Sunday, September 2, 2012

Blog Tour..........and so much fun!

Good Morning,
It's hard to believe that it's already September!  But, I must admit the fall color palette suits me to a "T"
and also a special gal I'm writing to you about this morning.  I first met this gal many years ago in Houston,
Texas, at the fall International Quilt Market.  She and her two sisters traveled from Canada to be a vendor at market.  The minute we met we felt like kindred sisters.  Having both been from the same country and our color palette being so much the same it was only right that we have been friends since then.  We've chatted and had lunch together at other quilt markets as well.  Only the miles separate us getting together to have lunch or dinner more often!  Thank goodness for emails and blogs!

Cheryl Wall of  "Country Quilts"  is the gal I'm talking about and she has so graciously asked me to be a stop on her new book tour.  The name of the book is "At Home with Country Quilts" and I don't know of anyone that does a better job than Cheryl.  Of course, I love her colors and the fun quilts that she makes.  There are 13 projects in her newest book.  Trust me you will have a very hard time deciding which one you want to make first.


I had to choose this particular project as my "to start" quilt from the book. I love stars and I  have the perfect quilt for this one to share a space with in my home.  I wonder which one will be your first pick???


Oh, Oh, Oh, I know -  let's play a game.......You could be the winner of your very own FREE book by leaving a comment on this blog.  A name will be drawn on Friday, September 7th.  If you are the winner, I bet Cheryl would mail you a signed copy! Did I say FREE?   Hurry, you don't want to miss out on this blog give away.  

I can't imagine anyone not knowing about Cheryl, but if you are new to the quilting world, here is Cheryl's blog information.  www.cheryl-countryquilts.blogspot.com/   Be sure to visit!  You can see all the fun stuff she has going on.  I always love seeing pictures of all her new quilt designs and her adventures.  

Congratulations Cheryl on another wonderful book!  You, my friend are one of the best!  Say hi to your sisters for me! 

Until next time, 
Hugs, Lynda


85 comments:

Robin C said...

Love the stars on the quilt featured. But must say Lynda I love your stuff too.

Melanie said...

I usually read your posts through Google reader---So glad I popped in...You have beautiful colors on your blog. The cover quilt in Cheryl's book would be the first I'd make-- again because of the beautiful colors.

ale balanzario said...

Thanks for this great giveaway, hope and wish I win it, this quilt is so beautiful, love the stars, if I win the book, I might make this quilt to!

Linda said...

WOW! I would love to dream over this book at night. I have been following you on facebook. Your blog is great. I LOVE your patterns and primitives!!

rnelson said...

Not much of a star girl, but I am soooooooo in love with the cover quilt!!!

Barbara said...
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Brenda said...

I would love to win this book. It looks great.

Barbara said...

I'm right there with you...Cheryl's style and color choices suit me to a "T" as well! I've had my eye on this book and sure would love to win it! I'm addicted to applique and love stars, so the cover quilt is screaming out "MAKE ME"! By the way, I'm a huge fan of yours as well and can't wait to see some previews of your new book!!! Have a wonderful day!

Fiesta said...

Thank you fir the chance Lynda. I would so love to win this book

Lindi said...

Oh my, my, my! Isn't it great when a desinger knows just what you like...and you know what I like! Thanx.

Cathy said...

Lynda, You know you are my favorite primitive designer but I do love Cheryl's designs too! I wish I had seen Twilight Stars before I started my latest project! I love it!

WoolenSails said...

I think you and Cheryl are kindred spirits, you both have a wonderful way with designs and fabric choices. Would love a chance to win one of her books.

Debbie

Susan said...

Oh my...love the stars quilt so much! Definitely want to make this one. I'm a true fun of your work and your favorite designers. I would love to win this book.

SoozeM said...

Oooh looks like a great book, I love the quilt on the cover but yes I love the star quilt too!!!

Carmen Sutton said...

You are right the colors are enticing, I just love how some people can use colors in ways that take projects to another level.
It is wonderful that you and Cheryl have such a kinship, it always helps getting ones creative juices flowing! I would love to be entered in the book drawing.

Marsha said...

What a great book, I love everything about it! Thanks so much for a chance to win it.

paulette said...

First off...love your new Header!! Wow!! Who knew it was September? :o)
Thanks so much for the chance to win Cheryl's new book!! Love Twilight Stars...as a matter of fact... I love EVERYTHING in this book!! I am definitely a Cheryl (and Lynda) FAN!!
Take care and happy September!
Paulette

Jean said...

I don't do alot of applique but the cover quilt is calling my name. I would love to have this book. Thanks for the chance to win it.
Jean

jeri w said...

Lynda I do think you and Cheryl are sisters in design. This looks like a great book. Thanks for sharing.
Jeri

Delores said...

Love to win this book! I've read reviews and it looks GOOD!

Ginny Worden said...

I have been looking at this book, trying very hard to resist it's appeal and the need for it in my library, but this blog hop is making that very hard. If I don't win, I'm just going to have to buy.

Robyn said...

That's a great giveaway and that book looks amazing.

Michelle said...

yeah! Love the look of the book and I went to her blog site...love it. thanks for sharing.

Marian said...

I love Cheryl's patterns, and have made a few. This book is on my list - would love to win it!

Marian said...

I love Cheryl's patterns, and have made a few. This book is on my list - would love to win it!

Kathy said...

Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Cheryl's book. I love the pics she posted of your booth at the Spring Quilt Market. Sooooo cute. I love the primative look too.

Kelli said...

The Star Quilt is gorgeous! I'm so glad that you posted about Cheryl's new book - there are so many great quilts to make!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful colors...would love to add this book to my library. Love the applique. Gloria from Texas

siobe sia said...

Your fall inspired quilts are so gorgeous. The color palette is so calming to look at. I love to win that book. It would come in handy.
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Jo said...

Love the quilt you chose- think it would be my first choice as well,

Jo

scottylover said...

Love how the use of lights and darks makes this quilt look 3 dimensional. Beautiful quilt!

Sandy A

Sharon said...

Looks like a great book, I've made her BOM House Sampler and it's my all time favorite quilt. If I could only keep one that would be it. Thanks for the chance to add her newest book to my library.

Vivian said...

Lynda, I've been seeing some posts about this book and I've been drooling all over! I agree that stars quilt is perfect.

I would love to get a chance at winning a copy.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Hi Lynda, I am so excited to see Cheryl's new book. It looks awesome. Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway. This book would be such a great resource to use up some of my CW fabrics.

sandy said...

I also love stars. Cheryl is such a talented lady, would love to win her book though I would be drooling all over it! Thanks for the chance

rebecca said...

Yummy projects. I agree, which one to start with?

Loris said...

So many beautiful quilts in this book and many quilted by my favorite long arm quilter :-)
This star quilt is gorgeous. Thank you for the chance to win a copy. I would love it!

ritainalaska said...

love the cover quilt with it's applique! but then, all the patterns are awsome. sure would love to win a [signed] copy! thanx for the chance!

Laura said...

Lynda,love Cheryls new book. Thanks for showcasing it.
Laura Clever

quilter said...

I would really like to win this book...I love anything with stars so that would be my first choice.

Gloria
gyates625@bellsouth.net

Carrie P. said...

that quilt that you showed is just beautiful. I love primitive and would love a chance to win Cheryl's book. thanks.

Plume de Chat said...

Hi Lynda! I love stars and the quilt you choosed from Cheryl's book is beautiful! I love Cheryl's quilts and yours too! I'd be happy to win this book! Thanks to share this giveaway!

sarapatch said...

I love your blog...

quiltgrammy said...

Oh, I would have to make the Twilight Stars quilt, also.

mtquilter said...

The book looks like it has some great projects in it. Thnaks for sharing!

Linda said...

I think the stars look pretty tasty.. would love to have the book to join in the fun. Pinterest & Facebook need your posted quilt!

Anonymous said...

It looks like a fabulous book and I would love to win a copy. The cover is wonderful.

Theresa W

foleywestrup at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I already have the book so please don't include me in your drawing, but I just had to tell you that this is one of THE MOST wonderful books that I own. All of her patterns are just fantastic and I too, am having trouble deciding which one to make. I've never really been a primitive fabric type of girl so and don't have primitive fabric to speak of, but I have truly fallen in love with the primitive style thanks to this great book and now I'm on the hunt for fabric and what quilter ever has too much fabric anyway?! LOL!! Anyway just love the book!!

Criterion Ranch said...

I love the new book and I LOVE all your beautiful paterns and talent... Have a perfect Fall day ~ all I want to do is work on my fall quilt..

Marsha said...

I stop to look at this book on the internet everytime I see the cover. Oh it is one I'd loved to have. Thanks for a chance to win it!

Anne said...

Stars are my favorite, so I'd make the Twilight Star quilt too! Beautiful! I've been watching my local quilt store for this book, but would LOVE to win it. Anne G.

Kathy H said...

This book is great and I love star blocks too. I will follow your blog to see how it turns out.

MoeWest said...

Twilight Stars looks like a good quilt to start with. I would love to have that quilt in my home.

Scrapatches said...

Hello ... I am already a follower of Cheryl's blog and just yesterday I found you on Pinterest and now, via Cheryl, I have found your blog. It is a small, cozy, comfy, quilty world. :)

I also found Cheryl's Twilight Stars pattern on Pinterest and this quilt is on my short list for "want to make soon."

Here's hoping that I am sew lucky as to win the book. Thanks for the chance ... :) Pat

Victoria M. said...

This book is just terrific! I love the colors and the patterns. Wow, how awesome to have a chance to win it. Thank you.

Cynthia said...

Would love to pick a favorite, too!

lia said...

Love those scrappy stars. I would like to pick a favorite quilt to make out of this book. Greetings lia.vandenbrand@live.nl

Country Prims said...

Oh I just love the look of the projects in this book-it would love a little flight over the pond to this country gal:0
Thanks for the fun,
Shazy

One Crafting Sheep said...

I love the quilt on the cover! And I love everything with stars too. Looks like a great book.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I would be so thrilled to win this book! I love quilts! I saw your feature on her blog and noticed that you live pretty near me! I'm in Ocala! Hugs!

Rori said...

Hello Lynda,
Cheryl's book is so fun and inspiring. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. I would probably tackle the one you like or large sunflower quilt.

deb-bee said...

I love Cheryl's new quilt book! I doubt that I'll win it. However I will buy it in a few weeks if I don't.

Anonymous said...

Love the quilts in Cheryl's book. Hope I win!!!

Charlotte S.

Kathy L. said...

Saw this book on Amazon recently haven't purchased yet. I would love to win. Not sure which quilt I would try first!


Love your blog And projects!

Kathy

LKDrum said...

I enjoy following your blog and I have chosen the first quilt I want to make if I am the lucky winner of "At Home with Country Quilts". Thanks for making this giveaway possible and visiting new blogs.
Lana in E. TN

Anonymous said...

Give aways are always so much fun! Would love to have this book! Thanks for the fun! And Happy September!
Onalee
Stow, OH

Mary said...

This book looks like a fun one to have and use. I love seeing all the beautiful things on your blog, too. Thanks for a chance to win.

Raquel said...

I'd love to win this book! I've apparently been pinning her quilts for weeks! Love all the designs, and would love to make them all. Thanks for the chance to win.

Glynis said...

I have one of Cheryl's other books and would love to win her newest books. Her quilts are so gorgeous.

Linda C said...

l also love the quilt you have chosen. l am currently doing a 16 patch swap with friends, bith near and far, so my quilt is already half made. Just need the book!! Thanks for the chance to win it.

Heartsdesire said...

I love all of Cheryl's patterns. Her style is very much like my own. Would love to win a copy of her new book. Thanks Lynda for such a generous giveaway.

In Awe of Applique said...

Love the cover quilt and the color combo...reminds me a lot of your style Lynda!

María Elena said...

I love this work and colours. I love this giveway.
I hope win.

Abbigail said...

I love the primitive looks and the one you are going to start is a beauty! I'd love to win this book! Thanks for a chance!
I'm a new follower too!

Anonymous said...

Would love to win this book. I met Cheryl Wall at NQA show in Columbus, OH a couple years ago. She was just lovely and so was her booth! ~Jody R.

CC said...

I would love to see the other projects in this book. I would be a happy camper if I won this book. I love the star quilt!

Crystal said...

Love the book. Thanks for a chance to win this great book.

picketsews said...

I should just go out and buy this book cause it is really good. Love the primitive look. I'm always inspired by your quilts as well.

Mama Masek said...

I love this quilt!!!! Thanks for a chance to win the book!

Anonymous said...

Rarely do I find a book with so many quilts in it that I want to make, this is just that kind of book. I would love to win it.
Grandma Rita

Diane said...

32 etebcomI have Cheryl's other book and love her colors and designs. Would like to win this book.

Bridgidk said...

Pick me, pick me!!! I'm jumping up and down here with my arms waving in the air. (can you picture it? LOL)Bridgidk

Liza S. said...

This book is on my need to have list. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to win it! I just love all the patterns in it.

suz said...

I've seen this book on the internet in several places now and it had me at Twilight Stars. The book is on my Christmas list so winning it would mean I could something else there! Thanks so much to both of you for the opportunity to possibly win it!

Lynda Hall said...

Out of 86 responses (2 on facebook that couldn't leave a message on my blog).......CONGRATULATIONS TO.....SUZ!

Please contact me by email..
piecemaker51@aol.com to give me your full name and mailing address. I will contact Cheryl who will be mailing YOU a FREE copy of her new book. Congratulations again!

Thanks to everyone that played along on this blog tour. I don't think it's over yet, so visit cheryl's blog to see where you might have another chance to win!

Hugs, Lynda