Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Classic Modern Quilts: A Real Book, That I Am In! (And Of Course, A Giveaway!)

So, many months ago, which translates to two posts ago, I was all, I'm done made a quilt! For a thing! A book thing! For reals!
Well, y'all, I was not lying, and now I have the proof to prove it! (Yeah, I know that's a redundant sentence, but isn't it fun to say?) It's a book! With my name on the cover! Which is weird! But awesome! Exclamation point overload!
Classic Modern Quilts: 10 Quilts Inspired by Historical Kansas City Star Blocks
And it's a PRETTY book, my friends. There are some very fabulous quilts in here, so you should take a gander at it when you get a chance-- and definitely check out the blog tour that's going on from now until the 22nd, at the fabulous blogs of the other contributors!
Nov. 11: Lisa Calle, www.vintagemodernquilts.com
Nov. 12: Lynne Goldsworthy, www.lilysquilts.blogspot.com
Nov. 13: If you're reading this, You Are Here.
Nov. 14: Heather Kojan, www.heatherkojan.blogspot.com
Nov. 15: John Kubiniec, www.bigrigquilting.blogspot.com
Nov. 18: Adrianne Ove, www.littlebluebell.com
Nov. 19: Trisch Price, www.hadleystreetquilts.com
Nov. 20: Tammie Schaffer, www.craftytammie.com and Tia Curtis, tiacurtisquilts.blogspot.com
Nov. 21: Amy Smart, www.diaryofaquilter.com
Nov. 22: Susan Strong, www.strongstitches.wordpress.com

And, the lovely folks at My Stars, the newest imprint of Kansas City Star Quilts, are letting us each give away a copy-- that's unlimited ganders, and all for free! Just leave a comment on this post before November 22nd, and I'll do one of those random-number-drawing-things to pick a winner! Of course, it wouldn't be as much fun if we didn't have a theme for the comments, so let's go with: If you had a goose, what would you name it? (Optional secondary question: Why would anyone want to own a goose? They are TERRIFYING.)
The theme of the book is taking traditional blocks and remaking them in a modern way, and I've got to say, I really enjoyed the challenge of it. I chose a block called "Many Roads to the White House", and to tell the truth, I'm still not sure how the original block was constructed, but I had a lot of fun figuring out how to recreate it in a way that's surprisingly simple, with no paper-piecing.
My goal was to take the relatively basic block and make it look far more complex, and I'm really pleased with how it came out, and especially pumped about the method of construction. Because yeah, it LOOKS like a lot of small pieces, but it's actually strip-pieced in a way that makes it MUCH faster than it would seem. I mean, I finished it, so it has to be pretty basic, ya know?
Anyhoo, it makes me smile. Now, leave your goose-name in the comments, and check out the other stops on the blog tour! Because, QUILTS! They are awesome.
And of course, so are photo-bombing cats. Named Baxter. Ahem.

108 comments:

Jitka said...

My goose should name Marie.

Michele said...

I asked my daughter and she replied "Quackers" so Quackers it would be. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lisa Marie said...

Love your quilt! Geese, not so much. If I had to name a goose I would name him Maverick. Because of the movie Top Gun, which my husband has watched dozens of times, the first thing I think of when I hear "Goose" is "Maverick".

Unknown said...

I shall name him Mortimer. I'm gonna love him and hug him wnd squeeze him into itty bitty pieces!

Fun quilt, buy the way. I have no idea how not to be unknown in the comments. This is Maggie A.

Laughing Owl said...

My husband said he would name his goose Fedor :) That's a traditional Russian name (pronounced as Fyodor rather). He didn't even need time to think, as if it was an absolutely ordinary thing to be asked about geese names :)

stitchinpenny said...

My granddaughters named the goose at the lake Loosey Goosey!

tropicslady said...

Lovin' your quilt!!!

I would name my goose "Grey", because it is an excellent tasting Vodka, LOL LOL LOL

Deb
ladara @ cfl dot rr dot com

kbzelazny said...

The book looks beautiful! I'd have to go with Patchy. Thanks for the chance to win1

Esch House Quilts said...

Love your quilt!

I can't imagine owning a goose, but I might have to call him/her Fly since my brain can't seem to separate the words flying and geese.

enannaheltenkelt said...

Here in Sweden we have a book from early 1900's that was written to teach children about the geography of Sweden. In English the book is called "The Wonderful Adventures of Nils".

The book is about a young boy who travels across Sweden with a pack/group of geese. The leader of the pack is called Akka. So, I would naturally call my goose Akka.:)

Thanks for hosting a give away for us! :)

Jenny said...

Yay! Awesome, the book looks great and your quilt is beautiful. I'd love to win a copy. My goose's name would be Wally. Short for Walter. But no, I would not have a goose. They are jerks.

beautifulshell said...

Ooh, gorgeous photos! And I would totally own a goose, if I had a pond. But not a Canada Goose; those are terrible.

Lynne said...

Love your quilt, and the method has me intrigued.
I would call my goose Bree. I like the idea of having a goose.

Jenny said...

just thinking how yummy your pattern would look in red/white peppermint style. christmas crafting on the brain! what solids did you use? shot cottons? love.

michele sanderson said...

love the idea of changing a block to make it different would call my goose sunshine trying something different would make me smile

Sharon T said...

Gooses Lucy! Can't wait to get my hands on the book!

Jean MN said...

Wicked Awesome!!! Wow does the book looks great and your quilt is yummy! Of course I'd love to win a copy. So, my goose's name would be Gray as well :) Love me some good vodka!

Amy said...

Geese are creepy…and they are all over here in Ohio! But how about Waddles?? Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Gene Black said...

I would name my goose "Patt-aye" and hope it had a fat liver. LOL - But no I don't eat goose. and why would I want a goose--I wouldn't but I could probably sell it.

Mama said...

Not sure why I would even want a goose, but if I did I would name it Pesky!!!!

Beth said...

I do hear that geese make good guard pets. Presper seems like a nice and nerdy name.

blocksandmore said...

Living in Minnesota we played duck ,duck, gray duck not duck, duck, goose ?
So with that in mind I'll call him Grey ?
I would want to clip Grey's wings or have him chase me out of my yard but they do eat ticks by the pound in a day ?

blocksandmore said...

That should have been NOT! NOT ! clip Grey's wings !!!!

Tamie said...

Grey was the first thing that popped into my head. Does that say something about me??

Ali said...

I browsed your shop while I was trying to think of goose name ideas, and still came up blank. That said, My cats and tarantula are all named after condiments, so I'd probably have to go with Tartar Sauce, and call it Tarty for short :|

Marija said...

Love your quilt - the dynamics of it, the colors and of course strip-piecing, my favorite!
Love the idea behind this book so much!!! Can't wait to get (or win!) my copy!
Ah, the Goose... I actually had few when I was a kid! No kidding! Well, my dad was a vet, loved all animals and we had a gorgeous male and two female geese! Yes they can be a bit feisty but it is all natural stuff... Our male was right up there with the German Shepperd, guarding the house and the yard! :) I could so have a goose now too, why not? But I don't think it's allowed in my suburbia here and big boy Marley (120 lb Alaskan Malamute) would probably think it is a good lunch? Yeah, not good for the goose. So, the name - NIKOLA! In remembrance of my dear dad...he would chuckle. :)

Kay said...

Thanks for a great giveaway, the book looks amazing. If I had a goose I would call her Jemima because my daughter thinks it is a good name for a goose.
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Sara said...

I do think geese are terrifying and was tormented by them as a child on my grandparent's farm. I do have four chickens in New York City named Ikerchat, Phil-et, Stella and Yolkie Bob Peru McJagger.

Karen said...

I think I'd name it Honk for a boy and Perty for a girl.

Paula said...

I would name it "Duck, Duck" for the sheer whimsy of calling it Duck Duck Goose! Of course at that point, you may want to take off running just like in the game.

Whit said...

Gussy the goose. You should name it Gussy. Or Gus for short.

Amy said...

Around here we have many Canadian Geese and they are everywhere. We would name it Miss Goosie, but she couldn't come in the house because my husband fears them.
Thanks!

Jeanee said...

Congrats Lauren! So proud of you!

I work for Art Gallery Fabrics now, so I post the blog hop and your giveaway on the AGF FB page! :)

Paula said...

Lucy! You know....goosy Lucy? Anyway, great quilt. You are so creative, love all of the color on the road to the White House!

Elizabeth said...

Yeah - I wouldn't want to own a goose... my daughter's name is Lucy, and we call her Lucy Goosey, which is all the closer I'll get! Love the book and your contribution to it!

Liz
boltonia55@yahoo.com

Jan said...

I would have to name the goose 'Goose'...to go with our 'Donkey' and our 'Cat'...hey, it works!

Beach Angel said...

Love your quilt. If I had a goose I would name him Taz.

Janet Schultz said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I wouldn't want a goose but if I had one it would be Gertrude. Gertie Goose is kind of cute and old fashioned. I love a nod to the past ;c)

Kim M said...

I'd name my goose Maverick since Maverick+Goose in Top Gun = :)

Dana said...

Wow, KC quilters are proud of you! My goose would be Lucy Goosey

charlotte said...

Geese are freaky. So I would name my goose Freaky.

Katie.Herzog said...

Maverick or Goose (a la Top Gun!!)

Nita said...

I agree, geese are terrifying! But if I had to have a goose, I'd probably name it Duck Duck.

Ginny Worden said...

Well if I was to own a goose, I would name it after my dad, George.

Lisa E said...

My goose would be named "Duck". My daughter thinks I'm weird.

Casper65 said...

My Goose would be named Waldo!! Lovers of The Aristocats will understand!!

Allison C said...

Duck. That is the first name I thought of, but Nacho would be good too

diane said...

My brother has a dog named Goosie so it would be only fair to name a goose doggie.

Elizabeth said...

Umm, best comment prompt ever. If I had a goose I would name it Moose the Goose. Because having a goose would be awful and maybe a dumb rhyme would make it better.

Barbe said...

great book, would love to look at it....lol. if i had a goose i would call it silly.

stitchingandbacon said...

I would name my goose Dolly, but geese are evil. They would chase me around the yard when I was a kid. But Dolly seems like a goosey name.

Congratulations on your book!

Mystica said...

I'll go with Goosie!

DeborahGun said...

Gander, after Goosey Goosey Gander. Funny question!!

Faith said...

I had a goose try to peck the diamond off my ring when I got too close (or maybe that was a chicken - can't remember) - so, if I had a goose, I would name her "Sparkle". Even if she was a chicken! Faith.

CitricSugar said...

Paula stole mine. My first instinct was DuckDuck, too, for the same reason. However, having met geese and having driven down a local street which runs along a river and having stopped to let geese cross the street because they're going to go anyway and they will MESS you up!!, I would wager I'm more likely to call it Getthehellawayfromme Goose.

Congrats on being featured in the book, too, by the way - it's fantastic!!

biogrrl said...

Augustus, from Charlie and the chocolate factory. Veruca if it is female - but wouldn't want a goose - they are mean and smelly!. Love the quilt!

Fran said...

Love your quilt! This book looks amazing, thanks for the chance to win a copy. I'd name a goose Moosey Goosey, I love the whole rhyming names for animals.

giddy99 said...

I'd have to name mine Buford. I can't say why. :-)

C. Jaeger said...

Gary is my goose. Where can I get this book? It looks awesome. Once I get it, I will need your autograph...which means I will need to get to a guild meeting sometime this year!

EmileeHope said...

If we had a goose we would have to name her Mother, but I am not planning on getting one...just visiting the ones at the park is good for me! Looks like a great book!

TS Quilter said...

Wonderful....really excited about this book. Thank you.

Tiffany.TF said...

My goose name would be Martha. Martha the Goose. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jessica said...

Congrats to you, Lauren!!
This quilt is beautiful and the quilting is perfect.

If I had a goose, I'd name her after you, of course. Lauren is a good goose name, no?
No really, my sister's name is Lauren and she would REALLY love to have a goose named after her.
Anyway, hoping I win. xo

Paul Burega said...

Great looking quilt. Would love to win the book.

Loosy Goosy! honk honk.

Juliasew said...

George!

Pattie Crum said...

If I had a goose,I would call her Mother.

Anya said...

Lucy Goosey! Thanks for the chance!

Amy Verne said...

A goose? Really? Probably Honkers.

Kathryn said...

You are just so organized in your quiltmaking!! I'd name my goose Swimmer.

Julie Osborne said...

Your quilt is beautiful!
I'd go with Downy as my goose's name.

Beth said...

If I had a goose it would likely think its name was "Ouch" because that is what I would be saying every time it pecked me.

manada said...

Beautiful quilt, and book! Congratulations!

Cecilia said...

My family had a goose when I was young and it was mean! We had to make sure we knew where he was whenever we went outside because he would chase us and bite our legs. We named ours Bully. I like your quilt and would love to win a copy of the book.

Debbie said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Your quilt it beautiful.

Suze said...

First, I love the quilt. The road to the White House can be very scenic. If I had a goose, I'd name her would be "Gwynne." It's a family name and at one time had been planned to be my middle name. I like alliteration, so she would be Gwynee Goose. Thanks for the opportunity to win a fabulous book and congrats on being published it in with a great, great quilt.

Jane said...

I actually owned 2 geese. Fred and Mary. Whenever I sat down Fred would come over and scold me until I would get up start gardening again. Really enjoyed my geese. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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trudys_person said...

Great quilt! I can imagine it in some many different colour-ways! I love it! And my goose-name would be Fluffy, because I actually had a pet goose named Fluffy when I was a kid ... obviously named by an 8-year-old when she was a gosling and fluffy!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

There's a flock of geese that sometimes stands on the bike path by our house ... I won't tell you what cyclists call them ! But were one ever to move in with me , I think I'd call her Gloria ..
Your quilts are always wonderful and you explain the "How-tos" so well that whoever wins will certainly be able to make a Kansas City Star of their own .

Quilting Tangent said...

Very pretty stain glass quilt.
Gary - goose name.
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Quilting Tangent said...

I'm with you, geese can be scary, they like chasing and peeking at you. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Jezibels ~ sproutbabysprout.blogspot.com said...

If I had a goose her name would be Ducky from Pretty in Pink.

Jezibels ~ sproutbabysprout.blogspot.com said...

They are ver territorial too when they have babies nearby.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I had a goose once. It was rather tasty. Oh, that's not what you meant?

So other than supper, I suppose I would name a goose Bridget. Just because.




Mama Spark said...

I think you should call it duck duck but my daughter thinks Taloose the goose!

Alicia said...

Its beautiful. I love your colors! I would name it Moose..."Moose the goose"

Lisa said...

That's a easy one... I would name her goosie! We have a little dachshund whose offical name is Lucy, but we call her goosie most of the time! you know... Goosie Lucy!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

If I had a goose I would name it Cooked Goose!

shawn said...

Well, first of all I would not own a goose because when I was just a wee little one my great grandmother had a few that she just let run free and they would always chase me so, since then I just say no to geese!! lol Your quilt looks like stained glass with the light behind it.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

lillyella said...

LOVE your quilt, awesome colors! My goose… lucy! And I once had a cat named goose, true story.
thanks! nicole at lillyella dot com

Margaret said...

I'd name her Lucille -- or Lucy for short.

Alison Christensen said...

If I had a goose I would name him Christmas, because he would probably be our Christmas dinner!

Weezy said...

My goose name? Oh geez. Maybe Ollie. PS I love your quilt:)

Kristina said...

My goose would be named Jan!

Ellee said...

Mine would be named Bruce. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Jolene said...

I do not want to own a goose, but if I did, I'd call him Moose!

ann said...

Eloise!

Sherry Von Fumetti said...

I'm not sure what i'd do with a goose but if I had one, I'd name him Bill, of course. love your quilt:-) svonfumetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Lucy Goosey :-) Thanks!

Cheryl said...

I did own a goose when I was about 9. His name was Raisin. (Because he had small black eyes, you know.) Then he turned evil and bit my dad, all the kids, attacked the dog... It was indeed terrifying and probably someone ate him after my dad "gave him away."

Marilyn said...

Love your quilt, Lauren! The colors are gorgeous!!
Moose the goose? And it could wear one of those antler head pieces you can buy for your pets this time of year, no?

Jodi - usairdoll said...

WoW! Gorgeous! Awesome! Taking your word for it that this quilt is not hard, would love to make it. The book looks amazing and Congratulations for being included! If I had a goose, I'd have two so guess I'd have geese. I'd name them Gretta and Gilroy.

Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Jeanne Gwin said...

Love your quilt, it is beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win.

Jeanne Gwin said...

If I was MADE to own a goose I would call the stupid thing Ganzo (Spanish for goose). He/she would probably not live long here because they are usually mean booghers.

PT in SC said...

His name would have to be honker, sometimes they can be crazy loud. Would love this book.

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andpins said...

Goose of course!