Monday, January 19, 2009

Book and Template Give Away

book I made a Grandma’s Fan Quilt years ago for my DD.  She wanted it made out of blues and she picked out the fabrics.  I was cleaning out my closet and found the book and the rotary cutting templates stuffed into the back of the closet.  Since I don’t plan on making a second quilt I thought I would give them away.  Here is the pattern book called “Fan*tastic.”  Apparently the TV show “Quilting from the Heartland” must have done a show or series on this pattern. None of my TV stations have ever carried this show.  Currently I am not able to get any quilt show.  This saddens me since I used to walk on the treadmill while watching “Simply Quilts.” I would learn something and get inspired while getting my exercise!

templates You can see that the thick pink laser cut templates already have “sandpaper squares” attached to them so they don’t slip while you cut the pieces.  You will need a small rotary cutter to do the cutting accurately. 

So I will send you the book and the templates if you are the winner.  All you have to do is make a comment and I will randomly pick a name on my mom’s birthday which is February 2.  It is also Groundhog Day.  I forget if the groundhog is supposed to or not supposed to see his/her shadow.  It is all nonsense since Punxsutawney Phil has only been correct less than 30% of the time.  You could toss a coin and do better with your forecast for the rest of the winter!!  On February 2 I will post the winner’s name and you can claim your prize once you send me your snail mail info.

Here are some photos of the fan quilt I made my DD.  This was the only quilt I sent out to be machine quilted.  It was just sitting around not getting finished so I figured paying someone to quilt it was better than having it just sitting in the closet as a UFO. 

fan1 

fan2

fans up close I don’t remember who  quilted it, but they did a great job quilting feathers, fans in the white blocks, etc.  I think the person was just starting out and did not charge very much to do it either. Unfortunately I won’t be giving away the quilt with the book.  But if you were ever thinking about making this beautiful quilt here is the chance to win the pattern and templates for free.  There are some great ideas for wall hanging size quilts in the book.  There is even a stocking and a tree skirt pattern if you only want to do a small project.

Chris

49 comments:

KatieQ said...

I love your blue fan quilt. If you did not mention that it was quilted by a beginner, I would never have guessed. Thank you for the opportunity to win the tools to make the fan quilt.
KatieQ

jatteam said...

ooooh i just love the fan quilt, too! i sure hope i will be the winner, i would love to make one myself!!! thanks for the chance to win the book!!!! i will be keeping my fingers crossed, which will make it hard toget anything done!

Holly said...

The quilt is timeless! Looks like it would be fairly easy to make! Put me in the drawing!
Thanks!

Shirley said...

I love the way your daughter's quilt turned out....I'm partial to blue fabrics. I'd love a chance to win!!!!!!!!

mtsuz said...

The fan quilt is beautiful. I would love to try a wall hanging.
put me in the drawing.
Suzanne R
mtsuz@yahoo.com

scrappingfaye said...

WOW!!!! What a beautiful quilt. I work as a nurse, and one of my residents has a fan quilt that I have admired. Have been thinking about doing one of my own.

Jo in Scotland said...

Lovely quilt, and it looks like the templates worked a treat! I have Shar Jorgensen's templates for a Double Wedding Ring quilt, but haven't had a chance to use them yet. I would love to give your templates a try, but we'll have to see if I win or not. :)

Joan said...

I've always loved fan quilts, so count me in, please!

Tricia said...

Hi Chris,

Grandmother's Fan quilt is very pretty. Love the blues and white.

Nice of you to offer your book and templates in a drawing! That's a great way to diminish your clutter. (Now you have me thinking....... hmmmmmmm.......)

Hope I win!!!!

Thank you,
Tricia

Misty M. said...

Winning this prize would be Fan-tastic! Thanks for having a fun give-away!

Shirley said...

Hi Chris - Put my name in - I love the fan pattern, and the templates will be very useful. Shirley P (from learningfa)

Sewing San said...

This is a beautiful quilt. In fact your blog is very nice. I'd love to make a fan quilt. Thank you for sharing your tools with some lucky winner.
Sandy in WV

Lesauri said...

Your daughter's quilt reminds me of some of the quilts that my grandmother used to make. I always wonder how much she would of appreciated all the time saving items and tricks that people have come up with to make quilting such an easy task. No cardboard templates, rotary cutters and the such. Please consider my name for your draw. Thanks Lesauri

Burtine said...

I love that fan quilt Chris. You ar such an accomplished person. Blue is my favourite colour.
Burtine

doni said...

Lovely fan quilt. I made a paper-pieced NY Beauty and I bet those templates would come in handy on the curves.

doni @ Oregon coast
fellow stashbuster!

loves cats said...

Hi your quilt is beautiful!! This my frist time to this site but I will be back. I would love to win the book an templates you are so generously giving away.

Ruby said...

Hi, Chris, today's my day for visiting. Saw your note on stashbusters. Please enter me in the contest for the fan book. dixielee@intrstar.net

Skye said...

It's gorgeous and I bet your daughter so cherrishes it...I've been wanting to do a "fan" quilt for a long time so if by some chance I win, it will most certainly go to good use..Thank you for the opportunity...hugs, Skye

Beth said...

Hello Chris - Saw your post on Stashbusters and came on over to check out your blog. Very nice fan quilt you made your daughter. Have always wanted to make one - but the acrylic templates make it easier. Please put my name in your give away. How sweet of you to "share". Thanks, Beth in Birmingham, AL

MaryLu said...

Wow! That fan quilt is beautiful!! You did a terrific job. (And so did the lady quilting it.)
I'd love to be entered in the give a way.
Thanks!!

Vickie said...

Chris,
That is a lovely fan quilt. It makes we want to make one!

Janet Hartje said...

Chris, you have such a variety of quilts! You are a never ending source of inspiration.
Janet

Wahnoma said...

What a pretty quilt you made for your daughter. Many thanks for the opportunity to be in the draw for the book and templates, too.

Wahnoma said...

What a pretty quilt you made for your daughter. I love the blue.

Thanks for the opportunity to be in the draw for the book and templates.

Bandmom2008 said...

Your blue quilt is even better than the one pictured on the book! Fabulous!! My kids are into the whole Asian thing so I enjoyed looking at other quilts on your site as well.

Alice said...

Ooooh! How pretty! I think I'd be making many of them. I love blue and white quilts. Too bad you don't know who quilted it, she did a lovely job. Your daughter did great too in selecting the fabrics. I loved looking at the beautiful quilts on your blog. You are an amazing quilter and artist. I am especially drawn to the one at the top of your blog page. Just lovely!
QUILTEDCAT52

Craftyme said...

What beautiful work you do. I can only hope to be that good one day.
Debbie NY

Becky said...

Wow what a pretty quilt!! I would love to make one like it and the templates would be so welcome. Please enter me in the contest

Tennye said...

I think your quilt is wonderful and if my saying that gives me a chance to get the pattern well that is all the better. lol I used to watch the TV show you are talking about, but it isn't available any more here. I don't get quilt shows anymore either, I miss them.
Tennye

lkwquilter said...

After my mother died, I went through her stash and found she had made a quilt in this pattern. I had no idea she had done this and never did find a pattern or instructions. She was always quilting with her women's club/groups after we had all left home. I think your colors and quilt is beautiful and want to thank you for sharing with us. You are certainly a talented quilter.

Mom Walds Place said...

Chris, I am so impressed! I wish more gals felt the need to complete their UFOs. There is so much potential folded up in closets. Thank you for sharing that you had help finishing it. Alot of us need to hear that giving up some control is okay. A finished item that is a little different is so much better than an unrealized dream. You took a chance and it came out FABULOUS! I bet DD adores it!

Quiltbeagle said...

I love this fan quilt...I'm partial to blues anyway, but this one is just SO pretty. I would love to win the templates, but if not, I will still make a fan quilt one day using your colors. The quilting is wonderful as well! Thank you for sharing.

GeeGee said...

Love your fan quilt. Blue is my favorite color. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks!

Michele said...

Hey, February 2 is my Small Man's birthday, he'll be four.

It looks like a fun quilt - put my name in as well, please?

Fiesta said...

Chris that is a very nice gift.
Count me in.

boonies495 said...

WOW -- that quilt is wicked awesome!! I like the blues and I'm a purple person!!

Sue Cahill said...

Beautiful quilt, I love traditional quilts like this. Looks like the templates would make the construction much easier to do than th eold fashioned way.

Thanks for sharing.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Joan said...

Your quilts are beautiful!!!! I love your taste in designs and colors.

LuniLadi said...

Your fan quilit is lovely and the quilting is terrific! Mya daughter will be graduating from college in May 2010...maybe I could make one for her! The templates/book would certainly make it easier! Thanks for the chance to win.
Doreen aka LuniLadi
cosenzas@optonline.net

Katy said...

Chris, lovely quilt. Don't think I could ever make this quilt without templates. Groundhog Day is one of my favorite movies!
Katy

Lady Lois said...

Your blue fan quilt is beatiful ...it reminds me of my dear sister (lost to cancer)...she always loved doing Shar's quilts. Please enter my name in the draw. Thank you.
Lois1932cal
aka Lady Lois

AverettLadyNana said...

Love the Grandmother's Fan Quilt you made with the book and templates. I'd love to be entered in your drawing to win the book and templates.
Certainly is a wonderful giveaway.

DEANA said...

wow she did an awsome job. reminds me of the fan quilt my great grandmother had, and she had hers in blues as well. Been wanting to make one and never could find a good set of templets. and look a little scary for someone new to that part of the design world till I broke it down into sections.
deana

quiltlover2008 said...

This Fan quilt is beautiful. I would love to make one, put have been scared to since I am beginner. I have some Asian themed fabric that I would love to use to make a fan quilt. I love your site and you are great to offer this giveaway to all of us. Thanks for your wonderful work, they are just beautiful. Quiltlover2008

bunbear said...

The blue fans are beautiful! Great job.
Tammy K. in Illinois

OliviasMyKid said...

You did an absolutely beautiful job on this quilt, and I'd love a shot at making it as well. Please wish your Mom a happy birthday. Great blog!

Christine

Lovie said...

Please enter me in the drawing, I have never made a fan quilt. Made a few Dresden plates, but no fans. Have a template and book would be great.

Sharon said...

Wow Chris the fan quilt is awesome,,always wanted to make one. You have wonderful blog and filled with inspiration..thanks for sharing

Wendy said...

Your blue fan quilt is beautiful, and you did this as a beginner quilter! You did a really good job. Thank you for the oportunity to win the templates and book, hope I win! Wendy