Monday, September 17, 2012

Small Pieces Spectacular Quilts Giveaway


A little time ago Mary Elizabeth Kinch asked me to be a part of her blog book tour. I met Mary Elizabeth and Biz Storms at Gwen Marston's retreat. I have such good memories of sharing the week with them.  I love their first book Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts.


Mary Elizabeth and Biz both make incredible quilts from incredible small pieces. Mary Elizabeth recently started  a very nice blog


When I browsed through their new book Small Pieces Spectacular Quilts my eye fell immediately on the Wassenaar windmill quilt.  As a Dutch woman who loves windmills was directly inspired by this one. 


I choose some fabrics and decided to make a block. Wow the pieces are small. Smaller than you think at the picture.


Aren't these blocks adorable? I hope to make more coming week and I will share with you my progress.


The book has many projects I like. When you visit the blogs which were a part of this tour you can see more inspirations from different quilts from this book.
You can read more about it here <-click



Did I tell you that you can find beautiful antique quilts on the first pages of the book? 


Mary Elizabeth was so kind to send me two books and one of them you can win with my giveaway. 
If you leave a comment on this post I will draw a winner this Friday evening. 

This is  'De Zandhaas' a windmill in Santpoort near by my home. It still works. I love to buy my flour for my homemade bread from them. So I will name my quilt Sanpoort's windmill :-) 

Lucy


88 comments:

isa13 said...

Thank you Lucy for this give away. Making small blocks is a real challenge.I love the colors you've chosen for your windmills.
Thank you too for the pictures you take and share on your other blogs, they are so wonderful.

Kindred Quilts said...

Small pieces with beautiful results! Thank you for the chance to win one of these amazing books!

Phebe and Jane said...

Dat lijkt me een mooi boek. Goed om alle restjes op te ruimen. Ik doe graag mee met je give-away.
Groetjes,
Marian

Ruth said...

Looks like a wonderful book! I would love to win it!

*karendianne. said...

What inspiration! Lovely lovely blocks you've made!

Annemieke said...

hoi lucy,
wat een leuke blokjes zijn dat! Het is echt een mooi boek vol inspiratie en aangezien ik helemaal gek ben op mooie quiltboeken doe ik heel graag mee met je 'qiveway' .
Groetjes
annemieke

christineschoon said...

Beste Lucy,

Ik waag heel graag een kansje voor deze give-away!! Leuk dat je al begonnen bent om wat blokjes uit het boek te maken!

May Britt said...

It is so fun to work with small pieces :) This look like a wonderful book and I cross my fingers that I win.

WhiteStone said...

Would love to have this book! Cool giveaway!

Deb G. in VA said...

This looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Leena said...

Your small blocks look adorable! You´re so talented and take your time to work with such small pieces. I also like the colors you use and the combinations they make. I´d love to win the book.

Cathy said...

What a beautiful giveaway Lucy, thank you for the chance to own a copy of what looks like such a wonderful book. I love your first blocks for your Sanpoort's Windmill quilt, it will be a beauty.

Tamie said...

I have loved this blog hop. The quilts are so pretty. Thanks for participating in the tour.

Kitty said...

Dat boek ziet er erg tof uit, ik zou m graag winnen. Gr.

Catherine said...

I love your windmill blocks - so pretty!

Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

Kitty said...

Dat boek ziet er erg tof uit, ik zou m graag winnen. Gr.

Janet said...

Your windmill blocks are wonderful! The colors are soft and pretty - they will make a lovely quilt. It looks like a great book - I can never get enough of looking at antique quilts! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Barbara J said...

Thanks so much Lucy for the giveaway. Your windmill blocks is looking swell with all those tiny pieces!

Phyllis said...

Wat een leuke blokjes zijn dat geworden! Ik doe niet mee met de give-away, heb het boek al & was ook getroffen door de naam van deze quilt/blokjes.
Ben benieuwd naar je volgende blokjes!

Ginny Worden said...

Oh love your "little " blocks, those pieces are indeed small, but very inspiring.

Unknown said...

I love this book. Thanks so much for the chance to win. Your windmill quilt will be gorgeous.

Annemiek said...

Ze heeft inderdaad een veelbelovend blog met meteen al een prachtige blauwe driehoekjes quilt! Je blokjes zijn erg leuk en de gekozen stof past er erg goed bij..

Jeanne said...

Your blocks are lovely. I'd be thrilled to own the book.

Doniene said...

It is always amazing how many comments you get when you have a giveaway! But of course I would love a chance to win! I love the photo of the windmill - one of my favorites!! I LOVE those little windmill blocks! How sweet - I might just have to start another project!!!

Blessings to you and all your family!

Guusje, said...

O wat lijkt me dit een prachtig boek,ik doe graag mee met de give away.

Monica said...

I love books like this! It's such a great way to use up all those little bits of fabric in my scrap bin.

Karen said...

I love working with small pieces, but I have a feeling these quilts use smaller pieces than what I'm used to. Looks like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.

Linda said...

THANKS FOR SHARING A NEAT POST TODAY!
THIS BOOK LOOKS GREAT!
THANK YOU FOR A WINNING CHANCE!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Ruby Manchanda said...

Lovely quilt in making and lovely picture as well.

Manon said...

Wat een enig boek! Ik ga in ieder geval met jou mee genieten.

Nadine said...

Hello, Lucy !
What a wonderful give-away. Please count me in, I wish I'd be the lucky, lucky winner !

Your windmill blocks are adorable, indeed ;>)

XOXOXO
NADINE

Jans said...

Nou dat mooie boek zou ik best wel willen winnen.
Dus ik waag een kansje.
Leuk dat je de Santpoortse molen maakt.
"Onze"molen is een paar jaar terug verplaatst naar Voorhout.
Een imposant gezicht.
Groet Janny Schoneveld

Carmen Nuland said...

Beautiful windmills block! Thanks for the chance to win!

Hubertine said...

Wat een mooi boek, wéér! Het boek Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts heb ik vorig jaar met de Kerst gekregen, en dat was idd Stunning! Nu doe ik zelden mee aan give aways, maar deze is zó verleidelijk, dat ik graag mee wil dingen naar dit spectaculaire boek!
Groetjes, Hubertine

Willeke van der Heijden said...

Tja, als je het 'stunning' boek hebt, wil je natuurlijk ook het 'spectacular' boek hebben. Ik waag het er op. Je blokjes zijn erg mooi geworden. Veel plezier bij het maken van nog meer van deze mooie blokken.

Julee said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. Enjoy your blog site.

Shani said...

Oh, what a lovely looking book! If entries from the U.S. are accepted, I'd love to be entered.
Thank you!
Shani

Marsha said...

Your little windmill blocks are adorable, I love the fabrics you have used. I'd love to win a book, thanks for the chance!

Penny from S.C. said...

Love the look of the book! Right up my alley. Thanks

audrey said...

The book looks like a real 'keeper'! Thanks for the chance to win it!

GREETJE said...

Wat een geweldig boek om weg te geven. Ik zal me dan komende winter vast niet vervelen denk ik;)
Bedankt dat je ons de kans geeft om te winnen.
Groetjes

Cathi said...

Those blocks look like fun! I love small blocks with lots of pieces, so am excited at a chance to win this beautiful book.

Gayle said...

Looks like you've got a great start on making that cute quilt! I'd love to make the one on the cover!

maureen said...

I have never attempted such small pieces before. Would definitely be inspired to try though if I won the book.

Barbara Woods said...

love that book thanks for the giveaway

Marcia W. said...

Thank you Lucy for the delightful book review and the chance to win a copy of this book. Small pieces are challenging for me to sew together so fit, so know there is much in this book to help me. Plus, those quilts look great!

ritainalaska said...

i've enjoyed all the small pieces in this blog book tour. your little windmill blocks are just right for coasters. thanx for the chance to win a copy of this marvelous book.

Leeanne said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win what looks like a fabulous book! I'm off to visit Mary's blog now!

Nancy said...

Lucy, your Santpoort quilt will be beautiful. I like the colors you chose - the blades really stand out. Thank you for offering the books. I had not seen either of them before but they look very interesting. I have never made a quilt with very small blocks but I think I would like the challenge. Thank you.

Meredith said...

I own both books so please count me out. Just wanted to say your windmill blocks are so cute. I like your color choices. I have the exact purple fabric that is the background in the windmill quilt. I love purple and bought yards of it.

Maureen said...

Your work is beautiful! I'm currently making the Dear Jane quilt so I'm not shy about small pieces of fabric...love working with them. Thanks for the chance at the give-away!
mgw070 at shaw dot ca

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

I have their first book, and I love it. Still I feel a little intimidated by how small the pieces are and how many blocks it takes to make the quilts. But they are so beautiful when done. I would love to win the second book, so please put me in! I love your blocks with the windmills!

Susan said...

What a beautiful book. I love making small quilts.

Marianne said...

Hallo Lucy,

Wat gaaf voor jou dat je zulke prachtige boeken hebt gekregen en wat gaaf voor mij dat ik kans maak op een van deze!
Ik doe mee!
groetjes marianne

David said...

Really love your blocks Lucy! It's going to be a wonderful quilt...

Bea said...

How amazing.
A georgeous book. Please call me in.
Bea

lee said...

Wat een leuke blokjes heb je gemaakt, bedankt voor de giveaway ben benieuwd wat voor leuks er nog meer in het boek staat.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I have had my eye on this book since it came out. What a great solution to use all the scraps we save as quilters. Love the windmill block!

Yolande95 said...

Thank you Lucy for this giveaway, I always enjoy your blog

mamifleur said...

.I love quilts with small pieces of course I'm happy to win this wonderful book, I already have the first one!
Friendship of France
Mamifleur

Jantine said...

Het eerste boek is super, ik ben bezig met de log cabin... je windmolen blokjes worden prachtig, daar komen er vast nog meer bij!

Julie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win the book. The pic of the windmill is so pretty. I can see why you like them.

simone said...

Dat zou geweldig zijn, zo'n leuk boek om mini's te maken. Ik waag een kansje.

Gwen said...

What beautiful quilts!!! I would love to try one of these patterns!!! Thanks for the chance to win! :-)

Lee said...

I love windmills and pinwheels! thanks for the review and giveaway!

Debbie Spoelstra said...

Mooie kleurtjes gebruik je zeg!! Prachtig...enne ik waag graag een kansje met de give away....

Susan said...

This looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win. I love your little windmill blocks, and also the picture of the windmill. It must be amazing to live near a windmill and use freshly milled flour for your bread.

Marie said...

Love your blocks and LOVE the fact that the book is all about tiny pieces - my fave. I'd love to try your bread some time :)!

rondiquilts said...

Thank you Lucy, and to Mary Elizabeth and Biz for this kind offer. I have drooled over this book on several different blogs and booksites. I am a quilt book hound, I love and covet most any kind of quilt books. Especially traditional and contemporary art quilts with a traditional spin to them. I love your blog, especially that you post sparingly, when you do post it is always so worth waiting for.
Blessings,
Rondi

Linde said...

De windmolentjes die je maakte zijn echt wel mooi. Ook de kleuren zijn weer super goed gekozen !
De titel van het boek
Small Pieces
"Spectacular Quilts"
vertelt op zich al heel wat.
Ook ik hou van Antique Quilts.

quiltygal said...

I have just brought this book so am not entering the comp :) just wanted to say thanks for all the pics as I brought this without knowing what it contained now I'm even more excited to receive it ..

Marga (MarPie) said...

Jij heb mij aan gestoken (nog dank daarvoor) om kleine stukjes stof te bewaren en natuurlijk te gebruiken. Doe ik heel graag mee met deze give away.

Groetjes,
Marga♥

Dineke said...

Wat een leuke kleine blokjes ben je aan het maken. Graag zou ik me ook laten inspireren door zo'n leuk boek

BizyStitches said...

I love to do small blocks. Thanks for the chance to win a fun book.

Gill said...

This looks such a great book! I especially like the quilt on the front cover!!

Ann-Mari said...

Love the book, and your blocks are beautiful. Crossing fingers for a chance to win,

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What cute windmill blocks you made. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt. This looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance.

OhioLori said...

What an Awesome book!! Looks like it'd be great, if all you could do was look at all the pictures!! Wowie! Would love to make the lil pinwheels!

Thanks for chance to win a copy! :)

pforgerson said...

I love using any scraps, thanks for the offer.

Roos said...

Wat een lieve blokjes Lucy en wat een geweldige give-away, ik doe graag mee.
Groetjes Roos

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

WOW!! i love making small quilts and i love your sweet windmill blocks, Lucy..they are truly delightful!! I also love Mary Elizabeth's latest book, so many yummy scrappy quilts to make. Thanks for the givieway, i've got my fingers crossed :)) cheers, Marian

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Your little windmill blocks are so sweet. I'll have to keep an eye out for this book...looks like a good one :o)

baukje said...

Wat een mooi en inspirerend boek lijkt me dat, ik wil het heel graag winnen! Vooral ook omdat ik graag kleine quiltjes maak....

quiltvitrine said...

Leuk boek met leuke kleine quiltjes. Je molentjes zijn mooi geworden en De Zandhaas is altijd leuk om te zien. Vooral als hij in werking is.
Gr.Renske

Barbara Woods said...

thank you and i would love to win it

Barbara Woods said...

love that book

qltmom9 said...

OH, I would be delighted to win~ Thank you for the chance.~

Lucy~

Ellen in Oregon said...

The book looks like it has some wonderful projects like the Windmill one you selected. I do worry when it becomes hard to tell what is the actual piece and what is just the seam allowance of the piece - those look like really tiny bits your blocks are made of. Thank you for having the book give away.