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Quilt Improv by Lu Summers | blog hop & giveaway

January 17th, 2014

I’m so excited to be a part of Lu Summers blog hop for her fantastic new book, Quilt Improv! Lu knocked this out of the park (but then she does that with everything)!

Wow, Lu’s book is breathtaking. Not only are the projects enticing and interesting, the entire look and feel of the book is freshly gorgeous. It is so worth a trip through the entire Quilt Improv Blog Hop to see all the assorted photos sprinkled on peoples posts. Seriously, clicking here is like a passport to beautiful quilts and the English countryside. And not just any people, Stitch Craft Create UK assembled some pretty crazy talented people for this hop, so totally worth a look just for that. I’m so honored to be amongst them!

I’m a picture-reader more than I am a word-reader, and Quilt Improv is a yummy feast for my eyes.  Part of what makes me love Quilt Improv (besides who its author is!), is that even a picture-reader like me can get SO MUCH out of this book. My guess is that word-readers will get a lot out of Quilt Improv, too.
Quilt Improv by Lu Summers | blog hop & giveaway

I’m so loving improv quilting/quilts, but I’m that quilter that likes pieces cut in precise dimensions and joined precisely by a ¼” to another precisely measured piece to achieve a perfectly inch’d unit. Improv quilting scares me a little because there are a lot of what-ifs involved. With Lu’s help and gorgeous illustrations I can grasp letting go of precisely measured pieces and units, and enjoy being free of the piece-anxiety. My bag of scraps has new purpose and meaning!
Quilt Improv by Lu Summers | blog hop & giveaway

It didn’t take me long (or any anxiety) to gather like length’d pieces and join them into rows. Before I knew it, I have a handful of rows made. I’m kinda shocked still how fast this went. So it turns outs that eyeballing is hella faster then measuring. I feel a little bit liberated from that ball n chain known as math. Well, for today any how. Tomorrow I might be back on the 2½” x 4½”, 3⅞”, 5¼” juice.
Chevrons made using Quilt Improv book by Lu Summers

I haven’t decided if I want to turn this little quilt top into a pillow or make a small wall quilt. Probably a small quilt because I’m a little giddy about having a binding opportunity.
Chevrons made using Quilt Improv book by Lu Summers

But for today my little quilt top serves as a reminder that I need to take my Christmas lights and dec down first. And by first I mean March 1st.
Chevrons made using Quilt Improv book by Lu Summers

RESOURCES:
Lu Summers
Quilt Improv for UK buyers
Quilt Improv for international buyers via Amazon
Quilt Improv Blog Hop
Stitch Craft Create UK

GIVEAWAY:
F & W Media is generously giving away a hard copy of Lu’s book to one lucky reader of my blog.  Just leave a comment here on this post and I’ll have random.org draw a winner on Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 noon ish PST. Giveaway is open to UK, US, everywhere and the moon.

Want a comment question to answer? If you could be in any country to receive the winning copy of Quilt Improv - what country would that be?

Edited in: The giveaway has now ended, and using random.org for comments 1-171, the winner is #95 by Jennifer from Purrfect Stitches. Congratulations, Jennifer!!

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172 Responses

  1. The fabulous mary allegedly said:

    I too have scraps that need new purpose! Any country? Right now I’m in the UK and it’s cold and wet so somewhere warm/hot would do nicely, Australia! thanks for the chance



  2. The fabulous Gill allegedly said:

    Lu’s book looks fabulous!
    I wish I was in New Zealand right now - or anywhere it’s not raining!!



  3. The fabulous Betsy allegedly said:

    I like the project you display. So versatile for either a man or woman. I love the good old USA!



  4. The fabulous Rachel allegedly said:

    Love to have a copy of this book. That would be the US:)



  5. The fabulous Marly allegedly said:

    I’m in Holland and that suits me fine: the weather is surprisingly warm for the time of year, and the sun is shining. Mind you, next week I might think the Canary Islands would be preferable.
    Anywhere suits me really, as long as I have a sewing machine handy!



  6. The fabulous Laura B allegedly said:

    This book looks beautiful.



  7. The fabulous Toni Anne allegedly said:

    What a fun book, looks fantastic. I’m where I’d love to be in the USA, Long Island New York. Thanks for showing me another, “I have to have it book”. ;-> Toni Anne



  8. The fabulous Sue Bone allegedly said:

    I’m in Jersey off the coast of France, but somewhere a little warmer would be nice, but not Australia hot. India perhaps.

    Love your grey and turquoise scraps. I heart your bag of scraps.



  9. The fabulous DeborahGun allegedly said:

    I would be in England, with my family :-) Love your quilt - turquoise always gets me!



  10. The fabulous Sue allegedly said:

    Love your color combination of grey and turquoise, one of my favorites.
    Having lived in the desert for over 30 years I would choose to be in Tropical North Queensland by the Pacific coast, lush, green and an ocean - fantastic!



  11. The fabulous Laura allegedly said:

    I’d love to collect the book somewhere warm… I’m tired of New England winter. Thanks for the chance!



  12. The fabulous Dana Gaffney allegedly said:

    The book looks beautiful! I’d like to be in Australia for no reason except I’d like to be there :)



  13. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    I also need to break out of my comfort zone and try some improv! The book looks wonderful!



  14. The fabulous Amy C allegedly said:

    Hmmm - I think I would love the book to be delivered to me in Canada so I could mix a trip to see family with collecting a FAB book!!!



  15. The fabulous Deborah M allegedly said:

    That’s some question! I love games like this…drives my family crazy! And the answer is…(this is a tough one…) I would be in New Zealand! Love your improv quilt!



  16. The fabulous Kay allegedly said:

    Thanks for a fun giveaway. I love the colours you used, and it really can be liberating not to have to measure so precisely. I live in England but I would happily go somewhere warmer to receive the book, Tahiti sounds good to me!



  17. The fabulous Tamara Hampton allegedly said:

    Im in the wet and cold US now so… i would love to enjoy the book on a Belize beach!!



  18. The fabulous Sara allegedly said:

    I love the block you made and it looks much easier than working out angles and cutting exact pieces with a ruler and rotary cutter.



  19. The fabulous SarahFreddy allegedly said:

    Given that the moon would be pretty cold, I think I’d choose Ireland. Curled up with a quilt and a big bowl of stew.



  20. The fabulous Ellyn allegedly said:

    awesome book! I’d love to be in Australia visiting bloggy friends



  21. The fabulous Barb allegedly said:

    I have been coveting this book! Love your fabric choice and agree eyeballing is hard but liberating



  22. The fabulous elsa allegedly said:

    I’d be in Scotland (or India ~ hard choice).
    Love your little quilt and how the fabric looks like it’s floating ~



  23. The fabulous Heidi allegedly said:

    Looks like fun!!



  24. The fabulous Tiffany Bohland allegedly said:

    I am in the US - but right now I’d love to be somewhere warm…Find that place for me and I’m SO there. Maybe Australia.



  25. The fabulous jackie allegedly said:

    Looks like a fantastic book, I’d be happy anywhere



  26. The fabulous DianeY allegedly said:

    Seeing all the photos of such extreme weather everywhere, both hot and cold, I think I’m happy to be right where I am! It’s been pleasant at about 80 in Hawaii!



  27. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    YAYYYY!!! The comments are back on — I hope this is a permanent move! LOVE your colors — as always. And, I think it goes without saying — I’d be in the UK (which technically isn’t A country, but I just couldn’t pick a favorite among them)!!!



  28. The fabulous Earthm0m3 allegedly said:

    WOW-what a book!
    Who wouldn’t love to have a copy?
    Thank you for the giveaway.



  29. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    Love the quilt! Thanks for a chance to win the book.



  30. The fabulous Cortney allegedly said:

    Oooh, this book was totally written for me then. I HATE the math of quilting but I LOVE the idea of a wee bit of direction when it comes to improving a quilt. YAY! So excited for this book! Even if you don’t pick me I’m going to have to go scoop it up! Thanks for the giveaway! :)



  31. The fabulous Carole M allegedly said:

    Scotland!



  32. The fabulous cynthia allegedly said:

    I would be in Belgium! I lived there for three years and still miss the food, the people, even the weather!



  33. The fabulous Claudia allegedly said:

    I would love a chance to win this book. I’m very interested in improv.



  34. The fabulous Lauren aka Giddy99 allegedly said:

    Australia would be pretty awesome right about now!



  35. The fabulous Robin (not ever sewing) allegedly said:

    “the ball and chain known as math” is my new favorite phrase :) Gorgeous improv!



  36. The fabulous Kathie L allegedly said:

    I’ve never been to Norway, so I’d love to be there to read the book!



  37. The fabulous Sarah in AZ allegedly said:

    I’d love to be in Paris eating a baguette with Camembert reading this book!



  38. The fabulous Marilee allegedly said:

    I notice several want to be where it’s warm and dry and of course, those of us in sunny California, where it was in the 80s yesterday, are desperate for rain
    In another world, I would like to receive this book in France!



  39. The fabulous Margaret Schindler allegedly said:

    Love your quilt. I so need this book and the country I choose is the USA. There is so much to see and do in our great country



  40. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    Hmmm - you could deliver it to me in Italy I think.
    Lovely chevron improv piece - have fun deciding what to do with it! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.



  41. The fabulous MrsV allegedly said:

    I live most of my life in the world of math. I don’t feel like it’s a ball and chain, but I do feel like I need to let go. If I could be in any country when I get the book I think I would pick the Netherlands. I’ve also wanted to go.



  42. The fabulous Colleen from Washington allegedly said:

    I love this! I too am bound by 1/4 inch precison. can’t wait to give something new a try in the good ole USA!



  43. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    This book is on my wish list! Would love to win a copy.



  44. The fabulous Vicki H allegedly said:

    I am happy to receive the book in the middle of Kansas and the USA. Thanks for the giveaway.



  45. The fabulous Sandy K allegedly said:

    I would love to be reading the book in Australia instead of snowing Minnesota right now.



  46. The fabulous Julie allegedly said:

    Beautiful book! Improv quilting scares me as well but I’d love to give it a try. And since we’re daydreaming about where we’d like to receive the book, I’ll go for Paris, please!



  47. The fabulous wendy allegedly said:

    your quilt looks great, well done for leaping out of your comfort zone! Any country? Russia.



  48. The fabulous Judith Hogan allegedly said:

    This book looks fabulous. Gives me the inspiration to go out and buy lots of modern fabric instead of the Civil War fabric I’m generally drawn to.



  49. The fabulous Alicia Merlino allegedly said:

    I would love to own this book! It looks like a great starting off point for practice with improv.



  50. The fabulous Bari allegedly said:

    I would love to be in Canada (preferably in the summer!)

    Beautiful book and quilts, and I love your little wall quilt. Gorgeous!



  51. The fabulous Lisa McGriff allegedly said:

    Oh I think I’m pretty happy right where I am in Abbeville, Alabama! So just send it on to me here!!



  52. The fabulous Elizabeth McDonald (catskill quilter) allegedly said:

    This book looks fabulous! I want to do more “playing” with quilts, and this would fit the bill!



  53. The fabulous Tamie allegedly said:

    Love, love your little quilt. I know exactly how you feel about giving up the preciseness. I think I’ll give it a try.



  54. The fabulous Lynda H allegedly said:

    I would love to be in England - my only visit there was for 3 days. Saw an awesome lot, but there is so much more that I want to see and do…love to travel and really like getting to the out of the way places and meeting everyday people.



  55. The fabulous LINDA allegedly said:

    HI,right here in the USA!
    Thanks so for your blog+giveaway!



  56. The fabulous Kim Bates allegedly said:

    I would love to win this book! I would be in Germany with my long-time friend Linda, who is also a great quilter! We would then jump right into some projects together!



  57. The fabulous Joyce Mitchell allegedly said:

    Love your chevron quilt - thanks for sharing. I’d be in New Zealand. Thanks for the chance to win.



  58. The fabulous Linda F. allegedly said:

    This looks like a great book. I wish I was in New Zealand.



  59. The fabulous Kathleen allegedly said:

    La France! Thank you for the opportunity to win what looks like a fab book!



  60. The fabulous Grace allegedly said:

    I’d stay here in New Zealand, is summer at the moment and it’s lovely. I love the idea of no measurements and not worrying about things matching up.



  61. The fabulous Nicole allegedly said:

    This book looks so wonderful! I would love a copy to rifle through!!! Thanks for the chance! And that little quilt your making….totally fab. I love the colors and the fact that the strips are offset! So cool! I vote wall hanging ;) Have a great day Monica!!!



  62. The fabulous Susan Jonsson allegedly said:

    Love the book….and the quilters participating on the tour. So inspiring at a time of the year that needs a Lift! Here in Washington State. Your sample is gorgeous….Love to see the finished piece!



  63. The fabulous Linda S allegedly said:

    improv quilting scares me, too, but I know my daughter would love the mini quilt top that you made…maybe I’m ready to make the leap!! :)



  64. The fabulous Janie allegedly said:

    Now a scraptastic book is just what was missing from my Xmas List! This looks like the very thing to dive into those scrap baskets with.

    I’d gladly open and delve into Quilt Improv while viewing the beautiful mountains of Scotland.

    Slainte.



  65. The fabulous Patty Goczalk allegedly said:

    Book looks fabulous! I wish I were in bella Italia!



  66. The fabulous Karen Ann allegedly said:

    Would love to win a copy…and thanks for offering!



  67. The fabulous Lee allegedly said:

    The book looks great! thank you!



  68. The fabulous Linda G allegedly said:

    Gorgeous! I want to try my hand at some of this to use up some of my batik collection!



  69. The fabulous Allison D allegedly said:

    OMG, I love this. And I love that you used the word HELLA. You’re so Portland lol.



  70. The fabulous Suzanne allegedly said:

    I love this book, too, Moncia. And I love what you made!
    Precise or improv, your work is always an inspiration. :>



  71. The fabulous leslie tucker jenison allegedly said:

    I like where I am (south texas) but I would happily swap for Italy!! The book looks fab!



  72. The fabulous Niku allegedly said:

    I love this approach to improv quilting! Would love to check out this book.



  73. The fabulous pkmegs allegedly said:

    The book looks great, haven’t tried improv quilting before. In Canada with the most snow I’ve seen in a long time, I’d swap shoveling for quilting soon.



  74. The fabulous melissa allegedly said:

    I love improv piecing. It’s so fun and unique! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this book. Thanks for the chance. The prints and colors look great together on your piece, by the way.



  75. The fabulous Jane S. allegedly said:

    Doing anything improv scares the daylights out of me, but after seeing your success I have hopes that I might actually be able to do some myself. I’m sure this book would be very helpful. Thank you for the chance to win!



  76. The fabulous Sue Staum allegedly said:

    I love the turquoise, gray and black combo! Improv piecing is my favorite and this seems like a great book for inspiration!!



  77. The fabulous Gunilla allegedly said:

    Bali please!!! Would love to go back- good food, great beaches, lovely Ubud… I think I also would go shopping for fabrics… Heaven in every sort of sense, right?!;)



  78. The fabulous LINDA allegedly said:

    HI,LOVE THE AQUA ,GRAY,BLACK!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!



  79. The fabulous Brittany allegedly said:

    This book looks so good! As for improv, I am right there with you. I need to breakout!



  80. The fabulous Patti allegedly said:

    The cover photo alone had me sold on this book! I’ll read it in Australia, please and thank you!



  81. The fabulous katybee allegedly said:

    I do like the look of those chevrons. Thanks for the giveaway. I’m sitting in Northern New England but would love to be in England about now.



  82. The fabulous Salamanda allegedly said:

    Love your colour scheme and the improv chevrons on your mini quilt.



  83. The fabulous Bonnie allegedly said:

    looks like a fabulous book! I chose two countries to be in, Switzerland and Wales.
    Would love to shop in quilt shops in different countries.



  84. The fabulous mailergoat allegedly said:

    Intriguing book! I love her fabric designs, didn’t know this was out.

    What country…Morocco, maybe? With lush fabrics and a bit of shade from the slightly-too-hot sun? Sounds so lovely…

    (and great mini-pillow-quilt!)



  85. The fabulous Allison allegedly said:

    I’d love to be in italy to receive this book!



  86. The fabulous Terry allegedly said:

    Love your little improv quilt!!! I’d love to be in Australia since it’s summer there right now :)



  87. The fabulous Tanya Quilts in CO allegedly said:

    Looks like a fun book. Thanks for the opportunity!



  88. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    I wish I was reading from somewhere in the southern hemisphere right now - I’m missing summer sun! Love your little quilt Monica! And I’m going to put away the Christmas cookie jar by March 1st too! Thank you for the giveaway!



  89. The fabulous Renea allegedly said:

    This book looks really interesting. I guess I like being in the U.S. so that is where I would want to be. Thanks for the giveaway.



  90. The fabulous Kathy allegedly said:

    I would love to be in Estonia…and receive this book.. it’s a wonderful place, where my mother grew up.



  91. The fabulous Maryvonne allegedly said:

    I would love to receive this book sitting on your couch, Monica, and chatting about Math, because I am not so good at it and I think I can learn from you!!! But my own couch(in the Netherlands) and your blog is also nice!



  92. The fabulous tusen allegedly said:

    Just for a moment I’d like to be in a country with lots of quilt shops to buy some fabric to go with the book, so probably US, but otherwise I’m quite happy in my moderately cold Poland :)



  93. The fabulous Fran allegedly said:

    I live in Australia & we’re having a summer of record breaking heatwaves so I’d like to be in a cool climate to win & receive this lovely book, maybe Canada? Thanks for the chance to win.



  94. The fabulous Helen in the UK allegedly said:

    I’d love to be in with a chance of winning a copy of the fab looking book. If I could choose the country to be in when I win … I’d pick the USA so I could gorge myself on all the yummy quilt supplies I could :)



  95. The fabulous Jennifer Gleich allegedly said:

    Looks like an amazing book. I’m a precise quilter who also has a hard time with improv but who also has a massive supply of scraps. This could be the answer!



  96. The fabulous Nicole Sender allegedly said:

    This is an awesome book that I would love to use as a guide to be more creative.



  97. The fabulous Mhairi allegedly said:

    This looks like a great book. If I was to win and be magically transported to any country I think I would choose America - so I could meet all the awesome people on that I have met online in person. Might take a while so having a new craft book to look through would be great. :D



  98. The fabulous Siobhan allegedly said:

    I’m in Ireland now but am from the eastern US. If I had a choice of where I would be when receiving a copy of the book, it’d be the Pacific NW. Maybe in the San Juan Islands or a farm on Sauvie Island. Oh, to dream…



  99. The fabulous Archie The Wonder Dog allegedly said:

    Lucie’s book looks amazing! I think I’d like to be in Austria - I’ve been re-reading some ‘Chalet School’ books (I loved them as a child and it’s nice to go back and read them again!) and now fancy seeing the mountains and lakes of the Tyrol!



  100. The fabulous Heather allegedly said:

    Wow, freedom from quilting math……I might be nervous! This book might help me too, thanks for the chance.



  101. The fabulous Becky Greene allegedly said:

    Germany!!!! Having just eaten a delicious schnitzel meal and relaxing by a fire in a cozy ski lodge… please and thank you!



  102. The fabulous Joy allegedly said:

    Your mini would make a fabulous pillow. I’m so excited to try this book!



  103. The fabulous Rita allegedly said:

    I am thinking this book is right up my alley since I am not so precise in my quilting. For some reason things just got out of line here and there and it is very frustrating. This book looks like a it has lots of fun and beautiful projects that would make me feel a whole lot better about my quilting abilities!! Hopefully. I would love to receive it while on a quilting cruise to Hawaii. Why not! Thanks for the chance!



  104. The fabulous JaneRH allegedly said:

    I would love to win this book! If I could be in any county, it would be where the sunshine is warm and the people are friendly…how about Costa Rica?



  105. The fabulous Megan allegedly said:

    I love your improv block! And I’d love to be in Italy to receive a copy of the book. Thanks!



  106. The fabulous Liz allegedly said:

    Looks like a great book. In my dreams I’d be picking up a copy of this book in France!



  107. The fabulous Barbara G. allegedly said:

    I live in New England US, but I love Ireland. We visited last year The countryside eas so beautiful and the people so friendly. Thanks for the chance to win the book!



  108. The fabulous Molli Sparkles allegedly said:

    March 1st! Haha… Gurl, get those dec’s down stat so you can concentrate on the real task at hand! No one likes the smell of moldy pine cones anyway! Thanks for the giveaway!



  109. The fabulous Jenelle allegedly said:

    Being in the middle of a PNW winter, I’d take a sunny location like Hawaii or S. California. Australia sounds fun too (a popular suggestion in the comments I see), but I don’t know what happens to someone acclimatized to Seattle who is then dropped in the middle of their kind of summer. Might melt of something. ;)



  110. The fabulous Sharon S allegedly said:

    Italy. That blue water & the great food are calling me. Thanks for the give away. Lovin’ this book!



  111. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    This book is already in my wish list! thanks for the chance.



  112. The fabulous Sue G allegedly said:

    I’m in Canada, cleaning the house and doing laundry like a madwoman so I can start on two baby quilts tomorrow, when the hubster says ‘We really need to take the tree downstairs down’. What he really means is’You do it while I lie on the couch watching sports’. The damn thing is staying up all year. Thanks for the chance though!



  113. The fabulous quiltmom anna allegedly said:

    I live in Canada and wouldn’t have it any other way- it is a great place to call home. This is a terrific looking book and I would love to win a copy.
    Regards from Alberta,
    Anna



  114. The fabulous Peggy A allegedly said:

    Your post makes me want to play. Hooray for Quilt Improv!



  115. The fabulous Phoebe allegedly said:

    Oooooooo…. I’ve been seriously lusting after this book. I love the mini-quilt you made - I can’t wait to see how you quilt it. Thank you for the giveaway!



  116. The fabulous Wendi Lauren Dickherber allegedly said:

    Someplace warm like Belize would be nice :)



  117. The fabulous Lora W. allegedly said:

    I love where we live in coastal Virginia but I would love to visit London.



  118. The fabulous Carol Browne allegedly said:

    I love how you made the background and the borders match. It’s beautiful this way - the design in the centre feels like it’s floating. I should give it a try.



  119. The fabulous Lilpuddin allegedly said:

    Thank you for the chance to win. Love your blog!



  120. The fabulous Kathy allegedly said:

    I would want to be in Australia cuz it is summer there and I always have wanted to go there.



  121. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    I would love to be anywhere with a beach right now, so that leaves the country open to many possible choices!



  122. The fabulous Janne Ellingsen allegedly said:

    Oooh, I would love to win this!



  123. The fabulous Crystal S. allegedly said:

    I am now in Florida but wish to be in Denmark, Norway, and Finland area to have home time to quilt to see the sights and enjoy the view.



  124. The fabulous Judy allegedly said:

    Yes, looks like a real help to get out the scrap box! Thanks



  125. The fabulous sharon allegedly said:

    I am drowning in leftovers (I don;’t want to call them scraps) and I could really use this book!



  126. The fabulous pam w allegedly said:

    Awesome book and I stay right here in the US



  127. The fabulous Linda Pawlak allegedly said:

    That book looks WONDERFUL! Thanks for the chance to win!



  128. The fabulous Chandra allegedly said:

    Yep, those look like a lot of the colors I purchased last time I was fabric shopping in Portland - lots of teals and navy from Cool Cottons and that Dear Stella ikat was on sale at Fabric Depot during the summer meetup! I love seeing those colors together.



  129. The fabulous Jenni allegedly said:

    I’d be in Holland, in Delft, where they serve the most amazing pancakes!! Your mini quilt is lovely and the book looks like one to keep delving into. thanks for the offer



  130. The fabulous Lynne Tilley allegedly said:

    I love our little quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!



  131. The fabulous Matt allegedly said:

    This is a great way to use some of my scraps.



  132. The fabulous Denny allegedly said:

    This book looks like fun! I’m lovin’ the USA. I sure enjoyed our time in the UK, too, but I’d rather be there when it’s warm and drier.



  133. The fabulous Barb allegedly said:

    Would love to be in France to receive this beautiful book



  134. The fabulous sadie allegedly said:

    i love it right where i am! with Quilt Improv book i’d be in the State of bliss, because i have spent a lot of time wanting that book!



  135. The fabulous SandraR allegedly said:

    I would like to be in Italy to receive this book as it is a beautiful country, hopefully it is a little drier and warmer there than the UK.



  136. The fabulous Ann allegedly said:

    I’m in sunny Australia, it’s summer and it’s hot and it would be even better with a copy of this book. Thanks,



  137. The fabulous Marisa allegedly said:

    I would love nothing more than to be able to receive a copy of this book in Ireland! I have loved seeing the images of creations from the projects in this book. It’s on my wish list for sure. Thanks for the opportunity!



  138. The fabulous Barbara allegedly said:

    Hi! I live in Italy, but I would love to be in New York City. Baci



  139. The fabulous Jan allegedly said:

    I would love a shot at winning Lu’s book, Monica ~ thank you!
    And wonderful turquoises and grays in your small piece.



  140. The fabulous Cindy J allegedly said:

    This looks like a great book! (Glad to hear that I am not the only one with Christmas still up!)



  141. The fabulous Leah Corbin allegedly said:

    I would love to be in Australia right now. I’ve never been, but it seems amazing!



  142. The fabulous quilt musings allegedly said:

    Just LOVE improv quilts and the one you made is very cool! This book looks incredible! Thanks for the chance to win :)



  143. The fabulous Lisa Marie allegedly said:

    Well, I am thinking about visiting Ireland or Italy or New Zealand or Australia. But I would like to get the book when I’m at home in the US — where I’m close to lots of fabric and can start making something right away!



  144. The fabulous shelly s. allegedly said:

    Love the modern look of this! The book looks like a lot FUN!



  145. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    What a fun looking book, and I love your improv quilt. I think I would be right here, in California. It is heavenly these days.



  146. The fabulous Dita allegedly said:

    Ooh, I like what you made! I think I wanna make something similar like that for a pillow case :)



  147. The fabulous Shawn allegedly said:

    The book looks like such fun. I need help in the improv area so this would be a big help. Thanks for the chance to win.



  148. The fabulous Susan allegedly said:

    This book looks awesome, and I am in the warmest part of the US right now, the Arizona desert!



  149. The fabulous Beth T. allegedly said:

    This sounds like a great book, with a real sense of Lucie’s style and creative sensibilities–I’m sure she has a lot to teach me.



  150. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    I’d love to be reading this lovely new book here in Maine, US, except in summer by the shore.



  151. The fabulous Carol allegedly said:

    Looks like a fun book!



  152. The fabulous superstitches allegedly said:

    I have a serious pile of scraps that would benefit from that book. Looks like a great book.



  153. The fabulous June @ QuiltQuest allegedly said:

    Any country? USA - Cambridge MA! It’s like a different world to me now sitting in San Diego. Enjoyed my stay there last year and am looking forward to returning! History, public transportation, walking culture, universities, book stores, friends, snow and glorious blooms in the spring! This book is calling out to me, would be so much fun to win a copy. Thank you for putting my name in the hat for the drawing!



  154. The fabulous Leigh Ann allegedly said:

    You give me hope as a non-impov person. “What if I make mistake?” gets in the way of letting loose and having fun. Country - how about a tropical and sunny country…Bahamas?



  155. The fabulous Rebecca T allegedly said:

    I’d be in the UK. Easy-peasy.



  156. The fabulous Laura M allegedly said:

    There’s no place like home, I live in the most beautiful part of Canada ever! I’ll take rain over snow almost any old day. I’ve just started into improv and it’s definitely scary but kind of fun! Hoping to win, and looking forward to your visit to Abbotsford in April.



  157. The fabulous Bekk allegedly said:

    I’m in a part of England that is usually blanketed in snow this time of year but is unusually warm (as warm as can be in winter) and dry so I’m happy here. Maybe Japan would be a nice place so I can visit my friends.



  158. The fabulous Susan in OK allegedly said:

    I’d be in England. My paternal grandfather was born there and came to the US by himself when he was 17. I’d love to visit his homeland and see if I could find my cousins.



  159. The fabulous Meg allegedly said:

    I’m always wishing to be in the UK again. I have such great memories of a vacation there!



  160. The fabulous Mariah allegedly said:

    I love what you did with those fabrics!



  161. The fabulous marilu allegedly said:

    I am so impressed. I need to use my scraps and would love-love-love to win.



  162. The fabulous Julie allegedly said:

    I love your small quilt, it turned out great. Thanks for the chance to win this great book.



  163. The fabulous Kim M allegedly said:

    I’d have to go with Australia or New Zealand. I’d love to do an awesome multi-week trip around both countries someday and right now it is way warmer there than it is where I live!



  164. The fabulous Susan Stanton allegedly said:

    What an exciting new book! Would love a peak inside. Thanks for the giveaway chance.



  165. The fabulous Candy Beardsley allegedly said:

    Our wind chill factor here is nearly 20 below….yep, I’d vote for receiving this wonderful book in Australia or New Zealand. It’s SUMMER there!



  166. The fabulous Sarah P allegedly said:

    I feel a bit like a hermit right now, so home would be a great place to page through this book.



  167. The fabulous Kristin allegedly said:

    Ooh! I like your block a lot!! Can’t wait to try it myself.



  168. The fabulous Kathy allegedly said:

    I love this book. Great pictures and color! And I love the page layout - fantastic for the visual learner.



  169. The fabulous Nathalia allegedly said:

    Oh Goodness, your little quilt is ADORABLE! It has all my favorite colors.

    If I could be in any country right now, it would have to be New Zealand so I can be together with my fiance. Oh, how I miss him so!



  170. The fabulous Marianne allegedly said:

    I’ve got to try improv!



  171. The fabulous Julia Perucca allegedly said:

    I’m from Argentina, but I would love to be in Scotland!



  172. The fabulous christopher allegedly said:

    i love your blue hutch, it is blue isn’t it? and all the white accessories.



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