Monday, January 6, 2014

Lucie Summers' Quilt Improv Book

Today I feel so lucky to be a part of the blog tour for Lucie Summer's new book, Quilt Improv: Incredible Quilts from Everyday Inspiration. This book is full of gorgeous color and inspiring photos. If you like the look of the modern, improvisational style of quilting, but need a little help getting started, this book is for you. 
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In the beginning of the book Lucie introduces and teaches 12 different styles of improvisational piecing.
A couple of my favorites include the Basket Weave and Chevrons and I love this variation on the chevron technique.


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Then Lucie provides a beautiful variety of quilt designs using the different methods she introduces. I guarantee this book will inspire to to pull out your scraps and use them to create something new and beautiful.
I couldn't resist pulling out some of my own scraps and trying Lucie's Chevron technique. I really liked the method she used because there was so little fabric waste compared to other methods that create similar designs. (I even pulled out some of my carefully hoarded Summersville scraps to play with.) I can't wait to play more.
Today, I have a copy of Quilt Improv to give away to one of you! If you would like the chance to win, just leave a comment on this blog post. If you want to, share your feelings about improvisational quilting - are you an experienced improv-er? Or is it something new and out of your comfort zone?

Giveaway open until Sunday, January 12 at midnight MST. GIVEAWAY CLOSED

WINNER: JennyJanuary 6, 2014 at 1:20 PM
I love improv quilting, because the quilts I love most have something unexpected. I love to be surprised, and although I don't always add this element to my projects, I wish I could. Thanks!! I'd love this book.
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Also, check out the other reviews (and opportunities to win a copy of Quilt Improv) at other stops on the book tour going through the rest of the month. To see the other stops on the Quilt Improv blog tour over the next month visit Stitch Craft Create. Enjoy and good luck!

255 comments:

  1. There's an incredible range of improv blocks here - I love the 7th block in particular
    Here's to more free form blocks .....

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  2. Looks fantastic! I love improv quilting but would need help and this book looks very inspiring! x Teje
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I used to do a little improv when I was in quilting bees, but I have no done either for a long time. A shame as I enjoy it and would love the inspiration to do some more.

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  4. That book looks amazing - like you I particularly love the chevrons. I have dabbled in improvisation, but somehow never been happy with the result. Maybe this book might change that?

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  5. Looks like a great book - my brain really struggles with improv so I need all the help I can get :)

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  6. This book looks great. I like more modern looking improv quilts and have experimented on my own but am yet to successfully improv anything! I definitely need help in that area!

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  7. The improv technique is definitely out of my comfort zone......I'm trying something now and don't know if I should do more or give it up and stick with more structured patterns. This book might give me the guidance I need.

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  8. I really like all these unusual quilts. It's like anything goes!

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  9. Thanks for the chance to win the book. I would love to learn her chevron technique that doesn't waste so much fabric.

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  10. This book looks so interesting! I have made slab blocks and string blocks, but not enough for my own project. I need to do some using up of my scraps - they are getting out of control!

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  11. Looks like a great book. I love improv and have done a few for swaps and bees, but I have trouble letting go and letting it happen and not be a pattern. Guess I need more practice.

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  12. This is something I have never tried. I would love to win this book and try improv quilting

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  13. Improv quilting always feels like play. I would like to find the confidence to do it more.

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  14. just like sophie above...i wish i had more confidence!!! i absolutely love to play and will do it with scraps... but there are times i am overwhelmed with larger pieces or fabric collections, for fear of making a mistake. i far prefer improv to technical piecing.

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  15. I have only done the most basic of improv sewing -- wonky log cabins. I have had a lot of fun with them. I think this book could move me into some more adventurous improv piecing. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. The colours in the pictures really catch my eye. I'd love to try out some new ideas and techniques.

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  17. The book sure looks great. I could sure use it as I need all the help I can get. Improv puts me way out of my comfort zone. It's hard to teach an old dog new tricks - I'm the old dog! Thanks for a chance to win and therefore, learn something new and exciting!

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  18. Out of my comfort zone.
    Maggiecolorado@gmail.com

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  19. I would love to win this book and give improvisational piecing a go - I think i would love it. I hate cutting fabric to size!!

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  20. I love seeing her beautiful quilts!

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  21. I've never done improv quilting and would love to explore it!

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  23. Those are beautiful quilts and blocks! I would love to win the book!

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  24. I would love to win a copy of this book, because I need to improve my improvisational skills.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. I've never tried improv piecing but it looks fun. thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. This is way outside my comfort zone - I usually buy fabric for specific projects but I have some scraps I need some inspiration to use!

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  27. The book looks so inspirational - thanks for the great giveaway!

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  28. I have quite a few scraps that need to be used up, and this book seems like just the ticket! I generally do not do improv sewing/piecing, but am certainly interested in trying it! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  29. I have a whole bucket of blue scraps that I need to do this with.. Would make a great baby boy quilt!

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  30. Would LOVE to learn this to use up my tons of scraps that I can't bear to part with! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. I'm not usually a fan of improv blocks, but there are some neat ones here. It just might change my mind!
    Sandy A

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  32. At first glance I had passed over this book I have so many but you have peaked my interest with this post. I would love an opportunity to win a copy. Thanks

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  33. I really enjoy improvisational quilting and plan to do more of it in 2014.

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  34. This is such a great book! I bought it for my bee gift exchange and had a hard time letting it go.

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  35. Totally out of my comfort zone, but I love the look of it and want to give it a try.

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  36. Improv is not part of my current mode of sewing but I think this book will make me a convert!

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  37. I've made one improvisational quilt - using rectangles. It was easy technically, but very hard not to over- think all my colors and sizes. I'd like to try more -- this book looks wonderful & I'm definitely going to pick up a copy.

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  38. I've never made an improv quilt ~ yet! It's definitely going on my bucket list :) Thanks for the chance ~ fingers crossed!!

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  39. I haven't done much improv quilting, but I'd love to try. I love the look....but I'm hesitant to work without a pattern. So a book like this would be great!

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  40. Striving to become more of an improv-er.

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  41. Ohhhh! Such quilt eye candy would love to learn improv! What a wonderful looking book!

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  42. I really like improve piecing. Nothing too wonky though! This book looks great.

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  43. This looks like something I would like to try.

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  44. I love Lucie's fabrics and this book is on my wish list as I want to try improv piecing.

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  45. Love the improv blocks put together with sashing. Looks like a bright and colorful day outside a window - we need that right now!

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  46. Love improv style quilts...would love to learn more from the book. g.dunn@shaw.ca

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  47. I struggle with improv quilting, but my scrap piles are growing and I need to learn to let go a little! :)

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  48. I don't struggle with improv. I struggle more with regular piecing as I have tried everything to get a consistent 1/4 inch seam and nothing works. With improv, I don't have to worry about it.

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  49. I love the improvisational style, and I'd love to win this book.

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  50. I love the 12 different style improv blocks in this book. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  51. These blocks look like so much fun! I haven't done much improv yet (probably because I don't have a ton of scraps to work with).

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  52. Ooh! These are gorgeous. I'm sort of an improv quilter already but I haven't really thrown myself into it with a purpose. I think it would be cool to try.

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  53. Great quilt blocks! I've always used a pattern until a few months ago when I made a wonky star block and an improv log cabin block for do. good stitches. I loved both, so I'm sure this book would give me some guidelines to continue with improv - or is guidelines and improv an oxymoron?

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  54. I tend to start with a block or a pattern for each quilt, but I never end up following them 100%! Its fun to add little extras :)

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  55. I love her fabrics and have this book on my wish list!

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  56. I get a little anxious when thinking about improv blocks bc i really love matching everything up all nice and precise. But I like the look of improv quilts. Maybe the book calms the anxiety of things not matching up? :)

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  57. I haven't been brave enough to try improv yet but what a beautiful inspiration!

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  58. I'd love a chance of winning a copy of this book. I've played with strings a few times, but this book seems to give lots more ideas for scrappy improv :)

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  59. HI, THANKS FOR SHARING A GREAT BOOK GIVEAWAY!
    KINDA NEW TO QUILTING, BUT LIKE THE SCRAPPY IMPROV.

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  60. I love the 'make it up as you go' within limits. It reminds me of the "use it up" and "waste not" era of quilting. My last challenge to myself was a string block with colors I don't ordinarily use/like. Love the quilts shown from the book!

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  61. This book is definitely on my short list! I love some improv quilting but haven't yet been able to break into it myself. Even when I do something scrappy, it's very calculated LOL

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  62. SO love improv! Need to do it more often!

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  63. Sounds like a great book, very inspiring!!

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  64. I would definitely like to do more improv quilting! Have done a little bit, but it's still outside my "zone." Thanks for a chance to win this book!

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  65. I would love to win this book - it looks like it is just the "board" I need to jump into the improve pool

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  66. Thanks for the giveaway, I could definitely use some more information about improv. piecing.

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  67. I love improv- and some of those designs are very inspiring!

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  68. Looks like a wonderful book. I like the idea of techniques that let you do your own thing rather than a specific pattern.

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  69. Sounds very interesting. Sort of what my grandmother would have called a "crazy" quilt. I have never done one, but it sounds like it might be more my sort of thing. I am just learning to quilt and have issues with blocks not coming out quite the right size. But I don't worry too much about it right now. After I get a couple under my belt, then I'll worry about it.

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  70. That book looks perfect for me!

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  71. I made a chevron scrap last year. It was really fun.

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  72. This seems like a great book. i am a huge fan of improv work and the more modern quilts. I have only pieced one improv quilt together and I would love to try another.

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  73. I'm new to the world of improv but would love to get my hands on this book and learn!

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  74. Thanks for highlighting the chevron block here. I love that. I'm just new to improv and am working to re-program my 'traditional block' brain. Love your blog. Thanks for the inspiration and color!! Barb

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  75. What a great idea. I've only played a little with improv blocks in my bee, but I'd love to learn more and get comfortable with my own projects. Thanks for the chance to win such a fun book!

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  76. Oh I love Lu, she's such a hoot! And she has the most fabulous projects, I loved the FQR class I took with her

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  77. I have tried it a couple times but never hit a groove. It has always looked muddled. Not happy like yours does!

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  78. Although I love improve blocks I have yet to try it. This book looks like great inspiration. Thanks for the chance. Smiles

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  79. I like the idea of using scraps up so I'm always looking for some inspiration. Thanks for the chance at a copy!

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  80. This is something I need to try this year. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Shawn

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  81. I love improv quilting, because the quilts I love most have something unexpected. I love to be surprised, and although I don't always add this element to my projects, I wish I could. Thanks!! I'd love this book.

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  82. Thank you for introducing me to this book - it looks amazing and I can't wait to get a copy!

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  83. I just love Lucie's fabric designs and am excited to see that she has a book as well. I've never done improve quilting. Looks like fun!

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  84. Looks like a great book. I have done some improv but would love to do more.

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  85. Looks like a great book. I have done some improv but would love to do more.

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  86. I have done a bit of improve, but I would like to do more. I don't think it comes naturally to me...yet...

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  87. This book looks very interesting - may help me get up the nerve to try some improve!

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  88. I have done a little and really like the scrappy look. This book would be a great resource. Thanks for a fun giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  89. I don't know if this is open to International peoples, like from Canada, eh? I would gladly pay for the shipping for this lovely book. Yes Improv is so out of my comfort zone, but I do like the look of it. So it would be nice to be introduced (and tempted) to do some. Thank You.

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  90. I've never tried improv but I love Lu's work (and fabrics)

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  91. Improv Quilting is definitely new and out of my comfort zone. This book would be a real treat to stretch my capabilities.Thank you for the chance to win!

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  92. I tend to overthink things too much. My word for the year is DARE. As in dare to get out of my comfort zone and try something new. This book might be just the one I need to get me started on improv quilting!

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  93. This past year I joined my first on-line bee, ModQImprov Canada. So far, I'm really enjoying improv piecing. When I'm doing it, I feel like I'm really creating something! Thanks for the opportunity to win what looks like an inspiring book. The improv chevrons look like lots of fun!

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  94. I've done some improv quilting, but haven't quite found my happy place with it yet

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  95. I am still new to it all!!!! Having fun learning!!!! I would love to try improve!!!! Great give away!!!! Thank You

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  96. I am definitely more into improvisational quilting because I feel like it's less formal and it's ok if it's not perfect.

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  97. Thanks for the review! I am not experienced at improv, but I'd love to do it more often. One of my New Year's goals is to make more of my own things and rely less on patterns.

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  98. Would love to try some improv! I am still a little new to quilting, but I like it!
    satterfieldfmaily at sbcglobal dot net

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  99. It is totally new and out of my comfort zone. I am usually 'planned and precise' but I need to learn to let my hair down.

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  100. What a great book! I've been wanting to loosen up my quilting a bit and improvisational quilting would be a great way to get started. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and some of the images from the book, Amy.

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  102. I've never done anything improv and not even a lot of quilt making. Would be fun to try something a little more relaxed!

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  103. This looks like a wonderfully original and creative book!!! Beachtripper@sbcglobal.net

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  104. I've never heard of improv quilting, but it sounds so fun!

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  105. I'm new to improv! I don't even know where to begin so I just keep hoarding fabric. ;)

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  106. I haven't actually strated my quilt yet but while my bank acct. builds up I am gathering as much info as possible.

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  107. Improv is way out of my comfort zone, but it is something that I want to tackle this year. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  108. Wow! This book is full of wonderful inspiration for the new year! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  109. I'd love to win it.
    theresa n
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  110. There's nothing I like better than taking scrapes and sewing them together. I'd be really excited to see some ideas of what to do after I get the pieces all together. I have several queen sized scrap quilts that I would love to cut up and make into somethings gorgeous. 'Cause they are just too, too much as they are right now. Thanks.

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  111. oh wow, that looks great! i'm a big-time planner & cutter, but i'd love to branch out into improv piecing. i hoard scraps, but so far haven't really used them much (for shame!). fingers crossed & thanks for the chance.

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  112. I love improv piecing. I definitely need to do more!!! I love string quilts! =) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  114. Definitely a newbie at improv, but I love the freedom it gives. Thank you for a great giveaway. :-)

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  115. or a girl with experience in theater, the word "improve" simultaneously evokes feelings of terror and shear excitement. When I sit down to create something without a pattern, direction, or even an idea of how it will turn out, I feel like I'm truly living on the wild side.

    I can't wait to open up Lucie's new book and broaden my improvisational horizons!

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  116. I have tried improv before, actually in a Denyse Schmidt class, but it is still way outside my box. I want to be challenged more... Thanks for the review.

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  117. I have never tried improv quilting but would love to and this book sounds like it would be a great book to use to learn more.

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  118. I am dying to try improv quilting--would love to win this book!

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  119. Would love to try improv!
    t_ktl@yahoo.com

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  120. That looks so fun! I have to say that improv does not exactly come naturally to me!
    kireisole @ gmail.com

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  121. I have never done improv quilting but it looks like something I would love. I love how each of those different techniques look!

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  122. This is definitely out of my comfort zone but I would love to give it a try. I loved the chevron look!

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  123. This is way out of my comfort zone, but I find it intriguing. :) Fun giveaway!

    Bess

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  124. Just what I would love as I have just started Patchwork & Quilting.

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  125. Boy, I'm pulling my sewing machine out at the right time - these improvisational quilting ideas are just what I need. The idea of cutting out 110 pieces in one shape and size to make another set of blocks that are all the same with the same colors leaves me cold. I've done it a few times, but now that I've mastered that, it's time to be creative! Thank you for letting me know about this book and the blog hop. and please put my name in the hat for this terrific drawing!

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  126. The new techniques of improv look really neat. I've been trying to play with my scraps in different ways. Thanks for the chance to win the book and improve my improv with scraps. Have a great day.

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  127. So many inspirational quilts. I can't wait to flip through this book!

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  128. I have to work at being spontaneous, but I'm trying!

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  129. Looks like lots of great ideas to use up my ever growing pile of scraps

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  130. Oooooh, this is so exciting! I love improvisational blocks, and there are some different things to consider here. Would love to have this book!

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  131. I love the idea of the improv blocks - this book would be a great help!

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  132. I love to improvise so learning so new techniques would be lovely, thanks for the chance of winning

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  133. Really like the freedom of expression to be had with Improv quilts! :) Especially the use of all the treasured bits and pieces cluttering the sewing studio!! :)

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  134. I like "controlled" improv, like the chevrons you show. I'd also like to try some really "crazy" improv some time, since I really like the look of that. It would mean to step out of my comfort zone, though.

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  135. That book looks terrific! I've done a bit of improv piecing but not a whole quilt …just a few blocks.

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  136. I would love to try my hand at improv quilting! It would be completely out of my comfort zone, so I would love to try something new. I met Lucie at FQR last year and she's so nice! Thanks for the chance of winning. xo

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  137. Improv is new to me! I would be happy to try it!!!

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  138. I love a bit of improv!! And I love the look of this book.
    Thanks for the great review.
    Andi :-)

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  139. Improv seems so much less stressful! I love it.

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  140. I would love to win this book? I really like the improv look, but I feel like my blocks look like I just messed up instead.

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  141. I am just wanting to start improv quilting. This book looks like a winner!

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  142. I've dabbled in improv, but definitely could use some additional practice. I need to learn to "let go" and allow myself to enjoy it!

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  143. My daughter is trying to get me to try improv on a quilt for her. This book is the inspiration I need!

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  144. I would love to try improv quilting!!!

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  145. Im new at quilting but I love thr freedom this book seems to offer! For a beginner quilter patterns and fancy blocks can seem challenging and there is a fear of messing up the pattern with the wrong color piece in the wrong place! This book looks creative and eliminates some if the fear but still allows for challenge! I would love to know more!!

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  146. I made a slab with little apples scraps one time! It was very fun but I would like to know more!

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  147. I've been wanting to try an improve quilt. I'm just not sure if I can resist the urge to go against the technique! I love the chevrons and the string blocks. I too hate the methods with waste. I'll have to be on the lookout for this book at my lqs.

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  148. I would love to make an improve quilt but it seems overwhelming...I think some tips would help inspire me to give it a try!

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  149. I'd love to try some improv. techniques. It looks like a great book, thanks for the giveaway!

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  150. I haven't ever tried improv quilting... it seems so scary and yet exciting at the same time!!

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  151. Improv piecing is my ultimate favorite! It is just so freeing and less stressful than having all points and corners meet perfectly and so on. It's just so fun to create as you go. I love all the possibilities. That being said I have lots to learn especially about scale and value, etc. I absolutely would love a copy of Quilt Improv!!!

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  152. Improv piecing is totally out of my comfort zone, but I can't wait to give it a try! The book looks wonderful! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  153. "Improv"-anything is a little scary for me but would be a fun new way of using some of the hoarded stash ! Thanks for the chance :)

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  155. this books looks amazing! i would love to use it to get started.

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  156. Wow! This would really be out of my comfort zone. I'd love to give it a try, though. Thanks for the give-away.

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  157. I love the chevon block. I am new to this, but looks amazing! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  159. I've admired Lu summers' work for a bit now and her book is on my wish list! It looks so neat.

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  160. Those look like some amazing blocks and quilts. I'm new to improv, but have loved it when I've tried it. Thanks for the chance.

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  161. I would love to try out some of those beauitiful blocks. Hope I get the chance to!

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  162. This book looks like fun. I have never made an improv quilt, but I want to try new quilting techniques this year. Your cheverons are so pretty!

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  163. I have not yet built up enough courage to try Improv, but with Lucy's book to guide me I know I can create some wonderful pieces. Thank you!

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  164. These are Exciting ideas as a new quilter I'm very inspired!

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  165. I love the style and the way that I buy fabric is very "improv" so I should probably quilt that way too!

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  166. What an awesome give away! Thank you for the chance to win this GREAT book!

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  167. Estou iniciando no patchwork a pouco tempo. Já fiz almofadas, minha mãe fazia colchas para nosso uso, usando a técnica simples de juntar os quadrados ou retângulos e chamava de tacos.
    Acho os tecidos usados lindos por aqui não encontro estampas tão lindas.

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  168. Hi Amy!
    Please, please pick me to win this book! I am dying to try out improv piecing with my huge stash of scraps!!
    Thanks!

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  169. Improv quilting is out of my comfort zone! This book looks like a good way to try something new.
    tstanulis@mac.com

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  170. I have never tried improv quilting. I have a couple of friends that say its wonderful. However, I have plenty of scraps to try it out. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  171. I'm determined to do some quilting this year, so I'm addicted to looking at quilting books and websites. This book looks gorgeous.

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  172. Neat - this looks really fun. I've only done a small amount of improv quilting, but I'd love to do more with my scrap pile!

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  173. I would love to try this. I love modern quilting!

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  174. I love the look of the improv blocks...and so many to choose from. Thanks for being a port of this blog book hop .

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  175. Every time I try an improv technique or do a small project, I am thinking to myself how much I enjoy it. I need to do more!

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  176. I've only tried improv quilting a few time, but I would love to expand and try more. I love the look of it!

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  177. I love the look of improv blocks, but they are soooo out of my comfort zone! Maybe something I should try, but I'm not quite brave enough yet.

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  178. Love these blocks. Wouldn't they make a great new project for 2014! Thanks for this chance. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

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  179. I haven't done ANY improvisational piecing, and I don't have any books on this topic so I'd love to see this one. I'll keep an eye out for it at the book store. Thanks for the review!

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  180. Newbie to improv...wow, alot to learn!!

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  181. Love the improv quilt idea. I have done a couple of string quilts and have done improv with wool. I really like the last quilt...large log cabin with smaller log cabins. Thanks for the chance to receive this great book.

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  182. Would LOVE to win this book! Definitely on my list of books to buy. I've only done a little improv. piecing. It's all very new and scary to me!

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  183. I really liked the pictures you chose to share. I did not think I really liked the "modern" movement all that much but this post really wants me to try some.. I would love this book

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  184. I really love those blocks -- very inspired to use up my big box of scraps!! Thank you!

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  185. That looks like a fun inspirational book!
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  186. I've had very little experience with improv quilting. This book would definitely get me going!

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  187. Hi there, Youve done an excellent job. I'll certainly digg it and personally suggest to my friends. I am confident theyll be benefited from this website.
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  188. Would love to win a copy!! Looks like a FUN book and I've got lots of scraps to clear out! Thanks!

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  189. I have dipped a toe into improv before, though only my littlest toe so far ;-). I am determined to try improv properly soon!

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  190. This book looks like fun. I am not familiar with improv so would love to know more about it! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  191. As a new quilter I haven't tried Improv yet. I love the look though. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book it looks like such fun.

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  192. I've worked very little with improv but definitely want to do more. This book looks like a wonderful way to get started

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