Saturday, December 19, 2015

75 Fun Fat Quarter Quilts Book Tour & Giveaway

About a year or so ago I was approached by a long time quilt market friend, Roxane. She asked if I wanted to be a part of a fun collaboration that involved making a quilt only from fat quarters. I was so excited...and nervous...but mostly excited! I decided to give it shot. My inspiration came from the basic chevron style quilt (similar to my Chevy quilt). 
Once I finished my first design, I was then challenged to take that design and turn it into 5 (I think?) other designs, using the same block. That was my favorite part of the project, the challenge! I was so excited to take my design and make even more design options from it.

75 Fun Fat-Quarter Quilts is made up of 14 designers who together have made you 75 designs to choose from! The designs vary from the beautiful traditional style to edgy modern designs, allowing lots of options, styles and sizes for you to choose from!
 All of the fabrics used in this quilt are from the Riley Blake solids and basics collections.
This variation of the quilt is a baby size quilt. It comes together rather quickly and makes the perfect baby gift for boys or girls! My sweet nephew will be adopting this one. :)
Keep reading for the best part...
 C & T Publishing is giving one lucky reader a copy of 75 Fun Fat-Quarter Quilts!!!
To win just leave a comment telling me your favorite Christmas tradition
and I will choose a lucky winner December 26th!
Make sure you stop in and visit some of the other designers from the book at the links listed below. They may or may not be giving away a book too...that's NINE chances to win this book!
12/18 Sue Pfau
12/22 Jo Kramer
May the odds be ever in your favor! ;)

83 comments:

Denise Briese said...

My favorite christmas tradition is I get up earlier than everyone and make a christmas bread that everyone loves with their coffee.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

My favorite tradition is getting together with my brothers and sisters for a brunch the day before Christmas.

Kathy E. said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! It does not look like one that would be put together quickly...and that's just the kind of design I like! My favorite holiday tradition is singing Christmas carols with family and friends, then enjoying hot chocolate and yummy treats together. I look forward to it each year! Merry Christmas!

Christel Janz said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is making Christmas Stollen from a recipe handed down to me from my mother.

Swedish Scrapper said...

Gosh, what a lovely design! I'd love to see the others you turned it into :) My favorite Christmas tradition is listening to all the wonderful holidays concerts, and singing carols!

MoeWest said...

I love the graphic look of your quilt. My favourite Christmas tradition is our menu of family favourite recipes.

Bec said...

My favourite Christmas tradition is decorating the tree with my husband 🎄. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jennie Wallick said...

Baking, baking and more baking, but Santa Claus' favorite cookies are great grandma's chocolate chip cookies. He always eats all that we leave out, and the carrots for the reindeer all 9 of them are gone too.

Catskill Quilter said...

My favorite tradition is decorating the Christmas tree! Some years it is slower than others; this year we have the tree up, with both clear and colored lights on it, an antique quilt under it, and a sleeping cat. No ornaments yet but we will likely do that when my younger daughter arrives on the 21st.

Lou said...

Our favorite tradition is to hand string popcorn for the tree. All family members get into the action:) SO much fun!!!

Laura said...

My favorite tradition is baking with my family. Has changed over the years of course!

Anita said...

My favorite tradition is to bake Christmas cookies with my family.

Lisa Marie said...

We like to bake LOTS of Christmas cookies and deliver them to family and friends.

Cecilia said...

My favorite is baking cookies together,. Unfortunately, we won't be able to do that this year, but maybe next Christmas. Your quilt is cute, thanks for sharing,

Susan said...

My favorite tradition is to spend Christmas eve at my son's house so I can be there Christmas morning to enjoy the delight of the kids when they open their presents. Even though I live close by it is such a fun time.

Faith said...

Every Christmas since our Mom's been gone, I make my sister a little something involving Angels. Usually it's a small ornament or a mug rug. I know immediately when I've found the right fabric or trim. We both love this new tradition.

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

Traditionally we make a couple Norwegian food items like Sun Bakkels & Lefse. We also have a fav date cake we all love with whip cream. Luv your quilt designs.

tac73 said...

We make Christmas cookies on Christmas eve. Love your quilt.

Sandi1100 said...

Your quilt is beautiful! Thanks for sharing. My favorite tradition is baking cookies and sharing with my family and neighbors.

Dody said...

I like going to the candlelight service at our church on Christmas Eve..
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Lane Hill House said...

Thank you for this new blog hop I have just found this morning! I am enjoying reading the posts. We will be coming together from three states ~ that is a wonderful tradition for our family to continue. Opening one gift after Christmas Eve church and playing games together. Having a special baked treat and hot chocolate while gathering early to open gifts, and our grand reading, "This is for you." The enjoyment of watching the next person open a gift ~ as they wait for mine with the kleenex packed inside. His Love is the best Gift of all. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

Barbdan said...

My favorite tradition is filling our sons, their wives and children's Christmas stockings. It is hard to think of five or six small gifts that would fit in a stocking for each one of them but you really have to think about each person and what they enjoy etc.

Sewgirl said...

My favorite tradition is getting a photo of my kids with Santa...we have done it every year for the past 22 years...they accept it now, but really hated it as teenagers. We make a photo calendar every year for the grandparents and Santa and the family are always the December photo. Your quilt looks terrific BTW, looks like a great book too. Thanks for sharing the giveaway.

Kathy H said...

Our favorite tradition is riding through the neighborhoods that put out luminaries on Christmas Eve. So peaceful.

Debbie said...

Our new favorite tradition since our kids married is the Christmas Present Steal Swap. After we watch all the grandchildren open their gifts, each adult puts their three presents in the pile and we draw numbers to pick a present or steal from someone before us. Some gifts are truly desired and get stolen until they are retired and some are so funny to see who winds up with them. We have so much fun and laughs! Love your quilt and thanks for the chance to win this great book!

Judy said...

My favorite tradition is baking cookies with my son.

Sarah said...

My favorite tradition is lighting the advent candles. sarah@forrussia.org

Jo said...

Our favourite tradition is Chirstmas baking with the children and singing christmas tunes!

Carol C Thomas said...

I like to make cinnamon ornaments each year.

Karen said...

Our favorite tradition is attending the Christmas Eve Service at our church.

Kathy MacKie said...

Our tradition is touring the city to view all the Christmas lights, thanks for the chance to win.

Anne Kasten said...

My favorite is making small piles of christmas ornaments in all sorts of unexpected places around the house. They catch the eye with their reflections of light, and they invite a pause to look and the remind us of the specialness of this time of year.,

Lisa said...

I love putting special ornaments from family and friends on the tree each year.

GranChris said...

I love baking lots and lots and lots of cookies with family. Used to be my children, now it's my grandchidren. If someone will stir we make candy.

mimi'sdarlins said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is getting together w/ my brother and his family, driving to the same tree farm every year and cutting down our trees. We've held this tradition for more than 30 years and now have grandchildren included in the fun.

Lane Hill House said...

forgot to leave my "in case I win" up there ~ lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

Claire Sutherland said...

I love wrapping present whilst watching Xmas movies and drinking hot chocolate x
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Diane Beavers said...

Baking sweets and cooking large family meals....for 2-3 days. It's just cozy and fun to catch up w/everyone and their busy lives.
It's wonderful to meet you Tiffany. A special lady in my life loves Chevrons so your 5 block challenge is right on time..love all 5 variations.


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Dorothy said...

My favorite tradition is driving around on Christmas eve and looking at lights. This started years ago as a way to get our kids to fall asleep - they were too excited to do so - but it's stuck even after they've left the house and starting the same tradition with their kids.
I am loving everyone's variations, thanks for the opportunity to win an awesome book.

Kathryn said...

I love buying Christmas tree ornaments for family members.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Love seeing all the different quilts in the book. Congratulations on being included. I love having our family all together Christmas morning and opening our gifts together.

Thanks for a chance to win!

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Jen Barnard said...

I love putting the christmas records on and decorating the tree with my mum - we're doing it tomorrow.
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Danette Stankovich said...

Just kind of a new tradition with me and my husband, we play Christmas songs on our record player/cd player while decorating the tree. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

scrappy; said...

Your block layouts look fabulous. I cannot wait to try them. This book is going to get me in a lot of trouble! Thanks for the chance to win.

sisylyn2 said...

My favorite tradition is getting up and being at our sons house to watch the grandkids open their Christmas presents
Nancy

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lalaluu said...

My favorite tradition is all of the family getting together for Christmas Day - the stockings, biscuits for breakfast, everyone arriving, all the women making giblet gravy, sitting down for dinner, forgetting to get the cranberry sauce out of the can (it's a tradition, too!), afternoon card and board games, divvying up the leftovers. It's the same every year, but I wouldn't change a thing!

Chiska said...

Going to get a Christmas Tree is my favorite. I love that no matter how long or short it is it's always fun (and sometimes very memorable!)

Marie said...

Our favorite tradition is Christmas Eve mass and dinner at our favorite Chinese restaurant.
Beautiful quilt; lovely colors.

Anne D said...

We have brunch on the beach which is lovely and relaxing!

Diane said...

We don't do anything special for Christmas other than enjoy the quiet time. We're away from both our families and don't like to travel over the holidays.

Karrie S said...

Decorate our tree!
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Ellee said...

My husband and I bake cookies every Christmas Eve. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Linda said...

My favourite Christmas tradition is working in the kitchen making lots of batches of mince pies, listening to Christmas music on the radio. When our children were young one of those mince pies, along with a glass of sherry for Santa and a carrot for Rudolph were left out on Christmas Eve. Now our Granddaughter continues this tradition and I still supply the mince pies! No wonder Santa looks such a fat jolly fellow! The book looks great and I would love to win it.

Chris zinni said...

Baking cookies with my girls.
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aus_chick said...

I do love watching the kids open their presents!

Robby H. said...

Our most important Christmas tradition doesn't necessarily fall on Christmas, but sometime between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day we all gather to share a meal and catch up with each other. Now that children are older, it's more challenging, but that makes it more worth doing.

Rita Lynn said...

I don't have any traditions with Christmas.

Mamie Joe said...

I bake cookies with my one and only granddaughter. So fun. Thanks for the chance.

Susan Mac Donald said...

we have a few small traditions; I love this quilt & the color layout; Happy Holidays

Carol Sc said...

I make rock candy with two other friends, our children and grandchildren --- it is an ongoing tradition (started 50 years ago) --- one of many favorite traditions at Christmas.
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MaryBeth Little said...

I finally got all my girls together to make perogies. We always have them Christmas Eve but it's always been just me making them. SO much easier and more fun with my girls.

Rebecca said...

tieing up all the Christmas stockings on the back of the dining room chairs.
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Colleen M said...

My favorite tradition (so far) is listening and singing along to Christmas music as we decorate the tree.

Auntie Clark said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is going to Christmas Eve services at my home church with my family.
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Happy Cottage Quilter said...

We get together with my husbands family every Christmas Eve. This includes extended family. My in-laws have passed away, so we are hosting the get together this year. This is the only time we see some of these family members. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sandy Garrett said...

Just being with family and friends always make this time of the year so special. I always look forward to it.

Carol said...

Our favourite Christmas tradition is getting our tree on Christmas Eve and decorating it that night. So far we've always found the perfect tall tree at our nearby nursery.

Katt 5343 said...

My favorite tradition is Midnight Mass. Love the candles, the music and the crowds. BTW I love your quilt design. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

Mary Ann said...

My favorite tradition is going to my daughter's house in Washington and putting up the tree and decorating it with my grandsons.

Sharlene said...

My favourite tradition is decorating the tree with my kids and reminiscing over all the ornaments I received in my stocking over the years. It's a tradition I'm carrying on for my kids so they will have lots of ornaments when they have their own tree to decorate.

Kathy L said...

I love having everyone home, but that doesn't happen too often anymore.

Evie H said...

I love baking cookies, all kinds! Thanks for a great giveaway.

barbara woods said...

Seeing all my family

Darlene B said...

Just seeing family is the best tradition of Christmas. As our families are getting spread out more, this is getting more and more difficult to arrange.

Sarah said...

My favorite tradition is lighting the advent candles. sarah@forrussia.org

BrookeS said...

Cheesy Christmas movies and hot cocoa with the family! Brookelyn.kelley@gmail.com

The Beedie Family said...

Love watching Christmas movies with my family and baking lots of goodies! :)

Cynthia Knapp said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is putting an orange into our stockings. This was started by my paternal grandmother during the Great Depression, when getting an orange was very, very special. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Julie E. said...

Hard to pick just one favorite tradition... Sugar cookies, the nativity and new pajamas on Christmas Eve, or a new Christmas album every year.

babiesdoc said...

chinese or all you can eat sushi -- christmas night after all the festivities are over.
It is the first real break after all the christmas craziness.

minibea12 said...

I like to spend Christmas morning with my grandsons. Fun & good food for everyone.
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jeifner said...

We have a candle light dinner with just family on Christmas Eve. It's so nice.

Cloud 9 said...

Opening gifts on Christmas eve with family and having a quiet Christmas morning.