15 Minutes of Play blog tour

Today is my stop on the blog tour for Victora Findlay Wolfe‘s book, 15 Minutes of Play.

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I’ve known Victoria for a while now and her unique voice with her quilts has always impressed me. Her book reflects that voice so clearly and well! I’m a really lover of improv. piecing, but I’ve moved away from it in my design and this book reminds me to keep it in my repertoire! For just 15 minutes a day…

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Victoria’s idea of just playing with fabric for 15 minutes a day is a great one. It keeps those creative juices flowing, even when you’re very busy or feeling a lack of inspiration. I should take her advice more to heart! I work with fabric all the time, but sometimes I need to think of it in a more playful way. Victoria’s book focuses on that process and the inspiration it can lead to. Such a great approach!

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In world full of pattern books, this one helps you find your way and voice with play and who wouldn’t want that?? BTW – my favorite color to “play” with is blue. I’m always turning to my blue stash!

Now who wants to win a copy? If it’s a US winner they will receive a hard copy of the book, and an international winner will receive an electronic copy of the book, direct from C&T. Just leave a comment here on this post and I’ll pick a random winner on Dec. 12th.

Be sure to check out the rest of the tour!

Nov 29: Pat Sloan
Nov 30: Fat Quarter Shop
Dec 1st: Karen Griska
Dec 2nd: Angela Walters
Dec 3rd: Generation Q
Dec 4th: Tonya Ricucci
Dec 5th: Michele Foster
Dec 6th: Scott Hansen
Dec 7th: Amy Ellis
Dec 8th: Rachael daisy
Dec 9th: Jackie Kunkel
Dec. 10th: C & T Publishing

231 Responses to “15 Minutes of Play blog tour”

  1. GG December 7, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    That seems to be a cool book. I need to play more. Hope this book helps!

  2. Sissy December 7, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

    I like the idea of daily playing with fabric. Fingers crossed to win.

  3. dawn December 8, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    Looks like a book that will help me overcome my fear of improvisational quilting! I’d love to win! Thanks!

  4. Michelle Harrison December 8, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    Of course I would like to win a copy! Thank you!

  5. virgdale December 8, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    This book looks like a lot of fun!!

  6. Julie Lee December 8, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    This looks like a GREAT book! I really love the books from C and T publishers. Right now I am in a quilting creativity “slump”…so I hope I win!

  7. Ginger December 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    Kind of like daily sketching for artists, or journaling for writers. Working without an “agenda” or outcome in mind, must free up some space in the creative brain. Thanks for sharing it.

  8. Beth Strand December 8, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

    Lovely quilts and what a fun approach! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

  9. Nancy December 8, 2012 at 10:51 pm #

    I love these books on modern quilting!

  10. Jamie December 9, 2012 at 1:41 am #

    Thank you for a chance to win this book. I think it looks like a great tool to help with being creative.

  11. Allison December 9, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    Looks like a great book!

  12. Nancy R December 10, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    This looks like a really exciting book. Thank you for the chance to win.

  13. Judy K December 10, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    I adore scrappy quilts. This will give me more inspiration to work on whittling down my stash in 2013. Thanks!

  14. hafza December 10, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    I love playing with scraps and this book just perfect for playing with scraps! thanks for the chance!

  15. Nancysue December 10, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    What a great book! I love that it gives me “permission” to play!! Whoohoo!

  16. diane December 11, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    Me please!

  17. Valerie December 11, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    What an innovative way to use both scraps and improvisional piecing!

  18. Deb December 11, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    I’d love to win a copy. Surely i could spare 15 min a day that would equal some gorgeousness!

  19. Karyn Ashley Smith December 11, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

    I love the concept of 15 minutes day. Usually, this is used for things you DON’T want to do…so fun to schedule it for something fun! Thank you!

  20. Kim O'Mallojn December 11, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    I love scraps and this book by Victoria looks fantastic.

  21. Tami Chaulk December 11, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    I love being able to use my scraps to make a lovely quilt. I’d love to win Victoria’s book1

  22. Linda December 11, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

    Looks like a great book and I would love an opportunity to be inspired to play more with fabric. Thanks for your thoughts. lmh

  23. Carol L. December 11, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    Would love to have the book! Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  24. Tamar December 11, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

    What a great book! I could use some 15 minute bites of quilting!

  25. Julie December 11, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    What a great idea. I can just see that stash disappearing!

  26. Linda "Cookie" Lawrence December 11, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this new book.

  27. Karen December 12, 2012 at 4:03 am #

    Yet another hopeful comment !! The book looks really interesting an possibly just the healthy prod I need to get out of my symmetry rut.
    I’ve just had a look at your finished quilts … beautiful. Thats the best thing about these blog hops – the introduction to so many other styles of quilting

  28. Cheryl December 12, 2012 at 6:23 am #

    This book looks so interesting.

  29. Jolanda December 12, 2012 at 7:11 am #

    This book isn’t for sale here in Holland, I want to win it with the bloghop. I like to work with scraps, and I have a lot of it. Maybe I can win…

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