Saturday, April 20, 2013

Large-block Quilts Blog Tour Starts Today!!!

Today IS my day to kick off the blogger's book tour.
I have a great group of friends and
 I am super excited
 to have them participate in my book tour.

Remember there are 10 participating blogs...
talking about Large-block Quilts.


10 chances to win a copy of the book!
And each of them will be making a block
from the book.
Will it be easy?
Fast?
or
just Fun?
You'll have to wait and see....

4/20 Me! Vickie




4/24 Jen W 



4/27 Kate Spain 


4/29 Stitch This!

Here is the block I chose for today....
Ice Cream


Turns out it was easy, fast AND fun...

Want to make this block too?
Just leave me a comment on this post.
I will be choosing a winner at random on May 1st!

But wait....there's more....
today is my 1000th blog post.
seriously.
so in addition to choosing a book winner
I am going to choose
another winner for a special 1000th post anniversary!!!
Make sure you leave just one comment on this post to enter.
Good Luck!

184 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Congratulations Vicki on your 1000th post. Your block looks cute and easy. Thanks for a chance at the book.

Lisa Lisa said...

What a fun block! Congrats on your 1000th post!! Wow!

Vicky P said...

Great block and congrats on your 1000th post.

Kim said...

Congrats on your 1000th post! That's a block I could do quickly.

Carol Candlish said...

Congrats on your 1000th post!!! That is amazing! And I like your block.........thanks for the giveaway.

Marls said...

Conratulations Vickie on 1,000 post- amazing and I look forward to the next 1,000.
That block looks like fun. Thanks forthe chance to enter the giveaway.

misspatchwork said...

Congratulation on your 1000th post. What an amazing block and thanks for the giveaway.
Greetings from Germany
Gudrun

Hildy said...

Wow, 1000th posts that'sseriously a lot, congrats!
Your block looks like fun just the way I like it;-)
hildy(at)ebertzeder(dot)de

Thim3 said...

Congratulation on your 1000th post...what a wonderful block and a great giveaway.
thim3@hotmail.com

Teri said...

I am really enjoying the switch to the bigger blocks. Congrats on a successful blog. Thanks for the offering.

Martina said...

This block looks great! And congratulations on 1000th posts!Love to read them.

Nancy E said...

Congrats on your book and 1000 posts! I am looking forward to the blog tour and seeing all the blocks ..... nice block you posted!!!

Quilt Hollow said...

CONGRATS is certainly in order here!!! Looks to be a good book to use up stash a wee bit faster. I'm looking forward to seeing more through the blog book tour!

Dorian said...

What a great looking book. I'm looking forward to the blog hop.

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Your book looks amazing!! Congrats on your 1000 posts!

giddy99 said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post! Very cute block, too (I LOVE Big Block quilts)!

sheddy said...

Way to go, Vickie. The block and book look great.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Congrats on book and 1000 posts. Thnx for the chanc to win!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Vickie! I am so looking forward to seeing all of the large block quilts. I love your block! Florence

Linda said...

Cute block! I love large blocks in my quilts. Can't wait to see your book in person. Congrats on the 1000th post!

Terry said...

Congratulations! It looks like a wonderful book! :0)

Kathryn said...

congrats, Vicki. I love reading what you are doing and making.

scottylover said...

I would love to win this book! Congrats on 1000 posts, too! I love seeing what you are working on!

Sandy A

Mom C said...

I don't think I've read all 1000 but I've read more than a few. Good Stuff. nice block. Thanks.

Needled Mom said...

1000??? Wow! Congratulations.

The block looks wonderful and I can see the movement if used in a full quilt. It looks like a great book.

dortha said...

Looks like a fun book. Would love to win one. Congratulations on it and on your 1,000th post. Keep them coming.

Kathy H said...

Congratulations on 1000posts! I can't even think of writing that many posts. Your block is very pretty. It would be nice to have some ideas on using those beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the chance.

Cory said...

Congrats on the new book and on 1000 posts. I would love to win your book. I lead a quilt ministry at my church and am always looking for quick blocks and quilts so we can get more quilts out to kids in crisis situations. Thank you. Take care and God bless, Cory

Ruamom said...

Congratulations on an amazing blog! Your block is splendid!

Melanie said...

So excited about this tour!

barb said...

Congrats! You deserve it. I love the block you made, it is very striking. Would love to make myself a chemo quilt with this pattern. babscorbitt@gmail.com

Audrey said...

What a fun way to celebrate your book AND your blog. aschaefer 24 at yahoo dot com

marilyn said...

I love big blocks and I cannot lie...
I love quilts that come together quickly too, just what I need for more charity quilts. Thanks for the chance to win and congrats on your 1,000th post.

Cecilia said...

Cute block. Congratulations on your 1000th post.

MARIA CRISTINA said...

Long is the road traveled to reach the 1000 post, congratulations!
It is a very cute block!
Have a great weekend

Brenda said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts! Have a wonderful weekend.

Karrie Smith said...

Happy 1000th post! And thanks for the chance to win ;)

Daniela said...

Congrats on you 1000th post!!
How Fun! I need to check out your book. It looks Fab! I love large blocks quilt. Good luck on your book tour.

Sinta Renee said...

Congratulations on both occasions! What perfect timing for a celebration. I can't wait to see your tour this week. I always love what you do!

Lyn said...

Nice block! Congrats on your 1,000th post!

Carol said...

Cute block Vickie. I'm happy to be part of the tour, hope to have some visitors on Thursday.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Cute block! I am in need of some fast and cute quilts~ I will be stopping at every tour blog. Congrat's on 1000! And congrat's on your book too!

Gill said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts!!
Your block looks fast and simple - thanks!

Judith Blinkenberg said...

Congratulations on yoir 1000 posts! Great acheviement,and the book!! I look forward to buying it if I do not win.

~Laurie~ said...

Can it be 1000 posts?! Wow!! Congratulations on staying with us and sharing your quilting fun. Also so proud for and of you for being published. Great accomplishment - would you have believed it 5 years ago?! Congratulations!!

Ellee said...

Love your 9-patch variation! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Quilt n Queen said...

Congratulations Vickie...2 great accomplishments...authoring a book and 1000th posts!! Thanks for the chance, I would luv to win your book. Happy stitching, Pauline

Linda said...

CONGRATS ON 1000+!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

barbara woods said...

congrats!

jac. said...

That's a lot of posts! Congrats!

Texas JennyWren said...

Congrats on your blog-a-versary!! And how fun this blog tour is. Thanks

Kim said...

1,000 posts s quite an accomplishment! Congrats! Who wouldn't want a copy of your book? Thanks for the opportunity!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

You are awesome! Congrats on your 1000th post!

Katherine McNeese said...

congrats! 1000! WOW!
thanks for the giveaway

Anne D said...

I love large blocks. Your book looks great. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Sandy said...

Wow, 1000 posts...great! I would love to be a winner for either prize.

Heartsdesire said...

1,000 blog post, wow. That is certainly something to be proud of. Love the idea of a book full of large-block quilts. Always looking for ways to use up my stash.

Lindsay said...

Congrats! Those blocks look really cute! And I bet they'd sew up pretty quick for a big quilt too. :)

Jeanenne Nielsen said...

Congratulations on your blog and on your book. I really like your block. I wish I could be as good as you. I just started quilting and I don't think I could design a quilt let along tell someone how to make it, so congratulations. You have done a marvelous job.

Dianne Mitzel said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post! I love your blog and visit daily..the book looks great, have not seen on in person..maybe soon??
diannemitzel1@hotmail.com

Rosa said...

Your block looks fabulous.1000 post?That`s an awesome milestone.Congratulations!

llavmc said...

Congrats on the 1000th blog post and for the release of the book!

Cindy said...

Double congratulations! How exciting to have the book release! Love your fussy cutting on the words in the fabric!

Julia said...

Wow! Congrats on your new book and your 1000th post!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Congratulations on the 1000 post and book!! Very awesome! I can't wait for my day on the tour.

This Dog's Mom said...

Congratulations! And thanks for the eye candy on your blog! I love your block, especially the assortment of neutrals that you used. Very striking!

Bailey said...

Cool beans! I think you should have people keep commenting until you reach the 1000 comment and then they are the winner! It would be a comment contest :)

carolann said...

Super congrats on your new book and 1,000th blog post!! Thanks for all of the eye candy and inspiration!

Angela T said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post

Susan C said...

Congratulations on your book and your 1000th post! I'm looking forward to seeing all the blocks on the blogger's book tour.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations Vicki!

Julie said...

I love big blocks and big block quilts!! Congratulations to you for your 1000th post--I've been reading your blog for about a year and enjoy what I read about you and what you do!!

Wilma said...

What a lovely block! Congrats on 1000 blog entries! You are a busy gal!

Kristy said...

Love the cover of your book. Congratulations on your 1,000th post! Keep up the good work. K-

Toot said...

Hi Vicki,
Thanks for the chance to win. I love the block, have a stash that I could definetly practice on. Congratulations on your 1000 post

Lisa E said...

Congrats on your book and your 1000th post. (I can't imagine doing either!) Your block is lovely.

Marcia Clifford said...

What fun! Tiny is nice, but bigger is often easier. Thanks for doing a blog tour, and hope your book sales soar!
Marcia

cherylj said...

Congrats on 1000 posts! I like the idea of big blocks, I would like to try some out

pricillaprecise said...

Found your blog via Me&MySister. This looks like an interesting book, and I'll certainly follow all the blocks on the tour. Big blocks are soooo quick and effective.
Margaret

Tatkis said...

Wow, this block looks lovely and fun!
Congrats with 1000 posts and thanks for the giveaway!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Aunt Marti said...

Wow, Vickie, 1000 posts! Congratulations! Looking forward to thumbing through the new book, it looks like fun.

carla said...

Hi!!! Wow!!! 1000 posts!!! Congrats!!! Love your block!!!

Heather B said...

Congrats on 1000 post! I need to get my hands on this book! Love the block you choose it looks great! Thanks for the chance to win!
mrs(dot)hbraun(at)gmail(dot)com

Margaret said...

Congratulations on the book and the posts. The book looks awesome.

Jodi said...

Congrats on 1000 posts. Love the book and can't wait to see all the blocks.

Anonymous said...

Wow, 1000 posts is amazing! Congrats on your posts, and your book! g.granger01@gmail.com

B Greene said...

Wow - Congratulations on your 1000th post! I am anxious to try a "big block" quilt, so this looks like a wonderful resource. Thanks for the two giveaway chances!!

Lani Glasser said...

I am loving the concept of a big block quilt right now and congratulations on 1,000 posts! I am in awe.

Lynda said...

would be fun to win your big block book - I have just started making 12.5" blocks, but big blocks would sure make a quilt go together faster. Congrats on your 100th entry - don't think that much happens in my life to make 100.

LJ said...

OM goodness! 1000th post; it does make me wonder when you began blogging. I've only been reading blogs for about 2+ years so 1000 seems fantatic! Congratulations. I do love the ice cream block and don't we find we'd like an easy, fast, block for those quilting projects when time is a particular factor?

Gramma Quilter said...

Congrats! Nine patch anything is always a favorite. Thanks for the chance to win!

cvdnurse said...

Congratulations on your 1000th blog post! I love the theme of your book - I don't have a lot of time to devote to my hobby, so making big blocks helps me get to a finished product much faster.
susan in pa
susie.galasso@gmail.com

Deb said...

Congrats on your new book. Would love to win.

Deb said...

Congrats on your new book. Would love to win.

jemfl said...

The new book is a winner-just what I need for a quilt group Sat. meeting thanks!

Emily C said...

Looks great. I love ice cream. Grats on 1000 posts.

OhioLori said...

Wowie! 1000 posts!! Congratulations!!
(do loooove your Blog!)

Would be thrilled to win this book!! Love the projects already!! :)

sue said...

Book looks like fun. Congrat on 1,000 blog posts! Wow

Caroline said...

Congratulations on a fun book! Looking forward to the tour!

Kathy L said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. Book looks great. Thanks for the chance to win.

Smeek said...

Looks like a really fun book. Congrats on 1000. And thanks for the giveaway.

Susan said...

I already own the book and love it. I haven't decided yet what to make first because they are all so lovely.

Passionate Quilter said...

I forgot to tell you, but congrats on your book! How exciting!

KMSC said...

Congratulations on your new book and 1000th post! I hope I win a copy of your book; it looks fabulous!

Lesley said...

Love your block...it would look amazing with others just like it to make a quilt! Thanks for the chance and congrats on your celebration of 1000 posts. Way to go!

Marlene said...

Thanks for a chance to win the book and Congrats on 1000!

Donna said...

Large blocks are the perfect way to quilt up some favorite fabrics I've been saving. Your book will be my quide.

JoDee said...

Congrats on your 1000th! Love the block you made and can't wait to see what other blocks your friends will make

robin said...

Congrats on 1000 posts!!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Looks like a great book, a great block, and congrats on your 1000th post!! Great going.

PDXPam said...

Congrats on your 1000th post and thanks for the giveaway. I've recently been looking into large block quilting and this book would be a great addition!!

tpott said...

YAY! Vickie, your 1000th post and a new author, WOW! Congratulations to you! It looks like a wonderful book, I haven't seen it at my LQS yet, hopefully soon. Thanks for the chance to win. ;-> Toni Anne

Jacque Dunn said...

Congrats on your 1000th and the book. I would love to win. I don't buy many books as I only find one or two items in them I will make but yours looks like I want to make them all!!

Kathy said...

Your book looks great! Congratulations... Thanks for the chance to win...

Janet said...

1,000 likes for your post <3 = 1,000 likes for the chances to win this book<3.

Kd Brown said...

Wow, you certainly have a lot to celebrate, Vickie! I've been eyeing your new book since it came out and sure would love to win a copy. Thanks for all you do!

patricia said...

Pretty good blog record and looks like a fun book. Congratulations on it all!

Sallie said...

Congratulations! Thanks for the double giveaway!

FLO_rancher said...

wow..a great book so inspirational ..lifts my spirits..thank you. sew peacefully

quiltmania said...

1000 posts, good on you!

Lisa Marie said...

Oh yes, I'd love to make that block! This book looks great, thanks for the chance to win!

Sarah Craig said...

Wow, Vicki! This looks like a fabulous book - that's one great block, and I can't wait to see more! And congratulations on 1000 posts - that's amazing!

Rita McCart said...

CONGRATULATIONS for reaching 1000 posts! have a great evening and bright tomorrow :)

Pat V. said...

This book looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

Susan Stanton said...

Congratualtions on your 1000th post! The block looks easy and beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

Nancy said...

Congrats on your 1,000th post! thanks for the chance to win!

Lore S said...

I'm impressed! !000 blogs is really something to celebrate! Keep them coming!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on your 1,000th blog! Hope to see many more.

JoNell said...

Congratulations on your book and blog. Thanks for your contribution to the quilting community.

Crickets Corner said...

Congratulations on the 1000th post! That's a cute block and looks so fast and easy.

lefuntz said...

Ice cream! Perfect for spring. Congrats on 1000 posts! That is a bunch.

Lu said...

I love ice cream a thousand times over.

valerie boudier said...

Looks a lovely book, one I'd like to win

GranChris said...

Congratulations on the blog and the book. I can't wait to see the book for real.

Carolyn said...

Congrats on your great blog achievement. Your block is super sweet!

Lynn said...

Wow! 1000 posts and even a bigger wow a new book! This book looks terrific, I've been looking for some big block quilt ideas and this really fits the bill!

Alison Aiton said...

1000 posts is amazing - great dedication, and thanks for sharing your quilty journey with us!

vickievanphd said...

ohhhh this looks like fun and fast, got my name written all ocver it :)
vickiedotvanathotmail.com

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your 1000 post! I would love to win a copy of your book. Thanks for the chance.

Linda E in AZ said...

1000 posts - WOW that is a milestone!

poorfarm said...

What a fun blog! I just found you from a link at Natalia's Pieceandquilt. Congratulations and good luck for future success with your blog and book!

betty drake said...

I would love the book
bettydrake1@gmail.com

JoLyn said...

I would love love love to win the book, looks like so much fun!
jolyn dot waters @ taxworks dot com

quiltmom said...

Looks like a great block and a very fun book. I would love to win a copy of it.
Congratulations on your 1000 post- that is one grand accomplishment.
Thanks for hosting such a terrific hop to celebrate your book.
Regards from Alberta,
Anna

Connie said...

What a neat block and thanks for a chance to win your book! Congrats on your 1000th blog post too!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

That's a LOT of quilty typing! Beautiful block too.

Joyce said...

Your book looks just fabulous...congrats!

Margaret said...

I just love this book so far. Thanks for the chance to win

Lisa said...

Congratulations!!!! I love big blocks so this book would be great for me! Thanks for the giveaway!

Terri said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post!!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your giveaways.

JoyceLM said...

Happy 1000th post. Enjoying the blog hop (came in late). Thanks for the chance to win.

Sandy D said...

Congrats on your 1000th post.The ice cream block reminds me of mint Chocolate. Thanks for a chance to win.

Tamie said...

Congratulation on your book and all your posts.

barb said...

I would love this book! Congrats on your blogging record, keep up thegreat work barbara babscorbitt@gmail.com

wendy said...

Looking forward to checking out your book. Congrats on 1000 and your book!

Sandy said...

The book looks great! Congrats on 1000 posts. That's a big deal! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Jane S. said...

Congratulations on post 1000! That's a huge accomplishment. :)

Your new book looks wonderful and I would be thrilled to be a lucky winner. Thanks so much for the chance.

Marcia W. said...

Vicki, Congratulations on your milestone 1,000th post! It's amazing to "blogless" me. Your ice cream block looks cute enough to eat. Thanks for the double giveaway for 1000 and for the book. Sign me as a happy reader! alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

Deb said...

Oooh how very fun!!! I would LOVE to participate and start a project that might finish quickly! Thanks for the chance and the tour.

Christine Slaughter said...

Congratulations on your new book, as well as your 1000th blog post! How exciting!

Beth in TN said...

Big congratulations to you on your first book and your 1,000th post!

Beth said...

Congratulations on your 100th post and on a wonderful book! Thanks for including us in the fun.

Solstitches said...

The book looks great and I love the block you made.
Wow to 1000 blog posts!
Margaret

robin said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts! Wow! And I like the block. :)

Barbara McD said...

Congrats on your new book! Looking forward to reading and using it!

Thanks for the giveaway!!

DutchQuilter said...

congrats on your 1000th post... I love the ice cream block but my favorite is the basket one

Wanda said...

Congrats on the book. I can't wait to see it. I've been looking to do a large block quilt.

Cheryl said...

Easy, fast AND fun...Sounds like you have a winner of a book and I can hardly wait to win my copy! Thank you for writing the kind of book that appeals to me.

claire said...

Oh I'd love to win your giveaway. thx

ljeanne said...

The book looks like something I need. I like to make easy big blocks. Congratulations on your book.

bestjlb said...

Who wouldn't love a quilt block named "Ice Cream"!

Nancy said...

Congratulations on your published book. And it looks like a great book with projects that will sew up quick and easy but look great. Thanks for the chance to win a book.

Vicki H said...

Congratulations, 1000 posts is a lot of writing and sharing. Great block too.

Debbie said...

Your Big Blocks bring sunshine to my quilting!
Thanks for a chance to win a book.

nancykwiltz said...

Congrats on your book and 100th blog post!!

Lori said...

Your book looks great! I can't wait to own it. I love that the blocks are fast, easy & fun.

Julie said...

Great book and fun, fast blocks. Congrats on 1000th post! Thanks for the chance to win.

Terri said...

Looks like a fun book, can't wait to try some of the blocks. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Karen L. said...

I like the theory of this book. Sounds like a great book for doing a sew-a-long with friends.

Cat said...

Congratulations on your 1000 post. What an accomplishment. The blocks in your book are fantastic. Looking forward to making a couple of them. Thanks for the opportunity.

dcFfLy80wJbYSTL0EVonGf_lvA-- said...

I really like the green you used in the block. One thousand posts - that dedication/determination.

Karen said...

This book looks great. I have a large block quilt in the works right now. Your patterns are so creative. I'm itching to start another quilt. Oh, and congratulations on your 1000th post!

banjo795 said...

congrats on 1,000 posts! Wow, that's either a long time or a lot of posts per day! I like the block that you chose from the big blocks book. Fast, easy and fun sounds like just my speed!

TheStylishHome said...

Thank you so much! What a great looking book! Congrats on 1000 posts too!