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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Scrap-Basket Sensations Blog Tour - Day 8

I am so excited, my day is finally here. I hope you are enjoying the blog book tour as much as I am. Hop on over to Kim's blog and say hi!! I've been thinking about what to say. I don't have any interviews or clever questions so I thought I'd just tell you about my friend. Kim and I have been friends since 1996 when she moved to Pensacola and started working at the law firm where I worked. It didn't take us long to find out we were both quilters, and that we both had a serious fascination - okay obsession - with fabric LOL!! Isn't it so much more fun to go fabric shopping with a friend?? Anyway, I couldn't even begin to count the hours we've spent talking and stitching. I wish all of you could know her the way I do. She is funny, generous , a little shy, loves to cut fabric, is a very accomplished quilter and now she's a two-time best selling author!!! This book, just like the first one, is made to be used - a lot! These patterns are fun, have a fresh originality and if you use your scraps, they really are great stash busters. I thought it would be fun to see how these quilts look in different ways around my house.
This is a picture I took last spring before the quilts got shipped off. I was finishing the binding on "Twinkle" and thought how pretty the quilts looked all spread out in my living room.
It's been fun to see the response to "Flowers for Nana Girl". This is such a sentimental quilt for me. Kim really surprised my when she told me what she had named the quilt. I had been using the working title of "Pretty in Pink". But telling my story of how I came to be called Nana Girl by my granddaughter and then naming the quilt after me (and my blog), has been such an honor! This quilt has not come home yet - after going to Houston last fall, it's still out at Martingale's offices.
These pictures will kind of show you some of the fabrics in the blocks. I started with the border fabric, and then picked scraps to make the flowers.
I mixed all types of fabric, prints, stripes and batiks.
Here's a picture of some of the left over scraps. It's a happy quilt!!
Next is Flower Boxes. I've already said that it was love at first sight when I saw this quilt. Watching this pattern emerge as each block goes up on the design wall is the most amazing thing. This quilt has a charm all its own.
Here is Flower Boxes in my living room in my favorite chair.
It looks pretty good on the couch too!!
I've decided this is going to go on the quilt hanger soon, as my spring quilt!!
Blues crossing is a sweet quilt.
It looks so good folded over a little rocker in the guest room.
It also looks good on the wicker settee. Darlene, see my bunny??
Northern Comfort is a cuddle quilt.
Here it is still hanging in the living room.
Please leave a comment for your chance to win a signed copy of Scrap-Basket Sensations. Tell me which quilt in the book you think you'll make first. Here's the rest of the schedule. You still have a few more days and chances to win your own copy. Be sure to check out yesterday's post about my latest quilt from Scrap-Basket Sensations - a variation of Tipsy Baskets.

Tomorrow's it's Sue's turn and then Carol will end the tour.
Sue at Quilt Times - February 18th
Carol at Brown Quilts - February 19th

Good luck - I will pick a winner Saturday night Feb. 19th.

-Karen
This Giveaway has now ended. Thanks for participating. The winner will be announced soon.

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Becky said...

Good morning! Thanks for sharing the photos of your quilts in your home. I'm thinking that Flower Boxes will be the first quilt that I make from SBS. This is one of those books that I could make every quilt from the book. Take care!

Audrey said...

It is hard to decide on just one to start with. I do like the fabrics you used in Blue Crossing and I have a bundle of fabric with just those colors.
This is an awesome blog hop!
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DebbieM said...

I love your quilting. I especially like the Blues Crossing. It is beautiful. I hope I win this book, what I could do with those scraps!! Thank you for the opportunity. deb.meyer77@gmail.com

Linda said...

What a great post! I would make Flowers for Nana Girl. It's just beautiful and I love the story behind it. All the quilts you made are beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win the book!

Lee said...

Hi - thanks for sharing - your quilts are lovely. I think I would have to make blue crossing first - and then the flower boxes! thanks
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Helle said...

Flowers for Nana Girl is a lovely quilt, but I think I would make Town Square first. Thanks for sharing and for the chance. hesabella(at)gmail(dot)com

Katie said...

I love all the quilts that I've seen, but the one that is calling to me the loudest is Over and Under. I also love Flowers for Nana Girl. Thanks for the chance to win!

Joan and Kevin said...

I would make Blue Crossing. Thanks for the giveaway!

Karen said...

Each different quilt I see makes me want to make that one. I really like the Blue Crossing. I would love to win the book.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

You're unbelievably sweet! The quilts look so nice sprinkled around the house. Thanks so much for making them! Your post reminded me of lunch in the conference room watching you work on "Snowbound."

Have a good day!

pcflamingo said...

So many beautiful quilts! I love the totally scrappy look. Fingers crossed that I could win this book! Thank you for the opportunity to try to win.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Of the quilts I've seen so far, I think I'd make Over and Under first.
Thanks for sharing the great photos of your quilts!

Andrea said...

I would make Nana Girl first if I was lucky enough to win a copy of this book, and then Flower Boxes. After seeing the quilts up close in your blog, I'm just loving the color choices. Thank you for showing them in your house. I love to see how people decorate with their quilts.
-Andrea

Carol said...

Your quilts are all so beautiful. Thank you for a chance to win an autographed copy of Kim's wonderful book.

Dreamquilter Elke said...

Hello Karen,
I find all the quilts very pretty and it´s not easy to choose any of the quilts first.
But it is coming spring and I think that the Flower Quilt is the first I will make. Thank you for showing us the pictures of the quilt.
Thank you for the chance to besome a book from you, Kim. Your Scrap Basket Sensations Blog Tour ist a great idea.
Elke L.

Linda said...

All the quilts are so gorgeous!! You did a beautiful job with Kim's designs!! I love them all. I think Town Square is calling my name first! :-)

rebecca said...

I pick Flower's for Nana. Very nice!!

Ullis said...

Flowers for Nana girl i soooo beautiful! The book seems to be very nice.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

So many to choose from! I think my first would be the Flower Boxes. It's very cool to look at. Thanks for the chance to win!

Marcia W. said...

Thank you for an interesting post about these gorgeous quilts. The quilt that I want to make first is Blessings from the Hollow. Since like all the quilts I've seen from this book, there would be many more on my make list. Would love to win this book. alternate email mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

piecrust said...

Flower Boxes. Definately Flower Boxes. So many wonderful quilts and ideas.
Thanks.

Danielle said...

I love picnic on the cover, but it would really be difficult to choose which one to make first! Thanks for a chance to win Kim's new book!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Your quilts are lovely. Thank you for sharing. I love Flower Boxes.

JCnNC said...

Island Chain because I have a Bali Pop that would be perfect - however, I am seriously considering starting with the first pattern in the book and going until I complete them all. Awesome giveaway.

Jayne said...

Blue Crossing looks like my favorite so far. I seem to be changing my mind each day, however!
Jayne

Brenda said...

I really like the flower boxes quilt. So many choices of great quilts to make.

pinsandneedles said...

As I mentioned in Darlene's post yesterday, I would make Flowers for Nana Girl first but there are so many great quilt patterns to choose from. Thanks for a chance to win!

Pokey said...

Oh, it's nice to see these beautiful quilts on display in your home. I'm also glad to hear of your friendship with Kim personally! Thanks for the opportunity. :-}pokey

Lori said...

Beautiful quilts! i would have a hard time deciding what to make first, but the Island chain and flower boxes really catch my eye. Thanks for the chance to win!

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

Karen, the quilts look wonderful displayed in your home!! Kim has outdone herself with this book. Thanks for the give way!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

These quilts are gorgeous! I really love Northern Comfort, and I think I would make that one first :-)

FML Crochet said...

All the quilts are beautiful! I'm pretty anxious to make Flower Boxes though. Thanks for the chance to win.

country log cabin said...

The quilts are all gorgeous. I would love to win a copy of the book.

Dirt Road Quilter said...

I think that after the frigid cold winter, I am ready to get my hands in the dirt and tend to flowers. Since that probably won't be any time soon, it only being February, I think I'll start with Flower's for Nana's Girl. However, it is entirely possible that more than one quilt could be in progress at a time...after all, I am a quilter!

Lisa (Michael too in photo ;O) said...

i luv flowers for nana...i have the perfect peach and lavendar line of fabrics for it!

Cindy said...

After seeing the array of quilts on your floor, I am definitely hooked! I do believe after seeing your Northern Comfort, that would HAVE to be the first one I make from this SENSATIONAL book.

I LOVE the colors you chose for Northern Comfort.

Lee Ann said...

It is hard to choose. At this moment, I'd probably pick Flowers. Thank you for the chance to win!

Jo said...

Flower Boxes totally intrigues me. I have been really liking ALL of the quilts. It looks like one of those books where a quilter can't decide where to turn first!

baquilter said...

Hi!

I've popped in from Nichole's blog and I've really enjoyed your post about the quilts you made and your wonderful friendship with Kim! Great photos, too.

Kim's is the 1st quilting book I've wished for in a very long time. I have more than 100 books, so am not lacking for inspiration but this book is special!

Thanks!

Cheers!

Sallie said...

Your quilts are beautiful! I think I'd make Nova or Picnic first. Thanks for the chance!

Nedra said...

I love any ideas that will help me use up my stacks of scraps. Count me in!

Cindy from "It's a Sew Sew Day..." said...

Hard to choose! I love them all! Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful book!

Happy Quilting!
Cindy

Millie said...

Karen, what a great post. I would love to make the Flowers for Nana too, your quilt is so pretty. Thanks for showing all the quilts in your home. It is always inspiring to see how quilters decorate their homes with quilts. I am not here to win, just want to say "hi".

Quilter Kathy said...

Love the photo of all your scraps of Nana Girl and the close up photos of the quilt...it is so pretty!
I would probably sew "Blues Crossing" because I love the effect of the simple blocks.
Am having such fun with the blog hop!

Lainee said...

I would make FLower Boxes first...then it would be indecision time...they're all so pretty!

Barb said...

I am really intrigued by Town Square. I definitely want to make it, but I may make Flowers for Nana Girl first. I'll probably call my version Flowers for Nana Barb (that's what my granddaughter calls me).

Snoodles said...

I love this post - thanks for letting us see the quilts showcased in your lovely home! I love the Flowers for NanaGirl quilt....wow, I sure would love to get my hands on this book!

Laura said...

Your quilts are all beautiful, but I really love Flowers for Nana Girl. And thank you for the pictures of your quilts around the house! I really, really, want to win this book, but will get it from Amazon if I don't lol. It's definitely a must have!

reddquilter said...

Beautiful! Love the quilts!

Karen said...

Now that's the kind of work friend I would like to have! You could just close the doors when the boss is away and stitch away!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I love the Blues Crossing quilt. The colors and the style suits me. Wouldn't it look good in Civil war fabrics, or fun in 30's prints. So many ways to make each quilt our own.

AverettLadyNana said...

Love your version of the quilts you made from "Scrap-Basket". I have seen many that have been posted I would love to make. Haven't found a copy for sale yet in my travels but will have to order one on-line if not find one at the two Quilt Festivals I'll be attending soonl

Stitched With Prayer said...

Hi There! What a wonderful post! I love all of your beautiful quilts...the photo of them spread out on your floor makes me want to throw on my flannel PJ's, invade your house and dive into the quilts all spread out. They just look so darned inviting. (Flannel pj's are my standard sewing 'uniform', LOL) I truly don't know which one I would start first. Every time I decide, I see a different on and change my mind! But hey...that a woman's prerogative right? LOL
Thanks so mush for a chance to win this great book. Good luck to everyone else who is hoping to win a copy too...lots of hopefuls here. Hugs...

Nancy said...

These look so nice displayed in your home. I'd start with Flowers for Nana Girl, but I think I pick a different one each day. They are all appealing.

Exuberant Color said...

I know how long it takes for a quilt to be returned from Martingale because I waited for one of mine to be returned too in 1996.
This book looks like a really good one and it would be hard to choose which quilt to make first. I would love to win it.

Cathy said...

Love the pictures of your quilts. Isn't wonderful how the love of quilts and fabrics brings friends together. Thanks for the chance to win the book. Hugs

Doodlebug Gail said...

I am loving this Blog Tour and wow, all the quilts are gorgeous but I'd have to say that Northern Comfort is particularly appealing to me, partly because of the colours in the photo, so I'd make this one first.

Amy said...

I think I want to start with the Flower Boxes!!!! Congratulations on the new book! I'm super excited to see it!!!!

Béa said...

My first will be Flowers for Nana Girl, but I love ALL the patterns in this book. Finger crossed. Hugs from France.

shauna said...

It's so hard to choose, but if I must I would make the cover quilt, Picnic. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this book!

Karen said...

I think northern comfort will be first on my list. Thanks for sharing the quilts around your house.

~Laurie~ said...

Hi Karen!
You look great for being friends with Kim for a hundred years! LOL My first project from the book would definitely be Nana Girl's Flowers - my favorite from the book. I love how you showed off the quilts in your home - so pretty!!

Quilty Conscience said...

How fun to have participated in making those quilts. Love'em!~ And of course I would love to win the book.I certainly WILL buy it if I don't win it. I have always cut my leftovers into 2 1/2 inch strips. Thank you! Toni

Mary said...

You are right, I love how the quilts look around your house. What an inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing. This book has made me want to try everyone. Everyone on the tour has such great ideas.

Darlene B said...

I love all the quilts in this book. I might start with Flower Boxes, because I love the 3D effect the setting gives. Hopefully I'll win this book and then can decide what to make first!

Jaylene said...

I love all the quilts you made. I think I would make the quilt on the cover to start with and then go from there.

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Nancy said...

I definitely will make Picnic the one on the cover first.

Hazel said...

Everytime I see another of these beautiful quilts, I think 'oh! that's the one I'll make first!'....until I see the next one!

Thank you for sharing your quilts and home (I love the cat in your spare room!)

Wendy said...

It's neat to read about the connections with quilters, you guys must be good friends. Picking a quilt to make depends on my mood, right now Flower Boxes is calling to me. Thanks for the wonderful tour.

Malmbergs said...

My first choice would be Picnic and then after that, it would be hard to decide. So fun to have lovely choices to make.
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Ginny Worden said...

With our temperatures hovering around minus seventeen degrees C. I am thinking Northern Comfort should be the first quilt I make.

Deb G. in VA said...

Beautiful quilts and I love the way they look in your home. I would love to make all the quilts, but I think Picnic is the one I would make first. Thanks!

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Heartsdesire said...

How lucky you are to have Kim as a friend and a quilt named for you as well. She sounds like a wonderful person. I think I would like to make the quilt on the cover. It just sings out to me.

hadacres said...

Blues crossing would be my first choice. Thank you for sharing your story on how you met Kim.
Please be so kind to add my name to the hat for the book drawing.
Thank you

Wendy P said...

Hi Karen!

Love the quilts. Especially Flower Boxes! I must make one! Did you use scraps or a fabric line for it? Such pretty florals!

TexasQuilter said...

Wow! Your quilts are beautiful! After looking at your quilts I would think that Flower Boxes would be my first choice.

Thanks for sharing your site

Robyn said...

How can you pick a favourite? Every time I go through the book, it changes. I love them all !

Quilt Azubi said...

Hi Karen
after the many days of presentation of the book, I can't say longer, what would be the first quilt I sew.
I'd take a counting-out rhyme to help. they all should be sewn, one by one... ;)

best regards
Kat

Robyn said...

How can you choose a favourite? every time I look through the book, it is a different one. I love them all!

LiahonaGirl said...

I love every quilt in this book! I can't wait to make Flowers for Nana Girl in particular!

LeAnne said...

I like them all! I will probably try Blue Crossings as my first quilt -- or maybe Flower Boxes.
lalaw at douglasfast dot net

coconblanc said...

I think I will make the Flower Boxes at first, because that will really be a great challenge for me.
Regards from Germany
Gabi

Betty said...

I really like the intricate look of Island Chain. It would be hard to choose which to make first, there are several that caught my eye! Your quilts look great displayed in your home!

Carla said...

Hi Karen, What fun seeing all the quilts together in your home. Did you actually make all of the quilts that you featured? I like them all but the cover quilt is my favorite, I think. You are a great friend to Kim....lovely for both of you!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

A lovely photo display. This book grabs you right from the cover and then you want to make each quilt as you turn the page. It would certainly help to tame my scraps.

Jana said...

What a great post today! Still I love your Nana Girl quilt the most :-). I am planing to make it for my daughter´s room.
Thank you for a chance to win the book!
Jana in Prague, Czech Republic

Meri said...

You had me at "Blues Crossing"...I'm totally smitten! Totally my colors!
I'd love to win a copy...thanks for the chance!

Not Lucy said...

Hard to say which quilt I would make first. It would depend on my mood when I opened the book and which colors/fabrics I want to cut into next! I am not really big on planning ahead too much!

Darlene said...

Awesome post, Karen. I spotted the sweet bunny on your settee immediately. teehee!

Anya said...

I might make Flowers for Nana Girl. Thanks for the chance!

Michelle said...

Great post! I love Northern Comfort!

Bluzbrod said...

I love them all! Il have to go "eeny meeny" when I get the book! Pretty quilts all over the place, so comforting.

Joanna said...

I don't know which one I would make first. I love the effect the hst's make at the corners in Nana's Girl, but I also love Northern Comfort. But there were quilts on the other posts that I loved also, so it will be hard to choose.

Library Gal Quilts said...

Well first of all what a pretty house you have! No doubt about it I would make Nana's girls and I would make it with my collection of pinks and greens. Maybe add a deep ruby one some place for a surprise pop! Have a good day! Pam in Chico

VickiT said...

This has been a great blog tour so far. Every single time I see a quilt, I think OOh THAT is my favorite. Your post was no different other than you had SO many you showed, I said that many more times as I read along. I honestly can't be positive, but I think the Flowers for Nana's Girl might be my favorite one of all you showed. How sweet that she named that one for you. What an honor for you.

Thank you for your insight into who Kim is. I know if I dont' win this book through the tour, I will be buying it as soon as possible.

Heather S. said...

I think I would make Blues Crossing first. I've been looking for a great pattern to use for Quilts of Valor, and I think this may be it!

Janelle said...

Maybe Picnic. I loved it immediately and it would look good in any of my scraps, from civil war to 30's of Fig Tree! Love the picture of all the quilts on the floor!

Judy D said...

I love all the quilts! This is a must have book for me now.

Kris said...

I love the illusion of the Northern Comfort quilt. It is just the type of quilt that I love. The quilts all look so nice in your home. How will you part with them?

Shakerwood said...

Flowers for Nana Girl is beautiful but I will probably make Blessings from the Hollow first. Kim and all of you did such a great job with the blog hop and the book!

Linda E in AZ said...

I like Flowers for Nana's Girl the best - thanks for talking about it.

Mary said...

I think I will make the one on the cover first!

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Mary

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Quilt Hollow said...

I'm surprised to hear you still don't have your quilt back...it is a beauty and I can see why it is being held hostage. LOL
Lucky you to know Kim so well! I hope one day we can all meet up.

Kathy H said...

The Flowers for Nana Girl has been my favorite quilt all along. I would make that first. But the Flower boxes is a close second with those spring colors.

Kathy said...

I keep changing my mind on what quilt I would make first from this book, that are all so great. Today it is Flower Boxes. Thanks for the chance to win this great book!

Cheryl said...

I like them all, but have lots of red, white and blue scraps around. Thanks for another chance to win this great book.

Miki Willa said...

I like all of Kim's designs, but I think I would make Blessings From the Hollow first. All of your quilts are really beautiful. As a relatively new quilter, I am looking forward to making quilts for my home, to.

Esther said...

The quilts are all so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I especially love the Flower Boxes.

James-Linda said...

GOOD DAY TO YOU!
I THINK I'D LIKE TO MAKE 'FLOWERS FOR NANA GIRL' NEXT! THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Kim D. said...

I absolutely love "Flowers for Nana Girl" so that would be the first quilt. I also love "Blue Crossing". Thanks for the chance to win the book.

Carrie P. said...

I would definitely make the Flower quilt first. It really is one of my favorite and if I was on a desert island it was my first choice. They are all beautiful. thanks for a chance to win a book.

Diane H said...

All your quilts look so lovely, thanks for participating. So hard to choose but I think I'd made Flower Baskets first. Thanks for a chance to win this fantastic book.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Everyday I change my mind on which one I like best and want to do first. Oh I NEED to get my hands on this book! I guess today the first one I would make is Blues Crossing!

LizA. said...

Thank you for sharing pictures of all these beautiful quilts. I can't wait to check out all the great projects in this new book. I have her first book and just love it.

Penny from S.C. said...

I love Flowers for Nana Girl as well. Beautiful quilt and great colors! Thanks

Quiltbenaco said...

Eccomi anche qui, sperando di vincere!
Ciao
ps Bellissime le trapunte che ci hai mostrato
Ri-ciao

pedblom said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt photos. I would love to win the book and make some of the quilts for my own.

ferne said...

I love the Nana Girl quilt and would probably start with that, though this book is loaded with great quilts!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

the flower boxes are my favorite!! looks fabulous.
;-)

Lisa Marie said...

The Flowers for Nana's Girl quilt is beautiful but making pinwheels frustrates me (lumpy centers!) so I would make Flower Box. I know I wouldn't make just one quilt from this book though -- it looks like they're all good!

Dresden Quilter said...

I think Town Square would be the first one I made followed by Flower Boxes. Thanks for the giveaway.

Heather A said...

Lovin' the Flowers for Nana Girl! Thanks for sharing the story.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Love the quilts you're showing and Flowers for Nana Girl is calling my name. I have a grand-niece who would adore that quilt, especially those wonderful colors.

Martha said...

I love all the quilts but I will be making Flowers for Nana Girl. You are an amazing quilter.

Tiffaney said...

I can't wait to make the Flowers for Nana's Girl. It is my favorite in the book.

Wonky Girl said...

Very pretty quilts you shared with us today.
I too would love to win a signed copy of this book.
I would start with the cover quilt using very bright fabrics.

Cindy said...

I love the Flowers for Nana Girl. I kept telling myself that currently I don't have a little girl to quilt for since I've already done various quilts for girl babies and ahem...great nieces. But then...why not make one for me?! Living in a house with men I think I need some pink in my life!

shelly said...

I think I would make Flowers for Nana Girl first. Maybe that quilt would hurry along spring weather.

scrappy101 said...

My aim is to use up scraps that I have. Flowers for Nana Girl would make a first time project. Love the delicate look of the quilt. Of course the are all beautiful.

Welcome dear friends! said...

That a great giveaway!
I think I you make Flowers for Nana girl first,I love it!
Kay

Anita said...

I love the quilt on the cover. This looks like such a fun book.

Kay E said...

All the quilts look lovely in your home. It would be hard to choose just one to make.

Stampmouse said...

love this blog hop

JulieF1962 said...

The quilts really look great in your home! It would be hard to decide which one I would want to make first, but I really love the colors in that last one, Northern Comfort. I'll probably make at least a few quilts from this book though!

corinne said...

Beautiful workmenship, I just love this book. I have a couple of jelly rolls that look like they will work for some of the patterns. Congrats on the Nana quilt's name.

Mary said...

There are so many great quilts in the book! I think I'll start with the cover quilt, I think it has picnic in the name. Thanks for all the great pictures.

Karen said...

I think my favorite is the one named after you! Flowers for Nana Girl!

Constance said...

I love the *Flowers for Nana's Girl* and would love to try that one! The fabrics used are so bright and cheery, and just what I could use after a long dreary winter!

Sunnybec said...

I really like Flower Boxes and Flowers for Nana Girl, so would love to have a go at either of them. Thanks for a chance to win.

Jan said...

Hi! It has been such fun following the blogs, and seeing Kim's quilt patterns. Blue Crossing is one that I haven't seen before. There isn't one in the book that I don't like!

Michele said...

I think I will would make Blue Crossing or Flowers for Nana Girl first. I have two boys......even our dog is a boy.....so I have to sneak flowers in where ever I can :) I love this book and your beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures! We lived in Pensacola years ago....loved it :)

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

I love Flowers for Nana Girl! That would have to be first for me. Thanks for the great post and the chance!

free indeed said...

Even before I found this blog tour, I had this book on my wish list and it will definately make it's way into my home one way or another...I'm just giving winning one a chance first :)
The first quilt I make will probably be the cover quilt..I so like that design, or one of the other chain looking designs....the one named for you is also very alluring. thanks

Sheila said...

It would be really hard to choose which quilt to make first I have loved each one I have seen so far but of this group the Nana girl is my pick , I love flowers and I love the colors .Thanks for the chance to win this great book .

kshackabq said...

Wonderful quilts and they look fabulous around your home. I'd like to pick a bright border and go to work on Flowers for Nana Girl.

CJ said...

It will be a tough decision but I am thinking I want to make the cover quilt first. You did such beautiful work with all the quilts!!

Marcia Burt said...

Wow- you look like a quilt pirate with all that 'quilt booty' you have sprawled out on your living room floor! lol
How cool that Kim named one of her goreous quilts after you! Loved the story...and the quilt!
Keeping my fingers crossed!

Laurie in Maine said...

Northern Comfort appeals to me - as well the Cabin Lakes one from previous reviews. What a nice collection of quilts to showcase around your home :)

The Rx quilter said...

I would love to win a copy of this book..such lovely quilts..I would try Flowers for Nana's Girl first..I think it just begs to be made in pretty girl fabrics...thanks! Lisa in Texas

BeachQuilter said...

I'm currently drawn to Flower Boxes. I loved your pictures and it was great reading about your friendship with Kim!

Terry said...

All the quilts are so beautiful! But I really like Northern Comfort! If I win the book, I'll make that one first! :0)

bhafer said...

I am not sure which one would be first since I love the next one I see more than the last one. Flower Boxes is at the top. Thanks for all the pictures that was fun.

Julie said...

Karen - It was great seeing the quilts around your house. Thanks for sharing.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

The blue crossing really looks fun to make.

Wonderful quilts.

Lindy said...

There are too many to choose!!!!!!!!

Stina said...

Your blog is new to me ... Will be fun catching up on your wonderful quilts... So fun with this blogtour.. :0)
Love mist of the quilts ib the book.. but two or three quilts have talked to me a little bit more... and that is Nanas Flowers..Lake Cabin ( or was it Cabin Lake) ... and Tool ... Hmm something.. I'm so good at names huh... Lol
Loved to see your quilts a little bit closer.. They are so pretty!

Carol in E TN said...

The quilts from this book are awesome!

onlymehere said...

Out of the quilts you've shown I'd make Flowers for Nana Girl first. I love the colors you used but I also like that the flowers look almost like stars! I think it's wonderful that she named this quilt for you. This book is really getting more intriguing all the time! I'm loving the tour.

gill said...

I love Flowers for Nanagirl! so I'd start with that one!

Deb said...

Town Square would be my first choice, but I like everything I've seen so far! Thanks!

Julie in WA said...

I love Flowers for Nana Girl and can't wait to make one!

I always shop for fabric alone...when looking at all the beautiful patterns and colors, I am busy designing quilts in my imagination... when I am that far gone,family and friends no longer exist! And that is why I shop for fabric alone.

Peaceful Piecer said...

Your quilts are beautiful! I think I would start with Blues Crossing. Thanks for a chance to win!

Allyson said...

I have so enjoyed this blog tour, seeing everyone's quilts and learning the stories behind them. Thanks for sharing yours!

Blue Crossing is lovely. I think I'm very partial to the colors you used. Never could pass me up a red and blue quilt!

Christine said...

wow, you were a busy little sewing bee, weren't you? the quilts are beautiful. I really appreciated seeing Nana Girl Quilt up close. I really like that and I think I would like to make that. I am also called Nana by my grandchildren.

thank you for the chance to win this book.
shoppernana@gmail.com

Deb said...

Beautiful Quilts. I believe I would make Flowers for Nana Girl. The name Nana is the name my grandson calls me.

Joyful Quilter said...

I would make Flower Boxes first. I have the fabric all cut out and ready to go.

KaHolly said...

Oops, I almost forgot to come visit today's stop on the blog tour!!! Great job! ~karen

Zlaty said...

Great quilts !!! The book is very inspiring! Wish me luck! :)

Pamela Nees said...

LOVE the flowers for Nana Girl quilt! That would be my first! Thanks for the chance!

Kate B said...

I love all of the quilts that are being shown in the book. It is a toss up between Flower Boxes, Picnic, and Blessings...It sure looks to be a wonderful book.

Meg said...

I'd love to make Northern Comfort in white, aqua and green--all I can think about are bright colors after the wicked winter we've had in New England!

Christine M said...

What a lovely way to share your quilts. They look lovely draped over your furniture.

sincerely yours said...

They're all so beautiful, but I think I'd probably choose Flowers for Nana Girl first; I simply love it. This book is awesome!

I am Just One Mom said...

Blessings from the Hollow I think is the name of the pattern. I need the book to know the names!!!

Loved seeing the quilts in use!

Scottish Nanna said...

I love all your quilts thanks for sharing I am still learning I hope one day I will be able to make Quilts like youI like how your quilt was named I hope you are still Nanna's Girl.
Hugs Mary.

Donna~~ said...

Lovely quilts! Your Flowers for Nana feels like spring--may have to pull out the scraps and start sorting!

sandra said...

What beautiful quilts, there are so many that I really don't know which one to do first but I have to say that I love the Flower Boxes. I can see me make lots of scrappy quilts with this book.

sheddy said...

I'd love to win the book. I love every quilt in it

Vivian said...

I'm not just trying to get on your good side, but my first quilt from the book will be your Flowers for Nana Girl. I chose that one some weeks ago and have the fabrics selected and ready to start cutting. Looking forward to it.
A major question, Karen: Were you able to hide your signature kitty in each quilt you made for Kim's book? My inquiring mind wants to know!

Marj said...

So far I am leaning toward making Flowers for Nana's Girl first. Thank you for another chance to win one of the autographed copies of the book.

Wendy said...

I agree that fabric shopping with a friend is so much fun! Your quilts are so special, each one, though I'm sure Nana Girl must float to the top :) I believe Twinkle Twinkle would be the first for me to make. I do thank you for providing this chance to win a book from Kim ... wonderful opportunity! :)

rjk said...

I have been flowing the tour and it is so neat. I loved her first book so I am sure this one will be as great!

luv2quilt2 said...

What beautiful little quilts. I've enjoyed this blog tour so much, and appreciate the opportunity to have a copy of the book.

robin said...

Lovely quilts - thanks for a nice giveaway! :)

Janet said...

The quilts all look lovely in your home! I had originally thought Lake Cabin would be my first, but I'm into chain quilts these days, so Blue's Crossing may be the one!

I'd love to win this book - thank you for the opportunity!

Merete said...

I really love 'Flowers for Nana girl'. Such lovely scraps you used :o)

JayTee said...

I love northern comfort...I love scrappy quilts

Linda in PA said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would probably make the Northern Comfort quilt first. Thanks again.

Kathy said...

Loved your Blog. I thought I wanted to make Flower Boxes first. But the story behind Flowers for Nana Girls makes me want to start on it.I love a good story.

Denise in PA said...

I would make Over and Under first, but there are so many on the list! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Leslie's Itchin to be Stitchin said...

The quilts are fabulous, I would make Northern Comfort first. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway. fgrivic@cogeco.ca

Linwood & Margaret said...

I would love to make the Flower Boxes quilt. Only hope I have the ability.

Trudi said...

Wow that really is a happy quilt! This is one of my faves in the book :) it's such a difficult choice as to which one to make first! Thanks for sharing them with us and the opportunity to win too!

Anita said...

I absolutely adore Over and Under from Scrap-Basket Sensations. It is so reminiscent of Celtic knot work I just love it.

Cheryll said...

Oh most definitely "Twinkle". I love the colours and pattern. But I would probably make more than just one quilt from this fantastic book. I also love over and under too and......lol :) Please pick me!

Mad Quilter Maddy said...

It has been such a wonderful journey following the book tour. I feel like l get to know a little bit about each of you along the way. Double bonus.

Penny said...

Oh Karen, that is the most heart warming post and so is the photo of the quilts laid out in your Living Room!! Being newish to quilting I have acquired some jelly rolls: Park Avenue is accounted for but Glace (love at first sight)I think would look beautiful in Flower Boxes, and Luna Notte (my love at first sight also)I can see in several but having trouble deciding. So, Flower Boxes in Glace will be my first. Do you think they will love each other? Enjoy your posts, your quilts, and thank you for the inspiration you give and the chance for Kim's wonderful book.

Quiltsmiles said...

I love Kim's other books and would love a chance at this one! She has great directions and the eye candy is always appealling. Jane

Jen said...

Those look fabulous! My, you've been busy! Thanks for sharing!

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