Thursday, June 16, 2011

Strip-Smart Quilts Book Tour and Giveaway

**************
GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED
Check out Kathy's blog for the winners information
**************

Today is THE day!
My review of the Strip-Smart Quilts by Kathy Brown of The Teacher's Pet.
Let me just say that this a must have for jelly roll or pre-cut quilters.
Granted it works even if you cut your own 2.5" strips or other stash.....
Again that's the cool part.  You can use your stash and make an adorable quilt.

It is likely that you have already read on the other tour blogs about how the Creative Grids Ruler works.
I could talk about that...
however I just suggest you get the book.
The directions are clear and the pictures are very clear as well.

I chose the Merry-Go-Round quilt for my 'test' quilt.
I didn't have to make a test quilt. I could have gotten by with a test block.....
what fun is that?
none.
As a quilter, I like to see a book pattern done a different way, your own twist.
So here it is.

Merry-Go-Round in Hoo's in the Forrest by Doohikey Designs and Riley Blake.
I used 16  2.5" strips from a Roley Poley, found HERE and HERE.
Here is an up close picture of the seams of this quilt.
I did pin.
But I didn't pre-trim my blocks or trim off the 'ears' of the triangles.
It was pretty remarkable to me.


Here is my Merry-Go-Round quilt top.
With the 16 strips instead of the number in the book pattern my quilt is a 48"X48" sqaure.
I don't plan on using a border because I like it as is.

Now if you are ready to have this book in your library and
 ruler in your stash just leave a comment.

Kathy will be choosing a winner!!

Make sure that you do not miss the rest of the tour participants.
Each of these gals provide a great review of the book.

Tomorrow's blog is Camille of Thimbleblossoms and she's sure to dazzle us.
June 11 - Laurie Simpson - Minnick and Simpson
June 12 - Tara Darr - Sew Unique Creations
June 13 - Joan Ford - Hummingbird Highway
June 14 - Linda Lum De Bono - Linda Lum De Bono
June 15 - Elizabeth Scott - Late Bloomer Quilts
June 16- Lissa Alexander - ModaLissa
June 17 - Vickie Eapen - Spun Sugar Quilts Me !!!
June 18 - Camille Roskelley - Thimble Blossoms
June 19 - Debbie Field - Granola Girl Designs

Good Luck!

311 comments:

«Oldest   ‹Older   201 – 311 of 311
Anonymous said...

I have a few jelly rolls to play with. Just need to cut some solid strips and get the book and ruler! Love the simplicity of the process.

aztel2000 said...

Yes! The book looks like so much fun!
Karen in Breezy Point

Thelma said...

I'm very curious about that ruler, would love to give it a try. All the quilts in the tour have been amazing!
Thanks for the opportunity.

Brooke said...

I want to play with that ruler so bad! Can't believe how precise your seams are. Looks so great!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Your quilt looks beautiful in the Riley Blake fabric!

Home Designs by Amanda said...

Looks like a wonderful book!

DebbieS said...

Very interesting. I like different designs and of course love gadgets of any type.

DebbieS said...

Very interesting. I like different designs and of course love gadgets of any type.

rosewendy said...

That ruler sounds a great tool.

Mary said...

Very cool quilt! That ruler looks like a lot of fun to use. Thanks for a chance to win.

Hotquilts said...

This ruler looks awesome! Like the Merry-Go-Round too; might even try it if I win a book or ruler. Gotta go watch some hot air balloons fly!

Marcia W. said...

Your quilt is lovely - just makes me want to win the ruler and book all that much more - thanks for the opportunity

Joanne said...

I love your quilt! The book and ruler look wonderful!

Unknown said...

What a great stash buster book and ruler! How fun!

Maxwells said...

Love your quilt! Looks too too cute! That book and ruler are def on my wish list!

scottylover said...

I'd love to try this ruler! Thanks for the chance to win one!

Sandy A

Malmbergs said...

Great quilt patterns made with a great ruler. What more could a girl want?

Dana said...

I love this book and the rulers, can't wait to try both!

Jo said...

WoW that looks like the kind of book and ruler for me. I have trouble with directions usually and really strugle. From what you have said I think I would probably be able to follow and understand the directions in this book. The ruler is to cool...even if it does remind me of sharks teeth.

Zana said...

Very inspiring block and review.

karen said...

Love your quilt...nice fabrics. Would also love to win.

karenajeffrey@yahoo.com

Tina H. said...

Sure, I'd love to have both of these items.
Tina
ttr3@earthlnk.net

Loves to Quilt said...

I love your fabric--"Hoos In The Forrest". I ordered some today! Thanks for the great quilt.

wendy said...

You all have me convinced. I need this book and ruler! Thanks for all the fun!

wendy said...

Yea! glad my post got through. Tried yesterday & today to post at ModaLissa, but it wouldn't work. Love your long tumbler too!

Verna G said...

Would Love to have both or either of the book or ruler! Hope you have some sunshine. We have rain----Verna G.

SewLindaAnn said...

Loving the tour and the patterns being shown. I'm so curious about the ruler. I love new things to use!

JimM said...

I've seen these rulers in the store but never knew how to use them. Looks like a fun fast quilt. Would love to try it.

needle and nest said...

I would love to win a copy of this book!! Thanks for the chance! :)

sleepachu at hotmail dot com

Pat V. said...

I love your quilt! I have a jelly roll that is SCREAMING at me -- "You need this book!"

Amy said...

I like this pattern in the Riley Blake fabrics. Your seams match up nicely.

Vicki said...

I would love to win this ruler and book....they're amazing! Thanks for the chance.

Sallie said...

I would love to win this book and ruler. Thanks for the chance!

candy said...

Looks like a wonderful book and ruler.I have a jelly roll just waiting to be used!! Thanks

Beth said...

WOW I love your quilt! This book and ruler are "must haves"!!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Melody said...

I have a jelly roll that would be perfect for this one.

Cindy said...

very nice! and the books looks wonderful too!
cindy in mississippi

hilary said...

I would love to add this to my library. I have old books and need some new blood in the mix. thanks

Kari V. said...

I can't believe you didn't have to trim those blocks. The seams are perfect. Now I am really intrigued by the book and ruler!

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I would love to win a copy of the book. I can't wait to get my hot little hands on that ruler.

MaddyMaze Studio said...

This ruler would be great to have. My local shop does not have it. I will have to ask them about it next time I drop in.

Theresa said...

I love your quilt!! It is absolutely beautiful. I appreciate your testimony on the book and ruler.

The Hojnackes said...

This book looks awesome.

QuiltKorner said...

Your Merry-Go-Round top is cute. I'm looking forward to trying out this ruler. Koye

Sharrieboberry said...

I am loving every quilt I see from this book. And...I do not have the ruler set. Sounds like a great win for some lucky quilter!

Erzebat said...

wow....a new ruler to lust after. the book is looking good too! (mauh) Liz

Becky S. said...

I love your version of the Merry-Go-Round quilt!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Pinky said...

umm... yes please! I'd love this book AND the ruler!!

Montseta - Montsecosecose said...

This tecnique is great! The book looks so interesting!

Lynette said...

...I love the variety you can get with this ruler. Great Merry go-round!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I sew want to win this book and ruler set. I'm starting to drool over it after seeing all the great blog entries about it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Teri said...

I would love to give both a try. Thanks for the offering.

Darlene B said...

I've loved seeing all the samples made with this book/ruler. Count me in!

bmayer said...

This is a great giveaway, and I like the quilt top you chose. I've made something similar, but this book/ruler would have made my life a lot easier!

Judy in Michigan said...

Love your choice and all the quilts I've seen in the last week or so. Fingers crossed!

Linda K said...

Thanks for the chance to win. There are so many wonderful possibilities with the ruler. Love your fabric choice for Merry Go round.

M and M plus 3 said...

What a cute quilt- and you made it with a jelly roll? Love!

Mom2RyandSis said...

Would love to win this book and ruler! Your quilt is adorable :)

kshackabq said...

Thanks for showing us your quilt, and thanks for the giveaway.

Karen M said...

I love your take on this quilt. I'd love to win this book!

Deb G. in VA said...

I love the Merry-Go-Round quilt! The book and ruler look great. I would love to win both! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I would love that book and the ruler.

Cory said...

The more I see of this book and ruler, the more I want it. Thank you for the opportunity to win it. Take care and God bless, Cory

babiesdoc said...

I love your quilt
I will need to obtain that ruler
and the book

Sandy said...

Your quilt is darling....so fresh! Would love to win this book and ruler.

Sandy said...

I would love to have this set! Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

The Rx quilter said...

Love this ruler...got...to....get...one! Lisa in Texas

Tamie said...

I'd love to give this book a try. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

Cyn said...

Love what you've done!

Cynthia

Wendy said...

I need to check out that book, it looks awesome.

quiltmom anna said...

It looks like another fabulous book to try and what an interesting ruler. Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful gift.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Jackie's Stitches said...

Love your quilt! I'd love to be entered into your generous giveaway!

ann said...

Love what you made for your quilt! I really want this book. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Linda Cates said...

I would love this book and ruler. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kelli said...

Ooh, ooh, Pick me! I'd love to give this ruler a home.

kay said...

That quilt is so cute and cheerful! Looks like a good stashbuster to me.

Library Gal Quilts said...

Oh I do so want to have that ruler and book! If it is my lucky day, then I will win! If not, I will search them out and purchase! Thanks for the great little example quilt, too! Pam in Chico

debbie said...

thanks for the review and your quilt turned out beautiful!!

Kathryn said...

Anything with the word SMART in the title appeals to me. I love the cover quilt and would love to win the book. kathie L in Allentown

Leah said...

That looks like a great ruler and book. Thanks for sharing!

Lee Ann L. said...

The more I hear about the ruler and the book, the more I think it sounds fantastic! Thank you for a chance to win.

{By the way, I thought I commented much earlier; but, maybe not? I searched through comments and I did not find it. But, if this is the 2nd comment, please ignore. Thanks!}

Caroline said...

What an adorable quilt! Can't wait to get my hands on that book and the ruler. My husband might not be too happy though because my WIP pile might double. ;)

Kd Brown said...

Great book and I love the ruler! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway. :)

ME said...

I would love, love, love to have the book and ruler!

Kristy said...

Your quilt top is darling...I wouldn't add a border either. I would love to have that ruler in my collection.

Just Sew Sue said...

I love both your version and the one in the book. Looks an interesting book and ruler.

BonnieN said...

Love what you have done with this patern and ruelr,just the best ever.
Bonnie Nyquist bonniesline at aol dot com

Cat said...

I would love to own this book and ruler. The quilt is lovely and I would love to make it.

Mrs. M said...

Thanks for the giveaway - can't wait to win!

Susanne said...

Looks like a must-have-book :) stunning quilt on the cover!
Bye
Susanne

Anonymous said...

Vickie~ love the quilt you made with the ruler! Very cute and I think you are right about not having a border.
Thanks for the chance!

Michele T said...

The book and ruler would be wonderful to have!! Thanks!

Gwen said...

Your quilt is amazing. Love the colors, it looks easy to do.

Helene said...

The quilt on the book cover is enticing as the Merry-Go-Round one and it would be very great to read it and try some models with the ruler !!
Thanks for this give-away

Jittina said...

I just love the quilt on the cover of the book. Would love to make that one! (But I also do like the other patterns I've seen so far)

Jittina, the Netherlands

Kori said...

I love that! The merry go round quilt is my favorite so far.

DianneB said...

I would love to read this book and use the ruler. I'm trying so hard to use my stash! Thanks for a chance to win.

Troublewithannie said...

i love what you did with this and the fabrics you chose.

momof3 said...

I would love to have this book and ruler. Using up your stash patterns are for me. Thanks for the chance.

Unknown said...

I LOVE precuts 7 can always use a new ruler! Thanks for the chance.

mascanlon said...

Amazing...I can't wait to get blocks this precise by cutting! Thanks for the give away!

Hotquilts said...

Discovering all these quilter's websites has been worth all my free time minutes; everyone is so unique and they all work so hard on their craft. Thanks!

Joy said...

Thanks for doing the review and for the chance in the giveaway!

Amy V said...

This book looks like lots of fun. Your sample looks great.

Laurie said...

These look like must haves! Can't wait to give it a try. Thank you for the chance to win :)

Sue said...

Thanks for this great giveaway. I'm just starting with my quilting adventure and the book and tools would be a great help. thanks again!

Sharrieboberry said...

Your quilt looks very pretty. I love every pattern I've seen from this book. I'm looking forward to trying out a copy soon!

Kell said...

Nothing better than using jelly rolls to make a simple and easy quilt. Thanks for the giveway!

pinsandgiggles said...

Beautiful quilt. Thank you for the opportunity to win the great book and ruler.

Deb said...

Looks like a nice book - thanks for the chance to win.

Mama Spark said...

I would love to win this book and ruler! Thanks for the chance.

«Oldest ‹Older   201 – 311 of 311   Newer› Newest»