Friday, 10 April 2015

Make It Take It Book Tour and Giveaway

So it's my turn in the Make It Take It book tour and giveaway.  The rest of the dates are listed at the bottom of the post.  This book was put together by my friend Krista Hennebury from Poppyprint and she has gathered together a whole bunch of contributors to talk about retreats and to create projects to make at retreats or to help bring your stuff to retreats etc.  It's filled with lots of lovely stories from the contributors about their experiences of retreats and lots of advice from Krista on creating wonderful quilting retreats.



My parts in the book were (i) to talk about my experiences at the Fat Quarterly London quilting retreats and (ii) to provide a project which could be done over a weekend retreat.  So I decided on a quick, large scale lone star without too many pieces.  Made with Oakshott Liparis and a text print, the quilt is called Lone Star Circle for obvious reasons.  And here it is with Krista on her tour of the Northern Territories of Canada. 


I have to say, as much as I love the original of this quilt (which is going to my accountant on its return, as a thank you for saving me from the purgatory that is my tax return), I think I love the mini Krista made from the pattern even more. 


If you'd like a chance to win a digital copy of this book, please leave a comment on this post and one winner will be picked a week from today.  
Blog tour


Friday, April 3 Blog hop kick-off: Poppyprint
Monday, April 6: Berene at Happy Sew Lucky and Amy at During Quiet Time
Tuesday, April 7: Leanne at She Can Quilt and Felicity at Felicity Quilts
Wednesday, April 8: Martingale Inc. at Stitch this!
Thursday, April 9: Krista at Spotted Stones and Krista at Krista Withers Quilting
Friday, April 10: Lynne at Lilys Quilts and Cindy at Live a Colorful Life
Saturday, April 11: Ayumi at Pink Penguin and Krista at Poppyprint
Sunday, April 12: Kristie at OCD: Obsessive Crafting Disorder and Christina at Sometimes Crafter

128 comments:

  1. What a stunningly beautiful quilt! The gray background is a perfect complement to the star. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  2. Love that quilt! This looks like such a fun book! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

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  3. I really like that quilt! I've wanted to make a lone star for a while now. Thanks for the giveaway

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  4. Your lone star quilt is beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. What a beautiful quilt. Can youreally do it in a weekend? Are there Y seams?

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  6. Gorgeous quilt! Can't believe that you can do that in one weekend!!

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  7. Rave wanted to try a star quilt - might be tempted now seeing your gorgeous pattern

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  8. I've been looking for this book at many LQS and haven't been sussessful :(. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  9. Such a pretty quilt, I love the contrast in the light to dark!

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  10. I've been looking for this book at many LQS and haven't been sussessful :(. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  11. I love Lone Stars (I'm from Texas!) and this small one is super. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  12. I have had my "eye" out for this book for a few weeks now! There are several projects that I would like to make.
    Thanks! nettiecrain@live.com

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  13. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  14. Love your quilt! This looks like a great book, thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. Wonderful! A couple different projects in this book I would like to try. Thank you for sharing your talent. Love retreats - have a group of friends that go to a special quilting retreat annually - our chance to quilt and bond together.

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  16. Love both Lone Star quilts and their backdrop settings.

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  17. I love all the colors in your star. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  18. What a beauty they both are and I would love to read it!

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  19. This books looks great, thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  20. I'd love to check out this book. Some of the projects look perfect my sewing group of friends.

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  21. Your quilt is so lovely ~ I've always wanted to make one!
    Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  22. Good morning Lynne........what a great gift for a tax preparer! I'll have to do that next year for mine:) Your Lone Star Circles is truly a stunner. Thanks for sharing your inspiration(s). The E book would be so welcome as I've got a growing list of gift recipients , summer birthday gifts coming up fast.

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  23. It looks like a great book with a lot of practical things to make along with fun things. I love your lone star quilt.

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  24. What a lovely, contemporary take on a Lonestar quilt!

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  25. Great quilt and the mini is wonderful.

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  26. this looks like a wonderful book and fun to browse through....thanks for the opportunity

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  27. Really would love to win it, thanks

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  28. This book looks awesome. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  29. Ooh, that mini quilt is fabulous! I love quilt retreats, I find it so inspiring to be surrounded by like-minded friends!

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  30. Beautiful quilt! And I love the snow cave in the background--brings back memories!

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  31. Beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  32. Lovely quilt - I love the look of Oakshott fabrics - Thanks for the chance!

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  33. HI, very nice quilt! Thanks for a winning chance too!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  34. It looks beautiful! ! Id love to win a copy!!

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  35. Great quilt! I have yet to do a lone star. Maybe I'll dare after checking out the book.lol

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  36. The big quilt and the mini are both very beautiful.

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  37. Both quilts are fabulous. I love the look of this book!

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  38. Wow - a great quilt!
    I'm hopping from blog to blog to see all your beautiful projects :-)
    Best regards.
    Kathrin

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  39. i really want to make this mini quilt! & how beautiful are both!

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  40. What a lovely quilt and great use of fabrics. Not a usual lonestar quilt at all!

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  41. The quilt is great and I love that it traveled to the Arctic. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  42. I love your lone star by using just solids, thank you for the chance to win the book!
    Myrto

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  43. Your contribution to the book is amazing. I love both versions! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  44. Beautiful quilt and mini. And nice giveaway :-)

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  45. The book looks great. Would love to win it!

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  46. This quilt makes tax season more tolerable for sure!! Lovely looking book.

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  47. I love the white fabric in Krista's quilt.

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

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  48. I like both versions of your lone star. Your original is very striking.

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  49. Love the quilt and this book looks fabulous!!! Thanks for the chance of winning.

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  50. I love your quilt - always wanted to make a lone star but haven't got there yet!

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  51. What pretty quilts..love them both!
    cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  52. Love the quilt, but I cannot look at any more snow!!!

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  53. Thanks for the chance to win. Beautiful quilt!
    gigiv13@gmail.com

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  54. Congratulations on your contribution to Krista's lovely book!!
    g.dunn@shaw.ca

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  55. I really like that quilt! I've wanted to make a lone star for a while now. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. Thanks for the chance to win a great sounding book!

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  57. I am loving all the projects in this book and your lonestar is no exception!

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  58. This blog hop is so much fun following along to see the projects of such creative people. Your Lone Star Circle is beautiful...I hope your accountant loves it too!

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  59. I'd love to win a copy of this book. It looks like its got some great and practical projects in it. And your Lone Star quilt is beautiful.
    susanmcg999@gmail.com

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  60. I like both versions. Love seeing the different projects from the book.

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  61. what a beautiful quilt. In fact all the projects in this book look amazing :-)

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  62. your lone star quilt is amazing hard to believe it can be finished quickly enough to make at a retreat

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  64. I love all of the friends I made at FQR.

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  65. Thanks for the chance to win! I would love to have this book!

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  66. Love the quilt and it would be great to make one

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  67. I have been wanting this book! So many fantastic projects to make! carolann427@aol.com

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  68. Thanks for the chance to win , would love this book , very kind of you.trina.talbot@yahoo.co.uk

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  69. The lone star is gorgous:-)

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  70. They're both beautiful. Lovely to see how an other colorcombo effects the quiltpattern.

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  71. Oh how I can't wait to be good enough to be able to quilt a lone star that is as gorgeous! And thank you for a chance to win Krista's book. Good luck to all!

    PS: Your "about me" story is much like my story ... I'm just older and more wrinkley! ;)

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  72. These minis are fabulous to practice a new technique. I'd love to try the star pattern. Thanks for the chance!

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  73. Beautiful quilt, would love one. Learning and will one day. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  74. Beautiful quilt, would love one. Learning and will one day. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  75. When I first started quilting, I wasn't in love even a little bit with Lonestar quilts! As time went by they have become one that is now on my list! Both quilts are gorgeous!

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  76. The good seems so inspiring!

    lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

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  77. I love your quilt, until now I have only used Lonestar to make cushions but now I have to make a fullsize quilt!!

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  78. There's just something about the solids you chose to use to make your quilt that speak to me. They are beautiful. The text print then sets it off. Beautiful.

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  79. I prefer your quilt size and the colors jump right out.

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  80. Love your quilt. Thank you for the give away.

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  81. What a sweet mini! Love this pattern. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  82. Love the quilt, the colors are great!

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  83. Book looks fantastic. Love both quilts. It is fun to see them made in 2 totally different sizes. Thanks

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  84. Book would be just right in my library! The mini is charming but yours is truly a WOW!

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  85. Book would be just right in my library! The mini is charming but yours is truly a WOW!

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  86. Your Lone Star Circle quilt is beautiful! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

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  87. Love your take on the Lone Star quilt! Would love to win the book!

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  88. I love both of these quilts. Looks like a fun project for a retreat. I would love to win this book to give to a friend who organizes our retreat.

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  89. I"m definitely going to be purchasing this book ... unless I win a giveaway first ;) thanks !

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  90. I do love the miniquilt. Would be nice to win the book, thus our "quiltcircle" gets a lot of new ideas.
    ehodasz at yahoo dot com (do not use the google account)

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  91. Great giveaway. Hope I win.

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  92. The quilts are both beautiful. The size makes them look quite different. Great idea.

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  93. The quilts are both beautiful. The size makes them look quite different. Great idea.

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  94. Gorgeous quilt! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  95. Bardzo piękna kołdra. Pozdrowienia z Polski.

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  96. Bardzo piękna kołdra. Pozdrowienia z Polski.

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  97. I love you quilt! It is simply beautiful. b.j.day68@gmail.com

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  98. Looks a great book for gifts! thanks for the chance :)

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  99. Love some of the makes. Thanks for the chance. nikki_moshier at hotmail.com

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  100. I love your quilt. Very colorful and stunning.
    tracinecharest at gmail dot com

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  101. Looks like a great book. Can't wait to see it.

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  102. Oh my gosh!!! This book would not only be great for a retreat,but also for a small group of friends whom I get together and sew with. We call our gatherings" sip -n-sew" night or weekend or sleep over...Looking forward to seeing the projects and stories in this book. I am always on the lookout for new fun things to do.

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  103. This book looks grest. I can't imagine how fiddly that mini would be to piece!

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  104. I've always loved star blocks.

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  105. This looks like a book worth working from, a great addition. I love the star quilts, both mini and the slightly larger.

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  106. I'm so excited about this book! I am new to retreats (I just returned from my 3rd ever, today). I'm hooked...

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  107. I put this book on my wish list. The more I see, the more I want!

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  108. Beautiful quilt and such a lucky accountant!

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  109. Thanks for the great giveaway. This book looks like a great resource to lots of gift making for some very special people.

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  110. I love going away to just sew for a whole weekend. This book would be fantastic.

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  111. I love your lone star quilt!!

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  112. Beautiful quilt to add to the book. I'd love to win with a retreat coming up soon with friends, it would be handy. Thanks for the chance and for sharing.

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  113. Love love love this. So pretty!

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  114. I think this book would be a great addition to my library.

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  115. Love the mini, yes, and not to look for extra brownie points, but I prefer your colours! How cool to photograph it outside of an igloo.

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  116. I'm so excited to be going on a retreat next week. Probably not time for me to pick up this book, but maybe next time!

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  117. I'm loving your lone star against the snow!

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