Wednesday, August 31, 2011

MY TURN to PICK FOUR!!

SEW TODAY is the DAY!!  Day EIGHT of the Pick Four Blog Tour…MY TURN!!  YIKES!  The pressure is on….

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First of all, let me tell you that I was shocked when Sue of Quilt Time invited me to join her ‘Pick Four’ Blog Tour Team!!  Thank you Quilt Sue!!  What an honour…but to be honest my first thought was ‘I hope I don’t screw this one up!!’ 

When I received the book, ‘PICK FOUR’ I flipped though it quickly and scanned the quilts…yup…I like that one…and that one and THAT one…whew!!  I could breath easy…I liked the book!! 

Then I sat down and READ ‘Pick Four’…and discovered that I LOVED this book!!  I’ll be honest with you…I’ve been making quilts for less than ten years…I haven’t taken any classes…I have gleaned my knowledge from books…books like PICK FOUR!  PICK FOUR is the perfect book for a beginning quilter…like me!!  I learned tons…it’s also the perfect book for the experienced quilters out there who know what they are doing!! :o)

As you probably learned on the other SEVEN Blogs…the title ‘Pick Four’ is all about picking four or less fabrics for your quilt.  Sue said  the easiest way to choose fabric is to use an inspirational fabric, photo or picture from a magazine.  Well, how’s this for inspiration?  No, it’s still Summer here on Vancouver Island…but soon this will happen……and when it does I want to be ready!

I had a hard time picking my FOUR FABRICS…I’m a ‘more is better’ kind of quilter…I had to reign myself in…and it was HARD!!  I looked at my stash…and couldn’t pick just four…I even had a hard time choosing in the shop…so using this Fall photo for inspiration…

This is what I ended up with… Salt Box by Moda…Perfect don’t you think?

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In choosing a Fall Theme…I needed a focal print (who knew?!  Not ME!) which is the fabric with the trees. I picked the orange because it wasn’t as busy and the dots because I LOVE dots!  I needed a neutral to tone down the lot…(did I just use a British accent?)

I agonized over which pattern to sew and finally PICKED this one…and got busy! (see the swirling leaves….)

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I found the instructions clear and concise…any moron could follow them, so they were perfect for ME!  And there were lots of pictures for the visual learners…again tailor made for ME! 

Throughout the book Quilt Sue gives quilting tips… for instance in using this pattern she said to apply spray starch to the fabric and press with a dry iron before cutting.  Why?…because I would be cutting the squares along the bias edge and this would help the fabric keep its shape.  I didn’t know this!!  AND to my amazement, IT WORKED!!

Another thing that I REALLY liked about Quilt Sue’s book was that she shows you different layouts for the blocks. 

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I tried all three layouts…before I picked the one I went with.. (I don’t have a design wall so I laid them out on my bed…then stood on the pillows to take these pictures…not the best I’m afraid…but you get the idea!  Ignore the BLUE!)

Layout #1P1150136  Layout #2

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Layout #3

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So which layout won….

Number…2 was the winner!

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This is the kitchen table where it will hang out this Fall…

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Let’s zoom in for a close-up…Yup, I HAD to hand quilt it using Valdani perle cotton and  BIG stitches (beige thread on the brown and brown thread on the beige). 

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Let’s hang outside for awhile…catch a few more Summer rays before the Canadian geese fly over…P1150276

…and sit a spell while you peruse this wonderful book!  It’s a definite keeper!

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Don’t forget you can win your own AUTOGRAPHED COPY of PICK FOUR simply by leaving a comment on this post…or you might win a copy at the other NINE blogs on the tour!!  It’s a win, win situation!!  SEW good luck!!

The Random Generator will be PICKING the winner number on Saturday morning…Sept 3!

AND…if you don’t win…then you can always order your own copy HERE!

Two more blog hops to go!!

  • Thursday, 1 September - Trudi at Quilting Prolifically
  • Friday, 2  September - Hazel at Cotton Cocktails

    Make sure you whip over to England to congratulate Quilt Sue’s on becoming a FAMOUS AUTHOR!!  Let the ‘Quilt Times’ Roll!!

    Have a WINNING Wednesday and Happy Quilting!~P

  • 190 comments:

    Donna said...

    I am loving your four! Thanks for being part of the blog tour. Sue's book is great. I have my four ready and waiting - have another quilt to finish first. Happy quilting!

    Cathy said...

    What a great idea Paulette, I love the design you went with and that tree print esp is lovely. xo

    Anonymous said...

    Beautifully done! Your colours a perfect representation of our Canadian fall leaves. I haven't done any hand quilting using large stitches but after seeing yours, I am ready to try it out.
    I access your blog regularly through a friends blog (I do not have one) and enjoy your postings.
    Helen

    Astrid said...

    Stunning! I loooove the pattern and fabrics you have chosen. What caught my eyes is that you are using pearl cotton for hand stitching... I have yet to learn hand stitching, but I'll keep this in mind. :) Thanks for giving us the chance to win Sue's wonderful book!

    Bev C said...

    Hello Paulette,

    Perfect fabric combination, I do hope I get to own one of Sue's books.
    Thank you for the chance to enter.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

    Marj said...

    Still trying to win an autographed copy of Pick Four. I love the colors that you chose for your fall table topper.

    Anne said...

    Your table topper looks great - but then, fall colours will always win my heart!

    Karen said...

    I was looking online at the Saltbox fabrics just a couple days ago. My fingers did not push the button for purchase but it was tempting. Your fabrics work well in the pattern you selected.

    pcflamingo said...

    LOVE love love the colors in your table topper! Thanks for the chance to win what looks like a fabulous book.

    Kathryn said...

    I like the layout you picked, and the quilt looks good everywhere you placed it. I looks like a good book, and I'm sure I have 4 fabrics I can pick from my stash to use. Kathie L in Allentown

    gill said...

    I love your quilt! Great colours -
    I'd love to win a copy of Sue's book!

    Linda said...

    That turned out beautifully! Love your color inspiration and choices!

    Penny said...

    Turned out perfect!! Love your stitches. Think I will need to shop for four too. Thank you for the chance.

    Sunnybec said...

    Love your quilt. I really like it when there are different designs from the same blocks, you can make three!! Thanks for the giveaway.

    Barbara said...

    Love the fall prints and pattern you chose for your table topper. I already have that fabric and I think I might have to pick up that book (if I'm not lucky enough to win it!) so I can copy you!!! You've also inspired me to try hand quilting with perle cotton on the next project I finish.

    Shasta said...

    What a great review! the fact that you actually took the time to make a quilt from the book shows real dedication. And it is a lovely quilt - you chose great colors.

    Bonnie said...

    Your table topper is beautiful! I really like the large stitch quilting on it. I would love to try it on a Christmas table topper, any advice? Your blog is always a good read. Thanks.

    Kathy H said...

    I think this book does look like a great one to have in my library. I am really helped with the pictures and always enjoy a book that shows different ways to set the blocks.

    Carol C. said...

    I love your quilt -- it is beautiful!! The four fabrics that you chose are just perfect for the pattern! The big stitch quilting adds just the right finishing touch! This book looks so good - what a great idea to have different ideas for block arrangement! Thanks so much!

    Elyte said...

    Beautiful autumnal table. Lovely.

    Happy Cottage Quilter said...
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    Kathy in GA said...

    I love your swirling leaves! I can't wait to work with this book, hope I win it!

    ga447 said...

    Love the runner and fabric. Love the book and I am glad that it was your turn.

    QuiltSue said...

    What a gorgeous topper you've made. Thanks so much.

    Janet said...

    Great review...I love the optional settings from the book...awesome. I'd really like to win one of these. Thanks for the chance,

    Hanne said...

    What a beutifull quilt you have made. i would love to win the book:-)

    Sarah Craig said...

    You did a great job "reining yourself in" and chose four lovely fabrics, perfect for your inspiration shot! Love your little table topper and especially the large stitch quilting - which I'm just trying now for the first time myself! Lots of fun!! Throw my name in the hat for the book - it looks like a keeper!!!

    Loveday's Day said...

    You colors look great. The more I hear about this book. The more I would LOVE to win a copy.

    Ann Marie said...

    what a wonderful table topper, looks great!

    Barb said...

    Your runner is just beautiful....

    Shakerwood said...

    I've got my finger on the button! If I don't win, I'll be ordering that book. Do you know how many focus fabrics I have that don't know what to do with!?

    Rosa said...

    Wow your review is absolutely fantastic.I love it!!.The fabrics,colors...great!!

    Sue and Doug said...

    nice work..nice colours and I have to say I love the handquilting that you do!!!!

    Diane H said...

    Love your topper, Sweet P! Sue's book looks amazing and I'd love to win a copy, thanks.

    Pen Pen said...

    What a beautiful quilt! I like that Sue shows the different layouts. :o) I also LOVE your picture in blog title... I have an old scrabble set and always wondered what to use the blocks on... now I know! Something for ME! ps... my sweet little girl dog's name is Sweet Pea!

    Phyllis said...

    I love your choice of colors, how lovely. This book looks like a great one. Love your blog.

    Marie said...

    I love the quilt. I'm not sure I can limit myself to just four fabrics - what a challenge.

    ferne said...

    Love the fall colors, I am itching to do some project in them. First I have to finish a baby blanket before the baby comes, which might happen if I stop sewing things on wrong.

    Pat from FL and MI said...

    Oooh! I LOVE your big-stitch quilting. I must try it! And of course, I'd love to win the book.

    Quilts And Pieces said...

    Oh baby! #2 is a winner! I love it! And I really love how you hand quilted it with the different color threads! It is so perfect!

    sheddy said...

    What a great way to use up stash. I hope I win.

    Pokey said...

    Please drop my name in, Paulette, I'm thinking your sample quilt is sure a winner in any layout ~
    :-}Pokey

    Sheila said...

    The more reviews I read the more I would love to own this book , thanks for the great review and I love your quilt !!!

    Joan said...

    You did an excellent write-up Paulette. The quilt looks fabulous in each picture settings.

    Bridget B said...

    Love the quilt you choose and your fabric choices- would love to win the book.

    K and D in the RV said...

    I would have picked #2 as well! Awesome, beautiful fall table quilt. Love those fabrics and the quilting!!!

    This&That said...

    Perfect colors!

    Joan said...

    Great job, Paulette! Your fall quilt is gorgeous and such a lovely choice of fabrics. I like the idea of choosing four fabrics, the different layouts and all the great tips. This will be a book on my wish list if I don't win it. Thank you!

    Janna and Mike said...

    I absolutely love the colors you chose, my kind of colors!

    Quilt n Queen said...

    Thank you Paulette for the stellar review of Sue's 'Pick Four' book. I luv your table topper...you fabric choices are perfect to showcase a fall quilt. I always love a book blog tour and this one is simpily
    W O N D E R F U L. Thank you again for sharing your thoughts and participating in Sue's blog hop. She definitely published a winner... job well done!!

    Needled Mom said...

    The inspiration colors are fabulous and the table topper turned out beautifully. I love your quilting on it.

    mariebeers said...

    Great job on the quilt, love the fabric you used. This book would be a great addition. Thanks for the chance.

    hueisei said...

    Your table topper looks great!! Loves to win the book, thanks for a chance to win!!

    JCnNC said...

    This book has become one of my "needful things" and I sew hope I can win a copy. All the reviews have been right on - and thank you for this opportunity. I loved your fabric and pattern selection. Good Job. Judy C in NC

    Heartsdesire said...

    As always, a wonderful post today. Your book review was great and your quilt is fabulous. Love the colour combination. Like you, I like to use more than four fabrics in a quilt because I like to play with the fabric. This book, however, makes picking four look like lots of fun. And so informative. Even for experienced quilters. Certainly a useful resource for every quilter. Thanks for hosting today.

    sewali said...

    I love your fabric choices, your table topper is very yummy!

    Jeanne said...

    Really like your table topper. Would love to win the book. Thanks for the chance.

    Ulla said...

    What a tour! Your little quilt is so perfect for the new season and changing colours of teh trees outdoors.

    deserae said...

    I would love to win! :)

    Lee said...

    Your four are so nice! thanks for the review!

    Vicki said...

    Well P you did yourself (and me)proud with this post. With your humble,humerous poking fun at yourself style you entertain and pass on info. Your quilt top is great and #2 was definitely my choice as well. Can you teach me to hand quilt? Have been afraid to try it. I would love to win this book - who wouldn't after all we've heard - and do have trouble picking more than 2 colors so this would be great teaching guide. V

    Miss 376 said...

    love seeing your four fabrics turn into a beautiful quilt. This is certainly a great book for inspiration

    pbee ... said...

    So glad you picked #2 which really reflect the autumn leaves. I wonder which quilt fabric and pattern I'll select for my first Pick Four! Thank you for the wonderful post.
    Paulette

    Dolores said...

    You really whipped this up quick. I love your colour/fabric choice. Way to go girl - even with the hand quilting. The book really looks like a keeper.

    Diane said...

    your quilt is lovely and I want to sit by your pond and read Pick Four or even last weeks' news! Beautiful photos!
    Thank you for a chance.

    Pamela Nees said...

    Love your quilt and your choice of colors! What a perfect fall quilt...and I love that you hand quilted it!

    Yes, the book looks great! The idea of 4 fabrics makes it seem so do-able! Yea!

    Brandie said...

    What a great book! I didn't now it had all these good tips in it. The different layouts are worth it.
    Your quilt is gorgeous!

    James-Linda said...

    LOVE YOUR NEW PROJECT!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

    Dana Gaffney said...

    Your table topper came out great. I didn't think about the fact that it might be hard to just pick 4. I always get lost in the "just one more". Thanks.

    jennifer gail said...

    Thanks for sharing:)

    Kathy MacKie said...

    Great quilt P and love your color choices. Your hand stitching is the icing on the quilt! Thanks for inviting us all to your blog to win this cool book.

    Teri said...

    Well.....I love the idea of the table toppers. Four fabrics....table toppers..... what a quick Christmas present. If I don't win a book I'm running down to my quilt shop and buying one for myself..Great review....

    Gene Black said...

    I loved your British accent when you said "tone down the lot."
    Your design looks great and I agree with your choice on the layout. It is perfect on your table.
    Now I need to win this book for my own use. (((grin)))

    Paula said...

    I love the "4" fabrics you choose. Your quilt turned out beautiful.
    I can't wait to get my hands on this book. (even if I have to buy my own copy.)
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Good Luck to all.
    Paula
    Oh yeah, I love the layout you choose also.

    Sallie said...

    Love the fabrics you chose! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Apple Avenue Quilts said...

    Great post. Your quilt is beautiful! Thanks so much for the chance!

    jofridsquilt said...

    Your quilt looks beautiful. Love the patterns. Hugs Jofrid

    Delores said...

    Your quilt is gorgeous. Love, Love the colours.
    And of course, would love the chance to win my own copy, because I just WON four coffee print fabrics I could use!!

    Cindy N. said...

    Great fabric choices!! I to am a fan of fall colors. thanks for the chance to win :)

    Jan said...

    Why on earth were you so nervous? You did a stupendous job! I love the quilt for a table topper. Will have to add it to my list! Thanks again for your inspiration!

    Diana said...

    Your quilt reminds me of fall in the Adirondacks in upstate NY, such a beautiful time of the year. With the book I could make my own quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    Carol said...

    love your choice of fabrics! your garden looks like the perfect place to sit and enjoy the surroundings on a cool fall day.

    Lisa Marie said...

    Wow, the fall fabrics make a beautiful quilt! What great choices.

    Miss Nancy said...

    Perfect colors for a fall quilt! It is gorgeous. Great review! Sue has done a really good job of writing her book. Thank you for this giveaway.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

    GailM. said...

    Love the fall colors!! I need to make something for fall. It seems that I was doing spring thing, this spring, and jumped right into Christmas. I completely missed fall! Love your project that you did.

    Mary said...

    Your quilt is wonderful in its fall colors. The more I see your great big stitch quilting the more I want to try it.
    I enjoyed your book preview and have added "Pick Four" to my must-get list.

    Sandie ~call me crazy said...

    I just love your project! Great fabric choices, great layout choice and fantastic quilting! How fun! Thanks for the wonderful review and chance. Have a happy day!

    The Rogue Quilter said...

    Hi Paulette,
    The looks great! I love that you hand stitched it. I Love the small details you put into all your work. Congrats on the ribbons from the weekend as well. I was also thinking when you and Mr Sweet P are done with Dexter give Chuck a try.

    Nice done with the review and quilt!

    Linda said...

    I love your little quilt and the colors look good inside and out! I can't wait to see the whole book. I like everything I see from your blog to the others. Thanks for sharing. I like your blog too.This is the first time I have run across your blog but it won't be the last as I will sign up as a follower as soon as I post this. I have enjoyed the hop so much, it has introduced me to several new friends. Thanks for the chance to win Sue's book!

    Lee Ann said...

    Wow! Beautiful! Thank you for reviewing this book. And, thank you for a chance to win.

    Susan said...

    The quilts that all of you ladies in this blog hop have been amazing! Yours is beautiful and I love that there were so many setting options for it! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this book!

    Linda Crosby said...

    Love your choice of fall colors as it is my favorite time of year here in Nova Scotia, thanks for the chance to win this beautiful table topper...

    Mimi said...

    I love your fall table topper - it is perfectly my style!! Thanks for a chance to win the fabulous book!!

    Carrie P. said...

    Oh, that is so great. Love your 4 fabrics and it is perfect for fall.

    Linda H said...

    The more blogs I hop to,and reviews I read, the more I know I NEED this book on my shelf.Thanks for the chance to win it! Love your fall table topper. Great fabric choices!

    Marcia W. said...

    This is very pretty. So, I would love to win my own autographed copy of Pick Four from Sue. Thanks to both of you for the chance.

    Jeanne said...

    Your table topper looks wonderful! This book looks more interesting as each day passes.

    Mrs.Pickles said...

    Great review and quilt!!!Can't say enough about the book and the quilt..WOW The only thing I didn't like was all that talk of Fall...lol If people in BC are talking about Fall then Saskatchewan wont be far behind....lol booo....lol

    Liz said...

    I love the fabrics you choose for the quilt. The book looks like a must have -- hope I can win! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Pat V. said...

    What a lovely table topper! I'd love to try out several of the patterns I've seen on this blog hop. thanks for sharing!

    Deb said...

    Love what I've seen from the book and if I don't win a copy, I'll buy my own. Thanks for the chance!

    Quiltin' Sandy said...

    Hi Paulette, from across the pond! I am a follower of Sue's blog and I think this book is fab. I love to see the different fabrics that everyone chooses- your quilt is very striking, and I preferred the #2 layout you chose, as well. :)

    Laura said...

    You did such a beautiful job describing the book and making the quilt. I love everthing about it.

    Terry said...

    I love your quilt and I love the fabrics you used too! Thanks for the chance to win this great book! :0)

    Trudi said...

    I love your four fabrics :) you've made a beautiful quilt :) Don't count me in the draw, I have a copy, in fact I better go finish writing for tomorrow!

    Kay said...

    I'm really enjoying this blog tour & how different everyone's quilts are. You gave a great review of the book & make me think that I really need this book. I've been quilting for over 20 years & I'm always learning something new.

    Jen said...

    Looks like it's a perfect book for me too! I love that tabletopper!! The fabrics are gorgeous too :)

    Hands Sew Full said...

    Paulette, this turned out Beautiful! I am really enjoying this tour for the individual perspectives on this book. I have been quilting for 34 years on and off and have way too many books that never see the light of day because they are poorly written for the "stubborn, stuck in their ways" quilter like me! I am so hopeful to branch out into the new realm of quilting and this book looks like it is a great push! Thanks for the great review!

    Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

    I love the way your table topper turned out! I live in Florida and we don't get to see the leaves change colors so I like to have some quilts around with Fall colors.

    Deb said...

    I's a beautiful fall topper for your table!! Love it.

    Pam said...

    I love your patio/yard. What a pretty setting for that cute quilt. I can't wait to win this book so I can get at it!

    mblittle5 said...

    Love your quilt, and I'd love to win the book.

    Sandy said...

    What a great book and I just love your tabletopper! Yes, autumn is on its way!

    PDXPam said...

    Your table topper is beautiful and so well done.
    The more reviews I read of this book, the more I want it. Will be a definite purchase if I don't win one!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Cheryl Greenleaf said...

    You're right the Salt Box by Moda is perfect and I love the layout your used. Great job on the hand quilting too!

    Thanks for being a host for this giveaway!

    cgreenleaf2(at)gmail(dot)com

    Sand and Sunshine said...

    Your quilting turned out beautifully. I love the way you took your color palette from the leaves that was really nice.

    Catskill Quilter said...

    Love, love, LOVE the quilt you made from the book! Your table looks so happy -- the quilt perks up the whole room! I so enjoyed your review!

    CarlaHR said...

    Hello fellow Canadian Quilter, I just discovered your blog via Sister's Choice but now that I've found you I will be sure to come back - as time permits I'll also read your previous posts to get to know you better. That certainly looks like a great book - I've only been quilting three years so I still have a lot to learn.

    Anna said...

    Here I am on my lunch break between cases and I sooooo need this book! You made picking only 4 fabrics so easy! Like you mo is betta!

    Anne said...

    I LOVE your pick four, but then I'm not surprised...I love everything you do. Looks like a book I'm gonna have to add to my collection!

    robin said...

    It looks like a nice book - I'd love to own a copy. :) Thanks for the giveaway.

    Cecilia said...

    The more quilts I see, the more I would love to have this book. I also like the tips that you mentioned. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Brenda said...

    Love the quilt and the fall colors.

    Lesley said...

    Adore your quilt! The fabrics go sew well together! Nicely done!

    isa13 said...

    Hi from France

    Picking only 4 fabrics for a quilt is quite impossible for me. So this book seems to me very interesting. I love choice of fabrics because they are right for the season (fall is coming little by little in the south of France).
    Have a nice day

    Kristi said...

    I love this pattern and your color choices are great!!!!
    This book seems pretty awesome, I am loving seeing all the examples that have been posted on the other blogs and your blog the past several days.

    JulieF1962 said...

    Your quilt turned out really nice! The more I see of this book, the more I hope to have my own copy!

    KWILEY said...

    Oh - I'm loving this book with each new blog tour it takes. So please random picker - please pick me!

    Karen said...

    Your color choices are great as well as your hand-quilting! Great job!

    Karen

    Julia said...

    Beautiful autumn setting..your fabric choice was perfect..love the table topper.
    Julia ♥

    swooze said...

    That does look like a great book.

    LesQuilts said...

    Hi Paulette!
    I love your table topper! It looks great in your garden too! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Take care, Leslie

    cherie said...

    I have discovered I love fall colors so I loved your inspiration. Great project!! "Four" is fun.

    Anonymous said...

    I love your quilt - my kind of colors! Thanks for the chance to win. This book looks great!

    Myrtlesgirl

    Cindy W. said...

    I like these blog tours. You get so much information. This book looks like a keeper. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Carol said...

    Not my color scheme, but its beautiful. And I really like the way you hand stitched the top.

    Carol said...

    Paulette your Fall quilt is so nice, I love it. I would so love to win this book, thanks for the chance.

    Poppyprint said...

    Oh wow, what a gorgeous table runner you've made (and quickly!!!). LOVE the hand stitching. I think the idea of picking 4 is a good one. I usually get stuck after that many fabrics anyway.

    Snoodles said...

    Your table topper is just gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win an autographed copy of Sue's great book!

    Regina said...

    Love your fabric choices - and the finished project is FABULOUS!

    Donna S. said...

    I just started my second quilt class & picking out fabric is excrutiating for me. I mean "painful". I would love this book. Thank you for the chance. Love your project! Awesome!!

    Louise said...

    I love how Sue gives layout choices...most books don't!
    Your fall quilt is great!

    Beth said...

    Thanks for the great review. I love it when a quilt book features different layouts. This book is even more appealing to me now.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

    Jenny Johnson said...

    ....and you thought yuo wouldnt get any comments when you started this blog!!!! Hi to Rick
    Jenny J

    Heatherly said...

    Thanks for taking us through your process of completing your fall quilt using the Pick Four book. I enjoyed following along and seeing such a gorgeous result. Thank you for your inspiration.

    Quilting_Chris said...

    Another terrific review and what an eye popping table topper. Wonderful fall colors it will soon be time for you to come on back to the desert for winter.

    Thanks for a chance to win this great book.

    Deb said...

    Great post and I am loving your table topper. This looks like a great book.

    Barb said...

    Another fantastic post! Absolutely LOVE your table topper! Your fabrics are fantastic! Would so love to have a cpy of this book--I have enjoyed reading about it from everyone so far and would love to make one of the designs too--how fun! Thanks so much!

    Sue said...

    That was a fun write up to read on the Pick Four book. I love your colors and your quilt looks wonderful. Thanks for a chance to win this great book. :)

    quiltmom said...

    Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely book. It looks like Sue has created a terrific new book with some wonderful ideas. Thanks for the chance to win this terrific new resource.
    Regards,
    Anna

    Tammy said...

    Paulette, FANTASTIC job on Pick Four! If I don't win this book, I'm definitely going to purchase it. The Moda Salt Box fabrics you chose were PERFECT! BTW, I love your yard. What a nice place to relax!

    Peach Rainbow said...

    Your quilt looks lovely!
    Thanks for the sweet review :D

    Teresa Felgueiras said...

    It's amazing to see what one can achieve with only four colors.I'm loving the book. Thanks for the chance.

    Sue SA said...

    I really liked your quilt and it was great to see the three different layouts suggested in the book - before you choose. Thanks for the chance to win, happy quilting Sue SA. (www.motherpatchwork.blogspot.com)

    Lynda said...

    Love your quilt. Pick Four sounds like a book we all want.

    Quilter Kathy said...

    You did a great review and made a fabulous quilt...love it!

    Anonymous said...

    Love your fabric choice..and love the area you live in..I'm in Pensylvania, married to the love of my life, a Canadian man and BC is our destination of choice whenever we get to take a real trip..love Victoria, love Granville Market in Vancouver and would love to win this book, can't imagine making anything with only four fabrics ;-)
    love, Susan Vicary

    Anonymous said...

    Love your fabric choice..and love the area you live in..I'm in Pensylvania, married to the love of my life, a Canadian man and BC is our destination of choice whenever we get to take a real trip..love Victoria, love Granville Market in Vancouver and would love to win this book, can't imagine making anything with only four fabrics ;-)
    love, Susan Vicary

    Anonymous said...

    Love your fabric choice..and love the area you live in..I'm in Pensylvania, married to the love of my life, a Canadian man and BC is our destination of choice whenever we get to take a real trip..love Victoria, love Granville Market in Vancouver and would love to win this book, can't imagine making anything with only four fabrics ;-)
    love, Susan Vicary

    Deborah in Atlanta said...

    This is so exciting - I love it when someone posts different layouts and asks for opinions. I love it when the folks that comment give the reason why they pick the one they do. It makes me expand MY thinking.

    Debbi said...

    Thanks for a chance to win, this looks like a great book.

    Shannon said...

    I love the table topper you made. It looks so easy. Your fabric is beautiful. I love your hand stitching. The book looks so great!!

    Gretchen said...

    Love your project and love the autumn fabrics you used!! I can't wait for autumn to arrive.

    Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

    I NEED a table topper just like the one you made Paulette!

    Nanbon44 said...

    I hope I am in time for this drawing, got a little sidetracked on my list... I really want to win a book.....

    Ariane said...

    What a great post!!! I love the table top quilt that you made!!! Gorgeous!! This book looks like the perfect book for me. So many wonderful ideas, especially for a self taught quilter like me!!!

    Anonymous said...

    Loved your table topper and review of the book....I hope I win!!! I have four fabrics in mind already!

    Love your blog...

    Val

    Anonymous said...

    Love the colors and fabrics you picked. It looks lovely on your kitchen table. I would love to read the book and get inspired by the patterns.
    Conny from Red Deer, AB

    Wendz said...

    Love your fabric choice and a perfect example of how the whole idea of using only four fabrics works so well.
    wendzneil [at] googlemail [dot] com

    Renee said...

    Love your "pick four" quilt...gorgeous!

    Lindi said...

    Loved your choice of fabrics....looks like you could have used a "Tucker Trimmer" would have made the putting together even more of a breeze!(to blow away those pesky autumn leaves)Thanx, L

    Julie in WA said...

    Wow! I did not expect to see such a great table topper made from just four fabrics!

    Vicki said...

    Love your table topper, the fall colours are gorgeous.

    khardamon said...

    Beautiful fabrics and color choices. Can't wait until the leaves start changing in NW Arkansas. My favorite time of the year!!

    Deb said...

    Love your table topper, how beautiful! Thanks

    oldecrow said...

    Your table topper is beautiful! Love your choice of fabric. I too have trouble choosing only a few colors. The book looks absolutely fabulous! I would love to be entered into the giveaway.
    Thanks!
    Wanda
    Olde Crow Mercantile

    Linda said...

    This looks like such a fun book. Your four picks are beautiful.

    the running chicken quilting said...

    Lovely, lovely quilts....they would look just perfect in my living room! I would have such trouble and fun licking just four colours.

    the running chicken quilting said...

    Oops! I meant picking not licking!!

    Rhonda said...

    love love love your table topper! thanx for the chance

    Jittina said...

    This is a great bloghop tour! I'm spreading my chances, because I would love to win a copy of this book. The more I see of it the more I want it.

    Jittina, the Netherlands

    Vroomans' Quilts said...

    Love your pick 4 table topper. Would love one of Sue's books, signed or unsigned!

    Rainy said...

    what a great trip we have been taking around the world.

    Winona said...

    What a wonderful blog post. No worries. You did a great job. I love your table runner. Now I need this book. Thank you for great blog tour post.

    Kathleen said...

    I have my fabrics ready and waiting---all I need is the book! Your table topper is beautiful. I've been a follower a while but THIS topper is inspiring.

    MJ said...

    Love your fabric choices! The book looks wonderful!! I have my fingers crossed! Thanks

    LindaTN said...

    Love your fall fabrics and your table topper. Thanks for the chance in the drawing.

    Linda-TN
    ChenL99290@aol.com

    Beeshebags said...

    Here's hoping my comment goes through this time, have been trying on and off all day :o(

    Love your table topper....not colours that I would normally gravitate towards, but love how yours came out.

    hugs
    Naomi

    Jackie said...

    Oh I like your color choices ;)

    quiltmom said...

    Hi Paulette,
    I am sure this comment is too late but I do love Sue's blog and her book looks wonderful. I love your fabric choices and the table topper is gorgeous.
    Regards,
    Anna