Saturday, December 8, 2012

15 Minutes Of Play Book Blog Hop

It's my turn on the blog hop of the hottest book in town- 15 Minutes of Play by Victoria Findlay Wolfe.


Here's 15 reasons why I think this is a "must have" book:
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1) Victoria Findlay Wolfe totally rocks!!! An awesome quilt maker, She's really strong in the blogging and quilting community with her websites, BumbleBeans Inc and 15 Minutes Play. Victoria is tireless with Bumble Beans BASICS organising quilts for homeless people. It's great she's now sharing her quilt making tips and techniques in a book. 

2) Eye Candy - Oh my golly!! Talk about lots of  fabulous quilts!!! The pages are choc a block full of seriously fabulous quilts using Made-Fabric and Improvisational styles. 

3) Very Inspiring!! just flipping through the pages makes me want to run off to my sewing room to start Playing!! If you read this book at bedtime I guarantee you'll dream of quilts!!

4)  Different techniques for creating Made-Fabric- not just one, but several ways, all clearly explained with pretty pictures too.

5) A tribute to her grandmother.There's a lovely chapter in which Victoria honours her Grandmother and her amazing crazy quilts. Fabulous use of colour and fabric definitely runs in the family! 
6) It's Playful. Don't you think it's fun to be told to Play... with Fabric... Yes please!! 

7) Freedom! Rather than patterns Victoria gives challenges as a starting point. It's not all about having the right amount of yardage, or particular colours. It's about freedom for you and the fabrics you have  to just go for it and see where you go.

8) Scrap Buster- Oh yes- you'll be using up lots of scraps to make beautiful quilts! 

9) Blocks to get you inspired-There's a brilliant chapter on different blocks to get you started. Lots of pretty diagrams again! 

10) Instructions for the Dreaded Y Seam - in fact Victoria puts "Simple" in place of  "Dreaded". 


11) Always something new to see. This is one of those books that every time you pick it up you see something different, a different quilt will catch you eye, or a different challenge to try. 

12) Even if you aren't sure whether you want to try Improv piecing, though I think you would be tempted, there's still valuable tips about colours, movement in quilts etc. Her layouts for quilts and use of fabrics are always inspiring. 

13) Everyone can manage 15 minutes here and there. Just 15 minutes of Play will make you smile all day! 

14) Great ideas for group challenges, swap scraps or pick a challenge to see what you all come up with. 

15) Last but not least, I have a quilt in the book!!! How exciting!!! Most of the quilts are by Victoria but there are lots by other fabulous quilters like LeeAnn of Nifty Quilts, Tonya Ricucci of LazyGal just to name a few. I'm honoured to be included. 

Here's my quilt... Grandiflora, it's on page 32.

Now for the giveaway- I've got 2 books to give away.

The publishers C&T have a hard copy of the book for a US winner.
 and Blue Mountain Daisy, that's me,  is offering a hard copy to an International winner, that means everywhere else whether you're in Humptydoo, Timbuktu or Vanuatu.
I have to say some books might be okay as electronic books but I believe 15 Minutes of Play is a zillion times better in real life. 

So leave me a comment letting me know which of the above reasons attracts you to the book the most. And let me know whether you are US resident or not. One comment per person, please. 

I'll be using a Random Generator to pick the winners on the 12/12/12 - what an auspicious date!!

For more chances to win 15 Minutes of Play hop around to other spots on the blog tour. All the giveaways are open till the 12/12/12 .

Nov: 26: "Victoria Findlay Wolfe", http://www.15minutesplay.com/
Nov 27: "Bonnie K Hunter", http://quiltville.blogspot.com/
Nov 28: "Alissa Haight Carlton, http://www.handmadebyalissa.com/
Nov 29:  "Pat Sloan", http://patsloan.typepad.com/
Nov 30: "Kimberly," http://fatquartershop.blogspot.com/
 Dec 1st: "Karen Griska",http://selvageblog.blogspot.com/
Dec 2nd: "Angela Walters", http://www.quiltingismytherapy.com/
Dec 3rd:  Generation Q, http://generationqmagazine.com/
Dec 4th: "Tonya Ricucci", http://www.lazygalquilting.blogspot.com/
Dec 5th: "Michele Foster",http://quiltinggallery.com/blog-posts/
Dec 6th: "Scott Hansen",http://bluenickelstudios.com/
Dec 7th:"Amy Ellis", http://amyscreativeside.com/blog/
 Dec 8th: "Rachaeldaisy",http://bluemountaindaisy.blogspot.com/
Dec 9th:"Jackie Kunkel", http://cvquiltworks.blogspot.com/
Dec. 10th: http://www.ctpubblog.com/


174 comments:

Chris said...

Gotta love all that eye candy!!! Victoria's book is awesome! Thanks!

Cathy said...

#13 for me! Just look what 15 minutes of play a day can become. I agree with you, this is a need to hold book
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Cathy said...

forgot to add I'm from BC Canada

Silsbee said...

#7: Freedom!
As someone who is brand new at sewing and quilting I probably should stick to 'THE RULES' for now, but I have such a pull to just play around and see what happens... So yes, this aspect appeals to me. ;)

(I am a US resident.)

melissa said...

Well im just down the road from Humpty Doo and I would love to get my mitts on this book! Your quilt looks awesome!!

Julianne said...

I just love Victorias ideas and the Scrap busting is just awesome!

Gunilla.B said...

I should love to get that book because of the freedom to do as you want!
Gunilla from Sweden

Mary Ann said...

I love the freedom her ideas suggest. I need to just try it!

Amy said...

#6 - playing with fabric. Her quilts are so inspiring and playful. I love them!

Patchwork and Play said...

I think the idea of freedom is what appeals to me most! And because you have a quilt in the book! Not Timbuktu or Humptydo, but Kew!

Skooks said...

How bout this reason? I've been following 15 minutes of play for so long I can't even remember when I started. I love the idea of making your own fabric from scraps. It is something I need to do much more of!

Karen said...

I want to win it for reason #15! because it has your quilt in it!!!
How exciting and congratulations!

leanne said...

thanks for the fab review - eye candy, scrap buster and inspiration are all pretty good reasons for wanting a copy of this book but I think having a book with one of your quilts in it is a pretty special reason as well ! fingers definitely crossed for this one :) thanks for the chance to win a copy.

JaneB said...

Best reasons are 6, 7 & 13. I love playing along with Vi on 15 Minutes.

Sis-O said...

#1 Victoria wrote the book! Enough said...oh, and I would love to know more about making fabric from scraps and i would like an up close of your GrandiFlora. Great giveaway.

Quiltjane said...

I like that everyone can manage 15 minutes a day. Really love your quilt too.

Quiltjane said...

I like that everyone can manage 15 minutes a day. Really love your quilt too.

Kerry said...

Perfect scrap buster book.
Kerry in sydney

audrey said...

I love using up scraps and it sounds like an idea book--my favorite! The quilts look very lovely. Thanks for a great giveaway! audrey from u.s.

Chris said...

Have to say the reason I like this book is because YOUR quilt is in
it!!
All your Saturday friends are so excited for you my dear.
Did you know Victoria's coming to teach at MO next year?
Well done Rachael.

Leanne said...

I love the thought of freedom !! and I'm really happy for you that your quilt is in the book. Congrats
Leanne in the Hunter Valley, NSW.xo

María Elena said...

I love scrap quilts, are unique pieces.
Maria Elena from Chile.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

They all seem like fabulous reasons! I think 13, having 15 minutes does it for me - especially when I'm busy with the kids. I'm in the UK!

SeeingStars said...

I think the eye candy is my favorite reason. Also the permission to play 15 minutes each day. And the inspiration. OK, so I don't count well. .... U.S. resident

TLC said...

Valuable tips on color & movement! U.S. resident

Jenny said...

everyone can manage 15 minutes a day! in fact, im thinking of bringing my sewing maching downstairs so its closer and easier to get in my 15 minutes!
congratulations on having a quilt in the book!

Pamela S. said...

#8 and #9 - scrapbuster ideas and blocks to get me started. Count me in - I'd love to win this fabulous book! I live in the U.S. and congrats on having your gorgeous quilt in this book ~

Heather said...

I love the idea that every time I open the book I would see something new and of course am so excited to see your quilt in the book. I live in the US.

Terry said...

The fact that just 15 minutes of time can get some quilting done is what is attractive to me. Real busy lives make it hard to find time at the sewing machine. Thanks for the chance to win.
Terry

Marilyn said...

Freedom.....the ideas to work outside of the box.
Thanks for the chance to win, would love to win.

Lee said...

I would love it for "always something new to see!" I can get stuck in a rut! thanks!

Karen said...

# 4 is the best reason - I need inspiration in creating made fabric. I am so anxious to see this book!!

Linda said...

Freedom! is what I think would draw me to this book. I am a US citizen.

Donna said...

I love scraps and I hate Y seams so this book should help me with both. The eye candy won't hurt either.

cinzia said...

Freedom!!! It allows for true creativity to flow. Love your quilt. And thanks for offering a hard copy to intl. readers!!

Jean said...

I like the creativeness and using up scraps, as I have a LOT of them. Would love to win this gook

kbzelazny said...

Eye candy! The color jumps out at you and I love it. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

hiyacinth said...

I am attracted to her methods of "made fabric." That's a fabulous quilt you made! in the usa

Sandi1100 said...

I think it's pretty cool how Victoria makes her fabric from scraps. I really need to start busting scraps and it sure does look like fun. I just love this book and will have to buy it if I don't win. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathryn said...

I need a scrap buster, so I'd putnit to good use. thanks.

Swedish Scrapper said...

Many reason: Play! Eye Candy! Grandmother! And turning Dreaded to SImple Y Seam! (reminds me of the US tv show for kids: Elctric Company, that I watched as a child in the 70's :)

Barb said...

Your quilt looks so great in the book! How exciting! You must be thrilled.
Very nice write up on the book and Victoria.
count me in on the drawing
xx

Anya said...

I have lots of scraps, so new ideas are always welcome. And yes, I live in the U.S. Thanks for the chance!

giddy99 said...

I think it's Eye Candy, and the Y-seam! I'm in the US, thanks for the chance!

55 said...

All the reasons are great, but I need all the help I can get with scrap-busting! I'm in the U.S.

DianeY said...

Love Vicyoria & I'd love to see her book! She is so inspiring!

Jamie Lee said...

I love the look of these quilts, they remind me of something my grandmother would have made with what she had. I want to play with fabric...sounds fun! Thanks for the chance! Your quilt is beautiful and I really love the bouquet one too.

Gene Black said...

I have to say the #4 ) Different techniques for creating Made-Fabric is one of my favorite reasons. I have my one technique, but I would love to learn others.

I hate that Victoria was in Alabama and I didn't know it until she was back in NY. I would have driven the 3 to 4 hours over to the church camp to meet her (and the Gee's Bend ladies) even though I wouldn't have been able to take the class.

Katy Cameron said...

Love the look of all the colour and scrapiness, fab idea for a book! Thanks for the chance to win :o)

You know I lurk outside the US ;o)

Mina said...

I'd love to learn more about the dreaded Y seam.

I'm in the US, where my tree is up and I am still using the air conditioning, hmm..

Ruth said...

#14 Ideas for group challenges catches my interest. I think any one of the reasons is reason enough to want this book to play with here in the USA.

Anita said...

#4, Very inspiring, especially, + all the other 14 reasons! It looks like a fantastic book, and I know I will use it a lot if it happens to come my way.

I will be reachable in a US address one week after the drawing.

Jitka Oherová, Czech Repubic said...

ALL reasons attract me to get this Victoriaš book. Most I prefer freedom in my creation.

Sally said...

Sure makes me rethink the beauty of scraps! Now ?I'm inspired to use some of my baskets and baskets of them.

9patchnurse said...

I am really looking forward to using #7, the challenges, with my mini group. I already warned them to look out for 2013. But, seriously, all of those reasons are awesome!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I'm in the U.S. and would love to win a "real life" book. My favorite of your 15 reasons is that Everyone Can manage 15 minutes a day!

Jeanne said...

I like "scrapbuster" AND "everyone can manage 15 minutes." Can't wait to be inspired!
Thanks from the US ~ Jeanne

Melissa P said...

My favorite thing is that you have a gorgeous quilt in the book! And the fact that Victoria is encouraging everyone to use a small block of time to create and play. Fifteen minutes is doable for everyone.

StarFond said...

#13! Love to see what I can do with 15 minutes of play time! Thanks for the chance to win! I'm in U.S.

B Greene said...

#6 and #7 - Playful and Freedom!
I tend to be very controlling and maybe a little OCD in my quilting and I would love to learn how to loosen up a bit! This book could be just the help I need :-)

Thanks for the chance to win - I am in the US, but I really appreciate you going the second mile for the international readers!

Barb in Mi said...

Play - for 15 minutes: how much better can it get? Need some colorful inspiration for the upcoming Michigan winter... Thank you!

Amy said...

#8- I love scrappy quilts! I'm in the US.

Exuberant Color said...

#6 It's playful......and I'm in the US

Ellen said...

What attracts me to this book is that the quilts are very playful!

Wendy said...

Would love this book. Thanks for the opportunity.
Wendy

Elsa said...

I have to say that your quilt is stunning and a reason to have the book (among so many other reasons). Thanks for the giveaway and love your blog!

Sharon said...

Oiooo - I SO want this book! I'm drawn to the freedom she encourages since I tend to buy fabric when I fall in love with it without any specific plan....so I want to learn how to improv quilt and play with all those fun, yummy fabrics!

Elaine M said...

All the eye candy, any of the reasons are enough. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm in California!

Julie in WA said...

#1 Victoria totally rocks! So true! If I don't win a book, I am purchasing it; it is a must for every quilter's bookshelf (except mine will never make it there!) I am from Washington State.

Farm Quilter said...

The 15 minutes of play is what draws me the most - I have a longarm business and spend most of my time with my longarm...need to spend a bit every day with my sewing machine too!!

Michelle Lelevier said...

If someone grants me permission to play, bring out the scraps. USA resident.

Sallie said...

Always something new to see is my #1 reason. Thanks for the chance!

Purl Buttons said...

#9 I love the creativity the flows from great inspiration! I am from Morganton, GA USA

Judy said...

I have this book and I love it! If I get another one, I have a friend to give it to. The main reason that I like this book is that I have lots of little scraps, that I don't like to toss, and I can use them in these quilts. The other reason I like this book, is that you are actually making actual quilt blocks with other plain fabrics.

Rommy van Houten said...

I love scrappy quilts! I'm not in the US.So I can show my quiltfriends what a nice book they have on the other side of the ocean

patricia said...

She gives us permission to play! And some of us old sticks-in-the-mud just need that kick start!

NancyB85374 said...

Oh, gosh...all your reasons touch me one way or another. #13 especially. Thanks for sponsoring this. I live in the USA.

Ellie Q said...

I already have the book, but just wanted to pop by and say how much I LOVE your quilt! Wow!

Candy said...

Love the idea of doing it in a group. Six of us consolidated all our scraps and get together once a month to sew them. This woukd be so helpful. Thanks

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

#7 FREEDOM is calling me! Sounds so exciting at the moment... thanks for a the giveaway chance.

virgdale said...

Sounds like a very fun book!

ratty said...
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ratty said...

i love the whole aspect of using scraps and 'made fabric'. i had always thought i was too anal to be able to make something that looked so 'messy' but, boy! was i wrong! once i started making crumb blocks, i didn't stop until i had about 90 of them, LOL! i KNOW i'm going to LOVE this book, whether i win it or buy it :)

teachpany said...

Great review. Better than Letterman's lists, lol. I'm hoping to find this in my stocking.

Linda said...

HI! GREETINGS FROM MONTANA,USA!
I'D SELECT #1 LOVE TO HAVE THIS GREAT QUILT BOOK!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

tesuque said...

There's always room for eye candy.

regan said...

I love all the reasons you gave, but I think I NEED #6 the most.....I need to get more playful with my quilts! Thanks for the chance! And congrats in having Grandiflora in her book! Woohoo!

Jolanda said...

Your reason nummer 14 is the best reason for get this book. Quilting is sharing

Unknown said...

From what you told about the book, I like the idea of a challenge instead of patterns. I follow Victoria's blog every day and I've always admired her ability to take scraps and make them into beautiful quilts!
Your quilt is absolutely beautiful, too!
Judy, Las Vegas, NV, USA

Nancy said...

I'm interested to learn Victoria's different techniques for creating made fabric. Thanks for participating. Your quilt is luscious!
Nancy from joy for grace
(I'm in the U.S.)

Cher said...

#15 is my favorite reason-who can resist seeing favorite online quilt friends featured in such a wonderful book? I live in the US..

Vbobro said...

#7 Freedom... is the one that speaks to me. I'm into quilting, but not so much into rules and patterns. I am into process, discovery, surprise, and changing the direction of my project at a moment's notice. Loosening up, releasing the grip of the "inner critic", and just "playing" really speaks to me. Thanks for your list, by the way. I also like being able to bring some ideas to our local MQG.

Vbobro said...

{sorry, forgot to say: I'm in the U.S.}

Beth said...

I really like the idea that instead of patterns, I'll find challenges there. I have lots and lots of patterns, but the motivation to get started is sometimes lacking. A challenge sounds like just what I need.

ritainalaska said...

11) Always something new to see is the best reason to have the book! that reason is why i enjoy reading and having quilt books. thanx for the chance to win it.

Deb R said...

I lvoe the idea of 15 mins a day! The cover grabs me, that gorgeous scrappy star!

Tamie said...

How about all of the above reasons attract me at different times. It looks like a great book. I'm in the US.

Lisa E said...

Loved reading your 15 reasons. I like #3, because inspiration is what gets me into the sewing room. I'm in the U.S.

Jean said...

A new way to play with fabric is like saying there's a new way to enjoy chocolate. Love it.

TexPat said...

I love Victoria's work and would love to win her book! I'm in the U.S.

beebee said...

I would love to win this book. I love to "play" and I have learned so much

Jackie Boyd & Kim McPeake said...

I too would love to win this book. I am ready to play!

Hilary said...

reason #6, it is so much fun to play and I tend to get too rigid, so
playing is just wonderful. It doesn't have to be right, whatever that is!

Encyclopedia said...

FREEDOM....the freedom to just sitch and bee...no pure planning..just FREE thinking....smiles

Marg said...

The fact that your quilt is in the book is a pretty darn good reason! But also the idea of being able to create something good in just 15 mins a day.

Nancy said...

I am in the US and the top reason I would like this book is to be a Scrap Buster!

kristi_d said...

I just recently saw this book online. What wonderful quilts these are. I would love to have this book - in anticipation I have already started to piece some blocks out of my saved scraps. 12/12/12 is my birthday too!

Lynne Shandley said...

Dude, you have a quilt in that book? Wow! I am so impressed :-D That attracts me to the book, well that and your description of it. And yeah, I'm in the US.

Jo said...

I think #6 and #13 attract me! I am in BC, Canada.

Crickets Corner said...

#1...Any book Victoria writes is going to be a must have.

S Walker said...

I'd say 3, 8 and 9 are my reasons for wanting this book. I'm always looking for inspirational ways to use up mountains of scraps. Also, I'm a California girl.

cat in tassie said...

I think #7 freedom is reason enough for me to want this book, although #6 and #8 qualify too because I sure have a lot of scraps to get playful with! I'm from down south in Tassie.

Gemini Jen NZ said...

It appeals to me as I have started building a little collection of 'made fabrics' and so would love to get some ideas on how to use them! (I am in New Zealand - merry Christmas everyone!)

Heidi said...

it would be No #15 but now that you've showed it, I think it's # 13 for me ;-)
Hey, how totally awesome that you have a quilt in this book !!!

noga quilts said...

Love the freedom and use od scraps! I also love the warm and deep colors! Thanks for the chance to win this book!
I'm for the east (Israel)

Lisa Marie said...

The fact that this book is a Scrap-Buster tops my list. My scrap bins are overflowing!

Stitches said...

I like #8, Scrap Buster..always looking for way to use up scraps.

Aliceart said...

I'm in the US and a big fan of Victoria's. As for the reasons I'd love the book, I agree with many on your list. My biggest one is that I think it will be inspiring! I'd love some new ideas, and the drive that comes from them.

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

I've collected my scraps since I've started quilting in serious 4 years ago. I've already got quite a box full of scraps and small strips and a collection of orphan blocks.
All this fabric WANTS to be used! I need a porch quilt anyway and want to have something scrappy, where I can look at my assortment of fabrics and think of the quilts where I used it.

James P said...

Freedom (#7) is incredibly intriguing. I'm still going with the word dreaded when it comes to #10....but perhaps this book will change all that? Thanks for the chance to win. James from Canada.

trudys_person said...

I need some tips on the dreaded y-seam, and inspiration to make for at least 15 minutes a day! Thank you for the giveaway!

Carol Sc said...

You've put some great reasons out there --- guess my favorite is #8, cause I have LOTS of scraps and there are some wonderfully creative ways to use them. I'm in the U.S.
quiltschon@att.net

AP said...

Playful!

Shay said...

Free Form quilting is my favourite kind . You know I hate patterns . I may have to get myself this book!

Congratulations on your quilt being included in this book. Grandiflora is beautiful!

Quiltbenaco said...

Congratulazioni a te per la bellissima trapunta pubblicata in questo stupendo libro, sarebbe bellissimo vincerlo con il tuo gioco!
Ciao
Ps, Sono residente in Italia....
Ri-ciao

Anne said...

Freedom! That's a concept that I could put to good use as I'm usually pretty structured. I'm in the US.

Marcia W. said...

Victoria Findlay Wolfe totally rocks!!!
plus your quilt is in it too
Really, this is a book that I can use because I need assistance to break the ice to get started playing
Thanks for the chance.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Looks like a super book and I'd love to have a copy in my library.

Thank you, Victoria and C&T Publishing for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

CrochetnQuilt said...

I'm drawn to the book for the fact that everyone can manage 15 here and there. If you will take those few minutes when you find them, "make" some fabric, then play...you can have a wonderful creation! Thank for the chance to add this book to my library.

Debbie said...

What a fun review, Rachael! Scrapbusters is a great reason to have this book, I'm sure. I'd also like to see what Victoria has to say about the Y seams!

Debbie said...

Oops, forgot to say that I live outside the U.S., but can provide a U.S. mailing address when I have to!

Jeneta said...

Only 15 minutes - achievable!! I'm international.

jrt14 said...

I find two reasons on your list: 5 a tribute to her Grandmother and 12 tips about color. Thank you for a chance to win this book. I live in the US.

Sew Surprising said...

No rules and a challenge and 15 mins are the things that appeal to me :)

Dreaming Monet said...

all of those reasons! but maybe especially the thought of seeing something new each time i'd look at the book.

i am a quasi-novice quilter. i *need* projects that embrace the 15-minute block of time phenomenon that comes with being a mother of two small children. i need support as i find my footing as a creative individual and finally come to terms with the fact that my process needs to evolve along with my circumstances!

currently i can't afford to buy books, so this would be so special to win.

i do reside in the US.

thanks very much for the chance!

Karen M said...

I think the tips on colour and improvisational piecing would be a major reason for me wanting this book. Thankyou for the opportunity to win a copy. (I am in Australia)

patty a. said...

Alway something to see no matter how many times you look at the book - total inspiration! That is what I think is great about this book!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Your quilt is beautiful and congratulations on being in the book

Unknown said...

I love the freedom of using scraps. I have always liked scrap quilts -- probably because that is what we used when I was growing up. And the idea of using scraps to make scrap blocks really excites me.

BevBSews said...

I'd love a copy of the book. It's so colourful and I'd love to use up some of my scraps.

Your quilt looks great, it looks like fun to make.

Kathy H said...

I am in the Us. I like that so many colors look wonderful together in the quilts in this book.

Patty said...

I love all the eye candy and inspiration!

Shaz said...

Please, please, please I NEED a copy of that book, because i am drowning in my scraps and i live in Australia!! I may sink soon!

Elizabeth said...

I agree that Victoria's work is inspiring so I look forward to loving her new book. Love your quilt that made it into her book. Thanks for sharing. USA quilter

Judy said...

I adore scrap quilts and this books would be a great inspiration to use my stash of scraps. I am from Ohio

Carmen Nuland said...

I want the eye candy/inspiration this book offers. Thanks for the chance to win! (US - Wisconsin)

Nancy Sue said...

I love your review. The mention of freedom, small time allotment of 15 mins, and attitude of cheer when mentioning the Y seam, are the components that draw me into this book.

Rachel said...

#9 for me. The blocks get me inspired.

Deb said...

Reason # 13...everyone can spare 15 min. This actually might work for me! i'd love to win.

Bob Morgan said...

Yes, I need a scrap buster (#9)-overloaded on stash scraps!
Thanks.

Tami C said...

Number 9 for me... I like different blocks to get me started.

Carol Sews said...

The fact that I can accomplish something in 15 minutes would be great. It seems I just get started sewing and I get called away to do something else :-( I'd love this book, so hoping I win it, yeah!

Kimme said...

I just love the concept of allowing yourself 15 minutes each day to play. Takes away guilt that you should be doing other things. This is definitely a must have book.

Birds on my mind said...

I like the group challenge reason. I am always looking for projects for our small sewing group. I like to think of a mind set for 15 min of play!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Eu quero.

TheStylishHome said...

I think that all 15 reasons are fabulous (esp. #15 *grin*) I'm in the US...thank you for the chance!

Darlene B said...

Each one of your reasons is right on the money......too hard to choose just one! Would love to win this book!

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

Oh my, there are too many reasons this book looks great and is a must have. Numbers 2, 7, 8, and 9 really are why are need this book but the others are also good reasons. I am in Arizona - in the USA.

Julianne said...

Oh me me me! I want this book so badly! Victoria is awesome!

Kirsten said...

This looks like such a wonderful book!

Vickie said...

#7 is definitely for me. Well all of them really. You're right, this is a must have book, You're quilt is 9 kinds of beautiful! I'm getting one, one way or another. P.S I'm in Texas so it's only 11:21 pm central time! 12/11/12

Jenniffier Kramer said...

Only 15 minute reason that is my favorite part. I am in California jenniffier at gmail

~Kelie~ said...

Reason number 13....15 minutes!!! I love it! Thanks for the chance to win! Congrats for having your quilt published!!!
I'm in the US (Tennessee to be exact)

Béa said...

# 7 Freedom, greetings from France. XXX

Erika said...

A very inspiring book. Love to win a copy.

greetings The Netherlands

Lindi said...

Most of them, but top of the tops would be 7. Freedom! 'Twould suit me to a T. :)
(Australia)

The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

The simple "Y" seam is reason enough but the idea of making quilts from a point of challenge rather than a pattern really appeals to me. Love your quilt by the way!
Thanks for the opportunity to perhaps win a copy of this wonderful book.

Sharon said...

I can't believe I didn't already comment here, but I don't think I have. Anyway, this looks like a super book. V is so inspiring. My reasons are "eye candy" and "very inspiring" and probably most important for me, "scrap buster".

And if I don't win, it's on my Christmas list! *grin*

nicolesender said...

What an inspiring book! Allowing 15 minutes to play is a great concept!
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Donna Joy said...

# 13 to find 15 minutes a day to just create, and to use scraps and get together with friends and sew. Wonderful book. Thanks

C said...

I think all the inspiration and freedom are what appeal to me most. I live in the US of A

Kathleen C said...

One New Year's resolution that I can keep is to do 15 minutes of playing just as Victoria describes on her blog. I love to see what she and her followers make from their scraps. V's book would be such an inspiration!
I live in the US.
Thanks for being part of this giveaway.

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

Great stash buster

jshipp said...

Scrap ister for me for sure

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