Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Beyond Neutral Book Tour Stop + Giveaway!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
When John Adams, aka Quilt Dad, asked me to be a part of his blog book tour for his new book, Beyond Neutral, I didn't hesitate for a moment. I instantly knew I absolutely wanted to be a part of it as soon as I saw the cover of the book. I know you should never "judge a book by it's cover," but I can't fight love at first sight when it comes to quilts. It's just not possible for me.

Initially, I had misread the title of the book and for a hot minute I thought it was titled, "Beyond Nature," and a few of the images inside kept me thinking that was the title until I took a second, longer look at the cover. And it's definitely titled Beyond Neutral.
Katmai quilt image courtesy of Martingale. Photographed by Brent Kane.
The quilts are so beautifully presented in a coordinating natural environment, it's hard not to love all of them. 
Cayucos quilt image courtesy of Martingale. Photographed by Brent Kane.
This book is full of stunning quilts that look incredibly dynamic, if not challenging, but John's instructions on how to use standard piecing methods, good design elements and out of the box fabric placement make all of these quilts far more approachable to the average quilter than you might think they are when you first look at them.
He even makes room to show you how the quilting can really set a design apart and be the star, not just the pattern design or the fabric choices.
Pinnacles quilt image courtesy of Martingale. Photographed by Brent Kane.
I am still totally head over heals for book cover quilt, Pacific Crest. It's my favorite quilt in the entire book, and there are some great winners in here.
 
Pacific Crest quilt image courtesy of Martingale. Photographed by Brent Kane.

And then I spotted the Triton Cove quilt and I found my favorite fabric combination that John put together.

Of course, out came my Tula Pink Neptune scraps.

I bugged John to find out what the greenish shot cotton was that he used in the Triton Cove quilt. It's Kaffe Fassett's Woven in Spruce. John is a master at mixing designers and fabric collections. I tend to stick with making my quilts from one fabric collection, but John really challenged my standard process here and it was a nice break from the norm for me.

I pressed my Neptune scraps to see what I had on hand to work with.

The sewing was quick. In no time I had a pile of HSTs (aka Half-Square Triangles) ready to go onto my design wall.

And up on my design wall they went.



This quilt design and fabric combination has the amazing ability to flow around the room when you look at it from different angles.


I was also super-flattered by John's shout out to me in the acknowledgements of his book. It's no small honor to find your name in print like that. It truly means the world to me, John.


And John really challenges you to reconsider quilt background fabrics other than whites, cremes and other neutrals. He demonstrates an incredible skill for fabric placement throughout the book. It's fun to simply page through it and daydream about your next quilt project.
Glimmerglass quilt image courtesy of Martingale. Photographed by Brent Kane.
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And you can win your own Beyond Neutral eBook!

The Rules


1. Leave ONE comment to enter. Make sure your contact info is in your profile or that you leave it in the comment.

2. In your comment tell us which Beyond Neutral quilt you're inspired to make from the book.

3. Comment entries must be left on this blog, www.jaybirdquilts.com, to be valid. Comments sent via E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media will not be counted.

4. Simple as that!!

You have till 9PM PST on Wednesday, September 24th to enter. 

Winner will be selected by 
Good luck!

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diane said...

Love Pacific Coast! Looks like a great book.

capparks0229 said...

Glinmmerglass. Great movement in the quilts

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I'm am loving Cayucos...beautiful quilts

texheks said...

Would love to make one with arrows!

megan boyd said...

I also love the pacific crest quilt on the cover. He will be teaching that quilt at my local quilt shop in the fall and I am thinking about signing up!

GO STARS! said...

I'm really loving the Cayucos quilt. I'm so glad someone has made quilts without the white background. Beautiful quilts.

Jo said...

I really like Pacific Crest

Lisa Marie said...

The Pinnacles quilt intrigues me and I would love to try it.

Katie Reed said...

I love Cayucos quilt! The colors are so beautiful. I would love to make this one.

Joan and Kevin said...

I love Glimmerglass!
Thanks!

Bec said...

I also love Pacific Crest - I love quilts that contain the same block in multiple sizes.

Sarina said...

They all are great, but I agree with you about the "flow" of Pacific Crest. It's a great quilt & design!

Andrea York said...

Cayucos really speaks to me! Such lovely use of color-but they are all gorgeous!

MIss Sherry said...

Pacific Crest..... seems the best!

Bennett and Graves said...

Pacific Crest is my favorite too. It's like an advanced version of John's Lap Of Luxe, which is a design I made as a gift for a friend.

Bailey said...

Pacific crest is my favorite. And you are right, he does a great job of using colors as his background and neutrals.

Jodi said...

I really like the Glimmerglass quilt and the cover quilt.

Brita said...

Glimmerglass is calling to me! I got some new fans at the Chattanooga WAS show that would look awesome! Hope I win the book!

Julia said...

I love, love, love Pacific Crest! That dark background just makes the quilt sing!

Carrie Siegfried said...

I agree with you. I love the quilt on the cover! I think that would be really fun to make!

Juleen Jaeger said...

I love this book! I would love to make two of the quilts included--Cayucos and Pinnacles.

Dawn said...

I love the quilt on the cover. It's vibrant!

carolann said...

The book looks fantastic! carolann427@aol.com

Diane said...

Canucks - hands down my favorite! Great giveaway!

Karen said...

I really like your version of the cover quilt. You surely embraced the "beyond neutral" with the background color. I love those shott cottons. I could probably use them in everything I make.

scottylover said...

I love the Cayucos quilt! Something about that turquoise background that just appeals to me!

Sandy A

Michelle C. said...

I'm with you: Pacific Crest is my favorite!

Sue said...

Pacific Crest is my fave, but I like the movement in Glimmerglass a lot. That's the mark of a good book, when you can't pick just one quilt to make!

Crickets Corner said...

I don't know the name of the quilt(s) but on the Martingale web site my favorites are # 2 and # 5. Love both of them.

Shauna said...

I love pacific crest, and would love to make it

Kathy Franklin said...

I love Cayucos quilt! Love the colors!

Marianne said...

Like you, I am taken with Pacific Crest. Thanks for explaining the book's title! Haha, I really didn't get!

Heather said...

Oh I really like Pinnacle. This book looks great!

Heather M.
hj711 at yahoo dot com

Debby said...

I love the Pinnacles quilt. Would be perfect for my husband who loves to climb mountains.

Delores said...

I like Pacific Crest. Would love to win a copy of the book, thanks for the chance!

Sylvia said...

Love the cover quilt--I wish I had Neptune scraps to make it from!

Quilt Junkie said...

I want to make every single one of those quilts! But if I have to pick just one to start with, it would have to be Cayucos. That aqua/turquoise background just makes me happy happy happy! (Thanks for the opportunity!)

Cinder Gal said...

I am intrigued by Cayucos. The straight blocks and then the dip down is wonderful.

SylGrant said...

Oh Glimmerglass is beautiful, I think it would be perfect with my colours on my bed.
P.S. I love your quilting style Julie. I happened upon you on YouTube and had to check out your site. I'm looking forward to new posts and what your quilting future will create.

Gwen Wehner said...

I like Cayucos - the colors and the quilting are captivating!

April's Creations NC said...

Pacific quest is awesome and so eye catching on the cover, but there are more to do rhan just that! Would love this book, thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous book!
Aprilscreationsnc@triad.rr.com

jinsnapp said...

Pacific Crest is my favorite, super job on yours too!

Mystica said...

Like the one on the cover. Thanks for sharing.

diane said...

I love, love the Pacific Crest quilt on the cover, although all the projects are beautiful!

prairiecharmquilts said...

I honestly can't choose!! I adore so many of them! Thanks for the chance to win!

Nancy M. said...

I would love to try Cayucos from this fantastic looking book. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

Jill Jackson said...

I would do Pacific Crest! Love it!

Julie V said...

Pacific Coast is lovely... and thanks for the opportunity!

Shawna said...

the Cayucos caught my eye

Amy said...

There are several that caught my eye in your post. I really like John's background choices. The first I would make would be Cayucos.

Gayle Fahrion said...

Pinnacles. I love the simplicity and the quilting is georgeous. G Fahrion at comcast dot net.

Margie said...

Cayucos is fun.

OhioLori said...

Really think my first favorite is the Pacific Crest! (Yours is Beautiful!)...and very interested in Glimmerglass too. :)

Krissiesmom said...

Love Cayucos

Lilpuddin said...

Pacific crest is beautiful!

Brendon said...

You always have awesome books and patterns! I must say I love the Katami quilt ( I sure do hope I spelt that right).

Brendon Jones
Jbjpjones@yahoo.com

Carol said...

I think I would try the Cayucos quilt. I do enjoy seeing these quilts with non-white backgrounds. Thanks!

Lynne Shandley said...

Ooh, I think Pinnacles, as it reminds me of a fab national park in Oz. Thanks for the chance to win!

Mikki Lawrence said...

Pacific Crest just knocks my socks off!

Tom Cranford said...

I think the Pacific Crest quilt is so pretty and would love to make one.
Love your blog and thanks for the opportunity to participate in the give away!
tomdcranford@yahoo.com

Kate said...

I'm like you. That quilt on the cover is amazing and pulled me in immediately. It's just wonderful. And I love your version!!

Melanie said...

I love the cover quilt too....it's my fave!

SeeAmySew- Amy Caldwell said...

I absolutely adore the Cayucos quilt!!!! Loving the way they colors "Pop" off of the beautiful blue background fabric. Would love to make this for my Blue-Eyed Husband ;)

Z Any Mouse said...

So many fantastic quilts to choose from! I really love the cover quilt and Cayucos. Great designs!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I really love Pinnacles and can see myself making that quilt! :) Thank you for the opportunity to win the book.

GranChris said...

I would make Pacific Crest. I like the way it looks.

annieB said...

Love Glimmerglass and the whole book Thanks for the chance

Crazy Old Quilter said...

I love the use of colored background fabrics.

Ellen Maclaren said...

Canyucos quilt or pinnacles quilt would be the choice to make as to which to make. Very interesting designs.

java diva said...

I'm dying to make pacific crest. It's my favorite.

Anne said...

Hey Julie: that's very cool that John gave you a shout out. Quilters play so nice together. Cayugos quilt speaks to me. Then again, it may be the gorgeous aqua background that attracts me!

klstitches said...

The Cayucos quilt enspires me, that is the name of a beach town near my home! The book looks amazing! schorer.k@gmail.com

Debbie said...

Cayucos quilt is my favorite. Thanks!

Suze said...

Julie, I agree that's difficult not to love all the quilts. I had trouble settling on a favorite quilt. After much consternation, I finally came to the conclusion that at this moment, Cayucos quilt is my favorite. Of course, if you asked me at another time, I might have a different answer. Thank you for participating in this book hop and sharing your marvelous quilt. Thanks for sharing the giveaway, too.

magistra said...

Looks like a great book. I would really enjoy trying to do the Pacific Crest Quilt in a different color way to see how it would look. And I couldn't agree more about expanding our background color schemes into more than white, beige, and gray!

Thanks!
Beth

Mae Long said...

I love the glimmer glass quilt. Have put it on my 'to do' list! Thank you for the giveaway.

magistra said...

May I ask, does my comment give you my email address? This is the only way I have figured out to comment to a blog. I've tried looking it up to see if it gives you my email, but I don't know for sure. Your comment about being able to reach us worries me. I really hope you'll help me out and forgive my ignorance. Are you able to respond to me through email?

Oh dear, I just realized by asking this, i am invalidating my entry into the drawing which is a shame because this book looks great, but honestly I need some inkling here if I am doing this right.

Your help will be so appreciated!
Beth

Lucy said...

I love glimmerglass, real pops of colour.

amcar said...

Love Cayucos, beautiful book.

Susan L. said...

I love them all, but I think I would like to make Pacific Crest first.

Josie McRazie said...

I love John's book!! Cant wait to get my hands on a copy!! I love not using white for a background!! So much more interest!!

Anja said...

Pacific Crest

Kathy S. said...

I love the Glimmerglass quilt. I am always looking for ways to use a background different than white! LOVE that one! Thanks for the chance to win.

Meg Tison said...

Love Pacific Crest, and also the quilting on Pinnacles.

KatheG said...

What little I saw, Pacific Coast would be the first one I would make. It is hard to choose. Thanks,

Gene Black said...

I think Cayucos although I love Pacific Crest too.

jkrout said...

I saw your post on instagram and loved the pattern!!! then when i saw the book I am sure I will try all of them!!!

Sarah said...

I am intrigued by the triangles (and possible variations in direction) of the Cayucos quilt.

But I really like your Neptune scraps...may have to increase the stash.

Nancy L said...

Pacific Crest is my favorite!

terrieannie said...

I'd like to try sewing the Pinnacles quilt, but using Kaffe Fassett's lavendar shot cotton as the background. Love what I see of this book!!

Sheila Howard said...

Am not sure I can choose only 1 to make from this book--every quilt I have seen, I want to make!
I would start with Cayucos and make my way thru each & every pattern.
Thank you for the giveaway.

Wendy Bermingham said...

Love the Fabrics you put together for the cover quilt!

Gina S. said...

Triton Cove

Hilde Quilt said...

I really like the Fire Island quilt and the cover quilt.

JanK said...

I do believe it would have to be Pacific Crest - it reminds me of a flock of birds flying over me!

RCWfamily said...

That Pacific Coast must be made!!

momma said...

Glimmerglass, I love it in that color, and really like the form of those stripes.

Wendy said...

I really like Cape Lookout and Fox River

sherry said...

I really liked Cayucos, simple but really pops with the teal background.

ma40422 said...

Being a hiker and originally from the Pacific Northwest the name Pacific Crest caught my attention. And it's a great quilt for the left overs I've been collecting.

Quilting Tangent said...

The Pinnacles quilt is my favorite.
24Tangent@gmail.com

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

As much as it seems like I'm jumping on the bandwagon here, that cover quilt is awesome. Then again, once I have the actual book in my hands and fawn over it for a while, I could change my mind! :) Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Rebecca said...

Would love to make the Cayucos quilt!

sherry pasquariello said...

Although it's hard to choose, I'm really drawn to the Pinnacles quilt - love the bright colors against the gray background! That would be the one I'd make first ��

karenf said...

Okay if I have to name just one, I'll choose Pacific Crest. But your post and photos of the quilts in the book gave me some other ideas too: Cayucos looks intersting; ;ove the use of pink as a background color; and I've bee dying to use some of the shot cottons with prints but needed to see how it would look.

Anita said...

I would sew Pacific Coast first. Looks like a great book.

Adrienne said...

Pacific Crest is the quilt that speaks to me. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathy Pfaltzgraff said...

What a great collection of patterns! I, too, fell for the cover quilt, then you showed glimmercrest, the shapes really make the design sing. Send the book my way. Kathy in Colo

repzjratplainsdotnet

My heart is here said...

I love the Pasific Crest quilt :)
mmyheartishere@gmail.com

phylklos said...

"Glimmerglass" struck my eye---I even have some of the parts needed!
phylklos at
pkmakelace@gmail,com

Lennea Heymer said...

I'm torn between Katmai and Cayucos. Definitely looks like a book worth buying!

Amanda J said...

I love Cayucos - I love zig zags and arrow head motifs. Think Triton Cove, Pacific Crest and Pinnacles are fantastic too!
acrothers06(at)googlemail(dot)com

Anita said...

Triton Cove calls out to me!

Donna Baker said...

I'd love to make a Cayucos quilt! it's gorgeous

snosrap5 said...

I can't decide between the Katmai or Cayucos quilts. All of them are just beautiful.

Jackie Thompson said...

I really like the one on the cover!

Carol said...

I think my favourite is the Cayucos quilt. There is just something special going on with the clear colours and relatively simple design.

Havplenty said...

I like Glimmerglass and Pacific Crest quilts. I may make consider the Pacific Crest quilt for one of my nephews.

tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

joycita said...

I would make Cayucos for my niece's wedding present. She loves aqua, and I would use black and white prints.
Thanks for the opportunity to win a great book!
jfinch@kingwoodcable.net

Rhonda said...

Pacific Crest!...but really they all look terrific...I like your version too, and it's always nice to see more than one version of a pattern to get your mind going. I wold love this book!

Nancy said...

I like glimmer glass--is pink but doesn't scream pink
nridder@hurontel.on.ca

Zosha said...

I love Pacific Crest and Glimmerglass also!
Love the rulers I have purchased due to there versatility.

Judy J said...

Love this book! Katmai is my favourite. Can't wait to do this one!

Rachel said...

Pacific Crest, love the flow!!

Buncobuddy said...

I'm a beginner quilter, but I'd love to make the Cayucos quilt. It is just my style!

B. J. Woodlee said...

What a fantastic book. I sure need a nudge or maybe a kick in the pants to get beyond neutrals. My quilt of choice is Cayucos, it just yelled my name. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the book. b.j.day68@gmail.com

val said...

I would make Cayucos quilt -it is stunning-though they are all stunning-must get th is book too....not sure if my contact info is in my profile since I am bloggingly stupid, but on the off/wonderful chance that I am selected, my email is val@ptitle.com

Thank you!

Andee said...

I love the cover quilt too! If I get my hands on that book, I will be making it!

juliehallfeldhaus said...

I think Pinnacles would be fun to make. thanks for a chance at a great book.

Bonnie58 said...

i love pacific crest. Thanks so much for sharing. This looks like a great book

KathleenD said...

Beyond Neutral has several quilts I'd like to make. The Pacific Crest quilt on the cover of the book is high on that list... as is the Cayucos quilt!!!
I would be sooo happy to win a copy of this marvelous book! Thanks for the opportunity.

Mary Ann said...

I like Triton Cove.....I have some Cotton and Steel fabric that I think would look great for that pattern.

Ruth Cole said...

I love all of the quilts, but the Katmai caught my eye immediately. It is soothing and I see it being Asian inspired.

Ruth Cole
ruthcole22@gmail.com

Barb said...

Of the quilts I could see, really like Cayucos. Love the chevron-ish idea but not quite chevrons. Looks like a great book. Thanks for sharing and for the give away.

Linda V said...

I love Cayucos. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

SIMPLESEW said...

I try hard to keep quilts in a mod neutral but I always add to much color.. so maybe a few patterns that this book has will help out.

CarolAnn said...

I would love to try the Triton Cove quilt. I know exactly which fabrics I would use from my stash too.

Jan said...

Cayucos, as I spent many summers there and love that part of California. I'd use the watery blues and greens of sea glass, with a dash of "sandy" colors too!

Nancy said...

Love the Cayucos and the Triton!

Audrey said...

I have been eyeing this book for a while now and I am sure I must have it. My first quilt from it would be Cayucos. Thank you for the review and for offering a giveaway.

carolaj3 said...

I like Triton Cove. I agree that Tula Pink fabrics would be a good match for his quilts. Looking forward to winning his book.

Rochelle Marouski said...

Glimmerglass! wow love the colored background! Your quilting ideas really inspire!

Kathryn said...

I too love Pacific Crest. It looks like the quilt will just FLY off the wall!

Theresa Henderson said...

pacific crest with some lizzy house

Lisa said...

I like Cayucos quilt and I think I would use the new line coming out from Maureen Cracknell.

Diane Beavers said...

Julie, Your Pacific Crest quilt truly flows beautifully. I can tell you were so inspired to create and thanks for kicking John in the Pants when he needed it...the book is one I definitely need and will use over and over again. My fave is the Cayucos quilt

Jen Beatty said...

This does look like a great book! I want to make Glimmerglass, one for name and two what a great way to use a variety of fabrics.

Anne Hayward said...

I love cayucos the colours are gorgeous and your pacific crest is going to be stunning thanks for a chance to win this book it's definatly one I will have to add to my library one way or another

Karrie D said...

Pacific rim is my fav. It would be the first not the only for sure

mary mahoo said...

Gorgeous book! Triton Cove for me--I can already see the quilt.

Rosyquilter said...

I am with you... Triton Cove is what I would make first and love how you pressed all your scraps, that inspires me to get my scrap basket out, which is overflowing, and do the same! Press up some pieces and see what I have that will play nicely together.

Nancy said...

Pacific Crest and Cayucos would be top on my list... Great Book. Thanks for the giveaway

Dawn Frisch said...

I love the Cayucos quilt with those lovely colors!! Looks like a great book! Thanks Julie for telling us about it.
Happy quilting,
Dawn
array-dawn at cox dot net

Beth said...

Glimmerglass looks wonderful, although I don't think I would do it in pink!

carolann said...

Great book! I would like to make Glimmerglass! carolann427@aol.com

lauraluvsloons said...

I like many but choose Cayucos for my pick.

Cindy Mizer said...

I've seen the book at the library and it is lovely!

Linda Satkowski said...

Love the Pinnacle quilt. I'll be looking for this book in my local shop.

MamaLovesFabric said...

Love Pacific Coast!

barbara woods said...

I would love to make "glimmer glass"thanks. Tjwbew@charter.net

Vicki H said...

I love the Cayucos quilt. Thanks.

KMSC said...

Glimmerglass. I would use some of my purple scraps for this one.
Thanks for the giveaway!
k(dot)castanette(at)Hotmail(dot)com

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Love to see all the eye candy quilts in John's book! Cayucos caught my eye but I'm also loving Katmai. So neat with the low volume fabrics in that quilt, so lovely!

Thank you and John for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Susan Melvin said...

I love all the quilts. The cover one is my favorite.

Sweckberg said...

I love the Pacific Crest and am intrigued by how you changed it using your Tula Pink scraps.

Joan H. said...

I am so drawn to Pacific Crest which is so beautiful.

lalaluu said...

I think I would like to try the Pinnacles quilt. It would challenge my fabric and quilting choices.

Vicky said...

Pacific Crest, since I live near PCT (Pacific Crest Trail). Also love the quilt design and that it's by a man.

Walter said...

Pacific Crest is too cool! pjrquilter@msn.com

Jeri Niksich said...

I'm totally with you on the Triton quilt I LOVE it! Looks like even me a mere beginner can try my hand at.
oldtisme@aol.com

Jean Mac said...

Love to make Cayucos, although all are a consideration.
jean.macdonald54@gmail.com

Paul Burega said...

I am inspired to make the cover quilt, Pacific Crest.

Barbara Beyun said...

I'm loving Pacific Crest!

bbeyun@gmail.com

Diane said...

I was drawn in by the cover quilt, Pacific Coast but I also like Pinnacles. Your version is looking good!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I just love Cayucos! Great looking book!

Jonathan Farris said...

Truly inspiring, makes me want to run to my machine and start sewing!

Aunt TC said...

I really like the simplicity of Cayucos and the aqua used as the background. I may try making some blocks from the Pinnacle quilt to add to a Halloween quilt being made as a wedding gift. Thanks for the opportunity to win the quilt.

Jen Barnard said...

I really like Cayucos.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Diana said...

The Glimmerglass quilt has such pretty colors - makes a person think of sunrise over the ocean, and bright balls floating on the water like Japanese fishing floats.

Nicolette Mathee said...

From what I have seen so far I am loving Pacific Crest ! Nicolettemathee@gmail.com

Cheryl said...

Definitely Glimmerglass...such pretty colors!

Fran said...

I would make the Pinnacles pattern first. Thanks for the chance to win!

Nancy M said...

Glimmerglsstook my breath away although it was hard to choose. Well done

Kathy said...

I like Cayucos, but it may be because of the colors used in the sample quilt. And I also like the movement of Glimmerglass. So it would be a toss-up between those two.

Teresa said...

I like the Triton quilt. It looks like it would be fun to make as well.
jtcraig@shaw.ca

Sarah Colebrook said...

I can't decide which I like the best, they are all amazing.. But Triton quilt for it's beautiful colour combo...
secolebrook@mac.com

Helen said...

I love Pacific Crest. Love the rest of the quilts in our blog.

Helen

biogrrl said...

I too love Pacific Crest, but there are lots of great options!

Dyann Cox said...

Pacific Crest caught my eye, I can see one in my future:) prismsaz@cox.net

Rina said...

Wow...so many awesome quilts in there!! I love Pacific Crest too - and that Shot Cotton goes perfectly with that Neptune! Thanks for the chance. skystitching34 at gmail dot com

Mom C said...

I was taken when I saw this book at Schoolhouse. I've always loved colored backgrounds and not realized what I was missing in quilts when we've gone to so much white and neutral. Love the designs and everything. Thanks.

Karen said...

I love how John looks at the world around him for inspiration! I immediately fell in love with Pacific Crest when I saw the book in a quilt shop, but when I opened it--I fell in love with almost every quilt. And I could imagine making one of the quilts in the colors of the Maine coast where I live!

Susan said...

I like both Pacific Quest and Glimmer Glass for starters.

Yolanda said...

Ooooo! I LOVE the Katmai quilt!

Jacklynn said...

I do love the Katmai quilt, and would challenge myself to stray from my go-to white background, to a pale grey or yellow. Thanks for the give away! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

Crissa said...

I would love to make that Cayucos quilt! The colours are amazing!

Perry said...

I like the Pacific Crest best I think. They are all worthy of a second look, but I like the synergy in this one best of all. Would love to win this book. Thank you for the opportunity.

Lyndalee said...

I love the Cayucos. Quilt. I in fact liked all the quilts pictured in your blog.

Patty said...

I would like to make Triton, and I have just the perfect selection of fabrics for it.

Mama Said Sew said...

I would love to make the Cape Lookout quilt. I really like the color gradation.

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