful trip.

Betsy said...

I would love to win this book. Looks like a great way to use up some scraps

Valerie said...

Coloring outside the lines..I'm in!! I have lotza colors!!

Cynthia Meredith said...

This has been on my wish list--the quilts look so darn happy!

Margy T said...

What a lovely book! What a lovely opportunity to win a copy!
I love the serendipitous-ness of the designs - take what you have, cut it up, sew it back together and something new and wonderful will form itself.

Jaynie said...

Looks like a fun book. Thanks for sharing.

Gill said...

This looks a great book - I'm already following Lu's blog, I'd love to win a copy of her book!!!

Debi Haupt said...

Wow her quilts are so fresh looking... Who wouldn't want to try her techniques they all look so interesting.

Cathy said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win, looks like a fun book!

Sandy Kahler grandmatomanto@yahoo.com said...

Since I have a hard time matching every thing this book would let me be free on that. I would love to win a copy.

Maureeneh said...

Would love to win this book-looks like it would provide lots of inspiration! maureeneh52@hotmail.com

Mary Resch said...

Bonnie, this book looks fantastic! Thank you for sharing the opportunity to win a copy and for everything else you do for us quilters.

Theresa said...

Thanks Bonnie, I've not seen this book but intend to add it to my library. I love the quilts you show above.

Judy Snider said...

Looks like a fun book!! Lots of interesting ideas

Susan said...

Love the look of these quilts and would love to use my scraps to play with these ideas.

pelujilla said...

My son just asked for a more modern looking quilt. I could use this book for some guidance.

Debbie said...

Oh I love this book. I want it. Love the chance to win it.

Quilt Musings said...

Love your overview of the book! Did not see one quilt that had me thinking "nope, not that one" :) Thanks for the chance to win!!

Vicki Miller said...

I am such a rule follower ad perfectionist.! I would love to learn how to free myself! Looks like this book would help me! I would love to get the chance to win some freedom!

Myrna said...

It looks like a great book. The quilts are sew nice! Thanks for the opportunity to enter. Enjoy your time in Texas!

Kitties and Quilts said...

I'm a very traditional quilter so I don't know if I can do these blocks. I would love to give them a try. Looks like a lotta fun! Debbie in WV

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Muselle said...

Not measuring sounds like HEAVEN! I'm gearing up to create some art quilts for our home... decorate a few naked walls and surfaces... so far the traditional kind doesn't pass my husband's decorating test... I'm thinking this is right up our alley! Beautiful quilts!

Cindy May said...

Oh Bonnie, looks like a great book! Love the photo teaser you showed us. And it seems you now have a "sister" across the pond!
Thanks for a chance to win, and it would be a super birthday gift for me ...(hint, hint)!. Yep im a new years eve baby.
Best wishes your way!
Cindy from MI

JustPam said...

Looks like a fun quilt book!

a said...

I think this is a great way of putting together some of our fabulous fabrics. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

sandiqltr said...

Thanks for this review, Bonnie! I love what this book looks like and I would love to win one. sandiqltr@comcast.net

Connie said...

You said she makes scrapping look easy, but she is second to you, Bonnie.

Sewing In CT said...

What great fun! I have a kitchen sink quilt laid out on my family room floor as I type. It's quite a mish mash. Please enter me. I am also going to check out all those fabulous blogs which I have never seen before!

Lu said...

Freedom to create what works for you. Thank you for the post. Would love to win.

Anonymous said...

that's exactly the kind of modern scrappy quilting I want to do.....would love to win that book

Deanna W said...

Oh another way to use up those pieces that are too small for traditional piecing! Would love a chance to win. Have fun while you are away and Happy New Year!!!

Pat healthy_woman@hotmail.com said...

Love, love, love her use of color. It's giving me some ideas to use with got patterns, Bonnie!

Laurie T said...

I need a book like this since I am in that state of "self-imposed “all lines must be straight and all points must match” straight jacket". LOL Hope you and yours has a very Happy New Year, Bonnie!

Anonymous said...

Whoops! Pat is my name, not part of my email address.

Bev said...

I love improv anything! This looks like a fun approach to using all of our wonderful scraps. Looks like I will be adding this book to my wish list. Thanks, Bonnie, for keeping us up to date on wonderfulness!

Tracey Honig said...

thanks so much for all you do for us!! I am looking forward to starting your mystery quilt...haven't yet. I am waiting for my quilting buddy to come back from her trip. This looks like the perfect birthday gift for her as it will be here before we know it!! Have a wonderful and prosperous 2014!!

Lakegaldonna said...

I'd love a chance to win Quilt Improv.
Safe travels.

Becky Thomason said...

Looks like a beautiful book, would be fun to try, I'm still learning traditional methods so might be fun to try something less rigid.

dixiegirl1959 said...

Thank you for leading us to more beautiful quilts. I love, love them. This another must have book and blog to follow.

Bonnie, you are one generous soul. May you be kept safe during your many miles of travel while spreading the love of quilting.

Anonymous said...

The books look interesting!

cannewa said...

Wow! That looks like it would be fun! Thanks for the opportunity to an a copy.

Dawn Champion said...

I'm trying to break out of the controlled look and do scrappy. Trying on my son's graduation quilt (2 yrs late lol)with your inspiration i'm slowly getting it. thanks Dawn Champion adchamp@tds.net

Chris Donaldson said...

The books look very interesting and would love to be the proud winner!

Linda Denton said...

love scrappy quilts since not too good with putting colors together but can't afford to buy many books with no work for awhile but I trust you in saying a book is good cause i have both so many that i wish I hadn't but this sounds like it would help with all my scraps and not worry about colors. Please put me in drawing and have a safe trip and have fun

Marcy said...

I enjoy these blog hops to see what other quilters are doing and introducing us to new sites. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a fabulous prize.
Marcy

Quilter Kathy said...

A new wonderful quilting book AND a blog hop?!?!
What could be better?!?!?

Laura said...

The books looks fun and yummy.

Hilda said...

Great giveaway! I'm not tied to perfect points and matchy-matchy, but need help making it look like something cohesive instead of stuff just thrown together. I'd love to win, and really enjoy your blog!

Amy said...

Wow, interesting book. I'm definitely feeling the need to take a break from matching seams! Would love to get some inspiration from her book!

Joleen in MN said...

From the pictures it looks like the quilts would be great fun. Count me in on the drawing. Joleen in MN

Suzanne Carlisle said...

Oh, I like this, I would love to check it put! Thank you for the chance to win a copy!
suze9395@gmail.com

Kay said...

I would love to win this book and break out of my comfort zone!

Mary W Quilts said...

Looks like some fun inspiration and techniques. Thank you, Mary in Boston.

Ann said...

I would LOVE to win this book! It looks as if it would be a great inspiration to those of us who like to "work outside the box" and explore new ways of making quilts. And, the blog hop looks like great fun, too.

Becky said...

How fun! I would love to win this book!

Maria Slayman said...

I love all of the inspiration. I am quickly becoming a scrap quilter convert!!

susan said...

Bonnie - this work of Lucie
looks like she's "cut from the same cloth". Love what I've seen of her book! Would LOVE to win this!

lynbob said...

I'm currently doing your mystery quilt and loving it. This is my first scrap quilt and I know that I will be making many more in the future, so winning this book would be awesome - it would be extremely well read and treasured!

Maria Slayman said...

I love the possibilities. I am quickly becoming a scrap quilter convert!!

Pam said...

Between you and Lucie, there may be help for my scrap avalanche! This looks like a book I would love. pamalee123@hotmail.com

maureen said...

I would love to win this book. Just made my first "slab quilt" and like not having to be so precise. I don't have the gift (patience) to get everything lined up the way they need to be! This book looks like it's made for me!!

Dori said...

Looks like a fun book. Would love to win and try one of these quilts!

Lorraine Lewis said...

Perfect find for a lazy Sunday, I'm now inspired to spend my day with my scraps and perusing the web with all these luscious quilters participating.

Becky's Bees said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win...count me in!! Her style looks like something I would especially enjoy. Enjoy your travels over the New Year!!

Judy said...

What a fun book. I'd be tickled to win it.

upnitestx said...

What a great way to start freeing up my design skills. I would love to spend some time with Lucie.

slfinnell1965 said...

Hello Bonnie, Thanks for all the inspirational blogs! Sure will be wishing for my name to be drawn on New Year's Eve :)Stephanie
ps I just posted my latest string quilt on my blog. Happy happy girl!

Jill said...

What an interesting book and it looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing it with us....definitely one to check out.

Cissa K said...

Thanks for the chance. Count me in.

Edie said...

The color in the blocks is fabulous. I would love to win a copy of her book and use up some of my scraps. Have fun on your trip.

Anya said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance!

Linda V said...

Looks like a book right up my alley! Thanks for the giveaway!

Billy'sgirl said...

I love the idea of improvisational quilts! Hope I win this inspiring book. This may be my 2014 quilt style.

Karen said...

Another spin on using scraps. Love it!

scottylover said...

Wow this looks neat! I haven't seen it before. Thanks for sharing!

Sandy A

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Always appreciate any help using up those scraps. This book looks like it is filled with inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this book give-away. Another great scrap quilt book that may find a place on my bookshelf!!
lbcookie1@gmail.com

Andra Gayle said...

Looks like tons of fun! Thanks for the chance to win.

Emily C said...

There is nothing like a good dose of inspiration and freedom.

Mavis said...

Oooh! That looks like a great book that I could add to my library. Thanks for a chance to win Bonnie!

Becky said...

I love studying quilt books for inspiration and to learn new stuff. This looks like a super book for inspiration. Thanks for the link to the blog hop! Happy New Years!

Brenda J. said...

This book looks inspiring and fresh. Thanks for all you do, Bonnie, and the chance to win!

Carole said...

Would love to win this lovely book. I left England when I was nine years old, a long time ago. Am impressed with the colour in this wonderful book.

mamarazza said...

Ooooh!!! I so much want this book since I saw it at the Alsace Quilt show. It was on my christmas wishlist, but Santa forgot about it :-(( Oh, please, New Years elf ... aka Bonnie.

Doreen B said...

This book looks amazing! Thanks for the chance to win it!

Helen in the UK said...

I'd love a chance to win a copy of the book. I have a string box just waiting for its' turn to be used some more :)

Pam said...

This book is so interesting. A string quilt is on list this year. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lisa Mikel said...

I would love to win a copy of her book and make a quilt from her book.

sew lucky said...

Really enjoyed Quilt Cam last night as always . Loved that you only got two blocks completed in 1.5 hours;) Helps me believe that you are more like me ....real and not super human .lol. I have bit the bullet and started Celtic solstice . Just couldn't resist;).I always knew I was going to just told myself I can't right now .But...just couldn't help myself lol. Making some of each part today .Thanks for everything Beth :)

magnolias+tea said...

What fun, love all the projects shown.

Gloria said...

I may be too 'uptight' to be agood improv quilter.....

Donna B said...

What a great source for fresh inspiration! I would love to have this book!!! Thanks Bonnie for the opportunity to win a copy.

christineschoon said...

Love to win this book!!

Martha Henrichs said...

Looks like a very inspirational book! Mjhenrichs@aol.com

Carole said...

What a wonderful book. I left England when I was nine years old(a long time ago) and I don't remember that much colour. Visiting through this book would be so much fun.

Quilting in the South said...

I like the bright, modern colored fabrics she uses in the quilts in her book. I'd like to play around and make the circle one on the bottom row and second from the left.

Alycia said...

Looks like a great book!Thanks for sharing!

Lynda said...

I love to piece quilts but sadly, I am a perfectionist and will do as much unsewing as sewing just to make sure everything matches. I have long envied people who do improve piecing - just the freedom of not matching points, corners, even colors and prints would be a challenge for me - some day I will jump in the improve pool - sink or swim

justjenny said...

Hi Bonnie, long time looky loo and first time actually cutting the fabric and sewing on a mystery quilt. I love your quilts! The book giveaway looks like fun.

Louise SS said...

What a fun book!Love scraps and have tons... mostly crumbs! It is so much fun to make them into fabric. Thanks for the chance. Louise

Yolande95 said...

I'd love to win this book. Thank you

marilyn thompson said...

What a delightful book! I feel inspired just looking at the overview! Marilyn
Chickiesgma@yahoo.com

Anna said...

Love! Thanks for a chance to win

Marla said...

What a great book! And a great sense of humor the author seems to have. Love the chance to win!

Quiltingloulou said...

These quilts look so cheerful. She has used some lovely bright colors, very fresh and clean. Would love a chance to win a copy of this book. Will start sorting my scraps, just in case. Thanks Bonnie.

Janet said...

This is my kind of quilting! Thanks for a chance to win.

laurie wellington said...

What a great book to use with my "scrap-user system" ! Thank you Bonnie. Would love to add it to my library of Bonnie Books.

Beth in MN said...

Wow! I love the looks of "Quilt Improv."

Esther said...

Yummy fresh ideas! I need more hours in the day!

Carol C said...

It's been a long time since a book has said "you need to own me". LOL I would love to have this one. Thanks for the chance to win this.

Kelly said...

I didn't even see the yellow on the one quilt. I was focused on the green and red in the lower left corner. I do believe you two would have a wonderful time together & make beautiful quilts!

Donna-Maree said...

Wow, what a cool book. It looks truly inspirational. Thanks for the chance to win.

Edna Clifford said...

Thanks for the chance to win this great book. It looks like a lot of fun

Dorothy Matheson said...

I think this book looks to be a great one. It would be nice to win a copy.

Andee said...

My other love (besides quilts) is books, so throw my name in the hat! This looks like a fun book I am going to have get one way or the other!

Susie Jensen said...

I am not familiar with this quilter but wii certainly check her out. This book would be good to help me out of my quilting slump. I am having a hard time getting going lately.

robin said...

I love Luci's work! Thank you for a chance to win this awesome giveaway!

Deb said...

Looks like a lot of scrappy goodness is that book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Anonymous said...

I hope to attend a class of yours someday. I keep looking at your schedule and dreaming. -Annette in Omaha

Kathy Mills said...

What a wonderful way to get us outside our boxes! Quilts pictured are so bright, cheerful & pretty. I walk a tight line around my box with an occasional toe stepping out.This just might be what I need to put my whole foot out! Thanks for the opportunity

barbara woods said...

would love to win, thanks

Kay said...

This looks like a fantastic book, thanks for a great giveaway. I would love to chance to start something fresh and new like this.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Terri in BC said...

What fun! I've been making 3 1/2" monochrome crumb blocks all year, and would love to see more ideas for my crummy bits.

Quilting Tangent said...

Looks interesting, new blocks, new layouts. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Jeanne in Ohio said...

Sounds like a cool book. I'd love to try some of these techniques. Thanks for the giveaway.

Dr Toothy said...

Oh I need this book. I am a line it up and corners meet type of gal. would love to get out of that mindset. This book really will help that.
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Nikki Haley said...

What can I say this is a must have book. I really love improv blocks

AJ (The Quilting Pot Podcast) said...

This book looks like it speaks to the use of scrap fabrics! I could definitely be inspired for 2014.

TLC said...

Looks like FUN!!!!

Beth in TN said...

My kind of no-rules quilter!

Lisa said...

Hi Bonnie,
I am a new follower, although I have read your blog for many years. Just started cutting using your scrap-user system.
The quilts in Lucie's book are fresh and scrappy! This book would be a cure for my commitment issues regarding my stash of fabric scraps!!
Thanks for the chance to win and for the information you share with us!
Lisa (lisamcouey@yahoo.com)

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

This book looks like lots of fun and inspiration. and more ideas on how I can use up all my scraps!

Marly Rylaars said...

This looks like a really interesting book; I love the designs in the photos. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Juliana Ellington said...

I so enjoy your blog, but I also appreciate your commitment to introducing your followers to new techniques, new designers, new fabric lines.
Juliana (juliana_ellington@yahoo.com)

Glady said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this fun book. It would be just what I need to use up some of my growing piles of scraps. I'm enjoying the mystery quilt!

Pamela Matthews said...

This book looks stunning, would love a chance to win it

qltmom9 said...

Oh, my! I want to make a BUNCH of those cool quilts. I sure have enough scraps from mysteries and Bonnie's patterns. SUCH HAPPY HAPPY QUILTS. Thank you for the chance!

Lucy (in IN, who wants this book SO MUCH!)

judys said...

This looks like a fun thing to try (haven't seen it before either). and the colours are just wonderful!!

carla said...

Hi!!! Great give away!!!! I love all the improv blocks shown!!! Sounds like fun!!!

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