Oh Scrap! Blog Hop

    Welcome to the next stop of the “Oh, Scrap!” blog hop and giveaway to Celebrate the release of Lissa’s new book.

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 I am both honored and excited to be a part of this group of amazing quilters.  I have been friends with  Lissa since 1992 when I moved to Texas.  She was the manager  “The Old Craft Store” a quilt store outside of Dallas.  They were having a bus trip to Houston for the quilt show ( I had no Idea how big a show it was)  I signed up. I did not know anyone on the bus since I was new to the state.  Lissa invited me to share a room with her and have been friends ever since.

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I love scrap quilts.  Lissa’s new book is full beautiful photographs and great instructions for all the scrappy quilts. It was impossible for me  to pick  just one as my favorite.

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If I had to pick  the first one I want to make it would be “Firecraker.”  I love patriotic quilts. I have been looking at my red, white, and blue fabrics to make this quilt.  This quilt could be easily be made  a variety colors.  You could also use layer cakes and Cake Mix recipe #3 to help make all the half square triangles.  I have a big basket of left over half square triangles that I may combine for a real scrappy look.

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“Stair Steps” is another one of my favorites.  I love all the color and the differant patterns you see in the quilt.  Everytime I look at it I notice something new.

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Lissa and I don’t get to see each other very much since I don’t live in Texas anymore, but I did get to see her at Quilt-Con were she had a book signing.  I bought two books. One for me and one for my niece who is enjoying  sewing and quilting.

I hope you enjoy the book.  For a change to win and E-Book leave a comment and tell me your favorite quilt block to make and I will draw a winner 10pm (Mountain time) On Friday.  I will be at the shop we are having a night UFO.

Follow the other “Oh Scrap!”  blog posts here:

March 16th- Pat Sloan

March 17th- Corey Yoder

March 18th- Barbara Brackman

March 19th-  Thats ME.   Alison Dale of  Fabric Expressions

March 20th- Melissa Corry

March 21st- Carrie Nelson of Moda Fabrics

March 22nd- Sherri McConnell – A Quilting Life

March 23rd-Kimberly at The Fat Quarter Shop

March 24th – Teresa Silva- Quilting is my Bliss

March 25th- Jane Davidson – QuiltJane

March 26th- Martingale Publishing

 

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I am the owner of Fabric Expressions, a quilt shop in Littleton CO. We have over 4000 bolts of fabric and offer many fun classes.

199 thoughts on “Oh Scrap! Blog Hop

  1. I agree I like the FireCracker and Stair Steps quilts. Favorite block over all, probably too many. Probably nine patch or 8 patch stars. Blocks I can make from 2 1/2 inch strips.

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  2. All the quilts in Lissa’s book are beautiful–I may have enough scraps to make them all!
    Hard to pick a favorite block-churn dash comes to mind first.
    Thanks!

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  3. My favorite block to make is the half square triangle! I’ve never made a scrappy quilt but certainly have enough scraps to make one! I just found your blog and can’t wait to follow along as you organize your stash. Thanks for a chance to win this book.

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  4. Probably my favorite block is a log cabin because it is so versatile. I have made many versions of this block. I’d guess I’ve made about a dozen quilts with some form of log cabins. I’m a big fan of scrappy quilts and this book looks wonderful!

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  5. There isn’t a star block that I do not love – Ohio star, Variable Star, etc. I love them all! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  6. My favorite blocks to make are 4 patch or 9 patch; you can use them in so many different ways! However, I like to make just about any quilt block. Can’t wait to see the book and see if I find a new favorite!

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  7. I am a beginner quilter and haven’t learned to make many blocks, but I love the half square triangle because it can make many different blocks and it is easy to make.

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  8. Whatever block I am working on at the time is my favorite. This looks like an awesome book and I think I need it in my quilt book library. Thank you for a chance to win a copy.

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  9. I don’t have a favorite block, but if I did it might be pinwheels. Or Log Cabins. Or Feathered Stars…..

    My favorite quilt in the book so far is the blazing star quilt in peaches and pinks..wow

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  10. I enjoy making half square triangles. They are relaxing and fun to make because I can play with colors, and there are just so many combinations to make into designs.

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