15 Minutes of Play blog tour

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


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…


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!


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. Chancy November 28, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    This book looks amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Anita November 28, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    I would love to win a copy of this book, it looks so fantastic!

  3. Joma November 28, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    I like to win a copy, love to work with scraps, thanks for the chance to win an electronic copy, Jo in Belgium

  4. ritainalaska November 28, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    great ideas and inspiration in this book … would love to win a copy! thanx for the chance.

  5. Susan November 28, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    I would love to have this book – as a longarm quilter, I’m always working on everyone’s quilt but mine! I need to learn to play with my fabrics every day, even for just 15 minutes! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  6. Caryn November 28, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    What a cool concept. I would love a chance to win this book!

  7. Deborah November 28, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    Looks great! I’d love a copy!

  8. Jenny November 28, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    This book looks great — I love scrappy improv. Thanks for the chance!

  9. Chris in So Cal November 28, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    Who wouldn’t want this book. It looks like so much fun and so inspirational.

  10. Becky Greene November 28, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    The book’s message really resonates with me – I will have to have it! Thanks for the sneak peek and the chance to win!

  11. Alice M November 28, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    Would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the sneak peek!!

  12. Emily V. November 28, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    Looks like a great book. I’d love to make some improv like this!

  13. Judy McNeel November 28, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    I’ve definitely got to have this book! I’m really enjoying the blog tour, too!

  14. Dawn Hollingsworth November 28, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Looks like a terrific book! Would love to have it in my collection! Thanks for a chance to win one!! :)

  15. Nancy Angerer November 28, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    I would love to win this book. I love scrap quilts. This looks like it takes scrap a step further.

  16. maureen November 28, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    This book looks great! It’s just what I need to get out of my box and try something new and different.

  17. Barb in MI November 28, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    Yes, I do need more improv in my (quilt) life! Thank you!

  18. Krista - Poppyprint November 28, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    Oh, I’d love to play more!! Thanks for the chance!

  19. Lizzie | Swedish Scrapper November 28, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    Oh, I’d love to win a PDF copy of this book (instant gratification!)
    I have been following Victoria’s blog posts for almost a year, without even trying the 15 Minutes– why? Why save the best for last?! Love her work and drive!

  20. Barbara Green November 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    A member of the Sunshine Yahoo list referred us to the Bumblebeans blog to look at her quilts using what we call ‘crumb’ piecing. I’d love to receive a copy of her book – thanks for the chance to win one!

  21. lyn lewis November 28, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    This book looks wonderful!!

  22. Jane Handy November 28, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    Would love to win a copy!

  23. Alissa November 28, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    That looks like a fun book!

  24. Amy Losordo November 28, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    Your blog is great! Love the quilts and I also love 15 Minutes of Play book. It will be added to my wish list. Thanks for the opt to win.

  25. Marilyn November 28, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    Love to win a copy of this……thanks for the chance

  26. jenny November 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

    V’s blog is always fun and full of inspriation, im sure her book will be no different!

  27. Tamie November 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

    I’d love to add Victoria’s book to my library. Looks like a fun 15 minutes that might go longer.

  28. Jan November 28, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    I love the Making Me Crazy quilt! Pairing improv with solid blocks looks great!

  29. Beth November 28, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    This book looks like it has lots of great inspiration!

  30. Tracy November 28, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

    I would love to play with fabric in a more modern way! This book would help an old —-learn new tricks. ;-)

    • Terri Geesey November 28, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

      I’d love a copy of this book!

  31. Jen L November 28, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    I would love to start learning improv piecing and this looks like a great resource!

  32. Nancy November 28, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

    I would love to win a copy of the book. I love to play with fabric. Thanks for participating in the blog tour.
    Nancy from joy for grace

  33. Jo November 28, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    This looks like an interesting book. Can’t wait to see more along the tour :)

  34. Nikki Moshier November 28, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    The book looks great. Would love a chance to win one. Thanks.

  35. Byrd November 28, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    I s-o-o-o need this book! take care, Byrd

  36. Bekah M. November 28, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    I’m currently working on my first quilt ever and would love to learn more about improvising! The possibilities are endless!!

  37. ellen k November 28, 2012 at 10:34 pm #

    I need to clear the sewing table, and find 15 minutes a day!!

  38. Shilpa Mirasdar November 28, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    Love the idea of the book! This is a solid excuse for getting some ‘me’ time everyday!

  39. Shilpa Mirasdar November 28, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

    Love the idea of the book! Only the 15 mins won’t be enough…..i generally tend to get lost for an hour or so.

  40. Michelle L. November 28, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    Pick me. Pick me. Pick me. I have 15 minutes several times a day

  41. Munaiba November 28, 2012 at 11:53 pm #

    Looks like fun!

  42. June krekling November 28, 2012 at 11:58 pm #

    Looks really cool! Thanks.

  43. Sharon November 29, 2012 at 12:47 am #

    Thanks for the chance to win this book. It looks amazing! Victoria does some really cool things with her scraps!

  44. Beverley Hernandez November 29, 2012 at 1:17 am #

    15 Minutes of Play looks like a lot of fun
    It would be a delight to win this book!

  45. Suz November 29, 2012 at 2:45 am #

    I would love to win a copy of this book! Especially as it has so much inspiration in it!

  46. Elizabeth November 29, 2012 at 4:18 am #

    Thanks for sharing. I would love to win a copy of Victoria’s new book.

  47. Gene Black November 29, 2012 at 5:12 am #

    Thanks for being a stop on Victoria’s book tour. I would LOVE to win a copy of her book!

  48. Patricia Hersl November 29, 2012 at 5:37 am #

    Hubby just came in from the gym and I forgot the question. Anyway, I’d love to play!

  49. Linda P November 29, 2012 at 5:41 am #

    I would love, love a copy of Victoria’s book. My improv blocks just don’t speak to me and not sure why…….. I like how you think, leave this in your repertoire and do it all – try at least. We need to tame the scraps, right?

  50. Wanda November 29, 2012 at 7:10 am #

    This looks like a great book! I love her work.


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