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 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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