August 29, 2012 - 4:58 pm

FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY #2: Springtime in the Rockies!

Thank you to all who commented yesterday on our book giveaway for Bonnie Hunter’s String Fling.  If you haven’t already done so, there is still time to comment, as we’ll draw all of the winners at the same time next week.

Today’s book giveaway is the adorable Springtime in the Rockies by Konda Luckau and eight of her quilting friends.  All nine designers – all from the Rocky Mountain region – contributed at least one project to this book – there are 15 projects total!

All of the quilts and projects were inspired by the designers’ beautiful natural surroundings in the springtime.  Here is a sampling of some of the projects:

Fresh Cut Flowers by Rebecca Morganson

Over the Garden Wall by Rebecca Morganson

Grandma's Tulip Garden by Karlene Riggs

The Hills are Alive by April Mazzoleni

Stepping into Spring by Machelle Preston

Tiny Paths by Paula McKinlay

True North by Konda Luckau

Scrambled Eggs by Emily Herrick

Spring Baskets by Amy Smart

And these are just some of the quilts!  PLUS, there is a pillow and handbag as well!  As you can see, there is something for every taste in the book that celebrates spring.

To enter to win a FREE copy, simply comment on this post.  Where do you draw inspiration from when creating quilts?  Your natural surroundings?  Your imagination?  Other quilts?

48 Responses to “FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY #2: Springtime in the Rockies!”

  1. Love the Over The Garden Wall quilt! I gather inspiration from nature and photos in Pinterest & on FaceBook. Thanks sew much for this chance to win your giveaway!

  2. I haven’t tried creating a quilt but living in Colorado, I see alot of inspiration all around me…

  3. Can have two favorites?

    I love Over the Gsrden Wall and True North

  4. I get my inspiration from antique quilts.

  5. Grandma’s Tulip Garden is really great.

  6. I get mine from the daily updates on the “innerweb” from about 80 quilting blogs (oh, my eyes)!

  7. I, too, would choose to make Over the Garden wall from this great book if I should be fortunate enough to win it. Colorado is one of my favorite places to visit. It can’t be matched for beauty and grandeur. I am creatively inspired each time I visit the state.
    My quilting reflects my ispiration, particularly in color and design choices.

  8. I read lots of magazines to see what others are doing and to find patterns, but to me it comes from the fabrics. They tell you what they want to be.

  9. I like Spring Baskets, but I love The Hills are Alive. It is so free.

  10. Wish I could design my own! Love the Fresh Cut Flowers – different from my normal traditional patterns.

  11. Hi! Thanks for the giveaway!
    I get my inspiration from fabrics, and imagine what I could make with every new line I see! Makes life very congested!
    Take care, Leslie

  12. Hello! love the “Fresh Cut Flowers”!
    Yes,I live in the Rocky Mts. of Montana and do receive a lot of my inspiration from the outdoors!
    Thanks for sharing!

  13. I rarely design my own quilts, but when I have I’ve been influenced by traditional quilt patterns and blocks for the most part. I trust my instincts and have been pleased so far. I love the quilts you feature in this post, especially True North. I would love to make that one in holiday prints.

  14. I get inspiration from magazines and my extensive library of quilting books. I love the quilt “The Hills are Alive” because I love the Log Cabin block!

  15. I dono’t usually design my own quilts. But I get inspiration from magazines, books, and nature and fabrics that are abundant to pick from. I would love to win this book.

  16. This looks like a very interesting book. Would love to win a copy.

  17. I get inspirations from the bloglands :)

  18. The book looks awesome!! Thanks for the chance!

  19. I enjoy quilting magazines and quilt shows for my ideas. Not good at doing it by myself. Would love to win a copy. Really like the “Over the Garden Wall” thank you for the opportunity. Jackie Warren

  20. anything to remind me of Colorado would make my day!
    thanks for such a great giveway.
    love the quilts

  21. I love “The Hills are Alive” … the colors and the layout of the quilt. Any of the quilts would be fun to try. Thanks for sharing.

  22. I get my inspiration from my surroundings, magazines and all of the different blogs. This looks like a fantastic book to have and use. Thank you for the chance.

  23. I get inspiration from quilt books, magazines & blogs, plus life around me. Thanks for the chance to win this great new book.

  24. This looks like a great book. Would love to win it.

  25. My inspiration comes from antique quilts & from my surroundings (walls, rugs, nature, etc). Thank you for the chance to win this book.

  26. I draw inspiration from other quilts, nature and architecture mostly, but almost anything with something like a pattern may be inspiring!

  27. I love True North and immediately saw one way to make it using Penny Heron’s method of piecing. I am inspired by magazines, blogs, and antique quilts.

  28. I misspelled quilter and author, Penny Haren’s name! Sorry Penny! She has great piecing techniques.

  29. I draw my inspiration for quilting and quilts from the many fantastic blogs that I see each day, and also from the quilting magazines that I have subscribed.

  30. Stepping into Spring is a very attractive pattern!

  31. what a great book! love applique! thanx for the opoportunity to win such an exciting book.

  32. I get all my inspiration from seeing quilts on blogs and from quilt alongs. Love what the blogging world does to encourage quilters.

  33. Love Grandma’s tulips because I love tulips! True North is so different, very creative. I get my ideas from fabric, I touch it until it speaks to me – then I create!

  34. I love “Fresh Cut Flowers” I drive alot for my job, so landscapes and wild flowers are what I remember later when relaxing!

  35. I get inspiration from the garden and people around me.

  36. I also live in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Montana and get my inspiration from the stillness and beauty of wildlife and wildflowers.

  37. Wow! Wonderful projects in this book. I get my inspiration from many places. The internet (quilters blogs, etc) magazines, nature, family’s interests & hobbies, vintage quilts made by my grandmas.

  38. Love the sample of quilts in Springtime in the Rockies. I enjoy gardening and would really enjoying making a few of those quilts. Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway.

  39. I get my inspiration from other quilts. I can see the Rockies out of my bedroom window, so this book will be special for me.

  40. Usually I start with a favorite block or two, but sometimes my inspiration comes from looking at blogs to see what others have created. I’ve even been known to follow a pattern! Springtime in the Rockies is chock full of awesome ideas.

  41. Inspiration comes from the fabrics themselves – and from works others are doing and posting in their blogs, and from books such as Springtime in the Rockies. Which would be the perfect book to have, considering my business name is Mountain Quiltworks!

  42. I draw inspiration from nature and photos of quilts. Visiting from Konda’s blog.

  43. I find inspiration in quilt magazines, books, quilt blogs and my quilting friends.

  44. I like ‘True North’
    I get inspiration from my surroundings and from blogs!

  45. I love to do small projects. I would like to be in the drawing for the wonderful book. I seem to get inspired by quilting message boards and by watching sewing on TV and of course books and magazines. Thanks

  46. What wonderful, cheerful, happy quilts! I’m inspired by quilting books, magazines, quilt and TV shows, and my fellow quilt guild members as well as local quilt shops. Also enjoy museum exhibits of quilts, and our guilds’ (yes, I belong to more than one) guest speakers and workshops.

  47. Inspiring quilt patterns. I like True North and Tiny Paths. I often use other quilts, patterns and ideas I have seen on blogs or in books or purchased patterns and I then I like to personalize my quilts by putting my own twist on the design. I also find inspiration in nature and everything around me. A few patterns I have designed have even come from dreams. Snug under my quilts, I dream of quilts … :) Pat

  48. I get inspiration from print media , mostly pictures. The hills are alive speaks to me. O love a bit of whimsy!

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