Thursday, August 21, 2014

Giveaway! 600 Followers

I received an exciting email from the fine folks at Bloglovin' this morning -- 52 Quilts has reached the 600 followers milestone!

Now, I know not everyone follows 52 Quilts via Bloglovin. Friend Connect on Google+, email, Facebook, Instagram -- if I add them all up, the number is more like 1300+. However, today we are celebrating the "official" Bloglovin' number.




I've been hoarding this copy of Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making just for the next "big" giveaway on 52 Quilts.


My friend Kari V. wrote the very first chapter in the book, all about The Principles of Color. So I asked her to sign the giveaway copy:


Like it? Want it? Enter with Rafflecopter:


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Giveaway ends August 28 at midnight MDT. Thanks for following 52 Quilts!




From the desk of your auntmartisignature

147 comments:

  1. Congrats on the big milestone! And thanks for a great give-away.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I have made something that may be considered a modern quilt but I think the definition is a bit confusing. I would classify myself as more of a traditional quilter.

    I said I followed as Donna Foster but my comment thing shows as Donna1111

    ReplyDelete
  3. Congratulations! I follow you on Facebook. I took your challenge to make 12 quilts in 14. I just finished #12 in early August. These were from start to finish. Along the way I quilted a few more. Quilts 13, 14 & 15 are ready to be quilted! Thank you for the push!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Julie! You come through as a no-reply commenter, so if you send me a PM at AuntMarti at 52Quilts dot com, I'll add you to my address list. Just in case you win the giveaway!

      Delete
  4. Oh yes, I have transitioned to making mostly modern quilts.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Congrats on the milestone! I make quilts from my head, improvised, in solids and prints.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Congratulations! My first quilt was pretty modern, but that was before I was "quilting." It was even before the internet really took off. I have done contemporary quilting while learning the ropes, and I'm making my first modern improv quilt right now!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Congratulations! That's amazing. I would love to get this great book, because I love modern quilting.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Greetings, Rike

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Rike -- and I love the little bags I see on your page! You come through as a no-reply commenter, so if you send me a PM at AuntMarti at 52Quilts dot com, I'll add you to my address list. Just in case you win the giveaway!

      Delete
  8. Yes, I have made modern quilts...At least I considered those modern . Though undoubtedly I need to improve the skills..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Marina, thanks for commenting. It's always fun to "fine tune" our skills!
      You come through as a no-reply commenter, so if you send me a PM at AuntMarti at 52Quilts dot com, I'll add you to my address list. Just in case you win the giveaway!

      Delete
  9. Congrats!!! I have made a couple I consider Modern, but the term is used to cover so many different things, sometimes I'm just not sure.

    ReplyDelete
  10. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I have not - but I hope to someday!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Congrats! I follow you on Bloglovin.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Pamela. You come through as a no-reply commenter, so if you send me a PM at AuntMarti at 52Quilts dot com, I'll add you to my address list. Just in case you win the giveaway!

      Delete
  13. Congrats! I love modern quilting too.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Congratulations! That's a LOT of followers! I'm not sure I've made anything that would truly be called modern, but I love them!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I think that I have made a few, but they were made before anyone coined the phrase, "modern quilt!" I do not aim for modern, or traditional, or vintage these days. I just let the fabric suggest where it is going. CONGRATS on 600 blog lovin' followers! Wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I have made many quilts that I would call "modern" although that term seems somewhat loosely defined. And I love many of the modern fabrics. Congrats on your milestone!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I'm relatively new to quilting and have never made a modern quilt, but I'm pretty sure I just put together a modern-ish quilt back for my first big quilt! The key words here are "pretty sure" and "modern-ish" :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. congrats , never have made one but would like to, thanks

    ReplyDelete
  19. Congratulations Marti!
    I love modern quilts but I haven't made one yet!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Fun!!! I think you had right at 200 when I first started following you. You've become quite well known in the quilting circle. :)

    I'm so much more an old-fashioned kind of gal. But...I stepped WAY out of my box and started a quilt about a month ago called Sparkle Plenty. Though it does have a star as the main focal shape, in my book, it's totally a modern quilt! Plus, I'm making mine very similar to the one shown on the front of the pattern, so it's going to be bold and very colorful! :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Replies
    1. And! I have made modern quilts. I don't think I've ever made a traditional one though. :)

      Delete
  22. I find Modern hard to define, but I believe I have made a couple of modern quilts.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I don't know. I have done a couple of ones with a lot of white space, but I use modern fabrics pretty much all the time.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Congratulations! 600 is a big number! I can't possibly keep up with you but I'll have fun trying.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I THINK I've made a modern quilt. I use big, over scale designs a lot, so I'll say that's "modern." Right?

    Congrats on the milestone! :D

    ReplyDelete
  26. Congratulations on your 600 Bloglovin' followers!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I think I'm mostly a modern quilter. My last quilt finish is here.
    Pinwheels Star

    ReplyDelete
  28. Well I dont make shabby chic, reproduction..maybe sometime tradiotanl but with brigether colours - I'd say "modern"
    Well done on such a large fan base!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I guess I am "Modern"...because I love bright happy colors.....but also love traditional patterns..log cabin, churn dash, etc Guess I'm a "Blend"? lol

    ReplyDelete
  30. No, I have never made a modern quilt yet.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

    ReplyDelete
  31. All I've done so far are modern quilts' however I love the traditional patterns just freshened up with modern color palettes and collections.

    ReplyDelete
  32. I think I'm in between traditional and modern....I am working towards Modern though with my recent quilting. Like OhioLori, I'm a "Blend"!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Congratulations!
    I tend to nod my head both ways, modern and traditional. I'd love to make a true modern one day! Thank you for the chance :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. Congratulations ! Yes I love to work both traditional & modern way.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Congratulations on attaining such a milestone with blog followers. I guess I like traditional quilt designs but quite happily use the more uptodate techniques :-)

    ReplyDelete
  36. I think so. The definition of modern is a little shakey for me, but the quilts I've made have used bright, modern fabrics, with plenty of neutrals and machine quilting.. I think that's modern.
    Congratulations on the followers! If you log into Feedly you can see how many followers you have there too.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Sooooo excited for you! Congratulations. Yes, I'd love to have this book.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Congratulations on so many followers. julie.mckay@xtra.co.nz

    ReplyDelete
  39. Yes, I have made "modern" quilts, and I design them too and have just started selling patterns.

    ReplyDelete
  40. The baby quilt I made for my niece is more modern--I really tried to emphasize the graphic design on it. I am more of a traditional quilter, though.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Congratulations! Yes, I've made more than one modern quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  42. I *hate* fru-fru quilts, so finding more contemporary looking ones always makes my day and gives me ideas on where to go next!

    ReplyDelete
  43. I haven't really made a modern quilt before. Congrats on the followers!

    ReplyDelete
  44. This book looks really interesting and congrats congrats on the awesome news!
    Tom

    ReplyDelete
  45. I think I have made a modern quilt - according to my thinking anyway!

    ReplyDelete
  46. I've been wanting this book! :) What a nice giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Kimber. You come through as a no-reply commenter, so if you send me a PM at AuntMarti at 52Quilts dot com, I'll add you to my address list. Just in case you win the giveaway!

      Delete
  47. Yes and they are my new favorites

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for commenting, Di -- You come through as a no-reply commenter, so if you send me a PM at AuntMarti at 52Quilts dot com, I'll add you to my address list. Just in case you win the giveaway!

      Delete
  48. I have not made a modern quilt. But, I do think it is time for me to make one.

    ReplyDelete
  49. My children have requested modern quilts. I haven't totally converted. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Congratulations on 600! I enjoy your blog.
    k(dot)castanette(at)Hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  51. Congrats on 600 Bloglovers!! I don't think I've made a modern quilt, but I plan to!

    ReplyDelete
  52. Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  53. congrats on 600 followers! I have made a modern quilt or two but look forward to making more as I learn to use more solids and more modern blocks…. thanks for the giveaway
    Kathie

    ReplyDelete
  54. Congrats! I made a baby quilt once which I'd say looked pretty modern. It had appliqued birds and houses on it. I was a bit sad giving it away!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Congrats on hitting a major milestone! I am a new quilter, and have pretty much stuck with traditional patterns, but I'm getting braver about trying new things.

    ReplyDelete
  56. I've made a few modern quilts, although I don't tend to like to put my quilts into any particular category, I just make what I feel like, traditional, modern whatever!

    ReplyDelete
  57. Yes. I have made one and I am working on another. The first is a giant pair of black scissors with a low volume background. It measures 60 x 60, and has about 1000 2-1/2" squares. Sew fun.

    ReplyDelete
  58. I have never made a modern quilt. I tend to lean towards civil war fabric. I need to get out of my comfort zone.

    ReplyDelete
  59. Congratulations on 600 BlogLovin followers! Yes, I made one modern baby quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  60. Congratulations! That is a lot of folks.

    ReplyDelete
  61. Congratulations on 600 followers. I am one of them! And I came from there, so you know it works. Have I made a modern quilt? Well, I've tried, but then I wound up adding embroidery. I couldn't leave well enough alone. I tend to mix up styles so I use traditional fabrics with modern quilts and vice versa. I don't think I have one that someone would clearly identify as modern.

    ReplyDelete
  62. I have not made a modern quilt yet, but I would love to do so!

    ReplyDelete
  63. Yes I would like to think I have made a modern quilt. I have also made a few mini quilts in a 'modern' style. :) And woohoo - congrats on the big 600!! That is amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  64. Woohoo!!! Congratulations. I find myself more and more drawn to the modern quilts.

    ReplyDelete
  65. I have never made a modern quilt. I would love to try!

    ReplyDelete
  66. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  67. Yes I have made a modern quilt! Love the look!

    ReplyDelete
  68. Congrats! I only make modern quilts.

    ReplyDelete
  69. Yes, I have made 2 modern baby quilts and it was hard to give them away! I'm working on a modern wall quilt for myself at the moment and can hardly wait to finish. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  70. just finished my first modern quilt. love 'em.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for commenting. You come through as a no-reply commenter, so if you send me a PM at AuntMarti at 52Quilts dot com, I'll add you to my address list. Just in case you win the giveaway!

      Delete
  71. I don't believe that I have made a modern quilt but I have posted many from Pinterest that have inspired me!!! Congrats on all your followers that is awesome!!!

    ReplyDelete
  72. I have! An improv quilt. And I loved it!

    ReplyDelete
  73. I am a beginner and am just learning so I haven't made a modern quilt yet. kthurn@bektel.com

    ReplyDelete
  74. I have made my first modern quilt and really enjoyed the whole process.

    ReplyDelete
  75. I think I have made a modern quilt - five wide bands of fabric sewn together and bound to make a baby quilt. I like the empty space and plan on making a flying geese modern quilt.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  76. I enjoy your posts. Congratulations on reaching the 600 mark.

    ReplyDelete
  77. I have not made a modern quilt, yet! It is on my to-do list. Congrats on your landmark achievement.

    ReplyDelete
  78. I don't think I've technically made a modern quilt but it was to me. I freestyle, appliqued lollipops and flowers. So fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  79. I have just recently started making modern quilts. I love low volume quilts! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  80. congrats on 600 followers, I am moving over to the modern side slowly but pretty consistently lately with all the doll quilts I am making to donate to a great charity that gives little quilts with dolls to low income families for the Dec holidays. PLUS i have been working on a low volume quilt again as I gave my first one away. I am loving the brighter bigger graphic look I am getting with modern quilts. would love to win this book for more inspiration and to learn more
    thanks
    Kathie

    ReplyDelete
  81. Great news on the followers. I would love to win this book. I am trying to collect great books for our guild library and this would be wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  82. Yes I have made modern quilts including minis. I am working on a couple of modern minis to donate to the National Quilt Museum fundraiser.

    Congrats on reaching your 600 followers.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  83. I follow you on Bloglovin.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  84. I haven't, but I think I should try to!

    I think I'm not a no-reply, but just in case: jhunsberger (at) gmail (d0t) c0m

    ReplyDelete
  85. And I now follow on bloglovin.

    jhunsberger (at) gmail (d0t) c0m

    ReplyDelete
  86. I think most of my table runners and wall hangings are modern, but I have yet to tackle a full size quilt. Thanks for the give away! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

    ReplyDelete
  87. I have made a quilt with modern fabrics, but used a traditional design. I have made panel quilts using modern day fabrics. Do these count? :-)

    ReplyDelete
  88. I quilt modern and traditional sometimes combining the two. It depends who I give the quilt to.

    ReplyDelete
  89. I love the modern quilting and am working on 1 now... here is my email just in case dogquilts@live.com

    ReplyDelete
  90. I dont think I have made a modern quilt,, but am about to,, and its going to be a baby gift,, but it fits the mom to a T!

    ReplyDelete
  91. They are the only kind I make. Congrats on 600 "official" bloglovin' followers!

    ReplyDelete
  92. I have made a couple baby quilts with modern blocks. LOL I seem to be stuck mostly in the civil war era.

    ReplyDelete
  93. I've only made "modern" quilts! Congrats on your milestone!

    ReplyDelete
  94. I have never made a modern quilt, but love to try it. Congrats on your 600 followers! :D

    ReplyDelete
  95. The vast majority of my quilts are modern. Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  96. I've made a few modern quilts for charity and if I win these fabrics and book plan to make more :-)

    ReplyDelete
  97. I haven't but I covet them all the time.

    ReplyDelete
  98. I guess the answer to that question is yes, I'm still fuzzy as to the definition of "modern" as it applies to quilting, though. I tend to think up my own ideas and go with them rather than using a pattern, so in that sense I consider most of what I do "modern". sarah@forrussia.org

    ReplyDelete
  99. No, I haven't sewn a modern quilt yet. Congrats!

    ReplyDelete
  100. Congratulations!! I have only made two quilts, one being a play quilt for charity, it was interactive and came with a doll with it's own bed, and castle. I think it could be called modern, definitely wasn't traditional. :)

    ReplyDelete
  101. Have been following for years via google but am not changing over to Bloglovin. Just makes more sense :-). I'd love to win your fabulous fabrics/patterns and book. You always have something fun to try on your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  102. Congratulations to your achievement!! I do like to sew modern quilts, I go back and forth depending on the person that will receive it. Thanks for the chance. Follow you email, bloglovin and pinterest.

    ReplyDelete
  103. I've made I guess what could be called modern wall hangings. Congrats on reaching 600 with Bloglovin. I'm using Feedly at this time, but have Bloglovin set up with lots of blogs being followed, so yours is probably one of them.

    ReplyDelete
  104. I've made one modern quilt waiting to be quilted, truth be told I've stalled on the quilting but think I've finally settled on the motif I want to use.

    ReplyDelete
  105. I've made a modern quilt with bold colors and now all my family wants it imakejoy@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  106. I follow with Blogger, thank you for offering this giveaway! Congrats on the following.

    ReplyDelete
  107. Thanks for the give away-love books and congrats on 600 Bloglovin-ites, of which I am one.

    I love modern quilts. I never use a pattern or a single line of fabric. I design my own quilts and often am deep into the project before the end result reveals itself.

    ReplyDelete
  108. I love making modern quilts! There are so many wonderful fabrics to chose from that I just can't resist gathering them for quilt making. :o)

    Congrats on 600 followers and thanks for the lovely giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  109. I don't think I have. My quilts are traditional but made with brigh, modern fabrics. Does that count as modern?

    ReplyDelete
  110. Congrats. Hmm. good question. I'm not really sure if it's modern or not. Let's just say it's not old fashioned but not trendy modern :)

    ReplyDelete
  111. Congratulations on the milestone. I like modern quilts as well as traditional and make whatever takes my fancy!

    ReplyDelete
  112. I've made a couple modern looking quilts. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  113. I've been enjoying your blog for some time now...via bloglovin! Congrats on 600! Just shows we all appreciate your sharing your talent!

    ReplyDelete
  114. I have made a couple using the curve ruler and also a modern block exchange

    ReplyDelete
  115. Not even sure what a "modern" quilt refers to! So Maybe I have, maybe I haven't.. I don't know!

    ReplyDelete
  116. I have definitely made a modern quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  117. love the cover of the book. it make me just want to open it and explore all it has to offer.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lisa, I'll tell the authors what you said, they will be pleased!
      You come through as a no-reply commenter, so if you send me a PM at AuntMarti at 52Quilts dot com, I'll add you to my address list. Just in case you win the giveaway!

      Delete
  118. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  119. This time I'll answer the question! I have never made a "modern" quilt, to be used on a bed, but I am experimenting on smaller projects.
    Congratulations and thanks for the generous give away.
    I love the freshness of "modern" and I think I would learn a lot from this book.

    ReplyDelete
  120. I love modern quilts. I would love to explore your tecnique.

    ReplyDelete
  121. i love modern quilts and have made some attempts with marginal success...

    ReplyDelete
  122. Love to learn more about modern quilts!

    ReplyDelete
  123. CONGRATS TO YOU!
    I make charity baby quilts+they are usually of a traditional pattern>but I think I'd like to try a really modern pattern for one! Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  124. Not completely one or the other thing but a combo of modern and traditional!

    ReplyDelete
  125. No I have not but I find them very artistic.

    ReplyDelete
  126. I have never made a modern quilt but do want to try to make one!
    Thanks so much of the giveaway,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

    ReplyDelete
  127. Oh yes! t the moment my favourite one is the Zakka Block one I made using dyed black linen as the background fabric.

    ReplyDelete
  128. I have only ever completed one quilt, but I am always starting new ones:) Would love to win this book and get started on some modern style ones!!

    ReplyDelete
  129. I mostly make traditional patterns but am really enjoying the spin to modern quilts. A lot of what i notice is traditional patterns with the fabrics being modern and the quilting too!

    ReplyDelete
  130. Yes, I make a lot of modern quilts, usually in order to reduce my scraps inventory :)

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking your time to comment. If I don't answer in an email, it's because you're a no-reply commenter and I can't find you!