Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Giveaway & an Inspiring Book: Patchwork Sassaman Style

ETA: The Winner by random number is...#106!
Congratulations to:
 who said:

I'll be contacting you shortly!
Thanks so much to everyone for entering.
~Jessica

Hello and welcome to my stop on the blog hop for Jane Sassaman's new book entitled "Patchwork Sassaman Style: Recipes for Dazzling Quilts"!

I thought I'd do something a little different on my stop by showing you my interpretation of one of the patterns in the book. Jane's book is colorful, fun and contains many new ideas... and that makes me really excited about it.
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One of the patterns called Cross-in-a-Cross caught my eye and I pulled out some Brr! fabrics by Laurie Wisbrun and started fussy cutting the house shapes. I had a lot of fun deciding what fabrics to use and where to place them in the block.
Jane's book gives you lots of different "recipes" with how to construct a certain pattern. Your sizes of the pieces will depend upon the fabric designs you choose and how you use them. The directions and information within the book are well written and easily understood.
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I think my quilt top turned out so cute! It's a little more than 15.5" square and I knew that would work perfectly for a pillow top.
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I like this book because of all the ideas and ways to incorporate fussy cutting  into your quilting. That's a technique and aspect to quilting that I haven't used much and I'm pretty excited with the results!
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And, now for the fun part!
Jane and her publisher, Dragon Threads Ltd. has offered to send one of my readers a copy of "Patchwork Sassaman Style". Please leave a comment on this post and on July 21, I'll choose a winner by random number. The giveaway is open to those living within the U.S.A..

Here are the other stops on the blog tour (where you can also have a chance to win a copy of the book!):
July 2: Laura Wasilowski
July 3: Jessica Sloan
July 4 Happy 4th of July!
July 5 Judy Coates Perez
July 6 Jane Sassaman
July 7 Dragon Threads
July 8 Gloria Hansen
July 9 Melissa Peda
July 10 Susan Bruebaker Knapp
July 11 Jacquie Gering
July 12 Weeks Ringle
July 13 Sew Cal Gal
July 14 Here!
July 15 Pam Matthews
July 16 Frieda Anderson
July 17 Pat Sloan
July 18 Jan Krentz
July 19 Make It Simpler
July 20 Lyric Kinard
July 22 Jane LaFazio
July 24 Nancy Zieman
Thanks and good luck!
~Jessica

157 comments:

Jamie Lee said...

Wow, I love your "cold" interpretation! It is stunning!

Patchwork and Play said...

Your interpretation is stunning! I can imagine a number of those put together in a quilt top too!

Cindy said...

Love your project! Great use of the pattern and the fabric!!

Johanna said...

I love to fussy cut! Great pillow!

Jodi said...

What a lovely little pillow top!

Kelsey said...

Adorable!!

Cheryl Gomez said...

I love your pillow! So cute.

Unknown said...

Very cute pillow. I also like the sew red pillow --the way you used the stripe for a border. Stunning.

Kwilty Pleasures said...

Winner wanna be

Mary W Quilts said...

I love Polar Bears! Sweet pillow. Thanks, Mary

hiyacinth said...

Your pillow is fantastic--a really exemplary use of fabric! The book is inspiring!

D Smart said...

I would love to win a copy of Jane's newest book.

Carrie said...

I would love to win a copy!

Kathy said...

The polar bear is so cute!

Purl Buttons said...

One of my favorite aspects of blog hops is that sometimes one can see different artists' ideas at "play" with someone else's idea. I love both the original and your own rendition.

Barb66 said...

Your pillow is wonderful! I love Jane's fabric and really need her book.

Danielle said...

I love the way you used her as an inspiration!

Darcy said...

What an amazing book! Thank you for tha chance to win!!

annmarie said...

Cute pillow - such a cool book! Thanks for the chance to win it.

LJ said...

Wonderful! Loved seeing how one of Jane's quilts would develop if a person chose a print other than a Sassman print. I, too, am getting more and more excited about this book!!

B Greene said...

What a great pillow - I think that is my favorite use of this fabric line yet! Thanks for the chance to win!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I think Jane is an amazing artist. Your Polar Bear is darling, and a great fabric to use for that pattern. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jane said...

From one Jane to another, I love this book and would love to win it!

Your pillow is stunning! Makes me want to get some of the fabric too!

Jane

giddy99 said...

eep! Adorable! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

Elizabeth said...

So glad you showed how you used her "recipe" to create your own project. It is lovely. I would love to give it a try. thanks for sharing.

June said...

That would make a great wall hanging.

Pamela Nees said...

Your pillow project is so cute! Love those bears and how you fussy cut them! It is very effective and I know you will enjoy this so much this Christmas season!

AnnieK said...

Whimsical polar bears...such a great fabric choice for that block pattern. I'm inspired to try something similar with some hedgehog fabric I've been hoarding for just the right project. :-)

Mary Ellen said...

I love the way you took the pattern and made it your own. Love, love, love the fussy cut animal cornerstone blocks!

Sharon S, central Oregon said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win one of Jane's new books...and to visit new blogs.

Kathleen said...

Very nice interpretation. Also The Farmer's Wife quilt is gorgeous. I just love it I'll be back to look some more for sure. Thanks for sharing.

Sonia B said...

Great pillow. Looks like a stunning book. Thanks for the chance!

Deidra said...

Your pillow looks great. Love the fabrics

JoanDeArc said...

Great pillow, I hope to try some similar projects with the help of Jane's book!!

Anonymous said...

What a cute pillow! Jane Sassaman's book looks awesome.
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RSHudson said...

Love your pillow; thanks for chance to win! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

Sherri I said...

What a fantastic book. And the pillow is cute! Thanks for the chance to win.

Laurel said...

everytime i see one of her quilts, i'm blown away - and i love your interpretation!

Jen B said...

Thanks for making something from the book. It's so nice to see patterns in action! Love the pillow!

Zizophora said...

I love your Brr version! I had been thinking of the page examples shown so far as large quilts -- I like that you've pointed out they can be block size too.

Chris said...

I love Jane's work and would love the new book!

Deborah said...

Tried to post earlier...don't think I was successful. I haven't tried fussy-cutting, either. Love your trying out design on pillow cover!

Little Ella Lu said...

Your pillow looks so fun!

Danielle Hudson said...

Beautiful pillow! I would love to win the book!

Catskill Quilter said...

Jane Sassaman is one of my favorites. You really did her justice in your review, and I love that you rolled up your sleeves and tried one of the patterns! It is adorable! My fingers are crossed...

stephmabry said...

Love the fussy cut polar bear! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Joyful Stitcher said...

Count me in!

Diann said...

Cute pillow. Great use of the fabric.

Diana said...

Love the polar bear, near block. Thanks for the giveaway.

Amanda said...

Isn't it amazing how the same quilt can look completely different by just changing the fabrics? I am constantly amazed by that.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What an excellent example using a pattern from the book!

LeAnne said...

So cute. Love those polar bears.

Patti Shanks said...

I just placed an order for some Brr! This looks like the perfect project for it. Thanks for the giveaway

DianeY said...

Wow! Love what you did there! What a cute pillow you will have!

MJKasz said...

I love your quilted pillow! The use of the fabfics was great and all this blog chatter and pictures are helping erase my fear of fussy cutting fabric to create a quilt. I really want this book.

lynaeve said...

thanks for the giveaway!

Jennie said...

Love your pillow - perfect fussy cutting!

Nancy said...

Helpful to see other fabric interpretations of the blocks from Jane's book. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

Lisa E said...

I love what you did with the Brrr fabrics. The Sassaman book looks fantastic. Thanks for the chance to win.

Rebeckah Austin said...

I love the little bear in the middle!

~Michelle~ said...

Ooh, such a great project! Love Brrr!

Barkel22 said...

What great fabric you used with Jane's pattern!

Donna~~ said...

Darling pillow! I was wondering how Jane's book's patterns might work with other fabrics, and you showed that very nicely!

Aunt Spicy said...

super duper fun! love the fabric and color choices for your pillow! Cant wait to see more of the patterns!

Lori said...

I love your pillow. It turned out fantastic. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

snickerplum said...

This is Beautiful! I am trying to learn more about quilting and would love to have this book as a resource and guide! Lynzi

Carrie P. said...

Love your pillow. I need help using big fabric prints. thanks for a chance to win the book.

Brenda said...

OMG I just Love that bear! I am just getting into "fussy Cutting" and am having a blast. Would die to win Jane's book.

janie said...

from one more jane to another, i love everything jane does ! i would love to win her book. !

Bailey said...

LOVE your pillow! Thanks for the chance to win, the book looks lovely.

Michelle Hudak said...

I adore that pillow...polar bears are my favorite animals.
shel704 at aol dot com

Sarah said...

I love her version and your version!!

Thanks for sharing!

P.Piche said...

I really enjoy seeing the effects of simple shapes with large scale patterns. Thanks for your inspiration and for Janes creativity.

LisaT said...

Adorable pillow!

Gloria said...

loved ypur pillow top and the peak into the book!!

Diane said...

Love your interpretation of Jane's quilts. It's almost enough to cool me down!

Queen of Scraps said...

I love your quilt. Jane Sassman's fabrics are so beautiful and her quilts are amazing. I would love to own a copy of her new book.

Exuberant Color said...

I love Jane's fabrics and would love to own this book!

Kathy Ryan said...

Thank you for hosting this give away. I would love to win this beautiful book. Your little quilt is so cute. I can't wait to make some little quilts too.
Kathy Ryan

Kathy H said...

The quilt is just beautiful. I love the fussy cut bear too.

Donna Nelson said...

Great interpration of Sassaman style with the Brr fabric line.

Dotty Dolly said...

I love your choice of fabrics, what an inspiring book

Nancy Schlegel said...

You've given us inspiration for using Jane's book. Hope I'm a winner.

Marcia W. said...

This is great because it shows me how the book can be used to make pillows with a variety of fussy cut fabrics.

Jules said...

looks like a great book, i love the pillow you made.
thank you for the chance.

susie said...

VERY nice project! The book holds so much inspiration!

Edzellinni aka Linda Edkins Wyatt said...

I would love to win the book!

Trudi said...

I'd love a copy of Jane's book - and I love your interpretation of one of her patterns. Adorable polar bear.

Ella said...

Love the pillow! Thanks for a chance to win the book!

Tamie said...

I love your version. Thanks for sharing it.

cakegirl said...

Love this book and have my fingers crossed that I win a copy. thanks for the opportunity to do so.

loralie said...

cute polar bears. It's always fun to see different interpretations of patterns. Thanks for sharing.

Dianne Mitzel said...

Beautiful patterns and fabric, you cannot go wrong with these lovely prints..

Beth said...

Great pillow! Love your fabric selection! I'd love to win a copy of Jane's book.

Lindsay said...

Your pillow turned out great and I love the little polar bear in the center.

CathyK said...

Oh my goodness!!! I love, love, love the polar bear!!!! You did a fantastic job with your interpretation!!!!!

Heidi Staples said...

What a darling pillow...love your take on the pattern! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Deb said...

I would love to win this book - many thanks for the chance!

Deb
dr392809@gmail.com

robin said...

I am "practicing" with fussy cuts lately, too. This book looks like just the help I need! Thanks for the chance to win!

Karen said...

I have never fussy cut! Maybe.i need to start! Loved your pillow!

Thumper said...

I love your interpretation! I'm looking for a pattern to make my granddaughters for Christmas and this would be fun! Thanks.

JoyceLM said...

Love the pillow. Thanks for the chance to win this great new quilting book.

Karen said...

Fabulous!! This looks like a great book!

Kacey said...

Super cute pillow! Thanks for the chance to win!

Betty said...

Love, love that pillow - what a great interpretation!

Nanbon44 said...

love the pillow

trillium said...

Christmas in July! What a different look achieved with your fabric choice! Love the Sassaman style!

Kimberly Cassie said...

I love your interpretation of her pattern. It has such a modern feel to it. Thanks for sharing your work and the giveaway.

Kristy said...

This is a great way to share Jane's book and introduce many other talented quilters as well. i hope to win the book, kristyyenkey

Kathryn said...

I need to do more pillow tops - short and sweet! tobiaskj@comcast.net

Meg in Albuquerque said...

Love to have a copy of this book.

linda f said...

Love your pillow that you made using Jane's technique. I hope to win a copy of her book.

Thank you,

Linda f

kbzelazny said...

Hope I don't offend anyone, but I like your version better than the one in the book! Thanks for the chance to win it1

Beth H. said...

This has been so much fun to look at all of the blogs and their twist on Jane's patterns. Thanks for the opportunity.

Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

I am so intrigued by these fussy cut blocks. I'm going to look for the book at my LQS this summer, but would love to win one before that! Your block is just lovely.

Debbie said...

Great review, Jessica. Your little quilt came out great. I have a U.S. mailing address. Thanks for counting me in.

Barbara said...

I love your interpretation. It is great. i would love this book!

Sallie said...

Your polar bear is sooo cool! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kd Brown said...

I love Patchwork Sassaman Style and your pillow is wonderful! What perfect use of the polar bear fabric in Jane's style. I've been dreaming of winning this book ever since I first heard about it. Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

StitchingKat said...

What a magical way to make complicated looking quilt using a simple technique! Love it!

Barbara said...

I like the fact that you took the time to give your own spin to one of Jane's projects. Your choice of colors is eye-catching.

SewLindaAnn said...

She is very innovative with her fabric design. I think having her book would be really helpful in really having fun with it. Just got my fat qtrs. of Brrr in the mail and I'm so excited to play with it.

Sewgirl said...

I am so thrilled to see Jane has a new book! I just love her work. Thanks for the opportunity to win her book!

Rhonda D. said...

Love your project. Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

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Cheryl Gebhart said...

I would love a chance to win Jane's new book!

Andrea said...

I love the pillow you made! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of the book!

Ali said...

Oh My Lord - that bear is so precious...I hadn't seen that fabric before, but it's absolutely adorable! Thank you for the giveaway too!

Gene Black said...

You piecing did trun out lovely and it will make a delightful pillow top.
I would love to win a copy of this book.

patty a. said...

Thanks for showing the versatility of this book! Your pillow turned out great!

Mindy said...

What an awesomely dramatic quilt! I can't wait to try out some of the patterns in Jane's book!

Janice said...

Love the pillow and the pattern. Jane did a lecture at our quilt show last year and we loved hearing about the evolution of her quilting/fabric career. Would love to win her book.

JaneB said...

This book looks amazing. I think your Brr! pillow is great!

sellison18@gmail.com said...

Wow -- your interpretation is fantastic!

Sandy said...

Jane just never stops, does she? When does she sleep?

Elisabeth Woo said...

Of all the giveaways, quilt books are some of the most fun. I love sitting around when I'm uninspired and being surprised by the beautiful things other talented people have created.
-Elisabeth
elisabeth.woo@gmail.com

Lis said...

I am in love with your pillow.. BEAUTIFUL! Now I want this book more than ever!

Beth said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book--a perfect give for my friend Diane.

wordygirl@earthlink.net

Jennifer Rutherford said...

Love It! Thanks for the giveaway!

klh said...

Great interpretation! Great color choices!

Ginny said...

Love your Polar Bear pillow! This looks like a wonderful book, her work is so whimsical and colorful!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Goldogmom said...

I would love a chance to win. I really want to learn some skills with fussy cutting large prints.

Thanks for the opportunity!
Michelle

Valerie said...

Fun,fun,fun!! I'm intrigued by what she teaches in tis book with the fussy cutting...

Dana said...

love what you did with the Brr! fabric!
Thanks for the giveaway!

monster said...

Super cute!

kay said...

Her process sounds like a lot of fun. I'd like to try some of her ''recipes."

Theresa N. said...

I'd love to try this pattern.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sandy said...

I Love Jane's Patterns and Fabrics! I love her Cross to Cross Pattern! The Polar Bear Quilt You made is so
Adorable! Thanks for a Chance for their Great Giveaway!

Mrs. Welshon said...

I love how you used her pattern with the wonderful bear fabric - very fun. Thanks!

WandaM said...

Cute Pillow! I'd love to win Jane's book! Thanks a bunch!

donna a said...

What pretty work you do! I am so glad you had this give-away because I have discovered you. please add me to the multitude for a chance to win!

Annette S said...

Great interpretation of Jane's pattern. Also love your Sew Red for Women block. Thanks for a chance to win Jane's book.

Jacey said...

You cannot go wrong with Brrr. Love it!

Ange said...

The pillow looks great! Thx for sharing the goodness with us!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I love your pillow! I think it's great that you used one of Jane's "recipes" and created your gorgeous pillow. You did a super job!

Thank you and Dragon Threads for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennifer said...

Wow, this book looks so amazing!

nanann said...

I've loved Sassaman's quilts for years -- would love to see/have her book!

Kristin said...

Great little quilt. It is so much fun and such a change from Jane's work, but still using the same principles. Thanks for the chance to win!