Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Quilt Retro Launch Party day 3

******the giveaway has ended******

i am so excited to be a part of the Quilt Retro launch party!  like jenifer said, we met at a guild meeting, and you know how it can be awkward making small talk?  not us, we were chatting away about everything!  but i was so surprised when jenifer asked me to be a part of her blog tour!  this book is fantastic - she sent me a copy and i want to make everything in it.   (she also sent me a copy, to give away to one of you!)



this book has eleven projects, including lots of clear complete directions and full sized patterns.  she even gives tips on invisible zigzag applique.

First Aid by Jenifer Dick

this quilt is my favorite project!  look how gorgeous the color gradations are!  she couldn't find the color gradations she wanted, so she dyed her own.  brilliant!  the name of the block is greek cross.   i love the pop of red in the center, and the flange on the binding, and the perfect amount of white space for the eye to rest on.  such a modern quilt from a traditional block!  the quilting is gorgeous too, done by sheryl schleicher of osage river quilt company.

i wanted to try this project, but using print fabrics.  coordinating different fabric lines can be a challenge for me,  but i love it when it all comes together.



here's the lineup in progress:

amy butler midwest modern 2
heather ross tadpoles
ds quilts fairgrounds
gingham from stash
vintage sheets
whimsy by moda

i used whatever white scraps were laying about including ones cut from this bag of scraps from grandma marie.  so far i can't tell there's different whites in there.  it makes me happy to use up some of those bits.


i'm very happy with how it's coming along.  the top will be completed this morning!  now to get it quilted.   and i will be listing a fat quarter bundle of these vintage sheets in my etsy - give me til this afternoon though :)



10:27 am:  the top is finished!  although once i got it outside in the light, i may have to take the top two rows apart.  the tadpoles should be down one i think.  glad i haven't decided on a border yet!  i know i will frame it in white, but probably do a second border in one of the prints.  ooh - or finish out the edge diamond shapes with the hst set into white...  i have to think a bit...



now, if you'd like to win your very own copy of quilt retro, just leave me a comment! 

for extra chances, you can:
follow me with gfc
follow me on facebook
follow jenifer with gfc
follow 42 quilts on facebook!

that's five chances in all!   leave me a comment for each one you do please!  i will draw a winner randomly on october 14th, the last day of the blog tour!  if you're super unlucky and never win anything, you can order your own copy of Quilt Retro, just follow one of these links:
OR

and be sure to visit all the other stops on the book tour:

Day 1 – Oct. 3
Alissa Haight Carlton
Day 2 – Oct. 4
Bonnie Hunter           
Day 3 – Oct. 5
Me!      
Day 4 –Oct. 6
Jenifer Dick                            
Day 5 – Oct. 7
Angela Walters          
Day 6 – Oct. 10
Jacquie Gering           
Day 7 – Oct. 11
Deb Rowden              
Day 8 – Oct. 12
Kathy Mack               
Day 9 – Oct. 13
pickledish
Day 10 – Oct. 14
Jenifer Dick                            
http://milo-designs.blogspot.com/                  

thanks again to jenifer for having me!  

157 comments:

Cheryl said...

Your version of the Greek Cross looks really sharp. So glad people are using yellows again.....love 'em. I would love to win the book of course, but I really like finding other great blogs. I'll be checking back!

Sandi1100 said...

Thanks for the chance to win the Retro book. I like your version of the Greek Cross also. Enjoyed reading your blog and will visit again.

trillium said...

This is a great giveaway. I want to win this book.

Enter my #1 chance.

trillium said...

MY Entry #2:

I'm following your blog.

trillium said...

My entry #3:

I'm following jennifer's blog.

trillium said...

My entry #4:

I LIKE you on FB. Does that equate following on FB?

trillium said...

My entry #5:

I LIKE 42 Quilts on FB.

TheStylishHome said...

Thanks for showing another option. Very clean look!

TheStylishHome said...

I follow Jennifer on FB

TheStylishHome said...

I follow Jennifer with GFC

TheStylishHome said...

I'm following you with GFC

Gwen said...

The book looks fun, I hope to be your winner. so I can try all the fun patterns.

Alycia said...

Love your yellow version!

Julia said...

What a lovely book. Thanks for the chance to win.

...so we added chickens said...

I have just the bundle of reds to make this quilt in the inverse - red with a blue contrast. Ohh that would be fun!

Allison C said...

Looks like a great book!

Allison C said...

I liked you on FB

Allison C said...

I liked 42 quilts on FB

kynomi said...

I really like this quilt. Hope I win.

Rosa said...

Chance for the chance to win.

Love your version .

Rosa said...

Thanks for haring your version.I follow Jenni.

Rosa said...

I follow you and love your blog.

Jo said...

This looks fun. I'd love to give the book a try.

Sharon said...

I really like your yellows! Can't wait to see it finished.

Sharon said...

I follow your blog.

Sharon said...

I follow Jenifer's blog.

Beth in TN said...

FIngers crossed to win the book on this tour!

Shelley said...

I like your version of the greek cross- guess I'm old-fashioned but I like mixing my fabrics rather than using just one fabric line.

Ana said...

Would love to win the Retro book! Love your blog.

Smeek said...

I would really like to win this book. Such cool designs.

James-Linda said...

GREEK CROSS IS SO NEAT!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

James-Linda said...

HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!
THANKS FOR SHARING!
HAPPY STITCHING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Michelle L. Momof11 said...

I would love to win a copy of the Retro book. I'm always looking for fun new quilting inspiration and books that teach techniques I can use.

Ebony said...

What a fun collection of yellows! They can be so hard to find.

Thanks for the chance to win the book, pick me! pick me! :c)

Chelsea said...

Wow, love your interpretation of her quilt!

sally said...

Your Greek Cross quilt top is precious. Inspiring to hear how quickly you put it together. Would love a copy of Jenifer's new book! Thanks for the chance to win one....Enjoyed your blog! Sally jspwarrenataoldotcom

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

Patricia said...

great looking quilt This booklooks very interesting Thanks for a chance to win it

Michele, a distracted quilter said...

I really like your scrappy yellow version of the greek crosses quilt. I have so many strips and scraps that need to be used up. And I want that book!

Michele, a distracted quilter said...

I became one of your followers. That was an easy decision after taking a quick look around your blog. Love the scrappy works I see here. I already follow Jenifer's blog.

Chris said...

I'd love to win this book. I love that you made a quilt in another colorway, it really helps to see how flexible that pattern can be.

Patchwork and Play said...

Lovely quilt Tammie!

Peaceful Piecer said...

Thanks for a chance to win!

Sue said...

Love the book and the pattern you have made.
I follow your blog and would love to win a copy of the book

Sue said...

I liked you on facebook

Sue said...

I liked Jennifer's facebook page

Sue said...

I now follow Jennifer's blog

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Looks like a great book

Karen said...

I'm glad Jennifer gave the link for your blog. Very interesting! Would love to win the book, but just fun to look around.
Karen
kjjell3@gmail.com

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for the lovely giveaway. I like that the pattern can have two totally different looks depending on the fabric placement. Please enter me into the drawing for the Quilt Retro book, and thanks for a nice stop on this blog book tour.

Karen L. said...

Yes, please put me in the pot to win this book. Bonnie Hunter's blog sent me here. Thanks for doing this.

MMorton said...

Love the ideas in this book. Thanks for sharing your version of the Greek Cross-nice to see it in different colorways. Enjoy your blog.

AlthemeseB said...

Love your greek cross. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book.

Heather said...

Of course I'm a follower!

Heather said...

I love your mix of VS and contemporary fabrics. Great job!

Mindy said...

Awesome book. I would love to win it. Thanks for the giveaway!

Mindy said...

I "liked" 42 Quilts on FB.

Mindy said...

I "liked" you on FB.

Ebrecken said...

I would love a chance try the patterns and ideas in this book. I am new to quilting and I think this would be a great addition.

Debbie said...

I'd love to win the Retro Book. Your blog was a fun read. I just love to visit new people in blogland.

Carla G said...

This book looks great! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Carla G said...

I'm a new follower of yours via gfc!

Carla G said...

I liked you on facebook! :)

Carla G said...

I'm a new follower of Jennifer's blog via gfc!

Carla G said...

I liked 42 quilts on facebook! :)

Anonymous said...

I've seen 3 quilts from that book and like them all! Yes, it would be nice to be the winner, and thank you for the opportunity to be in on this.

Maureen in Portland
moequilts2@comcast.net

JaneB said...

I love Jenifer's quilt, but I really love your version with the yellows & golds!

Jittina said...

I'm not that into yellow, but your Greek Crosses top looks great. Hope I win the book, so I can make my own version.

JoyceLM said...

Would love to win a copy of this new book. I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cathy said...

I'm glad to see you use vintage sheets!

I'm not on facebook nor do I plan to since I'm retro myself so this is my one chance to enter!

Cathy L

Kristina said...

nice quilt. i like that you used vintage sheets in your top. I would love a chance to win my own book. Thanks for the opportunity.

Kristina said...

I am now a follower of your blog. It is great by the way.

Pat said...

Very cool looking quilt! Thanks for the chance to win...hope I do!

valerie boudier said...

Looks a great book. would love to win a copy

valerie boudier said...

Am now following you on Facebook

LornaO said...

I love your version of the quilt! Glad to find your blog.

LornaO said...

Following you on gfc

LornaO said...

Following Jennifer on gfc

LornaO said...

Like you on Facebook

LornaO said...

Like 42 Quilts on Facebook

Lauranie said...

oh I have quilt envy!! so pretty! I will enter this fabulous giveaway and hope to aspire to such fabulousness!! :D Please come enter my giveway...I have NO comments, pathetic I know...is my comments section broken or has EVERYONE in the blog world been contacted by My Memories??!!

Catskill Quilter said...

Looks like a fabulous book!

Catskill Quilter said...

I follow your blog!

Catskill Quilter said...

I like you on Facebook!

Sewgirl said...

What a great book. I love the quilts. Thanks for the giveaway!

Donna Joy said...

Great job with your Greek cross, thanks for sharing your process. I would love to win the book.

Donna Joy said...

Like 42 quilts on Facebook.

Donna Joy said...

Following your blog.

Sue said...

I'm impressed you made one of the quilts already. Looks like an interesting book.

Anonymous said...

I like your mix of fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win

Shelly R

geez bees 75 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

follow with gfc


Shelly R

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Anonymous said...

follow 42 quilts on fb


Shelly R

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Anonymous said...

follow you on fb


Shelly R

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Anonymous said...

gfc 42 quilts


Shelly R

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qltmom9 said...

Your quilt is GORGEOUS! I'd love to win.

qltmom9 said...

I follow you with GFC

Marci Girl said...

I follow via GFC!

Marci Girl said...

This book looks great, I would LOVE to win!

gill said...

This looks a great book!
I'd love to win a copy

Chiska said...

I love your version! It's so happy.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love the idea of using the scraps you already have! Great giveaway. Thanks!

Kathy in GA said...

love what you did with the quilt design! I don't tend toward yellows, but this is great! I can see the design in so many fabrics. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book.

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

Oh, it is beautiful. I love the yellows.

Debra said...

Yellow is my fav so this quilt rocks!

Debra said...

I follow by GFC!

Debra said...

I liked you on facebook!

Debra said...

I follow Jennifer by GFC!

Debra said...

I liked 42 Quilts on Facebook!

Linda in PA said...

Love the yellow quilt! Thanks for a chance to win this book. I love scrap quilts.

♥Duff said...

i love the gradations of color in Jenifer's quilt. I oogle packs of dyed fabric, but I'm never sure quite how to use them. Now I have a few ideas for turning traditional blocks into something updated...

♥Duff said...

I already "liked" you FB! (Lucky you, a nerd following!)

♥Duff said...

i hit the 42 quilts page and I'm hooked--especially knowing what the gong quilt turned out to be! I'm a follower

♥Duff said...

forgot--I'm your follower too! follower, stalker, whatever!
be sure to post the final product of your vintage rendition!

pklaw said...

So excited about this book! Would love to win! Your quilt is looking good!

pklaw said...

I follow Jenifer's blog!

♥Duff said...

I'm following 42 quilts on FB--thanks for introducing me to the author Jenifer, her website, and FB page-she's fabulous!

Connie said...

Great giveaway!

Connie said...

I am following you on FB. Thanks

Connie said...

I am following 42 Quilts on FB.

Connie said...

I am following your blog, thanks!

Beth said...

Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this very appealing book!

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Tamie said...

I'd love to add this book to my library.

Tamie said...

I'm following your blog.

Lisa Marie said...

This book looks like it has so many original ideas -- love that!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Jennifer's book looks like it would be very inspiring!

Lisa E said...

This book looks great. Love the quilts.

Mary Beth said...

Great ideas in the book! What a treasure.

Deb said...

This book looks awesome! I love retro so this is right up my alley. Thanks for the chance!

Deb said...

I'm a new follower to your blog...love it!

Deb said...

Following Jennifer's blog now, too! Thanks!

Free Felt Patterns said...

Would love to own a copy of this beautiful book!

Free Felt Patterns said...

I liked your page on facebook!

Free Felt Patterns said...

I'm now following 42 quilts on fb!

Judi said...

Beautiful projects! I'd love to win this book.

Judi said...

I follow your blog

Judi said...

I follow you on facebook

Judi said...

I follow Jenifer

Judi said...

I follow 42 quilts on facebook

patty a. said...

Your quilt top turned out wonderful! I would love to win this book. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Mummy Kim said...

I'm new to your blog (and quilting) - so glad I found you :)
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Mummy Kim said...

like you on fb (kim mcintosh)
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Jeanne said...

I would love to have this book. thank you for the chance.

Jeanne said...

I am a gfc follower

Jeanne said...

I like you on facebook

Jeanne said...

I like 42 quilts on facebook

Jeanne said...

I follow Jennifers blog

Ali Hughes said...

I love this book, and the creativity it inspires is amazing! The variation between yours and the books is just so wonderful and unique!

Mimi said...

This book is awesome, I love it and would really love to win it! Thanks for the chance.

Mimi said...
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Mimi said...

Sorry, I had to delete that last comment....I meant to say that I am a new follower and look forward to your future posts. Thanks for sharing.

Patty said...

Thanks for joining in on the launch party. I love the fish! It is so cute.

Heather A said...

I'm getting more and more excited about this book! I sure hope I can win one!

Heather A said...

I follow your blog. I'm a new follower ... so glad to meet you!

Heather A said...

I follow Jennifer's blog, too.

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