Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew!…..oh, and WIN!!
Yup these next few weeks at the Blue Nickel are going to sort of be a Book Review fest! The last few posts have been about books and more are planned after this. Today’s post has a Special element! Yeah that “Giveaway Element” that everyone loves!!
Welcome to today’s stop on Angela Yosten‘s new book, Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew! Blog Tour. Hope you had a good flight into Seattle from Oz. Everyone in the Sewing Universe is always talking about how there are never enough “boy/guy/dude” quilts and projects, so Angela decided to whip up some pretty cool designs here that pretty much would work for any man or boy cave out there. And what I like most about these projects? Besides their strong graphic element? They are scrappy!! If you come to the Blue Nickel here often enough, you know how I love me some scrappy action. And even though I really don’t do the applique thing myself, I can see reworking some of these ideas into totally pieced projects.
When Angela invited me to be part of the blog tour, one of the ideas she gave us to help celebrate her book was to make our “own traffic sign” Well, my mind went one way very quickly:
I think I need to make this sign for outside my studio. Somewhat akin to “Falling Rocks” or “Slippery, Windy Roads Ahead” Red for danger as well as being my favorite color!
One of my favorite projects from Angela’s book is the Merging Traffic Pillow. Don’t know why. I just like it. So there. Maybe it is because that is kind of what I am like. I just merge on into people’s lives because I want to get to know them and be their friend. I like being in where the action is, so I just work my way in. That could be it…..or I could be just too metaphysical here.
There are a whole lot of other projects too that are just perfect for the Testoterone-Type People in your life. The rest of this cool blogger lineup that I am so honored to be hooked up with will share with you their takes on the book as well.
Here’s the rest of the itinerary:
Day 4 (Thursday, August 9): Natalia Bonner (Utah)
Day 8 (Monday, August 13): Rachel Griffith (Ohio)
Day 10 (Wednesday, August 15): Lissa Alexander (Texas)
Day 12 (Friday, August 17): ALL Giveaways end at midnight.
Day 15 (Monday, August 20): Winners will be announced on each blog.
Leave comments at every blog as you go…..your chances only increase as you do that. But be sure to leave an email address for the bloggers, okay? That is the only way that most of us can contact you to tell you won!!
So to win this great book, leave a comment telling me what sign you would make for yourself. It doesn’t have to relate to sewing or quilting, just something that describes you, your week, your life, your family or whatever. Something along those lines, okay? Winners in the USA will win a physical copy of the book and if the winner is from overseas you will be sent an eBook via email.
And REMEMBER, comments here are set up for me to approve them first, and there are going to be a few days where I cannot get into approve them for 24 hours or so. So don’t despair if your comment doesn’t show up right away. If it looks legit when I get to the approval page, it will get approved and your name will be in the drawing. Okay? So remember, if you don’t see your comment right away: