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. Melissa November 29, 2012 at 7:44 am #

    I love that red and teal quilt! Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Meg November 29, 2012 at 8:15 am #

    What a great reminder, to play! I’m already inspired, just from this little sneak-peek. Thanks for the chance!

  3. Kristi Van Os November 29, 2012 at 8:43 am #

    It’s always fun to play! It would be interesting to see the book and find out her ideas of PLAY. Thanks

  4. Terry November 29, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    Thanks for the chance to win. Looks like a great book.

  5. Jane B November 29, 2012 at 9:24 am #

    I’ve been playing along with Victoria for about a year now on her blog. It has totally changed my quilting and made it so much more fun. Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. LizA. November 29, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    I’ve been following Victoria’s blog for quite awhile now. I can’t wait to check out her book. Thanks for the opportunity.

  7. helenmarie November 29, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    Thank you for a chance to win! I have been following her blog for a bit now and really enjoy her creative process.

  8. Lisa McGriff November 29, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    Thanks for the giveaway, this is a great blog tour!
    lisamcgriff at hotmail dot com

  9. Lorraine Lewis November 29, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    I’m so glad your participating. I got to find your blog. So already win, a new inspriing blog to follow.

  10. Susan M November 29, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    I am new to modern quilting and really enjoy the improvisational style because it is fun! I would love to have a copy of Victoria’s book. Thanks for the chance.

  11. Kathlene November 29, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    I have soooo many scraps and don’t know where to start with them. Hope this book will help me. Thank you.


  12. Abby November 29, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    Love the look of this book, I so could use a boost in my creativity. Thanks for a chance to win. God knows i have a lot of scraps that I should be playing with.

  13. MarciaW November 29, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    I’m not exactly a spontaneous improvisational quilter. This book could help me train myself to be able to think and quilt along those lines. I already want to, so that is a big first hurdle overcome.Thanks for the chance.

  14. Sarah November 29, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    What a great idea. I’ve wanted to try improv piecing but not sure how to get started.

  15. Maureen November 29, 2012 at 11:47 am #

    Can’t wait to try some of the techniques in this book. I have tons of scraps and scrappy blocks waiting for inspiration!

  16. Melissa November 29, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    This looks like a great book and a good way to use scraps!

  17. Debbie H November 29, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    I would love a copy! Thanks!

  18. Kathy A November 29, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    would love to win copy of 15 minutes of play. Thanks for chance

  19. Veronica November 29, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    This looks like a wonderful book. I’d love a chance to win it. Thanks so much!

  20. Amber November 29, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    This book looks awesome!

  21. trillium November 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    This is such a good idea. I need to put this 15 minute slot into my daily schedule. I’m sure I will get lots of ideas this way.

  22. Allison Bayer November 29, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    Thank you for the sneak peek at your site. I love the new book by Victoria and would love to win it. I’ve got all my scraps pre-cut (thanks Bonnie Hunter!!) and my crumbs in a drawer that would lend themselves to sewing 15 Minutes of Play!! Wonder how long that drawer could keep me busy?

  23. Carrie November 29, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    Wow- looks like an amazing book! Thanks for the inspiration!

  24. Karen A November 29, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    This looks like a book that would be fun to have in my library.

  25. Kathy Lancaster November 29, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    Would love to win a copy!!

  26. Debbie Gallett November 29, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    I would love this book. You can actually get a lot done in 15 min a day, although once I get started I usually just keep going.

  27. Regan Martin November 29, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    This book looks so fun! I love that grey bars quilt!

  28. Linda H. November 29, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    This looks like a great use of scraps… just my kind of project. Mindless sewing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  29. Mary; November 29, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    I have so many scraps and would love to win this book. I love the 15 Minutes of Play concept.

  30. Sherill November 29, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    I need 15 minutes of play a day!! I’m sure we all do.

  31. Karen November 29, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    I can’t wait to see a copy of this book – looks fabulous!!

  32. AndreaW November 29, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

    I’ve been trying to do this recently (spend 15 minutes quilting) and it’s exciting to find up that there is a book that proves it can be done! I so often get caught up in the taking care of the kids, doing laundry, working…sounds like a book I need to check out!

  33. Shirley West November 29, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    Who wouldn’t love to learn to play more.

  34. Annette November 29, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

    I have so many pattern books. I need to step outside of my own restrictions and start creating on my own. Sage advice!

  35. Michelle L. November 29, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

    I need to express my creative energy regularly. I could sure use this book as a guide to motivating my daily dose of inspiration

  36. Heather November 30, 2012 at 12:37 am #

    I keep putting off sitting down to sew, thinking I haven’t got time but, of course, I could find 15 minutes. This book would be inspirational – I’d love to win it.

  37. Joan November 30, 2012 at 3:53 am #

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. Sarah November 30, 2012 at 4:19 am #

    This boom looks like so much fun!

  39. brenda November 30, 2012 at 4:53 am #

    i love the color-blocking! what a great way to use fabrics otherwise ignored with all the new things coming out!

  40. sharon November 30, 2012 at 8:00 am #

    I love the quilt with grey and the set in rectangle play blocks
    I have been following victoria and would love to make even a small quilt inspired by her 15 minutes of play

  41. Bari November 30, 2012 at 8:15 am #

    This book looks wonderful, and the scrappy quilts are gorgeous!

  42. Donna W November 30, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    Looks like the book has a lot of great techniques. Would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

  43. Ruth November 30, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    I would really use this book as a starting point for some group challenges.

  44. Bunnie Cleland November 30, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    I love to encourage the “non-creative” types to loosen their garters and let their scraps hang out!

  45. Lisa November 30, 2012 at 10:07 am #

    I think I’m going to love this book. I am new to improvisational piecing. I made two huge log cabin blocks and sewed them into a pillow for a swap. It was so much fun and left me wanting to do more – play is the right word for it!

  46. Hueisei November 30, 2012 at 11:22 am #

    Thanks for the chance to win this great book!

  47. Becky in Georgia November 30, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    Thank you for your review of 15 Minutes of Play. I’m so intrigued with this concept. The more that I’m reading about this book seems it is definitely a must read to increase creativity.

  48. Jittina November 30, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    I really like the red wirlygig quilt. I would love to win this book, thanks for the chance.

  49. Isobel November 30, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    It looks like a fantastic book. I’d love to know more about her approach to improv and play!

  50. Lisa E November 30, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    Fifteen minutes is a doable goal. Something to try in the new year. Thanks for the giveaway.


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