Saturday, August 06, 2011

Mary Lou that's who!

Happy Saturday my friends.. how are you? I'm having a two Saturday weekend since Bret had yesterday off. I love that. Two days to lounge on the swing with coffee and magazines. This morning I'm reading my friend Mary Lou's new book, Out of the Box with Easy Blocks. I've been a fan of Mary Lou's work for years, starting with Whimsies and Why Nots.




This book, written with her friend Melanie, is another great book about whimisical style. And like a great friendship, they've combined their talents to instruct us on how to make these fun blocks. The first half of the book is about construction and technique and the remaining half is projects and a great gallery of quilts made by Mary Lou and Melanie to inspire you.



The projects are cute..



and I'm pretty sure you can find something that suits your fancy.



Would you like a chance to win a copy of Out of the Box with Easy Blocks? Mary Lou has generously sent me an autographed copy for one of my readers, so leave a comment and I'll draw a name next week!

71 Comments:

Anonymous Andria said...

I love those ice cream cones!

6:28 AM  
Blogger randi said...

oh fun! i just made my first paper piecing project and i am so excited to learn more.

this looks like a great book!

6:28 AM  
Blogger SandraD said...

Looks like the perfect way to start my very first paper piecing project!! Couldn't get any cuter!!

6:43 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

This looks like a great book! I love the ice cream cones.

6:45 AM  
Blogger inese said...

I love Mary Lou's style! This would be a perfect book to help me make a 'happy quilt'!

6:54 AM  
Blogger ferne said...

You got me with the coffee pot and then there was a cup...I am smitten with this book!

7:05 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

I would love a copy of this book. Its on my WishList!

Now, I'll go check out what else you have to show me on your spot. I'm new here.

7:11 AM  
Blogger ellen gets crafty said...

I would be so happy if I won this book, the cow pattern is too cute!

7:18 AM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

The book sounds fun and interesting. Something I would like to have for sure. Of course it seems everyone knows I LOVE quilt books. Thanks for a chance to win a signed copy. Hoping you are having a PamKittyMorning.

7:20 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

I'd buy that book on the cover alone!

7:23 AM  
Blogger Ila said...

Everyone needs a coffee cup quilt. Enjoy your day!

7:32 AM  
Blogger sandy said...

This looks like such a fun book. I would love to win it! Thanks for inspiring us.

7:36 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Looks like a totally fun book and I love the coffee blocks!!

7:49 AM  
Blogger Lee Ann said...

The coffee pot and mug blocks are too cute! I can see myself making some for a friend! This book looks really cool. Thank you for a chance to win.

7:57 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Cute book...love the coffee cup! Thanks for sharing Mary Lou.

8:03 AM  
Blogger Anita said...

That looks like a wonderful book that is full of my new favorite way to piece. I took a paper piecing class a couple of months ago and I'm hooked. My fingers are crossed.

8:15 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Coffee and quilting together? That is a must have! Thanks for the chance.

8:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always love new books and this one looks like a lot of fin!

Grace



Qwer1@cox.net

8:32 AM  
Blogger Mom2RyandSis said...

What a great new book love the coffee cup and the ice cream cones are too cute :) Thanks for the chance to win!!

8:50 AM  
Blogger mascanlon said...

So cute...thanks for the chance to win! i have Whimsies and Why nots and someday hope to get to play around in this style!

9:05 AM  
Blogger schmidt1016 said...

Mary Lou has such a great sense of humor and warmth. I'm sure this book is wonderful. What you've shown us is too cute!

Leslie S. in MN
esclante at comcast dot net

9:10 AM  
Blogger quiltmom said...

What a great book- I love the chickens and coffee cups and lots of the other fun things that she has created in her second book. Thanks for the chance to win such a nice book.
Warmest regards from Western Canada,
Anna

9:48 AM  
Blogger gill said...

This looks a great book!

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like some cute projects. Like the ice cream cones. Thanks for the chance.

Darlis

10:23 AM  
Blogger marylouweidman said...

Thank you Pam for your comments on the book. I just wanted to mention, this is not paper pieced. No paper to tear off and make a mess with. :0)
Good luck everyone! Pam you are awesome

10:25 AM  
Blogger Judi Wright said...

I would love to win that book and make lots of the adorable projects!

Love your site and your work!

Judi Wright
nt12mny@yahoo.com

10:38 AM  
Blogger soren2go said...

Whimsy is where I'm at these days. I'd love to win that book.

11:20 AM  
Blogger Nina Lise Moen said...

I love all of her books and would like to add this new one to my library. Thank you for the chance!

11:22 AM  
Blogger priscilla said...

I'd LOVE to win a book by Mary Lou. I love her stuff!!!

11:26 AM  
Blogger Sandie ~call me crazy said...

How fun! I'd love a chance to win a copy. Thank you!!

11:36 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

I love the coffee cup. I have never tried one of these kinds of blocks, so it would be a treat!!

12:00 PM  
Blogger Quiltycat said...

I love MaryLou books!...and thanks to you for the chance to win!

1:12 PM  
Blogger jenny said...

Love your blog and Mary Lou's too. Hope to win.

1:14 PM  
Blogger Quilting Mama said...

Ladies,
I just won this book through another blog and it is truly WONDERFUL!!!!! Best of luck to you all in this contest. You will just fall in love when you get this little treasure!
Sincerely,Lynn or
thisquiltingmama@blogspot.com

3:18 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Who doesn't need a little whimsy in their quilting life? and a rhyming book title to go with it. Count me in girls.

5:11 PM  
Blogger mamabug said...

Here things are definitely whimsical and so very cute would love the inspiration :)thank you ! k.bugbee@att.net

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

would love a chance to win her new book

6:11 PM  
Blogger Lynne said...

The designs certainly are wonderful fun! I'd love to win a copy of this book.

6:36 PM  
Blogger angie said...

Oh...I would love this book especially to use with your fabric! :)

7:06 PM  
Anonymous Sheryl F. said...

I would love to win this book. Fan4may at aol dot com

7:25 PM  
Blogger Cotton Blossom said...

Super Cute! My best laid blocks often end up whimsical! Looks like a fun book....

7:44 PM  
Blogger Verna G said...

So exciting to get a new quilting book! I would love to win

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Brenda said...

This book looks so fun!! Would love to win it!!

9:32 PM  
Blogger lpnjam@aol.com said...

Mary Lou has great ideas and this is a great giveaway!!

10:40 PM  
Anonymous Marcia S said...

Mary Lou = Fun. Sadly summer will be on its way out soon and a fun project would be just the ticket. Thanks for the opportunity.

4:35 AM  
Anonymous Duabe said...

Mary Lou's book looks like so much fun! It would be great to use for a quilt group challenge - imagine all the amazingly different coffee cups there would be?!?!?

5:34 AM  
Blogger Dandelion Quilts said...

Aren't those blocks lovely? I couldn't pick a favorite if I tried!

7:45 AM  
Blogger Jean Burke said...

Mary Lou is awesome - her patterns and quilts just make you smile - and we need more of that in the world, right? Thanks for the chance! Piece....

8:40 AM  
Blogger Grandma Shell said...

Love paper piecing! Everyone needs a red polka dot coffee cup! This book would be sooo much fun.
PS--Your page is so cheeerful, it's the one I go to for a pick-me-up! Plus the fact I can live in CA vicariously through you and Elizabeth!

9:06 AM  
Blogger Penny said...

Love it!! Cute ideas!

10:31 AM  
Blogger Bellen said...

I'd love to win this book. Ideas are great, look simple enough for a novice like me. Thanks for the chance

11:42 AM  
Blogger connieteasley said...

I would love to win this book. Looks like fun and I love to paper piece! ;)

2:22 PM  
Blogger DONNA said...

I've been making lots of table runners for bridal showers and other gifts. Just a peek at this book has planted some new ideas in my head. Would love to see it all!

5:02 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

This books looks really fun! Thanks for the chance to win it!

5:11 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

I am ready for some inspiration with this book! Cute cover!

6:15 PM  
Anonymous loralie said...

I like the chicken on the cover!

11:52 PM  
Blogger Janice said...

What a fun book! Thanks for the giveaway!

3:57 AM  
Anonymous kathy said...

Pam, Pam, Pam...how you tempt me to NOT clean house. Naughty, naughty!!! :)

6:00 AM  
Blogger Memaw and Papa said...

The book looks adorable! I may have to pick it up today can't wait when all you fantastic bloggers, and designers give us ideas I always am the benefactor. Big thank you
Cindy in Utah

7:23 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

I would love to have this book!!! Love the ice cream cones!

7:49 AM  
Blogger angelsister1951 said...

how exciting i would love a copy of this book... marylou is a hoot love her inspiration on story quilts...
ter

8:20 AM  
Blogger mel b mcfarland said...

Hi Pam,
thanks so much for showing our book on your blog. All the blocks and projects in the book can be made again & again, using different fabrics, & no two are alike. Mary Lou and I are doing this right now and loving the results. There's something for everyone, with birthday cakes, angels, princesses, flowers, sweets and even a way to personalize, using a fast alphabet. Hope to see you in Houston!
xox,
mel

9:40 AM  
Blogger dokiquilts said...

oh yes please--very cute!

10:06 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Wow! I could go for that book - cute! Thanks!

2:54 PM  
Blogger hookinct said...

Such cute projects, love them all!!It will be hard to decide which one to do first.

5:22 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Thanks for a chance to win her great new book.

11:38 PM  
Blogger Bailey said...

this book is so me! I would love love to win a copy!

7:41 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I would just love a copy of this book. Found your blog on Pinterest.

5:58 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

LOVE the coffee cup block! LOVE your blog, too!!! :)

8:48 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

This book looks faaabulous! I'd love to win it.

11:02 AM  
Blogger Shasta said...

It does look like a great book.

5:19 AM  

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