Friday, July 30, 2010

Whip Up Mini Quilts (with giveaway!)

No, I'm not dead!  I'm alive and well and back to work on Robot Chicken season 5 and feeling pretty tired at the end of the day.  Sorry blog.
This may be old news by now but a couple of months ago the book "Whip Up Mini Quilts" by Kathreen Ricketson came out with an extra special pattern written by guess who!
My first published pattern!
My first ever published pattern!  This baby is pretty simple to sew and has a nifty little trick to make piecing the random diagonal strips easy as you know what without using templates or planning anything out too meticulously.  I don't like meticulous planning.
Pegasus Quilt
In addition to this wonderful pattern, the book is full of great ideas, plus tons of info that would be useful to any beginning quilter, no matter what size quilt you're looking to make.
Whip Up Mini Quilts!
I am able to giveaway one copy of this great book, courtesy of the publisher Chronicle Books.  If you'd like to enter just leave a comment on this post by midnight (PST) August 2 which is next Monday.  I'll announce a winner on Tuesday!

62 comments:

  1. Sorry, unrelated to the giveaway, but I never realized you're working on Robot Chicken. My husband and I love that show! Holy cow! I think quilters may have just won extra cool points in his eyes today!

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  2. I saw that book at the store and everything is so cute! Congrats on your first published pattern. =)

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  3. yeah, i'm not sure why i haven't already made that quilt. it's amazing!

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  4. Very cool pattern! Congrats on being published. Ive had my eye on that book for a while now buy alas the book allowance is non existent at the moment. Hope I win! By the way, <3 robot chicken!

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  5. amazing pattern! congrats to be published!

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  6. beginning quilter? that's me. and since i have no books on quilting, i think this would be a good first.

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  7. If the blog gets a bit neglected, at least it is for a good cause! More Robot Chicken!
    Congratulations on being published, which is very cool, which coming from you, is not surprising. You do have sweet skills.

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  8. I have seen this book in the local bookshop- very nice, how great to be included!

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  9. congrats on getting published! i like your pattern.

    i'm really into robot chicken star wars. it's the best.

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  10. I've had this book on my wish list for quite some time now, winning it would be oh-so-sweet!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. Congratulations on being featured! Love your quilt and would love to win the book to read of your nifty little trick!

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  12. I seems like I keep seeing this book in blogs I follow- I'm beginning to think it's following me!
    All the cool kids have this book. I want to be a cool kid.

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  13. Congrats on getting a pattern published!

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  15. Congrats on your published pattern! What a great book!

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  16. Congrats on the publish! Looks like a great book.

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  17. We love that you are keeping the robot chickens coming but nice to see you around here too! I'd love to win that book. The unicorn is cracking me up!

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  19. Congrats on being published! Love your mini-quilt (I know my daughter would, too). Thanks for a fabulous giveaway--sure would love to win the book!

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  20. fun little quilt! thanks for the chance at the book!

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  21. welcome back to blogland and thanks for your giveaway! :-)

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  22. Yes please! Im just starting to learn how to quilt, loving it so far!

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  23. Making mini-quilts for my classroom seems like a great idea! Glad to see you are blogging again...

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  24. I love your little quilt--so graphic and whimsical. Welcome back to blogging ... as you can probably tell from all the comments, you were missed.

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  25. Oh, Oh! Let me win! :) That is a very fun quilt & I really want to learn the neat trick for making it!

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  26. I am a new follower of your blog. I think it Rocksrz! I'd love to make some mini quilts. Congrats on being published!

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  27. What a great mini-quilt - congratulations on your first book-published pattern. This is quickly becoming an "i must get" book. (and, completely unrelated, someday soon I will finally make your fortune cookie pattern!)

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  28. Awesome quilt! I just found this pic on the flickr group "fresh modern quilts" I'm excited to see the book... maybe I'll win! If not I guess it's off to amazon.com for me!

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  29. Congrats on being published! Thanks for the chance to enter, this book looks wonderful! =)

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  30. Nice!! Congrats!
    oh, and, PICK ME PICK ME!! Pretty please! That book looks fab!

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  31. OOOHHH...awesome rainbow pegasus!

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  32. What a great book!

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  33. Congratulations on your first published pattern!!!! And thank you for the chance to win the book - I've been drooling over all the pictures on blogs!
    Robot Chicken - how cool is that!

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  34. Wow, congrats on the sweet mini-quilt pattern in what looks to be an amazing book! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

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  35. Oh fun! I would love a chance. I think mini-quilts must be the only way I can go right now, getting anything done with my 3 year old and 3 month old is nearly impossible!

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  36. Wonderful little quilt! I would love to win this book!

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  37. Great to hear from you again and glad to hear all is well, if tiring.

    I have had my eye on this book for awhile, I'd love to get a closer look at your pattern and the others.

    Congrats on your first publication.

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  38. congratulations! i just checked this book out of the library and it is full of interesting ideas and inspiration! id love a chance to win it!

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  40. Congrats on being published!
    I'd love to win the book.

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  41. That is awesome news!! Wow to get published, bravo to you! Since I absolutely love mini quilts, I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance.

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  42. Sara B.7:43 AM

    Congrats on your first publication, awesome! I just started making some mini quilts and would love to win this. They are so much fun!

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  43. Linda7:57 AM

    Congrats on the pattern! I be curious to hear the story of how you got a pattern published in a book. There seem to be a fair number of quilt bloggers who I follow who are published. I have visions of a publishing elf trawling through all the quilt blogs...

    Love the quilt, congrats again.

    Linda

    ljs742atyahoodotcom

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  44. Congrats on being published. What an accomplishment. Your mini quilt would be perfect for my sister who is nuts about unicorns.

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  45. I would love to win a copy of this book - it is definitely on my wish list!

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  46. Congrats on being published, how fun that is! And what a great quilt!

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  47. How amazing is that! Your pattern is just to cool!
    Robot Chicken Rules!! My hubby and I get a kick out of it. Thanks for the laughs and the giveaway!

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  48. Very cute mini quilt. Congrats on being published.

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  49. Glad you're back. Congrats on your first publication. I'd love to win, thanks for the chance.

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  50. What a lovely pattern, I would love to try it out!

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  51. congratulation, the pattern is very cute.

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  52. I love your blog! I'm so glad you are back!

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  53. Love that mini-quilt. Congrats on the publication!!

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  54. Congrats on the publication! Great pattern and equally great book. Our Guild is doing a mini quilt challenge in Sept so I'm extra excited about this giveaway!

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  55. Robot Chicken! Is that cool or what? I'd love a chance to win this book. It's nice to see you here again!

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  56. love your pattern/quilt! and would totaly love the copy.. thanks for the great giveaway and good to have you back.
    claudia

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  57. Congrats on your first published pattern! How exciting.

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  58. Yay! I've missed your blogging - always so creatively inspiring. Big congrats on the book.

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  59. Shannon10:09 AM

    I would love to win the book. I always love your quilts. Congrats on being published!

    shannon.godfrey@hotmail.com

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  60. What a terrific little quiltie :) So fun!

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  61. yay youre finally back. ive been stalking you everyday and nothing! glad to see you are back. i was talking to my friend about how i just keep stalking peoples blogs online until i see a new post but after awhile ill get tired and forget. she then enlightened me about subscribing via google reader. GENIUS!

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  62. Oh Gosh. I've been on the look out for inspiration to make a mini quilt for my cubicle. This pattern is right up my alley! Congrats on the published pattern. I have to get this book. So cool!

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