Friday, April 06, 2012

First Day to Win Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts!

Gardener's Cottage by Laura Wasilowski for Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts.
It's a party today on the Artfabrik blog as we celebrate the one year anniversary of my book, Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts! You may recognize this quilt, the Gardener's Cottage, from the cover of the book. It's probably the most detailed quilt in the book but also one of the most rewarding to make.
Gardener's Cottage #2, a variation on a theme.
It was so much fun making the first one, I decided to make another cottage cleverly called Gardener's Cottage #2. I suspect they are in the same community and may even know each other.
Detail of hand stitching on the cleverly named, Gardener's Cottage #2.
So are you feeling lucky? Because today I am giving away a copy of Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts to an Artfabrik blog reader. Please leave a comment today and the book may be yours to keep or give to a friend!

65 comments:

Locart said...

WOW!, Am I the first? I love your book and your quilt, you know, I was your pupil in Spain!

Jennifer said...

I would love to have a copy of your book! Thanks for the giveaway.

Margaret said...

I would love to spend some quality time making lovely quilts. Thanks for the giveaway!

Edie said...

Your style just inspires me. I love your color sense! I wish I could live in your studio for a couple of days!

edie

Gene Black said...

I would love to have your book. I need/want to learn more art quilting techniques.

TheaM said...

love your books, Laura! if I win, I'll share... after I'm done with it, of course!
My guild has a Chinese Auction coming up in June - this would be a super item for the event!

chipstir said...

I love your work, both quilt and needlework, what could be better?

Julie Bagamary said...

I would certainly enjoy your book. Your work is inspiring.

Terri said...

Love your work and your books, Laura. Fusing and handstitching...the best of all possible worlds!

crazylegs said...

Thanks for the chance to win your latest book. I like Gardeners Cottage #2, very cool stitching.

Pat said...

Making one of your quilts is on my list. I'd love to win the book. Thanks for the chance.

Suztats said...

Nice giveaway! I'd love to win your book. Thank you for the opportunity.

mspat said...

How lovely and generous you are to offer us a chance to have a little bit of you to inspire us. Thank you.

Lisa Lisa said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! I would absolutely love to win one of your books! Your quilts are beautiful :)

Joanne said...

I also love your books! Your quilts are so happy,
Thanks, Joanne

Debbie said...

Yes, I feel lucky! I will win this book! Thanks, Laura.

Janelle said...

Your stitch work is amazing. I want to learn how to create with beautiful stitches.

Sequana said...

Oh, I'm feeling lucky today. :)

Lucky to have been here to see your nice work, anyway.

rehak said...

Your work is incredible! Thanks for sharing your techniques in your blog!

Barbara said...

oh Miss Laura, I would so love one of your books. My public library will not buy them so I have my fingers crossed here

patchouli moon studio said...

Love your colorful work. Thanks for a chance to win your book, it's wonderful.

Nancy said...

I need some fanciful in my life! Hoping that you will have a workshop near my home some day soon.

Jean said...

Beautiful stitches and threads!! Thanks for the chance to enhance the beauty of my quilts!

Karen said...

thank you for sharing the book. I would love a copy. Your work is so beautiful, whimsical and inspiring!

krisgray said...

What a great giveaway! I borrowed your book from our guild library and would love a copy.

Diane said...

I just saw that The Chicago School of Fusing will be having an exhibit at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts later this month. Can't wait to see it! Would love to win your book!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I think this book looks so awesome. I love the little houses. So colorful and cheerful. Thanks for sharing a copy.

Hannele said...

Hopefully this is an international challenge, I'd love to win your book!

Caroline said...

Laura, I love your work. I have several of your books, patterns and kits. Thank you for having this give away and I hope to be the one to take it away! Look forward to seeing you in Paducah!

yorkie mom said...

Would love a copy of your wonderful book! How cool would that be!! Thanks for a chance.

Anonymous said...

It would be great to have your book! Your hand stitching is lovely.

Sandra said...

I have been drooling over this book for quite some time now but can't buy it as I am on a spending freeze until hubbie is back to work. Thanks for the chance to win.

Marybeth said...

Seeing everyone's work makes me want to jump in and learn the right way to do fusing and stitching. Sure could use the book!!

Sue said...

I love your work. I have your book Fusing Fun but I need Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts. Thanks for the chance to win.

shawn said...

I would love to win your book! I bought some of your cool thread and can't wait to try it out!

shawn said...

I would love to win your book! I bought some of your cool thread and can't wait to try it out!

A. Visser said...

SOUND FUN!

Bev said...

Hello! What a great giveaway! I'd love to have that book. I just made a raw edge applique quilt and it looks nothing like yours...lol...
Think I could use the book! Thanks again! Cheery wave from Bev

Karen said...

What a way to combine two of my favorite things, fabric and threads.

Lynn said...

Love your fanciful designs.

NancyB85374 said...

Oh, I would love to win this book. I love your whimsical, fanciful designs.

linda@arkademedia.com said...

Love your work. Its very inspiring.

Gill said...

I would love to win a copy of your book!
Thanks Laura!

Pam Rosebrook said...

I would love to have a copy of all that inspiration. Thank you for sharing online.

One Wise Girl said...

Laura,

I can tell that like me you ignored the teacher who told you to always color in the lines and there are only certain colors for trees or a sky. Love what you to inspire others

Sara Kay said...

I first discovered your fused art quilts while watching Craft in America and was blown away and inspired by your fun, free way of quilting. I have made my first fused art quilt and hope to create many more. Thanks for the inspiration!
-Sara

Melody said...

I would love to have a copy of your book. The use of color and shape are fabulous.

Susan Lynn said...

I would love to try your book. I have been thinking of making some house quilts wiht embroidery and embellishmenets, so this would be great!

Allison said...

I love your quilts!!

Marcia W. said...

I would be over the top happy if win a copy of your book. Today I was browsing the quilt inspiration blog and several of your pieces were posted (with acknowledgments and permissions). I recognized your style immediately - before even read the text. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Would I ever like to build my "FLOWER COTTAGE" in this village.......but your detailed instructions would assist me to have a lovely plan! Love your designs, Thanks so very much. Paulette in VA.

WoolenSails said...

I love the patterns in this book and love your stitches, so fun to embellish them, this way.

Debbie

Kristin said...

I just wish you could see my thoughts of me jumping up and down like a child asking for ice cream. Pick me Pick me.

Anonymous said...

I have done several quilts using your stich ideas and love them and the book...Nancy

Beth said...

Love all the stitching that adds so much interest and detail to your wonderful quilts.
Would love to bea lucky winner.

Deb said...

I would love to win this book - I saw it briefly at a guild meeting, and I'm still drooling.

Thanks for the chance to win it!

Barb said...

What a wonderful book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Karen said...

it would be awesome to win your book. Your projects look like so much fun. Keep em coming.

Erilyn said...

Laura, just love your colours, your quilts and this beautiful book! Can you please come to New Zealand, say Symposium 2015?

Faith said...

Oh, I LOVE your cottages!(Well, actually, I can't think of anything I've seen on this blog that I don't like/love.) But, yeah, these are the kinds of quilts I'd like to make, so I'd love a chance to win the book.

Pippa Moore said...

I love the combination of simplified shapes and detailed stitching. Also your sense of fun and of colour.

Gerrie said...

Hope I am not too late. I would love to win a copy of your book!!

Corina said...

Love these cottages, so I'd love a chance to win the book.

Heidi said...

Thank you for the chance to win. And I'd love to live in one of the cottages ;-)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm in!