Friday, October 24, 2014

Improvising Tradition Sneak Peek, Video Promo, and a Giveaway!

With a little over a month before Improvising Tradition hits the shelves, I'm pleased to share a little video promo created by my publisher, Interweave Craft. Thanks to Alison Korleski for the lovely introduction.



Here is another sneak peek from the book, as well.  This quilt, Shattered Chevrons, is from the Strips section of the book.  I show you how to create the irregular chevron design, shattering into the negative space, using simple strip sets and an easy to follow pattern.
I'm excited to offer a copy of the book to one of you!  To enter the giveaway (for US residents with a street address only as it will be shipped by the publisher),  please leave a comment.  I will choose a winner on Monday morning.  I will announce the winner here on the blog and contact you by email, so be sure I can reach you.  You can comment however you would like, but if you feel like sharing, tell me what improvisational technique you would most like to try.

31 comments:

Jenny said...

looks wonderful and I'd love to win a copy!

Rachel said...

Lovely! I'm looking forward to your book :)

Svetlana said...

oh, that's so wonderful, congrats!!! this quilt looks amazing.

Sharon T said...

Oooh, I would like to try your shattering technique! Can't wait to see your book.

Monica @ Dandelion Stitching Co. said...

I've never tried improv peicing, but would love to! This shattered technique looks awesome!!

QuiltLaughLove said...

The triangles quilt in your book is so gorgeous! I would love to make that one.

Karen said...

I really like improvisation. I would like to do more curves. I like your chevron quilt. I've been imagining something like that and I will use yours as inspiration.

A Quilters Playhouse said...

I love the 'Shattered Chevrons' quilt and would love to experiment with the strip-pieced triangles. Can't wait to get this book!

SeaBreeze Quilts said...

I'm pre-ordering! I think I will learn such a lot from your work and I'm already inspired from the sneak peeks you've shown us. Good luck with the launch! I'm in Australia - so no entry for me - just wanted to comment and say - it looks great!

Laurie Matthews said...

Awesome! I would love to win a copy. I still need to do the DS paper bag technique!

Jayne said...

It's so nice to see a new book featuring improv! One of my favorite techniques ever! Congrats!

Patrick said...

Congrats on the book! I am a new reader of your blog and love it!

Marty said...

That book looks great! I dabble in non-standard piecing at times. It can be uncomfortable and exciting at the same time.

Lindsey F. said...

I cannot wait to see the book. Thanks for sharing a peek glimpse and offering the giveaway.

Carianne said...

I would love to try the strip pieced triangles. Can't wait for the book. Congrats!

laura capello said...

i am so, so excited for you! everything in your book (rhymes with cook) looks fantastic. xo

Claudia said...

Congrats! Your book looks fantastic!

Leanne said...

You cannot pick me as I live in Canada but I wanted to stop and say how excited I am about your beautiful book. I can't wait to get a copy.

Melanie said...

I would love to try the different sized chevron strip quilt...love it!

Rainy said...

I have the perfect stash busting fabric to try this out.

Willit Neverend said...

I'm not a US resident, but I just wanted to say the book looks great and that Shattered Chevrons quilt is awesome.

Sandra Louise said...

I'd love to have a copy. The chevron quilt looks amazing!

babiesdoc said...

I really like the morse code quilt and the placemats from you previous post. i would love to make both!

Patty said...

I would love to try your ribbon technique. I enjoy playing around with curved piecing and would like to experiment with it on a larger scale.

Nicole said...

The book looks fantastic! Congrats!

Kate said...

How cool! I've used strips in constructing traditional quilts, but never an improv piece. Sorry if this is a double comment; I got an error the first time! akmajor(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessie said...

Your book looks amazing! I was really intrigued by the strip pieced triangle quilt. Every quilt looks fantastic!

Natalie said...

I seriously cannot wait to get my hands on your book! Improv is such a big part of my quilts, I love learning about new techniques!

jeifner said...

I think maybe improv triangles would be fun to try next :)

SewPsyched! said...

Congratulations!!! All improv is new and seemingly difficult to me, but constructing slabs of fabric from scraps so that the result is interesting seems the hardest.

Debbie said...

Very cool! I'm really pleased for you, and can't wait to explore your book. Fun little video shout-out.