Thursday, December 05, 2013

Strip-Smart Quilts II

Hi there hoppers, welcome to my day on Kathy's Strip-Smart-Quilts II book tour!  Holy cow I am following some tremendous people, far more entertaining than me!  Like Carrie.  Did you read her post?  Yeah, you should do that. And then come back!  Then there was Barb and Mary. More great reading, more great photos and another great block!  Yesterday was Pat Sloan, she really went to town on the Mall quilt block! Lots of great in progress pictures. 

STrip Smart Quilts II
 
Like everyone so far on the list, and like Pat, who will be on deck tomorrow, one thing we share is our friendship with Kathy and our admiration of work!  This is Kathy's second Strip Smart book, and I was lucky enough to make a quilt in the first book, so I'm familiar with that really cool ruler. 

STrip Smart Quilts II

It's hard to pick a favorite quilt in the book, I'm drawn to all brightly colored quilts. The photography and staged shots are really so nice.  I also really like reading the inspiration behind the quilt, particularly The Mall, pictured below. 
 

STrip Smart Quilts II

Kathy shares lots of anecdotes along the way, and I think it makes the quilts even more special.  Of course the instructions are wonderful, Kathy knocks it out of the park. 

Strip smart quilts II
 
Like everyone else, I had to get out some fabric and get reacquainted with that ruler!  I happen to have some fabric laying around!

Strip Smar Quilts II

I cut my strips and got started on a block from Calm Before the Storm. Kathy's instructions had me back in business in no time!

Strip Smar Quilts II
 
And before too long I had a nice block!  (with my incorrect center I know.. I'm not perfect by any means!)

Strip Smar Quilts II
 
Kathy is awarding a grand prize, so be sure and leave a comment here for a  chance to win! I've already won, I have a great friend in Kathy!! 
 
I hope you're all having a great week! xo
 

120 Comments:

Blogger diane said...

I like your incorrect center!

5:08 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Very nice block! Looks like a fun book! :-)

5:10 AM  
Anonymous Brenda SCHONIG / imsumbunie@aol.com said...

I love your Red white and blue block, it is always a great combo I'm my opinion. I would love to win the book and ruler. My next quilt is The First Ladies. I think this ruler would be a grand help in cutting.

5:12 AM  
Blogger Sue H said...

Great block. This book sounds really useful and I like everything I have seen from it so far.

5:14 AM  
Anonymous DianeP said...

Wow! That is one crazy-looking ruler, but it looks like it really helps make some beautiful blocks!

Incorrect center? I don't see any problems. Oh... forgot I'm riding along on my horse at 300 feet - can't see any problems at all!

5:16 AM  
Blogger Lee said...

This looks like another great book! thank you! love the block:)

5:17 AM  
Blogger mascanlon said...

Looks like another fun book to add to the collection. I love this ruler. have a great day Pam and stay warm.

5:29 AM  
Blogger Peggy Carstens said...

I like your quilt block. The book looks like it has lots of nice patterns.

5:42 AM  
Blogger Susan C said...

I love your block. It's not incorrect, you just made a design change! I don't have that ruler....yet... it looks like a great one to add.

5:43 AM  
Blogger Lynette said...

A simple block that leads to a striking quilt! I love it! Will have to look for the book and check it out!

5:59 AM  
Blogger Glenda in Florida said...

Been following all the blog posts this week--all the quilts and blocks look wonderful. Would love to make a quilt with this technique.

6:01 AM  
Blogger Bluebird of the shire - Gay Youngman said...

This book and ruler look like just what I need starting Monday. I will start my retirement and get to spend my time enjoying my gigantic stash and books, and....

6:04 AM  
Blogger lindav said...

Cute block! I think I really need this book :)

6:09 AM  
Blogger LisaT said...

Ah, what a great friend to say you have a great friend. Thanks for the chance to win. Love you color choices. All the others have look great too - a very nice block!

6:09 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I am working on some square table covers for gifts for the holiday season. This book looks like a great resource and the ruler sounds exciting.

6:10 AM  
Blogger Renee said...

This looks like such a fun book and ruler!

6:17 AM  
Blogger Cynthia Meredith said...

Both the book and ruler look like a great opportunity for some sewing funtime.

6:32 AM  
Blogger jean said...

What do you mean incorrect center? Your block looks great. IMHO an artist can change, alter, omit anything they want. Follow your muse!

6:35 AM  
Blogger Lee Ann L. said...

Lovely block! I don't see anything wrong with the block. It looks fine to me!

6:41 AM  
Blogger Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

This is why you are never supposed to point out your "mistakes"! I would never have noticed the incorrect center, it looks fantastic. :)

6:43 AM  
Blogger momma said...

I would never have noticed either. Looks lovely.

6:49 AM  
Blogger M.W. said...

Thanks for the chance to win. You are right it is hard to pick a favorite from what I have seen of this book they are all GREAT!
Shawn

6:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so excited to know that the instructions are well written. As a beginning quilter, I would love to try a new method. Thank you so much for the opportunity. J

6:56 AM  
Blogger Robin Huss said...

Love your block. I could really use this book and ruler. Thank you for the chance to win.

7:03 AM  
Blogger sndy1 said...

Really like the colors you chose for your block.

7:13 AM  
Blogger Jean Bradley said...

Would love to win this new book and ruler. Thank you for participating!

7:15 AM  
Blogger SewSister said...

I saw that ruler a couple years ago and was fascinated. It's time to give it a try!

7:17 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Great technique - it appears to be relatively easy yet gives difficult-looking results.

7:20 AM  
Blogger Laceflower said...

One cannot have too many rulers!

7:51 AM  
Blogger VickiT said...

I really love all the blocks shown so far in the blog hop. I really like the one you've made, even with that incorrect center. I like it.

7:53 AM  
Blogger janice said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance.

7:57 AM  
Blogger MoeWest said...

It's not incorrect, it's a variation! I had to look twice to figure out what was wrong. It looks like a great ruler and book.

8:04 AM  
Blogger SewSealy said...

Cute Block! Thank you for the opportunity!

8:09 AM  
Blogger annmarie said...

This little book hop is so much fun. I love getting to know new bloggers & see what they are up to. Thanks for sharing your block - it's lovely.

8:10 AM  
Blogger Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love Kathy's patterns, and this book looks like a winner! Thanks!

8:43 AM  
Blogger La-Isa said...

Love your colour choice and block. I can't see any incorrection,... Anyway, would that not make it a special SPECIALpam Quilt...? A few weeks ago on my regular patch by hand bee, i had one of these mornings doing silly 'wrong' things, like patching a triangle instaed of an quarter... One of my beefriends came up with the idea of just putting an other triangle to it and tadah... My square! Brilliant,! She added: this will bee your very own special quilt now... That's what i like about patching and quilting... Trying to be perfect and then .... Let it go... Its life on its own.. Even more alive!
Take care, and Best Wishes!
Xx Liset

8:51 AM  
Blogger Lisa E said...

I am totally intrigued by this technique. Thanks for the chance to win.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Gill said...

I love your block with the incorrect centre!!

8:59 AM  
Blogger Melissa @ Missouri Mel said...

Fabric just laying around.

8:59 AM  
Blogger Vicki H said...

I would so love to win the ruler. Thanks for the chance.

8:59 AM  
OpenID paigeg said...

I like everyone else would love to win this ruler and fantastic book by Kathy Brown. I retired last November and have just started my first quilt! This book has some very pretty designs in it that even a novice like me can complete! :)

9:05 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

Thank you for a wonderful post! Kathy is visiting our guild in April. Can't wait to see her quilts and learn some of her techniques! Merry Christmas!

9:15 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

I would love to have this book and ruler. The blocks are beautiful Thank you for sharing

9:38 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

Thanks for sharing the info about this book and ruler. There is no such thing as incorrect in quilting just originality I think your block looks just great.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Becky S. said...

Looks like a great book! I would love to win a copy.
Thanks for the chance to win.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

I love your incorrect center--we all have them! Thanks for the chance to win some fun!

10:00 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Your incorrect center is so pretty. It makes it yours. I love the colors you chose. Happy piecing...

10:03 AM  
Blogger Therese Ruff said...

Interesting ruler. I like easy!

10:03 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Love your block - incorrect or not! Book looks very fun!

10:19 AM  
Blogger Marca said...

Your block looks fine and fun! Nice book and ruler.

10:29 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

It took me a minute to figure out why your center was incorrect, but it looks fine in red!

10:51 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

This looks like a must-have book and ruler. Thanks for the great preview.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Angelia Lanouette said...

As a new quilter I am always on the look out for inspiration. This ruler and book look amazing! I really love The Mall quilt. I really like your block just the way it is. Thank you for sharing! anglanouette at gmail dot com

11:12 AM  
Blogger kervei said...

Lovely, I like your block!

11:29 AM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Sounds like a great book! Like your block :-)

11:30 AM  
Blogger Sallie said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

11:48 AM  
Blogger selleck said...

But I like it with the red center instead of the blue. I think it would look good either way but am drawn to the red. The good thing about quilting - no one knows it is different from the instructions unless you tell them. shhh

12:47 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Great block! I am awaiting my PKPicnic. Love love the navy blues! Thank you for the chnace at the book and ruler. Looks like my kinda stuff!
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

1:04 PM  
Blogger Sewgirl said...

I think your block turned out great...Love the fabric~

1:14 PM  
Anonymous dianna eickhorn said...

y'all are making this look like fun! and, that's what I love about quilting....fun :)

1:45 PM  
Blogger Barb and Sharon said...

I will have to give this ruler a try. You can never have too much quilty stuff!
Barb@Witsend

2:46 PM  
Blogger PK Sews said...

It's fun to see how this ruler works. I never would have guessed that these blocks were strip pieced. I love the color and design combination in your block. Thanks for sharing!

2:54 PM  
Blogger Rose said...

Nice blocks. Would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

3:25 PM  
Blogger LeAnne said...

Love the idea of a ruler that cuts three triangles at once. Thanks for the giveaway.

4:00 PM  
OpenID shawn said...

Very pretty, I like the red, white and blue, thanks for the giveaway.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

4:04 PM  
Blogger Laura B said...

I don't have a problem with your centre. I call myself the imperfect quilter because I want to enjoy the process more than sweat about perfection.

5:18 PM  
Blogger Crickets Corner said...

I am going to have to get one of the rulers and have a go at it. Love the patterns I've seen so far.

5:19 PM  
Blogger kshackabq said...

Your block looks terrific, Pam. Love the blue with white dots. That looks like such a fun ruler, and the quilt samples are wonderful. Guess I'm gonna go shoppin'

5:21 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Love the quilts you have shown from the book. So clean and crisp! Thank you for the chance to win!

5:22 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

I love your block and would love to win the book and make the Flip Flop quilt. Thanks for hosting the give-a-way.

5:26 PM  
Blogger Craftygnomewife said...

I love your block! That ruler looks like it would be fun to use. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

5:50 PM  
Blogger Cecilia said...

I like the fabrics in your block and the book looks great. Thanks for the giveaway.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Emily C said...

Friends are awesome =) Love the block, looks great from here!

7:13 PM  
Blogger Teresa Stanulis said...

Looks like a great book to have in one's quilting library!

7:55 PM  
Anonymous Penny said...

Love your block, the fabrics are fun. Like to try this ruler and the patterns in the book!

8:13 PM  
Blogger CathyK said...

I think your block is just perfect the way it is!! It sure looks like a great book!

8:15 PM  
Blogger KittyAnnArt said...

Looks like a fun book! I've never seen this ruler - looks interesting! I shall place both on my 'Santa' list! :0)

8:22 PM  
Blogger OhioLori said...

I loooove your block!! Don't be so hard on yourself!! You did great job!!

The Book & Ruler are amazing!!

9:12 PM  
Blogger kbo said...

What kind comments you gave to Kathy! I can tell you have a special friendship.

11:40 PM  
Anonymous Ellee said...

I like bright quilts just as you do. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

1:11 AM  
Blogger Kathy Sue said...

I have loved every single pattern displayed from this new book! It has so been added to my Christmas list. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

3:39 AM  
Blogger DebrafromMD said...

Love the block!

6:29 AM  
Blogger JoanG said...

Looks like a great book and ruler. Thanks for the chance to win.

7:16 AM  
Blogger Janarama said...

Love your block and the colors you used. The center is not an error, it's a variation. Thank you for the chance to win the book and ruler. Looks like it would be a lot of fun.

7:31 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

HI,LOVE ALL OF THESE!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

8:30 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

I would love this book!

9:15 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

I would love this book, and I like your block with the red center. Thanks

10:36 AM  
Blogger Lo said...

I would love to have both the book and the ruler! I love your block. I don't see anything "incorrect" about the center! ;-)

10:48 AM  
Blogger Water Lilly said...

Love that block you made using that ruler. Makes me want to make one :)

11:06 AM  
Blogger Lyn said...

Looks like a really neat book!

3:23 PM  
Blogger Quiltsmiles said...

Nice comments and review of this special a new to me technique, thanks! Jane

3:42 PM  
Blogger Julie Crooks said...

I LOVE the "mistake". In fact, I have the book checked out from the library and I think I like your version better!

8:21 PM  
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11:59 PM  
Blogger QuiltSue said...

I love your block and I don't think you have the centre wrong, it's everyone else that's doing it wrong!

12:01 AM  
Blogger Quilting in the Deep South said...

I'm really intrigued with this book and ruler. It looks like so much fun. And your block looks great just the way it is. Thank you for a chance to win.

1:39 AM  
Blogger Michele said...

This ruler looks wonderful from everything I've seen on this blog hop. I've already put it on my wish list for Santa this year but if I'm lucky enough to win one, I can put something else on my wish list.

4:31 AM  
Blogger Machelle said...

I think this ruler is going on my Christmas list! I like you block. Going to check out this book,looks like there are projects I will actually make and finish

7:04 AM  
Blogger Paul Burega said...

What a great red/white/blue block - I see a quilt of valor quilt with this!

I love how this book and ruler make such wonderful quilts so easily.

7:42 AM  
Blogger LJ said...

This is one of the strangest looking rulers ever! But look at those marvelous quilts. My favorite is Flip Flops. Lately, I've been drawn to quilts with lots of white.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Jacklynn said...

Thanks for the awesome give away!

10:15 AM  
Blogger Marianne said...

This is such an odd looking ruler. It makes quilters look like we are holders of some arcane knowledge that the common folk can only guess at!

11:07 AM  
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8:07 PM  
Blogger GO STARS! said...

Looks like a fun book and love your block. We all make incorrect blocks at times.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Carrie P. said...

I think this ruler is pretty cool. Love the blocks it can make. Thanks for the giveaway.

2:41 PM  
Blogger Tilda H said...

I loved your fabric choice,! Would love the ruler and book, I could have great fun! Thanks and Merry Christmas

2:55 PM  
Blogger barb said...

this is just what i need for inspiration and to cheer me up. thanks for a great giveaway. babcorbitt@gmail.com

3:14 PM  
Blogger Denny1600 said...

I like your "incorrect" center, too.

3:56 PM  
Blogger pajtr said...

What fun!!
"Incorrect center"????
Huh???
Pam, I really like your creative interpretation... Your artist's prerogative to change whatever you wish!!

Great block/choices!!
Pat T.
in Michigan

4:29 PM  
Anonymous Lucine Lane said...

I love the blocks made from this book and ruler. Your block looks fine to me.

4:30 PM  
Blogger Donna Joy said...

Yes I also have fabric laying around. This ruler looks kinda handy, would love to try it. Thanks.

4:34 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Love your block! I'm glad I'm not the only one who errs.

5:17 PM  
Blogger usagypsy said...

Great block! And I never would have known the middle was wrong if you hadn't said it was. It looks pretty darn good to me.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

That's a very interesting ruler! I'd love to try it out. what a pleasure it would be to meet Kathy! All of her friends are raving over her on these blog posts!

7:29 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

I've been enjoying this blog hop. I'm also having trouble picking out what is incorrect about your center. Love your blog.

4:53 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

The Mall is calling me - the quilt not the building!

2:51 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

I love your block, and don't see a problem with the center either! Hope I'm not too late for the giveaway. Would love to win
Kathy's book and ruler. I think I would have tons of fun with it!

5:29 PM  
Blogger Pat O said...

Oh my I'm so excited about this giveaway! I've been wanting to play with this ruler for a long time! The book and fabric are just a plus! And I'm posting on Pam Kitty Morning's blog. What could be better? Such CUTE fabric! Thanks!

6:06 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Love the idea of this ruler. It looks like it would be so much fun to work with!

8:14 AM  
Blogger TheStylishHome said...

Her books and rulers are on my wishlist! LOVE THEM!

8:08 PM  

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