Monday, 11 May 2015

Giveaway Mondays and a book review

So I am trialling something new here this week on Lily's Quilts and we will see how far it goes.  The idea is we have a giveaway here every Monday as well as a link up for any other giveaways out there in quiltblogland.  The rules for the link up are further down.


So today's giveaway is this new book from Lynn Harris called Every Last Piece.  I will say that this is one of my favourite quilting books from this year because it goes way beyond being a simple quilt pattern book and is more of an introduction to the many joys of quilting with scraps.


It's all about using up every last scrap of fabric and is full of wonderful projects, lots of examples of scrap quilts Lynn has made over a lifetime and also a lot of great advice and tips for using your scraps.  


With each quilt design in the book, Lynn adds whole sections of additional advice helping you to design your own scrap quilts using the basic ideas she has used.  So, rather than being a simple quilt pattern book, it is a springboard for you to create your own quilt designs. 


Throughout the book, Lynn talks a lot about the history behind the design of each of her scrap quilts and her design process for each quilt which really brings the whole book to life and makes it a much more useful work of reference than a book which simply gives you a series of patterns with no additional resource. 


And there are different design suggestions with each quilt, different layouts, different suggestions of blocks that could be used in the same way.  So for anyone who's beginning to think about designing their own quilts, this is a great place to get started.  As well as being full of a whole host of beautiful scrap quilts some of which are pictured in this post.   


We are offering two chances to win this book.  In your comment, you simply need to state whether you are in the US (in which case the winner's copy will be shipped by Fons & Porter, or somewhere in the rest of the world (in which case Lynn will ship you your copy direct).  So one comment, either "US" or "ROW" is all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning! 

The winner of last week's fabulous giveaway of Tula Pink's True Colours from Fabric Please! was chosen by Random Number Generator and is Iris of Crazy Dutch Bird Quilts!  Congratulations Iris! 

 


For those of you wishing to link up a giveaway, you need to link to a blogpost, Facebook post, Instagram or twitter post.  The giveaway needs to be open during the week 11-18 May.  The item being given away needs to be fabric, something homemade by you or a quilting book, magazine or similar.  Any links to posts not complying with these requirements will be deleted.  

LINK UP YOUR GIVEAWAYS HERE!


146 comments:

  1. US.what a great book for us wanna be designers!

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  2. US! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. U.S. Scrap quilting is my favorite!

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  4. US thanks for the giveaway!
    renae1225@gmail.cim

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  5. This looks like a great book. I'm in the USA. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  6. What a wonderful book - thanks, Lynn, for describing it in such detail. I love scrap quilts and would love to win. I am ROW!

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  7. I live in Texas which as far as I can tell is still in the USA.

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  8. US-books looks really interesting!

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  9. ROW - the book looks interesting

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  10. US.

    Can I add that I love what I see from the book? I have so many cute scraps...

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  11. ROW. Sounds like a fabulous book
    tracinecharest at Gmail dot com

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  12. US!!! (But just barely. Only a few miles from the Canadian border...)

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  13. That looks like a wonderful book - I can imagine reading it again and again and making lots of quilts from/inspired by it!

    P.S. ROW, just in case!

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  14. ROW, thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. US. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. Such a pretty book!! I am in the USA

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  17. ROW - looks like a great book!

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  18. US
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  19. ROW, although just north of the U.S.! Looks like a fabulous book.

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  20. ROW - thanks for such a lovely opportunity.

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  21. ROW I love the look of her scrappy ideas!

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  22. US :) The book looks delightful . Janita

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  23. I am in the U.S. Lynn's book looks amazing! I love tiny triangles and light colored back grounds. Thanks for the review!
    my email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com

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  24. US liesel.e at hotmail dot com

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  25. US, thanks for the giveaway :)

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  26. U.S.!
    candace2robinson@gmail.com

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  27. ROW, thanks for the chance to win this great book!

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  28. US - What a great book review. ktsquiltdreams [at]gmail [dot]com

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  29. I have lots of scraps so I could sure use a book on scraps
    Nancy
    gandn74@ymail.com

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  30. That book looks great! Thanks for the chance to win. I am ROW :)

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  31. ROW - Scotland to be specific!

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  32. US ... Thanks for the chance to win! mto2golsen (at) gmail (dot) com

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  33. Great book...thanks! ROW
    G.dunn@shaw.ca

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  34. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  35. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  36. I finally have enough scraps to make a scrap quilt. The photos from the book look tempting! I am in the US.

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  37. Thank you for a chance to win a super book.ROW uk crlwilkie@aol.com

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  38. ROW Germany

    familie.scharmer@t-online.de

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  39. ROW - thanks for the chance to win, this looks like a fantastic book x

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  40. US - thanks for the prize!

    I would love to make some scrappy quilts.
    Thanks!!
    merryorganic@ gmail dot com

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  41. Looks like a great book. US

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  42. What a wonderful book! ROW

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  43. US. I love scraps and would like to win this book. Thanks.

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  44. ROW (feels to short to be a blog comment)

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  45. USA
    Thanks!
    larslaura27@gmail dot com

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  46. ROW, the Netherlands,
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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