Wednesday, October 12, 2011

More books to give away!!

Want more scrap quilt ideas? You've come to the right place. Recently we met here for the purpose of a giveaway of Lynn Roddy Brown's latest book, Patchwork-Play Quilts. You may recall that at the end of the post I shared these photos of Lynn's previous books.                                                                                                                             
After that giveaway, Lynn generously offered to send me copies of her first two books to be given away. So Scrap Quilters, here we go again!! To be entered you don't have to be a follower or post this on your blog, just leave a comment below. The books will be given away separately, so your comment will give you two chances to win. The RNG will choose a winner for each book. If you would like to be entered twice I will add your name a second time if you do post a link to this page and let me know that you have done so. If by some rare chance the same name comes up for both books, I will give that individual their choice of which book they would like and I will redraw for the other one. 

The first book, Simple Strategies for Scrap Quilts, is a great place to start if you have never made a scrap quilt, but have been wanting to try. Lynn includes chapters on "Understanding Scrap Quilts", "Collecting Fabric", "Quiltmaking Basics", "Designing with Scrap Blocks", and "Finishing the Quilt". I love this statement from Lynn in the chapter "Understanding Scrap Quilts";
  "Scrap quilts look great from a distance and are full of surprises when you get up close. I hate bed making, but when there's a scrap quilt on the bed, I can find joy in all the colors, textures, and patterns as I go through the drudgery."
There are kernels of quilting wisdom and knowledge in every section of this book. I wanted to include more of it, but I'm covering two books here, so I can't get very detailed or this will take forever. All of the quilts in this book are within the "beginner to intermediate" range. Most of them are surrounded by two straight borders, a narrow one and a wide one, though now and then a quilt will break that mold. All of the quilts are visually appealing. Enough said, let's look at some pictures!!
Lynn made this quilt using a consistent light
fabric throughout the quilt.
This quilt was created from blocks received in a swap.
By reversing the value placement from one block to the next,
the eye is kept hopping over this colorful quilt.
If you like "scrappy", but with a little more controlled look,
Lynn recommends using related fabrics in a quilt, as in this
one made with 30s reproduction prints. . .
. . . or this one in CW pinks and browns.
These bow tie circles were made using highly contrasting
fabrics and repeating the same in the outer border.
That gives you a taste of the sixteen quilts within the pages of this book. All of the patterns offer clear, full color illustrations to go along with the concise instructions.
Let's move on to "Simple Strategies for Block Swap Quilts." I admit that I was hesitant to buy this, based on the title. I have never participated in a block swap and am not sure if I ever will. But once I looked inside the cover I was sold. There are so many wonderful scrap quilts here, with the patterns to make them from scratch, in case you are like me and don't have blocks from a swap.
Lynn offers this insight into why she loves swaps (she belongs to two swap groups), "The blocks I receive in trades are one step up from my fabric stash. They are a head start on a quilt, waiting there for me when and if I am inspired to use them."
Along with the sections on understanding scrap quilts and designing with blocks (which are not just lifted from the previous book, there is new stuff here), there is a section on how to organize and conduct a block swap. If you are looking for a project for a guild, or want to start a swap group, this section contains valuable helps. Lynn also discusses the "controlled" approach to scrap quilting versus the "just go for it" method. You will probably be able to define your style after reading this and trying your hand at a scrap quilt.
Many of the 15 patterns include alternative layouts for the block involved. Several patterns have tips to use if conducting a swap for that specific block. 
Now let's see some of the treats in this book.
I always say I've never met a churn dash I didn't like and this is no
exception. I especially like the secondary pattern created by
the flying geese units in the sashing.
Not all scrap quilts have to have a vintage look. This is a
beauty, with the black chains making the bright colors
shine. Mary (Quilt Hollow), if you are reading this, this is
where I remembered seeing that block in your little
Schnibbles quilt! : )
Doesn't get much scrappier than this. Love it!!
This quilt was the result of a trade using blue and yellow HSTs and
four patch units. Value placement made all the difference in
creating a stunning pattern that spills into the borders. 
The swap that made this quilt happen consisted of trading 4 identical
4-patch units. The "on point" setting, placement of the light squares in
the centers and corners, and creative sashing give so much visual
interest and fool the eye into thinking the black lines are slashing
through larger "Puss in the Corner" blocks.
 That about covers it. I just want to add that no give away copies of books were harmed in this post. All photos were taken from my own well-marked, tabbed copies of these books. If you win you will receive a pristine, "spine never cracked", autographed copy!
So leave those comments and if you want to be in the drawing twice you can blog about this and post a link. You have until 10:00 p.m. Saturday, MDT. I will post the winner later that night and ship the books out Monday! Good Luck!!

Until next time, from the little mountain valley where it looked like the mountains were on fire last night, 
Janet O.

69 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh...you know how I love scrappy...all those books are fun...thanks for the chance to win this delightful giveaway!

    :) Carolyn

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  2. I love scrap quilts and either book would be welcome in my home! Such great ideas. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  3. Gorgeous photo of the mountains. Pick me pick me, I would love to leaf through those scrappy books! ;) Thanks for the chance.

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  4. Love quilting books, scrap quilts are so pretty.
    Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

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  5. If four fabrics are good, fourteen are ten times better! I love scrap quilts and have a hard time not turning every quilt into one. Would love to read either of these, but particularly learning about controlling the color choices. Thanks for the chance!

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  6. I would be delighted to win either book, although I better check my pattern collection... I may have one of these already.

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  7. What's a gal to do when she loves scrap quilts? Enter the give away of course!!

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  8. With all the swaps I do and have done, I need that second book!! How are you so lucky to get them from the author to give a way? Thanks for putting my name in the RNG thingy! Going to Post the Link on FB, does that work??

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  9. If I won a book my mom would get it for Christmas (because you know very well that I don't quilt)!

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  10. Of course I'm in!!! One of these days I might just win.

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  11. I love quilt books almost as much as I love quilting... such gorgeous books!!

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  12. Please include me in the draw for the second book. I'd love to see all her newest quilts. Scrap quilts are my favourite. Thank you to both of you.

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  13. Both books look very inspiring and either would be appreciated. Glad to meet you in blogland, your southern neighbor ... btw, the photo looks like Cache Valley.

    Sandra Starley
    AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser
    Moab, Utah

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  14. I love scrap quilts and thank you for the opportunity to win one of these books.

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  15. Scrappy is the way to go. Thanks so much.

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  16. I love scrap quilts - please enter me in the drawing!

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  17. Scrap quilts are the best! ANd these books look like a good place to get inspiration. The Sunshine on My Shoulders quilt looks like a good place to start.

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  18. Oh my gosh, I LOVE scrappy quilts and would love to own either of these books!
    I'm now following your great blog, too! :)

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  19. I'm adding a link to my FB page. I especially love the quilts in the first book!

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  20. As I finish up UFOs, I am accumulating more and more scraps. So please put my name in the draw for the beautiful scrap books.

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  21. OH DROOL! I'd love these books, I host swaps often and didn't think there would be a BOOK for that, how cool is THAT!!
    ( I just had a blond moment I couldn't find where to comment, then realized you named it WELCOMED THOUGHTS LOL) too cute

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  22. I love scrap quilts and would love either one of these books!

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  23. Thanks so much for the introduction to Lynn's books and a chance to win one. All of her patterns look fabulous.

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  24. I am seriously drooling over these pages...Thank you Janet and Lynn for the opportunity!

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  25. I've added your giveaway to my sidebar. Thanks again.
    http://sideroadstitcher.blogspot.com/

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  26. Hey, I don't know if I'm eligible for your giveaway as I'm in the UK, but I'd be happy to pay postage! I'm fairly new to quilting as I only started this year but I would be thrilled to win :)

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  27. Thank you so much for turning me on to these books. I love scrap quilts and have been saving all my scraps.

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  28. Love those books, not sure if this is open to International but I hope so. Linda

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  29. I'd love to win the swap block book! They both look like winners Janet!!

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  30. Oooh ... both of these books look very interesting ... love scrappiness!! :)

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  31. Those books look scrumptious! I love Scrappy Quilts.

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  32. Love these quilts, especially the black and white chains! Thanks for sharing.

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  33. I definitely want to be in on this wonderful opportunity. Thank you for this great giveaway and either book would tickle my fancy. Judy C

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  34. These books look great! thanks for the chances!

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  35. Oooo, I'd love a chance to win one of these books. Thanks for the pics of the pages. If I don't win, I'm going to have to purchase them! Michele G mgailey623@gmail.com

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  36. Thanks Janet and Lynn! I'd love to win!

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  37. I love scrap quilts! I could definitely use either of these books.

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  38. I absolutely adore scrap quilts and would love a chance to win either of the books. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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  39. Scrappy quilts are my favorite. I would love the opportunity to win one of these books.

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  40. I love scrappy quilts! They always seem the most comforting to me. Thanks for the chance!!! :)

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  41. The Swap Block book has been on my wish list for awhile but I've only participated in one swap. I also love scrap quilts so wouldn't mind winning that one either. Thanks to you and Lynn for the generous opportunity!

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  42. I would love to win either of these books, scrappy is my favorite kind of quilt! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  43. oh my, I have so many scraps, either of these books would be great inspiration to put those scraps to work!

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  44. Those quilt pictures you published are just inspiring... I would love to win either book

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  45. Oooh, I would love one of these books. I have decided that I NEED to get rid of all these bits and pieces of fabric that I have been saving for years. It looks like some great patterns for that in these books.

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  46. Oh how great, just think the books are wonderful and thank you the chance to win a copy.

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  47. Scrap quilts rule!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  48. Thank you for bringing Lynn Roddy Brown to my attention. I love making quilts with scraps and after posting this will check out her books. Thanks for the chance to win...

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  49. I have just started with scrappy quilts Would absolutely love these to add to my book collection Pick me PLEAAASSSSEE

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  50. Looks like two amazing books! From the photos I can't decide which one that I lik the best! Even if I don't win, I think I would like to add them to my library of quilting books as soon as I can. Thanks for showing some of the photos because sometimes when buying a book online it doesn't show what is inside.
    Kristie

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  51. These both look wonderful. I really love the churn dash quilt - this one is so interesting. They are all great! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  52. scrap quilt books? say no more, just count me in...and hop on over to my blog and put my name in again....

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  53. I would love to win either book since scrap quilts are my favorites but I struggle with making them. The tips you quoted sound like the books are an excellent reference to be able to refer to while persuing my scraps for a quilt.

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  54. Both of these books look wonderful.
    I love scrap quilts. Our Guild is doing a mystery scrap quilt this year and I'm looking forward to including this in my winter quilting.
    I will post your give-away on my blog. Come on over for a visit.
    boltsandbobbins.blogspot.com
    Have a great week-end.

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  55. Wow, out of work and the chance to win a scrap quilt book. I was just looking at them longingly, thanks!

    Diana

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  56. Both books look great and I appreciate your insight into them. I have been eyeing the block swap book for some time. Happy Weekend!

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  57. I blogged about your giveaway at http://salliessampler.blogspot.com/2011/10/five-on-friday.html

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  58. Thanks so much for a chance to win one of Lynn's scrappy books. My scraps are building and I promise to put it to good use if I win.

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  59. I blogged about your giveaway today at:

    http://roguequilter.blogspot.com/2011/10/more-books-to-give-away.html

    Thanks for another chance to win. I LOVE scrappy!

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  60. How generous! I love scrappy quilts. I would love to win one of the books.

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  61. Those books look awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  62. Janet, you write great reviews! My first "real" quilt project was a scrap quilt. I laugh because I didn't even have any scraps. Now, 12 years later, Lynn Roddy's books would be very helpful. My guild does yearly swaps and Ms. Roddy's block swap book would have some great ideas for us to incorporate. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  63. Those books both look wonderful! I really like the Hourglass: Nana's Pinwheels Quilt! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway! :)

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  64. Scrap quilts are my favorite! Thanks.

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  65. ooooooooooooo!!! I be scrap happy!!those books make me swoon! thanks for the giveaway. (mauh ) Liz

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  66. I love scrap quilts. I would love to win!

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  67. Oh - I would love to win - and thanks for your blog and contest!

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  68. I would love to win these books! I love scrap quilts!

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  69. Este blog é uma representação exata de competências. Eu gosto da sua recomendação. Um grande conceito que reflete os pensamentos do escritor. Consultoria RH

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