admin December 6th, 2012
Welcome to today’s stop on Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s Blog Tour for 15 Minutes of Play—Improvisational Quilts!
I first met Victoria a few years ago at a Spring Quilt Market. She had heard of me, but I hadn’t heard of her, and I was sure glad to meet her because we have become good friends ever since! Victoria’s book takes the traditions of crazy quilts and melds that style into OTHER traditional and modern settings. Her book isn’t really big on a lot of patterns and instructions, but is HEAVY on inspiration, freedom, and fun. I particularly like this quilt among the many delights she has in there.
But see, I have been doing this type of quilting for many, many years, so I am naturally drawn to it.
See case in point, my sewing machine cover created many moons ago, for example…....
Yup, “made fabric,” as Victoria calls it, has been deeply set in my sewing room antics for many years now. I love that other peeps are into it now too! Victoria’s book is right up there with The Collaborative Quilting books by Freddy Moran and Gwen Marston for inspiration into color and design in my humble opinion.
Another delight that I found in 15 Minutes was Victoria’s Grandmother and her quilts. She was a big part of Victoria’s inspiration, and I love how her influence is honored and many of her “vintage” quilts are shared in the book as well. Makes me wonder what my grandkids will do. Not that I am in a hurry to have any right away or anything…..
So I decided to do some of my own playing as part of today’s post for the tour. I started playing (pictures of some of that play here and here) and then chose to make some blocks that I think I may turn into pillows for after Christmas to brighten up the gloomy Pacific Northwest winter here. But I can’t decide a setting for them. That’s where you come in. To win your copy of Victoria’s book, tell me your choice from the 5 options below for setting in a border of green for a pillow top.
15 Minute Play No. 1
15 Minute Play No. 2
15 Minute Play No. 3
15 Minute Play No. 4
15 Minute Play No. 5
Pretty simple, huh?
I will choose randomly for a winner on December 12th and then C & T will send a hard copy of the book to a US winner or an electronic copy to an international winner.
If you haven’t been to the previous stops on the tour, be sure to do so for your chance to win. And make sure you keep hopping along to those after today as well!!
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/