Welcome to the “I LOVE PRECUT QUILTS” Blog Hop
I want to thank Tricia Lynn Maloney for inviting me to hop along (if you feel shaking, it’s not an earthquake . . . it’s just me)
A little history. . .
It seems I’ve known designer and author, Tricia Lynn Maloney for ages.
We met, if I recall correctly, at a class I gave in Meadville, Pennsylvania years ago. Tricia was a student. Now, Meadville is a neighboring town to Edinboro, Pennsylvania where I attended college.
As a matter of fact, it was in Meadville, under the cloak of darkness that I, along with my fraternity pledge brother, Tom, was stripped of money and ID, blindfolded, and tied to a tree in the middle of nowhere, after having been kidnapped from our dorm rooms during our pledging.
Big deal? Why not just ask for help or hitch hike back to campus? First of all, it was the middle of the night, and; our long 1975 hair had been drenched in Areowax Floor Wax. Tom’s hair was styled into long devil horns, while mine was frozen into a thick, red rooster comb! Being invited to Meadville to teach was like coming home to me.
I have been a fan of all of Tricia’s books over the years . . .
I found her first book, Orphan Block Quilts, to be inspirational and acts as a guide to those “orphan blocks” from any one of your 342,000 UFO’s or the occasional vintage block given to you just because someone found it at a garage sale and thought you just had to have it.
I also loved Tricia’s book, A Russian Journey in Quilts: The Story of Nicholas and Nina Filatoff. The book includes 15 simple quilt projects that are taken from period designs and commemorate the incredible journey of Nicholas and Nina Filatoff. I really appreciated the real-life story of Nicholas and Nina that inspired the quilts in the book.
I LOVE PRECUT QUILTS!
There is a new book in town published by C&T Publishing, I LOVE PRECUT QUILTS! and Tricia is the author!
If you’re a fan of charm squares, jelly rolls, layer cakes, half-yard bundles, and fat quarters to piece some fast, easy, and attractive quilts, then you’re going to want to take a look at Tricia’s newest book, I Love Precut Quilts!
Here’s what’s inside . . .
There are 16 projects in Tricia’s book. Here’s just a few…
Not a Fan of Precut Fabric?
If you’re not a fan of precut fabrics and want a more ‘original’ look to your quilts using fabrics from your own stash, fear not! I LOVE PRECUT QUILTS! works for you, too!
All you have to do is ‘precut’ your own stash into the shapes and sizes needed for each project in the I LOVE PRECUT QUILTS! book. Let me help you with that, kiddo (that’s what I’m here for).
Here are the measurements for many of the popular precuts found in our local quilt shops (but, Gawd knows, there are different names and sizes popping up every time you bat an eye). Use the following as guild then simply iron your fabrics, square them up, and cut!
HALF YARD BUNDLES
- 18″ x 44″
FAT QUARTER BUNDLES
- 18″ x 21″
FAT EIGHTH BUNDLES
- 9″ x 21″
- 6″ hexagons
- 10″ x 10″
- 6″ triangles
- 5″ x 10″
- 2.5″ x 44″
- 1.5″x 44″
- 5″x 5″
MINI CHARM PACKS
- 2.5″ x 2.5″
WIN A COPY of I LOVE PRECUT QUILTS!
You, yes YOU, can win an autographed copy of Tricia’s book, I Love Precut Quilts!
Here’s all you have to do to WIN (and you have 6 different ways to win with many chances, too)…
All you have to do is LEAVE A SHORT COMMENT at the end of this blog, commenting on any one of the following topics between now and midnight EST February 3:
- Why you can’t live without winning a copy of I LOVE PRECUT QUILTS!
- How precut fabrics have saved you from a life of despair.
- The time you ate half a Jelly Roll before you realized it was fabric
- Write a precut limerick — at least one name of a precut needs to be included in the verse, i.e., Jelly Roll, Fat Quarter, Charm, etc.
- Comment on why Tricia Maloney should be named, Miss Universe.
Become a subscriber of this blog, then leave a comment telling me you that you’re a blog subscriber.
Each time you comment, one ticket will be placed in a jar with your posting identifier written on it. At the end of the Blog Hop, I will randomly choose a ticket from the jar! It’s that easy-peasy.
Get this . . .
You may comment as often as you like! And every time you comment you’ll earn a ticket! **
Stop Back on February 4 to see if you are the winner!
AND JUST IN CASE YOU’RE A LOSER . . .
We’re all losers sometimes, and who can’t use a little humility? If for some hideous reason you don’t win the I LOVE PRECUT QUILTS! book on this blog, don’t go cra cra.
Just pick up a soft cover copy (autographed to you by Tricia) or an eBook by clicking on this link (you know you want one): http://www.orphanquilter.com
** Please note: international winners will receive an ebook version of Tricia’s book.
BLOG HOP SCHEDULE (enter to win on all of the sites)
Monday, January 30th
Tuesday, January 31st
Wednesday, February 1st
Thursday, February 2nd
Friday, February 3rd
Thanks for stopping by . . .