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. Shirley in Canada November 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    This is such a wonderful book!!! It really could help with my ever growing scrap stash!! Thank you!

  2. Jill Froelich November 30, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    You are never to old to play, we get old when we stop playing.

  3. Karen Vail November 30, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

    Just love this. thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Karen December 1, 2012 at 2:11 am #

    I would love to win a copy of this book as I have long admired Victoria’s sense of style and design. Thankyou for this opportunity.

  5. Lauren aka Giddy99 December 1, 2012 at 8:01 am #

    An inspiring book and idea! Thanks for the chance!

  6. Jean December 1, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    The more scrap quilts I make, the more I love them

  7. Cheri December 1, 2012 at 10:00 am #

    I have never heard of a book this wonderful! It is just what I need..I am currently in a “non” mode..can’t get any ideas of what quilt to make, can’t find a pattern that speaks to me and have never done anything with my scrap stash..that is getting larger..and this would be a wonderful way to get ideas and get started again! Thanks for the opportunity!

  8. James December 1, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    Need all the creative help I can get. Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. Janet Frank December 1, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    Looks like a fun book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Linda December 1, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    I would SO love to win this book! Thanks for the chance!

  11. Peggy December 1, 2012 at 9:05 pm #

    Sounds like such a fun book!

  12. Cathie December 2, 2012 at 4:38 am #

    What a wonderful book! Crossing my fingers to win!

  13. Bonnie December 2, 2012 at 5:55 am #

    Looks like a great book!

  14. Jeanne December 2, 2012 at 6:27 am #

    I am in dire need of some inspiration and I am sure Victoria’s book just oozes with it. Thanks for a chance to win.

  15. Jeanne December 2, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    I’d love to win a copy of this book!
    Thanks ~ Jeanne

  16. Becky Greene December 2, 2012 at 7:56 am #

    Thanks for the sneak peek inside this book – it is on my Must-Have list!

  17. Shar F. December 2, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    I love this idea of 15 min of scrap sewing. That would clean out my boxes.

  18. Paula December 2, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    I would love to win a copy of Victoria’s book! I need to get into the habit of 15 minutes of play! Thank you!

  19. Jenniffier December 2, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    That looks like so much fun. I really want to try improv, but it makes me nervous. I am sure this book could help me :)

  20. Beth T. December 2, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    Your post made me wonder what my favorite color to play with is. I think it is the combo of blue and red. Thanks for the chance to win this fun book.

  21. Laura Mathis December 2, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    What a great book. This is why we never throw away fabric!

  22. Erin Hutchinson December 2, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    I have already bought a copy for myself, but would love to win a copy for a friend. It is a wonderful book!

  23. Debbie-Esch House Quilts December 2, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    Being playful does not come naturally to me – I’d love to get some tips from the book to add that to my sewing :)

  24. Denny December 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    What a fun looking book!

  25. kate C. December 2, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

    I should do this – it’s just 15 min, but I never seem to manage that during the semester.

  26. Beth W. December 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    Oh, yes I really want to win a copy of this book. Love Victoria’s ideas and color play.

  27. Lynnette December 3, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    Looks like an awesome bood – and the thought – just 15 minutes a day – could be expanded to cover so many important things. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  28. Riain December 3, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    I love the idea of scheduling some fabric play time. That book looks fantastic.

  29. Elizabeth McDonald December 3, 2012 at 11:50 pm #

    Thanks for the chance — I am sure this book is fabulous and inspirational!

  30. Beth Ellen December 4, 2012 at 8:08 am #

    My scrap bin is overflowing-I could use this book!

  31. audrey December 4, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    I have so much fun playing with my scraps that this book would be a pleasure to win! Thanx for the chance.:)

  32. Annemarie December 4, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    Oooh. I so want this book! I saw it on amazon no too long ago

  33. Caryn December 4, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance!

  34. Heather December 4, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    yes please – improv is my favourite. Nothing I hate more than making templates and cutting out hundreds of shapes.

  35. Carol M December 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Looks like an awesome book … Thanks for the chance to win!

  36. Leona December 5, 2012 at 5:21 am #

    This book looks so exciting! My fingers and toes are crossed to win a copy! Thank you for a chance to win! I love the freedom of improv piecing, especially it’s outcome with mono chromatic colors! It is so exciting to see the patchwork that is created when different prints and solids meld together to become a new entity…

  37. vanessa December 5, 2012 at 5:43 am #

    Great looking book

  38. vanessa December 5, 2012 at 5:47 am #

    Great looking book! I have had this idea for a while it’s great to see finished tesdulys from an idea that was tumbling around eleven but never realized!!

  39. 55 December 5, 2012 at 6:55 am #

    I’ve been saving scraps – anything big enough to accommodate seams – for years and have been known to retrieve scraps from the trash at quilt classes. I’d love to have a copy of Victoria’s book to help me reduce my scrap stash!

  40. Barbara Orozco December 5, 2012 at 7:08 am #

    15 minutes a day is what I recommend to my pupils for studying their vocabulary. These magic 15 minutes a day just work for everything! :-)

  41. Darlene B December 5, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    I would love to win this book! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

  42. Anne December 5, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    Love the concept for this book. I’ve already got ideas brewing for next year by playing with my fabrics for a few minutes a day.

  43. Judy December 5, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    Amazing book-trying to learn to be more untraditonal!?

  44. Mallory December 5, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    This book looks great, would love to take a closer look!

  45. Sharon December 6, 2012 at 9:01 am #

    I’d LOVE to win this book! It looks fantastic!

  46. Natasha December 6, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    I love the idea of improve and the book looks like it would be a great starting point!

  47. bee December 6, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    what a neat book! i’d love to see more of the ideas and projects here.

  48. Shannon Hicks December 6, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    What a great blog! I’d love to win 15 minutes of play! :)

  49. Valerie December 6, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    Oh yes! Love the idea of playing with fabric a little everyday. I sometimes feel stressed in the sewing room to produce-when did that happen?! This seems a good reminder not to take it all so seriously.

  50. Susan December 6, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    My quilting room is my sanctuary from the craziness of everyday life! If I don’t get to go up there and play a little every day, I really miss it. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book – just might get me away from my longarm and back to my sewing machine!


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