Sunday, August 5, 2012

blog book tour & giveaway - week three

Yay! I'm so excited to finally be able to share a project I've been honored to be a part of... it's a blog book tour and giveaway on behalf of my friend Cheryl Wall and it's to introduce her latest book, "At Home With Country Quilts"!

Years ago, when I first began quilting, I was drawn to Cheryl's patterns for their primitive style, scrappy patchwork, and appliqued elements. I loved that for a beginner like me, they were totally do-able, with beautiful results. I was hooked, and I now own close to two dozen of her patterns, and three books! You can browse her patterns and books by clicking HERE if you like... but trust me, you might end up spending a little money!

Recently, Cheryl and I were both vendors in the same market and we spent some time visiting. I was thrilled when she asked me if I'd be willing to be a part of her upcoming book blog tour - especially since it meant I'd be able to create a project or two from her new book for my very own!

My first choice was to make a simplified version of "Night Blooms" and I'm so glad I gave it a try!
I love going scrappy, and I love settling down with a project to do a little hand applique and this really fit the bill!
I wanted to stay true to Cheryl's color scheme and I think it came together just right! There were a few nine-patch blocks that made for some happy hunting through the ol' scrap bin...
...and a little applique to keep my hands busy...
I swapped the heart in the basket for a crow image I found in the book since I'm a bit of an old crow myself...
I think that after a little hand quilting to finish it off, this piece will be a great addition to my living room!
The second project I chose to make my own was a portion of "Sunflower Explosion"...
I thought this would be a good chance to challenge myself color-wise, so I decided to try it in brights rather than darks. I used several prints from "Lucy's  Crab Shack" and it was so fun to see them come together.

I made just a small portion of the quilt and flipped one section to create a true flower shape.
 I did my applique by hand and had fun choosing contrasting colors to keep it fun.
I think it completes a really sweet summer set with the matching placemets...
But it also looks right at home on the wall too... yay for versatility! Thank you Cheryl, for such a wonderful design!

And now for the really fun part about my post! Want to win an autographed copy of "At Home With Country Quilts" for your very own? Leave a comment on this post to enter and I'll draw a lucky winner on Thursday, August 8th. If you're a follower of my blog, you get two entries... let me know you're following and leave an extra comment for the second entry. Want a third entry? Pop over to Cheryl's blog and become a follower there too! Let me know in a third comment for a third entry. Just please make sure I can reach you if you're the name chosen! Good luck, thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy sewing!

137 comments:

JulieF1962 said...

I love Cheryl Wall's quilts! I have her first two books, and would love to own this one as well. You did a really nice job using her designs!

JulieF1962 said...

I've been following your blog for over a year now. :)

JulieF1962 said...

I've been reading Cheryl's blog in my Google reader for a long time, but I made sure to sign up as a follower on her site right now.

Laura said...

Hi Kimberly, I am a new follower of your blog. You make such really lovely things!

Gill said...

This looks a great book!
I love the flower using Lucy's Crab Shack!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Gill said...

I follow Cheryl too!

Laura said...

I love what you did with all your latest quilts. I especially like how you made smaller, "mini" versions of a couple of the quilts in Cheryl's book. Sometimes I find it's much easier and so satisfying to make mini versions!

Laura said...

I'm a new follower of Cheryl too!

Me and My Stitches said...

I've been admiring this book around blogland - love your version of the 2 projects!

Me and My Stitches said...

I am a follower!

Me and My Stitches said...

I follow Chery's blog too!

Phyllis said...

Those quilts are great!

Phyllis said...

I follow your blog!

Phyllis said...

I am following Cheryl's blog!

Michelle said...

what a fun book....I am a follower of your blog and Cheryls blog already!!! I hope I win....and if not, I think I must go in search of this book!

Michelle

Plume de Chat said...

Hello!
Love the quilt you made from Cheryl's new book! I'm crazy for crows too...

Plume de Chat said...

I discovered your blog thanks to Cheryl. Congratulations! I signed up to follow your site.

Lisa Marie said...

This book looks interesting, thanks for the chance to win.

Lisa Marie said...

I follow your blog.

Plume de Chat said...

I'm a follower of Cheryl's blog and love all of her work. I own her book "Country Comforts" .
Thanks for this giveaway

Loris said...

I would love to make Sunflower Explosion :-)

Loris said...

I'm a follower at Cheryl's blog. Love the quilts you made from her new book.

Kathrynn said...

Great book, thanks for the chance to win it

Kathrynn said...

I'm a happy follower

Kathrynn said...

I follow Cheryl also

ritainalaska said...

a book to have! like what you did with 'sunflower explosion! that's my fav, too. thanx for the opportunity to win a copy!

ritainalaska said...

i'm a new follower :)

ritainalaska said...

i follow cheyl's country quilts blog!

Jo said...

I'm a new follower...love this book!
Boppiesgirl at gmail dot com

MK said...

Thanks for sharing this book. Looks great & I love the block you did. The colors look great!

MK said...

I follow your blog -- Thanks for the great content.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Oh I would love to own this book! I love all the patterns I've seen from it, and your little quilts are just darling. Thanks for the chance!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I'm a happy follower of your blog :-)

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

And yes, I follow Cheryl too! Thanks for the chances!

Needled Mom said...

It looks like a wonderful book.

Needled Mom said...

I'm a follower of Cheryl's blog.

Crickets Corner said...

Sunflower Explosion is one of my favorites and I love what you did with it. Thanks for the chance to win the book, have loved what I've seen of it in blog land.

Crickets Corner said...

I am a new follower thanks to Cheryl.

Crickets Corner said...

I am a loyal follower of Cheryl's blog.

Kathy said...

I am a follower of Cheryl's blog. (That's how I found your blog.) Thanks for the chance to win a copy of her book.

Kathy said...

I am a new follower. Love the scrappy looks of all the quilts in Cheryl's book. Your scrappy flowers are adorable with the different colored thread applique.

Maxine said...

I am a new follower. Thanks for the extra chances to win Cheryl's book.

Maxine said...

I follow Cheryl's blog already!

Carrie P. said...

I follow Cheryl's blog.

Linda said...

HAPPILY FOLLOWING CHERYL VIA GFC+BLOG LOVIN'!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Linda said...

HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU VIA GFC+BLOG LOVIN'!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Carrie P. said...

Love your versions of the quilts from the book. thanks for a chance to win her book.

Linda said...

HELLO! LOVE THIS BOOK+THANK YOU FOR A GREAT GIVEAWAY!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Angie said...

I love how you took the patterns from the book and whipped them up so quickly. :) Just adorable and I definitely have to have this book. :) I've been a follower of yours for ages.

Barbara Woods said...

i love your quilts

Barbara Woods said...

i follow you

Barbara Woods said...

i follow cheyl blog to

Tracy said...

I'm a very happy follower of your blog!

Tracy said...

Looks like a wonderful book. Love the sunflower you made with Lucy's Crab Shack, very cute!

Tracy said...

I became a new follower of Cheryl!

Robyn said...

Wow that book looks great.

carolyn said...

Oh, how lovely. Im a new bloger and now a follower. Thanks,Carolyn

carolyn said...

Now Im a follower of yours and headed to Cheryl's now. Thanks again, carolyn

carolyn said...

Following Cheryl's blog now. Thanks again Soooo Very Much, Carolyn

WoolenSails said...

I love Cheryl's patterns and style and I love the quilt you made, that is one I would love to make, too.

Debbie

WoolenSails said...

I am a follower of Cheryl's blog.

Debbie

Barbara said...

Hi Kimberly, I am a new follower of your blog.

Barbara said...

Kimberly, I am a follower of Cheryl.

Barbara said...

I would love to have another book by Cheryl. I love her designs!

paulette said...

I love this book...thanks sew much for the chance to win it!!
Paulette

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

I really like how you made them your quilts, Cheryl's quilts are so heartwarming.

Glynis said...

Another beautiful book Cheryl. Your patterns are always gorgeous.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love Cheryl's patterns. I have one of her books already, and this one looks awesome. Thanks!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am a follower of Cheryl's blog.

Ginny Worden said...

My goodness, what a difference a change in fabric makes, very nice.

Gayle said...

I'm a follower of Cheryl's blog - her new book is awesome!

Gayle said...

It's been fun to see different versions of these quilts in bogland.

Gayle said...

I'm a followe of your blog.

arlette said...

Oh, please I'd be thrilled to win such amazing booK!!!

arlette said...

I'm your new follower ;)

arlette said...

I'm Cheryl's follower, thank youuuuuuuu :)

quiltmom said...

I really like your beautiful applique flower placemats. Thanks for the chance to win such a nice book by Cheryl. It looks like a great book.
Regards from Sunny Alberta,
Anna

quiltmom said...

I am a follower on your blog-I am always glad to meet other Canadian blogs too.
Thanks for the chance to win Cheryl's book.
Regards,
Anna

quiltmom said...

I follow Cheryl's site as well- she sent me to your blog .
Her book looks great - thanks for the chance to win such a fine looking book.
Regards,
Anna

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a chance to win the book. Cheryl's blog sent me to your blog.

cpullum said...

Please enter me!!'
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kathy said...

Cheryl's designs are jsut my style. I love scrappy and the addition of applique. I am following you to see how you use her patterns too!

Kathy said...

Do you use the aurifil threads too? I love them for piecing and quilting. #4373 ..cactus .. is super on the deeper, richer fabrics!

Laura Lane said...

What lovely quilts! Looks like a great book.

lane.family at yahoo.com

Anne said...

You've been busy! Great job!

Anne said...

I'm a follower of your blog.

Anne said...

I'm also a follower of Cheryl's blog.

Sandy D said...

I am a new follower of your blog.

Sandy D said...

I am a follower of Cheryl Wall's Blog

Sandy D said...

I love your idea with the Sunflower Explosion pattern.

Strlady said...

I love Cheryl's book! I definitely would love a chance to own it! Thanks!

Strlady said...

Definitely a big Fan of Cheryl's and I've been following her on my Google reader for a bit now. Thanks for another chance to own this wonderful book!

LKDrum said...

Hello - I'd love to win an autographed copy of "At Home With Country Quilts". Your nine patch quilt is so pretty - love to make nine patch quilts! Thanks - Lana in E. TN

LKDrum said...

I am a follower of Chery Wall's Blog. Lana in East TN

LKDrum said...

Now that I've discovered your blog, I'll be following it as well.
Lana in East TN

Carolyn in Kentucky said...

I love your bright flower adapted from Cheryl's design.

Shelley said...

Nice to see another Canadian blog site! I'd love to have a copy of Cheryl's book come to the East Coast of Canada!

Shelley said...

I am a follower of Cheryl's blog :)

trillium said...

I like the colors and the hand embroidery accents that you chose for your quilt.

trillium said...

I'm a follower of Cheryl's blog, too.

Susannah said...

Hi Kimberly.....this is a very nice giveaway.

Susannah said...

I am a follower of your blog, Kimberly. Thank you for this give away.

jofridsquilt said...

Hey. I am a afollower of your blog. Hugs Jofrid

jofridsquilt said...

I just love this book., and your quilts. Hugs Jofrid

jofridsquilt said...

I have just become a follower of Cheryl's blog. Have a nise week. Hugs Jofrid

Jo said...

What a lovely book...it would be great to do some of the quilts this winter. They just look all warm and toasty.
Boppiesgirl at gmail dot com

Lisa Marie said...

I have been eying up this book for awhile and would love an chance to win it! Thank you!

Lisa Marie said...

I am a follower too!

Lisa Marie said...

I have been following Cheryl for awhile too

Kathy H said...

I love the quilts in this book. I always like to see different color ways of the same quilt. Yours turned out great.

Kathy H said...

I am a follower of Cheryl's blog.

Marla Nelson said...

Beautiful book. Glad for the chance to win. marlaruthnelson@gmail.com

hueisei said...

Great book! I'd love to win.

hueisei said...

I'm a follower to your blog.

hueisei said...

I follow Cheryl's blog now

Anonymous said...

I'm an infrequent follower of Cheryl;s blog but love her books!
I would love to win the book.
Elaine
stenbraatenathotmaildotcom

Carmen Nuland said...

I would love to win a copy of this book!

Carmen Nuland said...

I now follow your blog (GFC)

Carmen Nuland said...

I follow Cheryl's blog

Bari Jo said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win this book! :O)

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Wonderful projects... would love to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity.

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

I found your blog via Cheryl's blog, which I follow.

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

I'm a new follower.

agsew627 said...

Hi Kim!
Please add my name to the mix. I'd love to win the book.
Annette

Melanie said...

I would so love this book... love your pieces....

trillium said...

I am a follower of your blog.

KMSC said...

I would love to win a copy of Cheryl's new book. Thanks for the chance to win.

KMSC said...

I am a follower of Cheryl's blog.

KMSC said...

I am now a follower of your blog.

Darlene B said...

I would love to win this book - country decorating is definitely my style!

Darlene B said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

Darlene B said...

I'm a follower of Cheryl's blog, too!

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this lovely book - would share with my mother who loves quilts like this too.

quiltgrammy said...

I would love to have this book, thanks for the chance to win.

Sallie said...

Fingers crossed you meant Thursday, Aug. 9th for the drawing! Thanks for the chance!

Andy said...

well of course I have to enter this draw! I have always loved Cheryl and her books! Love the look of the new book:) Oh, and of course I'm one of your followers;)