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.


 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.


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.


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.


“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.


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 really enjoy making star blocks. This book looks really fun and thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  2. I love scrappy 54-40 or Fight blocks although I have not made one recently. I realize after reading your blog your shopmis on my summer vacation route! I hope to stop in and see you. Oh Scrap! I can’t wait!

  3. I want to make the FireCracker quilt. I love scrap quilts and only seem to make them. I would love to win her book.

  4. My favorite quilt block is the Churn Dash–I’m working on a quilt with several of these blocks right now!

    My favorite quilt of the ones pictured from Lissa’s book is StairSteps.

  5. Just finished a sampler quilt that our local quilt shop promoted; we met once a month and made a total of 20 blocks. It was a good experience and I learned a lot. I would have to say my favorites are the Star Blocks. Thank you!

  6. This is such a wonderful book. I love all the scrappy quilts that I have seen. Thank you for the chance to win.
    My favorite block to make is actually any Star block. I have made a scrappy quilt using all the Star blocks I could find. I really love it.

  7. What gorgeous scrap quilts! As a relative newbie, log cabin blocks and stacked coin quilts are my favorites at the moment–but some of these quilts look pretty doable, too!

  8. I think my favorite block to make will always be the log cabin. I love the way it can be scrappy or planned, the way I can use a new designer’s fabric or can pull out sentimental favorites I’ve kept tucked away. I can even sew mindlessly, happily and wind up with something that is traditional, modern, or unconcerned with categorization.

  9. I love making scrappy 16-patches. I have a bunch of them, made from 1.5″ and 2.5″ blocks. Someday I will put them together. Oh, and I can relate to the “basket of leftover half-square triangles” . . . got that too! Thanks for the chance to win! Ginny from Harrisburg, PA

  10. I like each quilt you’ve shown and it WOULD be hard to pick a favorite! Thanks for helping us ‘meet’ other quilters.

  11. This looks like such a great book! My favorite blocks to make have been stars and pinwheels but I love new designs as well. Thank you for this offer!

  12. There is something about the churn dash block that always attracts me. I would love to win a copy of this block – scrappy quilts are the best!

  13. My favourite block is the log cabin. Love to use up my scraps! Thank you for the chance to win this lovely book.

  14. I love the Carolina Lily and have been wanting to make a quilt using that block. Traditional patterns appeal to me. I love the simple patterns.

  15. I’m loving the Grannie Square quilt from the cover of the book. I’ve been wanting to make that design for abouot a year.

  16. Broken Dishes – it’s so easy to do scrappy or controlled scrappy and versatile when you come to use it 🙂

  17. I guess my favorite quilt block is the next one I’m making. I truly have no favorite block but am passionate about making them.
    I enjoyed your story of how you met and became friends. Aren’t quilters the best??!! Thanks for the opportunity to win the e-book. It looks like one I will really enjoy.

  18. I love making Churn Dash Blocks. This looks like an amazing book and I love the blue and yellow half-square triangle quilt pictured. Thanks for sharing. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

  19. I like the log cabin block as it can be featured to make various quilt designs. A runner up quilt block is the 9 patch another versatile block.

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