### Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to day 3 for the Traditional Fat Quarter Quilts blog hop. I hope you have been visiting everyone's sites to see what they are doing. Monday was Thelma's day from Cupcakes 'n Daisies and yesterday was Lisa's day from Stashmaster.

Today, there are 2 of us blogging: Denise from Quilter's Window and me. I met Denise at Quilt Market several years back. She is one of those people that you instantly like because of her easy manner and sense of humor. She is always laughing and smiling and you feel instantly comfortable. If you have never been to her store or her website, please check it out! I travel to visit her, teach and lecture usually twice a year and I get to stay with her in her lovely home. Her husband and sons are always so tolerant of us chatty girls and of course, one of my favorite members of her household is Rocky, a Cairn Terrior. We get along wonderfully!

Before I get to my project, I want to tell you a bit about my book, Traditional Fat Quarter Quilts. As you probably can tell from my first book and now this book, I love fat quarters. It is one of the sizes of cuts that really intrigues me. It must be the mathematician in me. It is fun for me to figure out how many blocks or pieces I can get out of a fat quarter. Some of you are groaning, thinking: "Math, yuk!" Leave it to me and I will figure it out. My brother calls me Math Geek and I wear the name proudly! For a different twist to my latest book, instead of using fat quarters for the background, I used 1 main light fabric. I thought it would be fun to change it up a bit and sometimes it is easier to have one background and the rest scrappy. As in my first book, this book includes alternate sizes for the patterns. It's nice to be able to make the quilt bigger if you want. Another wonderful thing about the book is the price, only $16.95! What a great deal for 11 patterns plus additional sizes. Hope you enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed creating it.

The quilt that I decided to recreate from the book is Poker. My dear friend, Kathy, pieced it and I chose it so I could make one too! I made a smaller version than she did but it was so much fun. Here is the original from the book.

I was inspired by Thelma and her Dancing with the Stars quilt. I love that she used grey and red. It was so beautiful that I made mine in the same color scheme. I chose 3 fat quarters: one light, one red and one grey. I could make 4 blocks.

Here is some of the piecing that I did:

Once I had the blocks done, I needed to decide which way I was going to orient the blocks. The first one is with the grey in the center:

The second one is with the cream in the center:

That is my project that I worked on for the book. It was fun and with the rulers that I used, everything came out wonderfully.

This takes me to my giveaway. I am going to be giving 3 items away.

First, is a copy of the book Traditional Fat Quarter Quilts

Second, a Fit to be Quarter ruler

Third, a Mini Fit to be Geese ruler

All you have to do is comment on my blog and you could win any one of the three give-aways. There will be three winner to share the wealth! You have until Friday night at midnight to comment and I will announce the winners Saturday morning. If you don't feel comfortable leaving your email address on the comment, make sure that you come back to see if you win. This is the question that I would like you to comment on:

Math lover or hater? Why?

Thanks for stopping by and make sure that you come back tomorrow for the next blogger and fun!

Today, there are 2 of us blogging: Denise from Quilter's Window and me. I met Denise at Quilt Market several years back. She is one of those people that you instantly like because of her easy manner and sense of humor. She is always laughing and smiling and you feel instantly comfortable. If you have never been to her store or her website, please check it out! I travel to visit her, teach and lecture usually twice a year and I get to stay with her in her lovely home. Her husband and sons are always so tolerant of us chatty girls and of course, one of my favorite members of her household is Rocky, a Cairn Terrior. We get along wonderfully!

Before I get to my project, I want to tell you a bit about my book, Traditional Fat Quarter Quilts. As you probably can tell from my first book and now this book, I love fat quarters. It is one of the sizes of cuts that really intrigues me. It must be the mathematician in me. It is fun for me to figure out how many blocks or pieces I can get out of a fat quarter. Some of you are groaning, thinking: "Math, yuk!" Leave it to me and I will figure it out. My brother calls me Math Geek and I wear the name proudly! For a different twist to my latest book, instead of using fat quarters for the background, I used 1 main light fabric. I thought it would be fun to change it up a bit and sometimes it is easier to have one background and the rest scrappy. As in my first book, this book includes alternate sizes for the patterns. It's nice to be able to make the quilt bigger if you want. Another wonderful thing about the book is the price, only $16.95! What a great deal for 11 patterns plus additional sizes. Hope you enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed creating it.

The quilt that I decided to recreate from the book is Poker. My dear friend, Kathy, pieced it and I chose it so I could make one too! I made a smaller version than she did but it was so much fun. Here is the original from the book.

I was inspired by Thelma and her Dancing with the Stars quilt. I love that she used grey and red. It was so beautiful that I made mine in the same color scheme. I chose 3 fat quarters: one light, one red and one grey. I could make 4 blocks.

Here is some of the piecing that I did:

Trimming using the Fit to be Quarter ruler |

Trimming using the Mini Fit to be Geese ruler |

Once I had the blocks done, I needed to decide which way I was going to orient the blocks. The first one is with the grey in the center:

The second one is with the cream in the center:

And the winner is: grey in the center. Here it is with borders on.That is my project that I worked on for the book. It was fun and with the rulers that I used, everything came out wonderfully.

This takes me to my giveaway. I am going to be giving 3 items away.

First, is a copy of the book Traditional Fat Quarter Quilts

Second, a Fit to be Quarter ruler

Third, a Mini Fit to be Geese ruler

All you have to do is comment on my blog and you could win any one of the three give-aways. There will be three winner to share the wealth! You have until Friday night at midnight to comment and I will announce the winners Saturday morning. If you don't feel comfortable leaving your email address on the comment, make sure that you come back to see if you win. This is the question that I would like you to comment on:

Math lover or hater? Why?

Thanks for stopping by and make sure that you come back tomorrow for the next blogger and fun!

## Comments

Thank you for a great giveaway Monique!

Karen in PA

Love the fabric you selected! Your first book is great so I can't wait to get my hands on this one!

Love the fabric you selected! Your first book is great so I can't wait to get my hands on this one!

Shelia

sb12041@yahoo.com

I'm great with the fraction thing too...but only when it comes to quilting LOL

Thanks for the giveaway!!!

I've always encouraged my kiddos in math and never have expressed that it's for only "some" people. It's for everyone.

Thanks for the chance to win this lovely book or rulers!! Have a wonderful day!

Paulette

carent1@neb.rr.com

Deb S.

kwilterdeb@gmail.com

jleibfried@aol.com

Audrey

Love your quilt designs!

Mary

Never was good in math in school; I couldn't relate it to life, at the time-------but now, with quilting---I've come in to my own. Thank you for the giveaway.

I like basic arithmetic and get along fine with it, but I never liked math when I got into calculus and things like that. Too much for me!

Anyway,I love the quilt you made and my goal in 2012 is to use up my scraps and I think this is just the project to do it. Thanks for the chance to win!

But. . . I still remember the Pytagorem (sp??) theory & use that quite a bit to figure out the diagonal measurement of blocks "on the fly".

So, I hope I get some credit for that!! LOL

crazyquiltpatcher AT YahOO dOt com

Monique, I love your rulers, and your version of Poker is delightful.

I'm loving reading the other blogs featuring your book and seeing what they are doing.

Math avoider here. I need the tee shirt that says, "I was promised there would be no math!"

Thanks for giving us chances to win these wonderful prizes.

Cheers!

Another math lover here that has loved it ever since I learned I was good at it (about 3rd grade).

I first heard of you through Thelma @ Cupcakes and Daisies and have been looking for your rulers at my LQS but have not seen any there available yet. I'd love to give them a try and share my story on my blog & with my local quilt guild of about 160 people. Jane

I always liked math in school, but didn't think about it much again until I started quilting. Lots of math in quilting, and I think it's fun!

Debbie R.

msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

Thanks for the chance to win! I really NEED your book. I have more fat quarter bundles than I have fingers and toes. Spans you can imagine your book would come in very handy.

Linda Kay - lksmith47@gmail.com

Love the idea that there are more than one option on your quilts, Being a Math Hater I can't figure out how to enlarge a pattern if the size is too small for what I want or need.Pleasease count me in for your giveaways!

(your block w/ the grey in the center.... w/ the red.... omg.... I LOVE!!!)

~robin

welchrobin@hotmail.com

I really enjoyed your first book (which I own) and I'm having fun seeing the new quilts on this blog tour. Beautiful job!

haveto figure it out. ;-) I love all the blog hops~ your quilts are so intricate looking~ it would be fun to make every one! Thanks for the chance!Forgot to add - I'm somewhere in between on the math. Sometimes I really enjoy it (algebra) and other times I can't stand it (geometry or trig). So it really depends on the math!

Love your project by the way and those rulers look awesome, thanks for the oppurtunity :)

Thanks for this wonderful give away!

Ming (mdai97@yahoo.com)

Terri

takarasch@frontier.com

teenietaters@q.com

Ruth Finch (redfinch48@yahoo.com)

Ruth Finch (redfinch48@yahoo.com)

ljridge4511 (at) Gmail (dot) com

I like to use fat quarters, they are a very versatile piece of fabric, and very easy to pick up as an impulse buy. I enjoy gadgets, and rulers that make the task easier are a great thing. I've read many great comments about both of your rulers. Unfortunately, they are not sold in my local quilt shop. Thanks for the chance to win!

I like to use fat quarters, they are a very versatile piece of fabric, and very easy to pick up as an impulse buy. I enjoy gadgets, and rulers that make the task easier are a great thing. I've read many great comments about both of your rulers. Unfortunately, they are not sold in my local quilt shop. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kristin

kmd728@hotmail.com

Karen in Breezy Point

Gloria

gyates625@bellsouth.net

I'm looking forward to picking up your book, especially since I have all your rulers and they obviously make the quilts easier to construct!

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Liked the change-up examples and colorway you chose.

All of us look forward to your visit April 14th for the Book Signing event at Quilter's Window.

Denise

I'd have to say that I'm a math "hater" when it comes to figuring out triangles. So glad that someone else takes the time to design the patterns I use.

Thanks for the chance to win at your blog!

Love the way your four blocks look like five in your mini. Thanks for the chance to win lovely prizes!

winterwrens at gmail dot com

Thank you for the giveaway, I'm not surprised my quilting has been suffering from only have one 18" ruler!

gibbylet(at)gmail(dot)com

I enjoy algebra the most. After I left the business world and computer technology, taught H.S. math. I used my mother's quilts in my geometry lessons then started making my own quilts. Thanks for the chance to win (I would use any of the 3 prizes).

I don't mind practical maths but hated algebra - could never work out what the letters meant!

Chris x

Linda Kay

lksmith47@gmail.com

Mary L.

linesmary1@gmail.com

I like (not love) math...it's coming in very handy now that I'm learning to quilt.

~Terry~

Thank you for the opportunity to win :-)