Thursday, September 20, 2012

New quilt book: Springtime in the Rockies

Last Spring the very talented Konda Luckau contacted me about contributing to a book project she was putting together called Springtime in the Rockies.  I was so honored to be invited.  And now the book here - it is so much fun to see my name in print! 
This book is a collaboration of 15 quilting projects by 9 different designers who live here in the Rocky Mountains.
 
My contribution is this basket quilt. 
 Ta Da! There it is! 
And just in case the weather (here in the northern hemisphere, at least) has you in more of a 'fallish' mood, here is another version I created using a more 'fall' color palette.  I'm thinking I'd really like to try this pattern in all solids at some point for another completely different look. 
Springtime in the Rockies can be purchased hereAs part of the Springtime in the Rockies Blog Tour, I have a copy to give away.  And I'll even include a bundle of fabrics to create your own spring baskets quilt in time for next spring!  To enter just leave a comment on this post.  Giveaway closes Sunday, September 23 at midnight MST.  Giveaway CLOSED.

Winner: Random Number Generator #3 (how often does that happen?):

Congratulations and thanks for the giveaway!


For other opportunities to win, visit the other stops on the tour:

Sept 20 - Amy Smart (Me!) and A Quilting Life  
Sept 23 - Emily Herrick and Kathy Miller 
Sept 24 - Karlene Riggs and JoyLyn Rigby 
Sept 26 - Machelle Preston  and Kim Walus 

143 comments:

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

What a cute motif. I really like the colors of your "fall" one. Congratulations!

Pamela said...

Congratulations on your book! I imagine that you are super happy with how it turned out.

Sallie said...

Congratulations and thanks for the giveaway!

Tiara said...

Congrats to you! So talented

Sonia B said...

How fun to be published. Thanks for the chance.

Misty West said...

Congrats on the book! I am in LOVE with the fall colorway....it is so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win the book and fabric.

Barbie Mills said...

Such a fun book, and such a cute basket quilt!

Ellen said...

Congrats on the book, Anna! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your design!

ellenbruton[at]gmail[dot]com

Gunilla said...

Congrats to participating in the book! Lovely baskets!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Debra said...

I love the basket pattern. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

giddy99 said...

Wow, congratulations! Lovely baskets and thanks for the chance!

Kathy H said...

Congratulations on the book. Looks like some great patterns and I love all those orange baskets.

Sandra said...

This is a really great book to win. There are so many quilts to choose from as well as photographs. Love your baskets. Fall is in the air and it is time to quilt. So, why not try to win that fantastic book along with your other goodies. Thank you.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

gccmom said...

Congratulations! The baskets are so awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.

Julie Romero said...

Looks like a great book...love the basket quilt!!! Thank you for the giveaway! :-)

Helen L said...

That looks like a fun book, and I especially like your orange version of the baskets (orange being my favorite color!!) Congrats on your name being "in print"!!!

Sheila said...

Love the basket quilt! Looks like a great book. Hope I win. Thanks for the giveaway : )

Lisa Marie said...

I love these compilation books -- you get such a variety of styles and techniques. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lena said...

Love the basket quot and the fall colors

Kimberly said...

How fantastic! I live to the west of the Rockies and have driven up and over many times in my life. This book looks like a great read on the next road trip... or if I'm the lucky winner, i can sew something up and then bind while on the road!

Jenny Wren said...

Lovely work as always Amy. Hope to see you tonight.

Marcia W. said...

Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this wonderful new book, and some fabric to make that pretty basket quilt too. I appreciate your taking the time to review this book as it sounds interesting to this flatlander (me).

Laurel said...

Love the premise of the book and your quilts. Thanks for sharing.

Angela Bullard said...

The quilts all look amazing! I especially love the one that you did in orange & blue.

Missy Shay said...

Your quilt looks great! Thank you for the chance to win a copy!
missysaprons@gmail.com

tabbiegirl said...

I've always wanted to make a basket quilt! The book looks great! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

ritainalaska said...

great color choice for your fall basket pattern! this would be a fun win ... would have a good time working out of this book! thanx for the chance to win it.

Lee Anne said...

I am a "basket lover"....your quilt is lovely - would love to try my hand with the new book...Congratulations!

Erin said...
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Erin said...

It looks like a very happy book. I'm looking forward to seeing more of it.

Elisabeth said...

Congratulations! It must be amazing to see your name in a book. Fantastic giveaway, thank you.

Angie said...

Ooooh, I love your baskets!! :) Congrats on being published---what a thrill. :) I have to have a copy of this book. :D

Karen said...

Love your baskets. Thanks for the giveaway.

Linda said...

HI! LOOKS LIKE A REALLY NEAT BOOK!
THANKS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN IT!
HAPPY STITCHING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Heather said...

Well, I just love those checkerboard and tulip quilts!

Val said...

As a Colorado Rocky Mtn gal I am soooo tickled for you! COngratulations and your quilt is darling--I can see this in a little grand daughter's room. Thanks for the giveaway-

Jocelan Thiessen said...

Just found your cute blog! Gonna have to try out some of your patterns one day!

Hilachas said...

Your spring baskets are so pretty. Thanks for the opportunityto win the book.

freakadoodles said...

Cool book! I love the colors in the fall version.

ljeanne said...

I'd love to make your baskets.

ljeanne said...

I'd love to make your baskets.

Jessica Oliveto said...

I love the fall version! Orange is the best!

michelle said...

I really like the orange and blue quilt, I love how eye-catching those colors are! Thank you for the chance to win!

Katy Cameron said...

Congrats on getting printed! Love the orange colourway :o)

Shelley said...

I've been wanting to try a basket quilt, and your pattern looks perfect! Living in the shadow of the Alberta Rocky Mountains, I think this pattern book is such a fun idea :)

Joni said...

Congrats on being published! I love the orange/blue colorway...so cheery. Thanks for the chance!

Carolyn said...

Woohoo! I love your giveaways :) The pattern you created is fantastic!

Christine said...

Congratulations on the book!

OhioLori said...

Love your Baskets quilt!! In both colorways too! Waaaay cool! Your do Awesome creating!! No wonder they wanted to include you in the book! How very exciting & Special! Congratulations!!!

Thanks for chance to win your Drawing!! :)

Joyce said...

I just visited Colorado for the first time 2 weeks ago and went to the summit of Pike's Peak...absolutely beautiful part of the country. The book looks great, would be thrilled to win.
joyce.spaulding@myfairpoint.net

pizzaeater said...

I love your color combination of the blue and orange. The basket pattern is so cute. I want to make one.

Marion said...

FABRIC??? Count me in :) I love your colorway!

Judy1522 said...

Congratulations! It looks like a beautiful book with some great patterns.

Erin McSweeney said...

congrats thats so exciting, and you've created a great quilt.

sandra said...

What a lovely basket quilt, that is on my most make list and I really love the one in the fall colors, it is very striking and more me than pastels. Thanks for the give away.

Barbara Woods said...

congrats and thanks for the giveaway

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations!! The book looks awesome!! Thanks for sharing a copy.

Carol said...

Very fun. I love the baskets "fall version."

Diane said...

Oh My Gosh Amy--Congratulations! You must be so excited and proud! I'd love a chance to win a copy! Thanks so much!

jmniffer said...

Great looking book, congratulations! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Cindy said...

Congratulations!! Looks like a wonderful book and I'd love to try your basket quilt!:) Thanks!

girlsmama said...

Yay Amy! I have all of Konda's books and would love to add this to my collection! Especially since I know most of the quilters!

Vickie said...


That looks like a must have book! Love your basket quilt and congratulations on your accomplishment.

LesQuilts said...

Hi! I love your lovely baskets and in a quilt too!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Take care, Leslie

Carol said...

I was born in Colorado so the Rocky Mountains have a special place in my heart. I just love basket quilts and yours is so sweet. It would totally make my day to win this book along with super cute fabric. Thank you do much for the chance.

Jennifer said...

Fantastic giveaway, thank you for the chance :)

TX Sarah said...

I love the aqua and orange version!

Tammy said...

Cingrats!!!! Love the basket quilt! Can't wait to read the book :) Thanks for the chance to win!

cherie godbey said...

Looks like a great book! I live in Fort Collins! :) Thanks for the chance!

Anita said...

Love both versions of your baskets! Congrats on the book, looks like fun!

Renea said...

Love the colors used in your basket quilt. Thanks for the great giveaway and congrats for being asked to contribute to this book.

mjb said...

Congratulations:) How exciting!!! I would love to win a copy, but if not it is on my "I want ASAP " list:)

Jeanne Gwin said...

Don't you just love fall air, cool, crisp, tingling, smell good smells? I know I do! thanks for a chance to win and love your quilt. Think solids would be interesting.

JoyceLM said...

Love your baskets. Thanks for the chance to win.

Tina said...

Looks like a very interesting book, and I like your baskets in both colours.

Lisa said...

The book looks great! I like the baskets in teal & orangee

Laura Dickinson said...

Very cute!

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

Thanks for introducing me to to this title. It looks like a great book. I've love to add it (and some fabric) to my library. Thanks for the giveaway!

Linda said...

I love the looks of the book. Thanks for sharing about it. Always read and enjoy your blog.

DeeAnne said...

Congratulations on this book! I love the basket pattern you chose. I would love to win the book and fabric to make this quilt!

NoaF said...

look fantastic!

Mariana Nortje said...

Love your quilt for the book, love your blog that I receive so regularly, but give aways? I don't love them, living so far away I never seem to qualify, so to the happy lady that will win: Congratulations and enjoy!

vintage grey said...

Congrats on the book and your beautiful quilt! So exciting!! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway! happy weekend to you! xo Heather

Cheryl said...

The book looks wonderful and I love your basket quilt!!! Congrats to you on being part of such a fun book!

BizyStitches said...

Congrats on being in the book. I'm love the quilt. Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

Cindi said...

What a fabulous book! Thanks for the great give-a-way!

Sharon said...

Congratulations! What a great book.

Sandy D said...

Congratulations on being in this book. I like Spring Baskets.thanks for a chance to win

Lindsay_Loris said...

Congratulations! Love the autumn colours quilt:)

Miss Jean said...

I just moved to Colorado so I would love a chance to win the book!

Pam said...

I am in love with the fall colours, I have been scared to use orange for a long time but have recently started to use it as an accent colour. This is a great giveaway and I thank you for the chance to win.

Vivian said...

Love the orange in the basket quilt. Thanks for the give away.
Vivian
sweetlildaisy5566@yahoo.com

Deb said...

LOVE the orange and aquas! congrats on the book~ so very exciting! thanks for a chance to win your giveaway!!

Tenney Family said...

This looks like such a fun book!!!
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QuiltObsessed said...

Love the look with the modern fabrics! What an accomplishment on the publication. I look forward to your blog everytime I check my email.

Sarina said...

Cute, fun book! I live on the Utah side of the Rockies! Congratulations on the book!

Ginny Worden said...

Love the pastel baskets. I am sure the Easter Bunny would approve!

Heather said...

That's a fun idea for a book! I love the patterns in it, I'd love a chance to get my hands on a copy, congrats for having such a pretty pattern in it :)

ikk said...

Congratulations;) I guess it is a great feeling to see your name in print. Your basket quilt is great, I'd love to see it in solids.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Congratulations!! So pretty :)

Artsy-Craftsy Ivy said...

I love your contribution! Congrats!

Julie in WA said...

Ooo, I love the idea of using solids for the baskets! Great quilt!

Mary said...

This looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Judy said...

Love the baskets.

Wlsngrl said...

I'm new to quilting but would really enjoy a great book to teach me more blocks!

adaisygarden.com said...

What a beautiful quilt! I think it would be fun to make one for my daughter!

mindingmomma said...

like the fallish colors you used

Lis said...

What an awesome pattern and a fantastic giveaway.. Enter me! I want to WIN!
lisamcgriff@hotmail.com

Seacoast Quilter said...

Very cute quilt. Congratulations on the book.

candacek said...

Love the quilt! Would also love the book!

CDR Mom said...

Congratulations!!!! Whether I win or not, I want one of those books!!! and one for my oldest daughter . . . one for my mother . . . .

c said...

oh how i need something to pull me out of the sewing block I have going on!
the colors you show in the book are my faves, my machine sets there and calls
to me, but I have my head in the clouds...I need to get back to something that makes me feel real again.

Janine said...

I LOVE your pattern. This book would be a great addition to my library.

wyldfyre63(at)aol(dot)com

craftytammie said...

congratulations! looks like a good book!

Linda said...

This looks like fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love the orange and turqoise baskets Amy - so pretty!

Claire said...

Congratulations on your contribution to the book - it looks wonderful and I would love to get my hands on a copy.

Cecilia said...

Congratulations! It is very cute.

hueisei said...

Congrats and I'd love to win a copy. Thanks!

missavene said...
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missavene said...

Congratulations to you!! And thanks for the chance to win <3 missavene at gmail dot com

nancy b. said...

Looks like a great book, thanks for the chance to win it. I love any kind of basket quilt, too!

Barb said...

Love the Rockies! Love baskets! and Spring is my favorite time of year :)

Linda said...
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Pugs said...

COngrats! I really like the fall basket quilt. Thanks for sharing the love!

lisa said...

Amy, such happiness! I have only been quilting two years, have appreciated your blog. Thank you for a chance to win a book.

Jo said...

You have every reason to be proud!
As autumn is upon us and I was already dreaming of spring, I try my luck

Valerie said...

Looks like a fabulous book...especially since I live in the Rockies too! Love your basket quilt!

Jacklynn said...

I love the orange and blue variation of your basket quilt - the pastel one is pretty but kind of pale. I also love the "Fresh Cut Flowers" wall hanging picture you show - I would love to win this book! Thanks for the give away!

Kalynn's Creations said...

Fall is my favorite time of the year, and a lot of my quilts are in fall colors. Love the oranges in you fall basket quilt. Congratulations on a project well done - would love to win the book - will probably buy it if I don't win. Looks like lots of fun.
Thanks again

Mariel said...

How fun! This book looks great. It's amazing how different a quilt can look depending on the fabric you use. Love the blues and oranges in your basket quilt.

Sally said...

It looks like a great book. thanks for the chance

paulette said...

WOW!! I LOVE this basket quilt!! I would definitely make that one...if I should be lucky enough to win this wonderful book!!
Thanks for the chance!
Paulette

Dora, the Quilter said...

Oh, that would be so sweet--especially since I live in a more southern part of the Rockies.

Nxx said...

Congrats!! The springtime colours are gorgeous and have inspired me as it is spring here is Australia right now :D

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Both colorways of the basket quilt are lovely, I'm particularly fond of you Fall colors. Looks like an intriguing book.

Patty said...

Very cute basket quilt, congratulations!

sandy said...

Would not know that the quilts are from the same pattern. If I win, will you autograph the book? Congratulations on having your name in print.

Mary said...

The Basket Quilt is adorable! Congratulations! How fun!

JPatz said...

Can't wait to see the rest of the book! Baskets are my favorite.

Vivian said...

Oh what a great looking book!!!! and I love the title.

Thank you for the chance.

Siobhán said...

You had me at basket quilt. Love it! Thanks for the opportunity to win the book--it looks great.

Carolyn Bahl said...

Cute blog. Really like the hexagon ideas.