Today is my stop on the blog tour for Victora Findlay Wolfe‘s book, 15 Minutes of Play.

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I’ve known Victoria for a while now and her unique voice with her quilts has always impressed me. Her book reflects that voice so clearly and well! I’m a really lover of improv. piecing, but I’ve moved away from it in my design and this book reminds me to keep it in my repertoire! For just 15 minutes a day…

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Victoria’s idea of just playing with fabric for 15 minutes a day is a great one. It keeps those creative juices flowing, even when you’re very busy or feeling a lack of inspiration. I should take her advice more to heart! I work with fabric all the time, but sometimes I need to think of it in a more playful way. Victoria’s book focuses on that process and the inspiration it can lead to. Such a great approach!

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In world full of pattern books, this one helps you find your way and voice with play and who wouldn’t want that?? BTW – my favorite color to “play” with is blue. I’m always turning to my blue stash!

Now who wants to win a copy? If it’s a US winner they will receive a hard copy of the book, and an international winner will receive an electronic copy of the book, direct from C&T. Just leave a comment here on this post and I’ll pick a random winner on Dec. 12th.

Be sure to check out the rest of the tour!

Nov 29: Pat Sloan
Nov 30: Fat Quarter Shop
Dec 1st: Karen Griska
Dec 2nd: Angela Walters
Dec 3rd: Generation Q
Dec 4th: Tonya Ricucci
Dec 5th: Michele Foster
Dec 6th: Scott Hansen
Dec 7th: Amy Ellis
Dec 8th: Rachael daisy
Dec 9th: Jackie Kunkel
Dec. 10th: C & T Publishing

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  • Lisa Garrett

    November 28, 2012 at 8:57 am |

    I love this book! It is on my wishlist!

  • Sharon B

    November 28, 2012 at 8:57 am |

    Wow! This looks like an amazing book.

  • Robin (not ever sewing)

    November 28, 2012 at 8:59 am |

    I’d love this book! I often sew in only fifteen-minutes-a-day increments. That’s all I can fit in between work and my three young kids, and that’s okay – that’s my life – but I wish I could show more output. It’s the downside of loving so many sewing blogs – they’re always making such beautiful things and I’m still sitting on the same WIP. I’d love to read this book that affirms those of us who can only create in small segments :)

  • wintu nancy

    November 28, 2012 at 9:06 am |

    I am really enjoying the modern quilters out there. Thanks for sharing something that is new to some of us.

  • DianeY

    November 28, 2012 at 9:09 am |

    Victoria always shows such unique quilts with wonderful colors! I’d love to see her book

  • Marisa

    November 28, 2012 at 9:10 am |

    People always laugh at me because I love this cookbook I have called “How to Cook Without a Book.” This book sounds like it would be a great help to teach me to improvise in my quilting world too! Thanks for the opportunity.

  • susan

    November 28, 2012 at 9:12 am |

    I love the V’s work and would love a copy of the book!

  • Sherry V.

    November 28, 2012 at 9:13 am |

    Lately 15 minutes a day is about all the sewing I can do. Back issues from a car accident can severely cut into my “fun” time. I would love to see how I could turn that amount of time into more quilts instead of more UFO’s!

    crazyquiltpatcher AT yahoo DOT com

  • Pamela S

    November 28, 2012 at 9:16 am |

    Count me in – I’d love to win Victoria’s awesome book! I’ve been a fan of hers for several years and would love to learn more about her techniques and creativity ~ Thanks for hosting this giveaway!!

  • mjb

    November 28, 2012 at 9:16 am |

    There are lots of days that I spend time in my sewing room but I’m sewing clothes or cutting squares – this is great permission to just play a little bit too.

  • mrsmoore

    November 28, 2012 at 9:25 am |

    This book looks like so much fun and inspiration!

  • Angie in SoCal

    November 28, 2012 at 9:25 am |

    I have so many scraps – I need this book. 15 minutes sounds doable.
    Thanks for the chance.

  • Allison C

    November 28, 2012 at 9:25 am |

    Looks like a lot of improv which is way out of my comfort zone, but one day I would like to attempt it. Maybe I just need a whole book of inspiration.

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski

    November 28, 2012 at 9:33 am |

    Look at all the fun things in Victoria’s book!

  • Teri E

    November 28, 2012 at 9:34 am |

    15 minutes of play sounds like good therapy. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

  • Sonia B

    November 28, 2012 at 9:57 am |

    I always need help learning how to play. Thanks for the chance.

  • Sharon SM

    November 28, 2012 at 10:01 am |

    This book looks like such inspiration. But I like your style just as much. Thanks and Happy Holidays.

  • Gill

    November 28, 2012 at 10:10 am |

    This looks a great book!

  • Sue Chase

    November 28, 2012 at 10:14 am |

    I would love to try out the things in this book!

  • Bev

    November 28, 2012 at 10:15 am |

    book looks great and maybe would push all to use 15 minutes a day on our love of quilting. Thanks for the chance at the book.

  • Jenny

    November 28, 2012 at 10:23 am |

    I’d love to win this book! 15 minutes is sometimes all you have, and it’s easy to think it’s not enough to be worth using…

  • patty

    November 28, 2012 at 10:29 am |

    I have Victoria in my head everyday telling me to play and I love it, but lately I have been too busy to play! This blog tour is another reminder – thank you so much. Play, play, play!

  • Carol Sc

    November 28, 2012 at 10:30 am |

    I try to do the “15 minutes a day” — it doesn’t always work out, but it definitely lifts the spirits. I really enjoy the playfulness of the quilts in this book — thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    quiltschon@att.net

  • Joan

    November 28, 2012 at 10:36 am |

    I would love to own this book but better yet I appreciate the reminder to play 15 minutes a day with my fabric for inspiration.

  • Joan

    November 28, 2012 at 10:36 am |

    I would love to own this book but better yet I appreciate the reminder to play 15 minutes a day with my fabric for inspiration.

  • usairdoll

    November 28, 2012 at 10:46 am |

    Looks like an awesome book. I need to learn how to play with color and step out of the box.

    Thank you and C&T Publishing for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Adrianne

    November 28, 2012 at 10:53 am |

    This looks like a great book – I love the ones with techniques, not just patterns.

  • jodi

    November 28, 2012 at 10:55 am |

    Thanks so much for the wonderful chance!

  • Lisa E

    November 28, 2012 at 10:56 am |

    This book looks so intriguing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Linda R.

    November 28, 2012 at 11:00 am |

    This looks like a wonderful book!! Thanks so much for a chance to win!!

  • Rachel

    November 28, 2012 at 11:00 am |

    Would love to have a copy.
    Thanks.

  • Angelia Ulrich

    November 28, 2012 at 11:01 am |

    What a neat book. Thanks for sharing. I like scrappy AND 15 minutes of sewing each day–at least!

  • Kathy Nadel

    November 28, 2012 at 11:14 am |

    This looks fascinating! Crossing my fingers!

  • Ann

    November 28, 2012 at 11:14 am |

    I have a scrap pile that needs attention. This book looks like it has some great ideas for me!

  • Karen

    November 28, 2012 at 11:31 am |

    What an inspirational book. I have many scraps and this book would be a great addition to my library.

  • Norma

    November 28, 2012 at 12:01 pm |

    looks like a fun book for using up those scraps

  • Sue in Scottsdale, AZ

    November 28, 2012 at 12:04 pm |

    This book looks wonderful and lots of fun. I love working with scraps and would love to receive a copy of this book.

  • cinzia allocca

    November 28, 2012 at 12:10 pm |

    I just LOVE all of Victoria’s quilts!

  • cinzia allocca

    November 28, 2012 at 12:10 pm |

    Victoria’s quilts are fabulous!

    • cinzia allocca

      November 28, 2012 at 12:11 pm |

      Sorry i don’t know how I managed to do that twice!

  • Christine Diamond

    November 28, 2012 at 12:14 pm |

    This looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  • Suzanne

    November 28, 2012 at 12:16 pm |

    I just love the ideas that this book has and I would love to win one!

  • Heather A

    November 28, 2012 at 12:30 pm |

    I finally have enough scraps, I think, to really dive into freestyle quilt making. This book would give me more courage, I think.

  • Debbie

    November 28, 2012 at 12:35 pm |

    I sure would like to win a copy of this book! You did a great review with lots of great images of the pages. Thanks, Alissa!

  • Katherine

    November 28, 2012 at 12:52 pm |

    this book is on my wishlist

  • Mina

    November 28, 2012 at 12:54 pm |

    woo hoo, I’d love to win a copy. I love the energy and movement in her quilts

  • Maryellen

    November 28, 2012 at 1:09 pm |

    I met Victoria at Quilters Take Manhattan. She’s wonderful, and I’m really looking forward to seeing the book. Thanks for the chance to win, and the reminder to play.

  • Linda Ashcraft

    November 28, 2012 at 1:13 pm |

    Would love to win the book!

  • Linda Ashcraft

    November 28, 2012 at 1:13 pm |

    Would love to win the book!

  • Alice R.

    November 28, 2012 at 1:26 pm |

    I love Victoria’s unique point of view as well. Thank you for being a part of this. I’d love to win a copy!

  • Sandi

    November 28, 2012 at 1:32 pm |

    This book looks like so much fun!! Hope I can win a copy. Thanks for the chance.

  • Chancy

    November 28, 2012 at 1:35 pm |

    This book looks amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Anita

    November 28, 2012 at 1:46 pm |

    I would love to win a copy of this book, it looks so fantastic!

  • Joma

    November 28, 2012 at 1:46 pm |

    I like to win a copy, love to work with scraps, thanks for the chance to win an electronic copy, Jo in Belgium

  • ritainalaska

    November 28, 2012 at 2:12 pm |

    great ideas and inspiration in this book … would love to win a copy! thanx for the chance.

  • Susan

    November 28, 2012 at 2:13 pm |

    I would love to have this book – as a longarm quilter, I’m always working on everyone’s quilt but mine! I need to learn to play with my fabrics every day, even for just 15 minutes! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  • Caryn

    November 28, 2012 at 2:30 pm |

    What a cool concept. I would love a chance to win this book!

  • Deborah

    November 28, 2012 at 2:33 pm |

    Looks great! I’d love a copy!

  • Jenny

    November 28, 2012 at 2:33 pm |

    This book looks great — I love scrappy improv. Thanks for the chance!

  • Chris in So Cal

    November 28, 2012 at 2:49 pm |

    Who wouldn’t want this book. It looks like so much fun and so inspirational.

  • Becky Greene

    November 28, 2012 at 2:50 pm |

    The book’s message really resonates with me – I will have to have it! Thanks for the sneak peek and the chance to win!

  • Alice M

    November 28, 2012 at 3:06 pm |

    Would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the sneak peek!!

  • Emily V.

    November 28, 2012 at 3:06 pm |

    Looks like a great book. I’d love to make some improv like this!

  • Judy McNeel

    November 28, 2012 at 3:09 pm |

    I’ve definitely got to have this book! I’m really enjoying the blog tour, too!

  • Dawn Hollingsworth

    November 28, 2012 at 3:37 pm |

    Looks like a terrific book! Would love to have it in my collection! Thanks for a chance to win one!! :)

  • Nancy Angerer

    November 28, 2012 at 3:44 pm |

    I would love to win this book. I love scrap quilts. This looks like it takes scrap a step further.

  • maureen

    November 28, 2012 at 3:44 pm |

    This book looks great! It’s just what I need to get out of my box and try something new and different.

  • Barb in MI

    November 28, 2012 at 3:50 pm |

    Yes, I do need more improv in my (quilt) life! Thank you!

  • Krista - Poppyprint

    November 28, 2012 at 4:06 pm |

    Oh, I’d love to play more!! Thanks for the chance!

  • Lizzie | Swedish Scrapper

    November 28, 2012 at 4:26 pm |

    Oh, I’d love to win a PDF copy of this book (instant gratification!)
    I have been following Victoria’s blog posts for almost a year, without even trying the 15 Minutes– why? Why save the best for last?! Love her work and drive!

  • Barbara Green

    November 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm |

    A member of the Sunshine Yahoo list referred us to the Bumblebeans blog to look at her quilts using what we call ‘crumb’ piecing. I’d love to receive a copy of her book – thanks for the chance to win one!

  • lyn lewis

    November 28, 2012 at 4:57 pm |

    This book looks wonderful!!

  • Jane Handy

    November 28, 2012 at 4:58 pm |

    Would love to win a copy!

  • Alissa

    November 28, 2012 at 5:18 pm |

    That looks like a fun book!

  • Amy Losordo

    November 28, 2012 at 5:38 pm |

    Your blog is great! Love the quilts and I also love 15 Minutes of Play book. It will be added to my wish list. Thanks for the opt to win.

  • Marilyn

    November 28, 2012 at 6:43 pm |

    Love to win a copy of this……thanks for the chance

  • jenny

    November 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm |

    V’s blog is always fun and full of inspriation, im sure her book will be no different!

  • Tamie

    November 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm |

    I’d love to add Victoria’s book to my library. Looks like a fun 15 minutes that might go longer.

  • Jan

    November 28, 2012 at 6:56 pm |

    I love the Making Me Crazy quilt! Pairing improv with solid blocks looks great!

  • Beth

    November 28, 2012 at 6:56 pm |

    This book looks like it has lots of great inspiration!

  • Tracy

    November 28, 2012 at 7:48 pm |

    I would love to play with fabric in a more modern way! This book would help an old —-learn new tricks. ;-)

    • Terri Geesey

      November 28, 2012 at 8:20 pm |

      I’d love a copy of this book!

  • Jen L

    November 28, 2012 at 8:01 pm |

    I would love to start learning improv piecing and this looks like a great resource!

  • Nancy

    November 28, 2012 at 8:23 pm |

    I would love to win a copy of the book. I love to play with fabric. Thanks for participating in the blog tour.
    Nancy from joy for grace

  • Jo

    November 28, 2012 at 8:35 pm |

    This looks like an interesting book. Can’t wait to see more along the tour :)

  • Nikki Moshier

    November 28, 2012 at 9:11 pm |

    The book looks great. Would love a chance to win one. Thanks.

  • Byrd

    November 28, 2012 at 9:18 pm |

    I s-o-o-o need this book! take care, Byrd

  • Bekah M.

    November 28, 2012 at 9:28 pm |

    I’m currently working on my first quilt ever and would love to learn more about improvising! The possibilities are endless!!

  • ellen k

    November 28, 2012 at 10:34 pm |

    I need to clear the sewing table, and find 15 minutes a day!!

  • Shilpa Mirasdar

    November 28, 2012 at 10:45 pm |

    Love the idea of the book! This is a solid excuse for getting some ‘me’ time everyday!

  • Shilpa Mirasdar

    November 28, 2012 at 10:49 pm |

    Love the idea of the book! Only the 15 mins won’t be enough…..i generally tend to get lost for an hour or so.

  • Michelle L.

    November 28, 2012 at 11:13 pm |

    Pick me. Pick me. Pick me. I have 15 minutes several times a day

  • Munaiba

    November 28, 2012 at 11:53 pm |

    Looks like fun!

  • June krekling

    November 28, 2012 at 11:58 pm |

    Looks really cool! Thanks.

  • Sharon

    November 29, 2012 at 12:47 am |

    Thanks for the chance to win this book. It looks amazing! Victoria does some really cool things with her scraps!

  • Beverley Hernandez

    November 29, 2012 at 1:17 am |

    15 Minutes of Play looks like a lot of fun
    It would be a delight to win this book!
    Bev

  • Suz

    November 29, 2012 at 2:45 am |

    I would love to win a copy of this book! Especially as it has so much inspiration in it!

  • Elizabeth

    November 29, 2012 at 4:18 am |

    Thanks for sharing. I would love to win a copy of Victoria’s new book.

  • Gene Black

    November 29, 2012 at 5:12 am |

    Thanks for being a stop on Victoria’s book tour. I would LOVE to win a copy of her book!

  • Patricia Hersl

    November 29, 2012 at 5:37 am |

    Hubby just came in from the gym and I forgot the question. Anyway, I’d love to play!

  • Linda P

    November 29, 2012 at 5:41 am |

    I would love, love a copy of Victoria’s book. My improv blocks just don’t speak to me and not sure why…….. I like how you think, leave this in your repertoire and do it all – try at least. We need to tame the scraps, right?

  • Wanda

    November 29, 2012 at 7:10 am |

    This looks like a great book! I love her work.

  • Melissa

    November 29, 2012 at 7:44 am |

    I love that red and teal quilt! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Meg

    November 29, 2012 at 8:15 am |

    What a great reminder, to play! I’m already inspired, just from this little sneak-peek. Thanks for the chance!

  • Kristi Van Os

    November 29, 2012 at 8:43 am |

    It’s always fun to play! It would be interesting to see the book and find out her ideas of PLAY. Thanks

  • Terry

    November 29, 2012 at 8:59 am |

    Thanks for the chance to win. Looks like a great book.
    Terry

  • Jane B

    November 29, 2012 at 9:24 am |

    I’ve been playing along with Victoria for about a year now on her blog. It has totally changed my quilting and made it so much more fun. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • LizA.

    November 29, 2012 at 9:59 am |

    I’ve been following Victoria’s blog for quite awhile now. I can’t wait to check out her book. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • helenmarie

    November 29, 2012 at 10:27 am |

    Thank you for a chance to win! I have been following her blog for a bit now and really enjoy her creative process.

  • Lisa McGriff

    November 29, 2012 at 10:31 am |

    Thanks for the giveaway, this is a great blog tour!
    lisamcgriff at hotmail dot com

  • Lorraine Lewis

    November 29, 2012 at 11:04 am |

    I’m so glad your participating. I got to find your blog. So already win, a new inspriing blog to follow.

  • Susan M

    November 29, 2012 at 11:29 am |

    I am new to modern quilting and really enjoy the improvisational style because it is fun! I would love to have a copy of Victoria’s book. Thanks for the chance.

  • Kathlene

    November 29, 2012 at 11:31 am |

    I have soooo many scraps and don’t know where to start with them. Hope this book will help me. Thank you.

    kprescott68@yahoo.com

  • Abby

    November 29, 2012 at 11:38 am |

    Love the look of this book, I so could use a boost in my creativity. Thanks for a chance to win. God knows i have a lot of scraps that I should be playing with.

  • MarciaW

    November 29, 2012 at 11:39 am |

    I’m not exactly a spontaneous improvisational quilter. This book could help me train myself to be able to think and quilt along those lines. I already want to, so that is a big first hurdle overcome.Thanks for the chance.

  • Sarah

    November 29, 2012 at 11:43 am |

    What a great idea. I’ve wanted to try improv piecing but not sure how to get started.

  • Maureen

    November 29, 2012 at 11:47 am |

    Can’t wait to try some of the techniques in this book. I have tons of scraps and scrappy blocks waiting for inspiration!

  • Melissa

    November 29, 2012 at 12:20 pm |

    This looks like a great book and a good way to use scraps!

  • Debbie H

    November 29, 2012 at 12:26 pm |

    I would love a copy! Thanks!

  • Kathy A

    November 29, 2012 at 12:45 pm |

    would love to win copy of 15 minutes of play. Thanks for chance

  • Veronica

    November 29, 2012 at 12:57 pm |

    This looks like a wonderful book. I’d love a chance to win it. Thanks so much!

  • Amber

    November 29, 2012 at 1:07 pm |

    This book looks awesome!

  • trillium

    November 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm |

    This is such a good idea. I need to put this 15 minute slot into my daily schedule. I’m sure I will get lots of ideas this way.

  • Allison Bayer

    November 29, 2012 at 2:32 pm |

    Thank you for the sneak peek at your site. I love the new book by Victoria and would love to win it. I’ve got all my scraps pre-cut (thanks Bonnie Hunter!!) and my crumbs in a drawer that would lend themselves to sewing 15 Minutes of Play!! Wonder how long that drawer could keep me busy?

  • Carrie

    November 29, 2012 at 2:45 pm |

    Wow- looks like an amazing book! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Karen A

    November 29, 2012 at 4:20 pm |

    This looks like a book that would be fun to have in my library.

  • Kathy Lancaster

    November 29, 2012 at 6:05 pm |

    Would love to win a copy!!

  • Debbie Gallett

    November 29, 2012 at 6:27 pm |

    I would love this book. You can actually get a lot done in 15 min a day, although once I get started I usually just keep going.

  • Regan Martin

    November 29, 2012 at 6:47 pm |

    This book looks so fun! I love that grey bars quilt!

  • Linda H.

    November 29, 2012 at 6:58 pm |

    This looks like a great use of scraps… just my kind of project. Mindless sewing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Mary;

    November 29, 2012 at 8:00 pm |

    I have so many scraps and would love to win this book. I love the 15 Minutes of Play concept.

  • Sherill

    November 29, 2012 at 8:11 pm |

    I need 15 minutes of play a day!! I’m sure we all do.

  • Karen

    November 29, 2012 at 9:07 pm |

    I can’t wait to see a copy of this book – looks fabulous!!

  • AndreaW

    November 29, 2012 at 9:21 pm |

    I’ve been trying to do this recently (spend 15 minutes quilting) and it’s exciting to find up that there is a book that proves it can be done! I so often get caught up in the taking care of the kids, doing laundry, working…sounds like a book I need to check out!

  • Shirley West

    November 29, 2012 at 9:23 pm |

    Who wouldn’t love to learn to play more.

  • Annette

    November 29, 2012 at 9:25 pm |

    I have so many pattern books. I need to step outside of my own restrictions and start creating on my own. Sage advice!

  • Michelle L.

    November 29, 2012 at 10:39 pm |

    I need to express my creative energy regularly. I could sure use this book as a guide to motivating my daily dose of inspiration

  • Heather

    November 30, 2012 at 12:37 am |

    I keep putting off sitting down to sew, thinking I haven’t got time but, of course, I could find 15 minutes. This book would be inspirational – I’d love to win it.

  • Joan

    November 30, 2012 at 3:53 am |

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Sarah

    November 30, 2012 at 4:19 am |

    This boom looks like so much fun!

  • brenda

    November 30, 2012 at 4:53 am |

    i love the color-blocking! what a great way to use fabrics otherwise ignored with all the new things coming out!

  • sharon

    November 30, 2012 at 8:00 am |

    I love the quilt with grey and the set in rectangle play blocks
    I have been following victoria and would love to make even a small quilt inspired by her 15 minutes of play

  • Bari

    November 30, 2012 at 8:15 am |

    This book looks wonderful, and the scrappy quilts are gorgeous!

  • Donna W

    November 30, 2012 at 9:07 am |

    Looks like the book has a lot of great techniques. Would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

  • Ruth

    November 30, 2012 at 9:14 am |

    I would really use this book as a starting point for some group challenges.

  • Bunnie Cleland

    November 30, 2012 at 10:03 am |

    I love to encourage the “non-creative” types to loosen their garters and let their scraps hang out!

  • Lisa

    November 30, 2012 at 10:07 am |

    I think I’m going to love this book. I am new to improvisational piecing. I made two huge log cabin blocks and sewed them into a pillow for a swap. It was so much fun and left me wanting to do more – play is the right word for it!

  • Hueisei

    November 30, 2012 at 11:22 am |

    Thanks for the chance to win this great book!

  • Becky in Georgia

    November 30, 2012 at 11:31 am |

    Thank you for your review of 15 Minutes of Play. I’m so intrigued with this concept. The more that I’m reading about this book seems it is definitely a must read to increase creativity.

  • Jittina

    November 30, 2012 at 12:25 pm |

    I really like the red wirlygig quilt. I would love to win this book, thanks for the chance.

  • Isobel

    November 30, 2012 at 12:32 pm |

    It looks like a fantastic book. I’d love to know more about her approach to improv and play!

  • Lisa E

    November 30, 2012 at 4:46 pm |

    Fifteen minutes is a doable goal. Something to try in the new year. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Shirley in Canada

    November 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm |

    This is such a wonderful book!!! It really could help with my ever growing scrap stash!! Thank you!

  • Jill Froelich

    November 30, 2012 at 7:06 pm |

    You are never to old to play, we get old when we stop playing.

  • Karen Vail

    November 30, 2012 at 7:17 pm |

    Just love this. thanks for the giveaway!

  • Karen

    December 1, 2012 at 2:11 am |

    I would love to win a copy of this book as I have long admired Victoria’s sense of style and design. Thankyou for this opportunity.

  • Lauren aka Giddy99

    December 1, 2012 at 8:01 am |

    An inspiring book and idea! Thanks for the chance!

  • Jean

    December 1, 2012 at 9:14 am |

    The more scrap quilts I make, the more I love them

  • Cheri

    December 1, 2012 at 10:00 am |

    I have never heard of a book this wonderful! It is just what I need..I am currently in a “non” mode..can’t get any ideas of what quilt to make, can’t find a pattern that speaks to me and have never done anything with my scrap stash..that is getting larger..and this would be a wonderful way to get ideas and get started again! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • James

    December 1, 2012 at 11:26 am |

    Need all the creative help I can get. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Janet Frank

    December 1, 2012 at 12:07 pm |

    Looks like a fun book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Linda

    December 1, 2012 at 1:02 pm |

    I would SO love to win this book! Thanks for the chance!

  • Peggy

    December 1, 2012 at 9:05 pm |

    Sounds like such a fun book!

  • Cathie

    December 2, 2012 at 4:38 am |

    What a wonderful book! Crossing my fingers to win!

  • Bonnie

    December 2, 2012 at 5:55 am |

    Looks like a great book!

  • Jeanne

    December 2, 2012 at 6:27 am |

    I am in dire need of some inspiration and I am sure Victoria’s book just oozes with it. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • Jeanne

    December 2, 2012 at 7:46 am |

    I’d love to win a copy of this book!
    Thanks ~ Jeanne

  • Becky Greene

    December 2, 2012 at 7:56 am |

    Thanks for the sneak peek inside this book – it is on my Must-Have list!

  • Shar F.

    December 2, 2012 at 9:44 am |

    I love this idea of 15 min of scrap sewing. That would clean out my boxes.

  • Paula

    December 2, 2012 at 10:38 am |

    I would love to win a copy of Victoria’s book! I need to get into the habit of 15 minutes of play! Thank you!

  • Jenniffier

    December 2, 2012 at 11:40 am |

    That looks like so much fun. I really want to try improv, but it makes me nervous. I am sure this book could help me :)

  • Beth T.

    December 2, 2012 at 2:01 pm |

    Your post made me wonder what my favorite color to play with is. I think it is the combo of blue and red. Thanks for the chance to win this fun book.

  • Laura Mathis

    December 2, 2012 at 2:20 pm |

    What a great book. This is why we never throw away fabric!

  • Erin Hutchinson

    December 2, 2012 at 5:09 pm |

    I have already bought a copy for myself, but would love to win a copy for a friend. It is a wonderful book!

  • Debbie-Esch House Quilts

    December 2, 2012 at 5:31 pm |

    Being playful does not come naturally to me – I’d love to get some tips from the book to add that to my sewing :)

  • Denny

    December 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm |

    What a fun looking book!

  • kate C.

    December 2, 2012 at 6:10 pm |

    I should do this – it’s just 15 min, but I never seem to manage that during the semester.

  • Beth W.

    December 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm |

    Oh, yes I really want to win a copy of this book. Love Victoria’s ideas and color play.

  • Lynnette

    December 3, 2012 at 12:44 pm |

    Looks like an awesome bood – and the thought – just 15 minutes a day – could be expanded to cover so many important things. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • Riain

    December 3, 2012 at 8:20 pm |

    I love the idea of scheduling some fabric play time. That book looks fantastic.

  • Elizabeth McDonald

    December 3, 2012 at 11:50 pm |

    Thanks for the chance — I am sure this book is fabulous and inspirational!

  • Beth Ellen

    December 4, 2012 at 8:08 am |

    My scrap bin is overflowing-I could use this book!

  • audrey

    December 4, 2012 at 3:20 pm |

    I have so much fun playing with my scraps that this book would be a pleasure to win! Thanx for the chance.:)

  • Annemarie

    December 4, 2012 at 5:08 pm |

    Oooh. I so want this book! I saw it on amazon no too long ago

  • Caryn

    December 4, 2012 at 6:29 pm |

    I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance!

  • Heather

    December 4, 2012 at 6:46 pm |

    yes please – improv is my favourite. Nothing I hate more than making templates and cutting out hundreds of shapes.

  • Carol M

    December 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm |

    Looks like an awesome book … Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Leona

    December 5, 2012 at 5:21 am |

    This book looks so exciting! My fingers and toes are crossed to win a copy! Thank you for a chance to win! I love the freedom of improv piecing, especially it’s outcome with mono chromatic colors! It is so exciting to see the patchwork that is created when different prints and solids meld together to become a new entity…

  • vanessa

    December 5, 2012 at 5:43 am |

    Great looking book

  • vanessa

    December 5, 2012 at 5:47 am |

    Great looking book! I have had this idea for a while it’s great to see finished tesdulys from an idea that was tumbling around eleven but never realized!!

  • 55

    December 5, 2012 at 6:55 am |

    I’ve been saving scraps – anything big enough to accommodate seams – for years and have been known to retrieve scraps from the trash at quilt classes. I’d love to have a copy of Victoria’s book to help me reduce my scrap stash!

  • Barbara Orozco

    December 5, 2012 at 7:08 am |

    15 minutes a day is what I recommend to my pupils for studying their vocabulary. These magic 15 minutes a day just work for everything! :-)

  • Darlene B

    December 5, 2012 at 9:52 am |

    I would love to win this book! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

  • Anne

    December 5, 2012 at 11:02 am |

    Love the concept for this book. I’ve already got ideas brewing for next year by playing with my fabrics for a few minutes a day.

  • Judy

    December 5, 2012 at 12:45 pm |

    Amazing book-trying to learn to be more untraditonal!?
    Thanks.

  • Mallory

    December 5, 2012 at 6:29 pm |

    This book looks great, would love to take a closer look!

  • Sharon

    December 6, 2012 at 9:01 am |

    I’d LOVE to win this book! It looks fantastic!

  • Natasha

    December 6, 2012 at 3:07 pm |

    I love the idea of improve and the book looks like it would be a great starting point!

  • bee

    December 6, 2012 at 3:18 pm |

    what a neat book! i’d love to see more of the ideas and projects here.

  • Shannon Hicks

    December 6, 2012 at 6:16 pm |

    What a great blog! I’d love to win 15 minutes of play! :)

  • Valerie

    December 6, 2012 at 8:26 pm |

    Oh yes! Love the idea of playing with fabric a little everyday. I sometimes feel stressed in the sewing room to produce-when did that happen?! This seems a good reminder not to take it all so seriously.

  • Susan

    December 6, 2012 at 9:42 pm |

    My quilting room is my sanctuary from the craziness of everyday life! If I don’t get to go up there and play a little every day, I really miss it. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book – just might get me away from my longarm and back to my sewing machine!

  • GG

    December 7, 2012 at 4:15 pm |

    That seems to be a cool book. I need to play more. Hope this book helps!

  • Sissy

    December 7, 2012 at 11:05 pm |

    I like the idea of daily playing with fabric. Fingers crossed to win.

  • dawn

    December 8, 2012 at 10:23 am |

    Looks like a book that will help me overcome my fear of improvisational quilting! I’d love to win! Thanks!

  • Michelle Harrison

    December 8, 2012 at 10:46 am |

    Of course I would like to win a copy! Thank you!

  • virgdale

    December 8, 2012 at 1:49 pm |

    This book looks like a lot of fun!!

  • Julie Lee

    December 8, 2012 at 2:42 pm |

    This looks like a GREAT book! I really love the books from C and T publishers. Right now I am in a quilting creativity “slump”…so I hope I win!

  • Ginger

    December 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm |

    Kind of like daily sketching for artists, or journaling for writers. Working without an “agenda” or outcome in mind, must free up some space in the creative brain. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Beth Strand

    December 8, 2012 at 10:04 pm |

    Lovely quilts and what a fun approach! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

  • Nancy

    December 8, 2012 at 10:51 pm |

    I love these books on modern quilting!

  • Jamie

    December 9, 2012 at 1:41 am |

    Thank you for a chance to win this book. I think it looks like a great tool to help with being creative.

  • Allison

    December 9, 2012 at 1:08 pm |

    Looks like a great book!

  • Nancy R

    December 10, 2012 at 6:11 pm |

    This looks like a really exciting book. Thank you for the chance to win.

  • Judy K

    December 10, 2012 at 6:25 pm |

    I adore scrappy quilts. This will give me more inspiration to work on whittling down my stash in 2013. Thanks!

  • hafza

    December 10, 2012 at 8:30 pm |

    I love playing with scraps and this book just perfect for playing with scraps! thanks for the chance!

  • Nancysue

    December 10, 2012 at 9:29 pm |

    What a great book! I love that it gives me “permission” to play!! Whoohoo!

  • diane

    December 11, 2012 at 10:44 am |

    Me please!

  • Valerie

    December 11, 2012 at 10:47 am |

    What an innovative way to use both scraps and improvisional piecing!

  • Deb

    December 11, 2012 at 11:55 am |

    I’d love to win a copy. Surely i could spare 15 min a day that would equal some gorgeousness!

  • Karyn Ashley Smith

    December 11, 2012 at 5:48 pm |

    I love the concept of 15 minutes day. Usually, this is used for things you DON’T want to do…so fun to schedule it for something fun! Thank you!

  • Kim O'Mallojn

    December 11, 2012 at 5:57 pm |

    I love scraps and this book by Victoria looks fantastic.

  • Tami Chaulk

    December 11, 2012 at 6:08 pm |

    I love being able to use my scraps to make a lovely quilt. I’d love to win Victoria’s book1

  • Linda

    December 11, 2012 at 6:10 pm |

    Looks like a great book and I would love an opportunity to be inspired to play more with fabric. Thanks for your thoughts. lmh

  • Carol L.

    December 11, 2012 at 7:16 pm |

    Would love to have the book! Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  • Tamar

    December 11, 2012 at 7:52 pm |

    What a great book! I could use some 15 minute bites of quilting!

  • Julie

    December 11, 2012 at 8:00 pm |

    What a great idea. I can just see that stash disappearing!

  • Linda "Cookie" Lawrence

    December 11, 2012 at 10:28 pm |

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this new book.

  • Karen

    December 12, 2012 at 4:03 am |

    Yet another hopeful comment !! The book looks really interesting an possibly just the healthy prod I need to get out of my symmetry rut.
    I’ve just had a look at your finished quilts … beautiful. Thats the best thing about these blog hops – the introduction to so many other styles of quilting

  • Cheryl

    December 12, 2012 at 6:23 am |

    This book looks so interesting.

  • Jolanda

    December 12, 2012 at 7:11 am |

    This book isn’t for sale here in Holland, I want to win it with the bloghop. I like to work with scraps, and I have a lot of it. Maybe I can win…